Copyright 2006 Michael Heighen
Online casinos, also known as virtual casinos, are online versions of traditional (“brick and mortar”) casinos. Online casinos enable gamblers to play and wager on casino games through the Internet. Online casinos generally offer odds and payback percentages that are comparable to land-based casinos. Some online casinos claim higher payback percentages for slot machine games, and some publish payout percentage audits on their websites. Assuming that the online casino is using an appropriately programmed random number generator, table games like blackjack have an established house edge. The payout percentage for these games are established by the rules of the game.
Playing the games with better odds can help you win more often and collect more money. In games like roulette, there are many different types of bets all offering different odds. The best bets can sometimes be the one’s with the worst payout. In roulette betting on many numbers lowers payout, but increases your chances of winning. Games like craps can have worse odds than others, so it is advisable to stay away from those types of games.
The best games to play in online casinos are the games of skill like poker and blackjack. In poker, you are playing other players, so if you have higher skill, you can make quite a bit of cash. Tipping the odds in your favor is easy in games of skill because all you need to do is study up on how to play the game better. In blackjack you are playing the dealer. Blackjack is slightly tougher than poker in terms of odds because you have to get as close to 21 as possible without going over. Even the odds in blackjack can be tipped in your favor if you are smart with when to take a hit and when to stay.
Online casinos also have slot machines. The odds in slot machines are pretty bad. The payouts can be great, if you know exactly when to press the buttons, but there are still odds against you, one of the bad things about online casinos is that you are not physically present in a casino. Therefore, games that you usually have a physical impact on do not serve you as well. Video poker is also not as good because you are simply playing against a computer. You only win if you get certain hands, so skill is not as important. In online poker where you sit down at a table against other players, you can bet well, and make a lot of money. Video poker is completely random.
Online casinos are great places to have fun and make money. It is important to know a lot about every online casino game that you play. Stay away from games that you have no impact on, and try to play the games that require a certain level of skill. Following these suggestions will tip the odds in your favor and increase your chances of having a very successful and fulfilling online gambling experience.