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Blackjack Payout Changes at Two Las Vegas Casinos Comments Off on Blackjack Payout Changes at Two Las Vegas Casinos

Posted on August 14, 2014 by Kimberly Goshterson


Blackjack payoutTwo Las Vegas casinos have decided to enact a few subtle changes to their blackjack payout rules. These casinos are the Venetian and the Palazzo, both famous for attracting blackjack players from around the world. Here is a brief overview of regular blackjack payout rules and the changes made by these casinos.

Regular Payout Rules:

In blackjack, the objective is to get to 21 as quickly as possible. If the player gets there before the dealer, they win. If either the player or the dealer gets more than 21, the other party wins. In regular blackjack circumstances, the player gets a one to one payout. For example, if you bet a $100 chip and you win, you are left with two $100 chips.

The rule change is for players who get a natural blackjack. This means that their first two cards are a 10 and A. This adds up to 21, which is a blackjack. Under regular rules, players get a 3/2 payout when they win in this manner. So if they had $100 bet on the hand, they win $150. However, these two casinos have changed the circumstances to a 6/5 payout. Thus, a player betting $100 and winning through a natural blackjack would only win $120.

Hurting Blackjack Players:

This rule change will hurt the bottom line for blackjack players, while adding to casino profits. By paying out at 6/5 instead of 3/2 on natural blackjacks, casinos will save a lot of money. A natural blackjack may seem rare, but it is actually a common occurrence. One out of every 20 hands will result in a natural blackjack.

Casinos have a house edge at blackjack regardless of these rule changes. Typically, there is a 0.4% house edge when playing against a player who uses flawless blackjack techniques. By employing the 6/5 payout method for natural blackjacks, the edge increases to 1.7%. Despite the rule change being downplayed by the Venetian and Palazzo, this is a dramatic shift of the odds in favor of casinos.

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Chinese Blackjack Players Plan Australian Get-Aways As Development of Crown Casino Continues Comments Off on Chinese Blackjack Players Plan Australian Get-Aways As Development of Crown Casino Continues

Posted on June 13, 2014 by Kimberly Goshterson


Blackjack playersAll year long casino lovers and whales have been keeping an eye on some big names which have been in the process of developing new casinos. While there are several casino and resort locations opening up in the next few years throughout the world, one of the biggest and most highly anticipated is the Queensland based Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex.

Part of the reason this resort is being so heavily anticipated is the scenic location in what many across the globe view as an exciting vacation destination. With its location on gorgeous river front property, the casino holds an aesthetic value that others in more land-locked locations such as Las Vegas, USA cannot.

While the beauty of the location is one element going for it, a room with a view does not a great casino make. The real element that it has going for it is the range of games and intensity of stakes it will offer. With blackjack games for everyone from the novice player looking for a fun story to tell about a vacation, to high-bidding whales, the casino is going to cater to tastes and nerves of every caliber. With the resort side providing an element of high-class escape from the rest of the world, it’s sure to bring in long-term visitors, as well.

As the news has continued to cover the developments of the Crown Casino, it has already made quite a name for itself. It’s not only consistently listed as one of the top – if not the top – gaming location to watch, but it’s also started what many people believe will be a catching trend of casino licensing in Queensland, Australia. Because it is currently one of the few high-end resort and casino locations of its kind in Queensland, it has created a bit of a monopoly on gambling in Australia, particularly in that area. With more and more people watching it, the government is expected to issue licenses to new and similar establishments. And as that continues to happen, the already increased bookings of flights to Australia is expected to climb even higher. At the end of the day, it seems that the popularity of the Crown Casino might just have provided Australia with an important key to its potential for economic success!

The Etiquette of Blackjack Comments Off on The Etiquette of Blackjack

Posted on November 19, 2013 by Kimberly Goshterson


BlackjackYou may think that blackjack is a one-on-one game, just you against the dealer. That only applies when it is just the two of you at the table.

If you approach an active table and sit down, most often the other players will expect a certain conduct from you. As a beginner, you undoubtedly will hear groans and grumbles if you make decisions based on instinct in lieu of the so-called steadfast rules of the game.

