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Finding good blackjack at 3:2 harder and costlier

Finding good blackjack at 3:2 harder and costlier

posted on July 09, 2013 by

Smart & Fun Gambling | Smart gaming on the Vegas Strip is becoming more difficult and more expensive. The over abundance of blackjack games that pay 6:5 is no longer being exaggerated. 

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Entertainment for me is better ‘21’

Entertainment for me is better ‘21’

posted on July 02, 2013 by

Smart & Fun Gambling | The difference in a blackjack game that pays 3:2 compared to one at 6:5 is about 1.5%. When blackjack pays 6:5 the casino has a 3x greater advantage on the player. No gambler likes that.

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Big rewards at Plaza and Las Vegas Club in Nevada

Big rewards at Plaza and Las Vegas Club in Nevada

posted on July 02, 2013 by

Real Deals | As of July 1, PlayLV Gaming, LLC, which owns and operates the Plaza Hotel & Casino and the Las Vegas Club Hotel & Casino, has launched their new Players Club program, Royal Rewards.

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Odds and probability are not the same thing

Odds and probability are not the same thing

posted on June 18, 2013 by

Smart & Fun Gambling | A slightly more in depth example for casino gaming comes from roulette. A bet on a single number in double-zero roulette has a probability of 1/38, so to break even you would have to be paid 37 to 1.

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It’s ‘Riviera Hotel Wednesdays’ on the Las Vegas Strip

It’s ‘Riviera Hotel Wednesdays’ on the Las Vegas Strip

posted on June 18, 2013 by

Real Deals | Riviera Casino & Hotel is enhancing weekday casino play for June and July. The property is hosting free weekly slot tournaments on Wednesdays where participants will compete for $3,000 in cash and free slot play.

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Casino games start at Twin River Casino

Casino games start at Twin River Casino

posted on June 16, 2013 by

Twin River has hosted its very first casino gambling after voters approved blackjack, roulette and other Las Vegas-style games for the northern Rhode Island casino.

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Three Card Poker has better house advantage

Three Card Poker has better house advantage

posted on June 11, 2013 by

Smart & Fun Gambling | Three Card Poker actually has a larger house advantage than Let It Ride but sitting at the table is almost always fun. There’s enough ways to win to keep the player involved and the reaction of players is almost always positive.

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Bonus bets (or side bets) are never a friend to players

Bonus bets (or side bets) are never a friend to players

posted on June 04, 2013 by

Smart & Fun Gambling | Bonus bets (or side bets) are never your friend. No matter how big the jackpot or returns are with side bets, they rarely pay out anywhere near actual odds. That said, these side bets can be a fun way to spend some singles.

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Station and Fiesta Casinos offer $500,000 slot tournaments

Station and Fiesta Casinos offer $500,000 slot tournaments

posted on June 04, 2013 by

Real Deals | Station Casinos and Fiestas are running $500,000 Free Super Sunday Slot Tournaments every Sunday in June from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Boarding Pass members can get one free entry every Sunday.

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Every table game in casinos has a house advantage

Every table game in casinos has a house advantage

posted on June 04, 2013 by

Winning Strategies | I don’t think this will shock any of you. Every table game has a house advantage. Numerous mechanisms are used to build this house edge. By now, most players are probably used to so many of these methods they barely notice them.

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Average you can expect to lose while playing blackjack

Average you can expect to lose while playing blackjack

posted on May 28, 2013 by

Winning Strategies | I’ve been very honest about the odds of long-term winning while gambling. With the rare exception of some tough to find video poker games and/or the ability to count in blackjack, you’re simply not going to win in the long term.

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Combining smart with fun with winning while gambling

Combining smart with fun with winning while gambling

posted on May 28, 2013 by

Smart & Fun Gambling | When we can combine smart with fun with winning we have a perfect time at the casino. Knowing the right games to play and how to play them makes for a good time.

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National Hamburger Day! White Castle! at El Cortez

National Hamburger Day! White Castle! at El Cortez

posted on May 28, 2013 by

Real Deals | This past Monday, the El Cortez served up White Castle’s to all of their players! Tuesday The Fat Bar, in conjunction with Fatburger, will offer $1 hamburgers from 4-5 p.m. in observance of National Hamburger Day on the Las Vegas Strip.

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Not all casino games involve skill and strategy

Not all casino games involve skill and strategy

posted on May 21, 2013 by

Smart & Fun Gambling | By playing smart you will gain on the casino’s house advantage. That may not equate with much money, but over time you will notice that playing a little longer gives you potential for hitting a hot streak.

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Hawaii, cash and cars in Las Vegas casinos in May

Hawaii, cash and cars in Las Vegas casinos in May

posted on May 14, 2013 by

Real Deals | Station Casinos’ “May $3 Million Swipe & Win” giveaway includes the chance to win roundtrip airfare for two to Hawaii on Allegiant Airlines as well as cash, dining and slot play prizes.

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All casino games have a house edge

All casino games have a house edge

posted on May 14, 2013 by

Winning Strategies | The one and only exception is video poker, where there still remain some full-pay machines that pay over 100%. However, as most of these are at too low of a denomination to really do harm to the casino.

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Think ‘mini’ when it comes to playing baccarat

Think ‘mini’ when it comes to playing baccarat

posted on May 07, 2013 by

Smart & Fun Gambling | Mini baccarat offers the same small house edge as the big table game with lower limits that most casino visitors can afford. It’s rare that you’ll find a $5 mini baccarat game but you will probably find $15 or $25 games on a given night.

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Sticking on dealer 6 no sure tactic playing blackjack

Sticking on dealer 6 no sure tactic playing blackjack

posted on May 07, 2013 by

Winning Strategies | Why does a good blackjack player stick on “bustable” hands against a dealer’s 6? The quick answer is that with a 6 upcard, the dealer is likely to bust. But, the dealer’s bust rate is only 42%, which means 58% of the time, he won’t bust. 

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Blackjack is low volatility game vs. video poker

Blackjack is low volatility game vs. video poker

posted on April 30, 2013 by

Winning Strategies | Unlike blackjack, video poker has a much higher volatility. Blackjack is a lot like a coin toss. You win about half the hands. You lose about half the hands. 

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Players Club knowledge helps gambling plenty

Players Club knowledge helps gambling plenty

posted on April 30, 2013 by

Smart & Fun Gambling | Video poker has a very small house edge so casinos treat the game appropriately with low players club points. Every casino players club offers points and credits differently so it’s smart to check the rules in advance of a trip.

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