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How I Beat The Casinos

March 31st, 2010

I know right away that there are those that are going to read the title of this work and immediately go into their tirades about how I don’t know what I am talking about, how I am trying to scam people, and how they are quite certain that there is no way to beat the casinos. Do you know who those people are? I do. They are, simply put, the losers. I am not saying that in a personal sense. I mean it literally. They are the recreational or habitual gamblers. And you must consider this; although they are convinced that there is no way to beat the casinos, they continue to play! Like I said, losers.

I play because I know there is a way to stay ahead of the casinos. Now that makes much more sense, doesn’t it? And for those that argue that there is no way to win, in a sense, they are right. There is no way for them to win. They will continue on with their losing habits and methods and go right on losing, and then tell me that I can’t win. Well I don’t use those same methods and losing behaviors that would cause me to be among the losers. So I let them carry on and I laugh at them. I laugh because I don’t’ have to really convince anyone of anything. I know what I know and those that choose to listen to me will also become winners. Those that do not listen, and those that ridicule me and argue against my methods and ideas, will continue to be losers. With that said, let me give you a little background…

My father was a gambler for as long as I can remember. He was what I would call a habitual gambler. He bet on everything; horses, cards, dice, sports, anything and everything. Of course, he also lost at everything. That is what a habitual gambler does. I want to add here, if just to ease my conscience, that he was a good man, just a bad gambler. Growing up in that environment and with that exposure to the gambling world, it was easy for me to see what made a losing gambler, although it wouldn’t be till much later in life that I actually took note of what I already knew. As luck would have it, our family moved to Las Vegas from upstate New York in 1973. (It is ironic that I use the word “luck” here.) Not a good place for my father to be living! Well, of course, I learned a lot about all of the casino games. My father was more than happy to show me how to play all of them, and he was very good at them, so I learned a lot. And I learned how to lose. I also noticed that most of the gamblers around me were also losing. It didn’t take me too long to realize that I was not going to do well in that town if I continued to gamble, so I decided instead to go into the casino business. I started out as a lowly craps dealer and learned to deal some of the other games along the way, blackjack and roulette.

It didn’t take me too long to move up in the ranks and become a boxman, floorman, pit boss, and eventually assistant shift manager. So, what I saw, for 10 years running, was that people gambled and lost money. I saw it every day. Of course by this time, I knew all about the house advantage, about all of the odds in all of the games, and I became an expert in casino gambling. It got to where I could spot a card counter as soon as they walked in the place. I was good. What I did differently than most of my co-workers in the pit is that I not only watched, but I studied. I studied what makes a loser and what makes a winner. I have to say though that I saw very few winners. And I also noticed that the winners were never as conspicuous as the losers. That actually became a very interesting point. The winners were rarely around long enough for you to really notice them and they were quiet and deliberate. I have to say that in all of my time in the pit, I saw maybe ten of this rare breed of gambler, the winner. They are tough to spot. Most people would not even notice them.

Needless to say, I started keeping mental notes of what I was seeing and started to formulate what would become my “Betting For Profit” method. I did not want to call it “a system” because systems simply do not work. In my time in the casinos, I probably saw every system there is, in every game. There were the roulette players with the little note pads, scribbling down numbers furiously after every roll, the card counters in blackjack, the dice-setters in craps. Do you know what we did when we saw a system player? We laughed! Casinos love system players. Let me say this right now and get it over with. Anyone that tries to convince you that they have a winning system in any of the games is scamming you, or is simply delusional. I see, especially on the internet, numerous “systems” to beat roulette, blackjack, craps, etc… They are all useless. Even card counting in blackjack is highly overrated. I know, I have tried it and it is not only overrated but a lot of work! And the advantages of card counting are completely nullified by frequent shuffling, which is exactly how we used to deal with them. Take it from one who truly knows from experience, and that has the knowledge to make the call, “Systems do not work, period.” They are for the losers.

