Can You Win at Blackjack Without Card Counting?

 

One of the most popular casino games in the world, blackjack is played by millions of people who all hope to win big at the table. However, the house has a slight advantage over players in every hand that is played. This means that the more you play, the more you might be losing. In order to overcome these odds, a lot of players like to learn various card counting strategies. They believe this is the only way to tip the odds in their favor.

There are hundreds of successful blackjack card counters who probably make a living by drifting from casino to casino, winning big at a few games, and never coming back. However, experts believe that this is not the only way to be successful. They claim that you can win consistently at blackjack without resorting to illegal and unethical card counting strategies.

You Do NOT Need to Card Count –

Leon Dubey, a famous blackjack player from the 1980s, is one of the most prominent voices against card counting in blackjack. He published a book where he talked about different ways to be successful at the game. None involved counting cards.

His method of being successful at blackjack can be labelled “situational awareness”. The idea behind his system is that you do not need to keep a mathematical track of the cards that have been dealt in previous hands. Instead, a player must simply be aware of the game’s situation and bet accordingly.

He claims that clever blackjack players can use the outcomes of the previous one or two hands to predict what will happen in the next hand. This is not an exact science, but it has been proven to work in the past.Win at blackjack

For example, if a non ace pair shows up and is split by the dealer, the player should have higher expectations of winning. In contrast, if there is an ace split those expectations should drop. In addition, hands that involve four cards or more (for either the dealer or player) are followed by a hand where the player has a higher chance of winning.

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Craps: Safe No-Strategy-Required Bets for Beginners and Avid Gamblers Alike

At a casino you’re going to have a lot of options that you can choose from. They truly are like adult playgrounds or arcades, with a plethora of attractive and fun looking games to choose from, some of which will provide more of a thrill and some of which will provide a safer game. Although craps really is a game of chance, with no real strategy or skill involved in the game play itself, it’s one that can provide some of the best odds in the house without requiring an extensive system of card-counting, bet-counting, or strategizing in a way that has you scraping to remember your high school algebra classes.

Craps is a game that does offer the potential for thrills and chills if you choose to bet large sums of money on the high-pay-out spaces. And it’s certainly a table and game that generates a great deal of fun because of this element. It’s also one, however, that provides two relatively low-risk alternatives for betting which lower the house odds to less than 1.5%. These two betting options, as most are aware, are the pass bet and the “don’t pass bet”.

These two betting lines offer some of the best odds you’ll get in the house. The “don’t pass bet” is the one that provides the lowest risk possible in a game of craps, at 1.36%. There are many advantages to placing your bets on the don’t pass bet, including the even money pay-out. Unlike with the pass bet, the “don’t pass bet” offers a lower risk because of the establishment of the 12-point push on the out roll. The push is certainly a better option than the resulting loss that is designated on an out roll of 12 with the pass bet.Craps No Strategy Betting

It’s often recommended that newcomers to the world of casinos place their bets on the pass bet line at the beginning of their gaming endeavors. While it’s slightly more risky, it’s also one which provides a better payoff. And the extra 0.04% risk is often something people are willing to undertake.

At the end of the day these two bets at the craps tables (and craps tables in general) are really kind of the equalizers of casinos. Novices can play with old “pros,” no strategy is required, and there’s plenty of fun to be had by all.

Spotted: Celebrities Partying In Vegas

Did you know that Vegas advertises itself as The Entertainment Capital of the World? Not without good reason we say! The city throws some of the most lavish parties in the world and is a massive celebrity hot-spot.

 

Khloe and Shaquille O’Neal in Vegas

Spotted during the first week of July were former NBA star and four-time champion Shaquille O’Neal, as well as reality star Khloe Kardashian. Now, celebrating birthdays in Vegas is a ritual for the Kardashian sisters.

O’Neal hung out at the Azure Pool at the Palazzo late into the afternoon and then headed to the Chateau Nightclub at Paris Las Vegas for a night of partying. The younger Kardashian was spotted at the TAO Nightclub and the Asian Bistro at Venetian Hotel, toasting to her 30th birthday with her new man French Montana.

Fancy some star gazing yourself?

If you do, head to Las Vegas! It’s the place that let’s brag about moving and shaking in the same club as your favourite celebrity. Vegas is the party destination of the Who’s Who in the world, and not just the Hollywood glitterati!

Right from George Clooney and Lady Gaga to Bill Clinton and Prince Harry, celebrities love the Sin City and you can spot them if you’re at the right place at the right time. Here are 10 places that you must include in your itinerary:

  •  1OAK at The Mirage
  •  Haze at Aria
  •  Andrea’s at Encore Las Vegas
  •  Body English at Hard Rock Hotel
  •  Lavo at The Palazzo
  •  Wet Republic at MGM Grand Resort
  •  Hakkasan at MGM Grand
  •  XS at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas
  •  Chateau Nightclub at Paris Las Vegas
  •  Marquee Nightclub and Dayclub at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

 

So wear your favourite brands, put on your party hat and hit the town, prepared to impress your favourite celebrities as you party where they do.

2014 Beijing Millions Tournament Scores Major Sponsor

 

International online poker site, Pokerstars.net, has signed on to sponsor one of the biggest poker tournament events ever played on mainland China. The 2014 Beijing Millions will also be the first Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) event to be held in the country. The event is scheduled to be played from July 18-27 at the beautiful Beijing Star Poker Club located in the Choa Yang District of central Beijing.

Pokerstars.net
As part of their financial commitment to the tournament, Pokerstars.net has agreed to provide a tournament director and other tournament officials to oversee the event. As the game of poker gains popularity throughout the country, tournaments organizers are pulling out all the stops in order to assure this wonderful event goes off without a hitch. Pokerstars.net is a veteran sponsor of major events throughout the world, and they should prove to be a valuable asset.

Poker in China
The tournament is being organized by Beijing AoBoTe Sports Culture-Transmitting Company Limited (AoBoTe). AoBoTe is making a huge commitment to the game of poker throughout China and other parts of Asia. The Beijing Millions offers China the opportunity to become a popular poker destination for international players from around the world. As part of a future commitment to the APPT, many further events are in the works.

The Beijing Millions
While some details regarding the tournament’s format are yet to be released, a bit of information has been disclosed to the public. The inaugural Beijing Millions will have a ¥3,000 buy-in (~US$500). Officials have stated that they plan to use the popular Macau Millions event as a model for their own tournament. Local poker pros expected to participate include Raymond Wu, Celina Lin and Bryan Huang as well as Jian Yang, reigning Asia Player of the Year. They figure to be joined by superstars from the U.S., Europe, Macau and Hong Kong.