3 Gambling Games Where the House Edge can be Defeated

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Believe it or not, despite what everyone says, there are real ways of overcoming the house edge.

It is just a matter of choosing the right game. These are not the typical games that can be found

in the casino, and for good reason. After all, casinos prefer when they can hold a profit. These

games might take a little looking around for, but once that step is over with, it is only a matter of

honing the technique.

1. The Cup Game

A seemingly simple game that used to be common at street fairs, the cup game relies of on the

belief that the body can move faster than the eyes can see. A vendor has three cups and a ball.

They hide the ball under one of the cups then switch the cups around and around, then have the

player guess where the ball ended up. To the naked eye, the cups moving around looks like a

blur, but the technique can be perfected. Additionally, the vendor may use sleight of hand to let

the ball slip between two cups, or between the cup and their own hand. It is best to avoid vendors

capable of this, but even tricks like that can be picked up on and worked around, so long as there

is still a ball under one of the cups when it is time to guess. In other words, so long as the vendor

isn’t outright cheating, this game can be mastered and the house edge overcome.

2. Weight Loss Competitions

This type of gambling game is substantially easier to win, but it may not be viable for everyone.

Looking for a sense of competition to motivate them, numerous individuals and later companies

had the idea to create weight-loss challenges. Numerous people place their bets with the goal of

losing a certain number of pounds, or the most pounds. Then the winners go home with cash and

the losers lose only what they bet. With the right motivation and circumstances, it is possible to

go into these competitions with almost complete certainty of winning. It is a good idea to seek

out competitions that require a certain amount of pounds lost and have multiple winners for the

greatest chance of victory.

3. Making Bets

Everyone has their own skills, and each of these skills can be improved. When you make a bet of

your own, you set the terms of the game. Someone may bet on who can do the most push-ups,

who can hold their breath the longest, or anything else under the sun. It is just a matter of getting

someone else to agree to the bet and then winning.

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A Good Luck Charm for Every Casino Game

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Nothing is one size fits all, and that goes for personal tokens as much as it goes for shirts. The

difference is that it’s obvious when a shirt doesn’t fit but a good luck token will seem perfectly

fine without proper inspection. Are you getting the most out of your good luck token? This guide

will help you fit the good luck charm to the game rather than vice versa.

1. Keno

This game is the perfect example of a game of luck. Unlike slot machines which allow flexibility

in the amount bet and the amount of lines open, keno truly leaves the player at the mercy of the

numbers. If you already know which numbers you will be betting, consider a charm that can be

written on, such as a golden scrap of paper rolled into a scroll and tied together with a red bow.

Find a way to carry the numbers with you. If you are not betting particular numbers, bring a

representation of your numbers. For a set of high numbers, bring a tin or miniature bag full of

pebbles or fine-grained sand. For a set of low numbers, bring an old comb.

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2. Blackjack

To win at blackjack, you must not only draw a sharp hand but have a sharper hand than those

around you. This is true even in online blackjack in which the hands of the other players, no

matter how far away, can still deplete the value of your own. A token in the form of a bracelet

will keep the vibes close to your hands and also close to the cards.

3. Craps

In a game of shooting dice, the two tiny cubes are both your best friend and your worst enemy.

The right color may drive out the right relationship with the dice. When choosing a color, think

about how you, yourself interact with others when you are trying to win. Is your dynamic more

red and fiery, or blue and soothing? Does it work? Find the color that draws out your own

personal strategy.

4. Roulette

The most important part of roulette is not how fast or slow the wheel spins but when it begins to

slow down, and at what point it finally comes to a halt. The image of a spiral is a powerful one, a

concept invoking the notion of a wheel spinning until it finally reaches just the right place: the

center. Look for spirals in your home and in the places you go regularly, and see if you can find

or create the perfect charm.

Unfortunately, it is impossible to address every possible gambling game, but hopefully this will

provide a guide to think about other possibilities around other casino games. There is always a

way to further customize a lucky charm for the right vibe and the most fitting significance.

 

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The Perfect Casino Game for Your Myers-Briggs Type

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The Myers-Briggs personality has all kinds of crazy uses, but one thing it has always been great

at is helping people figure out what they’re best at and what they enjoy the most. Take the spin

and find out which casino game, more than any other, is meant for you.

