The Blind bet, however, comes with a list of bonus payouts and only wins when the player has at least a straight.
Royal flush — to 1 Straight flush — 50 to 1 Four of a kind — 10 to 1 Full house — 3 to 1 Flush — 3 to 2 Straight — 1 to 1. When making the Ante and Blind bets at the beginning of a hand, punters may also opt for the Trips side wager.
The Trips bet is so called because a player needs at least a three of a kind to win. Payouts vary from game to game and from casino to casino, but the standard Trips payout chart looks like this:.
Royal flush — 50 to 1 Straight flush — 40 to 1 Four of a kind — 30 to 1 Full house — 8 to 1 Flush — 7 to 1 Straight — 4 to 1 Trips — 3 to 1.
That pay chart combined with perfect strategy produces a house edge of about 3. As such, punters can expect to win more than if they played only a straight Ante bet each hand.
That makes it one of the best-value casino games at any land-based venue, and a close competitor with the best blackjack , craps and video poker games at online casinos.
There are, however, a number of basic strategies around that are both effective and easy to follow while keeping the element of risk well below 0.
When taking the big raise, always play the maximum of four times the Ante bet — never go for the three-times option. There are, however, a number of virtual casino poker games that offer similar gameplay with different betting rules and payouts.
Play starts with an Ante bet, after which you must either call at double the Ante or fold before the flop, bet or check after the flop, and then bet or check again after the turn.
NetEnt quotes the theoretical return as a very healthy With proper strategy and standard Vegas rules, the element of risk is only 0.
Avoid the optional bonus bet, however, as that pumps the house edge up to over 8. Even though the dealer gets the bum hands discarded by the player, the advantage is firmly with the casino in this one.
With any bet made, the player automatically qualifies for a jackpot bet. The way this works is the game gives the player the numbers one to eight in a specified order.
The help screen says the odds of winning the jackpot are somehow correlated to the amount the player wagers. The usual Caribbean Stud Poker rules are followed, except a royal flush pays to 1, instead of the usual to 1.
This lowers the house edge from 5. Keep in mind that the house edge is ratio of the expected loss to the original bet.
If you factor in the raises, then the ratio of the expected loss to total amount wagered, what I call the Element of Risk , is 2.
The return for the side bet is If Oasis Poker is your game, then you're in luck with Net Entertainment.
This game is very difficult to find in both land and online casinos. However, the price to draw is equal to the product of the Ante bet and the number of cards drawn.
The standard pay table is used, resulting in a house edge of 1. It is hard to find a better bet than that. Net Entertainment has got to be one of the few places left to play Red Dog.
They use a single deck of cards for a house edge of 3. There are a host of ways you can play roulette. First, you can choose between American, European and French roulette.
Second, you can choose between two different versions, except with American roulette, which seem to differ only in graphics.
Third, in some cases, you can choose the low, medium or high-limit games. My only advice is to stay away from the American roulette, with the higher house advantage at 5.
The European and French games have one zero only, for a house edge of 2. Sorry, but none of these games have the liberal half-back rule on even money bets if the ball lands in zero.
NetEnt players must like scratch cards, because there are a lot to choose from. For those unfamiliar with them, a scratch card is one of many prizes drawn at random.
The makers of physical scratch cards will create them in large batches, of , or so, with a predetermined prize distribution, and sell the entries, one batch at a time.
This way there is a guaranteed return to the retailer after each batch. In other words, it is like the biblical process of casting lots.
To make it more fun, the ticket doesn't just tell you what you won, but you have to scratch various places to determine your outcome.
A common format is to have a field of icons to scratch, and if you reveal three of the same thing you win. The win is either the monetary amount of the three of a kind or you scratch yet another place to reveal the prize.
I'm not sure if NetEnt also creates batches of prizes or if each play is independent. However, the odds are the same either way. NetEnt kindly discloses the return of all their games.
You can see it by clicking the question mark in any game. The following table shows the returns of the various scratch card games. I list them in return order.
Note the highest return is on Lost Pyramid at This table does not include Triple Wins High Roller, which is a progressive game, and thus has a variable return.
