There is this notion that the casino always has the edge over the players. While that is true to some extent, it is not set in stone in the sense that every game or configuration varies.
The house edge for Texas Hold’em is quite different from the advantage that the casino has in Blackjack. That is why you will see most seasoned veterans play a couple of games more than the other.
That being said, live casinos in Malaysia typically have a low house edge, but what if you are going to play in Las Vegas? Well, read the rest of the article to find out which games have the lowest house edge and so that you have a better chance of winning.
1. Blackjack Card Counting
Blackjack is one of those casino games that are not only easy to play but the house edge is relatively small compared to other games. Seasoned veterans employ the use of the technique known as card counting, where they will assign a point value to help them determine possible cards that are left in the deck.
By using this technique, the house edge stays relatively low at 1-2%. If you are a card counter, just make sure that you mask your technique. Otherwise, casino pit bosses might apprehend you for ‘cheating’ (even though the technique is legal, some casinos are not happy when players use this).
2. Video Poker
I just want to point out that the video poker machines are not made equal. There are some that have a higher house edge than others and you can typically find out if that is the case when you look at the paytable displayed on the machine’s screen.
Having said that, video poker is quite enjoyable and all you have to do is put some money in to start playing. This game is perfect for beginners and shy people since you do not have to put your ‘game face’ on.
Casino poker is another great game that actually does not have a house edge. Even though that is the case, the institution would get a small portion of the pot for compensation. Plus, there are plenty of different variations as well to suit all playstyles.
4. Craps Passline/Come
Craps is another exciting game to play in a casino and there are varying game modes. If you play the Craps Passline and Come Bets, the house edge is set to 1.41% only. You can even lower that to 0.61 if you take double odds.
5. Craps Don’t Pass/ Don’t Come
Another different craps game mode, the house edge is only 1.14%. You can further lower this by taking double odds.
6. Pai Gow Banker
In a game of Pai Gow, you can choose to be the banker. If you are, then you will get a 5% commission to the house.
Every player who has placed a bet and in the event that you beat them, you will gain the bet that they’ve made. On top of that, this is perfect for skilled players than those who do not have any knowledge of the game.
7. Baccarat Player
Baccarat is a simple game to play and if you happen to be a player (placing bets), the house edge is only a small 1.24%.