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Lucky11 | Blackjack or roulette? Which offers the better odds?


Lucky11 | Blackjack or Roulette
Lucky11 | Blackjack or Roulette

When you enter the casino, you will be surrounded by a plethora of casino games, some more appealing than others. While some players swear by roulette, others believe that blackjack offers the best odds of success. But how do you know whether to play Blackjack or Roulette? Are some games more fortunate than others? What is the point of it all? Don't worry, Lucky11 will walk you through everything.


Roulette odds

Roulette odds never change. When the ball goes around the wheel and lands on a number, you don't remember what you did until the next time the dealer throws it around the wheel. This is because each spin of the roulette wheel is a separate event that has nothing to do with future outcomes. Regardless of whether the ball has landed on number 7 the last three times, it is almost certain that the ball will land on number 7 over and over again. The probability of landing on black is always 18/37 (or 38 in American roulette), and the same goes for landing on red. Also, the probability of getting a straight is always 1/37. This may appear insane, as does the fact that the sequences 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 are just as likely to occur when playing the lottery as any other sequence, but it is all true. Some people, however, will not listen and will continue to use systems such as the Martingale system, which lowers their wagers based on previous results. Anyone who uses this system is essentially throwing their money away. Consider for a moment that a brand new roulette wheel was released that removed numbers once they were hit. This would alter the odds of each spin. By removing the number '7,' for example, the new odds for landing the number '8' are 1/36, rather than 1/37. While this isn't particularly useful for roulette players, it is for blackjack players.


Blackjack Odds

In the example above, we found that reducing the number of numbers on a roulette wheel increases the chances of landing on the remaining numbers. While this cannot happen in roulette, it can happen in blackjack. There is no chance of receiving this card again once it is dealt (until the cards are shuffled about every 25 hands). As a result, the chances of getting other cards have increased. Card counters essentially do the same thing. They count the number of high and low cards in the deck and adjust their bets accordingly. They're known as heuristic systems because they estimate how cheap the deck is at a given point in time. Consider it this way to help you understand. Hitting natural blackjack is the best way to win big money, so having aces and tens in the deck is advantageous. If you land an ace, the number of aces in the deck is reduced, and you now have a lower chance to land a natural blackjack. With no aces in the deck, the chances of getting a blackjack are nil, and the house edge rises significantly. The same is true for tens, but not in the same way. Because the number of tens is much higher than the number of aces, finding a happy medium between both the two works. Whenever the deck consists evenly number of tens and aces, the odds of landing blackjack increase, and the card counter increases their bet.


Blackjack or Roulette : Pure chance over strategy

One important distinction between blackjack and roulette is the ability of the house edge to be manipulated in the card game. The house edge in roulette is always fixed at 5.26 percent (American roulette) or 2.70 percent (European roulette) (European roulette). Nothing can ever change this. Nothing. However, there are several decisions you can make in blackjack that affect the house edge. We go over a few of these elements in our other tips articles, but it all boils down to situational play. This is also known as 'basic play' or 'basic strategy,' and it describes the mathematically optimal way to play in any given situation. We've talked about it before, so try making sure you read it. Using our strategy guide, you can play with a house edge of 0.5 – 1%. Stick to blackjack if you want to play with these kinds of odds. Roulette does not allow for such odds. Of course, roulette can be a lot of fun if you don't want to deal with the hassle of playing with a strategy.