В Крыму разрешили строить казино.

В Крыму разрешили строить казино

Крым стал пятым российским регионом, где разрешено создание игорной зоны. По словам исполняющего обязанности главы Крыма Сергея Аксенова, казино расположатся на территории Большой Ялты и сделают полуостров процветающим регионом. Эксперты к перспективам превращения Крыма в «российский Лас-Вегас» относятся скептически.
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Президент России Владимир Путин подписал закон о внесении изменений в ФЗ «О государственном регулировании деятельности по организации и проведению азартных игр», согласно которому Крым стал пятым российским регионом, на территории которого разрешается создание игорных зон. Соответствующий указ главы государства был опубликован 23 июля на официальном портале правовой информации — в этот же день закон вступил в силу. 4 июля этот документ был принят Госдумой, а 9 июля его одобрил Совет Федерации.

«Подписание закона означает, что теперь в Крыму можно создать игорную зону. Границы новой игорной зоны в Крыму будут определяться органами исполнительной власти республики. Пока точное месторасположение зоны не определено», — сказал «Газете.Ru» замминистра по делам Крыма Андрей Соколов.
По словам исполняющего обязанности главы Крыма Сергея Аксенова, игорная зона разместится на территории Большой Ялты. «Это специфический бизнес. На территории всей республики он функционировать не будет. Будет локальное место в районе Большой Ялты. В одном месте, на закрытой территории это будет находиться», — цитирует Аксенова ИТАР-ТАСС. Ранее обсуждалась возможность открытия игорных заведений на территории всего полуострова.

Большая Ялта – это особая административная единица республики Крым. Она расположена вдоль Южного берега Крыма на расстоянии около 70 км и включает в себя более 30 населенных пунктов, в том числе Ялту, Алушту, Гурзуф, Ливадию и Массандру. Точное место расположения игорной зоны определят эксперты. «Экспертные предложения изучаются. Как только мы поймем, какое из них принесет больший экономический эффект, мы вынесем его на публичное обсуждение, в совет министров, в общественную палату», — отметил Аксенов.

Ранее исполняющий обязанности главы Крыма оценивал объем инвестиций на строительство игорной зоны в Крыму от $100 млн до $1 млрд.
«Интерес со стороны как российских, так и зарубежных инвесторов есть. Но о точной сумме пока говорить рано. На данный момент государственные инвестиции в виде поддержки соответствующих инфраструктурных проектов не планируются. Также пока обсуждается возможность введения минимального порога входа для инвесторов в игровую зону», — рассказал Соколов.

Весной Минэкономразвития предлагало установить объем капитальных вложений для инвесторов игорной зоны в размере не менее 500 млн руб.

Открытие специальной игорной зоны в краткосрочной перспективе почти не даст положительного эффекта для экономики Крыма, полагают эксперты.
«Говорить о том, что в Крыму что-то откроется и сразу будет интересно и перспективно, не приходится. Для этого должно пройти немало времени», — сказал в разговоре Давид Багиян, директор по маркетингу казино «Шамбала», расположенного в краснодарской игорной зоне «Азов-Сити».

Краснодарская игорная зона «Азов-Сити» — это один из трех построенных после 2007 года игорных комплексов в России. У «Шамбалы» там есть два казино общей площадью 3000 кв. м, затраты на каждое казино составили около 200 млн руб.
Для защиты казино была закуплена сетка сварная оцинкованная в картах. Также владельцы казино ведут строительство пятизвездочного отеля с инвестиционным планом свыше 500 млн руб.

Затраты государства на строительство игорной зоны в Краснодарском крае пока не окупились, несмотря на то что «Азов-Сити» функционирует уже порядка трех лет. На обустройство данной игорной зоны в рамках проекта создания игорных резерваций в России было потрачено 1,4 млрд руб., однако сегодня в качестве налогов из них вернулось только 300 млн, притом что государство финансировало только создание инфраструктуры, а сами казино строились на деньги частных инвесторов.

Вложения инвесторов в строительство казино в Краснодарском крае окупились быстрее — за один год, но долгое время они опасались вкладывать дополнительные средства в развитие бизнеса и желаемого потока посетителей достигнуть так и не смогли, рассказывал ранее.
Полноценная игорная зона — это очень затратный и долго окупаемый проект, утверждает Багиян. «Люди играют там, где живут. То, что сейчас берут за пример — всякого рода Лас-Вегасы, Атлантик-Сити, Макао, — это не столько большие игровые центры, сколько некие курорты». Эти города не только казино, поясняет эксперт, там очень развита сфера услуг и соответствующая инфраструктура: отели, рестораны, бассейны, концертные залы.

