Live Casino Hold’em, Strategy31st Jan 2017 |
Casino Hold’em has one of the lowest house edges in any casino game. Because of this ‒ with proper skill, strategy and a little luck ‒ you are more than likely to walk away with decent returns. Here are a couple of things you may want to watch for.
Although some forms of poker have many side bets, Casino Hold’em generally has only one, which is called the AA+ bet. This is where, in addition to playing against the dealer, you bet on the strength of your hand. For example, you might bet that you will have a flush. The compulsory ante and call bets only offer odds of about 1:1, and these kinds of bets offer far higher payout that can make them seem like a good idea. Because they are far more unlikely however, if you use them they can almost triple the house edge. As a general rule, you should avoid side bets if you can.
Because there are so many variables in the game, it is hard to statistically determine many things. The one thing they do say, however, is that folding is not often the answer. Statistically only about 18%, or one in five, hands are worth folding. This means that four out of five hands are worth calling.
Remember that the game is just between you and the dealer, so you don’t need to get a straight flush each time; you just need to beat the dealer. So, if your cards are all low and unconnected maybe fold, but if you’ve even a pair it might be worth going for it.