While gambling can definitely be tough for introverts, extroverts usually find themselves in heaven when they walk into a casino.
Casinos are known by most people as rowdy places. They’re filled with lights and sounds, people moving about, getting excited and making incredible plays, all with the vibe of a crowd and the feeling like you’re a part of something bigger.
For extroverts, this is the kind of atmosphere that makes them feel alive. But not all areas of the casino are created equal. There are some games that would drive an extrovert nuts and others that are exactly suited to their personality. Let’s talk about the four best casino games for extroverts just like you.
1 – Poker
Not everyone is going to agree with me on this one, but I think poker absolutely tops the list of great games for extroverts, and the reason for this is simple. Poker gambling are where you go to find people sticking around the longest at a single table. And most of the time, they’re absolutely willing and able to chat and have great conversations.
Sure, you’re going to come across some people at the table who are tight-lipped and trying desperately not to give anything away, but you’re also going to come across people who are happy to talk to someone and not worried that friendly banter will ruin their playing.
Often, people will point to the relative slowness of the poker table, but I think there’s some meat to that argument. If you’re the kind of extrovert that loves fast, consistent action, then playing poker can feel a bit slow.
With other table games, the action can move so fast that you don’t have time to get more than a few words in before the next round. In faster games, people can be so focused on making the right bets that they get annoyed by someone who is talkative.
So, give poker a shot and see if it’s what you’re looking for. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.
2 – Blackjack
Blackjack is usually a much faster paced game than poker, but here’s what appeals to me most about blackjack—it’s simple and it’s well-known.
Why does this matter to an extrovert? Because the more complex a game gets and the more serious the players get, the less likely they are to be interested in chatting with you (unless they’re winning).
Of course, you’ll find that attitude anywhere, and there are some very serious blackjack players out there just like there are serious players in any game. But, with that being said, the popularity of blackjack means you’ll find people of all kinds at the table. Sure, you’ll find pros, but you’ll also see people who don’t know too much about gambling and are really just there to have a good time.
Gambling is supposed to be entertaining, like going to a concert. You’re paying for the experience, and the best part is the new and interesting people you meet.
Blackjack’s popularity has a tendency to draw players who are brand new to gambling and have little idea what it’s all about, like those who might only know about gambling from watching movies.
Blackjack is going to draw them in because it will be one of the few games they know. Newbies or less serious players tend to avoid poker because playing poker in person at a casino is a commitment. When gambling real money in blackjack, it feels much more like you can just approach, play a few hands, and walk away.
The benefit to being the extrovert here is that you’ll get to meet a lot of new and interesting people. If the table is filled with people who have no interest in talking, just play a few more hands, and you’ll probably find a new group of friends joining you.
3 – Craps
I’ll be the first to say that craps may not be the best game in the world for you if you can’t get on board with complicated rules. But, considering how iconic it is, the game is really hard to ignore.
To be honest, it’s not that hard to learn. Like anything, it takes a little practice. But craps is one of those games that gets some seriously interesting action going on.
If you’re one of those extroverts who just wants to be around the action and the big things happening in the casino, craps is the place to be. You can find action and drama happening anywhere in a casino at just about any time, but the craps table seems to be where the action congregates.
It’s a lot more like a team sport than any of the other games mentioned so far. Craps involves one player throwing the dice while everyone else bets on the outcome of the roll.
You’re not going to find that when you play poker. Both poker and blackjack are about you and your cards. You could say that blackjack is between you and the dealer, but the dealer is going to be super professional and isn’t going to engage with you the same way as other players.
Obviously, you and I both know there’s almost nothing you can do to influence the dice roll and the outcomes, but that’s not how it feels like when you’re playing. When you’re at the craps table, it feels like you’re all working together toward a common goal.
When someone makes a lot of money because of your roll, you get excited. When that happens a few times in a row, the whole table explodes with energy.
Truly, there’s nothing quite like the energy that you feel at a craps table that’s on a roll. If you’ve never experienced it, you absolutely have to give it a try.
4 – Roulette
I know that real money roulette can feel like it’s more of an introvert’s game, and it certainly can be. But I want to mention it briefly because I think roulette, given how well known it is and how easy to play it is, can be similar to blackjack in a lot of respects.
You’ll often find new players at the roulette wheel, and though the spins are done by the dealer, you can still find that players will get excited as a group as the wheel spins, even if they personally lose.
I think that this game falls in the middle for this reason and can be a great game for extroverts and introverts alike.
Casinos are great places for extroverts who want to find a place filled with energy and want to meet new and interesting people.
After reading through this list, every extrovert should be able to pick out a casino game to play. Just try it out and you’ll see just what gambling is all about!