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Gambling – A cheat sheet for beginners

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2 things you must know about casino safety and security

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3 important casino staff every gambler must know

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These are the top 4 casino games with the best odds of winning

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These are the top 9 rules for successful gambling

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These are the top 4 casino games with the best odds of winning

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Are you among the roughly 80 million people who visit casinos in the United States annually? Or are you planning to join the bandwagon? Well, these numbers clearly show that casino games are a popular spot for tourists therefore,... Read More

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2 things you must know about casino safety and security

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In a bid to stay relevant, competitive and continuously attract high rollers, casinos have had to creatively reinvent themselves. Gone are the days when casinos were only made up of slot machines, gaming tables, bars, restaurants and hotel rooms,... Read More

Gambling

Gambling – A cheat sheet for beginners

Medilol 2 weeks ago
We all know gambling is fun and exciting and can often times be nerve-wracking and weirdly addictive. As wannabe... Read More

2 things you must know about casino safety and security

Medilol 1 month ago
In a bid to stay relevant, competitive and continuously attract high rollers, casinos have had to creatively reinvent themselves.... Read More

3 important casino staff every gambler must know

Medilol 2 months ago
Casinos have alarge number and hierarchy of staff with varying titles, roles and in most cases dress codes. The... Read More

These are the top 4 casino games with the best odds of winning

Medilol 2 months ago
Are you among the roughly 80 million people who visit casinos in the United States annually? Or are you... Read More

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Gambling – A cheat sheet for beginners

2 weeks ago Medilol Comments Off on Gambling – A cheat sheet for beginners

We all know gambling is fun and exciting and can often times be nerve-wracking and weirdly addictive. As wannabe gamblers, especially those entering the casino floor for the very first time, there is a need to project confidence and a sense of familiarity with the games. You do not want to make it too obvious that it is your first gambling experience.

Below are tips on easy casino games which give you good odds but at the same time have temptingbets you should stay clear off.

#The safe version of Jacks

If you are a beginner, playing Jacks, specifically the 9/6 version,is a safe bet for you. This is primarily because it is considered a full pay owing to the fact that you get a payout of 6 for 1 – for a flush, and 9 for 1 – fora full house. This 9/6 version of jacks is basically the only card game in which the payout rate makes it worth your while to play.

#The version of Jacks to avoid

On the other hand, stay away from the 6/5 Version or the Better Video Poker. This version has worse payouts for instanceyou only get paid six coins instead of nine when you make a full house on the 6/5 version machine.

#The safe version of Blackjack

When it comes to blackjack, the only way to win the game is to get better cards than those the dealer has. The overall aim of the game is to ensure that your cards add up to a maximum of 21. It is therefore important to learn about the values each card carries before you start playing the game.

#The version of Blackjack to avoid

There is a bet in Blackjack referred to as the insurance bet. It is in your overall best interest to keep off this bet.This is because, when the dealer has a blackjack, the bet pays back 2 to 1. However, based on calculations,the true odds are much closer to 2.2 to 1 meaning that over time this is a losing bet.

#The safe version of Craps

This game basically involves rolling two pairs of dice and the total number both dice add up to determine whether the player wins or loses. The player basically puts a bet on whether the total will pass the line or whether it will not pass the line. So simple huh!

#The version of Craps to avoid

When it comes to Craps, avoid at all costs,the field and the proposition bets. This is owing to the fact that the house always has a higher edge and it can at times be as high as 16 percent for these two types of bets so stay clear of them.

#The safe version of Baccarat

Baccarat is a game of pure luck. No need for strategy. This game offers three possible betting options each with almost equal odds. As a tip, if you don’t trust your intuition, just bet on the banker owing to the fact that the house always has an edge when it comes to the odds.

#The version of Baccarat to avoid

As for Baccarat, you better stay clear of the tie bets. In this bet, the house usually has an edge of about 14 per cent so if you want to keep your money, keep off the tie.

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2 things you must know about casino safety and security

1 month ago Medilol Comments Off on 2 things you must know about casino safety and security

In a bid to stay relevant, competitive and continuously attract high rollers, casinos have had to creatively reinvent themselves. Gone are the days when casinos were only made up of slot machines, gaming tables, bars, restaurants and hotel rooms, today’s casinos are massive buildings sometimes encompassing entire city blocks that house five-star hotels, numerous restaurants, bars and nightclubs, theaters and theme parks in addition to ATM machines, gaming tables and slot machines, snack bars and even gift shops.

