The more you know, the better decisions you'll make and the more fun you'll have while gambling.

Understanding Odds

The odds of a game tell you your chances of winning. They are often displayed as a ratio, such as 6:1. The first number tells you how much you could win, while the second number tells you how much you need to bet to receive that win.

  • For example, if you won a game with 6:1 odds, you would receive $6 for every $1 bet.

Odds with larger numbers also mean your chances of winning are smaller, so it is important to know the higher the amount you can win, the less likely you are to win.

  • For example, the odds of winning are better when the odds are 2:1 versus odds of 10:1. 

Know the odds for your game so you have realistic expectations about your chances of winning. Game odds are usually printed right on the playing surface for table games and can be found in the More Info button on slot machines.