Quick tips: How to win in Blackjack

Blackjack is a popular card game – in fact, it is considered to be one of the most prevalent and well-liked games in the casino. This is because it is relatively easy to play the game and with the correct strategy, a player can lessen the dealer’s edge and at the same time get an advantage in winning the game.

Blackjack is a popular card game – in fact, it is considered to be one of the most prevalent and well-liked games in the casino. This is because it is relatively easy to play the game and with the correct strategy, a player can lessen the dealer’s edge and at the same time get an advantage in winning the game.

In order to win blackjack, players must get cards that have a total of 21 or closer to it. If the player gets a card over 21, they will end up losing the game.

In winning a game in blackjack, there is only one concept that players must bear in mind. They should always remember to utilize the right strategy.

In order to win a blackjack game, the player must know the basic strategies. This is because these strategies are considered as the vital element in winning blackjack. The player’s capability to use a line of attack and manipulate the game is the basic skills that a player must learn in order to win.

So, for people who want to win a game in blackjack, here are some ways how to do it. These things may not guarantee the players to win the game but using them will give them a good chance.

1. Players should know when to hit or stand.

Statistics show that 3 out of the 10 people who play blackjack make hits or stands without even knowing when to do it. Most of them merely rely on their instincts. Instincts can be a pretty factor in winning the game but it is not always like that. So, it is a must that a player should know when to hit or stand just by looking at the cards already dealt and the cards of the dealer.

The idea of when to stand or hit is directly dependent on the dealer’s card.

2. Players should always assume that the dealer’s down card is 10.

This is based on the theory that if the dealer’s down card is a 10 and he gets a 6, chances are he will get the card. If he gets 7, chances are he would either be busted or the player’s probability of getting close to 21 is higher.

In this manner, depending on what card the dealer gets, the player can decide whether to hit or stand. The players will then have higher chances of winning.

Winning blackjack is, indeed, dependent on the dealer’s card.

Craps Terms – what you need to know…

So you want to play Craps huh? Well, you better know some terminology. In today’s article, we’ll show you some key Craps terms.

So you want to play Craps huh? Well, you better know some terminology. In today’s article, we’ll show you some key Craps terms. There are countless Craps terms out there, but we’ll go over just the main and fun ones.

Aces: This is a roll of two. When a two is rolled, both dice show one dot, hence the term.

2-Way Eleven: Dealers love this one. When you bet a 2-way eleven, you’re making a bet on eleven for you and the dealers. It’s a good move to tip the dealers when playing if you’re doing well.

Any Seven: This is a one-roll wager. Make this bet and if the next roll is a seven, you win. A seven can be rolled: 1-6, 2-5, 3-4, 4-3, 5-1, and 6-1. The bet pays 4:1. The house edge is high on this one since it’s a one-roll wager. Of course, you’d think it was a pot of gold when you’re standing at an ice-cold table.

Big 6: This bet is located in the lower section of the layout. It’s called the big 6, because the wager space is a huge 6. It’s a gimmick wager though, because it only pays even money. If you were to place the 6, you’d get odds on your payout. This bet stays up until it loses or you take it down.

Big 8: It’s the same as the Big 6, except it’s an 8. You’ll win every time an 8 is rolled and lose when a 7 is rolled. It pays even money. Unless you’re very lazy, place the 8 instead.

Big Red: No, it’s not a stick of gum. This is a codeword for making a wager on Any Seven.

Bones: Throw them bones. The bones are the dice.

Black: This is slang for a $100 cheque-also called a chip by the layman. “Give me a stack of black,” would be saying that you want a stack of $100 cheques, which is $2,000-there are 20 cheques/chips in a stack.

Boxcars: Keep making this wager and you might be living in a boxcar. This is slang for the number 12-6-6 on the dice.

