When it comes to playing the casinos, you should be aware of the fact that the house edge varies from game to game. This means that it is more likely for you to win when playing certain games than when you are playing others. And when it comes to the worst choices which you could make when choosing what games or bets to play, these are the top 5:
1. Live Keno
This game reminds of a lottery draw. Players receive a ticket where they fill in their choice for 20 numbers from 1 to 80. From a ‘bubble’ containing balls labeled from 1 to 80, 20 balls are then drawn. The house pays a certain amount to each player depending on the number of selections matching the draw, but not before taking 25% or more of the winnings, depending on the casino.
2. The American Roulette Table
The house has a 5.26% edge in American roulette tables, which is a pretty significant percentage. Instead, you should choose to play the European Roulette tables, where the house edge is much lower – only 2.7%.
3. Slot machines
Slot machines are very popular, and for a reason. Casinos make a lot of money on these machines, depending on the payoff percentage. Generally, the house edge varies between 20% and 1%, so it is probably a good idea to look into it online and find out information regarding payout percentages at various casinos near your home.
Generally, you should keep in mind that lower denomination machines will tend to have lower payoff percentages, while higher machines will tend to be looser. Fancier games, especially progressive jackpot games will tend to be tighter as well, which is why you should try to play older, flat-tops machines instead.
4. The Big Six Wheel
This old carnival game gives pretty bad odds to player. The house gets an edge anywhere between 10 and 25%, depending on the number which the player bets on.
5. Craps props bet
While craps is one of the most ‘giving’ casino games, with almost 50% win chance, some of the bets which players are allowed to make are not very profitable. It’s the case of the props bet as well, where the house edge can go as high as 17%.
It’s usually a better idea to head toward the blackjack, craps or poker tables instead of these games. They’re fun, and they give players much better odds.