Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Single Deck Blackjack

So I took a break today for a little bit to play a cleopatras slot machine and then went on a hunt for casinos that offered single deck blackjack. For the life of me I could find any when I searched the net. Very frustrating. If you know of any, email me and I will compile a list to share with everyone.

If you ever get a chance, play a little single deck. It can be alot of fun ;-) Read the fine print though as some of the dingle deck rules may have been changed to put the edge back in the house's favor.



Monday, October 23, 2006

Legalities of Online Gambling

I have been very quite over the past couple of months waiting to see what is going to happen to the online gambling industry. In the past I have mention about playing online and I have myself. Over the past few months there have been many developments with respect to the state of online gambling for people living within the United States. I am not a laywer, and do not offer any legal advise. However I will provide a list of resources so you can make an informed decisions

First off: Is online gambling illegal?

then there is Wired Magazines take on the issue

Also to look at is MSNBC's report.

Hope this helps you decide for yourself. I will provide ongoing updates on this issue as I can.


Friday, July 21, 2006

The Goal of Blackjack

One thing I figured out early on in learning how to play blackjack was what the goal of the game is. Casinos will tell you in their rules that your goal is to come as close to "21" as you can without going over to beat the dealer.

What I think this does in the minds of novices is convince them that they need to get really close to 21. Some people may even think that there is no way you can win unless you get over 16. I for one use to think this way. If you look at any basic strategy chart you know this is not the case. What I learned, which basically evey blackjack player out there knows, is that the goal of the game is to beat the dealer. Yes thats right, I dont give a damn about getting close to 21. All I care about is beating the dealing and collecting my chips.

I will elaborate on this subject more in coming posts and how you can use this to your advantage.

Until next time,


Friday, July 14, 2006

Internet Gambling Ban Follow Up

Just a follow up on the on the internet gambling ban post from the other day. I was watching Jon Stewart the other night when he was making fun of the whole internet gambling ban and how rediculous it is. You can check out the clip on youtube. Pretty freakin hilarious.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Internet Gambling Debate Goes On

The Washington Post today is reporting that congress is debating to ban online gambling. This has been tried before and failed, so why are they still at it? Online gambling is legal in the UK and they have decided that instead of fighting a losing battle, they will embrace and regulate it. The article talks about trying to stop payments to gambling websites and forcing ISP's to block Internet access to gambling web sites. I dont think this will ever happen and is a complete waste of time and resources. This is a complete waste of tax payers dollars. Washington state has already banned online gambling and I wonder how many people in that state have stopped.

Friday, July 07, 2006

Blackjack at an online casino

Now that my team has been eliminated from the World Cup, time to get back in the saddle and start with some more blackjack. Learning to play blackjack online has its ups and downs. Sometime when I am on a bad streak, the best thing to do is to take a break. The next couple of weeks I am going to devote my time to going to my local casino, and also playing at an online casino I figure the combination of offline vs online play will help me become a better player, no matter the conditions. If you want some tips on playing drop me a line.

Till next time,


Friday, June 09, 2006

The World Cup is Here

My posts on blackjack will have to take a break for a while as there is something far more important happening right now. Today is the kick off to the World Cup! The biggest sporting event of the World. Team USA is set for a big year and I am keeping my fingers crossed. Eveyone always thinks their team will win. Why lay a little down with some world cup betting action. If you talk the talk, then walk the walk.