Gambling is fun. We even know people who think gambling is more fun than a lap dance. These people are what’s known as either “gambling addicts” or “people who don’t particularly have a clue.”
As much as gambling is, there are two games in Las Vegas casinos that should trigger an immediate flight response, keno and the Big Six wheel. Here’s why.
Keno comes from a French word, “quine” (pronounced “keen”), which means “five winning numbers.” An alternate definition of “quine” might also be “What in the hell are you thinking?”
That’s because keno has the worst odds in the casino, with a house edge of 25%. That’s spectacularly awful, even to the math-challenged, like this blog.
So, unless you are looking for a way to rid yourself of all that pesky currency in your pockets, avoid keno at all costs.
Big Six wheels, also called the “Wheel of Fortune,” are often placed at the front door of a casino, out where the newbie gamblers can see them. That’s because the house edge is huge, and casinos (the aforementioned “house”) tend to love when that happens.
Depending upon the number you’re betting on, the house edge on the Big Six wheel can range from a terrible 11% to an appalling 24%.
Just do yourself a favor and walk right by any Big Six wheel, even if a scantily-clad woman with lots of cleavage is serving as a dealer. It’s a trap. Or, should we say, they’re a trap.
Find yourself a game with better odds, like blackjack, craps or baccarat, and make your money last. You’ll need it for that lap dance.