With over 140 casinos, Las Vegas is filled with casino games. In fact, Sin City has over 200,000 slot machines alone.
This massive variety is great for entertainment sake. It gives you endless opportunities to choose from when gaming in Las Vegas.
However, it’s not so great when you’re trying to find the best odds in Vegas. Luckily, you can just refer to the games covered below when looking for the best chances to win.
1 – Deuces Wild Video Poker (and Other Variations)
Normally, the only ways to win guaranteed profits through Vegas gambling include card counting, poker, and sports betting.
Sin City is unique, though, because it offers video poker machines that can deliver over 100% RTP. Deuces Wild is at the top of the list with 100.76% payback under optimal strategy.
You need to find “full-pay” Deuces Wild machines to enjoy this incredible RTP. Sam’s Town, Arizona Charlie’s Decatur, and Arizona Charlie’s Boulder are currently the only Vegas casinos that feature this game.
- Full-pay Joker Poker (Kings or Better) = 100.64%
- 10/7 Double Bonus = 100.17%
- 10/6 Double Double Bonus = 100.07%
You’re not going to make a fortune when playing video poker at over 100% payback. At best, you can only earn up to $10 an hour through full-pay Deuces Wild.
Nevertheless, it’s always nice to profit from your gambling hobby. With that said, you might consider studying strategy for one of the games covered above before hitting Vegas.
2 – Craps With 100x Odds
Real money craps already gives you a strong chance to win through both pass line (1.41% house edge) and don’t pass line bets (1.36%). However, “odds” can boost your chances of winning even more.
Odds are aptly named because they pay at your true odds of winning. As a result, they don’t carry a house advantage.
You do, however, need to place a pass line or don’t pass line bet first. You can then back either of these wagers with odds up to a certain multiple.
A higher multiple requires a larger stake. For example, a $10 pass line bet with 5x odds requires a $60 stake overall.
As seen below, though, betting higher odds can be worthwhile:
- 1x odds: Pass line 0.85%; don’t pass line 0.68%
- 2x odds: Pass line 0.61%; don’t pass line 0.46%
- 3x odds: Pass line 0.47%; don’t pass line 0.34%
- 5x odds: Pass line 0.33%; don’t pass line 0.23%
- 10x odds: Pass line 0.18%; don’t pass line 0.12%
- 20x odds: Pass line 0.1%; don’t pass line 0.07%
- 100x odds: Pass line 0.02%; don’t pass line 0.01%
Most land-based casinos stop at anywhere between 3x and 5x odds. Some Vegas casinos, however, are willing to go above these marks.
The Cromwell is the only casino in the world that features 100x odds. If you’re a high roller who wants the absolute best chance to win in craps, then you should visit the Cromwell.
Main Street Station offers up to 20x odds. If you can’t make it to the Cromwell, then Main Street Station is a nice alternative.
3 – High Stakes Blackjack at M Resort
Real money blackjack is commonly one of the highest-paying games in the casino. It’s even more lucrative at some Vegas establishments.
The M Resort offers the best blackjack game in town from a house edge perspective. It features certain tables that only carry a 0.19% house advantage.
Assuming you’re a low roller, though, then you should consider heading to El Cortez. Located in downtown Vegas, El Cortez offers $5 blackjack tables with just a 0.3% house advantage.
Here are some other worthwhile blackjack games throughout the city:
- Bighorn – 0.26% house edge; $5 minimum bet
- Treasure Island – 0.26% house edge; $50 minimum bet
- ARIA – 0.26% house edge; $100 minimum bet
- Bellagio – 0.26% house edge; $100 minimum bet
- Aliante – 0.46% house edge; $5 minimum bet
- Arizona Charlie’s Decatur – 0.46% house edge; $5 minimum bet
- Silverton – 0.58% house edge; $10 minimum bet
4 – Baccarat Pretty Much Anywhere
Unlike the games covered above, you don’t need to go anywhere special in Vegas to enjoy great baccarat odds. Every game features the same odds for the most part.
The banker bet gives you the best chance to win. Even with a 5% commission taken from wins, it only carries a 1.06% house edge.
The player bet is a nice alternative if you get bored with the banker wager. It only features a 1.24% house advantage.
Some casinos offer EZ baccarat, which doesn’t take commissions from banker wins. In this case, you’ll be facing a slightly lower 1.02% house advantage.
Casino counter the lack of commissions through a special rule. If the banker wins with a three-card 7, then you’ll push—not win a 1:1 payout.
Even with this rule, though, EZ baccarat is a worthwhile game that slightly improves your odds of winning. Again, though, pretty much any baccarat game throughout Vegas will do.
5 – High Stakes French Roulette
French Roulette is the optimal roulette variation. It plays out on a European wheel, which normally carries a 2.70% house edge.
However, French Roulette provides an added advantage. It pays half back on losing even-money wagers when the ball lands on zero.
This game does feature two catches, though, including the following:
- You must place even-money bets to benefit from la partage.
- Only high-stakes French Roulette games exist in Vegas.
You probably won’t have much of a problem with placing even-money wagers. After all, you’ll benefit from a really low house advantage when doing so.
The stakes, though, can be killer. Treasure Island offers the cheapest Vegas French Roulette game with a $50 minimum bet.
Every other casino that features this variation requires between a $100 and $300 minimum bet. You’ll need be a high roller to play the game under these circumstances. Provided you’re willing to bet big, though, then French Roulette can be worth playing in Vegas.
6 – Pai Gow Poker (as the Banker)
Pai Gow poker gives you a solid chance to win under any circumstances. It features as low as a 2.84% house advantage under the optimal strategy.
However, you can lower the Pai Gow Poker house edge even further by acting as the banker. This game gives you a unique opportunity to bank the action.
When doing so, you’ll collect bets from all other players at the table. You keep money from each player whom you beat. Meanwhile, you’ll need to pay out winning gamblers from your own funds.
The primary advantage to acting as the bank is that you’ll lower the house edge to 1.46%. The downside, though, is that you need more money to cover everybody’s bets. Assuming you take a bath and lose to all other players, you’ll have to pay out quite a bit.
If you’re a well-funded gambler, though, then you should definitely consider acting as the banker. You have stronger long-term odds of winning by doing so.
7 – Pai Gow Tiles
Pai Gow Tiles is the game that Pai Gow Poker is based on. Although not as popular as the poker variation, Pai Gow Tiles is found in a small number of Vegas casinos.
This game is played with 32 total tiles/dominoes. You and the dealer each start off by receiving four tiles. Both sides then separate the tiles into low and high hands.
Pai Gow Tiles contains a strategic element to setting hands. If you master this strategy, then you’ll only face a 1.50% house edge.
You can find this game in several Vegas casinos, including the ARIA, Bellagio, Harrah’s, MGM Grand, Palace Station, and Rio.
You don’t have to be at the mercy of the house when playing Vegas casino games. Instead, you can choose any one of the seven games covered above to greatly improve your odds.
The video poker variations discussed at the top provide the absolute best Vegas odds. Each of these games can deliver guaranteed profits with the correct strategy.
If you’re willing to bet big, then craps with 100x or 20x odds features almost a 0% house edge. M Resort’s blackjack is another high-stakes game that barely carries a house advantage.
Even if you don’t have the bankroll to place huge wagers, you’ll find great low-roller options too. El Cortez’s $5 blackjack, for example, only features a 0.3% house edge.