What has best winning odds, probability: lottery, lotto or casino gambling.

The Best or Better Odds, Probability to Win: Lottery, Lotto — or Casino Gambling?

By Ion Saliu,
Founder of Gambling Mathematics, Founder of Lottery Mathematics

Study a comparison analysis of lotto, lottery playing versus casino gambling.

Posted on April 14, 2000; later updates.

This article is in response to a message on the old guestbook (no longer available ... O tempora, O mores!) From a winning perspective: What's best, or, at least, better? Playing the lottery or gambling in a casino? From a probability theory perspective, considering the odds, the casinos offer far better odds than the lotteries. Moreover, the house advantage or house edge (or player's disadvantage) is much more...favorable to the gambler in a casino.

On the other hand, casino gambling is far more dangerous because it is fast-paced. Casino gambling also gives the tempting impression, the get-drunk-with-illusions feeling that it is the path to riches. The winning odds are good, the house edge is good, right? It can be, but only for the best trained professional gamblers. There are few and far between real professional gamblers. The main reason is lack of mathematical knowledge. Also, lack of a mathematically solid bankroll, if you ask me...

Better to play the lottery for the player with no lotto systems based on math despite bad lotto odds.

1. The Casual Lotto, Lottery Player
If you don't bother with systems or lotto wheels, you play random numbers, or quick picks, or lucky dips, etc. But your chances will be far better if you use the tools offered at this Web site. You can find here the best ever, bar none, generator of random numbers, lotto combinations — virtually for any lottery game. It covers a big territory: pick 3, 4, lotto, Keno, Powerball, Mega Millions, Euromillions, even horseracing trifectas!

I have written probably the best random number generators. I even offer the source code of the basic program: RandomNumbers.EXE. The software source code can be easily adapted to serve many other purposes. Following is a screenshot of the compiled program.

Run best compiled program of Basic random number generator for any lotto and lottery games.

You can run also the generators in other software packages you'll find here: the Util*.EXE programs (more powerful Super Utilities in the Bright.exe software packages). Select the option Simulate to simulate lottery or horse racing combinations.

Run the random generators several times before playing. The mathematical truth is that it takes some time to get the winning combinations. You only run the lottery software, but do not pay anything, because you don't play! You accomplish a sort of time compression. You can save lots of money.

The most comprehensive lotto, lottery, gambling software of all time can do all of the above, plus a whole lot more. The software is known as MDIEditor and Lotto WE. For starters, the program can generate random but optimized lotto, lottery combinations. It can accomplish much, much more if you are willing to invest extra effort and time.

MDIEditor and Lotto WE is a very intelligent piece of lottery and gambling software.

Casual lotto, lottery player you can follow these links in confidence:

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Better odds in casinos, but gamblers without gambling mathematics systems should not gamble.

2. The casual, non-system casino player
So, you aren't a real gambler. You are in a more dangerous situation than the casual lottery player. Contradiction in terms? You know, the casino games offer much better odds than the lottery and especially the huge-odds lotto and Powerball games. The casino games offer probabilities close to coin tossing (close to 50-50). Further, the casino games offer a much more humane house advantage or percentage advantage. The American roulette, considered to be one tough form of gambling, has a house advantage of 5.26%. On average, that's almost 10 times better than the lottery (with a 50% percentage advantage). There are lotto games with an outrageous 90% percentage advantage (or player disadvantage).

There are caveats, however! Casino gambling is a very fast-paced action. You may be seduced by a quick small win. You go bigger and soon lose all your money! It's especially true as far as the slot machines are concerned. The atmosphere in casinos is designed to bamboozle the player, to make you feel tipsy. Casinos also employ subtle deception. The real odds are not always presented, but false surrogates, such as in the case of slot machines. The lotteries are under more strict control; therefore fraud has a significantly lower probability. By contrast, cheating by casinos is a real possibility. Also, this author strongly believes that the chips inside the casino slot machines are rigged. Read more: Philosophical Science of Winning and Law.

The amateur casino gambler must seriously consider the mathematical presentation you find on these pages:

It is the best mathematical casino gambling strategy (playing method) for non-system players. The probability is real that the gambler can be ahead at some points during a gambling session. The player must have the strength to put an end to a winning streak. Leave that game and go to another one. You'd better read carefully the two pages. It can save you a truck of money.

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