How to Win-Online Casinos

August 12, 2012

If you are considering beginning an account at an online casino obviously you intend on doing so and then subsequently winning big. The only problem with that is that most players do not know the first think about winning big and instead lose all their money in a matter of no time. While there is no secret trick or code to make you win every time you play at an online casino, there are a few things you can keep in mind in order to improve your chances drastically.

By being aware of your actions and the actions of the players that surround you can really help you earn some money while playing. Also, by knowing how to play certain games effectively you will naturally have a leg up on your competition who may not fully understand how a game works. The possibilities are endless and so too is the amount of money that you can win, but you must also remember that as easy as it is to make money, you can just as easily lose it too.

Find Weaker Opponents

This next section is going to primarily be geared for folks planning on playing poker but it can also work for a few other games as well. To help improve your chances of winning you should really try and seek out and take advantage of weaker opponents. Just like a hunting lion picks out the weakest Zebra in the herd, so too must you take out the weakest player at the table.

The thing about weak players is that even though they lose consistently, they still fail to understand that they are the weak player at the table. If you have a player who is in this position they are equivalent to a money tree who is ripe for picking. Hone in on that one player and milk him or her for all they are worth because there is nothing more enticing than a player that is seemingly giving money away to the rest of the table. Being able to spot weaker opponents should not be too difficult and with the proper plan of attack stand to win copious amounts of money from just one player.

Weak players at poker tables do a lot of the same things and that is what makes them easy to pick out. One of the biggest giveaways for a player who is flat-out bad is that he or she thinks they can bluff all the time. By continuously raising another person’s bet, this new player thinks that they will eventually reach a betting threshold that will force the other player to fold. As more experienced poker players it is easy to see that this person is attempting to bluff and in the blink of an eye you are able to flip that sucker’s world on its head.

Make Smart Bets

This section is also 100% applicable to online poker players, but it can also be useful for people who play other types of games at online casinos too. Making smart bets is something a player should do all the time and should go without saying, but take two steps into a casino and you will see countless people making ill-informed bets all the time.

Keep track of how your bets have been panning out and be especially aware of bets that you have lost. The worst mistake that online casino players make all the time is that they have too short of a memory when it comes to bets that they lost. You also do not want to be the poker player I mentioned in the previous section that thinks bluffing is the key to success. Sure, bluffing works every now and then, but when you fake a good hand every time a few flags begin to be raised and other players at the table will quickly see your MO and take you out. The best thing to do is to make people think you are bluffing and once they do, you have them in the perfect position to take full advantage.

Roulette is another game where people simply make stupid bets. Roulette is a great online casino game to play and can even win you large amounts of cash, but at the same time a single spin of the roulette wheel can dash hopes and dreams and leave you with an empty wallet. Since roulette is based entirely upon fortune and luck it is hard to establish a good run, so once you begin to see your bankroll decreasing steadily you should pull out and maybe take a break or move on to another casino game.

Know How to Play

All too often players go into certain online casino games and think that they run the show and are a pro. Many of the same individuals end up leaving a table or game with no money and a lot of frustration. The reason some people get killed at these tables is because they do not really know how to play the game.

Knowing the rules to a particular game is one thing, but knowing the best strategy behind a game is completely different. Blackjack, for example, is a game where many people think they know what is going on only to later find out that they have lost all their money making stupid bets or hitting too many times. You do not have to read all sorts of articles and books on how to become a blackjack master, but by paying attention while you play and maybe heeding the advice of some pros you can develop strategies that are superior to those of your opponent.

Blackjack is not the only online casino game that involves strategy either, poker is another. Poker actually involves more strategic play and wherewithal than blackjack and depending on the variation of poker you play, the game can be entirely dependent on your skill as a poker player.

If you pick the game(s) that suits you best and do a little bit of research on how that game works, succeeding and winning at an online casino will come in no time at all.


