The 8 Myths of Casino Gambling

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The 8 Myths of Casino Gambling

By Frank Scoblete

MYTH 1: TRENDS ARE PREDICTABLE

“I see it my friends. The trend showing clearly that the number 8 is hitting over and over again with each craps shooter in the last half hour. You gotta jump on that number right now my friends to make a bundle. Jump baby, jump on that number.”

“The wheel has hit the 18 three times in 20 spins. How is that possible? There must be something going on. The wheel is definitely biased. Bet up the 18!”

“The dealer has busted four times out of four hands. He busted a lot in the last shoe. We are gonna kill this game!”

Trends are predictable. Here is a truth that is a lie.

Yes, certainly trends are predictable but what those trends will be and whether they will be enough to give the players a long-term edge is highly doubtful; in fact, it is so doubtful that you would have to be crazy to think you are going to beat the casinos over time by trend betting.

Trends in the past are easy to spot as every quote above shows. But there is no reason to believe that the 8 will keep coming up way past its probability on the next sequence of rolls.  The 18 is not favored to beat the probabilities in the near future; nor is the dealer destined to keep busting at an amazing rate.

Yes, trends do exist but they cannot be predicted enough to beat the house.

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Card Counting - Not Only For Blackjack

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Card Counting - Not Only For Blackjack

By Eliot Jacobson Ph.D.

Card counting has been around since the days of the dinosaurs (in casino years). Edward Thorp published his infamous book on card counting, "Beat the Dealer," in 1962. Since that time, hundreds of books on card counting have been written. Movies such as Rainman, "21" and The Hangover have featured card counting. Documentaries about card counting include The Hot Shoe, Breaking Vegas and Holy Rollers. Card counting was even the topic of an episode of The Simpsons (Sky Police, 2015).

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Intuition vs Data: Should You Trust Your Gut?

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Intuition vs Data: Should You Trust Your Gut?

By Louis Wheeler

Every decision we make - stay in or go out, shoot or pass, stick or twist - is an instantaneous cocktail of different motivations and information.

We make our choices with our heart, our head and our guts - but should we trust our emotional intuition, or is a reliance on cold, hard facts the safest way to go? Nothing beats the the thrill of a big decision, so we’ve put together an infographic that looks into how data-driven decision-making measures up against the gut-given power of intuition.

But what’s at the heart of this mysterious intuitive ‘gut feeling’? Is it possible to put a finger - metaphorical or otherwise - on what it is and where it comes from?

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The 8 Best Roulette Tips

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The 8 Best Roulette Tips

By Frank Scoblete

Roulette players are an ancient lot. By that I don’t mean they are all elderly; instead, I mean that they play a game with much heritage --- a long heritage that goes back hundreds if not thousands of years when shields were spun and villages and towns lived or died by the results.

Betting methods and elaborate betting systems of all types have been employed to try to beat the game and guess what (oh, come on, you can guess)? None of these betting methods and betting systems was able to bring the laurels to the players. That house edge was (is) indomitable and cannot be defeated with a betting method or system of any kind.

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What Really Happens in those Underground Casinos?

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What Really Happens in those Underground Casinos?

By Mike Brunker

Human beings love to gamble. We’ll put our money down on spinning reels, card games, tumbling cubes of ivory, horses, dogs, sporting contests, flips of a coin – even digital representations of any of the above.

But in an age when legal gambling is commonplace in many countries and online wagering – either legal or illegal -- is just a click or two away, why do people continue to patronize risky underground casinos, bet on sports with neighborhood bookies or take a seat at a card game where the “House” is the guy with the big roll of $20s in his pocket?

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7 Ways to Avoid Rookie Mistakes at the Casino

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7 Ways to Avoid Rookie Mistakes at the Casino

By Mark Gruetze

The first few times you visit a casino can be like a first date: excitement and hope mixed with worries and what-ifs. You wonder what to do, how much to spend, how to act if things go well, and how to extricate yourself if they don’t. While answering dating questions is up to you, 888casino offers these seven ways for new gamblers to avoid rookie mistakes at the casino.

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Las Vegas Tips: How to Become a High Roller?

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Las Vegas Tips: How to Become a High Roller?

By Michael Kaplan

It’s 1:00 a.m., Las Vegas time, and you’ve been hammering at the casino all day and all night. Blackjacks drop as if you have control over the cards. Instantly seven-ing out at the craps table is something that happens to other people. You’re not controlling the dice but you may as well be. And when you pump $20 worth of bets onto the roulette table, just for the heck of it, magically, you triple your investment. This has been a charmed stretch of gambling. Pockets bulge with black and purple chips. It seems as if things can’t get any better. Then you are rewarded with an upgrade from room to suite, a couple of free tickets to the next Floyd Mayweather fight, comped dinner at the steak-house, and, if you go at it hard enough, reimbursement on your airfare.

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Advanced Card Counting: Blackjack Strategy Deviations

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Advanced Card Counting: Blackjack Strategy Deviations

By Nicholas Colon

In Blackjack, Basic Strategy is the series of decisions that a player adheres to so that they can incur the minimal loss of funds over time.  It tells the player when the appropriate time to stand, hit, double down, split and if applicable when to surrender (this where the player surrenders half of their initial bet to the casino).  These actions are determined by computer simulation, and decision points become firm at around 400 million hands.  However; in certain situations it becomes necessary to deviate from this strategy to gain maximum profitability over the casino.

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No-Brainer Ways to Make your Casino Fun Last Longer

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No-Brainer Ways to Make your Casino Fun Last Longer

By Jean Scott

Playing smarter in a casino does not necessarily require a lot of math knowledge and special skills. It is veryhelpful, of course, to study the games and learn about mathematical odds, but what if you don’t want to go to "gambler’s school".  You just want some simple advice on how to make your gambling bankroll last longer in a casino so you will be able to enjoy that fun atmosphere longer. Here are some of the things I have learned during my thirty years of experiencing casinoexcitement that might help you stretch your gambling bankroll and thus increase your casino entertainment time.

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