House Edge

It’s imperative to consider what version of Blackjack you are playing. Every online casino has an advantage in terms of probabilities (if not there would be no point offering the game). Casino Manual can educate you on which Blackjack version to pay so you can have the highest possible chance of making your bankroll go further.

If you are keen to have the best odds at winning, please look at the table below which will explain the house edge. Some newer and different versions of blackjack may seem appealing but your chances of winning are somewhat reduced as a result. Please see below:

As you can see from the table above, playing Single Deck Blackjack is the way to go. The lower the house edge, the better the chance you have of winning. Be careful of single deck blackjack games that offer 6 to 5 payouts when hitting a ‘Blackjack’. 6 to 5 may not seem that different to a 3 to 2 payout but there is quite a difference. The difference is a massive 1.39% in the casino’s favour.

Before you throw all your money away on the Blackjack tables, you need to understand the basic house edge. If you were to play without learning any strategy at all, you would lose your bankroll very quickly and the house advantage is calculated to be just over 5%.

The first thing to consider is how many decks the online casinos are using and whether the dealer stands on a soft ’17’. Most online casinos use 6 decks but you should look out for ones that use 1 or 2 decks. This traditionally means that the casino’s house edge will be naturally lower. Furthermore, if there is 1 deck used for example, you can count cards and can therefore calculate your odds of getting that vital card to get as close to the number 21 as possible.

Practice is key to improving your play and to getting the house edge to a minimum. In order to make the most of your Blackjack experience, you will need to know basic Blackjack Strategy. Choosing the correct version of Blackjack to play is key, but knowing what to do is equally if not more important.

The next article focuses on Blackjack Strategy and shows you what moves to make and when. To read more, click here.