Every game in Las Vegas, or any other gambling establishment anywhere for that matter, has a built in house advantage on every game. Focus on Vegas. Vegas is the most competitive in the country, with lower house edges than any other gambling destination in the world. The competition among the casinos is fierce, and each casino or gaming company competes for your gambling dollar. Locals casinos in Las Vegas generally offers a better return on various games such as slots and video poker, whereas table games such as Craps and Roulette are the same no matter where you play, Blackjack being the exception with the advent of the 6 to 5 payoff on a Black Jack in many casinos on the Strip and elsewhere, so we don't play those. Other variations of Black Jack, restrictions on doubling down, number of decks in the shoe or hand dealt and so forth also diminish the possibility of a winning outcome. Blackjack used to be the favored game for the true gambler for many years if not decades, and it still is the king of all table games, provided you can endure the high table minimums required to play the holy grail of Blackjack, the single deck double on anything dealer stands on any 17, re split aces and so forth. These games still exist, at a minimum bet of $25 to $50 a hand. Sometimes a $100 minimum on a busy holiday or fight weekend. The average gambler with a modest bankroll can still enjoy a night or more of gambling at a minimum loss as long as the basics are adhered to and the variance doesn't get you you right out of the gate. ( that's an unexpected run of bad luck). Just learning the basic strategy for your game of choice and adhering to it under any circumstances, not succumbing to the urge to play those hunches (we all do it) and a good money management system in force and followed to the letter no matter the pain threshold. In other words, the discipline to quit while you're ahead. If we can follow those guidelines, and stick to the games with the lowest house advantage, play them correctly, that is to say with perfect basic strategy, quit while we're ahead and never and I mean never try to "win it back" we can have a pretty good time gambling and even win some money to take back home with us so we can tell or friends about how we beat the pants of Las Vegas rather than the alternative "Ya I lost but I had a great time doing it !" To that I say "Bullshit" Who are you trying to kid? So, take the time to practice on line and learn the basics of your game of choice before you put in those hard earned $100 dollar bills. There are literally hundreds of web sites you can play any game on for free, with tutorials and advice on everything from basic strategy to money management, how to choose the right game with the lowest house advantage and how to play it correctly minimizing the house's take, and in the interim you might just qualify for a few comps in the process, such as free rooms, food and of course free drinks to even the nickle players. I directed a friend of mine who likes Video Poker to the Web Site vpFREE2. He booked a room on a promotion they were running at the Boulder Station, a locals casino. He and his wife got lucky and came back with a total of winnings exceeding $25,000 dollars. Needless to say they are now comped VIP status as Chairmen. My pal is taking me on the next trip all expenses paid. Ain't Life Grand! Good Luck!