Even if the casino, such as any Canadian online casino, should remain primarily entertainment, we all dream of winning one day. This article looks at:
- The games that offer the best chances of.
- Strategies and tips that may help you beat the.
The payout ratio or player payback ratio is the first criterion that can help you choose your casino game: in fact, it is the average expressed as a percentage of the casinos payout to the players in relation to the total bets.
The other side of the coin, i.e. the average long-term percentage of players’ losses is called the house advantage: for a redistribution rate of 85%, the house advantage is therefore 15%. Here are, in ascending order, the redistribution rates of the various physical casino games.
- Slot machine and video poker: 85%.
- Ball: 88.9
- Blackjack: 94.1
- Roulette: 97.3
- Baccarat: 98.5.
While Baccarat and Blackjack can indeed be quite lucrative, it is important to understand that an 85% at the slots does not necessarily mean that you will get $85 back every time you play $100.
It is indeed necessary to take into account the variance factor, which corresponds to the difference that there can be between the gains/losses of each bet, to finally reach an average over several thousands of games. For many games, a high RTP is more likely to result in higher but less frequent winnings.
Frequency of Winnings VS Expected Winnings
The second criterion would therefore be the gain frequency/gain expectation factor. It’s up to you to see whether you prefer to win small amounts more often, or whether you prefer to win a large amount even if you have to wait a long time for the right combination.
From this point of view, no game is fundamentally different: this factor depends rather on how you play and the risks you take.
In roulette, for example, you can choose a high winning frequency at the expense of expected payouts, or you can aim for higher but less likely payouts by betting on a single number.
Similarly, not all slot machines have the same ratio: some will offer bigger jackpots but will make you win less often. A good way to find out about their specifics is to ask the regulars at the casino.
Our advice: favor games with a high payout rate, as this is a more decisive criterion in the long run.
Chance VS Strategy
In the chart below, we have tried to classify different casino games according to the greater or lesser possibility of influencing your winnings through your skill.
To play the slot machines, simply insert your chips and then activate the mechanism that will rotate the slots. Despite the legends, there is no strategy: at best, it will be limited to your bets, but the result will depend on the chance!
In craps, as in other dice games, you essentially rely on chance. However, there are a few tricks, the most obvious of which is to bet exclusively on the 4 bets that represent the smallest advantage for the house.
- Pass line
- Come line
- Don’t pass
- Don’t come.
This is because these bets benefit from the highest payout rate possible in the casino. The problem is that they are not available in every round of play, so patience, one of the craps’ greatest qualities, is required.
Unlike slot machines and despite their apparent resemblance, playing video poker involves a certain amount of strategy. To win money, you must form a winning combination from the 5 cards you receive at the beginning of the game. The trick is to choose which cards you keep and which ones you want to change.
There are a few basic principles for beginners.
- If you have a straight or more in your basic game, do not draw a card.
- And If you have 2 pairs from the start, only replace the card that is not part of it.
- If you have a three of a kind, draw only 2 cards.
Of course, knowing the odds of hitting this or that card in poker will be very useful in making your decisions. Beyond that, as with Blackjack, there are more advanced strategies written by experts.
For all that, their real effectiveness is uncertain, in particular, because of the suspicions which naturally weigh on the machines compared to a true card game. For example, it is possible that the cards drawn may not always be random, in favor of the House.
Baccarat, Railway, and Punto Banco
Baccarat and its variants (railroad, punto banco) are certainly based on chance, but also leave a lot of leeway to the players. Indeed, they have the freedom to join together, on one hand, to buy back a hand. The goal is to beat the banker.
There is also a technique that consists of noting the successive moves that have already gone out to play on a series of moves. Generally, casinos don’t mind and even distribute sheets provided for this purpose to the players.
Like the railway, from which it is inspired, Blackjack is one of those games where reasoning takes an important place. While chance does cause one hand to be beaten by the other, in the long run, the player can minimize his losses or maximize his winnings depending on his hand, by determining when to draw a card and when to stop.
There is the famous basic blackjack strategy, first explained by the mathematician Edward O. Thorp in his book Beat the Dealer. It is based on card counting and memorization techniques that reduce the house advantage.
Million Dollar Blackjack is also a reference book that deals more specifically with organized team play: its author, Ken Uston, was banned from Las Vegas after his technique was unmasked.
Today, it is still possible to use these methods, but more and more casinos are protecting themselves by equipping themselves with continuous shuffling machines, which make their counting inoperative.
They are the pet peeve of experienced players who prefer to fall back on establishments that are not yet equipped with them.
Martingales: Why It Doesn’t Work
In this article, we explain why it is better not to rely on a martingale. While some of them are mathematically valid, they do not allow you to get rich in reality. In particular, they are rendered inoperative by.
- The theoretically infinite bankroll that would be needed for them to work.
- The many precautions are taken by casinos to prevent their implementation.