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Avoiding Basic Blackjack Strategy In single deck blackjack every card that is played has a considerable impact on the distribution of the remaining cards. The following lists will show exactly how to play your cards immediately after a shuffle in a single deck game where the dealer hits a soft 17. Following these exceptions to ...[continue]
Fine Points of Basic Strategy In single deck blackjack every card that is played has a considerable impact on the distribution of the remaining cards. The following lists will show exactly how to play your cards immediately after a shuffle in a single deck game where the dealer stands on a soft 17. Following these ...[continue]
Basic Record-keeping - Worth the Effort There is a basic rule of thumb every gambler should keep in mind when playing online. When I say basic, I mean basic --- one that should be common knowledge to new and veteran gamblers alike and it isn't a strategy that will make you a better player or increase your bankroll.
Just as you ...[continue]
Basic Strategy Hit Split Stand or Double?
To take another card. Tap the table beside your hand to signal the dealer you want to take a "hit".
To form two hands out of a pair of similar cards. Place a bet next to your original one of equal size to signal the dealer you want to ...[continue]
Beating Blackjack Online The following tables show the blackjack rules offered by some major software providers. Some software providers allow their licensees to select their own rules. I know this to be true of Real Time Gaming, Unified Gaming, and GamblingSoftware.com. The rules below for Real Time Gaming used to be ...[continue]
Beating Blackjack, Systematically Every gambler is expected to have their system, some logical mathematical way of out smarting a game of chance, so I thought long and hard and came up with one for playing Blackjack. I wouldn't use a system for any other game because I don't play the other games, they will always get you in ...[continue]
Best Online Bets The following list indicates which software brand offers the best rules for the most popular games. Brands of software considered are Boss Media, Cryptologic, Microgaming, Real Time Gaming, Starnet, and Unified Gaming. The criteria for judging is the lowest house edge among all bets. For ...[continue]
Multiple Deck Blackjack Strategy To use the basic strategy look up your hand along the left vertical edge and the dealer's up card along the top. In both cases an A stands for ace. From top to bottom are the hard totals, soft totals, and splittable hands. There are two charts depending on whether the dealer hits or stands on ...[continue]
When to Surrender in Blackjack Late Surrender
Late surrender means that the player may surrender his hand and lose half his bet only after the dealer checks for blackjack. The following basic strategy tables show when to surrender in blackjack (Y=yes, N=no) depending on the player's total, dealer's up card, and the number ...[continue]
Simple Steps For Safe Online Bets So you think you're ready to play at an online casino? If you've already done your homework then a little help from Lady Luck is all you'll need. However, if you've simply been swayed by dreams of gigantic jackpots and cascading coins, you'll want to take a moment to consider the following ...[continue]
Politics And The Law Of Gambling Politics has always played an important role in the making of gaming law. But
one of the most blatant attempts to use, or rather to misuse, the political system in the
name of controlling gambling took place following the atrocities of September 11th.
Representative James Leach (Iowa-R.) ...[continue]
Online Casino Poker for Dummies Dear Mark,
I find playing poker fascinating, but I'm just getting started. I saw a book called Poker for Dummies (that's me). Would you recommend it? Cal M.
Hey, Cal, my wife states that being a Guy and a Dummy is redundant and should not be used in the same sentence. Anyhow, in an ...[continue]
Spencer's Roulette Systems Many gamblers are not sure of how Roulette is played, and shy away from the game because of it. That's understandable, but once you understand the rules, you'll have a hard time staying away from the pit.
Roulette is very simple and requires no skill whatsoever. Simply lay your chips on ...[continue]
Advanced Blackjack Plays Beyond Basic Strategy there are a number of hands you can play differently once you know how to count cards. By learning 10 of these hands we can take advantage of 90% of these advanced plays, simply by focusing on the most frequent hands, and the most profitable ones. The Blackjack player ...[continue]
With one lonely Ben Franklin left, I would... Dear Mark,
If you had just $100 left to bet in a casino, how would you wager it? Doug D.
You should have asked me earlier, Doug. The casino's mission is twofold: first, to empty your wallet, and second, to keep you smiling. This was best described by Bob Stupak, a former casino ...[continue]
Online Casino Tournaments - General Strategy Principles
Playing in online casino tournaments can be a great way to enhance the enjoyment of some of your favorite games. Although the games are basically the same, you might need to adapt your playing strategy. Because when it comes to online casino tournaments, you're not just betting against ...[continue]
Blackjack - Even the Score As many of you already know, I have made quite a bit of money hustling I-casino bonuses, the Internet's version of match play coupons. After reading Bill Haywood's $12 book, BeatWebCasinos.Com, I took the plunge into the money and I am now swimming in checks and credits to my banking cards. I ...[continue]
Free Online Casino Games - Your Key to Success
Free online casino games offer many benefits to online gamblers. By far, the key advantage is that free online casino games allow players to evaluate an online casino risk-free. Players not only get a taste for the games themselves, they also get a feel for how the casino treats their ...[continue]
Online Casino Games - 4 That Offer the Best Odds for Winning
Online casino games are an extremely popular pastime because they offer consistent entertainment value. Equally, and some might argue, more important is that they provide an opportunity to win lots of cash. However, one must always bear in mind that online casino games are designed with ...[continue]