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Craps is a simple game

23 June 2018
Craps is one of the most exciting games to play at a casino, and it can also be a simple game with simple bets. In fact, the simple bets at craps offer some of the best odds for the players in the casino. The more complex bets, on the other hand, give the house a much larger advantage. An important item to know about with this game is there are some very specific procedures to follow. ... (read more)
 

Obey the rules in blackjack

2 June 2018
Casino management is very fussy about what goes on at the blackjack table. They worry about cheating both by the customer and dealer. They have firm procedures that the dealer must follow at all times. In addition they have procedures they want the player to follow. The game will sometimes stop if there is a variation to specific procedures. ... (read more)
 

Gambling potpourri

12 May 2018
In English, “potpourri” is often used to refer to any collection of diverse items. It’s a kind of collection of miscellaneous literary extracts. In this case we have a collection of gambling trivia that includes facts, events and oddities that do not fit into any specific category. The dictionary tells us ... (read more)
 

A different game: Video poker

21 April 2018
Video poker is a fast, fun and exciting casino game, but it requires a lot on the part of the player. To play it you have to think! Unlike a regular slot machine, this game offers player participation. Take a simple five-card draw poker game, just like you would play at home or in a card room. It is relatively easy to learn and understand. ... (read more)
 

Winning at blackjack

31 March 2018
Mathematically, we know casinos should win from 0.5 to 0.8% at the card game of blackjack. However, when reviewing public records for Nevada casinos, we find they are winning 12 to 14% against the average blackjack player. Public records in Atlantic City, New Jersey indicate casinos are winning 14 to 16%. ... (read more)
 

Lottery winners

10 March 2018
Lottery by definition is a game of chance in which subscribers (players) buy numbered chances in hopes of winning prizes. The winning numbers are chosen by lot, in which the total lot can vary from a small amount to a large amount of numbers. Lotteries have been around for hundreds of years. The first “government” lottery was in France in 1539. ... (read more)
 

Obtaining knowledge and staying current

17 February 2018
How do you keep current on all the latest blackjack information? You purchase the latest book on blackjack and you subscribe to some of the blackjack newsletters and magazines that are on the market. You surf the internet, and most of all, you visit casinos. You don’t have to play in every casino you visit; ... (read more)
 

Winning games

27 January 2018
Even with new games appearing regularly at casinos, there is a very limited number of games that can be consistently won by a serious player. If you want to be a professional or a semi-pro, or if you want to make gambling your No. 1 hobby, these are the games to play: blackjack, live poker, video poker, horse racing and sports betting. ... (read more)
 

23 facts about blackjack

6 January 2018
1. Blackjack originated in French casinos around the 1700s, where it was called "vingt-et-un" (twenty-and-one). 2. Emperor Napoleon played and enjoyed it more than any other card game. 3. There are approximately 140 countries in the world with casinos that offer blackjack. 4. The proper name of the game is “21”; the name “blackjack” was only added as slang in the 1920s. ... (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:

KISS Guide to Gambling

> 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