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When not to play blackjack

11 February 2017
In past articles I’ve tried to tell you the best way to play and be successful at blackjack. Now I want to tell you when not to play the game. There will be times when the count is going in your favor, but still the dealer is winning three hands to your one. You sit out a couple of hands but it doesn’t seem to change. ... (read more)
 

Money management is important

28 January 2017
It has been said by some that money management techniques can be just as important to your game as learning the game itself. Picking up any good book about gambling, including games like craps, blackjack, slots, roulette, video poker and live poker, you should find a chapter or two about managing your bankroll. ... (read more)
 

Oh, those wonderful playing cards

21 January 2017
It’s believed that playing cards were developed in China in the ninth century. They have moved around the world at various times and in many cases they were adapted to meet local desires. They were sometimes used for different purposes than they were made for. Here are some examples of “things” about playing cards. ... (read more)
 

Creating an 'act'

7 January 2017
To be able to play successful blackjack requires both an accomplished skill and one that needs an “act.” Good money management, playing basic strategy, and proper casino and table selection are some of the skills required. Each of these tasks has to be managed smoothly and effortlessly. After learning those ... (read more)
 

Baccarat: A Simple Fun Game

17 December 2016
An early account of baccarat claims that it was based on an old Etruscan ritual of the nine gods, who prayed to a blonde virgin on their tiptoes waiting for her to throw a nine-sided die. The result of the die decided her fate. If an eight or a nine was thrown, she would become the priestess; if she threw a ... (read more)
 

Promoting successful gambling

26 November 2016
Louis Pasteur, scientist and philosopher, is quoted as saying “chance favors the prepared mind.” There are lots of things you can do to learn and prepare yourself about your favorite game and become a better player. It’s really quite simple. To become a good player you must practice three basic concepts: gambling know-how, self control and lots of common sense. ... (read more)
 

Why blackjack card counting works

5 November 2016
Blackjack is different from other games in the casino. Cards have a “memory.” We know that if all the aces are removed from a single deck we know there can’t be any more blackjacks until the deck is reshuffled. In all other games it doesn’t matter what happened before, it has no bearing on the next play. ... (read more)
 

Carnival games

15 October 2016
“Circus” or “carnival” games, as they are sometimes called, are those found in a casino that are considered “other” games from the old standard table ones such as blackjack, craps and roulette. The idea is to get more players to the table games by introducing them to simple, easy-to-learn and easy-to-play games. ... (read more)
 

About Las Vegas

24 September 2016
Las Vegas, officially the City of Las Vegas and often known as simply “Vegas,” is the most populous city in the state of Nevada. It is the county seat of Clark County, and the city proper of the Las Vegas Valley. Las Vegas is an internationally renowned major resort city known primarily for gambling, ... (read more)

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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:

KISS Guide to Gambling

> More Books By John Marchel