I also placed bets on horses which I knew will not win to eliminate personal bias in statistics. The Table on the left holds the Odds Number (X/1) of each Horse (H 1-2-3-4-5-6) in each round.
In between the 2 tables I marked when I decided to take a break from betting. It was done to see if leaving the betting for a few minutes affects the result of the following rounds or not.
It has to be noted though that it is RNG (Random Number Generated with an added algorithm that weighs in the odds number) meaning the winners are randomized, there is no way to tell exactly which horse is going to win. An Interesting Observation: Taking a look on odds 8/1 and up, 10/1 and 13/1 had noticeably higher win rates.
You can use the Lucky Horse list to increase your chances. (Personal Opinion) Taking a break of a few minutes from the betting affects the winning pattern of the next rounds.
Bonus (off data) Interesting Observation: If your Horse gains a huge lead at the start and it falls back just before reaching the middle off the track, your horse will most likely gain a huge lead suddenly in the second half of the race and win. Alternating between them can be a good strategy too by picking the luckier horse, however there’s always a chance of picking the wrong one, so staying with only one horse might be a better idea because it will win eventually.
If you get a bad horse, just close the betting screen and then reenter it (you don’t have to stand up). However, if you do this frequently the game will kick you from the betting table for around 1-2 minutes, so make sure you wait 5-10 seconds between quitting and reentering the betting screen.
I have to note that I can’t guarantee that by following this strategy you will absolutely profit, because the winners are randomized after all, however these are my statistics and observations. In my case it works, and I made 1.1 Million chips in less than 2 days doing this.
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It’s not always about spotting the right odds for horses, though, as some players have noticed trends and patterns in the race lists within Single Events too. According to Trollingtheherd, who shared their method to Reddit in July following the opening of the casino, if Henna gin’s Steed is in the second position on the list against a horse with the same odds above it, it’s very likely to be the winner.
This third trick is more of a rule of thumb than anything, but will certainly prevent you from throwing away thousands of your GTA cash to no avail. Old Ill Will, Of Ska or Sir Scrambled might win eventually, but you will lose so many chips waiting around for the miracle to happen that it probably won’t be worth the hassle.
We’ll continue to update this article with even more top tips, patterns and trends when they’re discovered. By Alex Barton Rockstar Games It’s always important you have a clear and concise plan before you head into a heist.
A group of school kids has ensured they’re ready for their next big job, transforming their classroom into a GTA Online heist setup. A group of school kids certainly agree with this sentiment, using their whiteboard to turn their classroom into an amazing GTA heist setup.
The thread showing the setup was posted to the GTA Online Subreddit has over 2100 up votes at the time of writing. The job involves robbing the ruthless drug lord El Rubio and his exotic tropical island.
The amount of detail is incredible, they’ve even noted exactly how they’re going to infiltrate El Rubio’s paradise and what key item has the most value. As you can see in the image, the group is set up and ready to start the Mayo PERCO heist mission in front of the whiteboard.
Since the Diamond Casino update, I have seen many 12-year-olds posting Blackjack memes on this sub. On top of that, I have seen some of the most trustworthy GTA YouTubers giving flawed gambling advice, which can have damaging impact on their gullible audiences.
But then also please go back and review your own work, and delete or edit the videos that are giving out the wrong advice, like where you're saying you have “a good strategy for making money with roulette”, or some other nonsense that I've heard this week. Before I get into the individual games, I need to discuss a few concepts first, that will make understanding the rest a lot easier.
A game like Roulette or Slots has a fixed expected return on your bets. But imagine if you would play this coin flipping game in a casino against the house.
On the “house rules” listed at the table they would probably say that you would only get 95 cents back for every win, while you are forfeiting a dollar on every loss. Every bet they place on Roulette, every coin they put into a Slot machine, is based on the same concept.
Those few cents they take on every bet are their profit margin, and has paid for all the Vegas lights, the Mirage volcanoes, and the Fellatio fountains. Always be aware of the house edge, your true chances of winning, and just realize that you got lucky.
There is no such thing as a strategy in flipping a coin that will give you a higher expected return, so it's just pure gambling, just like Slots and Roulette. This means that from every dollar bet at the tables, the casino expects to keep a few cents.
They take millions of bets each day, so for them, the expected average works out a lot sooner. But for a player, it can take literally tens of thousands of hands or spins before you also reach this average number.
Until that time, you can experience huge upswings and downswings, that are the result of nothing but short-term luck, which is called variance. Some games and some bets have a much higher variance than others, which means your actual results will differ enormously from what you're expected to be at.
This is a low-variance proposition, because it has a high percentage chance of occurring, and a low payout. Contrast this with betting single numbers in Roulette, which only win once every 38 spins on average.
