“Action” in terms of casino gambling refers to the amount of money bet over a certain period of time. When measured per hour, action can be used as a tool for measuring how much you expect to win or lose in a game. If you are a high roller with a casino host assigned to you, they are going to expect you to bring a certain amount of action to the casino on a trip. Being in action essentially means putting money on the line. This use of the term is commonly used in the realm of sports betting than casino betting, although used extensively so in the latter case as well. How To Estimate Your Hourly Action on a Casino Game You can keep track of your action on a casino game specifically. If you are flat betting (betting the same amount on every wager) simply add that amount to a running tally. However, you will probably have to do the calculations mentally because using cell phones or computers while playing casino games is generally frowned upon. If you are raising and lowering bets instead of flat betting, you will need to add the actual amount you bet to the running total. However, most players and casinos simply estimate your hourly action. The first step is deciding what your average betting amount is and based on that; a casino can rate a player at table games. The Formula for Calculating Hourly Action The formula for calculating the hourly action is actually quite simple. It is merely the average size of your bet divided by the number of bets you make per hour. The house edge is a mathematical advantage that casinos enjoy over the players. It is based on the difference between the winning odds and the payout odds for the bets you place. Multiplying the house edge by the hourly action can get you the statistically estimated hourly loss rate for the game. The Kind of Hourly Action To Expect at Most Major Casino Games The biggest casino games at any casino are arguably the following: ● Blackjack ● Craps ● Roulette ● Slot Machines ● Video Poker The maximum you can do with these games is to estimate how many bets per hour you can get. It would help if you did the multiplication yourself because the amount you bet on each wager is based on you and you only. In the case of blackjack, the average number of bets per hour vary based on how many players are present at the table. You can easily play 200 hands an hour if you are playing heads-up with the dealer alone, but this number can go down to 50 at a full table. In craps, however, the average number of bets per hour depends on how many bets you make. There are various bets to choose from, and it is theoretically possible to bet on something every time the dice are rolled. However, most craps players stick with the pass/don’t pass bets, and the action can be calculated by looking at how often those bets are resolved every hour.