At M Resort, we love placing bets and chances are good that you do too. Eighty percent of tourists who visit our city gamble for over two hours a day*; that's a whole lot of gaming going on! Regardless of which form of gambling you prefer; people just can't seem to get enough. We're thinking it might have a little something to do with the thrill that comes along with betting (big or small) and the chance of coming out ahead.
With all the different games and ways to bet your money, what are your "best bets" to come out in the green? Some bets are better than others and we have found a few different tips to try out on your next trip to our casino.
Sticking to blackjack's basic rules of strategy can lower the house edge. Basing your decisions on whether to hit, split or stand on these rules will not only help improve your skills, but it can also help increase your winnings in the long run.
- Bank on It
The banker bet in baccarat has a smaller house edge than the player bet. This specific bet does require you to pay a commission when you win, but the house edge is only 1.06 percent.
- Poker Face
Poker is a game of strategy and it's the only game in a casino where you're not playing against the house. Players compete against each other and skill is a big factor in who ends up winning. There's virtually no house edge in this game (except for the small amount the casino takes from each pot).
- Even Out on Craps
Placing the six or eight, while playing craps, is one of the best bets in the game. The house edge is 1.52 percent and the six and eight are rolled more frequently than any number, other than seven.
*According to the 2010 Las Vegas Visitor Profile Study from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.