Не менее острой проблемой владельцы игорного бизнеса считают удаленность игорных зон от городов и курортов, которая серьезно ограничивает поток клиентов. Единственная работающая на данный момент игорная зона «Азов-Сити» так и не стала российским Лас-Вегасом для любителей азартных игр. Участники рынка жалуются, что их посетители — в основном местные жители, а не гости из столиц, как ожидалось ранее. Собеседники в игорном бизнесе сообщали, что люди, интересующиеся азартными играми, предпочитают добраться до Минска, Прибалтики или выехать на корабле из Санкт-Петербурга в нейтральные воды, где разрешается открывать казино.

В Краснодарском крае и Ростовской области в совокупности проживают более 9 млн человек. Учитывая малое население Крыма, в котором проживают менее 2 млн человек, вопрос о том, кто будет посещать новую игорную зону, остается открытым.

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The top 11 Blackjack movies and scenes in history.

The top 11 Blackjack movies and scenes in history.

While it isn’t too hard to find a game of blackjack, either with friends or online, the game is featured in many films, giving them an air of sophistication. Blackjack is an enchanting game, not only because of the huge wins but also because it’s classy, thrilling and involves both luck and skill. It doesn’t matter if you play at a Casino in Vegas or online, blackjack makes you feel cool, and here are nine of the coolest blackjack scenes and movies in history, which helped shape the legend surrounding this exquisite game.
The top 11 Blackjack
Licence to Kill

As classy as the game itself, is 007, James Bond. Many Bond movies include casino settings but the only one featuring a truly amazing blackjack scene is the 1989 Licence to Kill. Needless to say Bond cannot lose and he wins £250,000 without batting an eye. Unbelievable sophisticated and debonair, but really one cannot expect anything else from the number one British Secret Service agent.

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

Moving from classy to sassy, Austin Powers treats the amused audience to one hilarious scene in this 1997 movie. Upon encountering the evil #2 they play blackjack and Austin is clearly defeated when he receives a five, yet he stays put. Featuring his true spirit he states that he also likes to live dangerously, which shows he at least understands that this game is not just about the right cards, but also about the right attitude.

Johnny Got His Gun

Nowadays when blackjack can be played by anyone at any time and thanks to mobile access, many players forget that this is an ancient game that existed long before online casinos. More than 40 years back Johnny Got His Gun was offering viewers a taste of authentic blackjack. This 1971 anti-war film has a memorable scene where soldiers philosophically discuss their lives as they play blackjack, and while it’s very different from modern casino movies, it is a truly mesmerizing moment that any blackjack player will appreciate.

The Cooler

There aren’t all that many romantic comedies which focus on casinos, but this 2003 film manages to mix up marginally tacky romance and blackjack, alongside with other casino games. It’s a must-see for anyone who enjoys blackjack with lots of unforgettable scenes around the card table.

Swingers

In this fantastic film, Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn try to soothe a heartache with casino and reckless partying, creating a funny comedy with a darker drama edge. It captures the constant thrill and amazing fun involved in casino games and blackjack is certainly one of the stars.

Rainman

You need to have a heart of stone not to fall for Dustin Hoffman’s touching performance in this 1988 movie, but when you see him at the blackjack table you don’t feel compassion but awe. This famous and successful film has won four Oscars and we feel that the casino scenes ought to have received their own nomination.

Croupier

An unsuccessful writer finds a new career as a blackjack dealer and ends up getting into heaps of trouble. Clive Owen has done an amazing job in this 1998 film and he manages to show the casino world from an unusual angle.

Hangover

This hysterical 2009 comedy has no shortage of memorable moments, but for casino fans, the scene that takes it to a different level is where the characters unfairly win more than $82,000 while playing blackjack.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Going back in time again, this 1975 film is mainly famous for Jack Nicholson’s extraordinary acting, but real blackjack fans love watching the patients at the mental institution play for cigarettes. It’s not stylish or even pretty, but it shows how this game can make any circumstances better.

Casino

With a winning combination of blackjack, DeNiro, Sharon Stone and the one and only Scorsese, this movie was a safe bet before it was even released. While there is nothing subtle about the vulgar players and the dark sides of Vegas featured in this film, it is a real classic.