To ensure casino safety, most casino owners have been forced to set up internal security departments almost matching in function to a police division of an entire town.This article seeks to explore the nooks and crannies of what these casino safety apparatus are composed of. This is meant to give you an element of comfort as you are gambling with your hard-earned money at your favorite casino.

 

#The human element in casino safety

In the past, casino owners were mostly focused on protecting their money. Their idea of casino safety was simply hiring ‘muscle’ to watch over the millions invested in the gambling venture. Today however, casino safety is handled more professionally. The casino security team is part of the floor team and because of the dynamics involved in executing the job, this is considered a career and it offers competitive pay packages in order to attract the best talent. The main tasks of the security team are to protect casino property and safeguard the guests.

Generally, these security teams spend most of their time surveilling the casino floor through both physically patrolling the floors, and using high-tech surveillance cameras. They are always in the lookout for thieves, drunks, fights and disturbances of any nature. As a guest of the casino, it is in your best interest to be able to spot security personnel and clearly understand their roles and responsibilities so that you can make good use of them should the need arise.

 

#The technology element in casino safety

Due to obvious limitations of the human element in casino safety, security teams rely heavily on electronic surveillance to guarantee the protection of the casino as well as its guests. This is a complementary system that is meant to cover the inadequacies of the security team. Most modern casinos have hundreds if not thousands of concealed digital surveillance cameras protected by one-way glass panels in places you least expect them. Some are of course placed in places you would notice them to act as a deterrent.

 

 

The main idea is to use these cameras to protect the casino from losing money courtesy of crooks as well as protect gamblers from being swindled by unscrupulous individuals. There are on-site security personnel with their eyes pinned on TV screens scanning for any wrong doing.

Millions of dollars are invested in casino safety so that the gambling environment can be carefree where as you spend your money, you have comfort in the fact that you have a fair chance of winning it back. It is in your best interest to be aware of these security features in casinos as they will greatly influence your gambling experience.

3 important casino staff every gambler must know

2 months ago Medilol Comments Off on 3 important casino staff every gambler must know

Casinos have alarge number and hierarchy of staff with varying titles, roles and in most cases dress codes. The ultimate role of these staff however is to efficiently and effectively cater to the needs of all the casino’s guests, at the same time ensuring that theneeds of the casino owners are also met. They achieve this by ensuring that you have ample gambling opportunities against the often unevenly-stacked house odds.

The more pleasant a gambler’s experience is in the casino, the more likely they are to stay, gamble their money, and return as well as recommend the casino to their friends. Here is a list of 3 staff every gambler must know.

 

#1 The Pit Boss

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The Pit boss is the one responsible for all gaming operations in an assigned pit. They are usually very smartly dressed and experienced professionals. Their main role is to supervise the dealers, the gamers and the floor persons within their assigned pit.In most casinos the Pit boss is very detail-oriented ashe/she is often required to have a proper understanding of all aspects of the games and finances flowing within their assigned pit. It is the Pit boss who is called upon to settle serious disputes should they arise.

Gambling is known to elicit serious emotions within casinos whenever it involves winning or losing large sums of money. Therefore, the Pit boss is always on hand to ensure such emotions don’t end up into conflicts. He/she will congratulate the winner, calm and soothe the loser or strong-arm them when necessary. In a nutshell, the Pit boss is part a gambling expert, part security personnel, part a supervisor and part a public relations manager.

 

#2 The Floorperson

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Within each pit in the casinos are floorpersons. They usually dress and even act like pit bosses however, they are usually just in charge of a couple of tables in the pit and report directly to the pit boss. In most cases, you typically may not be able to distinguish between the two without asking. Ultimately,the floorperson assists the pit boss in ensuring that all proper casino procedures are followed.

 

#3 The Dealer

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The dealer is the one who oversees players at the table. During gaming, it is the dealer who will shuffle and deal the cards, handle dice, chips and money. This is a high-pressure job that requires the right personality, expert gambling knowledge, quick hands and a high level of accuracy. It is the responsibility of the dealer to know the winner, the loser, and exactly how much money to pay on each hand. In a casino, the dealer a gambler gets may not change the odds of winning but will make the gambling experience more enjoyable. It is worth noting that the dealer generally has little or no control over the outcome of the game. In fact, majority of dealers will prefer that the player wins because it is through tips that they primarily make their money.

