Betfair’s Zero Lounge
Every once in awhile, a new online casino comes along and claims to be different from all the others out there. Usually, such bold claims are without real substance. And with a mountain of casinos to choose from, it can sometimes be hard to differentiate the weak from the chaff, the good from the bad and the pretenders from the pioneers.
When Betfair planned launching their new casino, they could have chosen to build a bog-standard, no frills casino to complement their already impressive suite of gaming products, and it would no doubt have been hit.
But that would have been too easy for Betfair.
Instead, in line with their philosophy of providing fair gaming and the best odds possible, they chose to re-write the manual on online casinos and launched a casino with a ‘Zero Lounge’.
In the ‘Zero Lounge’, you can play four classic casino games with a zero house edge on every game: Roulette, Baccarat, Blackjack and Jacks or Better.
In Roulette, Betfair have removed the ‘0’ from the wheel. This means you get true odds on every bet. For example, if you bet on red, you have a 50% chance of winning, opposed to the usual 48.6% on European Roulette.
In Baccarat, Betfair have reduced the commission on the banker bet to 2.75%. This essentially means that the player gets the best return anywhere on the internet. Odds that would surely even get James Bond excited.
Blackjack is one of the most played games in online casinos and Betfair have accordingly altered the odds in favour of the player. Betfair pays out 2-1 for a suited natural blackjack and a five card 21.
And finally, Betfair have waved their magic wand over Jacks or Better. A Royal Flush payout is a massive 22% higher than most other casinos.
All this adds up to four games with a payout percentage of 100% to players if you play with an optimal strategy.
We cannot put enough emphasis on this point: you will not find odds like these at any other online casino.
If playing at online casinos is your game, seriously think Betfair.
You can almost hear the groans from all the other online casinos...
Editor, Jackpot.co.uk - 2007-10-04 14:34:45