The Best Bets at Online Casino Games

Casino games are among the most popular offerings on the internet.  Not only will you find games on social media that allow you to play for free but many land-based casinos offer their own games which give players a chance to win prizes such as free meals, show tickets, or free or discounted room rates.  A number of virtual casinos also exist online. These casinos are fully licensed and allow players to try their luck at all of the popular casino games and award real cash.

Online casino games are a great way to learn to play the familiar casino games and to test new strategies. Many regular casino visitors use the online games as a way to stay sharp and hone their skills since online casinos offer wagers far lower than brick and mortar casinos.   Online casino game are also popular for those without a brick and mortar casino nearby or for those that simply wish to avoid the crowds and hassle of preparing for a visit to a local casino.

All casino games are based on mathematical principals. Understanding the math involved and making the best bets based on the odds will make your bankroll last longer and give you the best chance of walking away from the table with a profit.

Here are some of the best bets on some of the most popular casino games.


If you decide to play online roulette, you are not alone. Roulette has been one of the most popular games in casinos for centuries and the game has remained a favourite in the digital age.

Many casinos offer both American and European roulette. American roulette wheels have two “zeros” while European wheels have only one.

It is always best to pick a European game.

The best bets for the player are the even money bets, red/black and even/odd. These are followed by the “dozens” bets, 1 through 12, 13 through 24, and 14 through 36,  or the row bets; these bets pay 2-1.

While you will be sacrificing some of the potentials from the various number bets, which pay up to 35-1, you protect your bankroll and increase your odds of showing a profit at the end of a session.


Blackjack has one of the lowest house edges at any casino.

The best investment you can make is taking the time to learn basic strategy. Basic strategy is mathematically proven to increase the player’s chances. The key is to learn basic strategy and to use it on every hand and to not fall victim to acting on a whim or a “feeling.”

Also look for tables where the dealer stands on all 17s.


Baccarat has long been the game of choice for high rollers. Thanks in part to online casinos the game is now available to players who are not comfortable playing at James Bond level stakes.

The game is incredibly simple. Players have the option of three bets; Player, Banker, Tie. The Banker bet offers the best chance of winning, although the Player bet is not far behind.  Avoid the Tie bet as it has an unbeatable house edge.


Since their introduction slots have been a casino favorite, in part due to the simplicity of play and the fact that players can win truly life-changing jackpots.

Slot machines offer a wide range of bets, ranging from single coin single line bets to literally hundreds of paylines with the possibility of multiple coin bets per line.

For machines without a substantial progressive payout or jackpots based on multiple coin bets, that is machines that pay a straight multiple for each coin in, the best long-term strategy is to play a single unit per line. This helps protect your bankroll and gives you the best chance of hitting a lucky combination of symbols.

For progressives and jackpot machines take a look at the jackpot and other payouts for max coin bets and try to make a decision it the reward merits the additional risk.

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