The most played casino games at online casinos are almost certainly casino slots and one of the reasons for that is the massive wins which can be achieved with relatively minor outlay. If course even at casino slots the winnings are proportional to the stakes per line so a high stakes player will certainly win more than a low stakes player but when compared to many of the table games the possible wins to stakes ratio is much higher. For example one of the most popular table games at online casinos is Blackjack but the most you are ever going to win is 1.5 times your stake and that is for a blackjack. Even when playing roulette the maximum odds are on single numbers which pay 35 times your stake. Despite this, it is often online casino table games that provide the best chance of winning overall. The difference lies in the frequency of the wins at the various table games versus casino slots. To stick with the same example of blackjack because you are playing against the dealer only you in theory have a 50/50 chance of winning each hand. This is not quite true as the dealer has the advantage of playing second and if you are already bust you have already lost no matter what happens or might have happened to the dealer. There have been several articles written on this subject on these pages so if you want to know more about how this affects your play please take a look at some of them. Be that as it may your frequency of winning should be quite close to 50% of hands however as we all know when playing casino slots you will win nowhere near 50% of the spins and in fact it is possible to go many spins without a single win.
Roulette adds another dimension as you have the choice of being a frequent winner at low odds or an infrequent winner at high odds. Playing red/black or odd/even will again provide a winner close to 50% of the time but remember that zero is neither red nor black nor odd nor even which is why it is not exactly 50% but these bets only pay at even money. If you like playing single numbers at your online casino roulette table then the frequency of wins will reduce but the odds paid are higher. There are also table games such as Caribbean Stud which is available at most online casinos where higher odds are paid for better hands without your stake increasing or even without you choosing to play for better odds. If your hand is better than two pairs then you can expect to get a higher payout. Casino Hold’em is a very similar table game which also pays higher odds for better hands but of course they both rely on the frequency of such hands being very low. Some table games even offer jackpots for hands such as a Royal Flush in poker but you can play poker for years without ever getting a royal flush. Whether you are playing casino slots or any of the online casino table games the overall winnings are a function of both the stakes for which you play and the frequency of the wins.
There are actually some very interesting table games at online casinos apart from the well known ones of roulette and blackjack which it can be worth taking a look at. One such casino game is Craps. Everybody has heard of craps but very few actually play it or know how to play it in Ireland. It is very much more popular in the United States and in the casinos there and in fact can be found in virtually every land based casino there is. The game of craps is no more than betting on the outcome of the roll of the two dice and although there 36 ways in which the dice can fall (6×6) there are only eleven possible outcomes. For full details we advise you to go to our craps page here at casinos.ie but the simplest bets to get you started are the “Pass Line” bet and the “Don’t Pass Line” bet. The important thing to remember is that there are 36 possible outcomes of the dice but only 11 results of the two dice together and not all results are equally likely. For example the total 2 can only be achieved when both dice come up “1” which is therefore a 1 in 36 chance; a total of 7 however can be achieved by 6 different combinations of two dice giving 7 a 1 in 6 chance of coming up. The betting does indeed seem a little complicated in the beginning but if you play free craps for a while you will soon get the hang of it and it then becomes a great fast moving dice game to enjoy.
In simple terms craps is played as follows: If the outcome of the first throw is 7 or 11 then the “pass line” bet wins at even money but if the outcome is 2,3 or 12, which is also called craps, the “pass line” bet loses. The reverse for the “don’t pass line” bet is not quite the same as it loses on a 7 or 11 but wins on a 2 or a 3 but is a push on a 12. Where craps gets interesting however is when the first throw results in a 4,5,6,8,9 or10. Whichever of those numbers comes up is called the “point” and when this happens the craps game continues with more throws of the dice until either the “point” number is thrown again or a 7 is thrown. If the “point” number comes up first a “pass line” bet wins and a “don’t pass” line bet loses; if the 7 comes up first it is the reverse. It can sometimes take several throws of the dice before one or the other comes up which only adds to the excitement.