Web Casino Sucker Bets — Part II

  • Progressive side wagers: Casino games like Caribbean Stud Poker commonly contain one of these. You typically lay a bet (a dollar is the usual amt.) to attempt to win a bonus jackpot that could reach twenty-five thousand dollars. Although huge jackpots like this are particularly tempting, they’re also incredibly hard to win. You might have to hit a Royal Flush in order to succeed on this wager. Also, imagine this- you play 20 hands and put the side bet every time. That’s 20 dollars you could have used towards the actual game bet instead of a sucker bet. Imagine what you could have been able to win at a bet with better odds employing that $20.
  • Individual number wagers in Roulette: This is especially true for American Roulette. Why? American Roulette has 2 0’s on the wheel, unlike European Roulette, which has only 1. This shifts the overall house advantage from 2% with a single zero wheel to a whopping 5.26% in American. The one number wager has only a one in 38 chance of succeeding, which are very big odds indeed. Bet on even-odd or black-red bets alternately which have a much smaller casino advantage.
  • Keno: Any version of Keno, and anyway you wager on it, the house edge can be a whopping 25%. Yes, that isn’t a typo. Because of the large set of numbers you have to pick, it is not recommended to bet on Keno very much. A few times for entertainment, maybe. But don’t spend all your cash on it or you’ll quickly discover yourself broke.
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