Which casino games are the best to play online
- on Sep 22, 2022
When playing at an online casino or at a land-based casino there are certain casino games where you have a better chance of winning than others. We have therefore compiled a list to show which casino games are good to play and which are bad to play as far as your chances of winning go. It is however true that with the games where the house edge is higher that you stand a chance to win larger amounts in one go, but in the end the choice remains yours. Herewith our list:
Blackjack = Good! Assuming you’re playing a standard version of the game and using Basic Strategy, Blackjack is one of your best casino bets because the house edge is typically 0.5 to 1%. Novelty variations are generally to be avoided. Non-strategy play is definitely not recommended.
Slots = Depends. Some slot games can be quite favorable, set to pay back 97% or more. Other machines are set much lower. You pays your money and you takes your chances.
Video Poker = Depends, big time! What a loaded question! Some Video Poker games, when played with optimal strategy, actually give the player a slight edge on the house. These games are often called “full-pay” games and can be identified by their pay table. On the flipside, non-full-pay tables can quickly bump the house edge to 5%. If you know your tables, go for it! Otherwise you’re flying blind and may well have you pockets emptied in the process.
Roulette = Bad. The house edge on the typical American wheel (0 and 00) is over 5%. That’s too high. Single Zero games are a much better bet, especially if they’ve got the European en-prison rule which drops the house edge to about 1.4%.
Baccarat = Good. Simple rules and a small (1.15%) house edge make it a very respectable choice. Problem is it’s a little boring because all the betting rules are pre-determined. That’s why the big boys play for big bucks: much more exciting. Avoid the Tie bet though, it’s a killer!
Keno = Bad! With a house edge between 21 and 35% you’ve got to be looking for another game. One upside to Keno though: very easy to play if you’re blind drunk.
Caribbean Stud Poker:
Caribbean Stud = Bad. Even with Perfect Strategy you’re looking at a house edge of 5+%. Not recommended.
Craps = Good. If you’re happy to stick with the Pass/Don’t Pass bets and maximize your Odds bets, Craps has a repectable 1 to 1.6% house edge. That’s good. However, if you like to roam around the table making the more exotic bets you’re going to lose your shirt.
Poker = Good! Especially good if you can play against rookies. Poker is a skill game and as such requires much more from the player in terms of play experience and knowledge of the game. Since you’re playing against other players, not the house, it’s up to you to (a) be better than them and (b) play smarter than them.