21

It is only appropriate for this 2008 film to be closing this list. Based on actual events (well, kind of), this movie doesn’t just mention blackjack offhandedly but gives it a leading role. Viewers get a close-up of this game and what it’s really about. It has many incredible blackjack scenes that will give any casino player an urge to play.
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Mobile Blackjack Facilities Available To US Players.

Mobile Blackjack Facilities Available To US Players

The ubiquity of internet capable mobile devices means that more people than ever in the US want to gamble using them, so we look at the sites that provide the facility to do so.
Mobile Blackjack Facilities
If your black jack betting strategy suffers a little these days from the pressures of overwork and nowhere near enough free time to hit the casino floor closest by, there is a tendency to merely snatch the odd moment when one can at the PC using the many and various sites online that provide for a lively entertaining burst of relaxation prior to the next of life’s hurdles throwing itself gamely into your path. This in of itself can lead to issues, as one might not find the privacy at the family computer or office work station one might desire whilst wagering.

The inevitable rise of internet betting across the US has been greatly slowed by the rampant campaign against it fought by vested casino interests who have no desire to see their dominant market position damaged in any way. The likes of Sheldon Adelson might try to protect his casino gambling news he’s spending untold millions on attempting to stop the legalization of online gambling in the US will put off those that wish to try, but it is a battle he’s been losing as three states already permit it, and more are bound to follow given the lack of political will and support he suffered recently when the GOP rejected his proposed bill.

This is particularly true if the smart strategies of the NBA Commissioner pay off and legalized sports gambling outside of its current Nevada home become something rationally debated, accepted and regulated. The fact that Mr. Adam Silver is talking about it at all bodes well for the future of gambling as a whole in the US, but would give a new facet to online gambling that would make the revenues and margins far more attractive to large scale corporate investment who at present view it as a limited market made risky by political winds and whim.

Uncertain Situation Stymies Bigger Investment
This is one of the inherent problems with the internet gambling industry in the US. It finds itself with no firm national regulations save those being dredged up by the likes of Mr. Adelson and his cronies, facing a myriad of state legislatures with their own political agendas and desires, and a public that is far more led by emotive appeals than by objective rationality. This does not make for an attractive investment, and whilst some states have taken the plunge, a future of mobile casino gambling for all is a long way off yet.

Mobile Betting In The USA
Some sites already offer the option
Sports and casino gambling available
Compatible with all software platforms
The ridiculous nature of the higgledy-piggledy gambling laws in the US means that police in Minnesota regularly break up poker games, and when law enforcement has to be troubled with such trifles, there’s something very wrong. Legislation on gambling at the Federal level appears unlikely with even the GOP backing off any stance ahead of the 2016 race for the White House, so we are left with fewer opportunities we deserve and an industry with no definite base to its future on which anyone would be willing to build.

Now obviously the gambling industry isn’t limited to just the United States, and nor is the internet, and it doesn’t take a genius these days to tell a computer one is somewhere other than one’s true geographical location. It’s not even illegal to do so, but that sort of technical faffing around isn’t for everyone and the systems administrator at work might become hostile if the company network suddenly starts reporting it’s running out of a small VPN somewhere in Malta.

Mobile Opportunities In The US
However all is not lost, even as the politicians slug it out either from an economic or moral standpoint, and as the regulators write ever more complex reports that say nothing at all, several sites around the world now offer those in the land of the free and home of the brave the opportunity to wager not just from the shackles of the desktop PC, but from a myriad of mobile devices on a plethora of platforms. Indeed just below the surface of controversy and calamity, the gambling industry is just getting on with it.

Naturally if one is going to be handing over credit card details and the like online one has to be especially careful that the site has a good reputation and that there will be no software compatibility issues. Fortunately there are some notably responsible, and indeed responsive, options out there providing a superb range of gambling opportunities bundled up in the neatness of a mobile app that will run on the phone in your pocket or the tablet in your bag granting you far more freedom than was hitherto possible.

Where once you need go to a casino now Bovada bring the casino to you, wherever you happen to be. This highly recommended site gives US players a full range of opportunities whether you prefer playing with the blackjack cards or placing a wager on your favorite team, and better yet it matters not one jot be you an Apple fanboi on iOS or an Android convert, their facilities are appropriately configured to both so whatever your platform Bovada has you covered.

BetOnline stands out as being excellent for sports betting covering all the major leagues and making sure not to skimp on a well put together and presented racebook for all you fans of the horses. Alongside them GTbets offers a good collection of opportunities from a very reputable management that provides some of the best promotions and bonuses that one can find anywhere online as a US player. There are of course other options out there but these three are our recommendations for a hassle free gambling experience online.
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Fortune Online Casino’s Brand New Games.

