Understanding Casino Game House Edge
We are aware that many of our casino game and table game playing website visitors may be inexperienced at playing such games. Whilst games such as Roulette for example is very easy to understand and play, games such as Blackjack, Craps and even Baccarat may take some players some time to fully understand and get to grips with the way those games play and pay.
However, as a player of any casino card or table game one aspect to each game and variant you will need to be fully conversant with is something called house edge.
The house edge is simply a theoretical amount of cash, which the casino is expected to win over the long term operation of any game they have available to their players. The house edge is often displayed on the help files of each game as a percentage.
Therefore, if for example you come across a game with a house edge of 2.70%, then the casino is expected to win from players, due to the game play rules and payouts offered on that game €/£/$2.70 for every €/£/$100 wagered on that game.
The actual house edge you will experience over any one real money gaming session however can and will fluctuate based solely on how lucky you are during that session, and as each online casino game is 100% random then you will experience both winning and losing sessions the more you play your chosen game.
As a player you should be looking for the variant of any casino card or table game that offers you the very lowest house edge, for by doing so you will be increasing your over all winning chances. Some casino games such as Blackjack for example have an element of luck involved in playing the game and with that in mind you should always be prepared to learn the best playing strategy for the variant you are playing.
Completely random games of chance such a Roulette are designed in such a way that there is no skill involved in playing them and it will be down to luck alone as to whether you have a winning session or a losing session.
However, when playing games which have multiple different variants on offer, with Roulette being a prime example, for you to get the best winning opportunities and to get the house edge down to as low as possible you should choose to play the variants offering you the very lowest house edge.
The house edge of those three variants are 1.35% on all even money paying betting opportunities offered on the French Roulette game, 2.70% on all betting propositions on the European Roulette variant, and 5.26% on all betting opportunities on the American Roulette game.
Therefore if you only place even money bets the very best Roulette game to play is the French roulette variant, if you place any other wagers frequently then the European Roulette game should be the one you are playing, and you should always avoid playing the American Roulette game due to its very high house edge!
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