5 Most Underrated Online Casino Games

Most online casino players go right for the slots for the highest win potential. A good amount go for blackjack for some of the best odds of winning. But online casinos offer a lot more games than that, and some are tragically overlooked by the majority of players. Here are five underrated online casino games you should consider playing.

Baccarat

Baccarat is a simple game where you bet on the dealer card or the player card for even money, or bet on a tie for a 9 to 1 payout. While the tie bet should be considered a side bet more than anything, the double or nothing bets give most versions of baccarat a 98.94% return to player (RTP). That translates to a house edge of just 1.06%.

Baccarat is available at almost all online casinos in the US.

Ultimate Texas Hold’em

Most people associate Texas Hold’em with multiplayer poker. But Casino Hold’em can have a great RTP percentage, particularly Ultimate Texas Hold’em. It’s structured similarly to multiplayer Hold’em, but the house always has to progress forward in the game if the player continues to check or make a play bet.

This underrated online casino game has a remarkable RTP of 99.27%, which is right up there with the best variations of blackjack. The house only has a 0.73% edge over the player.

Ultimate Texas Hold’em is available at Golden Nugget and BetMGM as well as other online casinos. 

French Roulette

At US online casinos, French roulette is often overlooked in favor of American roulette for no other reason than its name. Don’t make that mistake.

French roulette has one green zero pocket instead of American’s two, so it has better odds right off the bat. Plus, if you place an even money outside bet and the ball lands in the zero pocket, you have the option to receive 50% of your bet back or leave it for a chance to win back the full wager.

All in all, French roulette boasts a 98.65% RTP, or a 1.35% house edge. However, be sure the variation you’re playing offers the “En Prison or La Partage” rule. Otherwise, it’s the exact same as European roulette, which has a roughly 97.29% RTP.

Jacks Or Better Video Poker

Video poker isn’t just for playing at a Vegas bar to get free drinks. It actually has one of the best RTPs at the casino. While the “Game King” video poker game offers many different versions, the variation with the best odds is Jacks or Better, with a 98.91% RTP. However, even the video poker with the worst odds has a 97.8% RTP, which still makes it better than any slot and most table games.

Craps

Craps can be intimidating at a brick-and-mortar online casino, especially when it’s several men shoulder-to-shoulder around the table. But there’s no pressure or intimidation at all at the online casino. It’s also available at DraftKings Casino via demo play, so you can try it out before risking any of your own money.

The craps RTP depends on the bet you’re placing. But the bets with the best odds are the pass/come (98.59% RTP) and the don’t pass/don’t come (98.64%).

About the Author

Mike Epifani

Mike Epifani (shown here at Caesar's Palace Las Vegas) is a highly experienced online gambling writer who specializes in online casinos and sports betting sites. From the nuances of bonus offers to winning strategies and beyond, his insights have helped countless remote bettors keep more of their money while having fun and staying safe.