Types of games and their odds
Both online casino games the same as real ones are divided into three major types: table games, random numbers and electronic machines. The most popular casino games from these three types are Blackjack, roulette, Craps, Slots and Baccarat. In order to gain a victory, player is supposed to know not only the rules and strategies, but also the odds of these games. Beginners can find the information about gambling odds online in casino guides or tutorials.
Blackjack is very popular card game, in spite of all other casino games it is a game of skills. The main goal of this game is to collect cards with total amount of 21 point, but not more. Before playing Blackjack it is not enough just to know main rules and strategies that are based on simple math, but also practice a lot. The house advantage in blackjack is one of the lowest among other games. Mostly blackjack odds depend on the number of decks and table rules variations. Here is the table with busting probabilities of player.
The result of this game rather depends on luck than on skills. If Blackjack odds are a matter of strategy, roulette odds depend on the betting types. In American roulette the house advantage is higher because of the additional double zeros on the table layout. European roulette is more advantageous for player. There are two subdivisions of bets: outside bets and inside ones. The winning probability is higher in outside bets. The higher are odd the less there is a winning chance. The highest odds have next bets: Low/High, Odd/Even, Red/Black - 47.37 %, but their payouts are counted as 1 to 1. The lowest odds have: Straight up bet (2.63) and Split bet (5.26%), their payouts are considerable higher.
Craps odds the same as roulette ones depends on bets and combination of dice. Line bets such as Pass, Don't Pass, come and Don't come have more chances on win. The house advantage using these bets is only 1.4 % and payouts are counted as 1 to 1. The combinations of 4 or 10, 5 or 9, 6 or 8 grant the highest advantage to the house which is 4.76 %.
Earlier, when slot machines were mechanical, it was possible to predict the result of the spin by counting symbols on each reel. Today, slots work with the help of program, which selects symbols randomly and therefore it is hard to determine winning odds. However, the house advantage from slots game is 9 %. In comparison with other games it is high enough.