Quote:100xOddsdoh.. so BlackJack Switch wouldnt have made it in today's casino environment?

Talking to some Canadian casino operations, both that I spoke to gave me an expectation of 2%+ as a bare minimum for a game to be seriously considered if it is new and has no installations elsewhere. Given the pandemic, they said they are not really interested in installing new games unless they really think it can be lucrative enough to take the risk (operators here are pretty conservative). Especially since tables won’t have 6 people at them for a while, so when casinos here do open, hold per table will be down (fewer people at the tables). But if they think your game can compensate for that (higher house edge while still being enjoyable enough to draw players), there is a better chance the game will get a trial.

I can understand some players won't play anything with a large HE, but your target audience is probably players looking for an easy game that's fun to play and gives a good run for your money with an opportunity to win something decent, If your base game can include, say, a 25/1 payout that has some advantages, but sometimes that means the maximums have to be lower.

Quote:charliepatrickDon't underestimate the value of sidebets, they can have a HE of over 3% but probably need a high-paying tempter (e.g. Pair Plus in 3CP).

I can understand some players won't play anything with a large HE, but your target audience is probably players looking for an easy game that's fun to play and gives a good run for your money with an opportunity to win something decent, If your base game can include, say, a 25/1 payout that has some advantages, but sometimes that means the maximums have to be lower.

Thank you. I was originally not going to include one, but I’ve been working on some side bet ideas.

If you’re going to make 1,000 bets over a weekend with a fair payout of 1:1, actual payout of 9:10 for a 5% edge, you will lose about 19 of 20 weekends. Losing all the time is no fun

Besides the house edge, you also have to consider the variance of the game. As a silly example, consider a game with a house edge of 1%. If the player loses exactly 1% every round (house takes in $100 and returns $99), then the variance is 0, and nobody would play.

Hope this helps!

Dog Hand

Quote:Ace2For regular players, I’d say the cap is around 2%.

If you’re going to make 1,000 bets over a weekend with a fair payout of 1:1, actual payout of 9:10 for a 5% edge, you will lose about 19 of 20 weekends. Losing all the time is no fun

Thanks for putting it into context like this!

Quote:DogHandRosebud,

Besides the house edge, you also have to consider the variance of the game. As a silly example, consider a game with a house edge of 1%. If the player loses exactly 1% every round (house takes in $100 and returns $99), then the variance is 0, and nobody would play.

Hope this helps!

Dog Hand

This is a good point - thank you. I guess there is a lot that goes into this consideration beyond the house edge. At the end of the day, I guess it's the hold that the casino cares about the most (and the amount of action the table gets).

https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/www.usaonlinecasino.com/blog/which-games-make-casinos-the-most-money/amp/

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Quote:toughI think the casinos should max out their house edge at 2.7%, like European roulette. Any more than this, like American roulette, and I think the game is a rip off.

Frankly, I find it amazing that anyone plays double zero roulette anywhere. And I was stunned to read that there are now Vegas casinos offering triple zero roulette! So if triple zero roulette exists (8% house edge?) , the sky is the limit, I guess.