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Tournaments: Great Action for the player

23 April 2011

Casino tournaments are a proven way to get that little extra for your time and money when playing at casino games. Since 1978, when Sahara Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas hosted the first World Championship of Blackjack, tournaments have been a big winner for gamblers and the general public. Today, casino tournaments have a lot to offer players. Most of all, win or lose, everyone seems to have fun along with the excitement of gaming.


Tournaments are designed to be attractive and affordable for the player. For example, you can get to play a lot of craps or blackjack for a very small fee. Casino-hotels regularly offer a day or weekend package at bargain rates. Special room and dining incentives are often included. Entry fees are normally low and sometimes little extras are also provided. These can be great packages.



Playing in a tournament is significantly different from normal play because your objective is different. Your aim in not to finish with more than you started with, but to accumulate more chips, points or credits than your follow players. Usually there is some kind of time constraint or number of hands played. Consequently, as it gets late in the competition and you find yourself behind the leaders, you may have to take risky chances normally not done during a "normal" cash game. Making extra big bets have been known to get the adrenaline going. Again, your object is to end the session with more chips or points than your follow players. That is why you might find yourself hoping that the blackjack dealer beats the entire table after you, yourself, have busted out of a hand. You don't want the other players to win and gain chips.



Here is one interesting tidbit: Doubling down on a blackjack and winning the hand during a tournament gets you two units instead of the normal one and a half that blackjacks normally pay. We don't recommend this in a "normal" cash game. However, with only one to three hands left in a tournament round and you find yourself a few chips behind the leader, moves like that can really bring out the excitement of a tournament.


Casino tournaments are exciting, fun and usually very affordable. Be on the lookout for a blackjack, craps, slot, poker or a keno tournament on your next casino visit. You just might have a little extra fun that you were not expecting.



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John Marchel
John Marchel is an author, speaker, teacher and player -- what John plays are casino games. He’s been a casino player for over 25 years and has played successfully in Europe, Panama, the Caribbean, Canada, Atlantic City, Las Vegas, on Indian reservations, cruise ships and in over 350 casinos throughout the US. He is also the author of six books about gambling, and has written numerous magazine articles and is currently a columnist for three gambling magazines and one internet magazine.

Since 1988 John has combined his experience as a manager, teacher and player to present seminars and lectures about gambling. In addition, John has had an Internet website since 1995 that offers books, special reports and tips about gambling. He also publishes a monthly Internet gambling newsletter. The newsletter keeps subscribers alert to trends, information and winning techniques that allows them to be more successful when visiting casinos.

John Marchel Websites:

johnmarchelgambling.com

Books by John Marchel:

101 Casino Gambling Tips: Affordable Strategies & Techniques for Maximizing Profits & Reducing Loses

> More Books By John Marchel

John Marchel
John Marchel is an author, speaker, teacher and player -- what John plays are casino games. He’s been a casino player for over 25 years and has played successfully in Europe, Panama, the Caribbean, Canada, Atlantic City, Las Vegas, on Indian reservations, cruise ships and in over 350 casinos throughout the US. He is also the author of six books about gambling, and has written numerous magazine articles and is currently a columnist for three gambling magazines and one internet magazine.

Since 1988 John has combined his experience as a manager, teacher and player to present seminars and lectures about gambling. In addition, John has had an Internet website since 1995 that offers books, special reports and tips about gambling. He also publishes a monthly Internet gambling newsletter. The newsletter keeps subscribers alert to trends, information and winning techniques that allows them to be more successful when visiting casinos.

John Marchel Websites:

johnmarchelgambling.com

Books by John Marchel:

101 Casino Gambling Tips: Affordable Strategies & Techniques for Maximizing Profits & Reducing Loses

> More Books By John Marchel