01 May Beating The Odds In A Casino: Is It Even Possible?
I am going to start off this article by saying that you will never be able to beat the ‘House edge’. The house edge is engineered in a way that it cannot be beaten by anybody. The house edge is basically the fact that the casino, being the house, will have the edge over you. But, some games give you better odds than most. That is why, it is quite possible to beat the odds in a casino. I would suggest you keep it in your mind that some of the things that I’m going to be talking about are things that can actually get you thrown out of the casino. They are not illegal, but they are frowned upon.
Here are some of those points that can help you beat the odds in a casino.
- The very first one will most certainly get you kicked out, if you are caught. Counting cards in a game of blackjack is not illegal, but it will definitely get you banned or even thrown out of a casino. This is exactly what happened to Ben Affleck, when he was caught counting cards in the Hard Rock Cafe casino in Las Vegas. I feel that blackjack is one of the only games where you can actually guarantee a win, if you try strategies like counting cards. If you count cards, all the odds can be in your favour, and you can end up winning a lot of money. You should just make sure that you are doing it in a subtle manner and you should not get caught.
- Practice makes perfect. There he is an exception to the adage that the beating the odds is impossible. Video poker is where you can take advantage of this. The house doesn’t always profit, in video poker. Normally speaking, the house does have a 0.46% advantage. It is also very well-known that some versions lean towards favouring the person playing the game. If you want to cash out, you will have to play at an exceptional level, and it is called the expert level. Casinos make profits on video poker, because a lot of players are just not skilled enough to be playing at this level, and that is why you will have to do some background homework, but if you want to beat the odds at video poker.
- Now I’m going to mention a weird one. How about investing in a good watch? There is a reason that you will not be seeing any clocks or even windows in some casinos. Most of the casinos do not include windows and clocks, because they don’t want you to know what time of day it is. They want you to lose complete track of time and continue gambling. When you gamble, it indirectly keeps the casino in business, and it definitely profits them.
- When you are in a casino, try and stay away from brightly lit places. Almost 90% of the people who walk into a casino have no idea how the odds are stacked against them, because they are amateurs. The games that have horrible payback percentages are always lit with attractive lighting. Stick to the darker table games.