Online Casino Game Rules

August 12, 2012

Online casinos are quickly becoming the go-to for players who want to enjoy all the luxuries of a casino from the comfort of their own home. Since their inception online casinos have really blossomed and are expanding in a variety of different ways. Today’s sites are a lot more inclusive than they were even 5 years ago and now there are casino games for nearly every type of player and every skill level.

Before beginning to play at any online casino it is important that you understand the rules of all the games you would like to play. If you don’t know the rules and understand them then you will find yourself blindly placing wagers and likely losing hefty sums of money. Below we will briefly describe the rules for the most popular online casino games that you will encounter.


Baccarat is a game that dates back to the 15th century and is popularly believed to have been popularized by the French after it was introduced to them by Italians. The three major types of Baccarat are called punto banco, baccarat chemin de fer, and baccarat banque.The punto banco version of the game involves 0 skill and is complete chance as your move and result are determined by the cards dealt to the opposing player. In Baccarat chemin de fer both players can make informed decisions and thus the game is considered to involve more skill than the aforementioned variety of baccarat.

The most popular type of Baccarat is most definitely punto banco, which is also known as North American Baccarat. In the game of baccarat, cards that are numbered 2 through 9 are worth a point value equivalent to the number on the card. Cards that are either 10, J, Q, or K are worth nothing and Aces are valued as 1 point. The highest card value that you can get is a 9, and if you draw, let’s say, a 6 and a 7 logic tells you that your total would be 13, but because the highest value you can draw is 9, you utilize the right-sided digit; thus, your hand is worth 3 points, not 13.

In punto banco baccarat there are rules for the players (puntos) and the banker (banco). If a player draws a hand (2 cards) whose value is no more than 5, the player then draws a third card. If you are lucky enough to land a 6 or 7 with your first hand then you do nothing (stand).

If a player has stood, then the banker plays exactly as the player initially did, standing with a 6 or 7 and drawing a third card should his first hand not reach beyond 5 points. If the player drew a hand worth 0-5 and was forced to pick a third card, the banker then acts according to the following set of rules:

Player Draws

Banker Draws

Banker Stands

2 or 3



4 or 5



6 or 7






9, 10, Face Card




The possible results of the game include the banker winning, the player winning, and a tie. The person who has a higher hand total takes the cake.


Blackjack consists of a dealer and anywhere from one or two players to as many as 5 to 7 at the same table. The game is fairly simple and the goal is to get as close to a total of 21 without going over while at the same time retaining no more than 5 cards.

Once a player places their bet they are then given 2 cards. The value of each card is added together to determine your hand’s value. Cards 2-10 are worth their face value while J, Q, and K are worth 10 each. Aces are valued as either 1 or 11; you choose based on what is most beneficial for you. Once you are dealt your hand you are given the opportunity to hit (receive an additional card), stand (end their hand there), double (double their initial wager, receive an additional card, and end their turn), split (this happens if both cards are of the same value; you split them to make 2 separate hands), or surrender (meaning you take a half-bet and step away from the game).

If you receive your hand and decide to hit and the third card you receive puts your total over 21 then you “bust” (lose) and any money you wagered is lost. Once all players have either busted, stood, or have taken any of the other options it is time for the dealer to play cards. The dealer plays until he either reaches a total of 17 or more, or his hand total exceeds 21 and he busts. If the dealer busts, all players who are still standing win. The dealer is never allowed to double, split, or surrender. If the dealer stands at a hand worth 17 or above all remaining players who have better hands are considered winners, the others simply lose. If there is a tie the player typically receives his or her bet back. Blackjack (a combination of a face card and an Ace) beats any other hand even if that hand is a total of 21. If two players have Blackjack they both win and split the money evenly.

These are just two of the most popular games that you can find on online casinos, there are a lot of others too. Most people discredit casino games as being too complex or complicated but all it takes is a little bit of reading and understanding to be able to play nearly every game. Even casino games like baccarat do not require much intelligence to be able to play as it is more or less simply a game of chance and involves little to no skill. Games like Blackjack, on the other hand, require skill and you can develop into a superb player in no time.



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