Table games are among the oldest and most profitable casino games. It is possible to say that especially card games have been played for more than 300 years. In fact, the blackjack game is described even in books written in the 17th century.
This is still the case: When someone says “casino games”, the first thing that comes to mind is the online casino table games.
Although slots offer fun gameplay, they cannot match the excitement of table games: They represent the true gambling experience. If you enjoy playing table games too, here are some tips to increase your chances of winning.
Pick a Single Game and Become a Master
Table games are a very broad category and generally cover every game played on a table. In other words, card games are also included in this category, and even they offer countless options. It is not possible to specialize in all table games: Each of them has different rules and betting options. For this reason, we recommend that you choose only one and focus your time and energy on that game. Do not try to master roulette, blackjack, and poker games at the same time, no one can do it. But, for example, if you only focus on poker, you can become a pro in a short time.
Find out everything you need to know about the game of your choice and learn the probability of each betting option. Most players prefer high-paying betting options hoping that they will become rich with a single bet. However, professionals prefer bets with low but regular payouts. For example, if you are playing roulette, you already know that inside bets pay very high, as high as 1:35. However, the odds of winning these bets are very low: To give you an idea, let's say that your chance of winning a “straight bet” is 2.70%. Theoretically, you are much more likely to get hit by a meteor. Outside bets only pay 1:1, but your chances of winning (in the European variant) are 48.60%. In other words, your winning frequency will be much higher. Being an expert requires you to adjust your expectations accordingly. Don't expect to become rich with a single bet, instead look for ways to get regular payouts.
Learn What RTP Means
RTP is an abbreviated version of “return to player”. Many players think that this term indicates the chance to win. However, RTP is a ratio that shows how much you will lose the most. It means how much of your investment you can recover in the long run. The higher this rate, the less you will lose. For the same reason, it is possible to say that the winning frequency will be higher. To give an example, if you invest 100 EUR in a game with an RTP value of 98%, you will win back 98 EUR in the long run. So you will lose no more than 2 EUR.
As a player, you should prefer table games with a high RTP rate. The higher this rate, the better. In general, you should not fall below 95%. To get an idea, you can look at the table below which contains the RTP rates of the most popular table games:
|GAME NAME||AVERAGE RTP RATE|
Please note that these are general values, RTP rates may vary in individual games and in different variants. All you have to do is check the payout table and find out the actual RTP rate of a game before you start playing. However, it is possible to say that blackjack has the highest rate in any case. In fact, it is the only table game that can offer an RTP rate of 100% with optimal gameplay. So if you like card games, your first choice should be blackjack. And stay away from keno and bingo: It is almost impossible to make a profit with them.
Do Not Fall into “Gambler’s Fallacy”
Gambler's fallacy is to believe that something specific will happen without any logical reason. In other words, if you believe that you will definitely win in the 11th round because you lost in the last 10 rounds and your luck is about to turn, you are within the scope of this definition. Gamblers tend to believe in fallacious things. For example, if the result is red 20 times while playing roulette, they believe that the 21st spin is more likely to result in black. Because enough is enough and black should appear sooner or later, right? Theoretically, this is true, but the absence of a particular result for a long time does not change the probability of its happening: The possibilities are recalculated at each spin. Gambler's fallacy is an important problem that can cause you to dangerously raise bets and go bankrupt. Make sure you don't fall into this trap.