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. Based on how many of each

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Best Casino Films: Part 3

Movie tickets and popcorn.

In some ways making a movie is a little bit like designing a casino. To make a succesful movie you have to pull out all the stops. The most memorable films of our time are those with the glitz and glamour of the big stars and amazing directors. The characters in these films are no different. The heroes of the most memorable films are always larger-than-life, just like Las Vegas itself. Making these bold creative decisions has given us memorable movies like Ocean’s Eleven and The Hangover to entertain us. Let’s explore what made these movies such unforgettable hits. Ocean’s Eleven of the 1960 Rat Pack classic has become a classic in its own right. George Clooney plays Danny Ocean, a smooth casino hustler with a plan for the perfect casino heist. Ocean’s master plan involves robbing three of Las Vegas’ most major casinos simultaneously.  All he needs to pull his plan off is the perfect team, a team of eleven professional criminals. The film follows Ocean as he is

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Sustainable Energy Role Models

Pacific Ocean, California

In beautiful northwestern California, the Wiyot, Yurok, and Hupa tribes living in Blue Lake Rancheria have created a casino complex that’s a perfect example of sustainable energy in action. By focusing on reducing energy consumption and cutting emissions, they’ve made a huge difference in their environmental impact and are moving toward a self-sufficient energy system. The setup powers six buildings, including a 55,000-square-foot casino, the perfect place for one to and 102 hotel rooms—over 140,000 square feet of total building space. The Blue Lake Rancheria Tribe is a federally recognized tribe near Blue Lake, California. Members of the tribe come from Wiyot, Yurok, and Hupa lineages, and live on a reservation of around 100 acres. United States laws allow Native American reservations to set their own gambling regulations, so reservations commonly set up casinos as a source of income. The Blue Lake Casino is a great destination for on-land gambling, because it’s situated

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Best Casino Films: Part 2

A strip of movie tickets

They say that movies are explorations of wish fulfillment. Moviegoers see something of themselves in the heroes on screen, or at least see the person they’d like to be. This is part of what makes casino films so appealing. The charm and riches of a draw us into a world we can only dream of. High stakes games behind closed doors, cutthroat deals involving untold fortunes, attractive people in designer clothes. It all seems too good to be true and too exciting to be real. Let’s take a look at two such exciting casino films, James Bond’s Casino Royale and The House. Casino Royale of the first ever James Bond novel written by Ian Fleming way back in 1967. The film was the first appearance of Daniel Craig as Britain’s most famous spy, James Bond aka 007. Craig’s Bond was different to all the Bond’s who had come before. For starters he was blonde, earning him the nickname as the “blonde Bond”. This version of Bond was also more gritty and real than ever. The formula

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Categories: Lifestyle

Best Casino Films: Part 1

A box of movie popcorn.

Casinos and gambling are fertile territory for filmmakers. The glitz, glamour and high stakes nature of a is the perfect setting for gripping on-screen drama. There is something alluring about the casino world that draws viewers in time and time again. Just like the casinos themselves, these films dare audiences to take part. Let’s take a look at two such movies, 21 and Rounders. 21 directed by Robert Luketic. The movie is based on the book Bringing Down the House written by Ben Mezrich. 21 tells the story of Ben Campbell, played by British actor Jim Sturgess. Ben is a talented mathematics student at MIT who is in desperate need of money. The movie begins with Ben being accepted to attend Harvard Medical School. Unfortunately for Ben, he is not able to afford the expensive tuition fee of $300 000. All is not lost for Ben however. His salvation comes in the form of his mathematics professor Micky Rosa played by Kevin Spacey. After seeing Ben’s dazzling maths scores Micky

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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 and make the most of the special features

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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 lines. Win on a line

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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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Bigger Is Better

Ancestral wealth

The first Native American casino was a high-stakes bingo parlour opened in Florida by the Seminole tribe in 1979. Not exactly a , but it was the beginning of a phenomenon. Since then tribe after tribe has opened real casinos and other gambling operations on their reservations. What sets these casinos aside is that they are legally required to contribute some of their revenue to trust funds that distribute dividends to local communities. In this way, casinos help raise the standard of living for the communities in which they operate. This, plus the fact that are often located in some of the most stunning natural landscapes in North America, makes these unique gaming and entertainment venues well worth a visit. Bigger Is Better If you drive 75 minutes north of Dallas, Texas, you will cross the border line and reach Winstar World Casino and Resort in the great State of Oklahoma, known for its ancient mountain ranges, wide open prairie, majetic mesas and forests. matches up to its

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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 is scant, may have

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