Boxman: This is the guy who is in the suit and sitting down in-between the two dealers on the inside of the Craps table. He’s the boss of the table. It’s his job to make sure payouts are okay and to watch the game. You’ll also see him tracking players for rewards.

The Boys: Perhaps a bit sexist in these days since there are more and more female Craps dealers, but this is slang for the dealers at the table. “Here’s $20 for the boys,” means that you’re giving $20 as a tip to the dealers. In the old days, you’d only find male Craps dealers.

Today, we continue our Craps Terms series with more terms. We stopped off at “for the boys” last session. Today, we pick it up with an animal-the Buffalo. Let’s get started.

Buffalo: Okay, it’s not an animal. When you make a buffalo wager, you’re betting on each of the Hardways and Any Seven. If you want to mix it up, you can make a Buffalo-Yo wager, which is all of the Hardways and a Yo (eleven) bet.

Buy: When you place a number, you can buy it. When you buy the number, you’re paying a 5% commission for true odds. You’ll rarely see the 5,6,8 or 9 bought. It’s almost always the 4 and 10. Why? Well, when you buy the 4 and 10 you get 2 for 1 odds rather than 9 for 5. Imagine you bought the 4 for $25. Each time the 4 hits, you would be paid $50. Your commission would be $1. The commission is off the bet not the win. Also, the commission is rounded down, as most Craps tables don’t have 25-cent cheques.

C and E: This is an extremely common wager on the come out roll. When you make a C and E wager, you’re betting on Any Craps and Eleven (Yo). It’s a one-roll wager. You can make this bet any time, but most people do it on the come out roll to protect their Pass Line bets.

Charting: If you go to the casinos in Downtown Las Vegas, you’re likely to see a charter. Charting is when you record the action of a table. Usually this is done on a notepad. Why chart a table? Many people who do it believe there are patterns in the dice-not true. Others do it on a person by person basis, because they believe people have certain patterns. If you play online, you can do this easily and without standing out like you would at a real table.

Change Only: IMPORTANT! If you do nothing else, remember this command. When you are at a real Craps table and you throw money down, it plays where it stays unless you say “Change Only.” Many unsuspecting people have thrown their money down expecting change only to see it gobbled up after it lost. Now, if you want the money to be a bet, just don’t say another word or say “Money Plays.” That’s the command for letting the money sit and play. The dealer shouldn’t touch the money.

Cheques: This is the official term for what many call chips. Let’s say you have a $100 cheque and you want a stack of $5 cheques, you would put down your cheque in the Come area and say “Cheque Change.” That’s the dealer’s cue that you don’t want it to play and that you want smaller cheques/chips.

Coloring: There are various terms that involve color. The first is color in, which is said by the dealer to let the boxman know that cheques are coming in. The next is coloring up, which is said to inform the boxman, or whoever, that the cheques are being exchanged. For instance, if you handed in a stack of red ($5 cheques, which is $100 total), the dealer might say color in, then coloring up. Next, he’ll say color out and hand you one $100 cheque.

Come Bet: To place a Come wager, you place the desired cheque(s) in the Come area, which is that big space right below the numbers. Think of the Come bet as the Pass Line bet. First, you place your wager. Second, a number is rolled. Your wager is moved to that number. Finally, when the number is rolled a second time, your wager is taken down and paid. You can put odds on your wager once it gets placed in a number. When you place a wager in the Come area, it will win instantly if the next roll is a 7 or 11, but it will lose instantly if the number is 2, 3 or 12. The Don’t Come Bet is just the opposite. If you bet this, you want to see the shooter throw a 7 before your number.

Come out Roll: This is sort of the start of every cycle if you will. The purpose of the come out roll is to establish the point. If the shooter throws a 7 or 11, all Pass Line wagers win and all Don’t Pass wagers lose. If the shooter throws a 2, 3, or 12, all Pass Line Wagers Lose. The Don’t Pass wagers win on 2 and 3, but push (bar) on 12.

