It's a fact that with correct strategy, and knowledge of how to play the game, good money management and some personal discipline you can cut your losses down to the house advantage, and with comps and special points days, promotions and the like, if you play enough, free rooms, food, and drinks one can break pretty close to even. I recently read an article in the Los Angeles Times Travel Section about the cost of vacation hot spots, and Las Vegas ranked #1 in value, not counting gambling of course. Where else can one get first class room for less than a$100 a night on a weekend and even less on a week day? Not to mention the entertainment and dining options. Some of us on here get comps like free rooms, food and other perks if we gamble enough, but you'd better be ready to put up that stake, win or lose you can get those comp dollars. But enough of that, just learn the games, stay reasonably sober and stick to the letter of basic strategy and you'll come out pretty close to even less the casino's edge whatever it is. Slots are the worst, the lower the denomination the larger the house take, down to pennies where the house advantage is up to 20% or more, to dollar slots at 5 to 8%, quarters along the Boulder Highway about the same as dollars downtown, with the Strip being the worst. Slots make up to 75% of the casinos take, so it's no wonder they comp you if you're a slot player. But it'll cost ya! Then Roulette at 5.6%, Black Jack as low as .5% to 1% depending on rule variations and number of decks, as long as it's not that awful 6 to 5 payoff on Black Jack, (never play 6 to 5 Black Jack). Baccarat at 1.06% (Banker) and Craps at .86% with single free odds, .66 with double free odds (see Craps guide sticky top of the category) and the of course Video Poker at 99.5% payback on a game such as Jacks Or Better, but you have to know how to play or it can be worse that Roulette or Some slots. If you're on a winning streak you should press it up a bit, but if your on a downward trend it's always best to take a breather, and come back later when the gods are in a better mood. Don't ever try to "Win it Back" and if you're winning quit while you're ahead. Better to be a small winner that a sore loser. Just saw a special on gambling where Steve Wynn said "They all put it right back in" when they win. Not me Jack, I'm leaving with some of your money for a change. Good Luck! .