You probably stumbled upon this category of casino gamblers: those who have designed their own foul-proof betting systems that commonly involve a lot of betting the hunches. They dont care about the odds; they just affirm to have a feel for the game.
Its seem strange because these people often dont play themselves. They prefer to stand beside the tables catering loud gambling tips. Here is the list of some of their favorite bets, in consequence, the worst casino bets you can make.
Futile Blackjack Play
You decide the odds in online blackjack. By following the basic strategy of blackjack, the advantages is around the one-percent mark; and if you count cards, you can probably beat the house. On the other hand, if you play like an idiot you could just as well give all your money to the casino. I have seen players stand on 10 an hit on 20, thus giving the house edge a close to three-digit advantage. But even sane people sometimes make common mistakes, like splitting tens when the dealer has a 6 or stands on 16 when the dealer shows an 8, give an undeservedly large edge to the casino.
American Roulette Trap
There are other casino games that offer far more unfavorable odds than American Roulette, but since you can cut in half the house edge just by choosing a European wheel, I think the American version of the game deserves a top position on this list. If you, for some unknown reason, has decided to play on a wheel with two zeros, you give a 5.26% edge to the casino instead of a 2.7% advantage a European game offers.
One Roll Craps Bets
The odds in the game of craps range from very favorable to horrible. If you make a standard pass-line bet, its only a 1.41% house edge and if you combine it with laying odds, it is then further reduced. However, if you have chosen to put your money on one-roll bets and hard ways, the house edge can be close to 17%.
Egalite (Tie) in Baccarat
Baccarat is best known as a high-society players pastime, and even if the game has lost some of its luster over the years, its still associated with agents in sleek suits drinking stirred, not shaken, dry martinis. There are basically three types of bets you can make in baccarat: banco, punto, and egalite. Banco offers you a 1.06 % edge, while Punto a 1.24% advantage, both really are decent wagers from a players perspective. However, those who bet on egalite or tie give the house edge a 14.4% edge! Thats like donating your money to the casino.
Fishy Poker Playing
Poker, yes, I know that the game can be beaten by skilled players, and even though many players earn a lot of money from the game, most players are losers in the long run. You must have a huge advantage over your opponents to win the game – remember the money constantly leaves the table through the house rake. If you face up against superior card players, the game will eventually dig a whopping hole in your bankroll.
Let it Ride and Caribbean Stud Side Bets
When you see the word “Side Bet”, just make sure that you think not only once before putting your money on the line. The edge on these bets may vary and it depends on the pay-table and the value of the accumulated jackpot. Nevertheless, the odds are always above 10%.
Whenever you play casino games, dont you ever listen to the self-styled experts, instead just trust the odds.
I’m Jason Rockwell. When I’m not winning playing online poker, I enjoy writing about my love of the game. Thanks for visiting!