Casino Games With The Best Odds

While all casino games generally require a certain amount of luck, every game has different odds and chances of winning. Some games have fixed odds, so your chances of winning stay the same no matter what you do. Other games, however, allow you to increase your chance of winning (and maximize your profits) depending on your playstyle and strategy. In this article, we’ll go over the casino games with the best odds and give a brief overview of every game along with valuable tips for beginners looking to maximize their winnings.

Blackjack

Blackjack offers some of the best odds of any game in the casino — odds that you can further increase depending on your strategy.

Male croupier holding card at Blackjack table, close-up

Odds of winning: 42.43% – 49.5%

In Blackjack, most players will win slightly less than half of the time. Skilled players can increase these odds, even getting them as high as 49.5% with a suitable playstyle.

Tips for beginners: forget fancy concepts such as “card counting” or any other advanced techniques (despite its popularity in the movies, card counting is a scarce and difficult ability that requires you to make complex math calculations on-the-fly). Instead, focus on learning the rules and basic terminology. Then stick to the tried-and-true basics, such as:

  • Don’t make insurance bets.
  • Always split Aces and 8s.
  • Never split 4s, 5s, or 10s.
  • If you have a hard 17 or more, stand. If you have a hard 11 or less, hit.
  • If you have a soft 19 or more, stand. If you have a soft 17 or lower, hit.

These are just general rules, of course, and there are exceptions. But the above are a few widely-accepted best practices to get an edge in Blackjack.

Craps

Craps is a table game where players bet on the outcome of a dice roll. One person (called the “shooter”) rolls the dice, while the other players make a wager on the outcome.

Odds of winning: almost 50%

There are many different types of bets you can make in Craps, each with its unique odds. However, the standard and most common bets in Craps are the “pass” or “don’t pass” bet, where you place a bet on whether you think the shooter (the person throwing the dice) will win or lose the roll. These bets have a near 50% chance of winning, with a house edge of only 1.4%

Tips for beginners:

  • Don’t be afraid to ask the dealer any questions you may have — they are there to help you.
  • Make sure to put your cash directly on the table instead of handing it to the dealer.
  • Most Craps tables have a minimum amount you must bring to the table to play (such as $10, $25, etc.) Make sure you get enough cash to cover the table minimum!

Roulette

Roulette is one of the most popular casino games, and for a good reason: it’s fun, easy to play, and has better odds than most other games.

As with Craps, there are various bets you can make in Roulette, each with different odds. But the least-risky stakes have almost 50% odds of winning (the green “zero” reduces these odds a bit, giving a slight house edge of 5.26%).

Odds of winning: Almost 50%

Tips for beginners:

  • There are two types of bets in Roulette – “outside” bets (e.g., Red/Black, Odd/Even, Low/High) and “inside” bets (e.g., betting on one specific number).
  • The “outside” bets are lower risk (but also lower reward), while the “inside” chances are higher risk (but offer a higher payout if you win).
  • Stick to “outside” bets if you want the most consistent chances of winning, and only give “inside” bets a shot if you’re feeling lucky and willing to take a more significant risk.

Poker

Poker is a timeless classic reminiscent of the Old West, when cowboys, gunslingers, and bandits alike gathered around the Poker table to face-off and test their wits. Poker is a game of both luck and skill, although professional Poker players will tell you that skill plays a much more significant role in the long run since success in Poker ultimately comes down to out-witting your opponents. As such, players who are good at reading their opponents’ body language (while putting on a “Poker face” of their own) might find Poker a fascinating, strategic, and profitable game.

Types of Poker

There are several different Poker variations, each with its own rules and playstyle. At its core, Poker’s goal is to either beat your opponents by having the most substantial hand or to make them fold by bluffing.

The following are a few of the most popular types of Poker:

hand raises for two winning cards on a green poker table

Texas Hold’Em

Texas Hold’Em is the most common type of Poker played in most casinos and online today. A favorite among high-stakes Poker pros and famous in movies, Texas Hold’Em is the “gold standard” of modern Poker. In Texas Hold’Em, each player receives two cards (called “hole” cards) to keep secret from the other players. After a round of betting, the dealer deals with several “community” cards in the table’s center. Players determine their hand’s strength by combining the two “hole” cards in their hand with three of the “community” cards on the table. The player with the most substantial five-card hand wins.

