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It's All Gambling

17 October 2020
The word “gamble” derives from the Anglo-Saxon word gamenian which means to “sport or play:” Gambling is one of the few social activities that occurs in nearly all cultures and more importantly in almost every period of time. In fact, when we look back over thousands of years of history, we find gambling in all the great civilizations and at every social level. ... (read more)
 

Pay Your Taxes

3 October 2020
If you are a gambler, your government wants to hear from you. As with your earnings from a regular job, you must also declare all winnings from gambling regardless of the amount. You need to have accurate records of your losses or you could be dealing yourself a real problem. If you want to deduct your gambling losses, you can only claim them to the extent of your winnings. ... (read more)
 

Comps for Keno

12 September 2020
Most of us know that keno is a game of chance. The fact is most of the games in today’s casino are also pure chance with the exception of blackjack, poker, video poker, sports betting and horse racing. Still playing the other games like slots or baccarat / mini-baccarat you can get comps in a casino. ... (read more)
 

Never Split Tens

29 August 2020
How many times have you seen blackjack players split 10s in the casino? Over the years I’ve seen it too many times. I’ve come to a realization that only two kinds of players do it: card counters and foolish people. Card counters keep track of all the cards that have been withdrawn from the deck(s) and they know another high card(s) is coming and they are betting on two winning hands. ... (read more)
 

Enjoying and Exiting Craps Games

25 July 2020
The oldest confirmed record of a game of chance where dice were used was in 1573 B.C., by the Egyptians. The so-called Theban dice, as they are known, are resting today in the Egyptian museum in Berlin. The modern game of craps is truly an American game first developed on the Mississippi and other inland steamboat rivers of the 1800s. ... (read more)
 

Beating the Slots

11 July 2020
Today’s modern casino slot machines are all-electronic, offering a multitude of betting options and CD-quality sound along with fabulous designs. They come in countless variety of sizes, types, and shapes, including sit-down, stand-up, one-line, two-line, three-line, five-line, three-reel, four-reel, five-reel, and big-bertha types. ... (read more)
 

When to Play the Games

27 June 2020
You don’t have to play every minute you are in a casino. Take your time and look around. There is a saying: “stop, look and listen.” That saying can also be applied while gambling. Use it to help you to see and understand what is going on around you. See where your favorite table or machines are located. ... (read more)
 

Keno or Yes?

6 June 2020
Keno is a lottery game invented thousands of years ago in China. It was brought to the United States when the Chinese came to build the railroads in the West in the 1800s. Originally the game had 120 different Chinese’s characters. Later, it was changed to 80 Arabic numbers after the Americans adopted it for their use. ... (read more)
 

Casino Awareness

23 May 2020
Most experts agree that casinos do not cheat players. Gaming is one of America’s most heavily regulated industries. Today casinos are owned and operated by some of the largest shareholder corporations in the world. These companies are not foolish enough to risk their gaming license to cheat a player out of a few hundred or even a few thousand dollars. ... (read more)
 

Become a Card Counter

9 May 2020
Blackjack is different from all other card games that the casinos offer. It’s called a game of “dependent events.” The cards remaining in a deck are dependent on which ones have been played or already removed from that deck previously. That will help tell the player the deck has lots of good cards (high cards) remaining or lots of bad cards (low cards that will help the dealer). ... (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