Gambling Takes Patience

Gambling can be a fun and exciting form of entertainment, and you can win some real money. The most important thing to remember about gambling is that it is a game of chance, and the odds favor the house, that is how the hotels in Vegas can afford to spend so much money on crazy stuff like scale models of the Eiffel tower. So, don’t gamble what you cannot afford to lose. That being said, there are gaming strategies that can give you an edge, make you more likely to win, and if nothing else make your casino dollars last a lot longer.

There is no surefire way to beat the house, if there was, the casinos would quickly change the rules or else go broke. All games favor the house, but sometimes the margins are slim. In time, the house will take in more than it pays out, but you have the opportunity to walk out with some winnings.

One of the biggest keys is patience. If you sit down, bet all your money on one hand and lose, that’s it. Start by figuring out your bankroll. This is how much money you can afford to lose, and this is how you should think of it. If you are going on a casino vacation, just think of it as money you are spending on entertainment. Whatever your bankroll is, you should bet around 1% of it per bet. So if you have $500 to play with, you should be playing no more than $5 per hand. If you are playing slot machines (which is really not a good idea, because your odds of winning are low), you should play even less per bet.

Blackjack is one card game that has slim margins for the house. If you are playing blackjack, use something called basic blackjack strategy. You can find it online by doing a Google search. It is a way to play the game so that your odds of winning are very close to 50%.

There are some basic betting systems. One is to increase your bet with each loss, so that you cover your last loss. If you start with a $1 bet and lose, your next bet is $2 and then $4, and the $8. When you win, you go back to $1. Using this strategy, you will cover your loses. The problem with this strategy is that if you have a losing streak, you may not have enough to double your bet or you may hit a table limit, so at some point you may have to cut your loss.

A second betting system, is based on the theory that wins come in streaks, so if you bet $1 and win, bet $2 on your next hand and $3 on your next and so on… If you get to $5 and win, go back to $1 bets. If you lose, go back to $1 bets. Over time, you will hopefully benefit from a few streaks and come out ahead.

Of course, know when to walk away when you are up, because of you don’t you will ultimately give all your winnings back. You can practice your betting system, at home with computer casino games, or just by flipping a coin and betting on the outcome. Good luck!

Grand Borgata Casino At Atlantic City

Gambling is a big business, but it’s not always a welcome one. Due to bans on gambling, other than small casinos on Indian land throughout the US, there aren’t really any serious gambling centers except for three. Two of them are Connecticut, which hosts Foxwoods Casino and Mohegan Sun, Nevada, which is, of course, home to Las Vegas, the US gambling center and, arguably, the world’s gambling center. The third is, of course, New Jersey, home to Atlantic City.

Atlantic City has always been a great place for tourists. The boardwalk and the marina area, as well as the cool weather, have always been a draw. When casinos started to be build in Atlantic City, though, tourism rates increased by leaps and bounds.

The Borgata:

The latest of the many Atlantic City casinos is called the Borgata. It was first opened in 2003 and, as the newest Atlantic City casino, it quickly gained a massive fan club. Even in the short time it has been open, it has already been renovated and expanded twice to better accommodate the hordes of gamblers who travel to it each year. The first time was in 2005 and the second was in 2008.

Hotel Rooms at the Borgata:

Another great thing about the Borgata is the décor. The hotel area is done up with a wonderful Tuscany design and there are many different room types to choose from. They include the classic, opus, piatto and fiore designs. So, there’s a room for anyone’s needs and tastes.

Borgata Gambling:

Then there’s the Borgata gambling scene, which is, after all, the main reason that most people come to the casino. Comfort while playing is a prime concern. Many of the over 4,100 slot machines feature comfy, plush seating. So, you can play for as long as you like without fear of being stiff or sore.

Of course, the casino features more than just slot machines. There are also over 200 gaming tables where players of all skill levels can enjoy various game. Blackjack is just one of those games.

Poker at the Borgata:

There are also around 85 poker tables at the Borgata. That’s more than most other casinos. Many of them are for Texas Holdem games at various stakes levels. There are other poker versions played there as well, though. Not only that, but World Poker Tours and other major tournaments are held at the Borgata on a fairly regular basis.

Dining and Shopping at the Borgata:

Finally, there’s dining and shopping to think about. The Borgata houses over a dozen restaurants. They range from Italian to Asian to American and almost everything in between. So, guests can easily find foods that they love at the Bobby Flay Steakhouse and other restaurants. There are also many shopping boutiques in the Borgata, including the Whims, Carina, and Borgata Collection. So, between those and the other attractions, like shows and spas, it’s clear that the Borgata is a great place to go for any vacationer, especially a gambler.

How To Win At The Casino

The only guarantee you can have betting is that is that you won’t lose the farm if you gamble intelligently. The most critical aspect of gambling is to acquire a basic understanding of the game which you are playing. With a little knowledge and a lot of patience, you could take your next trip to Las Vegas for free.

The first principle that you need to understand is that when you gamble you probably will lose. Gambling isn’t investing, although with the condition Wall Street is in, it might be safer. If you are not willing to throw your money in the trash can and walk away, you probably shouldn’t gamble. With that being said, you can still enjoy gambling and increase your chance of coming out ahead.
The second concept that you need to understand is that the odds are always in favor of the house. Not only that, but the odds are always weighted in the casino’s advantage. An example of this is betting on boxcars (two sixes) in craps. The odds in most casinos are 30:1 but the real odds are 36:1, so you are not getting paid what the wager is worth even if you win.

Before you decide on what games you want to learn, you need to know which games to avoid. Firstly, you need to know what “house advantage” means. Simply stated, the house advantage is average percentage of money that the casino will win regardless of the outcome of the wagering. A 10% house advantage in a game means that, on average, if you made had $100 and made 20 bets of $5 each you would have $90 at the end of the session. Over time you will win more money if you are lucky but you can influence the outcome by picking games with lower house advantages.

Blackjack has a house advantage of 0.5%, (depending on the number of decks used), and Keno has about a 25% house advantage. But the casino still can improve it advantage by varying the odds. A blackjack table with the payout of 6:5 for blackjack gives the house a 1.5% advantage versus the 0.5% advantage at 3:2 odds. The last thing to consider is the system to use in the game that you want to play. Card counting in blackjack is the only system that is proven to work and it is also the only system banned in casinos.

You can find many strategies to use in gambling but none come with guarantees. The best system is to quit when you’re ahead because time is also an advantage of the house. Most people will probably lose if they play long enough. If you have patience to learn the rules of a game, find bets that have good odds (the internet is teeming with advice) and not bet the rent money, then you can have an enjoyable time gambling.

One last caution, if you’re at the casino for the free booze just go to one of the bars on the floor and play video poker or blackjack (only make the smallest wager allowed and don’t average more than $20 bet/free drink) You will still have a good time, you might even win and the odds are that you won’t have to get a cash advance from your credit card to pay your bills next month. Good Luck!