Comps: These apply to any game. When you get a comp, you get something for free from the casino. For instance, maybe you’re playing Craps and the pit boss decides to comp you lunch. Comps are usually handed out to players who meet certain criteria. It’s important to note that there is no way you can get a comp unless you’re being tracked. This means you must register for the casino’s player card. And when you get change at a table, give them your card to. Comps are also called rewards these days and most casinos have went to a system to reward players automatically.

Crap: So, what is a Crap anyway-aside from the obvious? The numbers 2, 3 and 12 are Craps. And if you wager on Any Craps, these are the winning numbers you want to see rolled. When someone throws a 2, 3 or 12 on the first roll, it’s called Crapping Out.

Next time, we’ll venture into the D’s with Craps terms like dealer, dime, don’t come, double odds and more.

Bingo Tips – How to play successfully online

Bingo has been played for many years in halls and clubs around the world. Online bingo has made the game more readily accessible to a wider audience than ever before.

Bingo has been played for many years in halls and clubs around the world. With the advancement of computer and internet technology, cyber bingo has become the next stage in the evolution of this great game. Cyber bingo has made the game more readily accessible to a wider audience than ever before.

Bingo online has all the characteristics of its land based cousin, although the online bingo version allows for easier ways to produce different patterns needed to win than the land based version can.

When you are playing bingo, whether its online or at a hall, there are some tips that you can follow to help you enjoy your gaming experience:

  1. Only play online bingo with money you can afford to play with. If you cannot afford to take the risk of losing, then rather do not play, or wait until you can afford to.
  2. If you can afford to risk money on playing bingo online, gamble with half of what you can afford to play with. This allows you to have enough to play another day if you feel you are currently on a losing streak.
  3. In gambling it is extremely unrealistic to expect to win every time you play. In online bingo it is no different, so do not get angry with other players if they win and you do not.
  4. When deciding when you should play online bingo, you should take note of the number of players in the online room. The less people in the room the better the chance of you winning (remember in bingo online there is always a winner).
  5. On the flipside of the above, the less people playing a game the less the size of the winnings will be.

Roulette strategies – tips on how to win

Roulette is played by one to seven persons. You place your bet by positioning chips on a certain number that you would like to win.

Roulette is played by one to seven persons. You place your bet by positioning chips on a certain number that you would like to win.

The chips are for roulette only and cannot be used for other games. Each player have a different color of chips, in order for the dealer to recognize who the chip belongs to, making it easier for him to do the payouts later. With this, a rule is set that hands are to be kept out of the table as soon as all the betting is done. The dealer then, spins the wheel.

Bets in roulette are of two types, the inside and the outside betting.

One important thing to have in mind is that roulette is not a game of prediction and possibility. All numbers that are on the roulette wheel lands unplanned, or at random.

If you are losing, do acknowledge the fact that you are not simply lucky “today”. Do not keep on playing hoping that you could gain back your losses. You may end up losing too much. Stop, because there might be better days ahead.

As in any other casino game, before the game, consider following these suggestions:

  • Keep in mind that you are in the casino to enjoy yourself, to be entertained.
  • If playing online, read carefully the rules as well as the terms and condition of the casino site.
  • When playing online, be sure to check the authenticity of the site.
  • Always allocate a certain amount for the game, for the day. Strictly stick to the limit.

Some guidelines to keep in mind while playing Roulette

  • As with any game, a general rule is to gamble only the money that you could afford to lose. Never use the money allotted for paying other bills such as rental, utility bills, etc. You’ll need professional help if you do gamble this way.
  • Practice makes perfect. Before playing for real money, take the time to acquaint yourself first with the game. “Feel” the game.
  • Don’t gamble with so much money in just one spin. You may lose all in an instant.
  • In roulette, what counts are your overall winnings. If you are having a bad day, stop. You can go back and try your luck again another day.
  • Skip the drinks. Alcohol will have a negative impact on your decision making skills. Have a clear mind while you play roulette.
  • Play when odds at a table are only zero.

