Before any casino can be built, the right location must be selected. When the right location is found, the laws have to be checked just to make sure that it is allowed for a casino to be built in that certain spot. Every casino must be registered with its city and state. The money that the casinos get, are usually invested in new equipment for gaming (video poker machines, slot machines, poker tables, roulette tables, craps tables, blackjack tables, baccarat tables, cards and card shoes, and chips). Advertisement is very important for casinos, and most of their top games became very popular after they were seen on TV shows, commercials…etc. With advertisement, casinos also get a lot more customers from all over the world (tourists), who are usually new to casino games.
Before listing all of the popular games, and their odds first you must understand that the casinos are very prone to affect our society, because of their location. The size of the casino can determine how big of a crowd it will attract from outside of the area. That can also depend on the variety of jobs that the casino generates within that one area. The incomes of the casinos that support purchases and jobs are generated by the casino’s visitors. These jobs and purchases are generating funds, and those funds are spread all over the community. Casinos can also affect the economy. Because of them, there could be a lot of business losses. However, let’s not forget that because of the casinos a lot of other people have steady jobs.
Casinos’ popularity is rapidly growing because of the variety of their games, which suggest that players love to gamble occasionally. Unfortunately, for them, they do not always win. However for most of the people, the fun is in playing casino games, and not necessarily at winning. Players who just started playing casino games (online or in casinos) or want to start playing them are usually presented with a lot of flashy looking games. Deciding on the game that you want to try out and play can be somewhat confusing, especially if you do not have that much experience in casino gambling. Usually, the beginners, who did not have any help, choose their first game on a number of factors, which are usually subjective. But, fear not, because this article will help you understand the best and worst game odds of the most popular casino games.
Moving on to the popularity of casino’s games, let us start with the most popular casino game (in any casino, or anywhere on the internet), called slots. Slots are machines and they can play a lot of different games. If you have ever visited a land-based casino, you have probably noticed a row after a row of these slot machines, and they probably attracted your attention. Slot machines are sometimes called “one armed bandits”, and they represent the biggest draw of gambling sites online and land-based casinos. One of the main reasons slot machines became so popular, is probably because they are so easy to understand and play. On top of that, these slot machines always offer a huge potential of a big payments, for just a few coins that the player puts in (per one spin).
Generally, the player will insert a coin or coins into the machine, and then they will either push a button or pull the lever of the machine. When the wheel stops spinning, the players reward is based on the pictures (patterns) he gets. Online slots, at a lot of gambling sites are able to be played for as little as 1 cent per 1 spin, while other progressive games can ask and take a lot of money from players. One of the elements that contribute to the customer’s obsession with slot machines is the thrill to play. Every slot machine has limitless themes, and they use flashy calls and bright lights to draw attention of other players. Moreover, there is a reason why each symbol is being displayed as one at the time, after every spin. Players love the anticipation of guessing and hoping that the next symbol that is shown will win them a big prize, and this creates the so called ‘adrenaline rush’.
The second most popular casino game and the most popular of the table games at online casinos (random gambling sites) and land-based casinos has always been blackjack. This is a very easy-to-learn card game and it has a big media draw, with both the TV and the films that highlight the blackjack tables. Blackjack’s popularity rose very quickly after the introduction of card counting. Card counting is very unique in blackjack, and this game is the only casino game where the house edge can actually be neutralized. If played correctly, card counting is able to give an advantage of 0-2% to the player. Most land-based casinos have made a larger number of decks that can be used, and they made the card counting significantly more difficult.
An important thing to mention in blackjack card game is that it has one of the best table casino odds. (House Edge: 0.8%). However, minimizing the house edge in this game requires a strict and faithful connection to the basic strategy. Making the right decision in blackjack (to “hit” and “stand”), always depends on both your dealer’s face card and on the cards in your hand. You should always “stand” with seventeen or higher, and “hit” with eleven or lower. The chances for the player to go over 21 with a 12 – 16 are listed here:
Bust on 16; 61%
Bust on 15; 59%
Bust on 14; 56%
Bust on 13; 52%
Bust on 12; 48%
The next card game that is also one of the popular table games (both online and in casinos), is poker. It is a five card hand game, and hands rank from the lowest to the highest, which goes as followed: a high card, a pair, 2 pair, 3 of a kind, straight, flush, a full house, 4 of a kind, a straight flush and a royal flush. The player that has the best hand will win. Similar to blackjack, poker has been glorified in a lot of movies and TV shows. From all of the poker games, Texas Hold ‘Em always comes out on top of the list, and it has millions of winnings available. Unlike most of the popular casino games, players have to rely on their skill. Even if you can learn poker very easily, it will take
Unlike most of the popular casino games, players have to rely on their skill. Even if you can learn poker very easily, it will take time to master the game completely. Because of this, newcomers are usually intimidated by the game, where on the other hand the professional gamblers love to play the games where there is little to no chance of luck. Poker is also played a lot on the internet, and its popularity just keeps rising. The sites that have poker games always provide an easy game access from anywhere, which attracts a lot of customers.
