The 3 Casino Games With the Best Odds

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Whether you go to the casino for fun or to make some serious dough, you’ll want to consider playing the games that offer you the best chance at winning. Most people know slot machines offer the worst odds, but here are the three games with the best odds.

3. Baccarat

This little-known game offers excellent odds to players. The reason this card game has remained somewhat obscure is that historically, casinos only offered access to baccarat to the highest rollers. However, smaller versions of the game have migrated beyond the roped-off areas of casinos, allowing players to place a bet as low as $5 or $10 to play.

Baccarat is essentially a guessing game of who will win. In this game, winning means having a two or three-card hand that gets closest to nine, based on card values within the game. The dealer or house wins slightly more than half the time, making the odds as low as 1.17 percent.

2. Craps

The idea behind this game is simple, just bet on the outcome of a roll or multiple rolls of a pair of dice. However, the execution of this game is complex, which is one reason it attracts a lot of fans. Normal bets have odds ranging from 1.4 to 16.7 percent. To increase your odds of winning at this game, make an odds bet after the roller has established a point by throwing dice that add up to 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10. By placing a bet on single, double, or ten times the odds of the point coming up again before there’s a seven, you reduce the advantage of the house almost to zero.

1. Blackjack

Blackjack is a game where players aim for 21 points. It’s a wildly popular table game that’s even been featured in major motion pictures. Strategists try to use various techniques to improve their odds. Even without counting, this game ranks high among games with the best odds.

Players who use no strategy and merely aim to get as close as possible to 21 can expect the house to win about 10 to 20 percent of the time. Those who recognize that beating the dealer (as opposed to just trying for 21 without going over) is the object of the game, and use strategies to do so, can improve their odds of winning. There are also various approaches to counting cards that enhance your chances of walking away with winnings. Depending how adept you become at card counting, you can expect odds of zero to two percent.

Regardless of which game you choose, be sure you have a strong grasp of the basic rules. All three of these games have the potential to help you make bank, but it’s not as easy as opening up your wallet and putting money on the table. If you read up on these games before visiting a casino, odds are you’ll fair better than those who haven’t done their homework.

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