You need to be aware of this, before you decide what types of bets you are comfortable placing. Another thing to realize, is that each individual game, hand, or spin, is completely independent of the one(s) before it, and after it.
Gamblers tend to believe, that the chance of a certain outcome is increased, based on previous results. The most famous example comes from the Casino de Monte Carlo, where the Roulette wheel managed to land on black 26 times in a row.
Gamblers lost many millions during that streak, all frantically betting on red, believing that the odds were in favor of the wheel coming out on red, after producing so many blacks. You will hear people say things like a Blackjack table being “hot” or “cold”, which is completely superstitious, and should be ignored.
After being on a losing streak for some time, many gamblers believe that now it's their turn to start winning. Simply increase or even double your bet when you lose, and keep doing that until you win.
If you start at the Roulette table, playing red/black, with a small 750 chip wagers, and just double your bet every time you lose, you only have to lose 6 times in a row, before you will be betting the table limit of 48,000, just to get that 750 chip profit. Any betting system like this is ill-advised, because you are hugely increasing your so-called “risk of ruin”, and that's what we were trying to avoid.
One final point before we get into the games, a general tip for people that head out to play: money management. Just like in real life, before you go to the casino, decide on a maximum amount that you are WILLING TO LOSE.
Bet small enough, so that amount can last you through the entire evening, and you will not be tempted to run to the ATM to continue playing. Don't chase your losses, stick to your limits, and accept that this has not been your day.
Always agree with yourself on a simple stop-loss rule, how much you would want to lose at most, and simply stop playing when you get there. You can go on a hot streak and be up half a million in a short period of time, but if you would continue to play longer, looking for more, chances are that you're going to lose it all back.
Most people are happy with doubling their daily casino budget, for example. You've already made your profit, so simply keep it in your pocket, and don't risk losing it again.
Now, I'm going to dive into the games that you can find at the Diamond casino, ordered from worst to best. In the first type, there is no huge (progressive) jackpot on offer, just your average selection of prizes that don't go up to crazy amounts.
This type of slot machine has a lower variance, which means that your money should last you longer, winning many smaller prizes along the way to keep you going. The second type of slot machine lures you in with the temptation of a huge jackpot prize.
Even though the long-term expected return on these machines is the same as the previous type, the prize distribution is hugely different. The large jackpot prize weighs heavily on the scale of expected return, but the chance of it hitting is tiny.
Usually your money will go down very fast, because the smaller prizes are less rewarding than on the other type of machine. At the Diamond, the info screen says the player return at slots is set at 98.7%.
You can spin about once every 6 seconds, which would result in an expected LOSS of about 20,000 chips per hour of playing. But again, in this long-term expected number, the large jackpot awards are also factored in, and as long as you don't hit those big prizes, you'll see your money go down a lot faster.
In any case, thank heavens the max bet is only set at 2,500, or else we would see more players go bankrupt at alarming rates. As long as you stick to your loss limits, as discussed above, there's no harm in having a go every once in a while, hoping to get a lucky hit.
Just realize that you don't have a high chance of scoring a big win, so as soon as you do, get up and walk away. In traditional French roulette, a table has only the single-zero, but of course, for American casinos that wasn't enough of a house edge, so they simply doubled their profits by adding a second zero.
Well, the number 36 isn't divisible by 5, so the greedy people that came up with double-zero Roulette had to round it off someway, and as expected, it wasn't going to be in the players' favor. Just remember that that 5-number bet is the worst bet at the table, and should be avoided. Each chip you put out there, has the same expected return, so there is no strategy that will improve your long-term results.
Considering that a round takes about 45 seconds to complete, your expected LOSS at the GTA Roulette tables will be around 200,000 chips per hour of playing. With Three Card Poker, we come across the first game where there is actually some strategy involved.
You get to look at your cards, and then decide if you want to fold, and surrender your ante, or double your bet. Additionally, you can choose to place a side bet on “Pair Plus”, which offers progressive payouts.
There are some websites out there that ran all the numbers with computer simulations, and even though I would like to quote the source here, these websites are understandably littered to the max with online casino ads, so that's why I have decided against doing that. Just don't forget to double-check if you're not folding a straight or a flush, and you'll be fine.
The Pair Plus side bet, with the payout table that is used at the Diamond casino, gives you an expected return of 97.68%, which is actually a bit better than the main ante bet. This results in an expected loss of about 1,525 chips per hand, and with a round taking about 45 seconds, this adds up to an expected LOSS of around 120,000 chips per hour of playing.
In comparison, if you would only play the ante bet for 50,000 per hand, you expect to lose 1,685 chips per hand, which means an expected LOSS of about 135,000 chips per hour. Even though it may be fun to try out this game for a bit, since there's only one simple strategy rule to follow, you'll soon find yourself robotically grinding down your bankroll until it has vaporized.