So how then, do I get off telling you that I beat the casinos? Well, remember, I studied what makes a winner, as well as a loser. What I came to notice was that there were certain behavioral patterns peculiar to each of these groups. There were issues concerning discipline, control, and emotion. Poker players will know what I am talking about. At least the good poker players will. It wasn’t too long before I had to try out what I now knew with some real live play. In a matter of weeks, I was way ahead of the game. I mostly played blackjack but I occasionally wandered over to the craps table. I even tried a few frivolous plays at roulette. I wanted to see if my methods would work there, and they did. In the years that followed, I began to realize a steady income from casino gambling. Now mind you, I am not claiming that I never had a losing day. If you gamble, you have losing days. I noticed that there is one ad on the internet that claims a system that never has a losing day. Buyer beware! Impossible! I would never make that claim. What my method accomplished though, was to keep my losses at a minimum and my winnings at a maximum.

That is really simplifying, but in essence it is accurate. My running total at the end of every month was a positive one and showed profit. That is what I mean when I say I beat the casinos. I had learned the secrets. I could count on that income every month from gambling. I can’t reveal too much here because of the fact that I now sell my “Betting For Profit” on the internet. It is a small e-book full of my secrets, methods, and ideas to make every reader a winner. The casinos do not want you to know this stuff! You see, the casinos depend on, and capitalize on the play of the recreational and habitual gambler. I teach you how to not be one of those players. The greed and other negative human emotions involved with that kind of play is what the casinos depend on. That is what makes losers. The casinos gladly ply you with free alcohol. I will reveal here that staying away from alcohol while you are gambling to win is one of my “Seven Cardinal Rules Of Gambling” within my “Betting For Profit” e-book. Everything in the casino is designed for the casino to win your money. My method is designed for the player to win. I can’t make it any clearer than that.

One last word, and that word is “LUCK.” Regardless of what anyone says or thinks, luck will always play a part in gambling. The player, and to some extent, the casino, will always be affected by luck. Luck is what caused me to have winning and losing days. It was luck that caused our shift on graveyard at the Pioneer Club to sometimes have a losing night. Of course, that was a rarity but it happened. My method uses luck, both good and bad, to keep you a winner. I am not saying that you should not be a skillful player. It is of vast importance to be a good, smart, educated player, no matter what game you are playing. Know the rules and have a good knowledge of basic strategy. And then hope that luck is with you. It will be sometimes, and sometimes not. I teach you how to capitalize on those winning streaks and to recognize when luck is not with you. And I show you what to do in each case. If you follow my methods, you will be a winner. For those of you that will argue these points, I say, “Go ahead.” You will remain losers with the loser’s mentality. But of course, you will all continue to play.

Yes, I beat the casinos and still continue to do so, when I play. I don’t play much anymore though. I find that it is much easier, and quieter, to sell my methods instead. I don’t much care for casinos. I guess I just spent too much time in them. Besides, it is just as rewarding for me to hear all of the success stories from my very satisfied readers. You can read some of their testimonials on my Website.

I know that with the advent of on-line casinos there are more people gambling now than ever before. My methods are totally adaptable to the on-line casinos. You just won’t have to deal with the noise and a surly dealer, but you also will not have the pretty cocktail waitress bringing you drinks (no alcohol!). There are both advantages and disadvantages to on-line play, as opposed to live play. But rest assured my methods are just as valid on-line. Use the same principles and ideas in “Betting For Profit” and you will stay ahead. Good luck to all!

Tony Mancuso – http://www.NousBleux.com/bettingforprofit.html

he is a 10-year veteran of Las Vegas casinos and now resides in upstate NY

Blackjack Card Counting- An Easy & Simple Method For Profits

March 31st, 2010

Enclosed you will find a simple, easy way to card count which you can learn in 10 minutes and you will soon be playing with a positive edge against the casino and piling up big profits.

It has been proven mathematically that certain cards are favorable to the player and others are favorable to the dealer in the game of blackjack.

Blackjack card counting getting the odds in your favor

By looking at the cards have been played, you know statistically what cards are left are left to be played, and this dictates how the player should play his hand.

For example, if more cards are left in favor of the player it is time to increase bet size while the odds are in your favor to have a chance of winning more.

Of course, if the cards favor the dealer it is time to decrease bet size.

Card counting in blackjack gives the player advantage of playing with a positive edge against the casino and that is why it is so popular.

