Blackjack Is The Most Popular Game That Gives The Biggest Edge To The Customer

Published on January 24th, 2020 12:52 am EST

The Casino King goes over the edge involved in popular gambling games.Casino games are about finding the perfect balance of fun and the possibility to make money.

There are some casino games where the "house" (aka the casino) has a massive edge. This would include games such as Keno, Big Six and Bonus Six. All of these games give a massive edge to the house, and you are probably better off avoiding them altogether.

What about the games where the house doesn't have as big of an edge?

First off - of all of the games that are offered at a casino, there are none in which the house doesn't have an edge. None.

The major casino game that offers the smallest edge to the house is blackjack, where the house has an edge of less than 1%.

After that, Baccarat is the next best game for customers to play, as the casino edge is a little over 1%.

Craps, Caribbean Stud and Pai Gow are also games in which the house edge is less than 2%.

Compare these edges to a game like roulette, where the house edge is, on average, over 5% (this depends on the type of wheel that you are using - European or American - though the edge still pales in comparison to games such as Blackjack or Baccarat).

Games like Sic Bo, Keno and Big Six offer terrible odds to the player and should be avoided at all costs.


If you ever observe a professional gambler (poker player or sports bettor) playing your standard casino games, they are almost always either playing Blackjack or Craps.

The reason why should be evident - professional gamblers understand odds better than anybody, and they understand that Blackjack and Craps offer some of the best odds for players. You will never see a professional gambler playing something like Keno, as they understand that the house possesses a massive edge in that game.


If you want to play a social, fun casino game that actually gives you a chance to win, consider either blackjack or craps.