In online casinos players will find that playing online blackjack on different tables have different payouts. First of all, it is best for a player if he or she plays at a casino with liberal tables but even more important is to look for the payout that each game offers. There are tables that pay 3:2 in contrast to tables that pay 6:5. Jeffrey Nottingham, expert and observer of the online gambling industry strongly advises all online customers to stay away from these rip-off games.
Usually you see conventional type Blackjack tables that pay generally 3:2. If you bet the sum of $10 you would get back $15 in case you win the game. If you bet the same amount on a table that pays 6:5 you will only get $12. Nottingham demands more transparency in online casinos. The example shows that house advantage is increased dramatically. If the payout is 3:2, the house advantage is one-half of 1% against a normal strategy player. If the 6:5 payout rule is applied, the house edge rises to 1.39%.
That means if a player decides to wager $10 using a basic blackjack strategy and plays 60 hands per hour his expected loss is $3 per hour. On a table with a disadvantageous payout of 6:5 they would lose $11.35.
Mark Pilarski supports Nottingham’s advice: “Players should be made aware of that. They should not waste their hard-earned money on a blackjack table that pays out less than 3:2”, he exclaims. People should only go for the tables with the better chances to win otherwise casinos are going to start utilizing the 6:5 ratio for black jack and the 3:2 tables will vanish.