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How to Make Your Money Last Longer

No matter what size of bankroll you take to the casino, it is always more fun to win than it is to lose. If you agree with this statement, read on because this is for you. People lose because they let the casino take their money from them. They do this by playing the wrong games...
Posted On 14 Nov 2016
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Using “First Card is An Ace” In Tournament play

It seems that many tournaments lately offer a “First card is an Ace” option for an additional fee with your tournament entry. This option: allows you to play an ace once during any of the hands of a tournament as your first card.  In a tournament that Blackjack pays 2...
Posted On 14 Nov 2016
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Overcoming the luck factor

If you were to enter a Blackjack Tournament that has odds of getting paid at 25 to 1, and are inexperienced, in theory, by luck alone you would finish in the money once every 25 tries. This doesn’t sound very encouraging, however if the hosting casino adds money to the...
Posted On 20 Jul 2016
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Counting Cards Explained

When the first hand out of a six deck shoe is dealt the player is at about a -.57 disadvantage. If you always make the same size bet, the long term house edge will eventually have its effect and you will lose. However, there are times when the Player has the advantage because of...
Posted On 28 Oct 2015
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Thingamajigs and Whatchamacallits

  There was a time when I concluded that knowing the names of the parts on video poker devices was unimportant since stating technical names or how they work had little impact on results. I have since revised my thinking, because misconceptions can lead to bizarre and costly...
Posted On 06 Oct 2015
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Blackjack Tournaments small risk – Big Payoff

  Blackjack Tournaments are becoming very popular; you can play several each week. One element that makes blackjack tournaments so attractive is that you are playing against other players instead of the Casino. To be successful in these tournaments – understand a few basic...
Posted On 17 Apr 2015
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4 million to 1

  I was putting my sport coat on to head out for the evening and discovered a couple of $100 chips in the pocket. Since my destination was close to the casino I figured I would stop in and cash them out. Little did I know at that point that my destiny and fate had been...
Posted On 16 Feb 2015
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Forget Basic Strategy

I have been playing blackjack in Arizona since it became legal around 2003. In all my years of playing I have seen probably ten players who played Basic Strategy perfectly. However there always seems to be that one guy at the table who thinks he is an expert trying to tell the...
Posted On 16 Feb 2015
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“Free Bet” Blackjack

    “Free Bet” Blackjack is a Blackjack game invented by Geoff Hall. This variation has a twist to it.   The player doesn’t have to risk his money when doubling or splitting most of the time.   For example if you have the hand of 11 and have a bet of $10...
Posted On 05 Aug 2014
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To Get Where You Are, You Had To Begin Where You Were

I am often asked how I got started doing what I do. Well it all started when I was in college and took a course in probabilities. I thought it was interesting that you could accurately predict the outcome of games of chance using mathematics. Since I had been playing kitchen...
Posted On 07 Jun 2013
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