Almost every gambler has a favorite game. Many a player will tell you that their game has the lowest house edge and that you will win if you rub your quarter just right before putting it in the machine. However, if you really look at the math, blackjack, progressive video poker and craps have the lowest house edges. Games with lower house edges allow you to play for longer periods of time without losing significant amounts of money. Blackjack is very stable, and it has the lowest house edge of any casino game. Using perfect basic strategy, a disciplined player can sometimes play at a disadvantage of roughly half a percent, which means that if he were betting the same amount every time, he could expect to lose an amount equal to one wager for every 200 hands played. In contrast, when you play video poker, you slowly lose money over a long period of time, but the occasional progressive jackpot offsets the average over thousands and thousands of hands. The house edge is slightly higher in craps than in blackjack, but the highs and lows are far less predictable. As such, you might play perfectly and still lose quite a bit of money. In short, blackjack is your best bet.