his is one of the most often asked questions when it comes to online casinos. What game should I play to make the most money? Where am I likely to loose less.
The problem is that it is an almost impossible question to answer because casinos make it difficult to decide by changing the rules of the game while marketing them as the same.
Blackjack for example, has so many variants that it is hard to call blackjack the most profitable game of them all.
There is, Pontoon, Spanish 21, doubling down any number of cards, rescue, (or surrender), payout bonuses for five or more card 21’s, 6-7-8 21’s, 7-7-7 21’s, late surrender, and player blackjacks always winning and player 21. In Asia, the so called, Chinese Blackjack is very popular, (splitting is different).
Another popular game amongst online gamblers are slot machines, they can offer payouts ranging from 70% to 99%. Granted most well known online casinos would never offer a slot game that paid less than 95%. So that would make slots the most profitable game… if you knew in advance what the percentage payout was, many forums/websites claim to know the percentage, but one wonders how they arrived at that number in the first place, (the casinos will either lie or not give the actual payouts).
Because the payouts are not advertised it is very difficult for a user to reliably choose a slot.
Progressive slots also don’t pay as much because the casino has to build funds for the end bonus, (ranging from $10.000 to $1.000.000 and more).
Craps is also a mis-leading game, the “pass line” bet, which wins for a new shooter who rolls a 7 or 11, loses on a 2, 3, or 12, and on any other number requires him to roll that number (his point) again before rolling a 7, has an even money payoff that delivers a 1.41% edge to the house. The single-roll bets are just ridiculous: an ‘any 7’ bet pays 4:1 and gives the house a whopping 16% edge.
Roulette has two popular versions, the European version has 37 slots with a single 0; the American version has an extra slot, a 00 to make 38.
The house advantage is 2.7% For European and 5.26% for the American table.
So the choice is simple if you must play roulette, play European!
But as a whole roulette is not such a safe bet, (and some ‘sure way’ techniques like Martingale method make is downright dangerous to play).
They change the rules all the time.
Remember also that certain rules changes are employed to create new variant games.
These changes actually increase the house edge in these games. But they are cleverly worded to give the opposite impression to the unsuspecting players.
Double Exposure Blackjack is a variant in which the dealer’s cards are both face-up.
This game increases house edge by paying even money on blackjacks and players losing ties.
Double Attack Blackjack has very liberal blackjack rules and the option of increasing one’s wager after seeing the dealer’s up card.
And the winner is?
Classic blackjack in most its forms is usually the game that offers the best returns.
With correct basic strategy, a Spanish 21 almost always has a higher house edge than any comparable Blackjack game.