Here’s a quick guide on the 4 categories. Each category has two equal and opposite types

(introversion vs. extraversion, etc).

E=Extraversion: You relax best in the company of others.

I=Introversion: You relax best alone.

S=Sensing: You look at what’s in front of you.

N=Intuition: You look at the possibilities.

T=Thinking: You follow your head.

F=Feeling: You follow your heart.

J=Judging: You value the rules.

P=Perceiving: You believe rules are made to be broken.

And now to find out the truth…

ESTJ: You like complex, logical games that can be played in groups. You were made to play

mahjong.

ESTP: You enjoy competitive games, especially when it’s okay to bend the rules a little. Betting

on a game of BS is your style.

ESFJ: Your favorite games catch you in the moment, waiting for the ball to drop while all your

friends crane their necks to see. Roulette is for you.

ESFP: You are a risk taker who craves an audience. Imagine how amazing it would be to go on a

game show. You can make it happen.

ENTJ: You love finding a pattern in things, and playing along with your friends. Try bingo.

ENTP: You crave a challenge, but not if it means taking a game too seriously. It’s also more fun

with a group, so blackjack is the way to go.

ENFJ: You love the rush of winning or losing, and that excitement is contagious in a crowd. For

a game with the straight-forward rules that suit your personality, go for craps.

ENFP: You are best at reading people. This gives you an extra edge at the cup game.

ISTJ: You enjoy playing a quiet, strategic game by yourself. Online mahjong is the answer.

ISTP: You enjoy figuring things out and picking the right bet to take, but prefer to play from the

privacy of your own home. Give keno a try.

ISFJ: You enjoy excitement up close and personal, just with a little less interpersonal interaction.

Grab a VR headset and try simulated roulette.

ISFP: You love the rush of getting caught in the moment, a feeling best cultivated in solitude.

Slot machines are the way to go.

INTJ: You relish in complex games, especially when you can get the overhead view and

understand the big picture. Try video poker.

INTP: You trust your own head above everything else. Follow it to online blackjack.

INFJ: You believe strong rules are a must, but honestly you’re just taking time to yourself to

have fun. Try online baccarat.

INFP: You love to follow your gut and find patterns, especially when you have time to yourself.

God for online craps.

The 4 Types of Casinos and What to Play There

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Dive Casino

The enormous casinos that everyone has heard about attract tourists from all over, but there are

other, cozier places nearby. These smaller locations are quieter and more low-key, and usually

bring in the same group of locals on a regular basis. There are many perks to visiting a dive

location, but there are also pitfalls.

Do: Play what the others are playing.

If you are looking for fun, trust the locals. They know the best games.

Don’t: Play competitive table games.

Many of the people at a dive casino see each other regularly, and may even be friends. Chances

are high that when a newcomer walks in, the locals will gang up on the new player.

Rugged Old Casinos

Not all casinos are in prime condition. Things happen sometimes, and a once-was casino sinks

under the water. These unkempt casinos may be falling apart, but they still have uses for clever

gamblers.

Do: Play roulette.

Watch the wheel carefully to see if it favors any particular numbers, or if it is more likely to pick

a certain side of the board. Roulette wheels in places such as this are the most likely to provide a

distinct player advantage.

Don’t: Play on the gambling machines.

There is a small chance that run-down gambling machines will not work right. They might not

pay out for a win, they might crash, or they might do any number of other things. These errors

may be beneficial, but if the machine does something to your deficit instead, there is no way you

will get a refund.

Online Casino

These casinos take place on the computer or on the phone. The advantage is they can be played

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Do: Play for bonuses.

Sometimes bonuses are unleashed for playing specific games on specific days. Go for it.

Don’t: Play the slots.

Unless you know for sure that a specific online slot machine is fair, find something else to play.

Some online slot machines have a respectable house advantage, but others are through the roof.

Big, Fancy Casino

When at a large, commercial casino like the giants in Las Vegas and Macau, the rules change.

Some things make perfect sense to do, even if they would not make sense in other places.

Do: Play high-roller games.