Some betting strategies to help you a be winner at roulette

  • “Martingdale” is a betting strategy that is the most used by players. This works in such a way that a player begins with a fixed bet, which is doubled when a player loses. The doubling of the money continues until such time that one wins a hand. With this, one automatically gain all loses. One thus begins again, with a fixed bet.
  • “reverse Martingdale” is a betting strategy which is basically has the same concept as the “Martingdale” betting technique but is a reversal of such strategy.
  • “Progressive Betting”. This is applied in such a way that a player begins with a fixed initial bet, and every time one wins the bet, he increases the present bet by that initial amount. Whereas each time a player loses, the bet will be, betting the current amount but the initial fixed bet is taken away. This works well since as long as a player is winning continuously, the bet is also raising in such a pattern. If a player is losing, the bet will be also in a descending pattern.
  • “D’Alembert” Raising ones bet according to a fixed amount when losing and lowering the bet when winning.
  • “Reverse D’Alembert” works the same as D’Alembert type of betting, but a reversed method.

Roulette is an enjoyable game. You can have a lot of fun with it – and that is what you should aim for. To have fun at casinos. Nothing more, nothing less.

Craps – How it works and how to play

Craps is one of the simpler casino games to learn. It is also another of the more popular casino games often played at parties, barbecues and sometimes even on the street. The lure of this game is that you only need a pair of dice and a few friends and you’ve got all you need for a game of Craps.

However, it is the casino version of the game that gives Craps its reputation of being a fast paced, exciting game. Players often begin with this game in the casino because of its ease of play. The basic concept is this: you place a bet on what is referred to as the “passline bet.” You make your wager before you roll the dice. If you roll a 7 or 11, then you win. If you roll a 12, 3 or 2, you lose. Any other number becomes the point number, meaning that number must be rolled again before the seven for you to win anything. If you roll the seven before you roll the point number, then you lose.

However, you do have the option to bet again in addition to your original bet. It is known as the odds bet: meaning the casino (online or real) does not have their usual house advantage and it also hedges on true odds. Many casinos and online casino sites offer lessons for Craps as it is one of the most popular and exciting games played. There is usually a great amount of money riding on Craps games and the atmosphere around the Craps table is filled with cheering spectators, all vying for the opportunity to see a player win big. This is the best way to get in the game when you are checking out a casino.

Most online casinos will allow you to play the game for free before offering you the option to play for real money. So what are you waiting for? Stop by at an online casino today and see for yourself what the fuss surrounding a game of Craps is all about.

Facts about High-rollers Mindset

Gambling is such a lucrative activity where gains are manifested only to those who have access to it.

Generally, gambling is considered as a game of chance. Everybody would love to gamble because of the fact that it could provide them easy money without having to toil and wait longer.

Others contend that the reason why people love gambling is based on the fact that they consider it as a play, a game that gives them the kind of satisfaction that they need. They find it as an outlet that deviates from the usual life they have whenever they are at work or at home.

The Gambling People

In a typical casino environment, people who are seen playing poker, blackjack, roulettes, etc. usually come from different walks of life.

Normally, they would put a reasonable bet on something that they think would be enough to give them back their stakes plus a hefty amount of money if ever they win.

But there are people who place bets or stakes with large amount of money. These people are known as the high-rollers of the casino. These high rollers are those that usually deposit $1,000 or more.

The reason why high rollers exist in the casinos is based on the fact that there are special bonuses that are only designated to people who deposit large amounts of money. And most often than not, these high rollers are the ones that usually win and take the money from other bets.

No wonder why a particular thinking had evolved. This is known as the high-rollers mindset.

The high rollers mindset is a way of thinking of most casino players or gamblers that conceptualizes the idea that the higher the bet, the higher the chances of winning and getting bigger amount of money.

