Nobody likes to play and lose. The truth is that people play to win, and when money is involved, then you can bet that all people are thinking about is winning money. The difference between gambling and playing is that when you gamble, you leave it all to chance. Playing, on the other hand, is a means of tipping the table as much as you can in your favour.
If you’re looking at beating the odds, then you should probably play one of these five games (or perhaps all of them) the next time that you enter a casino.
- Live Poker
The house always wins, but not in live poker.
In live poker, you aren’t playing against the house. Instead, you’re playing against other players. Now that automatically increases the probability of you winning the game. But things can never be too good to be true because there is a catch. In order to successfully play a session of live poker that actually wins you money, you’d need a lot of practice at the game since it requires a complex skill set, or what others would refer to as ‘game sense’.
- Sports Betting
No, match fixing and sports betting are not the same thing.
Sports betting is one of the only means of gambling where every incident is not an isolated one, and where prior knowledge is a major advantage. The saying ‘Knowledge is Power’ definitely applies here.
People actually make a profession out of this form of gambling, but it’s much more difficult than it sounds. Apart from knowledge of the sport that you are betting in, you would also require a lot of discipline and money management skills.
- Bet The Pass and the Odds in Craps
Yes, that is a legit name that we did not come up with.
What makes this form of wager the most appealing on our list (pay attention all non-gamblers) is that it requires no learning or skills whatsoever. There is however a limit to the amount that you can bet in this wager.
What Muhammad Ali was to boxing is what blackjack is to gambling. I guess that what we’re trying to say is that everybody knows what blackjack is. If you don’t and would like a fun way to learn how to play, we recommend watching the movie 21. We’d also like to take this opportunity to advise you against counting cards. There, we said it. Don’t say that we didn’t warn you.
When played with a perfect strategy, you can expect some handsome winnings from a game of blackjack.
- Video Poker: Jacks or Better
This is the digital era, which means that you can even gamble digitally. Jacks or Better is another game where the edge that the house has on you can be made negligible with the right strategy.
So there you have it. Now all you need to do is get out there and play one of these games.
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