Tip: Play One on One with the Dealer Whenever Possible

Casinos don’t like it when you are the only player at the blackjack table. Part of the casino’s advantage is derived from the dealer playing against several customers at the same time. Whether you count cards or not, you will see less volatility in the distribution of the cards if you are the only player facing the dealer. Continue reading “Tip: Play One on One with the Dealer Whenever Possible”

Roulette bingo? Play Two of Three Outside Bets at Once in Roulette

Gaming pundits like to pick on roulette and there are surely many good reasons to dissuade you from playing a game that is cleverly designed to emphasize high risk bets. Most of the betting options on the table are the single numbers and players tend to think in terms of betting only on single numbers when playing the inside. Continue reading “Roulette bingo? Play Two of Three Outside Bets at Once in Roulette”

Tip: Play Max Lines in Slot Games

The so-called “penny” slot games have been evolving since they first appeared. The game manufacturers have added more and more pay lines to these games and now they even add more screens to handle more pay lines.  Early versions of these games allowed you to choose how many pay lines are active during spins. While this may have seemed like a generous gesture to the players who felt uncomfortable placing bets on 15, 20, or 25 pay lines the reality was that the theoretical return to player was brutally reduced to very low levels. Continue reading “Tip: Play Max Lines in Slot Games”

Tip: Don’t Pass in Craps and Lay Odds

Craps is the most complicated game in the universe and it’s also considered one of the most player unfriendly table games if you try to use all the fancy bets. Just about every introduction to craps tells you that the best bets are the Pass and Don’t Pass line and that you should always Take The Odds if you bet Pass or Lay The Odds if you Don’t Pass. Continue reading “Tip: Don’t Pass in Craps and Lay Odds”