Which Online Casino Games Offer the Lowest House Edge?

A screen broadcasts a virtual roulette table. Valery Hache / AFP)

You are naturally more likely to walk away with a profit if you seek out the casino games that have the lowest house edge.

Some games have a minuscule house edge built-in, and you can reduce it further by claiming bonuses and loyalty points. These are the top seven online casino games categories with the lowest house edge to look out for:

Blackjack (0.13% to 0.7% house edge)

The house edge on classic blackjack is a mere 0.59%. You can calculate the house edge by subtracting the RTP (Return to Player) from 100. The RTP on classic blackjack is 99.41%.

You can bring the house edge down to just 0.13% if you play Blackjack Switch, while Blackjack Gold has a house edge of 0.1%.

We should point out that this is dependent on the player applying the correct strategy.

Blackjack players with dealer Leah Prerost. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Craps (0.4% to 16.67%)

You will be presented with a wealth of betting options at the craps table. The house edge differs significantly from one bet to the next.

If you bet on pass, it has an inherent house edge of 0.4% per roll. If you bet win only on Buy 4 and 10, the house edge is 0.42% per roll, and it is 0.56% on Lay 5 and 9.

Video Poker (0.44% to 8.7%)

Video poker is another game in which you can bring the house edge down to very low levels by pursuing an advanced strategy. Poker is a game of skill, as opposed to a game of chance like roulette, so you will need to make smart bets to benefit from the low potential house edge.

Jacks or Better is a game that has a house edge of 0.44%. Video poker games offer 6/1 on a flush and 9/1 on a full house tend to have a low house edge too.

A video poker machine displays a USD 4,040 jackpot. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP.

Slots (0.93% to 30%)

There are certain slots with a very low house edge. For example, Ugga Bugga at a 0.93% house edge, and it is just 1% on Mega Joker.

Yet an average slot will have a house edge of 3.5% to 4.5%, so you need to hunt out the games with a high RTP. Some online slots have a very high house edge, but they may offer the potential to land a large progressive jackpot.

Baccarat (1.06% to 14.36%)

A banker bet on baccarat should have a house edge of just 1.06% when playing classic punto banco baccarat. It goes up to 1.24% on the player bet. We would advise avoiding a bet on the tie, which has a 14.36% house edge.

Keno (1.25% to 25%)

The house edge can be significantly different from one keno game to the next. We have seen keno games with a house edge of just 1.25%, and others where the house edge is 25%.

If the RTP is not displayed next to the game you want to play, visit the software developer’s website or contact the online casino’s customer service department to enquire.

The French Roulette has only one zero. The American version includes a double zero. Michele Spatari / AFP

Roulette (1.35% to 5.25%)

The house edge is just 1.35% on French roulette. That is because there is only a single zero pocket, and the la partage rule cuts your loss in half if the ball lands on the zero.

This house edge applies to side bets like red/black and odd/even. The house edge is higher on European roulette, and it goes up to 5.25% on American roulette due to the double zero pocket, so it is always worth seeking out French roulette.