The next time you are at your favorite casino, take your time and see whether you will be able to identify each of these individuals.

These are the top 4 casino games with the best odds of winning

2 months ago Medilol Comments Off on These are the top 4 casino games with the best odds of winning

Are you among the roughly 80 million people who visit casinos in the United States annually? Or are you planning to join the bandwagon? Well, these numbers clearly show that casino games are a popular spot for tourists therefore, we felt it prudent to share a few gambling tips with you to give you the best winning chances on your next gambling escapade.

The good news is that it’s not rocket science, a number of the most popular table games in casinos actually offer you the best winning odds.You just need to know which they are and understand how to play them.Here is a comparison between four popular casino games thatgive you the strongest winning odds.

 

#Blackjack

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Blackjack is believed to be the most popular casino game as it is among the easiest table games which offers players very strongwinning odds. In most cases, the casino usually has an edge of less than one percent. In addition, when it comes to Blackjack, your only opponent is the dealer and not expert gambler.

 

#Baccarat

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Baccarat is considered to be one of the oldest games and probably one of the most well-known casino games globally. Generally speaking, Baccarat is not considered a game of skill or strategy but rather it is very much a game of chance. Players have the option to wager against three choices therefore, as a player, you cannot predict the hand, it is purely down to intuition.

 

#Craps

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For beginners, Craps tends to seem complicated but once they get a hang of it, it becomes a fun casino game. As a player, you wager on the potential outcome of the roll of a pair of dice on the table. The beauty about Craps is that it offers a number of different betting options in addition to the fact that it is a fast pacedgame. It offers the player great winning odds provided you follow the few fundamental plays.

 

#Roulette

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Roulette is probably one of the easiest casino games as it is very easy to understand in comparison to the other games. The game involves a player gambling on whether a steel ball being spun over the wheel will stop on a certain color or number. Easy, huh! Your odds of winning become high because you can make multiple bets on each play.

All-in-all, a big part of successful gambling is luck but it also pays to learn how each of these games are played. We trust your next gambling binge will be full of fun and winnings.

These are the top 9 rules for successful gambling

3 months ago Medilol Comments Off on These are the top 9 rules for successful gambling

To be a successful gambler, it is important to understand all the math and odds that are taken into account behind every game. However, in addition to this, discipline with your money is as well a critical component. To be a successful gambler, you must master the art of managing your money and this is determined by your level of self-control. Here are 9 rules that will make you a successful gambler:

#1 You must never borrow money while you are gambling. This is the thing, gambling is about odds, therefore the odds are pretty high that you will lose this money and further plunge yourself into debt. If you run out of money, you better stay out of the game.

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#2 You must never bet with what you cannot afford to lose. The rule of thumb is, bet what you can afford to lose. This basically means that if you want to become a successful gambler, never bet with money you cannot afford to lose. This is a recipe for heartache.

#3 Gambling also requires a budget. As a successful gambler, you need to set a budget and stick to it. Write your limit on your palm (if you are not sweaty), on your wrist, your forehead, anywhere. Once you hit that number, stop and go to bed.

#4 Never carry your ATM card while gambling. ATM machines are pure temptations. Successful gamblers know that ATMsmake it really easy to get financially overextended especially while gambling. You better leave your card at home.

#5 Always put a limit to your playing time. Gambling requires a sharp mind. It helps if you limit your gambling time by always taking a break.

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#6 Never mix alcohol and gambling. As you know, alcohol tends to impair your judgement. Successful gamblers require a sharp mind therefore stay off the alcohol. Save it for the after party.

#7 Learn to quit while you are ahead. The law of gravity states that what goes up must come down. This law is very applicable to gambling in that no matter how much you are winning, you will eventually lose it. No matter the size of the win, learn to quit before you lose it all.

#8 Never play games you don’t understand. Gambling is more about strategy than luck therefore successful gamblers need to be cognizant of their strengths and weaknesses. A big part of this is avoiding putting their money into gamesthey barely understand.

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#9 The day you start lying about your wins or loses is the day you quit gambling. It is very easy for gambling to become an addiction therefore, to be a successful gambler you must know when to reevaluate yourself especially when the gambling starts turning you into a liar.

Do share with us any additional tips you may know.