The strategies for video poker can be a little complicated (see Chapter 13), but the reward for that extra work is worth it. Video poker offers perhaps the best odds of any game in the house — at least for those who play correctly. Keno and bingo: Two old standards Keno and bingo have many similarities, and both have a long history and a loyal following. Keno is a casino staple and a great way to stay in action while sipping on your soup in the coffee shop. Bingo is less common in casinos, although some clubs still offer this venerable game www.onlinecasinoluxembourg.com/testberichte/888-casino/. There is not much strategy to playing either game other than hoping to get lucky, but I do cover the basics in Chapter 14 and give a quick overview for anyone unfamiliar with how to play either game.
Betting on ball games and fast horses Some people travel across the country to a casino in order to do exactly what they do at home: sit in an easy chair and watch sports on TV. The only differ- ence? In a casino, they’re viewing sporting events and horse races on the massive projection screens in today’s best race and sports books. These plush, high-tech rooms draw fans to cheer their favorite teams or horses. So what’s the major difference between these rooms and your living room?
The casino is ready and willing to take your bet on just about any sporting event. Sports betting: Thrill of victory, agony of defeat Currently, only Nevada has casino sports betting. (You can make some sports bets online as well. Read Chapter 17 for more info.) When you’re in a Nevada casino, you may notice that the employees in the sports book are strangely unemotional when the crowd cheers for one team or another. Why? Because the house takes a vigorish (a small commission) from every wager, virtually ensuring a profit on every bet.
Casino guests can find all kinds of betting opportunities in the wide world of sports, including football, basketball, baseball, hockey, tennis, boxing, golf, and special events. But being a great sports fan doesn’t make you a natural winner at the sports book. Why? Point spreads and money lines add complex challenges to the process. But understanding how to handicap and analyze sports statistics can simplify that process — and help you improve the odds of winning. (See Chapter 15 for more on sports betting in a casino.)