Why You’re Not an Advantage Gambler (And Why That’s a Good Thing)

What's an advantage gambler? And why aren't you an one? An advantage gambler is someone who gets a mathematical edge when gambling. Most writers restrict the phrase advantage gambling to refer to legal methods of getting an edge. Cheating is not an advantage gambler technique. It doesn't matter what kind of gambling you're engaged in--casino games, sports betting, poker, or horse racing--if you can get a mathematical edge, you're an advantage gambler. People who engage in this style of Read more [...]

Online Casino Blackjack Reviews (A Guide to Making Sense of Them)

The most popular table game on the internet is online casino blackjack. Slot machines are the most popular gambling game overall. But some players don't like gambling machines. Most of those players love online casino blackjack. And you'll find any number of internet blackjack guides on the web. Making sense of these guides can be a trial, though. This post aims to explain the motives behind most of these pages. It also hopes to explain what you should look for from an online casino blackjack Read more [...]

Online Video Poker Games (7 Things to Keep in Mind)

Online video poker games offer you one of the best chances of walking away from an internet casino a winner. The wide variety of games available makes the subject more interesting to write about and read about it. It also makes this type of game more fun to play. You'll find plenty of reviews of online video poker games online. In this post, I've included some data and details about what you might want to consider when evaluating both these reviews and the games in question. Keep in mind that Read more [...]

Online Casino Craps (7 Things You Need to Know)

Craps is my favorite game at the casino. Sadly, much of what I like about the game is lost in online casino craps. Still, it's a great way to learn to play before you try it at a brick and mortar casino. What does online casino craps lack? For me, what makes the game so great is the camaraderie and excitement involved in cheering on the shooter. When a shooter goes on a winning streak, and everyone's winning lots of money--well, it's a rush like no other. Some people, though, love to play Read more [...]

How to Count Cards in Blackjack (It’s Easier than You Think)

So you want to learn how to count cards in blackjack? I've put together a blog post explaining in 7 steps how to become a card counter. The first thing to understand is that learning how to count cards in blackjack is easier than you think. You don't have to memorize which cards have been played. (If you've seen Rain Man, you might think that's the point. But it's not.) Blackjack is one of the only games in the casino where a smart player can win consistently. Counting cards is the way Read more [...]

The 7 Best Roulette Systems to Try (And Why)

Before I list the 7 best roulette systems to try, I need to explain that roulette is  a game where the house as a mathematical edge that can't be beat in the long run. I explain in a little bit of detail in my previous post, 7 Ways to Win at Roulette, how the math behind the game works. For the purposes of this post, let me reiterate that the house edge for roulette, in most United States casinos, is 5.26%. This is a mathematical estimate of how much money you'll lose on average per bet over Read more [...]

7 Ways to Win at Roulette (That Actually Work)

This post contains 7 ways to win at roulette that actually work. The problem is that none of these tips or strategies will help you win at roulette every time. In fact, they won't even make you a net winner in the long run. That's because roulette is a negative expectation game. Only one of the bullet points below provides an exception. But it's such a special case that it's not really practical. I don't want to ignore the fact that you can walk away from the roulette table a winner, though. Read more [...]

7 Ways to Win at Craps (Even if You’ve Never Played Before)

Craps is the most exciting game in the casino. If you're social and an adrenaline junkie, you'll love it. Here are 7 ways to win at craps even if you've never played before. I want to point out up front that craps is a negative expectation bet, no matter how well you play. The math behind all the bets ensures that the casino profits in the long run. But the house edge on some bets at the craps table is lower than at any other casino game. (Some of the bets have ridiculously high edges, too. Read more [...]

7 Ways to Win at Gambling (No Skill Required)

Anyone can win at gambling. You don't need to be especially skilled or smart. You just have to get lucky. But if you want to win at gambling more consistently, you can do certain things to improve your odds. It's even possible to make a living as a gambler, but that's beyond the scope of this blog post. If that's your goal, though, this post is a good starting point. Most of what you need to know about winning at gambling involves understanding some math. Probability is the reason casinos Read more [...]

The Most Complete List of Casino Games Ever

You'll find plenty of pages on the Internet about casino games. Most of those pages list the main 5 or 6 games you hear about all the time, and that's it. I've set my goal a little higher--to create the most complete list of casino games ever. I've organized this "most complete list of casino games ever" according to rough categories based on what made sense to me. You'll also find descriptions of each gambling game and the pros and cons for players. You can consider this post a close companion Read more [...]