Wizard of Odds Releases Online Blackjack Study


Feb 2017

Dustin Jermalowicz | POSTED IN Blackjack | NO COMMENTS

This week casino information mega-site Wizard of Odds released a new online blackjack study, which is though to be the first extensive analysis of online blackjack odds put out across the internet.

The study, which can be read here, takes a look at the different blackjack games offered by software groups like RTG, Rival, Microgaming, Playtech, Cryptologic, Ace Gaming, Saucify, Dragonfish, SoftSwiss, 888, Amigotechs, Betsoft, and Pala Interactive. The study has a table that looks at the different rules, which can be sorted to compare the games.

Looking at the games, it appears that Cryptologic has the friendliest blackjack, as the house edge for its single deck game is just 0.21%, while Saucify has a 0.23% edge. The worst game in terms of house edge was Amigotech’s 6:5 blackjack game, which has a 1.28% edge for the house.

Online blackjack games have not had a dedicated study to look at their rules and odds across an industry-wide table, and it is thought that the Wizard of Odds one is unique. Over the last 19 years, the Wizard of Odds has broken ground by publishing the payout rates for various casino games around the world, becoming the first such site to do so. To this day, the Wizard of Odds is one of the most trusted online gaming sites, as it provides reviews, guides, and more to users as a free information source.

The site was founded by Michael Shackleford, an analyst who studies casino games to break down the odds. Mr. Shackleford has a long history of studying games for casinos, and has brought this knowledge to players through his website. Today, Shackleford serves as a consultant for outside game designers while also working on his site.

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