Looking for better odds? Read on…
If you’re at all familiar with casinos or gambling in general you’ve probably already heard the phrase “the house always wins” before, right? Certainly it’s true that leaving a casino with a ton of winnings will not only require some careful strategizing as well as a ton of luck, but there are also a few games which you should perhaps gravitate toward (which should increase your odds quite a bit).
First off, most mathematicians who have spent time analyzing the various types of games found in casinos agree that Blackjack offers better odds for players than anything else. The reason for this has to do with the fact that official house edge is just at or slightly above 1% (in most places). Moreover, we’re talking about a game where you’re pitted directly against the dealer instead of “old hat” card champions or autistic card counting wunderkind. Furthermore, it’s a game that has a fairly straightforward and easy to grasp set of rules – your card values need to be higher than your opponent and the closest to 21 without going over. Naturally, there’s still a great deal of luck involved in playing blackjack because it’s often very difficult to tell whether or not you should “hit” or take another card when you end up with something like a value of 18. However, with some practice, you might find that your skills will become sufficient enough that you can take to the casinos and do fairly well for yourself.
Roulette is another game which offers better odds than most. For instance, given that you can actually bet along color lines (red or black) there’s nearly a 50% chance that you’re going to win on any particular bet. Of course some types of roulette wheels also incorporate one or two more “green” positions/slots (usually marked O or OO), which can skew your odds. Ideally, you want to stick to one color though and strategically switch up after a landing a few hits. In other words, if you pick red 6 times in a row and win on 5 out of those 6 spins, well you might want to switch to black for a few spins due to the statistical probability that black will likely appear. Once again, roulette is very much a game where luck is a big factor, so keep that in mind and try to limit yourself from making too many wild bets where the odds are simply not in your favor.
Our final selection is none other than the jolly old game of Poker. Yes, if you try to take on seasoned pros you will likely “lose your shirt”, so you should always stick to tables which you clearly feel match your particular skill level. Poker is both a game of luck as well as cleverness. That is to say, if you really take the time to study it, you can develop your basic strategies to a fairly high degree. Naturally, one of the best lessons any prospective poker player needs to learn is when to fold. In other words, if you start off with a low hand (perhaps a 2 and a 5 of any suit) you might want to just bow out and wait for the next round instead of attempting to bluff other players and take a chance on getting the right cards.