The House Edge
Everyone hopes to leave the casino a little bit richer, but that’s only going to happen if you play smart. Ironic as it may be, luck can only take you so far in the casino -and it’s not just how you play! Your game of choice is also going to have a pretty serious impact on how your bankroll holds up, if you pick a game that gives the house a massive advantage then you’re unlikely to ever make up the difference no matter how skilled your play. Take for example Roulette- while the game itself is totally fair, the wheel itself might give the house a considerable advantage if it has two zero spaces instead of the single one normally associated with European roulette. Keeping an eye out for stuff like this is a key element of advantage play and you’ll see a lot of the hardcore gamblers gravitating towards the same few games (normally Blackjack and Baccarat for the low edges associated with them.) If you’re just starting out, it can be tricky to keep in mind the differences in the two games and so we’ve got this infographic courtesy of Paddy Power Casino to help you get a feel for how the different games shake out.