How to Play Casino Games

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It’s no secret: table games offer good odds, but slot machines suck your money away quickly. So why do most people prefer slots? Probably because slots offer the possibility of a huge jackpot. Five dollars on blackjack can win, well, usually $5. But five bucks in a slot machine could win thousands — or even millions.

So that keeps players glued to the slot machines. They know they probably won’t win, but they want the chance of a big win. Unfortunately, they pay dearly for that chance: Slot players easily lose more money than table games players, because slot odds are poor and the games are played at a lightning pace.

But you can switch from slots to table games and still have a chance of winning a big jackpot. In fact, you have a better chance of winning a big jackpot with table games than with slots. The trick is to bet more when you win, say from 1/4th of your bankroll to all of your bankroll. Do this with blackjack and your chances of winning $1 million are over 300 times better than your chances of hitting the Megabucks jackpot. There’s more on that on our page about How to win $1 million at a table game.

Of course, to enjoy the better odds available at table games you have to know how to play them. That’s where this website comes in. Maybe you’re a slot player tired of losing your shirt every time you take a gambling vacation, and you’re ready to have a better chance of winning. Or maybe you’ve never been to the casino, but you’re smart enough to seek out the best bets rather than throwing your money away in slots. Either way, we’ll show you the basics of playing table games. Even if you’re playing online rather than in a “real” casino, you’ll still save your bankroll by dumping the slots and playing the table games instead.

How to get a big jackpot with table games

The reason that people play slots vs. table games in the first place is that slots offer the advantage of a big jackpot. Not so in a game like situs poker online blackjack, where a $5 bet usually wins, at most, another $5. But there’s a way to play table games and still have the chance of hitting a big jackpot like you would with slots: Use a simple betting system, as detailed in our article about how to win a million dollars at table games. The gist of it is: Start off with $10, play blackjack, and bet 1/4th of your bankroll on every hand. Your chances of hitting a million dollars this way are much greater than with slots.

Or you could set a lower goal and have an even greater chance of making your jackpot. Let’s say you want to win $640. We’ll do this by using a simple betting system with craps. If the following doesn’t make sense to you, then read up on how to play craps. Anyway, with one such bet system you would bet $5 on the pass line, and double your bet every time you win, until you hit $640. If you lose then catch your breath by skipping two come-out rolls and then start over with a $5 bet. Doing this you have a 1 in 34 chance of winning $640, much better than you’d have on slots. And if you don’t win then you’ll lose only $33/hr. or so — the same as if you were playing quarter slots. So you’d have the same expected loss on craps as you would on slots, but your chances of walking away a $640 winner are much greater.