Why You Shouldn’t Count Cards In Blackjack

Does counting cards really help?

You may have been led to believe that card counting is a magic trick that will lead you to huge riches at the casino. If you were to believe movies, you might think that you at least have the chance of walking out of there with a lot of money from blackjack . But there’s more to it than that, and it turns out it’s not really a good way to win. Learn why card counting is a bad idea. How Counting Cards Works Movies would have you believe that you have to be a number whiz or a math genius to be able to count cards. But in its most basic form, it’s not that complicated of a concept. (Though in the real world, it’s not so simple.) As you probably know, the goal of blackjack is to get to 21, with an Ace and a 10-point card, and you’re betting against the dealer. If you’re playing at home with a single deck, you can use a simple counting technique to figure out the probability of being dealt the card you’re looking for with each subsequent hand.

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Diamond Force™ To The Rescue

Diamond Force

It’s a plane, it’s a bird, it’s…Diamond Force™! Move over, Superwhatevers, Metropolis has a new team of superheroes and they are here to electrify your days and rescue your pocketbooks. Diamond Force™ is a quartet of heroes, each with its own power to bring you multipliers, credit awards, and wins of up to 13, 175 times your stake! This is no ordinary . It’s a high volatility 5-reel experience featuring 1024 ways to win! Brought to you by Crazy Tooth Studio and , Diamond Force™ is two games in one. Play the Base Game and feel safe and relaxed on your everyday metropolis, but—look out! Wham! Bam! —when the heroes join forces your game will be caught in a whirlwind of possibilities with the Team-Up Feature and the Team-Up Bonus Spins that feature up to 20 free spins and combined multipliers. Diamond Force™ will debut at Royal Vegas Casino on April 14th. While you wait, read on to learn more about how to play the game

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In Comes Spring Along With A Blooming Game

New game: Anderthals

Spring season is just around the corner and soon you’ll be forced out of the indoors by the curiosity of seeing nature flourish away. But the Lily of the valley and more majestic flowers aren’t the only things blooming this spring; a newbie on the block is about to take over at Royal Vegas Casino on 7 April. This slot game is bringing out the hidden campers in players without having to leave to the forest or remote camping sites. All the empowering forces in one game You have had enough time to watch all the episodes of Friends and suddenly it feels like there’s nothing new under the television sun. Anderthals™ is one of the latest new releases brought to you by , always a step ahead in innovative gaming. This time, a game with fierceness and power has come your way, and it’s nothing short of the action that drives players to spin their way to great rewards. Anderthals™ is a new and exciting video slots game boasting of 5 reels, 4 rows and 40

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Casino Games For Royalty

If chess is the game of kings, so is gambling

A pack of 52 cards includes four suites that each has three court cards: the Jack, Queen and King. In bygone days, these cards were much more meaningful because they symbolised the nobles of the court, who lived very much as though life was a game of cards in which they moved up and down the ladder of victory and defeat against their rivals at court. It should come as no surprise, then, that the kings and queens of England have always been fond of betting games. At the same time, the of today, with all their casino games, would not exist without the contribution of like Queen Elizabeth I, who inherited a love of gambling from her father and set up the first lottery system in England.  The King Holds All The Cards of England loved so much that he became known as “England’s Number One Gambler”. Of course, things were a bit different in the sixteenth century – there were no casinos as players know them today, let alone the online casinos which are the

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The Patron Queen Of Casino Games

A chess piece in a chess tournament

While the origins of gambling are lost in the mists of antiquity, more recently the pastime has become much more accessible. Players today can enjoy online slots, card games and table games online – and they owe this convenience to enthusiasts like Queen Elizabeth I of England. Not to be confused with Queen Elizabeth II, who also happens to enjoy gambling in the form of horse racing, Queen Elizabeth I of England (1533 – 1603) was a gaming fan, so much so that she was directly involved in creating the first official lottery in England in 1567. That’s a long way from the world of we live in today, but the is the same. Elizabeth was the daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, his second wife, who was executed two-and-a-half years after Elizabeth's birth. Her father was known for his gambling interests, although he wasn't very successful at it, losing vast sums over short periods of time. She was known as a patron of theatre, and, although recorded history

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A Playboy On The Throne

Edward VII treated life as a game

The son of Queen Victoria, Prince Edward found plenty of time to enjoy before becoming king, although this resulted in an unfortunate scandal. In an era before accessible online casino games, gambling was a part of life enjoyed by society’s elite, including royalty. Kings and queens of history aren’t just on the faces of playing cards for fun, they have a rich history closely associated with gambling. Occasionally, this has resulted in some curious stories, like that of the time the future King of England was associated with a high-profile . Long before the days of Hugh Hefner, the future King Edward VII of England (1841-1910), Prince Edward, had an infamous reputation as the Playboy Prince. Since his mother was very much a hands-on monarch, he had a lot of time on his hands, which he used to explore the finer pleasures of life (along with his official duties). His explorations were so vigorous that his reputation as a lover of pleasure was cemented by the time he was

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Long Before The Vegas Casino

An imposing castle – and a hot-bed of gaming!

Everyone who plays cards in a will know the importance of Kings and Queens, and, when it comes to royalty, King Henry VIII of England is perhaps one of the most famous: he was known as “England’s Number One Gambler”. Of course, gambling in Tudor England was a far cry from the universally-enjoyed gaming environment of online casinos. However, the legends remain about for this form of sport. He wasn’t a particularly successful gambler, and, according to historical records, was not a good loser, challenging those against whom he lost. On one occasion, he even had his rival executed to appease public complaints that the king was gambling with English assets. Nonetheless, the Tudor period (1485–1603) in England had its own precursor to the online casino in the form of gambling on dice. This, and the game primero – likened to poker – as well as other card games, created entertainment and a gaming heritage that has evolved into what can be

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Community Casino

San Diego at night

The United States has more than 1,500 casinos in operation, more than any other global destination. There’s more to the world of gaming than a , however: many other states have plenty to offer the enthusiast. A great number of these are owned and operated by American Indian tribal groups; these First Nations are ensuring that they benefit from casinos by adopting corporate citizenship principles in their businesses. is one such gaming initiative that’s a thriving part of the local community as a result. Barona Casino offers guests over 75 table games including blackjack, poker, Pai gow poker, Mississippi Stud, California-style craps, roulette and over 2,500 slot and video poker machines. Award-winning casino Barona Resort & Casino is an award-winning establishment that’s both modern and stylish. It’s 30 miles northeast of downtown San Diego in San Diego County, California, accessed via the winding Wildcat Canyon Road set among the hills, and is part of

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Hospitality & Heritage

Mark Twain House

From hospitality to heritage, Foxwoods Resort Casino excels. This massive casino development offers all of the luxuries and amenities you’d expect to find at a gaming resort that’s as slick a business operation as an . This First Nation has an astounding story of emerging from a devastating past to achieve success in a hospitality enterprise that’s squarely built on the principles of community development. There are six casinos across 350,000 square feet, five hotels and 22 restaurants on offer, showcasing ability to welcome visitors at every turn. Dining & gaming The restaurants cover almost every aspect of North American cuisine, and you can enjoy a top-class steak or opt for that classic all-American dish, the hotdog. Tuck into a delicious pasta at Al Dente, Soul Food at Amy Ruth's, a generous buffet at Fox Harbour or an authentic Chinese dish at the Golden Dragon Café. It takes lots of energy to explore this expansive resort, so make sure to

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