How to Actually Win Money at a Casino

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The casino… a favorite college pass time. Before heading off to Vegas, Foxwoods, a Native American reservation, international waters, or Canada here are some tips that will ensure you have at least a half chance of doubling your money:

Play Little

The basics behind ever casino is statistics. The more you play, the more your chances of losing money. Casinos will not mind if you win some of their money because on average they will win

Play Smart

Play only games that have high odds. Some games will rape you over in unfair odds. Here is a basic guide:

Blackjack: Every time you play Blackjack you have almost a 50% chance of winning. In Blackjack, you try to add up your card values so they are close to 21, but do not go over. Aces can be worth either 1 or 11 and face cards are worth ten. You play against the dealer and not other players. The way the casino wins is if they tie your score or if you bust (you get more than 21).

Roulette: Roulette gives you a 47.3% chance of doubling your money if you bet on reds, blacks, evens, or odds. It is a much more exciting game than that however. You place bets on any one number (1 in 36 chance of winning); any two, three, or four touching numbers; any column of numbers; and more. There are so many types of bets in roulette that it will be sure to keep your interest up. A ball will land on a random number and if you chose that number or if it is red/black, odd/even, whatever you bet on…you win!

Poker: Any poker game in a casino where you play against other players and not the dealer is generally a good idea. The casino takes in a specific amount of money from every winning hand called a rake and in return you do not have to play against their odds. No Limit Texas Hold ‘Em is my personal favorite, but there are dozens of different types of poker games available so find a table and just ask how to play if you are unsure.


1. If you are unsure about something, ask the dealer. They are generally very nice people.

2. Tip your dealer. If you tip your dealer they will be more willing to help you. Plus, it is just common courtesy. (Note: Do not expect the dealer to go easy on you or cheat for you. That stuff may only fly in Chinatown)

3. If you go to a big casino-hotel ask for a comp card and use it at every game. What it does is track your wins/losses so just in case you lose a lot or even if you just play a lot, you will probably get a lot of free gifts from the casino.

4. Talk to your fellow gamblers and have a good time.

5. Do not drink too much. It will impede your judgment and you will end the night buying Patron tequila shots for the entire table and out a few thousand dollars.

6. Have fun!

44 Thoughts on “How to Actually Win Money at a Casino”

  1. As a man that used to be a big gambler, my advice is to play games where you don’t play against the dealer. Hold Em for example is something that is more skill-based rather than luck-based.

  2. Great Blog- I’m actually headed to a local casino this weekend with some friends. Lots of great tips here!

  3. Hi, nice posts there :-) thank’s for the interesting information

  4. Hi.
    This article can help you.

  5. nice post , but you know sometime poker involve with a lot of luck too>>>>>>>

  6. You forgot about Foxwoods bingo. They have some bery good bingos with anywhere from $3500 to $1 million payouts. They do have higher admission costs. The $3500.00 payout covers usually 28 games and costs $50.00. The one million dollar bingo costs $250.00 for admission with $20.000 regular game payouts and a gauranteed winner of one million. The bingo hall roughly seats 4000 people at capacity, which it usually isn’t as the price of admission goes up.

  7. I took a casino management class back in college.

    The 3 best games where you have a chance to make money is:
    1. Pai-Gow Poker
    2. Black Jack
    3. Craps (Like slot machines, but with better odds)

    These games involve at least a bit more skill and luck then relying on purely on chance and luck.

    -Hunk Switzerland

  8. Do colleges have clubs or whatever for hobbies like Holdem? I’m trying to decide which college fits me best, and Ive been using as a resource. But I want to know (from the “ground-level”) if students at certain universities are more into playing cards. It’s a hobby dear to my heart, ha.

  9. Emilee — most students at any college you go to will play poker, just depends on the friends. and, its funny, my cousin just told me about acceptedge yesterday. must be the new soon-to-be college kid tool.

  10. your a bunch of idiots, no one wins at a casino in the long run

  11. “its not gambling if you know you are gonna win every time. Counting cards is a full proof system.

    Its illegal allen.

    its not illegal.. its frowned upon like masturbating on an airplane. rain man took down an entire casino and he was a re-tard.”

    haha i love the hangover.