Card Counting 2 important points

Let’s look at two important facts in relation to card counting that are often misunderstood by novice players

1. Card counters do not memorize every single card that they have seen dealt out of a deck.

2. Card counting also does not allow a player to predict what card will be dealt out the deck next.

It relies probability theory that simply determines the odds of certain cards coming out of the deck. It’s in probabilities not certainties.

With the above two points you need to keep in mind that you will need to play for a long time for the odds and probabilities to even themselves out.

Another thing to keep in mind is that there is no evidence that complicated card counting strategies are more effective than simple ones.

Complexity and profit are not linked and many simple methods are far better than complicated ones!

Blackjack card counting made easy

There are many different methods of card counting and here we are going focus on one that makes blackjack card easy and simple.

Before you start to do card counting, you need to know blackjack basic strategy.

Basic strategy

All card counting systems are based upon basic strategy so you need to learn it, it’s quick and simple to learn and there are plenty of free strategy cards available on the net for easy reference

It provides the best way to play following on from the hands that have already been dealt. For those who don’t want to rely on memory, pre printed charts are available. Basic strategy lets you play at just under even odds with the casino.

Card counting when done correctly allows you to have the odds in your favor

Blackjack card counting an easy and simple method

The method below is easy to learn and puts very little strain on your memory, nor does it require complex mathematical calculations

In blackjack, a deck full of face cards is an advantage to the player and one with few face cards is advantageous to the dealer

Watch the cards coming out of the deck.

For example, if you are playing a multiple deck, and after a few hands, you observe that very few face cards or aces were played, then you have a situation where the next hand may be good for you the player, and you should increase your size

Look for Extremes

The absence or predominance of exposed high cards is easily noticeable by any player and you need to look for extremes and use this to increase or decrease your bet size

You will play many hands where the mix of face cards and low value cards are relatively evenly spread.

As soon as you see an absence of exposed high value cards, you should increase bet size.

This is because the odds of a face card being dealt are now also increased which favor of you the player.

The perfect introduction to card counting

Although simple this method can be practiced by anyone quickly and will give you an edge against the casino and the opportunity to make consistent profits.

By all means move on to other more complicated systems if you wish, but this method of blackjack card counting is quick simple and easy to apply.

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Blackjack for Beginners

March 30th, 2010

Blackjack‘ is one of the oldest games played in United States of America. Generally it is believed that the game got its name from the manner in which it is played. When a player had a jack along with an ace of spade in the first hand, the player was paid extra money. So, in this game the black spades are as crucial as jacks. From this it was termed as ‘Blackjack‘. The origination of the game can be traced back to world war I, when the game was quite popular among the troops since it had the benefit to be played at any time and anywhere. Now the game has entered all the casinos and has a huge fan following. Blackjack beat Faro is largely adored and played in the casinos of Las Vegas and Reno.

The Game-

This game is played by more than a few players on a horseshoe kind of table. The base player is the one who is at the end to the dealer’s right. The initial step will be the shuffling of the cards by the dealer. Later you are supposed to cut the cards with a card sized piece of plastic by sliding it between the deck of cards. The dealer will lift the cards above the plastic along with the plastic to place them below the deck. A cautious eye at the placement activity of dealer will be helpful in the game. Next, the top card is set aside by the dealer in order to avoid any kind of cheating in the game. This is known as the burning of the card. This is followed by the dealer’s putting a colored card at about the third way from the bottom of the deck and placement of another card at the last place i.e. at the bottom of the deck.

If the table is full, it signifies an already commenced game. You ask for the chips to play the game and make a bet, which should match at least the minimum bet for the game. Its at the player’s discretion to decide if he wants to with big or small bets and the table accordingly. The dealer deals each player a card face up. The final card that the dealer receives is face down and is known as the ‘hole card’. Then each player is given a face up card as his second card. The value of this second card is the measure to decide whether to take further cards or not. After all players complete their hands ultimately the dealer selects the dealer card for completing the dealer’s hand.

