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Losing streaks at video poker

19 November 2016
A reader asked me if I’ve ever had a losing streak playing video poker. Short answer: You bet I did. But here’s why and how I deal with losing streaks. It’s been my personal experience that I lose on average about two out of every three video poker sessions, even though I’ve come out ahead 10 out of the past 12 years that I’ve played video poker. ... (read more)
 

Wake up, blackjack players!

29 October 2016
It was a busy Saturday night in the casino. As I walked around the casino, I was appalled at what I saw. In one section of the casino, there were half a dozen blackjack tables in a “party pit” jam-packed with players. Most of the players were male, no doubt because most of the blackjack dealers were female wearing skimpy attire (get my drift). ... (read more)
 

Why am I still losing?

8 October 2016
“I was a big loser playing blackjack so I took your advice and learned the basic playing strategy. I’m still a big loser. What gives?” Yes, I know it’s frustrating to lose, especially when you play your hands perfectly. But this player’s experience is not uncommon. Even the most highly skilled players suffer losing streaks (been there, done that). ... (read more)
 

How should I bet?

17 September 2016
One of the most often asked questions from blackjack players is "How should I bet?" You've got several options, and I'll discuss them in this article and offer my recommendation. FLAT BET This means betting the same amount all the time. Most players don't like to bet this way because they figure if the dealer wins more hands then them they'll never win any money. ... (read more)
 

Splitting aces and eights

27 August 2016
Always split aces and eights. That is one of the golden rules for blackjack players, but not according to a friend of mine. He insists that splitting eights against a dealer up card of 9, 10, or ace is crazy because you are probably going to lose anyway, so why double your loss by splitting? Although my friend's logic appears to make sense, it is flawed. ... (read more)
 

How to play those hard 8-11 hands

6 August 2016
Most of the time, when you play blackjack, you are in a losing situation, meaning the dealer has a better chance of winning the hand than you do and, therefore, that’s not the moment to bet aggressively. However, when your initial two-card hand totals 8, 9, 10 or 11, some of the time you will be in the ... (read more)
 

Boosting your casino ratings

16 July 2016
Most players don’t get rated when they play because they either don’t know how to do it or assume it isn’t worthwhile; however, it’s a mistake if you don’t get rated. I’ll explain why shortly, show you how easy it is to get rated, and give you tips on how to boost your ratings. The reason you want to get rated when you play blackjack is to take advantage of casino perks that will come your way. ... (read more)
 

What errors actually cost players

25 June 2016
Donald Schlesinger, in his excellent book Blackjack Attack: Playing the Pros’ Way, shows what it costs a player in dollars and cents when he deviates from the basic playing strategy. You’ll be surprised to learn which playing errors are the costliest. The definition of basic strategy is this: It is the ... (read more)
 

The best Double Double Bonus Poker game

4 June 2016
The most popular video poker game in the country is Double Double Bonus Poker. The reason it is so popular with players is that four aces with a 2, 3 or 4 kicker pays 2,000 coins. (A kicker is the fifth card that is present in a hand that contains four-of-a-kind). In addition, other four-of-a-kind hands in Double Double Bonus will pay a nice dividend (see pay schedule below). ... (read more)

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Henry Tamburin
Henry Tamburin is the author of the best-selling book, Blackjack: Take The Money and Run, editor of the Blackjack Insider e-Newsletter, and Lead Instructor for the Golden Touch Blackjack course. For a free 3-month subscription to his blackjack newsletter with full membership privileges, visit www.bjinsider.com/free. For details on the Golden Touch Blackjack course visit www.goldentouchblackjack.com or call 866/WIN-BJ21. For a free copy of his casino gambling catalog featuring over 50 products call 888/353-3234 or visit the Internet store at www.smartgaming.com.

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Henry Tamburin
Henry Tamburin is the author of the best-selling book, Blackjack: Take The Money and Run, editor of the Blackjack Insider e-Newsletter, and Lead Instructor for the Golden Touch Blackjack course. For a free 3-month subscription to his blackjack newsletter with full membership privileges, visit www.bjinsider.com/free. For details on the Golden Touch Blackjack course visit www.goldentouchblackjack.com or call 866/WIN-BJ21. For a free copy of his casino gambling catalog featuring over 50 products call 888/353-3234 or visit the Internet store at www.smartgaming.com.

Henry Tamburin Websites:

www.smartgaming.com

Books by Henry Tamburin:

> More Books By Henry Tamburin