The famous icon of all of the casinos games is of course the roulette wheel. There is something quite sophisticated about playing the roulette wheel, and that has attracted a lot of people from all over the world. Gamblers love when they can bet a small amount of money for a bigger outcome, reaching as much as 35 : 1. In this game, you place your chips on the table and then you wager them. The roulette table has numbers from 0 to 36 and 00. The roulette game has additional betting options: red-black, even-odd, low/middle/high twelve, low 18 – high 18, and the first, second and third column. After the bets were made, the dealer will spin the wheel, and then they roll the ball counter-clockwise. When the ball lands on a slot (that has a number), all the bets with that number will win.
On the other hand, the roulette game has one of the worst casino odds (House Edge is 5.26% – American and House Edge is 2.7% – European). This game is based solely on chances and luck, and has nothing to do with strategies (other than placing the proper bets). Roulette is a well-known game and is able to win you up to 35 times your primary bet. There are 2 versions of this game: There is an American version and a European version. They are exactly the same, except the fact that American roulette has a green slot that is labeled 00. This is the only reason why American roulette has a larger house edge than the European version.
The roulette wheel can be divided into 37 or 38 slots, depending on which version do you wish to play. It is good to know that the best bets you can place in Roulette are the “even money” bets (those that have a payout ratio of 1:1). These bets include: Even, Odd, Red, High or Low, and Black bets. Even if you cannot win that much with this bet, your odds of not losing so much money is a lot higher.
Another popular casino game is called craps. People are addicted to craps because the game is really fun to play. If you have ever been to a land-based casino, and you have seen a huge crowd around a table that was screaming and cheering, that game was probably craps. Here only one player will roll the dice, and the rest of the players can bet on the roll. This way of playing makes for a good group game, that is very fun, and that a lot of casino games do not have. It is important to mention, that the game craps has one of the best odds from all casino games. This means, you only require a bit of luck, and you can walk away with a bigger payout than your initial bet. The sense of companionship, low house edge and the atmosphere is what makes this game so popular and fun to play.
Craps also offers over a hundred different bet options and can offer the best casino odds, if you place the proper bets. Skilled casino players are very well aware of the variety of bets and their odds. The best odds of bets that can be placed in craps are ranked as followed:
Pass Line – double the odds; 0.6% (house edge)
Pass Line – single odds; 0.8% (house edge)
Pass Line; 1.4%(house edge)
Come Bet; 1.4% (house edge)
Place 6 or 8; 1.52% (house edge)
Another game with the good game odds is called baccarat. In this game, the House Edge for the banker is 1.17%, and for the player it is 1.36%. In baccarat the player can either bet on the “Banker”, “Player” or he can bet on a “Tie”. With “Tie” bet there is a 14.4% of casino advantages, so it is a good advice to not bet on a “Tie”. The best bet that can give you the 3rd best odds of winning (in any casino game), is the “Player” bet. What is interesting here, is that the Banker has the best hand, up to 50.68% chance of winning, but 5% of that gets taken by the casino, which makes this a less favorable option for betting.
While there are some games that are more fun than some other casino games, the large house advantages can make them a poor choice for players that are hoping to win some money. These games are only meant for either the people who are just looking for a fun and exciting gambling experience or the professional players, but other than that they are best to be avoided. However, these games do have a slim chance of players winning a large sum of money. This is so rare that the players will probably lose more before they actually win. The games that should be avoided by the newcomers, because of their bad odds, is the game called Keno, and the already explained Roulette game.
Without a doubt, keno provides the worst odds of any of the casino games (House Edge: 25%). To compensate for the ability that is required to actually house the keno game, there is a big house advantage. Players are needed to choose a minimum of 9 numbers from a table of 80 numbers. The chance that the player will actually match all of the nine numbers is close to 1 in 1.3 million. These odds will get worse as you choose more and more numbers.
There are some differences when you choose to play keno at land-based casinos and at an online casino. In an online casino, you will have to choose a minimum of 10 numbers, while in land casinos you have to choose a minimum of 9 numbers. While in an online casino, you can buy tickets for only one credit; in land-based casinos, they will charge two tickets.
In addition, another thing is that land casinos can reach up to 250 000 credits, while online keno jackpots are usually lower. So you may ask yourself, which keno version is better? Live or Online? And the answer is quite simple: neither. The potential that this lottery styled game has, of winning a huge payout, will draw a lot of people, but keep in mind that your money is better spent at some other casino games. There is no strategy that can increase your odds, so unless you actually truly enjoy playing this game, just try to avoid it.
The “House Edge” is a built in advantage for the operators, and it makes a difference between the “true odds” and the odds that the casinos will pay you when you win. This is also known as the casino odds. The chances of rolling a certain chosen numbers are known as the true odds. Basically, if there are more combinations available, there are higher odds. For example: a player is more likely to roll a 7, than he is to roll a 2 or a 12. Since the casinos will take a portion of the player’s winnings (because of the House Edge), the winner can rarely get the true odds.
House Edge can be larger or lower than what is said, but that all depends on the player and the game. There are different House Edges for different types of gambling games in casinos. The games that are played with a strategy, the House Edge can be reduced by learning the appropriate game strategies. In addition, the House Edge can grow, based on the game and the changing of rules.
Always remember that these popular casino games (with the good odds), are perfect if you are just starting to experience the world of gambling. However, even betting on these games is gambling, and there is always a chance that you will lose, but there is an even bigger chance that you will win. There is also a built-in advantage for the casinos. You should always gamble responsibly, and make sure you understand that any kind of gambling, with any kind of odds – is still just gambling.