Best casino games - This is a question I have been asked often and for many years. However, in order to answer it correctly, we must recognize that the problem lies in the concept itself. Each game has its own merits and suits different people differently. As a result, exactly what is "best" often depends on what each player expects.
Nevertheless, there are some generalities that we can explore and identify. So for the remainder of this article, I will focus on some of the most popular casino games and try to describe them.
Best casino games - Roulette
My mother loved roulette! She passed away in 2017, but I always fondly remember her sitting at the roulette table. So for my mother, roulette was - by far - the "best" casino game. And this is the case for most Europeans . Less so for Americans.
European roulette is traditionally played with only one zero "0", the "house number" most often marked on the layout and circle in green. This gives the game a mere 2.7% casino advantage, and thus makes this version of the game the "best".
The American version of the game has two "house numbers" - a single "0" zero and a double "00" zero, also usually marked in green. This gives this game a casino advantage of 5.27%, so it is not so "best". And then there are other games that add a third house number, a triple "000" zero, and this game then has a huge casino advantage of 7.69%. This makes this game very "not the best".
Best casino games - Blackjack
By far the world's most popular casino table game, Blackjack - or 21 - is a seemingly simple game, but one that defies hidden complexity. How "best" this game is largely depends on the casino where you play it, and the rules that that casino applies to it. There are many variations of such rules, and most of them make the game "less best" than it could - optimally - actually be.
For example: Recently, many casinos have started paying for Natural 21 - known as Blackjack - at 6:5 stakes instead of the traditional 3:2. Unfortunately, most people don't know what this means or don't pay attention to it, so they give up the casino's extra advantage of 1,39%, and consequently lose money even when they win! Let me explain:
On the table 3:2 Natural 21 - Blackjack - will pay you 3 units for every two bets. So, if you bet 10 $ - two red chips - you will get back 15 $, or 3 red chips... 3.
But at a 6:5 table, the same hand with the same bet will only give you $6 for your $5, so for your $10 bet you will only get $12. Not the $15 you are entitled to! And that means you just handed over $3 to the casino for free. In fact, you just handed over $3 of your winnings to the casino. So even if you won, you lost. And THAT is the difference, and that is why Blackjack 6:5 is actually "not the best".
Vending Machines - Pokies - Fruit Machines
These are coin machines, which are known by many names around the world. Of course, these days they are almost always "credits" instead of "coins." But the concept and principle are the same. But what makes a vending machine "the best"? Well, it depends.
Want to spend little and last a long time? Then choose low-volatility games. These are the ones that achieve some kind of "payout" on almost every spin - but don't achieve big wins very often. And your "payouts" are so in name only, because they are usually much lower than the cost of that bet and that spin.
Do you have a bigger budget and like a bigger payout with more risk? Then choose games with medium volatility. These don't pay as often, but when they do, they usually pay as much or more than the basic bet that cost you for that spin. These games often achieve decent average jackpots - more along the lines of "look what I won!" courtesy.
Finally, if you like high risk and have a large bankroll to back it up, choose games with high volatility. These don't pay very often at all, but when they do hit, the wins tend to be quite high and significant. These are the kinds of "life-changing" hits that even some very lucky occasional gamblers can often hit.
So - how to recognize which is which?
Well, mostly if you see a lot of withdrawals with little real value, it's a low-volatility machine. Not always, but mostly yes. And if you see fewer payouts but with larger amounts, it's most likely a medium volatility game. And if you have the bankroll for it, just go into the High Limit Lounge, and most games are high volatility games. Generally speaking, of course. Casinos with a lot of games and worth noting are: AmunRa, 5Gringos, 7Signs, Sportaza, Posido18+. Remember that any type of gambling can be addictive. Always play responsibly