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Gambling Strategies that Don’t Translate to Online Casinos

Best casino strategies that you can’t employ at online betting sites. Most of us enjoy a friendly wager now and again. Of those who do, most prefer to make smart bets that have a better chance of paying out. Gambling strategies can be an effective way to minimize risk and losses, while giving us a stronger sense of accomplishment when we win. For the most part, land-based and online casinos are the same. They offer the same great games, with the exact same rules of play. But the strategies involved don’t always translate from the physical to the digital realm. Best Casino Strategies that Don’t Work at Online Betting Sites The only discernible difference between live and online casino games is the use of RNG-based software. A lot of terrestrial casinos utilize electronic games these days, but over the internet, every game is governed by a random number generator (RNG) … Continue reading

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Gambling 101: Leave Your Emotions at the Door

Casino Gamer’s Guide: Emotions and gambling make a dangerous cocktail. Responsibility is the biggest and often hardest lesson to be learned by casino goers, especially as a fledgling gambler. The first time you walk into a casino can be an afflating experience. So many emotions flow through you at once. Excitement, anxiety, elation, intimidation – and that’s before you ever place you first bet. Once the money starts flowing, outward or back your way – the real emotional instability can set in. If Lady Luck chooses to grace your shoulder, even for a few moments, you can become inflated by greed. You may think the games are easy to win; that downswings are just temporary misfortunes that can be overcome by perseverance. Ask any gambling addict if that’s true or not. The answer is a resounding no. They, above all others, know that… Emotions and Gambling Mix a Dangerous Cocktail … Continue reading

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Hand-Dealt Blackjack VS. Dealing From a Shoe

Hand-Dealt vs Shoe-Dealt Blackjack: Customs, subtleties and other considerations. Blackjack is blackjack, right? Sure, there are subtle differences in the rules, pay tables or side betting opportunities, but otherwise, the games are played the same way. Aren’t they? Not at all! These days, a lot of people do their blackjack gaming online, either at desktop or mobile casinos, or at live online casinos. Either way, there’s no real etiquette involved. All you have to do is press a button to indicate your desired move. Because of this, more and more people are coming to land-based casinos with no knowledge of proper blackjack customs, or the role shoe size plays in the game. Blackjack – Hand-Dealt vs. Shoe-Dealt Almost every casino on earth deals its blackjack games from a shoe. The shoe is the clear plastic box containing numerous pre-shuffled decks of cards. Most casinos will fill each shoe with 6 … Continue reading

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Online Casino Games vs. Sports Betting

How does gambling for real money at an online casino compare to betting on sports? Ask any given group of 100 avid, educated gamblers what type of gambling is best, and you’ll get a wide range of responses. That’s because every gambler, no matter how experienced they are in wagering, is built differently. A lot of people like casino games like slot machines or blackjack best. Others prefer betting on sporting events, playing poker, or just buying a plain old lottery ticket. Today we’re going to compare the two most popular varieties of gaming found online – sports betting and casino gambling. They both have their similarities, but far more differences between them. Which is better? Well, that’s for you to decide. We’re just here to help you make the right decision for you. Online Casino Games & Sports Betting Similarities The most obvious aspect casinos and sportsbooks have in … Continue reading

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One Roulette Strategy that Works

No strategy can give you an edge in Roulette, except this one. I’ve come across countless books and websites that swear they offer roulette strategies that work. Then they all spew forth the same garbage, failing to shift the game’s edge in any direction. If you don’t shift the edge into the player’s favor, you cannot change the odds so that you win more often than you lose. Most realists will tell you there is no way to alter the edge (without cheating, of course). For the most part, that’s right. Betting systems won’t do it. Seeking out history-based patterns won’t help you. Playing French Roulette with La Partage (instead of American or European roulette) will push the edge less in the casino’s favor, but it won’t turn it to the player’s advantage. These three commonly touted roulette strategies don’t work because they can’t raise a player’s win rate high … Continue reading

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The Blackjack Player’s Ace in the Hole

Blackjack Ace Tracking: Play 21 like a pro without counting cards. There are many misconceptions in the gambling world surrounding the game of blackjack. Some believe that without card counting, blackjack isn’t worth playing. Some say that counting cards will give you an edge over the house, guaranteeing a long-term winning streak. These are both myths, of course. Not only is card counting relatively easy, it may not be all it’s cracked up to be. Yes, it can sheer a few fractional scraps off the house edge. But most game rules counter its effects enough to keep the favor with the house. And volatility will always play a strong enough roll that anyone, with or without counting cards, can have a good or bad day. So why waste your time doing it? The truth is, there’s a much easier way to increase your ROI. Instead of keeping your focus on … Continue reading

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The Real Deal on Max Betting Slot Machines

Tips for the Conservative Slots Lover: Do I have to bet max to win big? Having played, studied and documented my experiences in the online gambling community for well over a decade now, I get asked a lot of questions. Some are no-brainers. Others are far more complex. Over the weekend, I was asked a rather smart question that I believe deserves a thorough answer. The question was this… Do I really have to bet max to win big on the slots? Casinos would love for you to believe that betting max coins is the only way to produce a big win. After all, slot machines are their bread and butter. Land-based casinos devote the majority of their real estate to these games, knowing that players will flock to them, despite knowing these games are among the worst-paying amusements on the floor. Online casinos aren’t so bad. They have endless … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Quick Bets that Pay Even Money

Casino Gambling in a Nutshell: The higher the payout, the worse the odds. If you were new to gambling – had no clue what you were doing, really – and someone said, “Hey, don’t bet on that, it only pays 1 to 1. Put your money on this one. It pays 20 to 1!” What would you do? If you were an educated gambler, you’d probably scoff at them and keep your money where it is. But since you’re not, you may just scratch your head and say, “Yeah, I like those odds! I want to win 20x my bet, not just 1x.” The payout might look pretty, but the odds say you’re making a tremendous mistake. That’s because the better the payout looks – the more dollar signs there are involved – the lower your odds of actually winning that bet will usually be. Casino Gambling 101: Payouts vs. … Continue reading

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Pick Your Poison – How Do You Blackjack?

Extreme 21: Live Blackjack, Video Blackjack or Online Blackjack Games? If there’s one thing every gambler knows how to play, it’s blackjack. In its own unique way, blackjack is both the simplest and most complex game on the casino floor. Anyone capable of counting to 21 can play it, but only those with a natural nuance for numbers and mental fortitude for memorization can honestly say they’ve mastered it. For as many different types of blackjack players as you’ll find in the world, there are just as many different ways to play this immensely popular card game. Today, we’ll be comparing three popular casino accommodations, and the subtle inequalities that set them apart. You can decide for yourself which suits you best. Live Blackjack Games at Land-Based Casinos The classically original, land-based casino blackjack games are often dubbed the most exciting. The fellowship between players grows as all compete against … Continue reading

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The Fast Track to Blackjack Self-Destruction

How to blow up your blackjack game in five ruinous steps. Almost every blackjack guide ever written, whether it be a 5-paragraph write-up or a 5-part book series, has dealt with the how-to’s of gambling. They teach us everything from how to employ a strategy chart, to how to count cards, to how to budget a bankroll. But guides don’t have to be a one-way street. Today we’re pulling a u-turn and driving the opposite direction. We’ll be talking specifically about what not to do at the blackjack tables. I’ve compiled a short list of the 5 most self-destructive behaviors seen in the live and online gambling realm, both by amateurs and experienced players. How to Blow Up Your Blackjack Game in 5 Ruinous Steps The following are the most common and/or most implosive errors made by blackjack players. In short, don’t do any of these things, or you can … Continue reading

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