About the House Odds in Casino Games

Thursday, 4. February 2010

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A Look at the Casino’s Edge

If you’re a part-time casino player, or if you are a rookie casino player, then you should have noted the term "House Advantage," and wondered what it means. Most people seem to think that the House advantage is the ratio of total money lost to monies wagered, although, this isn’t the case. In fact, the casino Edge is a ratio derived from the average loss compared to the initial bet. This ratio is imperative to understand when placing bets at the various betting house games as it tells you what bets provide you a better opportunity of winning, and which wagers provide the House an astounding edge.

The Casino’s Edge in Table Games

Knowing the casino’s advantage ratio for the betting house tables that you gamble on is extremely critical because if you don’t know which wagers provide you the best odds of succeeding you will waste your cash. One example of this happens in craps. In this game the inside propositional wagers can have a casino advantage ratio of up to 16 %, while the line wagers and 6 and 8 bets have a a whole lot lower 1.5 % House advantage. This example absolutely displays the affects that knowing the casino Edge ratios can have on your ability to win at a table game. Other House Edge ratios include: one point zero six % for baccarat banque when betting on the banker, 1.24 percent in baccarat banque when wagering on the player, fouteen point three six percent when betting on a tie,

The Casino’s Advantage in Betting House Poker

Poker games bet on at betting houses also have a casino’s advantage to take into consideration. If you are planning on playing Double Down Stud the casino’s Edge will be 2.67 percent. If you participate in Pai Gow Poker the casino’s Edge will be between 1.5 % and one point four six %. If you prefer to bet on Three Card Poker the House’s advantage will be between 2.32 percent and 3.37 % based on the variation of the game. And if you gamble on Video Poker the casino’s advantage is just .46 % if you are playing a Jacks or Better video poker machine.

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