If you can afford it, being a high roller is amazing. High rollers receive real special treatment

including coupons and free stuff. It’s not even necessary to bet large amounts so long as you can

make it look like you are doing so.

Don’t: Do Nothing

At large casinos, the machines are working (or properly marked as out of order). The

competition is fierce but not targeted at anyone in particular, and the slot machines are as fair as

they are anywhere else. Nothing is closed off here.

What Makes Macau the Top Gambling City in the World

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Anyone who has ever set foot in Macau knows that the gambling scene is expansive. The

Chinese city features 5 of the world’s 10 largest casinos, and more money comes into and out of

the city than Las Vegas can ever dream of. Macau is living the dream, and the pull of the casinos

is enough to drive all kinds of nightlife together. The gambler’s paradise is home to world-

famous clubs, from the 2,800 square meter Club Cubic to the infamous China Rouge.

What has made Macau so ridiculously successful? How can a casino empire sprout out of a

country that pronounces all gambling illegal, and does not house a single legal casino in the

mainland? Brace yourself for a surprise answer.

Here is the truth: The city of Macau has its very own laws. There is hardly a single thing in

common between China’s Communist government and Macau’s own government system. How

did this happen? For the past 130 years, Macau has been under the control of Portugal. The busy

port town has been bringing its profits to Portugal for even longer, being rented out to the

European country since 1557. Eventually, the Portuguese government grew tired of paying China

money, and renegotiated the terms. Whether these terms involved threats of war or not is a bit of

a mystery, but China handed over the city in exchange for nothing but cooperation.

 

Even before Portugal claimed Macau for their own, they were able to legalize gambling in their

tiny section of the gigantic country. In 1847, gambling was legalized just in Macau. Free from

restrictive laws that might cut into the fun, Macau’s success exploded. In 2007, Macau finally

surpassed Las Vegas in revenue, and it is now the most successful gambling locale in the world.

In the late 90s, China let the world know that it wasn’t too happy about Portugal sitting on its turf

making a profit. Under pressure, Portugal returned Macau to China in 1999, but held onto its

governmental structure. At least until 2049, 50 years after Portugal gave up its precious Chinese

port city, Macau will be filled to the brim with more casinos than a visitor can ever hope to

explore.

There is no place quite like Macau. Each towering casino is packed with eager players from all

around the world, ready to be bamboozled. Even if, in the end, we have imperialism to thank, at

least the countless profits are in the right hands now.

3 New Years Resolutions for Gamblers

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The chance for new beginnings happens so rarely in our lives, we created a holiday tradition just

for the opportunity to start again with a clean slate. For many, the new year could very well be

the only such opportunity for a new beginning. It can be hard to choose what in life to

concentrate on, so why not the hobby which brings so much hope and so much frustration to

every gambler? You may already have an idea of what resolution to make, but nearly every

gambler can find something in this list worth resolving about.

1. I will always lend chips to keep my friends in the game.

No one wants to be left out. As human beings, we recognize this, yet when it comes to a friend

running out of chips at the table, we don’t always deliver. On one hand, betting is about seizing

the best odds and not deviating from the path to winning. Some gamblers may shake their heads

at this pledge, and that’s okay. For others, gambling is more about companionship, and it is time

to step forward and hand a few chips to a player who has run out.

2. I will have one devoted time for gambling and only gamble during that time.

Sometimes it is hard to find time for hobbies and it may seem like there is no time to relax and

gamble, but using all of your spare time gambling doesn’t solve the problem, either. Setting a

schedule can be life-changing when people find themselves spending less time with family, or

snubbing other responsibilities. Ultimately, choosing a specific time on a specific day of the

week is more fulfilling and gratifying. At least we certainly hope it’s more gratifying that way.

3. I will only bet within my means.

Everyone knows the advice to only bet within their means, to know their limit and stay within

the invisible lines. Saying is much easier than doing, and the temptation is always there to stretch

the budget a little. After all, it is much more satisfying to go home with a large wad of newly

won cash than empty pockets. A gambler who is ready to get serious about monetary safety may

choose to make this oath, and even better, name that budget out loud. The more precise the oath,

the easier it is to keep.

