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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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6-to-5 blackjack the norm on the Las Vegas Strip

6-to-5 blackjack the norm on the Las Vegas Strip

posted on April 16, 2013 by

Winning Strategies | One of the most common player errors is not doubling on soft hands when they should. Instead, they chose to pay blackjack at 6-to-5 and take a bit out of the bankroll of the good and bad player alike.

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Live 3Girls, yes! Casinos entertain with Party Pits

Live 3Girls, yes! Casinos entertain with Party Pits

posted on April 16, 2013 by

Smart & Fun Gambling | The 3Girls for GamingToday are fun. They’re a nice excuse to look at a pretty girl and check in on what’s happening in gaming. When we see 3Girls in the flesh at a casino we should probably turn around and walk the other way.

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Penn. blackjack dealer fined $75,000 for chip theft

Penn. blackjack dealer fined $75,000 for chip theft

posted on April 15, 2013 by

A blackjack dealer admitted stealing $200 worth of chips when he was working at the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. As a punishment, he was given a year’s probation. But, under a new state law, he was fined $75,000.

 

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Dealer and Player bust rates give ‘21’ player weapons

Dealer and Player bust rates give ‘21’ player weapons

posted on April 09, 2013 by

Smart & Fun Gambling | Now I want to look at bust rates for both the player and dealer. Knowing dealer and player bust rates are both important so we know the theory and the math that give us correct playing strategy.

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Wheel of ‘Fortunate’ at all Caesars Las Vegas casinos

Wheel of ‘Fortunate’ at all Caesars Las Vegas casinos

posted on April 09, 2013 by

Real Deals | Now through May 19 stop by the promotional kiosk or a Total Rewards Center at any Caesars property and swipe your Total Rewards card for a free daily game piece for the Wheel of Fortune Millionaire Maker Sweepstakes.

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Do you ever straddle double Big-Blind bet? Don't!

Do you ever straddle double Big-Blind bet? Don't!

posted on April 02, 2013 by

Heavenly Poker | The straddle is a strategy occasionally used in poker. Before the cards are dealt, the under-the-gun player makes a double Big-Blind bet. In effect, the player is raising the blinds without seeing his hole cards.

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How to deal with variance in the game of poker

How to deal with variance in the game of poker

posted on April 02, 2013 by

Poker by George | The calculation is complicated. But fear not; it is easy to understand and appreciate variance as applied to the game of poker. By understanding it, you can become a more frequent and bigger winner.

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Identity Members worth $1M at Cosmo Las Vegas

Identity Members worth $1M at Cosmo Las Vegas

posted on April 02, 2013 by

Real Deals | Identity Members at Cosmopolitan Las Vegas have a chance to win up to $1 million with a new promotion called “Unlock & Win” taking place now through June 9.

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Some Las Vegas casinos offer just single 0 roulette

Some Las Vegas casinos offer just single 0 roulette

posted on April 02, 2013 by

Smart & Fun Gambling | Roulette is a simple game. The dealer spins the ball around the cylinder and whichever number the ball lands on is the winner. You can pick a number, the color of the number or the sector of the cylinder the ball lands in.

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When looking for smart gaming, best bet: Keep it simple

When looking for smart gaming, best bet: Keep it simple

posted on March 26, 2013 by

Smart & Fun Gambling | Casinos may grind out a small profit from every game but they look to side bets and bonus bets to make their big scores. Avoid side bets with a large house advantage and keep your gaming simple.

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Blackjack popularity decreases in Las Vegas casinos

Blackjack popularity decreases in Las Vegas casinos

posted on March 19, 2013 by

Smart & Fun Gambling | Blackjack in Las Vegas has decreased in popularity over the years, in part, because of the introduction of new table games with a larger house advantage.

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Remembering difference Lenny made in Las Vegas

Remembering difference Lenny made in Las Vegas

posted on March 19, 2013 by

Winning Strategies | On the table game side of things, the casinos went from effectively three choices to literally dozens. Three Card Poker, Spanish 21, Caribbean Stud Poker, Let It Ride, Crazy 4 Poker, Ultimate Texas Hold’em, etc…

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Blackjack Switch enters the gambling market

Blackjack Switch enters the gambling market

posted on March 12, 2013 by

Winning Strategies | Over the years a few blackjack variants have stuck. Spanish 21 is likely the most successful, removing the 10’s (not the face cards) from the deck. This offered the player something other than mostly even money payouts.

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Finding that preferred seat at a poker table

Finding that preferred seat at a poker table

posted on March 05, 2013 by

Heavenly Poker | When attending a play at the theatre, there is a “best seat in the house” from which you can best hear and see the performance. The favored seats at a sporting event often sell at a premium. So too, at poker tables, there are preferred seats.

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Smart and fun gambling often go hand in hand

Smart and fun gambling often go hand in hand

posted on March 05, 2013 by

Smart and Fun Gambling | Playing the casino games with the smallest house edge gives us the best chance to win money or, at least, play for a longer time. Unfortunately those games are less and less available.

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