Stud Poker

In Stud Poker, instead of having shared “community” cards like in Texas Hold’Em, each player is given a series of face-down and face-up cards. Players must determine how strong their opponents’ hands are by looking at their face-up cards and deducing what their face-down cards might be based on the “tells” they give.

Three Card Poker

In Three Card Poker, you only play against the dealer rather than against other players. As the name suggests, three cards are dealt with the player and the dealer. The player then decides if they want to fold or continue playing by placing a bet. The advantage of Three Card Poker is that it’s faster than most other types of Poker. The downside is that if you enjoy reading your opponents, deducing their hands, and bluffing, Three Card Poker isn’t as “strategic”  as Poker’s other types.

Odds of winning: it varies greatly

Since the variation of hands in Poker is massive, and since psychology and skill play such a significant role, it’s impossible to assign general odds to Poker. But if you’re looking for a game that depends less on luck and more on your own skill and craftiness, then you’ll love Poker.

Tips for beginners:

  • Play “tight” but also aggressive –  This means that you fold weak hands (i.e., most hands) but go on the offense when you have a good hand.
  • Learn with small stakes – Only play the tables with the lowest stakes possible while you learn, so you don’t risk as much if you make a mistake. As you gain skill and experience, you can join the higher-stake tables.
  • Don’t play while “tilted” – After a bad beat, it’s easy to get upset and want to “win back” your lost chips. This causes you to make emotional decisions rather than logical ones and go into a downward spiral. If you find yourself getting upset and “tilted” (as Poker pros call it), leave the table and take a break until you can play with a cool head again.

Baccarat

Baccarat is the casino game also called Punto Banco in some countries. Punto-banco is strictly a game of chance, with no skill or strategy involved.Baccarat is one of the simplest and most beginner-friendly table games in the casino. In Baccarat, people place bets on who they think will win the hand. Will the player win, will the banker win, or will it be a tie? After you’ve placed your bet, you’re done. The dealer will take care of the rest — dealing out the appropriate cards from a shuffled deck and determining who won the round. The house edge in Baccarat is a respectable 1.06% — one of the lowest of any casino game (except perhaps Blackjack if played by a skilled player).

Odds of winning: ~45%

When placing your wager, you must decide whether you want to bet on the player, the banker, or a tie. The player has a 44.64% chance of winning, while the banker has a slightly higher 45.86% chance. To help even the odds, casinos charge a 5% commission on all banker bets but not on player bets. If you’re feeling lucky and want to play for higher stakes, you can bet on a tie. A tie only has a 9.52% chance of winning but a much higher payout.

Tips for beginners:

Betting on a tie generally isn’t advisable unless you’re feeling lucky and want to take chances. Since ties in Baccarat are very uncommon, there’s a good chance you’ll lose your bet, and it’s overall a lot riskier than the other two options. If you can’t decide between the banker and the player, the banker is a safe bet. Although casinos generally charge a 5% commission for banker bets, it’s still usually advisable to bet on the banker, as it produces a more reliable return overall — even when you take the commission into account. When in doubt, bet on the banker.

Big Six Wheel

Big Six Wheel, also known as Wheel of Fortune, is a beginner-friendly and straightforward casino game. It is purely a game of luck rather than skill.

Odds of winning: up to 44.44%

The bet with the highest odds in Big Six Wheel is the $1 bet, which you have a 44.44% chance of winning. As you go up in bet sizes, the potential payout increases while your winning odds decrease. A $2 bet has a 27.78% probability of winning, while a $5 bet has a 12.96% chance, etc.

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Tips for beginners: even though the payout increases as you go up in bet sizes, so does the house edge. The highest bet has a house edge of 24.07%, while the lowest stake has a house edge of 11.11%, making it safer to go with the lower chance unless you’re feeling fortunate.

Slot Machines

Slot machines are one of the most popular games in any casino, for a good reason. They’re fun and easy to use, and there are endless variations of slot machines you can choose from.

Odds of winning: it varies greatly

Slot machine odds vary dramatically depending on the machine, but generally, slot machines have much lower odds than table games in the casino.

Tips for beginners: although it can be exciting to play progressive slot machines with a big payout chance, they don’t offer as good of a return on average as non-progressive machines. So avoid advanced slot machines if you want better odds but a lower maximum payout. If you want the best odds in the casino, you might prefer to stick to table games. But if you’re looking for a fun and easy single-player game at the casino, slot machines are a blast to play.

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