|The Malta-based gaming arm of Betfair Games has announced the launch of a revolutionary new casino with no house edge.|
Zero Lounge offers adapted versions of Blackjack, Roulette, Jacks or Better and Baccarat and is expected to attract more than 80 percent of Betfair’s casino users.
On the roulette wheel the zero has been removed which means that for players betting on a colour, there is a 50 percent chance of winning.
Betfair spokesman, Oliver Bowen, said, 'For these adapted games, the rules maintaining a consistent house edge have been changed so that players are given a fair chance.'
Players will have to play the correct strategy on Zero Lounge games of Blackjack, Baccarat and Jacks or Better in order to take advantage of the zero house edge.
Roulette will consistently offer zero edge regardless of strategy.
For Blackjack, the dealer stands on soft 17, will not surrender late, and there is a 2-1 payout on suited natural Blackjack and five card 21. By lowering the commission charge from 5 percent to 2.75 percent, the house edge in Baccarat is decreased to zero and for Jacks or Better, the royal flush payout is increased.