Strategies for Playing Table Games

Online table games like blackjack are among the most popular, and potentially profitable, games in the casino. Most table games provide much better odds than the venerable slot machines, making them a good choice for the serious gambler and the casual gambler alike.

In order to enjoy the greatest odds of winning, however, it is important to employ proper betting strategies. It is of course important to know the rules of any game you plan to play, and to do all your homework and planning before you head off to the casino.

While there is no way to completely eliminate the edge enjoyed by the casino, there are a number of strategies you can use to reduce that edge a bit. The list below provides some of the most time honored strategies for increasing the odds of winning the most popular table games.


Single deck tables provide the best odds when playing blackjack. In addition, the player should seek out the tables with no restrictions on doubling-down, surrendering or splitting hands. All three strategies serve to increase the odds enjoyed by the player. Blackjack is the favorite game of millions. Luck, patience and ability to keep the strategy will bring you lots of fun and real money wins. Lucky 21!


With Craps play, it is important to always keep the pass line and come bets to the table minimum.


Mini-baccarrat can look like a complicated game, but it is actually easier to learn than blackjack. In addition, the game affords only a minimal advantage to the house.

Pai-Gow poker

The player should look for a rank of a 5 card hand which is higher than the two card low hand.

Live poker

The most popular forms of live poker are Texas Hold 'Em and Seven Card Stud, so it is a good idea to study the rules of each game before your next trip to the casino.

Bet wisely. You can bet a minimum of $1 all the way up to $99, but don't get too excited and plave the maximum bet when you feel it's time.