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House Edge & Return to Player

House edge is a calculation used by gambling service providers to ensure the house always ends up making money. House edge is a mathematical advantage in games, usually given as a percentage that represents the average amount of all wagers a player will lose over the long term. Combined with randomness, house edge requires players to have an attitude of “hope to win, expect to lose.” The tables below show house edge percentages for a variety of casino games.

Return to Player (RTP) may be seen as house edge in reverse. If a slot machine has an 8% house edge, the average RTP will be 92%, meaning that over time the machine will keep about 8% of all money bet and will return 92% to players in wins. Percentages are calculated over the long term. Any result is possible in the short term.

POKER & POKER STYLE GAMES HOUSE EDGE
Three Card Poker Per Initial Bet
Basic (Ante) 2.01%
Pair Plus 5.57%
Four Card Poker Per Initial Bet
Basic (Ante with Bonus Payouts) 3.40%
Aces Up 3.37%
Texas Holdem Bonus Per Initial Bet
Basic (Ante) 2.04%
Bonus Bet 8.54%
Ultimate Texas Holdem Per Initial Bet
Basic (Ante and Blind) 2.19%
Trips Side Bet 1.90%
Let It Ride 3.51%
OTHER CASINO GAMES HOUSE EDGE
American Roulette Per Initial Bet
Double Zero 5.26%
Pai Gow Tiles (Pai Gow Tiles) Per Initial Bet
Player not Banking 2.38%
Player Banking 0.54%
BACCARAT HOUSE EDGE
Midi Baccarat / Mini Baccarat Per Initial Bet
Banker 1.06%
Player 1.24%
Tie 14.36%
Pairs 10.36%
Dragon Bonus Baccarat Per Initial Bet
Dragon Bonus - Banker 9.37%
Dragon Bonus - Player 2.65%
EZ Baccarat Per Initial Bet
Banker 1.02%
Player 1.24%
Tie 14.36%
Dragon 7 Side Bet 7.61%
Panda 8 Side Bet 10.19%
No Commission Baccarat Per Initial Bet
Banker 1.46%
Player 1.24%
Tie 14.36%
River 6 Side Bet 15.82%
CRAPS HOUSE EDGE
Multi Roll Bets Per Roll
Pass 0.42%
Don't Pass 0.40%
Taking Odds 6 and 8 0.00%
Taking Odds 5 and 9 0.00%
Taking Odds 4 and 10 0.00%
Laying Odds 6 and 8 0.00%
Laying Odds 5 and 9 0.00%
Laying Odds 4 and 10 0.00%
Place 6 and 8 0.46%
Place 5 and 9 1.11%
Place 4 and 10 1.67%
Don't Place 6 and 8 0.56%
Don't Place 5 and 9 0.69%
Don't Place 4 and 10 0.76%
Buy 6 and 8 1.46%
Buy 5 and 9 * 1.32%
Buy 4 and 10 * 1.19%
Buy 6 and 8 ** 0.69%
Buy 5 and 9 ** 0.56%
Buy 4 and 10 ** 0.42%
Lay 6 and 8 * 1.22%
Lay 5 and 9 * 0.90%
Lay 4 and 10 * 0.61%
Lay 6 and 8 ** 0.69%
Lay 5 and 9 ** 0.56%
Lay 4 and 10 ** 0.42%
Hard 6 and 8 2.78%
Hard 4 and 10 3.40%
CRAPS HOUSE EDGE
Proposition Bets (Next Roll) Per Roll
2, 12, and all "Hard" Hop Bets 5.56%
2, 12, and all "Hard" Hop Bets 8.33%
2, 12, and all "Hard" Hop Bets 11.11%
2, 12, and all "Hard" Hop Bets 13.89%
2, 12, and all "Hard" Hop Bets 16.67%
3, 11, and all "Easy" Hop Bets 5.56%
3, 11, and all "Easy" Hop Bets 11.11%
3, 11, and all "Easy" Hop Bets 16.67%
Any Craps (2, 3, or 12) 11.11%
Any Craps (2, 3, or 12) 5.56%
Any Seven 16.67%
Field Bets (Next Roll) 2.78%
Pass/Come & Taking Full Odds Combined Per Roll
(Odds 3X - 4X - 5X) 0.11%
Fire Bet (Side Bet) 20.76%
Sharp Shoot (Side Bet) 21.87%

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