Basics of Gambling

Complete Basics of Casino Gambling Guide

Learn about the basics of gambling by watching our educational casino videos!

We’ve gathered a short list of videos for new gamblers who may have a few questions before heading to the casino. Author of American Casino Guide, Steve Bourie, sits down with casino experts to bring American players the answers they’re looking for.

Learn about the best and worst bets you can make, how to stretch your casino bank roll, as well as potentially win millions when playing!

6 of the Dumbest Bets You Can Make in a Casino!

Steve and Matt Bourie, from the American Casino Guide, discuss six of the dumbest bets you can make in a casino. They explain why these bets are dumb and, if possible, how a similar bet can be made with much better odds for the player.

Topics covered include:

  • Big 6 and Big 8 on the craps table
  • The 5-number bet on a double-zero roulette wheel
  • Only betting 4 coins on video poker
  • Splitting 10’s in blackjack
  • Any 7 bet on the craps table
  • Not betting max coins on a wide-area progressive slot machine

How to Stretch Your Casino Bankroll – With Gambling Author Jean Scott

Author of the American Casino Guide, Steve Bourie, interviews gambling author Jean Scott about how average gamblers can stretch their bankroll to get more value for their money.

Jean explains how gamblers can take some simple steps to increase their odds of winning, or to at least lose less money.

How to Win a Million Dollars Gambling in a Casino!

In this video, Steve interviews gambling author Jean Scott about how she and her husband, Brad, were able to win more than one million dollars in gambling in casinos.

Jean explains how they started off as 25-cent players and worked their way up to higher stakes. She talks about some of their bigger wins, as well as some of their worst losses.

Jean also gives tips for other players on how they can learn to be successful casino gamblers.

5 Important Things Every Slot Player Should Know – With Syndicated Gaming Writer John Grochowski

In this video, syndicated gaming writer, John Grochowski, discusses five important things every slot player should know. Topics covered include:

  • You are betting more money than you realize
  • Past results do not affect future outcomes
  • Higher denomination machines have higher paybacks
  • On video slots you don’t have to always bet maximum coins to get the maximum payback
  • On progressive machines, always bet the amount needed to be eligible for the jackpot

The 5 Best Casino Bets – With Syndicated Gaming Writer John Growchowski

Steve Bourie interviewed syndicated gaming writer John Grochowski for this video where John gives his picks for the five best bets in a casino. Games covered include: blackjack, baccarat, craps and video poker.

The 5 Worst Casino Bets – With Syndicated Gaming Writer John Growchowski

For this video, John gives his picks for the five worst bets in a casino. Games covered include: keno, slots, baccarat, craps and the big six wheel.