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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]
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]
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]
What is Expected of the Player One of the biggest problems facing the online gambling business is abuse by players. At the annual industry meeting in Montreal there was just as much, if not more, discussion about this issue than the future legality of online gambling. This is a very legitimate concern because there are a ...[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]
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]
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]
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]
Why Disney Will Not Take Bets From Vermont The Los Angeles Times broke the story at the end of May, 2001: The Walt Disney Co. is backing a pay-to-play online gaming venture.
Disney's partner, Skillgames, was supposed to officially launch its website, Skillgames.com, in 2001 "amid a multimillion-dollar promotional blitz." This ...[continue]
Governments Join War Against Card Counters Law-makers around the world are beginning to agree with casino executives that drastic measures are needed
to prevent skillful players from beating the game of blackjack.
State legislatures, casino regulators, attorneys general and judges have let casinos impose special rules
The Worlds Only Gambling Court Is compulsive gambling a disease?
The prevailing view in the law is that gambling is a vice. Compulsive gamblers who destroy their lives may be pitied, but they are punished for their moral weakness, not treated.
In this view, telling judges or juries that defendants committed crimes to ...[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]
More States Pursue the Legalization of Online Gambling
In what is sure to change the landscape of the online gambling market in America, five big states are inching closer to the passing of bills that would legalize online gambling within their borders.
With the path to state-regulated online gambling already established by Delaware, New ...[continue]
Online Casinos Accepting US Players - Which Ones Can You Trust?
Since the passing of the Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act in 2006, American gamblers are always on the lookout for online casinos accepting US players. The UIGEA prohibited financial transactions related to online wagering. As a result, many casino operators shut their doors to ...[continue]
Online Casino Games - Mix It Up to Keep Things Fresh
Online casino games are the same as anything else; stick to one too long and you risk getting bored. Imagine loving grilled cheese sandwiches. And really, who doesn't love a grilled cheese sandwich? But then imagine eating that grilled cheese sandwich for breakfast. Then have one for ...[continue]
Social Casino Games: MyVegas Slots
Social casino games continue to be among the most rapidly developing game genres and they have become a staple for casual gamers on social networks worldwide. It's anticipated that social casino games will generate $4.4 billion dollars in 2015. One of the most popular social casino ...[continue]
Using Credit Cards for Your Online Casino Deposits
As soon as you have registered for real play at an online casino you will need to choose a payment method. This is particularly true if you plan on claiming a Welcome Bonus as the bonus usually won't be applied to your account until you have made your first online casino deposits. When ...[continue]
The Five Biggest Gambling Winners of All Time
The dream of everyone who spends money at a casino is to walk away being one of their biggest winners. Sure, sometimes we go to the casino for the entertainment value, but somewhere, even if it's deep in our subconscious, we long to be the next person in line to break the bank.