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By John Grochowski on Thursday December 28, 2017
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There are players who want to cut the house edge as far as they can, and will change games in order to do it.
Most players, however, have a favorite game or a few favorite and will stick to those even if one outside their range has a lower house edge.
I asked a few players who email me often in how far they go in pursuing the lowest edge, and whether they’d change games to get a better deal.
SAM: Sam’s my name, blackjack’s my game. That’s not going to change. I don’t like craps, and I’m not going there no matter what.
What I want to know isn’t necessarily the so-called best game. It’s the best way to play the game I like. I want to win money, but I want to relax and enjoy myself, too.
KAYLIE: I just want to have fun, and the slots do it for me.
I’ve heard and read often enough that other games give you a better chance to win, but I have fun on the slots and don’t really want to spend time learning to play other games.
Jackpots add spice. I’ve won several of more than $1,000 while playing pennies. I know I spend money more than I win, but as long as I get bonus rounds and get to do the fun things the games, I have a good time.
AL: I’m a craps player from way back. I learned in the service, and so that’s what I play in the casinos.
If you had the world’s best blackjack game and told me the I had a better shot to win than my method at craps, I’d still play craps.
CARLA: Oh, I’m game agnostic. I have a pretty good idea what I’m doing on blackjack, craps, video poker, Three Card Poker and roulette, and anyone can play slots.
I pay attention to the house edge in sort of a general sense. I’m aware of what they are. But I don’t go out of my way to seek out the lowest edge if it’s not the game I feel like playing.