Casinos look to accommodate the needs of a wide audience and they are especially invested in catering to high rollers or ‘whales’. Games designed to appeal to high rollers offer high stakes and advanced betting possibilities.
What are High Rollers?
High rollers are gamblers who consistently place large bets and have an appetite for risk. They tend to attract attention and are rewarded lavishly by casinos the world over.
What Makes a Game Good for High Rollers?
First and foremost is the chance of winning big, and by big, we mean really big! Gamblers placing large bets want to be assured that they could win a very large amount. They also need to have access to fast and secure deposits and unlimited withdrawals.
High rollers want to have high table and betting limits. High stakes versions of games will usually allow larger limits, however for genuine high rollers, VIP status will often permit increased limits.
There are high stakes versions of all the following games:
One of the classics, blackjack is among the most popular games at casino tables. It’s simple enough for beginners to play, but hard to master. In essence, you’re playing against the dealer and the first person closest to 21 without going over, is the winner.
There are a variety of versions available including high roller versions which offer higher stakes and the option to double down.
A large part of what makes Blackjack so popular with high rollers is the speed with which a hand can be played. You can make your money fast!
Baccarat is one of the oldest card games and is also fairly simple to get started playing. You’re basically betting on who will win, the player or the banker. Baccarat is played at a very fast pace so high rollers can get through more hands in a shorter amount of time. An advantage of playing Baccarat is the favourable house edge of just over 1%.
High stakes Craps gives high rollers the advantage of multiple bets remaining on the table until a 7 is rolled. This makes craps a popular choice for high rollers.
Slots have enduring appeal and are a great way to qualify as a high roller without betting quite as much as on table games. Online casinos can go way lower, so you can more easily become a high roller and enjoy the perks of being a VIP.
High rollers are often attracted to Roulette for the simplicity of its wagering and the possibility of placing multiple high-stakes wagers at a time. Multiple wagers mean exponential excitement and more opportunity to win big.
Poker is in a class of its own. Here, you’re competing against other players, rather than the house. And there’s a great deal of skill and strategy involved. High stakes games are usually played by world renowned Poker players and some multi-table tournaments reach buy-ins of tens of thousands of dollars. Here players attract a lot of attention and become widely known and admired.