How to Beat the Casino, and How They'll Stop You

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  1. Soviet Shnuckums

    Soviet Shnuckums23 soat oldin

    1.182% at 2:39 am eastern :(

  2. Soviet Shnuckums

    Soviet Shnuckums23 soat oldin

    idfk what this is even supposed to imply

  3. Marti Grey

    Marti GreyKun oldin

    So what about a rule that says you can only double your bet not add more? They could sell it as "we don't want you to lose big" and counters get less.

  4. denelson83

    denelson832 kun oldin

    I just stay away from casinos altogether. Gambling is not attractive to me.

  5. Tung Ming Xuan

    Tung Ming Xuan2 kun oldin

    Hol up lemme try this in the Diamond Casino and Resort

  6. Zlatka Georgieva

    Zlatka Georgieva2 kun oldin

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  7. Evan Schemenauer

    Evan Schemenauer3 kun oldin

    One item missing that casinos on the strip employ. Most of them decrease the payout on a blackjack to 6:5 instead of 3:2. It might not seem like much but in a typical hour I would expect to hit 3 or 4 blackjacks. Even if you're playing a $20 table, that small adjustment costs a player like me $16 each time I hit a blackjack, or $48 to $64/hour. That gives the house a much larger advantage and I typically avoid the casinos that do this. Also there's the side bets. You can sometimes play these for as little as $1 to $5 but the casino advantage on these is 5% to 18%. A lot of players like these because there's the chance you could hit it big, but they should always be avoided.

  8. Joël

    Joël3 kun oldin

    isn't changing the rules cheating in it's own right ?

  9. jacky mai

    jacky mai4 kun oldin

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  10. Max Myzer

    Max Myzer4 kun oldin

    8:05 1.128 or 1.182

  11. Jeremy Hughes

    Jeremy Hughes4 kun oldin

    Considering the dyslexic moment at 8:00 I'm not relying on the voice over guy's card counting skills.

  12. Victor Hugo

    Victor Hugo4 kun oldin

    If you can make complex operations in your head, you can improve on that 1, 0, -1 system. Like in movies, 21 or The Hangover, yes it can be done but you got to be close to a genius

  13. John Lingel

    John Lingel4 kun oldin

    $110 an hour, no thanks. Sitting in that smoke-filled room for hours sounds like hell. Plumbers can make $110 an hour, id rather clean shit.

  14. The mole People

    The mole People5 kun oldin

    Hey doesn’t this guy sound like half as interesting

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  16. Robert Scibelli

    Robert Scibelli5 kun oldin

    1.128% or 1.182%?

  17. Circe

    Circe5 kun oldin

    Wendover: The casino business model is bulletproof. Trump: Hold my fried chicken...

  18. mark kim

    mark kim6 kun oldin

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  19. David Jameson

    David Jameson6 kun oldin

    7:58 - Screen displays 1.128%. Narration states 1.182%. Oops.

  20. Jackkipper _7106

    Jackkipper _71066 kun oldin

    well any one that has been to the casio on GTAV knows that its rigged

  21. Luke Brown

    Luke Brown6 kun oldin

    How to beat the casino: stay in the hotel and enjoy a couple cocktails, maybe catch a stand-up show, and give everything involving chips or flashing lights a wide berth

  22. Chance Robinson

    Chance Robinson7 kun oldin

    Want to know how to become a millionaire playing Blackjack? Start with a Billion dollars! 🤑

  23. 4048 Antonio

    4048 Antonio7 kun oldin

    8:00 So question, is it 1.128 or 1.182

  24. Lee B

    Lee B10 kun oldin

    Blackjack pays at 2.3% in Casinos

  25. Indy Lockheart

    Indy Lockheart10 kun oldin

    It was my understanding that casinos take no risk with poker...they simply facilitate a game between players and take a small percentage cut of every pot..thats why its the only game that isn't wildly unbalanced and worth playing if your any good

  26. mimoocho dom

    mimoocho dom10 kun oldin

    The house always wins.

  27. Jack Wall

    Jack Wall12 kun oldin

    Is it 1.128 or 1.182?!?!?!