That game is explained in more detail below. The following table shows the prizes for the Ace game. The following table shows the prizes for the Tribble game.
Note that the prizes and distribution are not the same as the Ace game above. The following table shows the prizes for the Zodiac game.
The following table shows the prizes for the Marbles game. Unlike the other scratch card games above, Marbles comes in two stages.
First, the player picks six out of eight marbles, although they look like pearls to me. After picking each one, it will change color to red or golden.
Five are red and three are golden. If the player finds all three golden marbles in his six picks, then he will get one of the prizes in the table below.
The probability of finding the three gold marbles is So, the expected win is 0. The following table shows the possible prizes in the Marbles game, assuming the player does find the three golden marbles.
Triple Wins Jackpot sets itself apart with a progressive jackpot. According to the rules, the average return is A good argument could be made that Lost Pyramid isn't a scratch card game because the prizes are not created in predetermined batches.
Rather, the player is in complete control of his own destiny. However, I'll put it in the scratch card category anyway, because the the player experience is much the same.
In the game there is a pyramid of 36 bricks, including seven hidden golden ones. The player picks seven of them and win according to how many golden bricks he finds.
The follow table shows the probability and return. The lower right cell shows a return of There is a pyramid of 36 bricks in the game, including seven hidden golden ones.
The player picks seven of them and wins according to how many golden bricks he finds. The following table shows the probability and return.
Here is a list, in return order, of the NetEnt slots available at the Casumo casino that have a consistent return. You can find the return of any game by clicking the question mark in the lower left corner of the game.
The table above does not include the following games that have a variable return. The reason the return varies depends on the game, but common reasons are a progressive jackpot, skill element or the return depends on the number of lines bet.
As a third independent source, our friends at Slot Tracker have crowd sourced their users to get an overall average of Net Ent slots. Over 3,, reported Net Ent spins, they report an overall return of This is the same game as Texas Hold 'Em Bonus.
Net Entertainment follows the liberal Las Vegas version of the rules for a house edge of 2. Net Ent has four video poker games to choose from, as shown in the following table, listed in return order.
While there are four games only, you can play them 1, 5, 10, 25, 50 or hands at a time. With some of the games, you can choose to play a double or nothing game after every win or not.
There is a wide range of denominations you can play. Net Entertainment has an unorthodox return table in Jacks or Better that pays only 40 for a straight flush and 20 for a four of a kind.
The standard pays are 50 and Otherwise, they follow the standard pay table. The player may play 1, 5, 10, 25, 50 or hands. You can play Jacks or Better in two modes.
The following screenshots show the "classic" mode, which can be played in 1-, 5-, and play. You can play Jacks or Better in the "professional series.
Net Entertainment has what is normally a common deuces wild pay table, except instead of 25 for a wild royal flush they pay 20 only.
Following is the complete return table. You can also play deuces wild in the "professional series. Following is the complete return table for Joker Poker.
All American is available in 1-, 5-, , , , and play. The return table below shows a return of The player can also play All American "Double Up.
After any win, the player may double up to five times. In the double feature, five cards are laid out and the player bets on them one at a time until he loses or cashes out.
I wondered if these cards were dealt from a single deck without replacement. The rules just say, "At the top of a new screen, 5 cards are dealt face down from left to right.
So, I played it a while and saw the same card twice in the same set of five cards. Thus, my theory was disproven and there is no additional advantage to be had in the double game.
The casino as Casumo has a live dealer option. This is evidently a NetEnt product as the screen says "A Net Entertainment production" as you wait a few seconds to establish a connection to wherever the live dealers are.
I found the dealers to be friendly and chatty. Unlike other live dealer places I've played, the dealers seemed to know some of the players and joked around as they spoke about topics not directly related to the game.
Maybe other casinos have other options, but at the Casumo casino, there were the following choices to play:. This is a game where all players act against the same initial hand.
For example, suppose the hand was a player 12 against a dealer 2. If some players choose to stand and others hit, then those who hit will get the next card and those who don't won't.
Thus, the odds are the same as if playing by yourself. According to my blackjack house edge calculator , the basic strategy house edge is 0.