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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]
Playing Craps Online The first thing people need to remember when they're playing craps online is to stick to line bets (Pass, Don't Pass, Come, and Don't Come) and take the maximum allowed odds. That will cut down on the house edge as much as possible. All other bets carry much higher house edges, especially the ...[continue]
Gambling Wins Again At The Polls Now there are only two: On November 5, 2002, voters in Tennessee amended the State Constitution to create a state lottery, leaving Hawaii and Utah as the only states without some form of legal gambling.
Across the nation, the election showed voters are becoming more comfortable with legal ...[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]
Bet, Raise, or Fold In every poker hand you enter you are faced with several choices on each betting round. These choices or options, if you will, are crucial, and will ultimately decide your fate for the day. If your most common poker ploy is checking and calling then it is time for you to immediately change ...[continue]
Choosing Where to Play There are a lot of online casinos to choose from, about 1,400 they say, and to the beginner it may seem confusing telling them apart. Some important things to consider are:
Is there a sign-up bonus? If so how much?
How are the rules? This can vary a lot in games like blackjack and ...[continue]
If Betting Is Not A Crime Is It Legal? In New York, it is not a crime to make a bet. But does that mean that betting in
New York is legal?
This may sound like legal hair-splitting. But the U.S. Supreme Court recently
refused to overturn a lower court's decision that betting does not have to be a crime to be
Slot Machines And Lotteries Win Election The big winner of the November 2002 elections was legal gambling, particularly state lotteries and slot machines.
Arizona voters again shouted their approval of their state lottery, voting 73% - 27% to renew it for another ten years.
North Dakota and Tennessee finally gave in. The Peace ...[continue]
Federal v. State Governments Internet gambling is exposing inherent weaknesses in some of the world’s largest governments; conflicts that cannot ever be completely resolved.
In the old, old days (around 1996), it looked like the Great Divide was between the large countries in the Northern Hemisphere, and everyone else. ...[continue]
California Bill Would Have Brought Back Prohibition The California State Legislature almost voted to reinstate Prohibition.
The last time we had Prohibition, 1919 to 1930, it was prohibiting "intoxicating
liquors for beverage purposes." This time, California is going after gambling on the
The proposed California laws would ...[continue]
Gambling and the Law While the media focused on the close race between Al Gore and George W. Bush for President, little attention was given to other contests in the November 2000 election. Legal gambling was directly and indirectly involved in some very close races, including ones which also required ...[continue]
Gambling Wins Again At The Polls - Part II The November 2002 voting will be remembered as one of the few times that the party in power in the White House also gained control of both houses of Congress in a midterm election. But the biggest winner may have been the gaming industry, which will see renewed growth in racinos, state ...[continue]
Dont Tug On Supermans Cape It is possible to get in trouble with gray market gambling, but you really have to work at it. One good way is to thumb your nose at the cops.
The latest to learn this sad lesson are three Internet gambling websites: Alohacasino.com, Royalclubcasino.com, and 7sultans.com. They were sued by ...[continue]
Re-raising Arizona [Please note: I am a consultant for the Arizona Department of Gaming. The opinions
expressed in this column are my own and do not represent those of the Department nor the
State of Arizona.]
With more than 100% of the precincts reporting, voters in Arizona have decided to
keep their ...[continue]
In Nevada, It Is Pay Your Markers Or Go To Jail The District Attorneys' offices in Nevada are threatening to charge gamblers who don't pay off their markers to local casinos, with felonies.
Law enforcement officials do not normally act as collection agencies.
But two recent decisions from two different courts in Nevada have indicated ...[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]
What Games to Play, and Why Once you make your selection of which casino to play in, the next thing to do is select the games you should play. As I am sure you are aware, the house has an advantage in every game, and that is how they make money.
But a bit of simple research on your end before you get started, cannot ...[continue]
Buy, Lay, Place, What's a player to do? Dear Mark,
Although you state it is a terrific bet, I generally do not make a pass line wager on a crap game. Instead, I prefer betting specific individual numbers. The crap table offers different opportunities: A buy bet, a Place bet, and a Lay bet. Of these three bets on a crap game, ...[continue]