  28. indyola

    indyola12 kun oldin

    Right about the one minute mark I am reminded of the fact that Donald Trump lost one Billion dollars running a casino

  29. Eric Leblanc

    Eric Leblanc13 kun oldin

    Who's on first? Who's on first?

  30. Ashton Nash

    Ashton Nash13 kun oldin

    I wonder if it was purposeful that at least two of the numbers he said in the video were different than the numbers that appeared in text.

  31. David Hanson

    David Hanson14 kun oldin

    1.128 or 1.182 percent?

  32. Mild Aggression

    Mild Aggression18 kun oldin

    Bloody hell, I just realized I’m watching “Wendover Productions” and not “Half as Interesting”.

  33. Yufeng yan

    Yufeng yan19 kun oldin


  34. Kody Stutzman

    Kody Stutzman21 kun oldin

    how to beat the casino: play poker

  35. Toby

    Toby21 kun oldin

    Blackjack is a tiny fraction of their profits or losses, slot machines more than covers any potential blackjack losses by huge amounts.

  36. 3 mOn3y

    3 mOn3y22 kun oldin

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  37. Muscle Head

    Muscle Head25 kun oldin

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  38. Ray

    Ray26 kun oldin

    8:05 missread

  39. Peyton Ferguson

    Peyton Ferguson26 kun oldin

    If card counters meant any less to me I'd just go out on the floor and piss on them but they aren't worth the steps.

  40. Peyton Ferguson

    Peyton Ferguson26 kun oldin

    Casinos losing hundreds of thousands of dollars on Narcan use because of people downing heroine. "Lets hurt the casino with card counting."

  41. Chris Carlone

    Chris Carlone27 kun oldin

    Casinos are a joke. Terrible organizations. Learned how to count cards, been harrassed and intimidated for simply playing to win. Never did anything wrong to those people in my life. Terrible organizations.

  42. Wei Vorbach

    Wei Vorbach27 kun oldin

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  43. Matt Mazenauer

    Matt Mazenauer28 kun oldin

    WOW, I thought casinos earned way more than this.

  44. Peyton Wilhoit

    Peyton Wilhoit29 kun oldin

    The ace would benefit the dealer because the ace is worth 1. Unless my family changed the rules.

  45. Cmrd Knightmarez

    Cmrd Knightmarez29 kun oldin

    Player is winning? Force them to play flat bets. Disgusting. It's my game, stop moving MY pieces around the board.

  46. Francisco Mackenzie

    Francisco Mackenzie26 kun oldin

    How is it "your" game?

  47. Perfexion Gaming

    Perfexion Gaming29 kun oldin

    Watching how to beat a Casino as I am working inside the Casino.

  48. Ryan Matthew

    Ryan Matthew29 kun oldin

    also.. one BIG factor. You have the odds if you count..YES but you can still lose. Casinos have unlimited time and unlimited money.. You need to be a true pro who spends the entire day playing.

  49. Ryan Matthew

    Ryan Matthew29 kun oldin

    Left Craps out...ALSO keep in mind the .5% blackjack advantage is assuming Single Deck or Double Deck, 3:2 Blackjack , double down on any 2 cards AND people knowing how to play. the REAL advantage is far greater than .5%. 6:5 is everywhere now on the strip and the use 6 deck shufflers which slightly change the odds to the house.

  50. FalseRoyalty

    FalseRoyaltyOy oldin

    these rates are always gonna be in house favor since u go first, if the house continues to draw and pushes if both sides bust then the 0.5% advantage is true, but since player draws first that advantage is more like a 5% advantage

  51. Sm0khey

    Sm0kheyOy oldin

    Wait, are you the "Half as interesting" guy?

  52. wigglebot23

    wigglebot2327 kun oldin

    Yes, he is

  53. Jiozx

    JiozxOy oldin

    Casinos are sponsored by Satan... so many people have been killed or committed suicide because of casinos, even millionaires.

  54. PigeonDetective90

    PigeonDetective90Oy oldin

    3:29 you've highlighted Wales but not mentioned it in your list

  55. Brandon Cue

    Brandon CueOy oldin

    Casinos are free money you just win and don't lose. I don't know why people are complaining

  56. La Mouche-qc

    La Mouche-qcOy oldin

    I love how they said usa but they higlight all the Canada ... 🇨🇦

  57. Sometime

    SometimeOy oldin

    alright boy time to bankrupt some casino

  58. hi im shana

    hi im shanaOy oldin

    I will not fail you, Sora...

