How to Choose the Best Game

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House Edge

      As we continue through this article we are going to be talking about percentages and house edge. The house edge is the amount of money the casino is expected to make from the player’s wager. This number is typically expressed as a percentage. On a double zero roulette game, the house edge is 5.26%, so if the player bets $100 per spin then the casino is expected to gain a $5.26 profit. If the dealer has 60 spins per hour then we can see how the money would start to rack up. The best thing for the player is if they chose a game that has a house edge closest to 0% as possible.

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Roulette

      When picking a roulette table to play on, look for how many zeros the table offers. If the table has 3 zeros then this is the worst option for players since it has a high house edge of 7.69%. The most common type of roulette table found in America has two zeros and offers players a 5.26% house edge, which is lower than three zeros but is still too high. The best roulette table for players is the one with a single zero at a house edge of 2.7%. The player can obtain a lower house edge of 1.35% by playing on a single zero game that offers only the La Partage Principle. This principle states that if zero hits, then half of all even money bets will be given back to the players. Try not to play at a table that also has the En Prison rule since this increases the house edge in favor of the house.

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Craps

      The odds on craps are one of the best bets in the casino with a 0% house edge. That is why the casino limits how much a player can spend on that wager. It’s normal to see 3x4x5x odds, which means if the point is a 4 or 10 then the player can take odds that are 3 times their flat bet on the pass line. If the point is a 5 or 9 then the player can take 4 times odds and if the point is a 6 or 8 then the player can take 5 times odds. The more odds the players can take the better. Some casinos offer 10x odds, 20x odds and even 100x odds. You can find which casinos offer what odds with this 2020 Las Vegas survey.

      If the player likes betting on the field, then check to see what the payout is for a 12. If a 12 pays double, or 2:1, then the house edge is 5.56%. If it pays triple, or 3 to 1, then the house edge is 2.78%. That’s why it’s better for the player to choose a table that pays triple on the 12.

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Conclusion

Choosing the best game in the casino isn’t just about figuring out math. There’s so much more to it. Gambling is a form of entertainment so it’s important to choose a dealer that you click with. A friendly dealer you can easily swap stories with will make the hours fly by as you enjoy playing at their table. A bad dealer will make the hours crawl by as you suffer through their torture. Finding the right combination of a fun game with a low house edge and a friendly dealer will make all the difference in the world and gambling will become extremely enjoyable.