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Useful Gambling Tips, Tricks & Secrets

The general idea of this article is to provide you with useful gambling tips, tricks and secrets. I have learned many things while playing blackjack over the years and I hope to be of use to you.

Gambling is designed to defeat you. But you can still make a profit. Follow my advice:

The first thing you must understand is blackjack is not a team sport. Players and dealers alike are working in tandem to make sure you can’t beat the odds. As dealers are expected to win largely in the long run, this means you may not win at every hand. In the short run your wins may not total as much as you think they might.

Since it’s up to the casino to randomly select cards, there’s nothing to stop them from rigging a game and running away with the booty. Casinos, of course, are in the business of making money. They don’t care who wins or loses so long as they make their money. Besides, since casinos depend on customers to play their games, they are loathe to lose potential customers.

You may have heard people saying, “You have to spend money to make money.” That’s a fallacy. The opposite is true. The only thing you have to spend is your time.

The time you spend playing a game of blackjack, the more you have the chance to win. The more you play, the better you will become.

You Can beat the casinos and win

Contrary to what you may read in some publishedurus, the casinos cannot win at blackjack. It’s true, they can come close, but they cannot win.

A computer is used to formulate a random number, but a computer is helpless when playing blackjack. A card counter, on the other hand, is allowed to play perfect blackjack (which doesn’t happen during long sessions) because the computer chip has a memory.

It’s a good idea to set a limit on your bankroll and never exceed it. If you reach your limit, leave the casino immediately, or seek counseling.

I have many friends who like to go to casinos but they can’t afford to spend $20-$40 for the trip alone. They ask friends for financial help to enable them to continue playing blackjack.

Be careful of friends using their credit cards to play at casinos. When using your credit card at a casino it’s easy to get carried away. Increase your limits and be satisfied with one or two hundred dollars’ play.

The time you spend at a casino is limited. Set a time limit and stick to it.

Winning at blackjack or other gambling games is not easy. But once you’ve learned the ropes and applying the above tips, you may find that you are winning more often than you’re losing.

Ace is always bet with the dealer. Never try to play it yourself and always surrender the advantage to the casino.

Other bad bets are “free” odds bets, adding chips to your bet, rolling dice, and blindly shooting dice. Don’t fall for any of these scams.

Winning blackjack strategies

The secret of winning at blackjack is to decrease the casino’s advantage over you. It’s obvious to the experienced player that the player can win at blackjack by making only the correct 2.5% bets, but the casinos, under the present legal situation in California, are allowed to ignore the rules and give the player a lower return on their money.

Don’t waste your time going to a casino just to play blackjack for fun. Know the game, and when to play and when not to play. Play the odds, and play blackjack for yourself!

Learn a basic strategy and stick to it while you play.

Doubling down can be profitable in the short term, but it can also eat away at your bankroll very quickly.

Free odds bets can be a good substitute for hard bets in situations where you have a positive expected value win.

Don’t make single time bets beyond your bankroll.

Know when to quit when you are winning. Know when to leave the casino, even when you are ahead.

You are only a winner for a limited amount of time. Set a time limit and never go beyond that.

Correct money management

It’s important to sound familiar with money management in specific terms. Methods such as 3:2 or 2:1 represent different forms of money management. However, any method that uses a true count of your bankroll can be effective.

Please don’t mistake methods such as bet sizes, bankroll concerns and level stakes as the same thing, the reliability of a method is usually determined by the amount of money it predicts you can win or lose in given circumstances.

There are countless methods.