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Whipping crabby dealers? Dear Mark,
Playing recently with a friend, I noticed he was getting agitated with the dealer. But instead of leaving, he challenged this rude dealer, figuring he
will get his just revenge by beating him out of his money. Anyhow, you can probably figure out what happened. He ended up ...[continue]
How To Play Baccarat Are you looking for a game with a low house edge and easy to play?
If so internet baccarat may be an ideal game for you. The house edge on the best bet is only 1.07% and playing is almost as simple as betting on the toss of a coin.
Procedure of Play
Baccarat is played in a snooty ...[continue]
Casinos As Spies For The Federal Government The following Notice has not been approved by any government official. (In fact, some of them would probably be unhappy to see this warning published.)
WARNING TO ALL CASINO PATRONS:
If you win big, are a high roller, or do anything that a casino or the government regards as suspicious, ...[continue]
Dealing With Card-Counters Casinos are the only businesses which make money by beating their own customers
at games of chance. The operators of lotteries and parimutuel betting do not care who
wins or loses. With casinos, however, the house cares very much who wins. The casino
participates as a player covering the ...[continue]
Nothing Is Certain Except Death And More Taxes State legislators are playing a kind of Russian Roulette with gaming taxes. Only the victims are casino workers, investors, owners and their patrons, who did not even know they were playing the game.
The rules of the tax game are simple: A state legislature first legalizes some form of ...[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]
Blackjack-dealing Monkeys Dear Mark,
You advocate in your column tipping the dealer. I've only been playing
blackjack a short time but never realized dealers also merited tips. How
customary is this procedure? Joseph P.
If casino owners could finagle it, monkeys would be dealing blackjack. All
dealers at one ...[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]
Poker Faces : Who is in Your Cast? "All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts."
Recognizing the cast of characters at your table is one of the skills you need to be a winner. Who is playing the role of the director (the ...[continue]
Random Number Generators - How Online Casinos Keep Things Fair
When playing blackjack at an online casino, gamblers aren't physically dealt cards from a deck. The same can be said for roulette; there's no dealer spinning an actual wheel. Nobody rolls a real pair of dice at the craps tables, nor do they manually spin the reels of the slot machines. ...[continue]
Online Casino Wagering Debate Rages at GIGSE
Online casino wagering is, without question, a hotly debated subject. The legalization of online casino wagering was recently discussed in San Francisco at GIGSE, one of the industry's premier events. Three former politicians shared what they deemed to be the pros and cons of online ...[continue]
Live Dealer Casinos - How Do They Work?
Live dealer casinos first came on the scene in 2006. Since that time they've become a staple at almost all of the biggest online casinos existing today. Unlike other casino games, live dealer casinos are not always available in free play mode. The reason for this is because the casino ...[continue]
Live Dealer Casinos
Live dealer casinos are increasingly popular with online gamblers. Technology has advanced at such a speed that there is now an expectation that the virtual world more accurately reflects a real-world gambling experience. Think of the early days of online gambling as being like a rotary ...[continue]
Online Roulette: A Beginner's Guide
Online roulette is not only one of the most popular but, of all the games you'll find at an online casino, is also one of the easier games to play. There isn't all that much to it. You simply pick a number, wager, and then watch as the wheel spins in order to determine the outcome. The ...[continue]
Gambling Etiquette: A Guide for Las Vegas Visitors
Gambling etiquette refers to the ways in which players should conduct themselves at the casino. Walking into a Las Vegas casino for the first time can be a somewhat intimidating experience. Most people are aware that that there is a code of conduct that players are expected to follow, ...[continue]