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Managing your bankroll

26 August 2017
When it comes to managing your bankroll for gambling, you must have a basic money-management plan; however, it’s also important to remember that such a type of plan will not help you win at the tables or machines. Rather, a good financial plan will help you to reduce your losses and give you a better chance to come out ahead in the long run. ... (read more)
 

Gambling potpourri

5 August 2017
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)
 

Warming up for blackjack

15 July 2017
It’s Friday night, and you are planning to head to the casino to play some blackjack. Are you ready? Or are you going into the game cold? Are you sure you have a good recall of all the soft hands for doubling down? Does it take you playing time to get warmed up? Do you have a good handle on splitting ... (read more)
 

Why you double down

24 June 2017
During a recent trip to Las Vegas, I was playing at a blackjack table when the dealer turned up a 6 as her up-card. I had an ace-7 and quickly doubled down. I immediately began to get calls from follow players that I had an 18 and should stay. The dealer hesitated, but I just smiled and said nothing. ... (read more)
 

The number of decks in blackjack

3 June 2017
Playing blackjack in today’s modern casinos, you will find a variety of decks, ranging from one, two, four, six and eight. What is the difference and which is best? Going back to the early 60s, all blackjack games in Las Vegas, Reno and other Nevada locations were played with a single deck. Around that time, Dr. ... (read more)
 

Best casino comp tips

13 May 2017
Gambling at the casino can be a lot of fun, but so is getting some free things for your time and action. Earning casino complementary items with your slot or table game play is a benefit offered by most casinos in the US. “Comps”, which is the industry term for complementary items offered by casinos, can be especially rewarding. ... (read more)
 

Super 7 tips for the lottery

22 April 2017
First of all, you should know that lotteries have the worst odds of any form of gambling, with a chance of 1 in 14 million when playing most jackpot games. However, it also promises the greatest potential payoff to the winner with prizes regularly amounting to tens of millions of dollars. Lotteries have several interesting factors. ... (read more)
 

The cost of blackjack decisions

1 April 2017
When we play casino blackjack we are always trying to improve our odds and ultimately win more hands from the casinos. To help us better understand "the odds," Edwin Silberstang, the author of "Playboy's Guide To Casino Gambling, Volume Two, Blackjack," explains the science of odds in blackjack as "gains and losses" to the player. ... (read more)
 

Managing your time at the tables

11 March 2017
In addition to managing your bankroll while gambling, you should also learn to manage your time. It’s important to remember that most casino games have a built-in edge; the longer you play, the more the house edge kicks in, resulting in more of a chance of losing your bankroll. This is particularly true with games of chance like craps, roulette and slots. ... (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:

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

> More Books By John Marchel