From Casino Gambling For Dummies, 2nd Edition By Kevin Blackwood, Max Rubin Casino gambling can be fun, exciting, and a little nerve-wracking.
Knowing which casino games have good odds in your favor (gamble on these!
) and which ones to avoid will help you to keep your cool — and as much of your money as possible.
By making your money last, you extend your playtime; so manage your money wisely. That is, if you made a hundred $1 bets at these recommended casino games, your average loss would only be about a buck.
These odds aren’t good enough to retire on, but they stretch your bankroll as far as possible, even if you’re on a limited budget.
Neither life nor gambling offers any guarantees, and your actual daily results may be far different than your theoretical loss, so plan accordingly.
The 9/6 version of Jacks or Better is considered full pay because you get a payout of 9 for 1 for a full house and 6 for 1 for a flush.
The 9/6 version is the only one whose payout rate makes it worthwhile to play.
Tips for playing this game well include: Rolling two dice is the essence of craps and what number those dice add up to determine whether bettors on the Pass line win or bettors on the Don’t Pass line do.
A new player’s first roll is her come-out roll, and other players wager on what the shooter will roll.
The smartest strategy is to stick to the following bets in craps: You may be intimidated by baccarat with its glitz, glamour, and European aura, but behind the stiff exterior lies a decent game for the average bettor because there are only three possible results of each hand and there’s no skill involved — it’s strictly the fall of the cards.
A couple tips for doing well: If you’re gambling in a casino, you know that the odds always favor the house.