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Handling Money in the Casinos

9 August 2014
What’s the one thing you positively must have if you want to gamble? Of course, c-a-s-h. Most folks just use folding money. Nothing wrong with that, but there are other options, some better, some worse. And what about managing that cash when you gamble on the tables or machines? Do you have a plan for what ... (read more)
 

Playing 18 in Blackjack

26 July 2014
There are several ways to get an 18 when you play blackjack. The 18 could be “hard,” meaning the hand either doesn’t contain an ace, or if it does, the ace is counted as one. (Examples are 10-8, 8-5-5, and ace-4-10-3.) Or you can get a “soft 18,” meaning a hand containing an ace that is counted as 11. ... (read more)
 

How to Hold on to VP Profits

12 July 2014
Have you ever talked with a friend on the telephone and gotten the feeling that something is wrong with them, but they aren’t telling you? This happened to me recently. I finally asked my friend point blank, “Is something wrong?” That’s when he opened up and told me what happened when he’d played video poker recently. ... (read more)
 

Perfect Video Poker Strategy

29 March 2014
How to Play Every Video Poker Hand Perfectly By Henry Tamburin You can play every hand dealt to you on a video poker machine perfectly by brining along a strategy card. It’s unfortunate that so few video poker players carry video poker strategy cards with them when they play. In fact, the next time you go ... (read more)
 

Playing Soft 17 at Blackjack

1 February 2014
The dealer’s play in blackjack is purely mechanical and quite straightforward. They must draw a card if their hand is 16 or lower, and stand on 17 through 21. There is, however, one dealer rule that could differ from one casino to another, and even amongst blackjack tables within the same casino. It’s known as the soft 17 rule; namely, whether the dealer stands or hits on a soft 17. ... (read more)
 

How to Play Blackjack's Beautiful Ace

18 January 2014
Most blackjack players have a love/hate relationship with the ace. They love it when they get an ace but they hate it when the dealer shows the ace. Overall, the ace is our best friend and it’s important to know why. First, let’s look at why we hate the ace; namely, when the dealer gets it as his upcard. ... (read more)
 

How to Bet at Blackjack

4 January 2014
In this article, I’m going to look at the different ways that recreational players bet when they play blackjack and offer you my opinion on which way is best. (I’m going to assume that you know the basic playing strategy and are facing a half- percent house edge when you play.) Always Bet Same Amount A ... (read more)
 

The Ultimate Blackjack Quiz #2

21 December 2013
This is the second part of a blackjack quiz prepared by my friend Fred Renzey, a contributing writer to my Blackjack Insider (BJI) e-newsletter and author of Blackjack Bluebook II. Be forewarned, this is a challenging quiz. 1. When you have Ace-7 against a 9, if you stand, you’ll win the hand 8 times out of 20. ... (read more)
 

The Ultimate Blackjack Quiz

14 December 2013
I have composed and also read many “blackjack quizzes” during my career but the one that I found to be the most challenging was prepared by my friend Fred Renzey, a contributing writer to my Blackjack Insider (BJI) e-newsletter and author of Blackjack Bluebook II. Here is his quiz; give it a try, but be forewarned, it isn’t easy. ... (read more)

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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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