Top Performing Michigan Online Casino Table Games This Month

Top Performing Michigan Online Casino Table Games This Month
By Keith Stein
Fact Checked by Jim Tomlin

The argument that casino table games are better than playing a slot machine has raged on for years. If the latest report ranking the performance of online casino games has anything to say in the discussion, table games are leading the sector. Let’s see which games are most popular for real money online casino Michigan table game players.

Research and consulting firm Eilers & Krejcik Gaming (EKG), based in California, published its monthly report recently showing online game performance for the month of May.

The company provides a glimpse of its report by releasing a single page showing the top 25 games, tables and slots combined. The full report, titled “May 2023 EILERS-FANTINI Online Game Performance Report,” is available on the company’s website.

EKG generates the monthly report by capturing more than 40,000 data points from game performance data at 29 online casino sites operating in Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia as well as Michigan casino apps. These markets represent about 60% of the U.S. market in terms of gross gaming revenue.

The first two games listed in the May report are table games with a slot showing up in the third position. Baccarat, Blackjack, and Roulette are at the top of the list for table games.

EKG ranks the games available based on theoretical wins, or a player’s expected house win based on the amount wagered.

Focusing on the top five table games in the report, three are from game developer Evolution, with International Gaming Technology (IGT) and Gaming Realms following with one each.

The top five performing online table games for May include: 

  • Live Dealer Baccarat (Evolution)
  • Blackjack (IGT)
  • Live Dealer Roulette (Evolution)
  • First Person Lightning Roulette (Evolution)
  • Blackjack Xchange (Gaming Realms)

Top Michigan Online Table Games

Let’s look at the top five online table games for Great Lakes State players for May and see where you can play them at Michigan online gambling sites. And when you do, use the best Michigan casino bonuses available at GreatLakesStakes.


Live Dealer Baccarat

Game developer Evolution advertises a Macau-like gaming experience for every player type with its Live Dealer Baccarat table game, from first-timers to the most experienced high rollers. Each player at the table places a bet on one hand of dealt cards. One hand is the Banker, the other a Player. The cards are dealt face up. The hand closest to nine wins. Players can also bet on a tie between the two hands. That’s the basics of Baccarat.

To make the games more exciting, some Baccarat tables have added side bets for additional ways to win. Evolution’s Baccarat Multiplay option allows players to place bets at all Live Baccarat tables in one go.

The game is available online at Golden Nugget online casino MI, Caesars, BetMGM and FanDuel.

Blackjack (IGT)

Ranked No. 2 is IGT’s Blackjack game. There are several different Blackjack versions to choose from in any given online casino. This review looks at IGT’s standard online version, also known as Blackjack AIG.

There are no side bets in this version. A natural Blackjack wins 3 to 2 while all other wins pay 1 to 1. If the dealer and player tie it is known as a push. Players at this Michigan online Blackjack game get their original bet back in a push. Insurance bets pay 2 to 1. The dealer must draw an additional card if a total of 16 is showing. On the flip side, the dealer must stand on 17.

Six decks of cards are used in this game, shuffled after each round. The minimum bet is $1 with a maximum bet of $1,000. The game has a 99.6% Return-To-Player (RTP) ratio. RTP is the term casinos use to describe the percentage a game will pay back to players over time.

IGT Blackjack is available online at Caesars Michigan Casino, FanDuel, WynnBET, BetRivers and Golden Nugget.

Live Dealer Roulette

Evolution’s Live Dealer Roulette game is the most popular, authentic, and exciting available online. The game’s multi-camera immersive view brings players closer to the action by letting them follow every spin of the wheel and movement of the ball.

There’s a choice of game views and rich features, such as autoplay, extensive statistics from which bets can be placed, a chat option, and the possibility to save up to 15 favorite bets.

The minimum bet is $0.50 with a maximum of $10,000. The game has an RTP ratio of 94.74%.

This  online roulette Michigan game is available online at Golden Nugget, BetMGM, FanDuel, WynnBET, and BetRivers.

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First Person Lightning Roulette

This version of roulette can be quite shocking. In every game round, one to five randomly generated Lucky Numbers are struck by lightning and have random multipliers of between 50x and 500x applied. Players can receive multiplied payouts on a Straight Up win if the ball lands on a Lucky Number.

The minimum bet is $0.20 with a maximum of $2,000. The game has an RTP of 97.30% with a maximum payout of $1 million.

The game is available online at BetMGM casino MI, PokerStars, Caesars, FanDuel, Golden Nugget, WynnBET, DraftKings and BetRivers.

Blackjack Xchange

Blackjack Xchange is an exciting new twist on the classic card game 21. While keeping with the familiar blackjack format in play, this game lets players have more control over the cards in their hands, giving them the chance to trade them to improve their position. This means that players can generate big wins even when they don’t beat the dealer.

The game has a minimum bet of $0.25 with a maximum set at $500. With an RTP of 99%, Blackjack Xchange has a maximum payout of $10,000.

The game has done so well that it won the ‘Top Performing Online Table Game’ at the fourth annual EKG Awards Show, held in 2022 in Las Vegas.

You can find Blackjack Xchange online at BetRivers Michigan casino, Golden Nugget, Caesars, BetMGM, FanDuel, WynnBET and DraftKings.



Keith Stein is a freelance writer for He has more than 25 years experience as a journalist with a a variety of news publications and worked as a contributing writer with United Press International.

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