Which Casino Games Use Skill Versus Luck?

Roulette, blackjack and more – find out whether you'll need solid tactics or a slice of luck…

Skill or Luck? Check Out Our Awesome Casino Games

Born to entertain, Bally Casino is packed with hundreds of incredible online casino games shipped directly from the heart of Vegas. Fan of roulette? We've got you. Keen on blackjack? You bet.

There's more where that came from too - along with our authentic casino tables, we've got online poker tournaments for you to enter, plus plenty more epic Vegas table games.

The best thing about our tables? They put different casino strategies to the test. Some games require skill, while others come down to good fortune. So, whether you're a seasoned casino player who loves nothing more than flexing your skills or you're just playing for the fun of it, we've got a game for you. 

Go on, check them out.

Games that'll test your casino strategies

Fancy yourself as a cool hand at playing casino games online? Don't dilly dally - step into our casino and pull up a seat at our incredible blackjack and poker tables!


Online blackjack is one of the most popular casino games in the world and with good reason - it's a test of your skill and strategy. You need to know whether to hit or stand, double or split, and the list goes on. Sure, you need to be dealt good cards by the dealer – even a skill-based casino game starts with an element of luck. But, even with a bad hand, a win is still on the table with the right tactics.

Let's kick off with the basics. The aim of blackjack is to build a hand worth as close to 21 as possible. Aces are worth one or 11, while Jacks, Queens and Kings are worth 10. If your cards have a value of more than 21, then sorry, folks - you're bust!

The key to a winning blackjack strategy is calculating the odds - when they're in your favour, and when they're not. You might choose to stand with a hand worth 13 if the dealer could bust, and sometimes it pays to hit a hand worth 16 if the dealer has a shot at blackjack. It’s all about reading the situation.

Don't sweat it if you're coming to play blackjack for the first time. Check out the bet behind option in our live dealer games, so you can brush up on some clues and tips before going it alone.


It doesn't get more American than poker. After all, it’s called Texas Hold'em for a reason! Out of our entire collection of online casino games, online poker is the game that'll take the most skill to play. You go head-to-head with opponents at your table in the battle for the prize - that's what makes it such an awesome test of brain power.

Here's what you need to know before playing poker in a casino online. The cards are ranked in ascending order from lowest (2) to highest (Ace). Each player receives two face-down cards from the dealer, and you can then use three of the five face-up community cards to build your hand. The hand with the highest value at the end of the round wins, unless all the other players fold.

What skills are required to become a slick poker hand? Like blackjack, the ability to read a situation is a huge asset. Working out the cards your opponents might hold is a big advantage, as it makes it more obvious whether to fold, call or raise.

And you'll need to be able to bluff. By tricking the other players into thinking your hand is better than what it is, you're never out of the game - even when the cards haven’t fallen favourably.

But don't think we're going to let our buds play without the chance to try out their poker skills in a low-stakes environment. We have free online poker at Bally Casino! Our Chip and Chair tournaments take place every day, and you can enter without even having to put a buck down. You can read all about the free poker on our blog.

For players who like to leave things to chance

Prefer an online casino gaming experience that isn't based solely on skill? You got it.

We've got plenty of online roulette and baccarat tables to play at, where you can place your wagers and experience All-American entertainment.


While y'all can play different styles of online roulette games - take American and European versions for example - the basics of the game don't change. To win, place a wager on the numbered pocket that the ball lands in at the end of the spin. You can take your pick from plenty of different betting options like red or black, odd or even, straight up numbers and more, but that's the extent of sway you'll hold in this casino game.

See, even though roulette is one of the most popular games to play in online casinos, it's a game of chance. When the dealer spins the ball around the wheel, you need a lucky bounce to end up in the pocket you bet on. Most roulette players have had a bad break of the ball hitting their number before landing next door - that's just part of excitement!

Of course, it does help to have a roulette strategy when stepping up to the table. We're talking about bet sizes, the types of wagers you place, plus the probability of an outcome based on past results. But there's no guaranteed path to success in this game. You just have to kick back and enjoy the fun of watching the ball bounce around the roulette wheel.


Folks, when you play baccarat in an online casino for real money, the result is always down to luck. In this game, the player and the banker are dealt two cards and whoever has a hand worth closest to nine wins. It's as simple as that!

New to Baccarat? You have three betting options - the player or the banker winning, or a tie where both hands have the same score. Cards 2-9 have face value, Jacks, Queens and Kings have no value, and Aces are worth one. A winning bet on the banker or player pays out at even money, while a tie is 8/1.

Much like roulette, even though you can decide what to bet on, baccarat is a game of chance. Plenty of luck is needed as the cards are pulled from the deck to back your bet, especially if you take a shot and go for the tie.

Random Number Generators in online casino games

When you're playing online casino games, you may be wondering how the games are wired up without the presence of real-time dealers. Here's the answer: random number generators.

Also known as RNGs for short, these microprocessors generate random numbers every millisecond. The numbers start at 0 and can range up to four billion - yeah, that many! - and they generate the game's outcome in the absence of a live dealer. Hit the 'Spin' or 'Deal' button to fire up the RNG, which instructs the roulette wheel to stop, draws the next card from the deck, and so on - all the jobs a live casino dealer would usually do.

Want to know more about these incredible microprocessors work? You got it. We've covered all the ins and outs of random number generators in online casinos - check it out.

Saddle up and make your way into our slick online casino! Roulette, blackjack and classic table games - we've got the game for you.