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Among the pros you’ll find some top casino writers, including the likes of Henry Tamburin, Frank Scoblete, John Grochewski, to name but a few...

With a shared over 50 years of experience, you can be sure that the casino pros will  give you the best answer you can get.

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How to Play a Soft 17 in Blackjack?

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How to Play a Soft 17 in Blackjack?

By Henry Tamburin PH.D.

One of the hands that often confound blackjack players is when they are dealt a soft 17. Should I stand or hit? What about doubling down? What follows are the facts on how to play this hand accurately every time you play blackjack.

First, let me review some basics. A soft hand is any hand that contains an ace that is counted as 11. For example, an ace-6 is a soft 17; so is ace-3-3 and 2-2-ace-2. The basic playing strategy for, say, an ace-6 is much different than it is for a 10-7 (known as a hard 17 because It doesn’t contain an ace counted as 11). Yes, both hands total 17, but you play a soft 17 differently because you can never bust with a one-card draw (not so with a hard 17).

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7 Silly Mistakes Made While Playing Craps

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7 Silly Mistakes Made While Playing Craps

By Frank Scoblete

 

Just because people play certain games, perhaps playing them aplenty, does not mean they necessarily understand those games. Even some dealers are not conversant with the true odds and underlying math of the very games they deal. They certainly know how to run the game and they certainly know the payoffs of the various bets but that doesn’t mean they are actually experts.
 
I was once at a craps table where a dealer was telling a new player (a new player!) that placing the box numbers of 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 and 10 was the way to play. She said to avoid the Come bets and the Odds bet. (A new player!) That was awful advice but the dealer was convinced she was correct and the one poor guy who questioned her was slapped down with “I deal this game five days a week. I know what I am talking about!”
 
So ladies and gentlemen here are eight really silly mistakes that many craps players make when playing the game they love.


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The Showstoppers - The Best Music Shows in Las Vegas

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The Showstoppers - The Best Music Shows in Las Vegas
By Louis Wheeler

With its bright lights and bustling atmosphere, Las Vegas has become one of the most incredible cities to visit in the world. Of course, it's a famed casino haven thanks to the likes of the Bellagio, the MGM Grand and Caesars Palace all boasting quality gambling facilities, but there's something else these casino complexes excel in – live entertainment. And nothingstands out more than the calibre of musical talent which the city attracts.

From the key-tickling Liberace to the hits of pop princess Britney Spears, the Strip's casinos have welcomed the many of the biggest acts ever to grace the planet.But who has come away from Vegas carrying the casino jackpot winnings under their arms? Here, we look at four of the most famous, from the head-spinning contracts to the most iconic performances of all time.

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Online Casino Insights - When? Where? How?

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Online Casino Insights - When? Where? How?

By Ketty Fisher

Here at 888casino we’re impassioned by gambling and everything that includes, especially statistics that give us a closer insight into what can often be an unpredictable pastime. Looking over the standout out statistic from 2015 gives us the chance to analyse winnings and determine which days, weeks and months doll out the most money. We’ve crunched the numbers, picked apart the data, and created a graphic that points out not only the highest-winning time periods, but the luckiest age range, gender and regions from 2015. 

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Blackjack Probability: What do you Need to Know to Have an Edge?

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Blackjack Probability: What do you Need to Know to Have an Edge?

By Nicholas Colon

When a person walks out of a casino the question that inevitably arises in their mind is “Why did I lose?” Most people that play casino games are losing players. That is because most casino games by nature have a negative expectation for the player. This means that for every wagered that is made on the game; machine or table game, gives back some amount less than the wagered amount over time.

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Euro odds: Who will win at this summer's Euro 2016?

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Euro odds: Who will win at this summer's Euro 2016?

By Louis Wheeler

As we roll into June, it can only mean one thing – a footballing feast in France. The home nation kicks off Euro 2016 on 10th June against Romania in the Stade de France, and the sporting world is licking its lips to see who will come out on top in the tournament.

But when it comes to the Euros, will predicting this year's winners be like choosing a number on the roulette – pot luck? And which star name will play the perfect poker hand and come out as the Player of the Tournament?
We've taken a look at a few key areas that everyone in the football world is talking about.

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8 Strategy Tips on How to Play Baccarat

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8 Strategy Tips on How to Play Baccarat

By Frank Scoblete

You don’t have to be rich to play baccarat and you definitely do not need to wear a tuxedo or evening gown when you play. Baccarat has come out of the ritzy, high-roller tables and into the casino proper.

You can play for very reasonable sums on the Internet and if you go to land-based casinos there are usually a few mini-baccarat tables from which to choose. You will never have to longingly look at all those rich people acting, well, rich.

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The EU Referendum: Betting on Brexit

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The EU Referendum: Betting on Brexit

By Louis Wheeler

In a few weeks’ time, Britain will go to the polls to vote on whether to leave or remain in the European Union. It’s being slated as one of the biggest political occasions of the modern era, and will change the political and economic landscape of Europe regardless of how voters respond on the day.

As the date of the vote draws ever-closer, campaigners are ramping up their arguments for and against Brexit. The result has been a flood of news reports about trade deals, currencies, terrorism, and stock markets. And while these are all important factors to be considered, very little has been said about the day to day impact.

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Understanding The House Edge: Which Casino Games Pay The Best

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Understanding The House Edge: Which Casino Games Pay The Best

By Bob Dancer

Casino games are all different. While the house usually wins, some games are definitely better than others for the player. Today we’re ranking these games in terms of “House Edge,” which means how much the casino wins over time.

Generally speaking, if you can play a game with a 1% house edge, you have a MUCH better chance of winning over time than if you’re playing a game with a 5% house edge. The casinos look at these games as “applied mathematics.” Smart players do too.

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