What are the best odds when gambling?
Craps and baccarat offer the best shot that Las Vegas casinos give. They take the smallest percentage and are easiest to play. Blackjack is the game for those with a sharp eye and a good memory.
Worst bets: Keno, roulette, and slot machines (in that order).
Atlantic City roulette odds are better than Nevada houses but not as good as French casinos.
The best blackjack is in Las Vegas, the worst in Atlantic City.
The best craps rules are in Great Britain.
Insider’s Guide to Casino Gambling
- Go in with a game plan and stick to it. Decide in advance how much money you’re going to take, how much you can afford to lose, and at what point you will quit.
- Limit each bet to 1% of your original stake. That may be as little as $5 (the weekend minimum in Atlantic City). Up your bets only when you are ahead. Never bet more than 10% of the stake. If you start chasing money you’ve lost, the odds of going broke are much higher. That’s the wrong approach to gambling.
- Don’t push your luck IF you’ve won $100 with a given dealer and then lose $20 of your profits, back off. Take a deep breath or break for dinner. In any case, find a new table.
- Pass up the free drinks. Casinos offer them for a reason. If you lose your inhibitions, you may desert your strategy and change your betting patterns. You want to keep a clear head.