Saturday, November 1, 2014

E-53: 10 Best Casino Bets

By "best bets" we are referring to games with a low house edge or even an advantage.

  • Poker - It's a game of skill and a good way to gain players points (and get loaded) for minimal risk
  • Card Counting - It will give you a 1-2% advantage over the house although its pointless with the advent of the shuffle machine
  • Video Poker - Another game of skill with only 0.5% house advantage with minimal bankroll exposure.
  • Basic Strategy Blackjack - Easy to learn and lowers the house edge to 0.5-1%
  • Don't Pass & Don't Come in Craps - Although they do offer better odds than the pass line, betting against the table makes you a dick.
  • Pass and Come Bets in Craps - The house gets an additional 1.4% on you compared to the don't but there is something to be said about routing for the shooter to win.  Also, if you take double the odds, you can lower the house edge to 0.61%
  • The Banker in Pai Gow - Its a game of skill and you only pay the house a 5% commission on all bets you win from other players.
  • The Banker in Baccarat - Offers you a house edge of just over 1% as apposed to the player bet which is closer to 1.3%
  • Player in Baccarat - Although higher than the banker, it's still a good bet
  • 6 & 8 in Craps - The best bets in the game and offer you a house edge of only 1.5%