6 Hardest Games in the World to Master

Hardest Games

Do you have what it takes to beat these 6 hardest games to master in the world? Whether you are a rookie or a veteran player, these tough casino and board games will give you the heebie-jeebies.

(1) Roulette

The game of Roulette has been around since the turn of the 17th century. The word “roulette” translates to “small wheel” in French. That being said, roulette is undoubtedly one of the most popular table games in the casino scene. It is played and loved across both online and land-based casinos because of its seemingly simple rules and gameplay.

In the game of roulette, there is a wheel with numbered slots, ranging from 0-36. A white ball is spun around the wheel until it falls into one of the numbered slots. When you bet on a given number, the odds of that number coming up is a whopping 37-1. There many ways to bet at a game of roulette. You can choose any number from 0-36, bet on highs (19-36), lows (0-18), red or black, odd or even, first 12, second 12 or third 12.

That seems too easy to play, right? As the ultimate game of chance, mastering or winning at roulette is harder than you think. There are outer bets, inner bets, and whatnot. Remember that most roulette come with a fixed house edge per spin.

While the roulette might seem simple to any player, mastering it can be an uphill task. There are some betting systems that have been devised especially for roulette but they don’t guarantee a win. Take the d’Alembert betting method, for instance. Also called the Gambler’s Fallacy, this betting system simply assumes that those numbers that have not come up for a while have a higher chance of coming up to even out the equilibrium of the game. Unfortunately, that is never the case for roulette. In fact, it is common for a given number to appear as many as 100 times yet another number doesn’t even come up once.

(2) Craps

Craps is a relatively popular game, particularly in the American casino scene. It is usually depicted in popular culture and films as a ritzy and glamorous casino game. You can picture a group of revelers and high rollers surrounding a craps table. One of them blows the dices for a little luck before rolling the numbers. The crowd cheers in all hubbub as the dice lands the right number.

That’s all in the movies. Playing and mastering the game of craps is a whole lot tough and complicated in reality.

How is the craps played? The game is centered around one particular player known as the shooter. This is the core player who rolls the dice, while everyone else bets on the outcome of the dice roll.

For a rookie, the most convenient and the easiest wager to make is the so-called passline bet. If the shooter delivers a roll of 3, 2, or 12, you will lose. However, if the shooter rollers an 11 or 7, everyone automatically wins. What happens to all other numbers? If you the shooter lands any other number apart from the above, the marker is often placed by the dealer. And if the shooter rollers a 7 before the number on your marker in the next round, you will simply lose on your passline bet.

That’s just but the tip of the iceberg. There is a ton to learn and master if you want to play professionally and win at craps.

(3) Blackjack

Blackjack is the staple of casino card games. It’s one of a handful of table games that you are actually playing against the dealer. The idea behind blackjack is to get a combination of 21 before the dealer does. Another way to win for the dealer is to go bust. That’s to get a combination that’s larger than 21.

Sounds simple, right? Wrong. For starters, the RTP for blackjack varies from version to version, and from casino to casino. In most online casinos, you can find blackjack games with RTPS ranging from 92%, and all the way up to 98.8%. Another thing to think about is the house’s edge, which is more or less the same thing as RTP.

Blackjack with a house edge of 0.92% means that it is made up of 0.5% baseline as well as another 0.2% if the dealer gets a soft 17. If the dealer doubles down on 11 or 10 only, the baseline is increased by 0.22%. While using your common sense might come in handy, the game of blackjack is still more complex to win than most slots.

(4) Chess

Chess is a game that dates back to ancient Indian content in the 6th century. Some people, however, believe that it was invented by the Chinese or Persians, Origin aside, chess is one of the hardest games to master.

It is a game played by two opponents, with the aim of conquering the reigning team of the other player. The board game comes with 64 alternating white and black colored squares with each player starting with 16 pieces. These are 2 knights, 2 bishops, 2 rooks, 1 queen, 1 king, and 8 pawns. The primary goal of the game is to checkmate the king piece of the opponent.

(5) Bridge

Bridge is a 52-card game that dates back to the 17th century. Its origins can be traced back to Russia, but the game was made popular in the Middle East region. Like Chess, Bridge is often considered a “mind game.”  Each deal in Bridge consists of 3 stages: play, auction, and scoring. There’s a lot of complicated moves and rules that apply in between these three stages.

(6) Baccarat

Punto Banco is one of the most popular Baccarat game in most land-based and online casinos. Don’t be fooled by its popularity; Baccarat is a seriously hard game to master.

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