5 Bets To Never Make in a Casino

Casino games have become increasingly popular with the expansion of online casinos. However, in some countries like the UK, it’s becoming more and more of a challenge to find an online casino that is not blocked by GameStop. Still, certain websites like TheBestCasinos offer a selection of places where you can still enjoy some of the best casino games online.

Every serious casino offers its players a wide selection of games that they can play and bet on. As we have learned, the casino has an advantage in each of them, but the chances and probability of your winning vary depending on the game you are playing. We bring you a couple of bets that you should avoid because of the small chances of winning if you do not want to run out of your budget.

1. Craps bet


If you don’t know about the game popularly known as “craps”, we will draw your attention to the fact that you must have seen at least once in a movie or series how the main actor throws two dice in the casino and shouts a number that will show the sum of the dice. It’s about craps. This game is on our list because there are so many different betting options on the craps table, and on some of them the chances of you getting it are microscopic 0.00099%. When you choose a certain number that the dice will show your chances are from 9% to 11%. All in all, the chances of you being successful as your heroes from small screens are extremely slim, almost impossible.

2. The wheel of fortune


By the name itself to guess what type of game it is. The wheel of fortune is an extremely simple game that requires almost no skill from the player. In this game you only need to bet on one of the numbers in the round and if after spinning the same round points to your number – you win and take the money. With good reason, in most casinos already at the very entrance, this game is very nicely displayed. In the wheel of fortune, depending on the number of options you can choose, you usually have a minimum chance of winning only 11%, while the maximum can reach up to 25% if there is an option such as a joker bet and such. When you come across a game that is this simple, keep in mind that the simpler the game seems, the better the chances that the house will win.

3. Blackjack insurance


Blackjack is a card game in which a player can gain a slight statistical advantage over a croupier (a man who shares on behalf of a casino). Before the division begins, each player must invest a certain amount of money (chips). After that, each player is dealt two cards face up, and the croupier takes one card, also face up and one card face down.

The object of the game is for the player to score 21 or as close as possible. If a player switches 21, he automatically loses the game.

Cards with numbers are worth as many points as the number, and the gendarme (J), the queen (Q), and the king (K) are worth 10 points each. Ace (A) is worth 11 points if the sum of the other cards is 10 or less; or 1 point if the sum of other cards is 11 or higher. However, if a player has two aces, one of them must be worth 11 points, unless all other cards together are worth 10 or more points.

When the croupier receives an Ace as one of the two cards (card face up), the possibility of “player insurance” opens up. In that case, the player can bet up to half of his bet that the croupier will draw 10, J, Q, or K as the second card.

The dealer’s game is strictly defined. The dealer draws cards, but according to the principle that for each sum, up to 16, he must draw a card, while for amounts over 16 we must not draw an additional card.

When the game is over, the cards are compared. If the dealer has a higher sum than the player, he loses the stake, and if the dealer has less than the player, he is paid 1: 1.

Don’t take out insurance unless you’re playing with a few people and you don’t see 10 on the schedule. Otherwise, forget about this bet.

4. American roulette bets to avoid


While we believe you have a clear concept of roulette, you may not be familiar with the two main types of that game, and these are American and European roulette. The only and main difference between them is the fact that European roulette has 37, and American roulette 38 possible outcomes (with European roulette there are numbers from 0 to 36, and with American roulette, there is also a double 0). Looking at the percentages that the casino will win, it is clear why it is advisable to avoid American roulette. The chances in favor of casinos in European roulette are 2.7%, while in American roulette they amount to almost twice as much: 5.2%. If there is an option to choose between these two roulettes, definitely do not choose American.

5. Keno


Keno offers a 20% to 30% advantage to the casino over players. By the chances of winning and the advantage that the casino has over the players, this game is among the very worst possible choices. This game is quite similar to bingo, and belongs to the lottery games that we already know in advance are games that depend solely on luck. This is quite inconvenient for a player because he can very rarely win the game, and even when he wins, it is difficult to cover all possible losses on the way to that victory.

It is understandable that you simply find some of the games on the list too fun not to try or keep playing, but if that’s the case, keep in mind that you shouldn’t invest too much “yourself” in them. Your time and money should be monitored with maximum attention and not indulge in the harmless thought that you are stronger than the casino itself.

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