How the Roulette 666 Strategy Can Work?












How the Roulette 666 Strategy Can Work?
By Nicholas Colon

Recently I published an article on why the 666 Strategy is not good for beating Roulette.

The conclusions in that article were that, mathematically it just doesn’t work out, and over the long term the player is destined to lose all of their money. I began thinking about it a little more to see if there could be an approach where by the player can employ the Roulette 666 Strategy and ascertain a positive expectation.

The reason it is called the 666 strategy is because the numbers on a Roulette Wheel (1-36 and 0 & 00 for the American Wheel) add up to be 666. some people see this as proof that gambling is inherently evil.

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How Can You Win With the Paroli System













How Can You Win With the Paroli System
By Frank Scoblete

In this article I am going to show you a step by step Paroli system that can be used to “up, up and away” with your wins. This Paroli system can be used at online casinos, land-based and cruise ship casinos. Prepare to win a bundle!

The Paroli is a positive betting system which means you only increase bets after a win. Most betting systems, such as the dreaded Martingale, are ones where you increase your bets after a loss hoping to recover all your money should you win a decision. These are known as negative betting systems.
The negative systems will win you many small amounts but they come crashing down on your head should you lose even short streaks of between seven and nine wagers. The house limit can’t be passed and bad streaks will wipe you out.

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Why Not Mimic the Dealer's Playing Strategy?












Why Not Mimic the Dealer's Playing Strategy?
By Henry Tamburin PH.D.

A blackjack player once asked me this question: “Every time I play blackjack against the dealer, he always seems to beat me. So why shouldn’t I just mimic the dealer’s strategy?” That’s a good question and to answer it you first have to understand two things:

  1. How to play blackjack
 2.  How the casinos get their edge in blackjack in the first place.

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Advantage Player Tips: How Much of a Bankroll Do You Need?











Advantage Player Tips: How Much of a Bankroll Do You Need?
By Nicholas Colon

A common question I get from aspiring professional advantage players is how much of a starting bankroll do I need to become a professional advantage player?

Stated another way, they want to know the minimum amount of a bankroll they need to give them a good chance of success.

The simplest answer is an infinite bankroll. But since most players don’t have an infinite bankroll we have to find more reasonable answer. However, there is no straight forward answer to this question and its answer is different for each person.

There are certain things to consider when you are answering this question. In short, it depends on severable variables.

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Card Counting the Super Six Baccarat Side Bet

Card Counting the Super Six Baccarat Side Bet
By Eliot Jacobson Ph.D.

The way baccarat usually operates, a winning Banker wager is charged a 5% commission, creating a house edge on the Banker bet of about 1.0579%. Another way of saying this is that a winning Banker wager pays 19-to-20. As commissions are collected and accounted, this challenging payout causes the game to slow down, losing profit for the house. One solution to this problem is to offer a "commission free" variation. These commission free versions work by choosing a rare winning Banker hand and not paying it full value. The two most common commission free variations (both public domain) are the following:

  • Commission Free Variation #1: Banker winning three card seven is a push. House edge = 1.0183%.
  • Commission Free Variation #2: Banker winning total of six. House edge = 1.4581%.

The first version has been known for a long time as EZ Baccarat. However, in 2013 the patent on this rule expired and other companies marketed the game under their own brands. In particular, Shuffle Master started pushing its Fortune 7 baccarat. Regardless, the big question is why any casino would want to offer a version of baccaratwith a lower house edgethan standard baccarat? By reducing the edge from 1.0579% to 1.0183%, the casino directly gives up profit. However, this profit is recouped in two ways. First, because the game is non-commission, it will move faster.  Second, this version has a very popular side bet that almost always accompanies it on the table.

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Gambling With James Grosjean


By Michael Kaplan

It’s one thing to play blackjack at an advantage. It’s quite another to indulge in the game when sitting alongside James Grosjean.

A Harvard graduate with a specialty in applied math, adeptness at computer programming and the kind of astute mind that makes him into every casino’s worst nightmare, Grosjean ranks among the world’s most successful gamblers and a living blackjack legend. He always plays with a considerable advantage, laughs at card counters who are thrilled by garnering measly two-percent edges: “They are the equivalent of salamanders and I am a fully formed human”, he once told me, getting evolutionary and a little cocky – and thrills at the act of reverse engineering seemingly unbeatable casino offerings. Employing proprietary software, he writes computer programs that play the games and aid him in figuring out how to beat them. Ultimately, Grosjean crushes gambling dens in ways that few others imagine to be possible.

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And the Winner is: Online Casino vs. Land-Based Casino

By Nicholas Colon

Since 1996 online casinos have been growing in popularity and are now in heavy competition with their pre internet counter parts. Some like online casinos and others prefer the traditional land-based casino environment.

Each variation has their positive and negative aspects. I’ll approach the each evaluation from multiple angels; the casual player, the aspiring professional and the seasoned pro.

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6 Games You Can Win at the Casino

By Nicholas Colon

  • During seminars and general interactions I am constantly being asked how to win at the casino what are the casino games that can be beaten.
  • Believe it or not, the answer is that every game can be vulnerable to a skilled practitioner of advantage play.
  • Here we are going to take a look at 6 games and how you can attack them in a way that will give you the best chance to acctually win at the casino. They are:

The casino games that any player can beat are:

  1. Blackjack
  2. Craps
  3. Roulette
  4. Big Six Wheel
  5. Carnival Card Table Games
  6. Slots

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How a Slot Machine Works

Payout table

The pay table shows the player what combinations pay out and how much.

Credit meter

A credit meter keeps track of how much credit the player currently has as well as winnings when the reels are spun.

Credits are often used instead of showing actual cash amounts because, to the player, losing credits may not seem as negative as losing money.

Arm or button

Once the player has selected how many lines they want to bet, pulling the arm or pressing the bet button locks the settings, selects a random number, and spins the reels.

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Philadelphia Enters the Online Gambling Debate

By  Louis Wheeler

The Pennsylvania House Gaming Oversight Committee (HGOC) held its second hearing of the year on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. The issue under consideration is gambling legislation, notably the legalization of online gaming. The first such meeting took place on on March 2017 where the Senate CERD Committee and the House Gaming Oversight Committee engaged in a robust debate on online gambling activity in the state.

The focus was on general gaming expansion. This public hearing also factored in issues like competitiveness among casinos, local share assessment data, et al.

Major gaming reforms were discussed, including gambling tax proposals for the state of Pennsylvania. The issues of local taxation and online gaming are inextricably intertwined. The HGOC did not explicitly discuss online gambling, but it is the elephant in the room that nobody can ignore for too much longer.

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