Most Valuable Player

Casino players are having arguments. Who is the most valuable player inside the casino? Is it the blackjack player, who bets $25 a hand or the slot player who inserts only $3 on the slot machine?

So far, slot players are far more valuable than any other casino player. And here's why.

A blackjack player can risk $1500 to $2000 in every hour he spends at the blackjack table. The blackjack player will meet 60 to 80 decisions per hour. A majority of blackjack casino players don't know strategies about the game. Basically, the casino already has the edge of winning against the player. The house advantage against the blackjack player is about 1 to 2 percent.

The blackjack player losing to the casino's edge will make the player lose about $7.50 to $10 an hour. A regular blackjack player can spent about four hours at the blackjack table. That can total to $30 to $40 each day.

Blackjack players seem to be losing huge amounts of money. But take a closer look at the slot player within the same period of time the blackjack player is spending on the table.

Every spin the slot player is inserting $3 with an average pace of approximately 10 to 12 spins every minute. The casino's advantage against the slot player is about 5 to 8 percent. In simpler words, the slot player can lose about $90 to $108 in an hour playing the slots. In about four hours that the slot player is spending on the slot, just like the blackjack player is spending on the table for about four hours. The slot player can lose about $360 to $432. Now that is a huge amount of money.

That's not all the bad news. If the player chooses to play on the slot that is a progressive type, and he keeps on playing on the machine he can lose an astounding $1296 in one day.

All in all, slot players are more valuable than the $100 player of blackjack or the player of baccarat with $150 or the craps player with $200.

Here's the catch, people tend to play the slots more than any other table games, thinking that they could bet less on the slot than in any other casino games. $3 bet is far lesser than $25 or $100 bet. If they thought of betting less, they might lose less. But actually that's not the case.

I am not telling slot player to stop playing slots. This is to show that slot players are the most valuable player over other casino players. Casinos are actually earning more from slot than blackjack or roulette and they like it that way. Besides, you don't have to pay a slot machine a salary too!

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