Casinos know better than anyone how changing the rules of a game will affect your probability of winning. Any change to the house edge, on the other hand, will alter the advantage you hold in casino games. Any theoretical advantage you hold in roulette or craps is usually more subtle and difficult to measure than that held by the house in a game of blackjack. The reason for this is that the probabilities of each event are inherently uncertain.
Mechanics of Online Casino Roulette
Roulette is a game of pure chance, and the house edge is usually designed to protect the house from large losses on a single bet. The house edge in any casino game is usually set a prior site of probability. For example, the house edge on a single number in roulette is 30%, but the house edge on a black number is a reasonable 17% (as the casinos are less likely to win on a black number, and the players are thus less likely to lose on a black number). The actual house edge in American roulette is thus a staggering 15.4%! However, the house edge on the actual odds bet is much higher, depending on what the player bets on and on a single number the odds bet pays out at 5 to 1.
So, the statement that casinos have no advantage is true in American roulette as well as in European roulette, but the French game has a two-edged sword for the player in which the house has a much smaller edge than the latter does.
The third example is given by the Helmuth family in Casino. You may remember the character from the ‘Dancing with the Stars’ who used to bet that the dice would bounce back from the wheel and he would win. This is the same family and the rules are the same, but the house edge is lower.
Blackjack is another popular table game that gives the house less of an edge. In this game, the players are playing against the dealer and not each other. They are playing with between one and sixteen ‘cards’ all of which are face up and not in croupier’s hands. This means that the player has a greater chance of winning, even if the cards are of the lower value, because the house edge is much lower. Theeria andhoggety are both popular low-hand games, in which the lowest hand gets the money.
To find out which games pay more or less than others, you can do a test by betting one unit on all the games listed. If you win, you can pocket the winnings or keep some of it, but you lose if the number hits. Should you lose, you keep the money you bet on the game and you may or may not win. The house edge on this bet is lower than five percent, but it is common in Las Vegas, Atlantic City and Monte Carlo to see a casino game with a house edge of 10 or even 20 percent.
The sucker bets are the ones you will usually notice in these low-hand games. First is the “tooth” bet in which you sucker the parlay bet by putting money on both the outcome of the current game and the previous game of your choice. If the tooth rolls around, you lose both the sucker bet and the tooth if you hit the red total, but you win if the tooth hits the black total. Next is the “suckers bet” in which you put a chip on either the touchdown or pass line of a game. If either hits, you win, but this bet has a much worse payoff than the other bets in the series so it is not advisable for a regular to use it.
As far as betting is concerned, there are certain bets that are considered the most among punters with the worst odds of hitting. These are the “last two bets” or the “Bola88 bets”. To qualify as a sucker bet, the following must be conditions:
- The previous game must be aoo odds or better.
- The upcoming game must be aoo oddsof the posted total.
This bet is even more pathetic when the number on the following come up is 7. You might as well bet individual numbers as well because the payout is aplace or more.