A vacation at Vegas is nothing if you are not visiting the casinos, placing the bets and trying out your luck. Or, at least that is how most people feel. However, it is also a fact that many of these happy-go-lucky adventures have a very poor knowledge of things such as edges, house percentages and the best and the poorest odds.
So, what most do is they stick to slot machines and give the tables a miss. However, this is the biggest mistake you can commit if you are really eager to win some money. The truth of the matter is that the house percentages are far lower in most common table game situations as compared to slots. Yes, if you are not a seasoned poker player, you should not jump on a Texas Hold’Em table since chances are you will be easily outwitted by experienced players—for POKER IS TOUGH.
Casino Games with the Best Odds: Blackjack, Craps, Roulette
Yes, these are the games where you stand the best chances of winning. In Blackjack, for example, you play only against the dealer and the house has only a negligible 1% edge over the player. The rules of playing the game are fairly easy and there are scores of internet sites where you can do some preliminary research and even get a bit of a practice under your belt before you hit the table for real.
The same goes for Craps. All those shoes or boxes, we agree, may come appear a bit intimidating to a first-timer. But once you know the rules, playing the game is really easy. And, bets are almost 50-50, so little house edge again.
As for Roulette, as long as you are playing reds or blacks, the house enjoys an edge, but a very slim one, owing to the green 0 and 00 slots which are common to all American wheels. You can also place your bet on a single number and if you win, you will be paid out 36 to 1. However, we strongly advise against going for fancy roulette combinations. They may appear tempting in many cases, but in reality, the house enjoys a high edge on most of those combinations.
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