In every aspect of our lives, in our gambling and our hobbies, in our friendships and our

relationships, there is a goal to make and to keep. To everyone vying to make a difference this

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Gift Ideas for the Gambling Enthusiast

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With the holidays creeping closer, time is rapidly running out to get gifts out to friends and

family in time. The moment has come to crack down on the Santa list and pick out the last few

presents before it’s too late. With any luck, this list will make it a little easier, at least when it

comes to those gambling lovers who can be so tough to shop for.

$1 – $2: Scratch Ticket

Who can say no to a chance at big money? Sure, some may roll their eyes at the sight of a scratch

ticket, but the feeling of scraping ink off of paper causes a unique sort of bliss that cannot be

denied. This present is best as a casual gift when none is expected, or a bonus to go along with a

bigger gift. Everyone knows how much it cost.

$2 – $8: Novelty Card Deck

Everyone has a soft spot for something, from fish to windmills to dogs wearing party hats. For

every bizarre and specific idea out there, there is a deck of cards to match it. With the power of

the world wide web, that card deck can be yours. Or your friend’s.

$10 – $20: Gift Card

If you know your friend’s favorite places to gamble, you have the ability to improve that

person’s chances of hitting the jackpot in those places. This power is called money. Some may

call it shallow, but money is almost always the most well received gift. When people say, “It’s

the thought that counts” or “Give from the heart,” what they mean is “Give me money.”

$20 – $80: Poker Kit

A classic poker set in an exquisite wooden box is a sight to behold. Poker kits come in a variety

in quality, so there is one out there for every budget. Giving a poker set is also an excellent way

to start up a poker night. Worst case scenario, the kit contains cards and chips that can be used in

most any other table game.

$100 – $1,000: Pachinko Machine

These machines are gorgeous as well as rare. Mostly due to their scarcity on the market, each

one is also largely one of a kind. Decent pachinko machines can be purchased online for around

$100, but cheaper plastic versions are also available. Rare and well-made machines go for much

more. As a game with such a rich history on the fringe of American gambling society, pachinko

has a special significance that defies words. To the right person, a gift like this can mean a lot.

Even cheap gifts don’t need to be thoughtless. Somewhere down the line, for a price that doesn’t

break the bank, there is a present that will satisfy anyone. Whether it is a cute yet fitting deck of

cards or straight up cash, something is bound to work out. When in doubt, look it up and see

what’s out there.

 

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The Greatest Comeback in Online Gambling History

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At the turn of the century in the year 2000, online gambling proceeds were at an all-time high.

Even in its infancy, being only six years old, the online gambling industry was pulling in $2.2

billion a year, two thirds of which was coming from American pockets. The business was young

and exciting, bringing in gamblers who loved every variety of gambling, from casino games to

sports betting to poker to the lottery. Things were looking up for the online casino business, but

then a wrench dropped into the machine.

In the year 2008, one particular piece of legislation went through, and it was as cryptic as it was

deafening. Without banning online casinos, without regulating online gambling behavior at all,

the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act declared that banks and credit card companies

could no longer handle transactions for online gambling purposes.

The act caused much confusion and disruption. Many internationally owned online gambling

businesses closed their doors to the U.S. shutting out about two thirds of their revenue. Others

stayed open, but for a chosen few, it wasn’t for long. To demonstrate that they were serious, in

2011, the United States government shut down multiple gambling websites for violating the

dreaded UIGEA. The government seized domain names, froze customer accounts, and issued

restraining orders against 77 bank accounts, multiples of which did not even reside in the United

States. The strangest part is that all of the targeted websites specialized in poker.

Thus ended the poker market in the United States. A few online casinos have been brave enough

to stay open, but others have long since packed their bags. But wait, things get better.

The year 2013 brought on the rebirth of the American online gambling business. Two new

venues shattered the gambling norm: mobile gaming and social gaming. The two may not appear

directly related to gambling. After all, gambling is not just a game. Surprisingly, online casinos

make up one fifth of the social gambling industry, a business which managed to net $8 billion in

2013 alone. This number is nothing compared to the mobile gambling proceeds, though: $10

billion in wagers in that same year.

It is hard to argue with that kind of data. It just goes to show, where there is a demand, there is a

supply. So long as there are still more and more players eager to hit the online casinos, the

business can only grow.

