While I usually play casino games that require skill and quite a bit of thinking, I completely understand why some gamblers want to find a game, or games, they can play without thinking about anything. Sometimes, I just want to forget about everything for a few minutes.
The games in this article are simple to play and don’t require much in the way of effort. The only problem with playing gambling games that don’t require much effort is that these games tend to take your money at a fast rate.
This is the main reason why I recommend playing for the lowest amount possible when you play these games.
1 – Baccarat Games
Baccarat is my favorite when I need to take a break from thinking. I don’t like to play games that have a high house edge and most low-effort options have a higher edge.
To be clear, you can get a lower house edge by playing blackjack and some video poker games. But to get a lower edge, you have to use the right strategies when you play blackjack and video poker, and you also have to find the right rules and/or pay tables. These things all require thinking.
The only other thing you need to do when you play baccarat other than bet on banker is make the smallest bets that you can. You’re going to lose playing baccarat, even when you play against a small edge, so you need to bet as little as you can to limit your losses.
2 – National Lottery Drawings
The lottery is one of the easiest things you can play if you want to gamble. You can play any type of lottery game that you want, but I like the big national lottery games. In the US, the big lotteries are the Powerball and the Mega Millions.
The reason why I prefer the big national draw lottery games is because the odds of winning the lottery are similar to most other lottery draw games and the prizes are bigger in the national draws.
When I say that the odds are similar, what I mean is that the odds of winning any lottery game are terrible. So, as long as the odds are going to be terrible no matter what I do, I might as well grab a chance at winning a huge jackpot.
The cost of a ticket for either of the big draws in the US is $2, so you can play without breaking the bank, and you don’t have to think about anything. Just ask for a ticket the next time you get gas or stop in a convenience store and wait to see if your numbers win at the next draw.
3 – Auto Pick Keno Games
Real money keno games are a lot like the lottery, but they’re offered in casinos and in some bars. The nice thing about most keno games is that you can let the computer or software that runs the game auto pick your numbers for you so that you don’t have to think about anything.
The keno games I play the most cost $1 to play and draw every 10 or 15 minutes. This is a cheap way to gamble at only $4 to $6 every hour.
I’ve never gotten lucky and won $10,000 playing keno yet, but I have won enough to pay for my meal many times playing while I was eating in a bar.
If you want to pick your numbers instead of letting the machine pick them, you can. Many keno players use birthdays, anniversaries, and/or lucky numbers when they play. The truth is that it doesn’t matter what numbers you use because the draws are all 100% random.
4 – Roulette Tables
Roulette tables all offer easy betting options that don’t require much in the way of thinking. When you look at a roulette table, it looks like there are many different choices, and the truth is that there are many choices for wagers.
But what you need to know is that all of the bets offer the same edge and return, so it doesn’t matter what you bet on. To be 100% accurate, there’s a single bet option on a double 00 wheel that has a different return and edge than the other bets. This is the basket bet on the 0, double 0, and 1 to 3. Never make this bet.
I like to bet on the even money spots like red or even, but you can bet on anything you want. The only difference in your results over the long run is what type of roulette table you’re playing at.
The best roulette table is a French table, and the worst table is an American table. This doesn’t mean tables located in these countries. It means the rules that the table uses.
Learn the difference between the roulette variations with the tables and rules, and then try to play on French rules tables when they’re available.
5 – Craps Games
Craps is another game that doesn’t look simple at first. In fact, a craps table might be the last place you want to be if you’re trying to relax and forget about the rest of the world. But there are two simple bets you can make at the craps table that have a fairly low edge that don’t require thinking.
The two bets that I’m talking about are either the pass or don’t pass bet followed by the odds. It doesn’t matter if you bet pass or don’t pass, so you can bet either one. I like don’t pass because it has a slightly lower edge, but they’re close so you can bet the pass if you prefer.
This isn’t going to make you a winning craps player, but it does let you play with the highest return you can get at the craps table.
The craps table tends to be loud, so if you want to relax, you might want to pick another game on this list. But if you don’t want to think but still want to be around other people, the craps table is perfect.
6 – Slots Games
Slots games are perfect for gamblers who don’t want to think about anything. All you have to do is feed these machines your money and press the button until you run out of money. If this sounds like a bad idea, it’s because it is. But this is exactly how most slots players gamble.
The main reason why playing slots is a bad idea is because they have a low return percentage in comparison to most casino game options. And because most slots game players aren’t thinking while they play, they tend to play at an extremely fast pace, which risks more money than at some other games.
Of course, if you can get the same excitement out of playing free slot machines, you can play as many as you want online.
Our Conclusion on These Gambling Methods
Baccarat is by far the best game to play if you don’t want to think while you gamble. Simply make the smallest bet you can on the banker hand. Then, sit back and wait for the results. You’re not going to win in the long run, but you’re not going to lose much either.
Lottery games are easy and inexpensive, but they also have the worst return on the list. Keno games aren’t much better than lottery games, but they do have a slightly higher return.
Roulette tables are good because all of the best have the same return numbers. Craps is a good option if you stick with only two bets, and slot machines don’t require any thinking at all.