Jul 28

How to Play Video Poker

What Is Video Poker? Video poker is a popular electronic card game that can be found in almost all casinos. The game replicates the play of five-card draw poker where the player has two rounds to make the best possible five-card hand according to standard poker rules. But rather than competing against other players at a table, the game pays the player according to a provided pay table which assigns a credit value to each hand. How Video Poker Works The player uses an electronic console with Read more [...]
Jul 28

How to Play Slot Machines

A slot machine is a gambling device found in casinos around the world. It is composed of reels with multiple pictures on them, which whirl at the press of a button, and land on a random picture. Lining up certain pictures in the correct order results in a payout. History of the Slot Machine The first slot machines appeared in the late 19th century. Charles Fey invented the first machine, which paid out in coins. However, many other similar machines debuted around this era, and paid out in things Read more [...]
Jul 28

How to Play Blackjack

To play blackjack, you need at least one standard deck of 52 playing cards, booty such as money or chips, and at least two people: a dealer and a player. Only one dealer is necessary regardless of the number of players. How Does Blackjack Work? The object of blackjack is simple--whoever comes the closest to twenty-one points without going over wins the hand. A hand begins with players making bets. Once bets are placed, the dealer gives the players two cards then deals himself two cards, one Read more [...]
Jul 28

How Card Counting Works

What Is Card Counting? Card counting is the most important skill a player can master if they want to gain an edge over the casino. It is a method of increasing the odds of winning at blackjack. This is one of the only ways that a player can actually gain an advantage over the casino, so anyone that can do it should ruthlessly apply it towards the casino. Origins of Card Counting Card counting began in the 1960s, when Edward O. Thorpe released the book, “Beat the Dealer.” Thorpe ran numerous Read more [...]
Jul 27

The Differences Between Class II and Class III Slot Machines

Slot machines burst onto the American gambling scene in the 1930’s and have captivated risk-takers with their bright lights, shiny reels and a chance of striking it rich with their jackpots. Fast-forward to the 1980’s, and slot machines were deemed to be more profitable than table games like black jack or craps. For the most part the same remains true today. From Las Vegas, Reno and Atlantic City casinos to racetracks, barges and riverboats along the Mississippi River, slot machines are still Read more [...]