Best Bets in Roulette, Baccarat and Craps

Betting on casino games can be risky so it is important that players understand how each bet works and the different house edges probability of winning.  


Roulette is a popular casino game with a range of bets, but the most basic bets are the safest. Individual number bets are simple and players are betting on a certain number to win.  For example, if a player bets on number 10, they will only win if the ball lands on number 10. This type of bet is not easy and is risky, but does have a good payout.  Betting on groups of numbers offers more diversity. Players are not just betting on one number but a group such as 1 to 18 or a smaller range from 1 to 2. For beginners the best bets to start out with are not betting on certain numbers or a range of numbers, but on red or black or odds or evens.  


Craps is a dice game and is quite simple to play.  Most of the bets are easy to make such as pass line and don’t pass bets.  These bets must be placed before the dice is rolled and both offer even money payouts.  The pass line bet is successful if a player throws a 7 or 11 and will lose if they throw a 2, 3 or 12.  If another number comes up a point will be established at that number and the bet stays on the table until that point comes up again or a 7.  If the point comes up the player wins, if it’s a 7 the player loses. The don’t pass bet will be won if the players rolls a 2 or 3 and loses if it’s a 7 or 11.  If 12 is thrown the bet will be pushed, and the player does not win or lose. It stays on the table and a point is established. The players will lose if the point is thrown and wins if it’s a 7.  

Place win bets are placed after a come-out-roll and if a point has been established.  It could be any of the following numbers 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10 and the player will win if the number comes up before the 7.  The payouts will be determined on the numbers chosen. The buy bet is when players bet on a particular number rolled before the 7.  The payouts are much higher, but a commission of 5% must be paid.


Baccarat has 3 bets, player, banker and tie, and like online pokies, it is a game based largely on luck.  The banker bet is the best bet as it has a very low house edge.  Players should know that although this is a good bet for them, the casino will receive a commission of 5% each time they win.  The commission will differ from casino to casino and which variant they are playing. Players should check the commission percentage.  The player bet is second on the list and this bet does not require any commission if the player wins the bet. When betting on the player a player will be betting that a particular hand will win.  The tie bet is when the player bets on both of the hands and that each hand will be of the same value. The odds of this happening are never good so this bet is not a good option. That being said this bet does have a high payout, but the house edge is higher than the other two.