The vast majority of casino games, such as blackjack and roulette, are played against the venue. People make bets and get paid according to the payout table. The casino takes its profits from the difference between the total amount of money staked and the amount the players win back. In slots and video poker, the amount that’s paid back to players is written into the game’s code. This is known as the machine’s payout percentage. In physical games, the casino makes money due to the house edge (see casino advantage). This profit is embedded into the game rules.
Multi-player casinos, on the other hand, also offer games in which players bet money against each other. Omaha and Texas Hold’em poker, for example, have the players put their bets into a pot and then compete for it. In this case, the casino makes its profit by taking payment for the services of a dealer.
- A casino gaming venue where players can play against each other.