Just like with Roulette and Slots, if you want to try it out nonetheless, you can just bet the minimum amounts and only play for fun, so it won't matter if you win or lose. Simply because the player has to make a series of decisions, which will largely decide the outcome.
Under these rules, and following the “basic strategy” chart, your expected return at Blackjack is a shade under 99.6%, which is wonderful for a casino game, that's why Blackjack should be your table game of choice. But it comes at a price: you are going to have to memorize the relatively complicated strategy chart, or at least stick it to your monitor until you have it in your head.
But in case you ever stumble into a real-life casino, you won't regret having this table memorized, so I would definitely advise you to work on that. When a dealer shows a strong card, you will be hitting more often with the risk of going bust, but when a dealer shows a weak card, you're not taking that risk, and you will be standing more, but also doubling and splitting more.
The playing advice in the basic strategy chart is a result of computer simulations that ran all possible outcomes against each other, and produced the most profitable decision for each situation. The added house rule of Seven-Card Charlie, adds a small advantage for the player, and it does influence a few strategy decisions.
Normally this would be an automatic stand, but if you're only one card away from the Seven-Card Charlie, meaning an instant win for the player, regardless of the dealer's hand, it turns it into a hit. But since the expected return is so extremely close to 100%, you will see more positive short-term results than with other games.
Again, this is supposed to be the game where your money lasts you the longest, but always set your loss and win limits before you sit down. Still, even with optimal strategies applied, all these games are expected to lose you money in the long run.
If you simply want to enjoy playing these games, there's nothing wrong with betting a minimal amount. I ran some numbers, and I believe Rock star has made a mistake with the horse racing game.
Because as it stands, and if I read the numbers correctly, this game is actually profitable for the player. You can actually make money with this, at least, until Rock star figures out their mistake and patches it.
From each group, 2 horses are randomly selected to provide a pool of six runners for you to bet on. The favorites get awarded more tickets than the underdogs, and therefore, have a higher chance of winning.
If this distribution works like it does in the real-life casinos, then the raffle tickets are awarded according to the betting odds. Example 1: imagine a race with 3 runners, all have 2/1 odds, representing a 33.3% chance of winning.
)In this case, each horse gets one third of the raffle tickets, giving them an equal chance to win. It doesn't matter in this game which horse you bet on, because the expected return is always the same: 100% or break-even, for the above examples.
So when this is the case, the actual winning chances of the horses are adjusted to meet the 100% requirement, using their payout odds to determine the scale. So, if the represented percentages add up to more than 100%, the actual winning chances of the runners will be DECREASED, resulting in all bets becoming losing propositions for the players.
This is the type of odds that you find in regular casinos, with fields as large as 15 runners to bet on, where the assumed winning chances always add up to more than 100%, therefore are decreased for all runners, resulting in a house edge. But in GTA Online's Inside Track, there are other scenarios, because of the small field, and the way that they are put together.
In some cases, the represented percentages when added up, are LESS than 100%, meaning that the actual winning chances of all runners, are INCREASED. This creates profitable bets for the players, because in the long run, you're expecting to win more money than you lose.
This means that the actual winning chances of the horses are decreased by 28.75% (to get that 140% down to 100%), which makes betting on this field extremely unwise. These returns are the same, because the winning chances are scaled equally, according to the payout numbers.
Or bet the minimum, if you can't skip or refresh the field. But if you're not looking for another strategy chart, you might just want to skip these borderline cases, and just cherry-pick the best ones, which are easy to recognize, and with which you can never go wrong.
It's difficult to put a number on an expected win-rate, because it all depends on which fields you get presented with, but it's not unreasonable to state that you can maintain a steady win-rate of around 200,000 chips per hour, with about 50 seconds per race. So don't sweat it when you bet on a 4/1 favorite, and lose a couple of races in a row.
I contacted Rock star support to verify if this is indeed how it works, but the only reply I got after 6 weeks is that they were “looking into it”. The number one profitable casino game in GTA Online is obviously the Wheel of Fortune, because it costs you nothing to play.
Unfortunately, you only get one free spin per day, but it holds great value, so make sure you do it. With a chance to win a super car, vehicle discounts, expensive mystery prizes (which also can be vehicles), and a lot of cash and chips, the expected return on a single spin is around $100,000 in value.
As of the Diamond Casino Heist update, the Inside Track horse racing is confirmed to still be as profitable as outlined above. The only thing that seems to be changed, is that you can't refresh the field any more by backing out of the screen. This does affect your hourly rate negatively, but does not change the fact that this game has a huge positive expected return, and should be your go-to when you're trying to take money from the house, without having Lester's nagging voice in your ear.