what is the diffrence between a spinning reel and a bait cast reel when it comes to fishing equipment?

Im going to take up fishing and a relative new to the sport. I have fished as a child but going to take it up again going 2 or 3 times a week. I live near 3 rivers( pgh, pa) and numerous lakes in the region. Wondering which is better for some one new. thanx for the info

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