6 gambling tips to help you win big

Gaming strategies and general advice to help you cash in at casinos

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There are a few things you need to know before you even set foot in a casino. Remember that the house, or the casino, always has the edge——which is something people forget when they’re on a winning streak, says Christopher George, a professional poker player.

“It’’s very important to understand that the best thing you can do in a casino, other than having fun, is to lose the least amount in the long run as possible,” George says. “If you stick to games that you have a better percent chance of winning, you will statistically win more than someone else that goes in looking to play whatever slot machine looks cool.”

When played with basic strategy, the games that give the House (casino) the least percentage of edge over you include: Blackjack (0.28%), Baccarat (1.06%, bet on the banker), Craps (1.41%, bet pass/come with double odds), Pai Gow (1.5%), and Roulette (2.7%), according to gambling strategy web site, Wizard of Odds.