  59. KurzgeCat

    KurzgeCatOy oldin

    I swear this guy sounds too much like half as interesting.

  60. wigglebot23

    wigglebot2327 kun oldin

    Hmmm, I wonder why

  61. Bimal Pandey

    Bimal PandeyOy oldin

    8:01 the text says 1.128 while he says 1.182

  62. StJonnyVodka

    StJonnyVodkaOy oldin

    Uhm, three questions: how u make a video about odds, how u have 3mil subs, how can i trust you after 7:59 ?

  63. bluenick2k17

    bluenick2k17Oy oldin


  64. John

    JohnOy oldin

    The casino house edge is assuming the player plays a perfect strategy right? Because the house edge with a person who doesn't actually know blackjack strategy would be very high

  65. Sebastian Schleining

    Sebastian SchleiningOy oldin

    Well...does this Work in GTA V?

  66. EMS 76

    EMS 76Oy oldin

    If someone has the skill to card count, then punishing them for being able to win is ridiculous. If casinos don't like that blackjack is a beatable game, then don't offer it at their tables.

  67. beebeegee

    beebeegeeOy oldin

    Are dealers instructed to speed up pitch/showdowns toward the end of the shoe? Whenever I try counting I notice I have much more difficulty towards the end of the shoe.

  68. PoWd3r

    PoWd3rOy oldin

    So am I the only one that came from No game no life??

  69. Rolan Samonte

    Rolan SamonteOy oldin

    people be like "oh, I gain money by not going into casinos", but still participate on lottery lol

  70. TeeDee87

    TeeDee87Oy oldin

    did this when I was younger in nightclubs where I live. Pretty quickly got banned from playing in everywhere... Yeah cheating.

  71. console

    consoleOy oldin

    nerds be rich

  72. Tengbo Zhuang

    Tengbo ZhuangOy oldin

    1.182% vs 1.128%

  73. Rosie Fay

    Rosie FayOy oldin

    10:34 Due to distrust by frequent cheaters, that is? Why would an honest player distrust the thing?

  74. Rosie Fay

    Rosie FayOy oldin

    5:39 I think you mean "...when the dealer deals the to themself". Isn't the reverse usually true when the dealer is dealing to the player?

  75. Rosie Fay

    Rosie FayOy oldin

    5:36 "Without getting too much into the math..." But that's what this video is *about* and it's what we're here for!

  76. Hacked

    HackedOy oldin


  77. Skipp Dunlap

    Skipp DunlapOy oldin

    Person: starts legally beating the casino Casino: Wait that’s illegal

  78. Muninn Myrkvi

    Muninn MyrkviOy oldin

    It's not even really a cost of doing business to allow winners to keep winning because those winners draw in crowds who will potentially be losers.

  79. LongLive Juice

    LongLive JuiceOy oldin

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    LittleTimmyJrOy oldin

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  81. wafiko Julio

    wafiko JulioOy oldin

    The house can't win if you carpet bomb the house

  82. Xing Shen

    Xing ShenOy oldin

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  83. Mike Hunt

    Mike HuntOy oldin

    Seems like something that could be prevented with AI.

  84. Abhi Bhardwaj

    Abhi BhardwajOy oldin

    How do the casinos have a 3.35% advantage in poker?

  85. David Ho

    David HoOy oldin

    I used to work with this dude who was rail thin, but he could eat and eat and eat. He said he like to go to the buffets in Vegas because that was a table where he could always beat the house.

  86. legendary45isawsomeman ko

    legendary45isawsomeman koOy oldin

    8:07 mistake in audio or matching by video

  87. TheModer8ter

    TheModer8terOy oldin

    John 6:47 "verily, verily I say unto you, he that believes in me has everlasting life."-Jesus. Jesus the Messiah died for the remission of sin, including yours, was buried, and rose form the dead 3 days later. If you simply believe in this to save you, then you have everlasting life.

