The standard house edge on a game of Dragon Tiger is 3.73%. This is acknowledging the fact that a tie result returns half of the players wager. Based purely on statistics, it’s best to stick to the Dragon Tiger Bet. However if you’re a fan of counting cards, there are a range of side bets with odds that can be quickly improved by a solid counting strategy. The fact that Dragon Tiger is a two card comparison game makes it simple to keep track of the cards that have been used and thus estimate which cards remain in the deck.
The Tie Bet returns a wager of 8 to 1, however it’s odds are the worst of the worst with the house edge being 32.77!
The Suited Tie Bet however is much kinder to the player with a house edge of 13.98% and possible payouts of 50 to 1.
The Big Small bet is another possible side bet for players. In this side bet the players choose whether a particular card will be over or under 7. If the card is exactly equal to 7 then the wager loses. The house edge of this bet is 7.69%.
Odd/Even is another bet where, as the name suggests, players predict whether the card will be odd or even. This side bet is not offered by all casinos.
The Suit bet pays 3:1 with a house edge of 7.69%. If a player chooses this side bet they are aiming to correctly predict the suit of a particular card.
The Two Red and Two Black bets is offered by Asia Live tech and allows players to bet on whether both cards will be black or red. It pays 3 to 1 and has a house edge of 3.73%. Parallel to this is the one red one black side bet which of course has the same probability. Of course these kind of bets go very well with card counting...