5 Best Bets at Australian Online Casinos

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We have discussed some of the worst bets you can make at Australian online casinos. Today, we will go the other direction. Today, we will talk about some of the better bets you can make at both live and online casinos. Making these bets more often will give you better odds of walking away from the casino a winner.


Baccarat is one of the easiest games to learn at online casinos and takes no skill whatsoever. You’re guessing which hand between the Player and Banker will win. The best way to play this game is to always bet the Banker. That’s because the Banker bet has a 1.06% edge. Even if you bet on the Player, the edge is just 1.24% edge.

The way that the casino makes money on this game is the Tie bet, which has an edge of 11% and the commission paid when the Banker wins. If not for the commission, you would have an edge in the game over the casino. Even with the commission, this is one of the biggest no-brainer bets you can make in a casino.

Video Poker (Full Pay)

While it is rare to find, there are still some video poker games that are considered Full Pay video poker machines. These are games that pay 100% or more back to players with optimal play. Full pay Deuces Wild pays 100.8% back to players. If you play 10-7-5 Double Bonus Poker, you’ll get a 100.17% RTP.

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Outside of Full Pay machines, you’ll want to find games like 9-6 Jacks or Better which pays 99.54% on optimal play. Games like 8-5 Jacks or Better drops all the way to 97.28%, so your best bets are 9-6 or better when you can find them.

Odds Bets in Craps

There are good bets and bad bets in craps. Two of the best bets you can make are the Pass and Come bets or the Don’t Pass and Don’t Come bets. For Pass and Come, the house edge is just 1.41%. For Don’t Pass or Don’t Come, the edge is just 1.36%

If you want to take odds on your Pass bet, you can lower the odds even further. Odds bets have a zero house edge for the casino. This will lower your overall edge for Pass bets down to 0.8%.

Blackjack Using Basic Strategy

How advantageous is it to learn basic strategy in blackjack? Well, let’s take a look at the odds. Players that play blackjack by guessing or by using a less than optimal strategy will give the house an edge of between 2.5 and 3 percent. This means that you will lose between $2.50 to $3 per $100 bet.


If you learn and use a simple strategy in blackjack, you can significantly reduce this edge. The house edge is just 0.5 percent when players use a basic strategy in a six-deck game. This means you will lose about 50 cents for every $100 wagered

Playing as Banker in Pai Gow Poker

Some Pai Gow Poker games in live casinos will allow you to play as the banker. That means that players are playing against your hand rather than playing against the dealer. The advantage that the casino has in Pai Gow is that the banker wins on all ties. This will lower the overall house edge from 2.84 percent down to just 1.42 percent. If you can bank more hands, then you have a better chance of winning more in this game.

Make sure that you are playing a proper strategy when playing Pai Gow Poker. Proper strategy will drop your edge against the house by 0.15 percent. While that’s not a lot, that lowers the negative expectation and allows you to play longer.