Blackjack – An introduction

Posted in Other on November 17th, 2013 by admin – Be the first to comment

As an avid gambler, I have tried out most forms of games in both online casinos as well as brick and mortar casinos in different cities of the world. I have probably tried out over a hundred different slot machines, most kinds of video poker and tried the various games that are constantly being launched by online casino websites. During my years as a gambler I have naturally come to know my favorite games, and although slot machines might be very entertaining, it’s still the classic games that really do it for me. I’m talking, of course, about blackjack – the Rolls Royce of the casino community.

Blackjack is in many peoples opinion the very essence of casino gaming. It involves only cards and a dealer. I’m not going to go in to too much detail here on how the game is structured and how to play it, as you can easily find detailed guides about this. One that is particularly good is this blackjack guide that I found on a Swedish casino website called casinoonline.re (these guides might be available in their English version as well).

Basically, the goal of the game of blackjack is to beat the dealer and get a hand as close to 21 as possible without going over it. The dealer will give you and himself a set of cards, and you then aim to be closer to 21 than he is at the end of the hand. At first, both dealer and player are dealt two cards each, and you then have the option to hit or to stand. By choosing to stand, you will be dealt no more cards. You do this when you think that your hand is already strong enough and that the dealer will go over 21 by trying to eat it. If you choose to hit, the dealer will deal you another card, at which point you are presented to the same two options again.

As soon as you decide that you are happy with you hand, the dealer will stop giving you cards. If you keep hitting until eventually your hand gets over 21, you are what the casino community refers to as “busted”, meaning that you will lose your bet to the dealer. When you stop, the dealer will then deal new cards to himself in order to try to get his hand closer to 21 than yours is. If he succeeds, you lose your bet to the dealer, but if the dealer busts you will get your bet back along with a 100% reward. That is the basic concept of the game of blackjack. There are a few more rules that apply to the game which I won’t go into detail on in this article, but you can find them in the guide provided above.

So why is it that blackjack is so extremely popular amongst casino players around the world? Well, first of all, it’s easy to learn. As soon as you have read a guide you can start playing right away. Secondly, the reason that the game is so beautiful is just because of its simplicity! Think of it, a lot of forms of entertainment that have gotten a “classic” status are very simple. Take Tetris and Checkers, for example. Simple games, but very enjoyable!

Playing Roulette

Posted in Other on October 15th, 2013 by admin – Be the first to comment

Roulette is a casino game that have entertained me for many years. As I’m sure you know, it is one of the most common games when it comes to online gambling and one of the true classic games that have been around for ages and never really go out of style. In my opinion, this game is best enjoyed in a real casino. Personally, I think of it as a rather glamorous activity, and you just feel right playing it in a real casino wearing a nice suit enjoying a good drink. However, roulette works just as fine when it’s played online. Technological development has made it possible for online game developers to create simulations of the game that are nearly as good as the real casino itself.

These days, a lot of casino websites even offer roulette at a “real table” although you are at home by your computer. If you ever see a Live-casino feature at your online casino, I strongly urge you to try it out. Here, you will get a video-link to a real roulette table, with actual dealers spinning the wheels for you. This is as close as you are going to get to playing real roulette without leaving your home!

So, what is roulette then? You’ve probably seen then game featured in countless movies and on TV. The game consists of a spinning wheel that is numbered 1-75, as well as a betting board where players can place their bets. A ball is then thrown in to the spinning wheel, which has a slot for each number. The goal, of course, is to predict in which slot the ball will finally come to rest in.

There are several types of bets that you can make, and I won’t go in to them all here, but I’ll quickly explain the two most common bets. First of all, you can choose to place you be on a certain color. The roulette wheel’s slots are colored in either black, red or green. There are 37 red slots, 37 black slots and one green slot. In other words, if you bet on either red or black, you’re chances of being right is roughly 50 percent. The reason that the green slot is there, is to give the casino an edge over the player, as you automatically lose when the ball ends up on the green slot. As I’m sure you already know, all casino games are designed like this – There’s always a slightly higher chance that the dealer will win over the player than the other way around. The other is to bet on a certain number on the wheel. Of course, when doing this the chances of you ending up winning decreases quite drastically. However, the reward for this type of bet is much higher.

If you are new to casino gaming, roulette is definitely the game I would choose to start off with. It’s a real classic game, and sure to keep you entertained for hours. However, make sure to read up on some roulette guides before you start playing, so that you get a real good idea of how the game works.