by Frank Scoblete
list 16 Gambling FAQ, frequently
asked Questions with Answers in this lesson.
This list was
compiled based on gambling questions asked whenever I give
talks about casino gambling.
This list of Gambling FAQ is in
no particular order of
All value judgments
beat the casinos?
Yes, a person can really beat the
casinos -- if that person
plays the right games the right ways. Unfortunately, most people won’t
person who beats the casinos because most people play games that give
casino the edge.
You can -- with expert play -- beat the
blackjack, video poker, and regular poker. Here I am saying that you
actually beat the math
of the game
and get the edge.
Gambling FAQ 2.
mathematical edge can you get on these games?
card counter at blackjack playing games with good
penetration and good rules can get between a 0.5 percent and a 1.5
edge. I’d guess most card counters are playing with a one percent edge.
single-deck players are probably closer to the 1.5
percent, while good shoe players are probably closer to the 0.5
percent. A lot
of the percentage advantage that a card counter has depends on how much
he can get on the table when the game favors him.
full pay or more-than-full pay video poker
machines you can probably play even with the house to realizing about a
percent edge on some machines.
On regular poker, it is much
harder to estimate an advantage
but some people can and do make a living playing poker.
dice controller can probably get a 5 percent to 10
percent edge when he shoots. That edge will be reduced if he plays the
shooters, which he must to do be allowed to shoot in the first place.
Craps first, blackjack second.
Gambling FAQ 4. What are
Any game that gives the casino a
huge edge over the player
So the Big Wheel and Sic Bo are out. I also don’t
playing Caribbean Stud -- too many frustrating hands and a pretty high
edge to boot.
I am also not a video poker lover -- even though
some of the
best games in the casino are video poker. I spend a
tremendous amount of
time in front of my computer screen so that when I go to a
casino I want to play games where I get to see people in
5. Which games
the most money for the casinos?
The most overall
money is made from slots, followed by
blackjack, with craps and roulette right behind. More people play those
than any others. However, there is another way to figure what the
and that is on a per game per $100 bet ratio. This is called the win
are the some real-world
the various games in both Atlantic
and Las Vegas.
Note: Gambling FAQ lesson reports that online gambling
results may vary.
percent means that for every $100 bet, the casino kept
Remember that the casino win rate is really
the player loss
Gambling FAQ 6.
How much money
should you bring to a casino for gambling?
Let It Ride
Pai Gow Poker
money to last you for the amount of time
you want to play. As a rule of thumb for every session of blackjack
least 40 times your bet. If you are a $5 bettor, then have
craps, always have 10 times your bet spread. If you are up on three
the height of your betting, then have 10 times the amount of the three
wagers. In roulette and all other games, use the blackjack
enough money to play all the sessions you plan to play.
bettor in blackjack who wants to play six sessions in two days should
Never use a win -- or any leftover money -- from one
session in another
session. Put it away. This will almost guarantee that you
will go home with
some of the highest win percentages for the players?
you lay against the four or 10 in craps, you have 66
percent win ratio while laying the five or nine has a 60 percent win
course, you have to put up more money than the bet is worth, so you
lose even with this win rate.
In baccarat, the bank wins
about 50.5 percent of
the time if you exclude ties. So you will actually win more than half
if you play this proposition exclusively at baccarat. That’s why the
takes a commission from the winning gambling bets. The pass
craps has a 49.3
percent player win ratio. Blackjack has around a 48 percent
win rate if we
The even-money bets at roulette (red/black,
have a 47.4 percent player win ratio.
Gambling FAQ 8.
probability of the same number coming up four times in a row in
Once in 2,085,136 spins.
of a Royal Flush in video poker?
Around 40,000 to
Gambling FAQ 10.
of a royal flush in Caribbean
In a five-card hand, the
odds are 649,739 to one to get a
royal flush. These are the same odds for Let It Ride, as
of getting a blackjack?
About 20 to one.
Gambling FAQ 12.
gambling skills do
you need to play poker?
First, you have to realize
that even though you are
competing against other people, you not only have to overcome them but
to overcome the house rake on the pots.
Poker requires two
skills: a killer
instinct and knowledge, whether intuitive or actual, of the
inherent in the hand you’re working on.
Most people can
learn the latter
information with study and practice, but very few have the goods in the
Like a fighter who is
technically perfect but just
can’t “pull the trigger” in a real fight, most poker players just don’t
the full array of talents needed to be pros or even winning players.
Spanish 21 a
Yes. If you use the new Armada basic
strategy, you can
reduce the house edge to 0.82 percent. If you use the Armada ruse, you
a slight “monetary” advantage over the house, as well.
if you use the
basic strategy for traditional blackjack, the game will bury you as
a house edge of 3% or more.
People who play
Spanish 21 say it is a
much more exciting version of blackjack gambling than the
Gambling FAQ 14.
the time does the dealer qualify in Caribbean
The dealer will qualify approximately 56.32
percent of the
time. That’s what makes the game so frustrating -- you have a good hand
dealer doesn’t qualify!
Poker. What is the best gambling strategy?
six or better. Don’t make the Pairs Plus
Gambling FAQ 16.
casino gambling should be allowed everywhere?
The more competition between casinos, the better it is
for the players. The only problem with the spread of gambling is with
gamblers. But that’s always the way, isn’t it?
The few who
can’t handle something make it difficult for the
rest of us to be able to enjoy that something.
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