Gambling Tips For Major Casino Games
Casinos offer a variety of games for their patrons to play. This isn’t just a way to expand their profits; it’s also a way to provide those patrons with a diversified gaming experience.
If you are out and about in casinos and are just looking to have fun, maybe try your hand at a few different games, you will want tips on the major games so that you’re ready when you walk up to these games. Knowing even a little will allow you to be better prepared for the variety of games offered for your gambling amusement.
– Do not use the scorecard. Scorecards are used by players to track the results of previous rounds. Players believe that they will be able to spot patterns and can adjust their wagering accordingly; and casinos will encourage this. The reason you do not want to track the outcomes of previous rounds is because each round is independent of the last. In other words, the round that just finished has no impact on the next. Casinos would like you to believe that you can spot patterns in hopes that you will give yourself false confidence, raise your wagers and over time lose more money to them.
– Use a basic strategy chart, especially if this is not a game you play often. A basic strategy chart tells you the best statistical play for each hand total that you can have versus each dealer’s up card. This chart is legal to use in casinos, and some will hand them out. They perpetuate the belief that this chart will allow you to win every hand, when in reality it will not; they are hoping that you will lose a couple hands and toss the chart aside. The reality of the basic strategy chart is that, while you won’t win every hand, you will win more over time; and if you play each one of your hands according to the chart’s plays, you can lower the house edge from 2%-5% down to 0.5%. This is the best strategy tool for any blackjack player, whether you are a strong player or a novice.
– Do not take insurance. Insurance is only offered when the dealer’s up card is an Ace. The casino’s guise for this is that you are insuring your bet in case the dealer has a natural blackjack so that you won’t lose your entire bet. But this is really a side bet on whether or not the hole card is a ten value card. In the long run you will lose more money by taking insurance since you are actually placing two bets: one on whether or not you will bet the dealer and another on what the hole card is. Save your money, turn down the insurance and take the gamble.
– If you are looking to make place bets, the two with the best paybacks are the 6 and the 8. Place bets offer more solid means of making a return on your bets. But there is a difference between the 6 and 8 place bets and the Big 6 and Big 8 bets. Casinos are banking on players who are just stopping by to play one of the games with a glamorous image and won’t know the difference between the two. They are hoping that in ignorance you will make bets on the Big 6 and 8 rather than the place bets.