Strategy Guide

Bustabit is a game of 99% luck, but 1% skill. This means that if you play in a strategy-oblivious way, you'll not do too bad. But with a good enough strategy, it's actually possible to overcome the house odds, and even make a profit.

Here's how it works:


Right off the bat, there's a 1% chance of the game instantly busting. If this happens, no one can win anything. This means has an expected return of 1% * playersInGame * tableAmount. This is the exact amount bustabit uses to give out bonuses.

House Edge

It scales between 0 and 1% see: odds and calculator. This is what you need to overcome!


The last person to cash out before a bust gets a bonus, which on average is exactly the same as the server makes from the instabust see: faq. Strategic play revolves completely around trying to get this bonus. If no one collects the bonus, it rolls to the next game.

Single Player Game

If you're playing a game, and no one else joins, it's not possible to overcome the house odds, and it becomes a simple game of luck.

Simple Greedy Strategy

Hold in the game, as soon as you're the last person holding, cash out immediately. This is a great strategy if all your opponents are conservative, and cash out early. However, if you play against someone with the same strategy -- you will both will infinitely hold, and never win the bonus.