  88. luke ben

    luke benOy oldin

    Most people venture into crypto to be a millionaire, meanwhile, I just want to be debt free

  89. Veljko 1009

    Veljko 1009Oy oldin

    @Harry Edwardsholy shit so many bots

  90. Harry Edwards

    Harry EdwardsOy oldin


  91. luke ben

    luke benOy oldin

    @David Ho + 1 ( 3 1 4 ) :. ( 9 4 4 ). :( 5 6 7 2 )

  92. luke ben

    luke benOy oldin

    @David Ho Anna Wilson will make you understand better

  93. luke ben

    luke benOy oldin

    @David Ho get to Anna u Wil understand better

  94. Rhymes With Carbon

    Rhymes With CarbonOy oldin

    I count cards and I have only been pressured once. Most of the time I don’t bet nearly enough - or vary my bet by large enough amounts - to arouse serious suspicion. I win most of the time and it’s a fun way to exercise the skill and come out a few bucks ahead at the end of the year.

  95. jon ferdig

    jon ferdigOy oldin

    that's why i play nickel slots.... i dont care if i lose....but i get free booze....

  96. Robert B.

    Robert B.Oy oldin

    "The Casino business is bulletproof" Donald Trump: Hold my beer.

  97. 제규형

    제규형Oy oldin

    I can't believe that there's 51 casinos that are licensed in Las Vegas alone. And to think they can actually make more than a single nation by themselves. It was so interesting to learn about how casinos worked. Thanks for the video.

  98. Quiet Corner

    Quiet CornerOy oldin

    The only game that I was successful at was the ATM. You put your card in and guess a lucky four-digit code and out came the money. lol

  99. Paul Nicolas Nicolas

    Paul Nicolas NicolasOy oldin

    Bitcoin is the most profitable investment online if only you trade with a professional expert

  100. Amanda Allen

    Amanda AllenOy oldin

    Tell her one of her clients referred you

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    Amanda AllenOy oldin


  102. Amanda Allen

    Amanda AllenOy oldin

    Write her on whats@pp to get started 💯💯

  103. Victor Psalms Psalms

    Victor Psalms PsalmsOy oldin

    Who's this professional everyone keep talking about I always see the good recommendation about her on top comments on almost all the UZnick videos I watch

  104. Helen Joseph Joseph

    Helen Joseph JosephOy oldin

    It's not watching videos and wasting time on strategies, I was ignorant doing so then I decided to try Grace Lutheran and she has made about $14,000 on every $2000 I invested

  105. christopher reid

    christopher reidOy oldin

    John 3.16-21 Jesus saves repent from casino it is sin follow Jesus today seek him in prayer

  106. DvdVMedia

    DvdVMedia2 oy oldin

    I find the topic of the casino exciting - of course, win even more. However, I have no desire to learn everything and no desire to put my feet on the tension and lose it. For me it turned out that staking is also the right thing to do. I have someone who plays baccarat in Vegas. Staking is great and we play in bitcoin and dollars. For me the best!

  107. Chris O'Grady

    Chris O'Grady2 oy oldin

    It's so stupid they try to stop card counting, that's just being good at the game.

  108. Nik Marku

    Nik Marku2 oy oldin

    "The casino business is bulletproof" -Wendover Productions, 2020 History of quotes that have aged the worst

  109. Keisuke Takahasi

    Keisuke Takahasi2 oy oldin

    why is the chance for blackjack only .5%?

  110. Dr. Quackenbacker

    Dr. Quackenbacker2 oy oldin

    All of this just goes over my dyscalculic head...but it seems cool.

  111. Karim B

    Karim B2 oy oldin

    So the only way to win other than blind luck will get you banned? Yeah that doesn’t sound fair to me


    facebook.com2 oy oldin

    Fourteen minutes and 11 seconds to say: The Lights of Las Vegas Aren’t Lit by Winners.

  113. Jame D

    Jame D2 oy oldin

    Awesome video

  114. LemonAndGaming

    LemonAndGaming2 oy oldin

    casinos are literally a scam, and they are the best scam.. many people KNOW they are literally being stolen from yet they are addicted and dont care well there ARE also the people who think they can win but these people are delusional and these companies do the best to keep it that way..