Blackjack Odds and Probabilities You Might Want to Think About

Everyone knows that the house edge in blackjack is one of the lowest in the casino. It varies based on what kinds of rules are in effect at a specific property. In Las Vegas, you can find games with a house edge as low as 0.26%, although closer to 1% is more common. But a number of blackjack odds and probabilities are important to understanding the game. This post starts by explaining some of the basics of probability in general. It goes on to explain how the odds and probabilities work specific Read more [...]

7 Blackjack Etiquette Tips (How to Behave in the Casino)

Here are some blackjack etiquette tips to keep in mind next time you visit the casino. If you've been a casino blackjack player for a while, this might be old hat for you. But a lot of newcomers don''t know how they're expected to behave at the blackjack table. In fact, some younger people don't know how to behave in the casino at all. But good etiquette and manners are important. My goal is for you to be gracious, graceful, and polished the next time you visit the casino. You never know Read more [...]

How to Play Keno (If You Absolutely Must)

How to PLay Keno
You've probably seen keno in the casinos, but maybe you haven't played yet because you didn't know how it worked. If that's you, then this is the post you should be reading. Keno's not my favorite game in the casino, but I prefer it to the lottery, which it closely resembles. I think casinos are in the business of gambling. I don't think state governments should be, and that's what the state lottery is--a game of keno being run by the state government. Play keno for free online. Or play for Read more [...]

7 Easy Casino Games with a Low House Edge

7 Easy Casino Games with a Low House Edge
If you're new to casino games, you should probably look for easy casino games to play. But you should also choose games with a low house edge. My goal with this post is to give the beginner to gambling some options to choose from in the casino that don't require a lot of skill. But I also want the beginner gambler to have a decent shot at winning some money. The games with the lower house edge are the ones where you have the best chance of winning some money. Here's why: What is the Read more [...]

6 Gambling Principles Borrowed from Stoicism (That Apply to the Rest of Your Life, Too)

6 Gambling Principles Borrowed from Stoicism
Gambling, like any other activity you engage in during your life, can be a blessing or a curse. This post aims to borrow 6 gambling principles from the philosophy of Stoicism. I believe that having a philosophy of gambling (and indeed, a philosophy of life) can improve the quality of your life. Since this blog is about gambling, it made sense to apply a philosophy to that activity. First, let me explain what Stoicism is: Stoicism is a real-world philosophy that's meant to change the way Read more [...]

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

Online Casino Blackjack Reviews
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 [...]

The 7 Best Roulette Systems to Try (And Why)

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 [...]