Casino Betting Names
by Frank Scoblete
lesson, we discuss casino betting names and casino game percentage odds
– the dull and the
The best casino betting names are usually dull sounding names.
example, the common-sounding Bank bet (1.17, casino game percent) or
the drab Player bet (1.36, casino game percent) at baccarat, and the
pass (1.41 casino game percent), don't pass (1.40%), come (1.41%),
don't come (1.4%) and odds (no house edge) bets at craps.
Sic Bo, a game known for its horrendous bets, the two best casino
betting names are uninspiredly called the Big and the Small (both
coming in with a 2.8% edge).
Casino Betting Names – Blackjack:
the single most exciting breakthrough in casino gambling for
average player was the development of basic strategy at blackjack. This
allowed the player to play almost even with the house in single-deck
games and with an approximately one-half game percentage house edge in
And what did the player have to do to get
such a good game? Just memorize a couple of dozen basic rules for the
hitting, standing, splitting and doubling of hands. Still, the words
“basic strategy” hold no allure; they are as bland as bland can be.
And the discovery of all time for casino games--card counting at
blackjack, sounds paralyzing.
Now, compare the above casino betting names with the following and tell
me which sound more interesting and exciting.
For example, these casino betting names for blackjack?
Royal match, triple 7's, multiple action, and Spanish 21?
match is a side bet that you will get a blackjack composed of two cards
of the same suit. High house edge in the double digits. Triple 7's has
been borrowed from slots, so has the high house edge.
blackjack is just three hands of blackjack played against the same
dealer upcard. If you're a bad player, it just triples your badness.
Spanish 21 is a new form of blackjack that can slaughter a player
unless he plays the correct strategy.
Casino Betting Names – Craps:
yo-eleven, snake eyes, post holes, hardways, horn, horn high yo, Big
Red, world, whirl, C&E, hop, box cars, Big 6, Big 8, uptown,
downtown, and across the board. Great names, bad bets.
Yo! is a
one roll bet that 11 will be the next decision. It comes in with a
hefty 11.11 game percent house edge. Yo-eleven! comes by way of the
Department of Redundancy Department since yo is eleven. Same high edge
- 11.11%, which is ironically appropriate for a bet called yo-eleven.
does snake eyes sound? Evil? It has an evil edge of 13.89 game percent
for the house. The post holes are actually the hard eight, which means
the four-four side on each die is showing (house edge: 9.09%) and the
hardways (four and 10) come in with a 11.11 game percent edge and the
hard six has the same edge as the hard eight.
Want to bet the
horn? That's just a casino betting name that the next number will be 2,
3 11, or 12. You bet four units, one on each number. The house edge is
in the double digits.
The next casino betting name sounds
intriguing, the horn high yo. You bet five units, with two units on the
11. Double digits again on that house edge.
Big Red is also known
as Any Seven with a house edge of 16.67%. The world and the whirl are
the same bets. You bet five units, one each on the 2, 3, 11, 12 and the
7. Another double-digit horror.
C&E is either an operation or a craps-eleven, which is the same
as the horn.
to bet on the hop? Don't, because the house is extracting anywhere from
11.11 to 16.67 game percent on any one-roll hop bet.
What is a hop? It's either a dance or a one roll bet where you pick
which dice faces will show.
boxcars are the two six-spotted dice. In short, the 12 and the house
edge is long at 13.89%. The Big 6 and Big 8 are reserved for big dopes
who bet even-money that the six or eight will appear before the seven.
The edge is 9.09%.
If you just place the six or eight, you get a 7 to 6 payout and a low
1.52 game percent house edge.
and downtown are place bets that the 8-9-10 will show or the 4-5-6 will
show respectively. Across the board, merely means you are placing every
number (4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10). Not a good move.
Casino Betting Names – Roulette and More:
roulette, we get the split, the straight up, the street, and the
corner. They all have the same house edge on their individual
components--5.26 game percent on the American wheel and 2.7 game
percent on the European wheel.
In general, the games with the
highest house edges also sound the most intriguing: Caribbean Stud
(sexy), Let It Ride (exciting), Casino War (epic), Russian Roulette
(dangerous), Red Dog (cool).
Compare those with: craps (yuck,
disgusting), 21 (boring), blackjack (don't beat me over the head) and
baccarat (back a rat you said?).
Why are the games, strategies
and bets with the highest house edges the most alluring sounding? Since
the substance of the games, strategies and bets leaves something to be
desired, the name becomes the primary reason for playing the
using the strategy, or making the bets.
What's in a casino betting name? - the casino executives answered:
“Everything!” And so it is.
Betting Names is followed by Gambling Rules: Good & Bad
to Gambling Tips and Strategies
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