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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)
 

Gambling superstitions

30 December 2017
According to the Study of Public Opinion Research Center in 2011, 54% of adults believe in at least one common superstition. Gambling, in particular, has an extraordinary number of superstitious beliefs. Why? An activity completely dependent on luck naturally leads people to create superstitions which could control the outcome in their favor. ... (read more)
 

Game odds vs. real return

9 December 2017
By playing basic strategy at blackjack, making the correct plays at craps and only playing on single zero wheels at roulette, you can do well at the casino. However, there is a gambler's saying: “When I win the lottery, I’m not going to play in a casino; I’m going to buy a casino.” The reason that saying was made up is simple: The house has the edge on all the bets offered. ... (read more)
 

The cost of playing

18 November 2017
Modern gambling facilities earn their profits by charging the customer a fee or commission for the privilege of playing in their facility. This fee is known as the edge or house advantage, which is built into each and every wager made in the casino or at the racetrack. The formal tern used in the gambling business for this commission is vigorish, or vig. ... (read more)
 

More practice drills for blackjack

28 October 2017
Just like baseball players, you need practice to maintain your skill at blackjack. Ball players do a lot of practice drills before a game, and even if they are not scheduled to play, they still come to the ballpark and warm up by doing the drills. Even if you are not planning to go to the casino, you should do the drills periodically. ... (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

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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