The winner-

The person who is crowned as the winner is the one who has a higher total than the dealer without braking 21. In other words, he comes closest to 21 without exceeding or lagging behind too much. The stand off situation is that when the player and the dealer have the same total and so there is no winner and so no loser.

When you bet, keep this strategy in mind that you have to get 21 on your first two cards. There are various pay off ratios like 2:3 etc. at different casinos. Similarly there are other features attached to the betting process like ‘insurance’ etc. It is advisable to have a prior knowledge of the rules of the game and its betting strategies.

Move into and explore the world of Blackjack…only as game for fun and not as an addiction.

Suresh Gupta writes about blackjack [http://www.how2winatblackjack.com] topics.

Shuffle Master Live Casino Brings More To The Table

March 30th, 2010

As one of the leading gambling companies in the industry, it was only a matter of time that Shuffle Master’s exciting products would find their way online. Shuffle Master, founded in 1982, trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market and has a worldwide reputation for solid and innovative games. Players can now enjoy access to a large number of this company’s specialty table games thanks to the creation of Shuffle Master Live Online Casino. The site is owned and managed by Guardian Gaming, which received a game content license from Shuffle Master to bring its game content and technology online.

Safety and Security

Shuffle Master Live is a fully licensed online casino, and is regulated by the Lotteries & Gaming Authority of Malta. In addition, the site has taken all the necessary steps to ensure a safe a secure gambling environment for its players, using the latest technology such as high-end encryption methods and the last word in Firewall products. An independent third party auditing firm – the Vancouver-based Technical Systems Testing (TST), regularly tests the casino’s game and software.

Customer Service

Besides issues of safety and security, Shuffle Master Live places great emphasis on customer satisfaction. The site has a comprehensive FAQ section that provides answers to most queries and its help team can be contacted by email for prompt and efficient service.

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Shuffle Master Live Casino

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Arizona Casinos

March 30th, 2010

Arizona casinos are located in the “valley of the sun,” in the Southwestern part of the United States. Arizona is known for its climate and magnificent scenery; from the desert to the mountains, the landscape is as varied as it is beautiful. The population of Arizona is over 5,000,000, and the capital and largest city is Phoenix, with a population of over 1,400,000.

Arizona casinos were legalized on Indian or Native American reservations in the 1990′s, and tribes are given “slot allotments” for the number of slot machines allowed in each casino. There are 15 cities, with Arizona casinos, run by various Indian tribes. The minimum age for gambling at Arizona casinos is 21, and the majority of these casinos are open for 24 hours. Harrah’s Phoenix Ak-Chin Casino Resort, in Maricopa, is open 24 hours and has 40,000 square feet of gambling space, with 950 slots, and eight table games. Casino Arizona, in Scottsdale, is open 24 hours, with 30,000 square feet, 500 slots, and 36 table games; and the Paradise Casino, in Yuma, has 30,000 square feet, 750 slots, and 15 table games.

The largest of the Arizona casinos, Casino Del Sol, is located in Tucson and is open 24 hours. This 240,000 square foot casino has 1,000 slots, 20 table games, and six restaurants. Another one of the larger Arizona casinos is the Desert Diamond Casino in Sahurita, with 185,000 square feet of gambling area, 498 slots, 15 table games, and four restaurants. The Desert Diamond Casino is open Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and 24 hours on Saturday and Sunday. There are several other large Arizona casinos, including the Cliff Castle Casino in Camp Verde, with 140,000 square feet, 575 slots, and ten table games; and the Gila River Casino – Vee Quiva in Laveen, with 89,000 square feet, 675 slots, and ten table games.

In addition, the Blue Water Resort and Casino on the Colorado River in Parker, Arizona, offers blackjack and poker, as well as slots, bingo, and keno. One of the most popular Arizona casinos is the Fort McDowell Casino in Fountain Hills, with daily no-limit poker tournaments, 24-hour tableside food service, and the highest poker jackpots in Arizona. Some of the smaller Arizona casinos include the Yavapi in Prescott, with 6,000 square feet, 250 slots, and eight table games; and the Spirit Mountain Casino in Mojave, with 9,500 square feet and 260 slots.

Arizona casinos offer great entertainment and non-stop gambling in true Las Vegas style.

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