4 Gambling Blunders Everyone Has Made

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Sometimes it’s hard to let go of the little mistakes in life and laugh it off. When it comes to

gambling at an online casino, everyone has had their own fair share of gaffes. Have you ever

done one of these? Ready or not, here come the 4 mistakes that gamblers make every day.

1. Blunder-Betting

Have you ever clicked on a square too many times and ended up dropping way too many chips

on an unreliable bet? Sometimes the bet goes through and everything is okay, but that sort of

thing barely ever sticks around in the memory banks. No, the crispest memories are of having a

mix-up with the mouse and the display, and losing everything. Not to worry, there are plenty of

happy accidents that have simply been forgotten.

2. Crashing a Winning Streak

A winning streak lasts exactly as long as a winning streak lasts, and ends the moment the streak

is over. These sorts of things are not exactly predictable, but that doesn’t stop everyone from

trying every now and then. If you have ever ridden a winning streak until the bitter, unexpected

end with every chip on the line, then you have crashed a winning streak.

3. Overthinking

Think blackjack. You have 19 in your hand, and there are voices screaming in your head to

stand, but then something in you that the dealer has 20. There is no rhyme or

reason to it, that person just seems to have 20, so you hit. Naturally, you overshoot 21 by a

longshot, and no one was holding 20 to begin with. This one can be very aggravating. After all,

the little voice in your head is supposed to be much more reliable than that.

4. Miss a Bonus

No joke, bonuses can be tricky. Sometimes a bonus only comes when the player deposits on a

certain day, or makes little deposits throughout the week, or do any number of convoluted things

just to get a little extra cash. Sometimes the bad luck comes in and then the bonuses never seem

to work. Rest assured, it happens to everyone.

Feeling better? This is not the last of the tiny blunders that gamblers sometimes make.

Remember not to take it too hard when things fall apart. After all, for every important bet that

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The Gambling Alphabet, N through Z

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Here we are again, now with the second half of the alphabet in gambling games. There is

something in here for everyone, from traditionalists to people who want to make sure they have

fun while they play.

No-Flop Pineapple

Faster than most card games, no-flop pineapple is a lesser known relative of Texas hold ’em

poker.

Oicho-Kabu

Not unlike baccarat, this game involves adding up cards and trying to reach nine. It comes with a

special deck, but is still possible to play with normal playing cards so long as the face cards are

removed.

Pinball

Little known fact: pinball used to be a gambling game. Instead of earning extra lives or free

plays, players would be rewarded with points that can be cashed out. Unfortunately, these

machines have been discontinued.

Quinze

As blackjack’s French cousin, Quinze has a lot in common with the popular casino game, except

the goal is to reach 15, and if both the player and the dealer reach higher than 15, there is a draw.

Roulette

A classic casino game, this wheel-spinning exercise has safe bets, wise bets, risky bets, and

nearly impossible bets.

Skilo

Like skee-ball for adults, skilo involves throwing a rubber ball at a target and accruing winnings

based on where it lands. The game is largely skill-based, hence the name.

Teen Patti

This game from India is very similar to poker, with a few minor differences. Due to players

getting up from the table to avoid the ante or the blind, players who leave are greeted with a

charge to their chips when they return.

Upcard

Similar to Casino War, this quick game uses only the first card drawn. The difference is that this

game can be played with any number of people, and ties are settled by drawing a second card.

Video Poker

Not to be mistaken for poker, this is a game of second chances. Players are given a set of five

cards for the chance of winning right off the bat, pick which cards they want to keep, then try

once again.

Wash

Though not exactly a game in its own right, wash is a friendly nickname for the card game,

baccarat.

Xoc Dia

Though illegal in its home country of Vietnam, this game is unique enough to warrant attention

in other places. Players must create different combinations of colored tokens in order to win.

Yahtzee

While this game can also be played with wallets closed, this game of skill and chance is easy to

set up for a gambling night with only 5 dice and a notepad required.

Zed

Just kidding. There are no gambling games starting with the letter “Z.”

This marks the end of the gambler’s alphabet. Hopefully there are a few in the mix that sound

exciting enough to try.

 

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