In addition, if you take the last seat on the right, you become the anchor of the table. This is a strategic position, and the other players will expect you to behave accordingly. It is wise to know a bit about the game before you take any seat at the table, particularly the anchor position.

Blackjack is a casino game unlike roulette or slots where you can increase your odds by following a strategy. The playing tactics stem around the rule that dealers must hit if they hold 16 or less.

The three main plays are splits, double-downs, and regular hits or stands.

A few quick and dirty tips to follow are:

• Always split aces and eights.
• Never split fours, fives, or tens.
• Dealer’s card is seven up to a King; you hit up until 17.
• Dealer’s card is four, five, or six; you hit until 12, and double down on 9, 10, and 11.
• Dealer’s card is a three; you hit until 13 and double down on 9, 10, and 11.
• Dealer’s card is a two; you hit until 13, but do not risk a double down.

The game is more complicated than this, but by following this simple set of rules, you are most likely going to stay in good standing with the other players at the table. If you play a few games and find you love the excitement of blackjack, you may want to dive deeper into strategic waters by reading a book or studying some charts.

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New Gambling eBook for Blackjack Players Comments Off on New Gambling eBook for Blackjack Players

Posted on October 14, 2013 by Kimberly Goshterson

Casino UK, a favourite venue for gamblers and casual casino players, announces a brand new gambling eBook. “Blackjack: From Start to Strategy” is a comprehensive guide to the popular casino game, and patrons can download it for free on the casino website.

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Blackjack may well be the most popular casino game in the world. Eighteenth-century gamblers called the game “vingt-en-un,” a French word for “twenty one.” That name is still widely used in casinos today.

“Everyone loves blackjack. The basic game strategy covers all eventualities of play,” said Connor Reeves, the Casino UK ambassador. “This is what makes blackjack such an appealing casino game,” he explained.

“Blackjack: From Start to Strategy” is a good way to learn how to play and win at blackjack. The free eBook explains every aspect of the game including the table, dealer, jargon, hit or stand, basic strategy and more. It also introduces the reader to several blackjack greats.

Casino UK patrons can visit to download “Blackjack: From Start to Strategy.” A simple share to Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn will activate the free download.

Casino UK is a proud member of Vegas Partner Lounge, a group of online casinos authorized by the Lotteries and Gaming Authority of Malta.

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Blackjack Money Management Comments Off on Blackjack Money Management

Posted on October 04, 2013 by Kimberly Goshterson


blackjackWhen playing Blackjack, money management is at a premium. This needs to be done for two reasons, the first of which is that you simply need to manage your own finances so that you never bet more than you can afford to lose. The second reason is that you have to manage your gambling money appropriately, giving yourself the best chance to win and allowing you to stay in the game longer. The following tips will help you.

Never Bet It All

Throwing down all of your money on a single hand can be an attractive, high-reward idea, but it comes with far too much risk. Sure, you could win a lot, but you could lose it all in seconds. Never bet it all at once, no matter how confident you feel that you will win.

Do Not Double Losing Bets

Some people like to double up their bets when they lose. They want to make back what they just lost and take in more. This sounds nice from the outside since you can get your money back, but the truth is that you are much more likely to lose again. Even small starting bets, when doubled two or three times, can create huge losses.

Tips for Blackjack Money Management

If your hands are hot and you are winning, add 50% to your bet after a second win. For example, if you bet $10 twice in a row and won them both, bet $15 the next time. This way, you can maximize your winnings while you are hot and then drop back to the table minimum, minimizing your losses, when your hands go cold.

Break Even and Set Aside the Money

If you start with $100, make your initial goal to win $100, doubling your money. If you do, rather than playing with the $200, put the first $100 back in your wallet and start over with the new $100. You are now playing with the house money. If you win, you can earn a lot; if you lose, you are not really losing anything.

Stick to Your Loss Limits

If you tell yourself that you are going to quit if you lose $100, make sure that you do it. Set a limit before you play and stick to it. This keeps you from panicking as things go south and losing far more than you intended to lose.


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