High-rollers mindset is usually employed by high-rollers or those who gamble a lot of money. They believe that by placing large amounts of money as their bets, they would be able to get the special bonuses being offered by the casino. Plus, they can even have more benefits that are only entitled to the high rollers if ever they get to win the game.

Having a high-roller mindset is not at all wrong, especially if a person has a lot of money to bet. The only drawback is that it tends to let a person gamble a lot of money just for the thought that he or she might win.

The bottom line: high rollers who gamble more have higher chances of losing more. After all, it’s still gambling where people are never sure if they will win or not.

Roulette – How it works and how to play

What would a casino be without a roulette wheel? These elegant red-and-black spinning games of chance are synonymous with gambling. A huge attraction at casinos across the country, the classic roulette wheel remains one of the most exciting casino games available.

Here’s how roulette works: the wheel consists of slots or “pockets” numbered from 1 to 36, which are either red or black. The standard American casino roulette wheel also contains two green slots: 0 and 00 (many European wheels eliminate the 00, which creates more favorable odds for players). Casino players can bet on one, two, three, four or six numbers; or they can choose to bet red or black; high or low; odd or even. Single numbers pay the highest, while either/or bets are lowest. In a casino, the person who spins the wheel is called a “croupier.” When all bets are placed, the croupier spins the wheel and a ball bounces from slot to slot until finally coming to rest in one of them. A casino roulette wheel is a lively place to be when it’s spinning; players love to shout and encourage the wheel to stop in their favor!

The green slots in roulette are where casinos make their money. If the roulette ball lands in the 0 slot, the game ends and all players receive half their original bets back. However, if the dreaded 00 is spun, the House (the casino) keeps all the bets. You can bet that in just about any casino, the croupier is hoping for a big fat double zero.

Even if you play it safe and bet red/black or even/odd, casino roulette is a lot of fun. Unlike other casino games, roulette rounds go by quickly — just a spin of the wheel and the game is over. If you’re feeling lucky, you can pack in plenty of casino play at a roulette wheel in a short time. Casinos are the only place to experience the thrill of roulette!

Tips on How to Win Texas Hold ‘em Poker

When people speak of poker, there is one name that cuts above the rest of the poker classification—the Texas Hold ‘em poker. This type of poker is considered to be the most popular type being played in the casinos today, whether online or in real casinos.

Generally, Texas Hold ‘Em Poker starts with a batch of two players situated at the left of the “dealer button.” This dealer buttons refers to the round disc being passed on clockwise on each player. It signifies who will be dealer in the event that the deal was move forward from one player to another.

The betting starts on the first part of the game where the money is placed into the pot before dealing the cards. Normally, the first blind is the one that places half of the required minimum stake. The first blind refers to the player situated at the left of the dealer. The second blind, on the other hand, is the one responsible in placing the full minimum required bet.

Since the very object of the game is to win whatever is in the pot, it is best to know some rules or strategies so as to get an edge over the other players. Here’s how:

1. The table.

When a player is playing Texas hold ‘em poker, the best thing that he or she should consider is selecting the table. This is because players, regardless of their skills in playing the game, will be constrained to give their best shots if the table is too assertive, too rigid or too loose, or if it consists of players that are more skillful.

The bottom line: Even if the essence of winning the game is directly affected by the skills of the player, it is still best to play on a table that has few raisers but many callers.

The logic behind this concept is based on the fact that the more raisers there are in a table, the lesser the chances of winning the game.

2. When a player is in the early position, it is best to raise with K-K, A-K, and A-As, then, with A-Qs, Q-Q, J-J, A-K, T-T, have a call and then fold everything else.

3. For players who already have a remarkable hand starters, especially when he or she has a high pair, say JJ or even higher, it is best not to hesitate raising it before the flop.

Indeed, playing Texas hold ‘em poker requires skills also. It is not all based on gambling. This just goes to show that games like this requires both luck and skill to win the pot.

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