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The Basics of Playing There are two ways you can go in terms of actually gambling online, Flash and downloadable software. Flash offers almost immediately playing but downloadable software offers better sound and graphics. Personally I find downloadable software to be much more enjoyable and faster but I respect ...[continue]
Playing for Online Casino Bonuses To attract your business many casinos will add a bonus to your initial deposit, usually 10% but I have seen it go as high as 100%.
When you accept a bonus you are usually required to meet a certain level of betting action to cash out the bonus. I have seen the total amount bet required ...[continue]
The Pros and Cons of Online Casino Gambling There can be no debate that online gambling is a lot different than gambling in a physical casino. In some ways it is better and in some ways it is worse. Below are my pros and cons of online gambling, based on my personal experiences, compared to gambling in a "real" casino.
Online Casinos vs. Land-Based Casinos: Which is Better? No, this isn't the main event card at Caesar's Palace. It's the fight between Internet casinos and the traditional land-based alternative for the public's gambling dollar.
The question is: Which is better?
Both have unique and powerful advantages weighing in their favor. But while they are ...[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]
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]
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]
Nevada Finds Free Internet Gambling Is Still Gambling Nevada is the only state in the United States, and probably the only government in the world, to conclude that players are making wagers -- when they are not making wagers.
Everyone knows what gambling is. Judges and lawyers may use words such as prize, chance and consideration. But you do ...[continue]
Why Visa Is Dropping Online Gambling Players wager billions of dollars online each year. Almost all bets are funded, at least initially, by credit cards. Companies like Visa get a piece of the action every time their cards are used, without risking a player getting a hot streak.
Yet players are finding it more and more ...[continue]
Attempted Robbery By Lawsuit Woody Guthrie said: "Some rob you with a six-gun, some with a fountain pen." But, you do not usually find
someone trying to do both.
On Dec. 21, 1998, Mark A. Merrill robbed a bank in Peotone, Illinois. A month later, he held up the First
National Bank of Illinois in Mokena. He managed to ...[continue]
Nevada Supreme Court Orders Casino To Pay Card Counter On March 9, 2000, the Nevada Supreme Court ruled, 3 - 1, that the Monte Carlo Casino in Las Vegas had to
give Richard Chen the $40,400 he won by counting cards at blackjack.
The Opinion marks a turning point in the increasingly nasty war between casinos and card counters. But, in
the long ...[continue]
The Little Gambler Who Could You've read every piece of strategy; listened to every word of advice; and played the tables several times over.
Think you're ready to bust the bank?
Unless you have an attitude to match your know-how, your casino skills are worthless.
The single-most important part of a player's ...[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]
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]
DOs and DON'Ts of Online Gambling There are some important things you need to keep in mind even before you play at an online casino. Follow the steps in our Dos and Don'ts of gambling online to make sure that you are ready to play.
Do - Research the casino you want to place a bet.
Do - Learn if the casino a member ...[continue]
Oscar's Grind That's what this progression is, a long slow grind. It is a negatively skewed progression. It's like a conservative version of the Martingale. Oscar bets more after a win. If you are not experiencing a positive expectation, this is about the only reason to bet more than the table minimum, when ...[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]
Make the most of casino bonuses You've found an online casino that will give you a $100 bonus for a $100 deposit. Now what? Are you going to play until your deposit and bonus are all gone? NO! Play until the bonus is wiped out, and maybe some of your own cash? WRONG. If you are anything like me, you will want to play to keep ...[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]
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]