1 sep. - This week, we're going to look at the difference between the house "edge" and "hold." For six years, I've been recommending you play certain games and avoid others based on the theoretical house edge. But sometimes confusion arises because you may read a report that says a casino's win rate on. Hold percentage is the percentage of buy-in money (also chip-in money) that a table game keeps. for example, if various players bought in at a table for $ during a 24 hour A carnival game with a % house edge should hold about 35% table hold over time. ALSO LOOK: Casino Comps - How The System Works. 18 jan. - Hold percentage is the casino income from a particular game. It can be used to determine the average earnings from a table over a long period of time. The house advantage varies slightly depending on the rules and number of decks, but a player using basic strategy faces little or no disadvantage in a single-deck game and only a 0. As such while computer programs can easily deal with the calculations required to make the correct play in any particular hand, it is difficult to make a set of general rules which can be memorized such as exists for Blackjack. For blackjack purposes, "penetration" refers to how deeply into the cards the dealer deals before shuffling. Usual 60 to 1 payoff: Hold percentage is the percentage of money won or "held" compared to the "drop. Rule variations favorable to the player include fewer decks, dealer stands on soft seventeen worth 0.