  12. haha I love the hangover. good one event planning. Did anyone here about the movie 21? MIT refused to let the production crew on campus. Whats up with that?

  13. I enjoy playing Texas Hold Em and do agree that you have better odds at winning but you can still lose a lot of money depending on how much the buy in is.

  14. Money making ideas for girls raising money for our church?

  15. WoW! Thank you very much for that enlightening article

  16. How much money should a 14 year old have in their bank account?

  17. I’m always clueless when it comes to gambling…thanks for the tips :)

  18. I like playing only 4 cents and cashing out the ticket at the ticket express to get a full refund when I lose since they round up my 96 cents to a dollar since they use no pennies. play slots this way for a guaranteed win. The real win is not the few cents you can make when you do win, but the free beers that you get while you play this way.

  19. When playing roulette put 50 or 100 on two rows if you put 50 and win on one you get two to one which would add up to you winning 50. you have a 66.6% chance of winning. if you put 500 on one row you get 1500 which is enough for me to walk away lol good luck

  20. Don’t go to the casino. Notice that sin is right in the middle literally. In the bible it says not to gamble and if you do shame on you. God will judge you for that.

  21. Amen Brother let em have it!!!!

  22. Who is Jesus?

  23. Ive heard of him but dont know who he really is

  24. My sister just farted and she squirted all over the place. HAHAHAHHAHAH

  25. Seriously, she really did

  26. Any MW2 fans out there?

  27. Im hosting a 10th prestige lobby if your interested. Free of charge just need some people to play.
    xbox 360- holdenchase

  28. This is zzgrizz himself. Machinima is allowing me to host a private match with a prize of $500. We are looking for a new member since the devestating pass of our dear friend hutch. Entry fee will be $5 and There will only be 25 contestants. The winner of the $500 will also have a chance to play me one on one for an additional $250. Good Luck

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  29. we havent decide which cod game we are playing. We might leave that up to you all

  30. Whats up grizz your just now putting the word out. The Game is coming up in May

  31. Well i was gonna keep it a suprise but activision and infinity ward are coming out with a new Cod called urban battlefront and it comes out in june so thats when the competition will be held

  32. damn they just came out with black ops

  33. yea i know. activision worked on blackops while infinity ward was working on urban battlefront

  34. Surprisingly, the Bible contains no specific command to avoid gambling. However, the Bible does contain timeless principles for living a life pleasing to God and is filled with wisdom to deal with every situation, including gambling. So in other words gambling is not a sin you IDIOT

  35. I never win at anything….not even $1 at scratch-offs. So going to a casino means spending $100 max and buying a cup of coffee….that’s it. It’s only for fun.

  36. for everyone bringing the bible in it, what are you even doing on this page. now don’t bring the good book in this. just think of it as this. when we were kids we used to go to arcades all the time. as we grew we liked winning stuff there, you have a small chance of winning stuff at arcades or even carnivals. were adults now, no more time for little prizes. just go for fun, if you go play slots, go with a certain amount. i went with $20 and my cousin went with $40. i ended up winning and finally went down to 13 cents. my cousin lost everything and ended up winning $123. it was just for fun i thought of it as a grown up arcade and we were there for about 1.5 hours. lets see you last that long at dave and busters or chuck e cheese.

  37. Relevant information to beginner

  38. Thank you for Alice,anyway Win Lost.Lost again…..Losing control……determinasi hard to do ,easy to say…..first day win always, second days. Lost totally………………..example Win $2K ,next days, lose $5K. Tartly lost $7K………nomore gamblers…..

  39. i lost in casino 300000 now i am crying for that

  40. Good advice…. Thank you.. We like your advice..

  41. Hi, I lost 10 thousands USD with baccarat in a casino in Cambodia and now I have left $1900. How long could i get back? I estimate for 5 months. Is it possible?

  42. I lost 500000 u.s dollars in mini baccarat in 2 years. I thought I can kill myself. I don’t know what I do right now.

  43. CASINO always win because they have unlimited cash unlike us.

  44. i worked at a job making 30,000 a year for 30 years. i saved half per year for 30 years. now, i got 450,000 dollars saved. i’ve never gambled once in my life. and I AM THE FUCKING WINNER.

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