Fortune Online Casino’s Brand New Games

Grand Fortune Online Casino is paying Santa’s toy factory an early visit this year and unwraps two, new games in time for the holiday season: The Naughty List Video Slot and Rudolph’s Revenge 5-reel Slot for Mobile.
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The 5 reels and 50 paylines of this steamy online slot are sizzling with beautifully themed graphics and effects, multiple bonus features and a magical Local Progressive jackpot. Each click of the mouse guarantees a high-speed sleigh ride on RTG’s powerful software, and each spin delivering more fun and bigger wins.

New to Grand Fortune Mobile Casino is Rudolph’s Revenge 5-reel Slot, launching on the 26th of November. This time around, the red-nosed reindeer makes a North Pole nuisance of himself by taking Santa and his elves hostage. Players will enjoy the racy reel-action and the merry madness as Rudolph hands out massive, mobile riches.

Exclusive casino bonuses are available to maximize playtime and members can claim any casino bonus on their Mobile Device, unless otherwise specified.

Rudolph’s Revenge casino slot lets members spin 5 reels and 50 paylines for a chance to bag a jolly jackpot. The festive symbols produce multiple winning lines and the Wild symbol and Scatter symbol creates crazy, cash chaos with exciting effects, Free Spins and credit-boosting combinations.

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How to Win More Money at Blackjack by Exploiting Dealer Error.

How to Win More Money at Blackjack by Exploiting Dealer Error

Using a card counting system is a great way to win at blackjack. But if you want to maximize your winnings, learn how to exploit dealer error.
How to Win More Money at Blackjack
Blackjack is the best casino game out there because it gives the player opportunities to tip the advantage in their favor. Other games like roulette, slots and even baccarat have a house edge which can’t be altered. Blackjack is different because the use of advantage play techniques can actually move the edge from house to player.

The only problem is that even proper use of advantage play techniques like card counting systems will only the player an edge of about .2 percent. That means that one would have to wager large amounts on countless hands in order to take home a sizeable amount of money. Betting $1000 would net you only $2, all other things being equal.

How dealer’s screw up
For that reason many blackjack experts say that advantage play isn’t enough. The player must also recognize and capitalize when the dealer makes a mistake. Professional croupiers are highly trained and excellent at what they do, but it doesn’t mean they don’t screw up once in a while.

The most obvious examples of a dealer error are when they don’t tally totals correctly. Your hand is a 19 but they only count 17, for example. When this happens you point out that you think they made a mistake, then ask them to recount. If it is discovered that they made an error you’re entitled to a free bet.

Blackjack legend Don Johnson, the man who won $15 million playing blackjack at Atlantic City casinos in 2012, won in large part by distracting dealers into miscounting, then cashing in on the free bet. One of his favored techniques was to visit the casino with beautiful women, who would attempt to distract male dealers.

Another “error” which is encouraged by some players is waiting until the dealer becomes distracted then placing a bet just outside the circle. According to the rules, this amounts to asking for change.

If you receive a card which isn’t to their liking, then you can legitimately say that you were just asking for change and never intended to bet that amount. The best part about this is that they don’t have to lie, it’s completely true!

On the other hand, if the dealer thinks that your money is a wager and deals a new hand, you may decide that it is to your liking. The point is that the dealer most likely will see that your money is outside of the circle; but if they don’t, the ball is in your court.

Sometimes the dealer will accidentally expose a card during the dealing process. This information can be valuable to you, especially if they show you their hole card. For example, if you know that the dealer has a ten hiding under their, you’ll be much more likely to surrender.

How to exploit dealer error
Rather than attempting to influence the dealer to make errors (which is difficult and can sometimes result in getting the back-off from a pit boss), what you should attempt to do is find dealers which are inexperienced, sleep-deprived or noticeably unhappy with their jobs, as these are the ones most likely to make mistakes.

Look for newly-opened and recently expanded casinos. If they’ve recently added large numbers of blackjack tables that most likely means that they’re training in new dealers. If you do a little bit of scouting once you’ve walked onto the casino floor it isn’t difficult to tell who is experienced and who is in training.

Also look for dealers who are noticeably tired or irritable. Some blackjack strategy experts play only at night for this specific reason. The player can sleep during the day before going into the casino well-rested. And some dealers simply don’t enjoy their jobs or have problems getting along with managers and co-workers. For obvious reasons they’re more likely to make mistakes.

Maximizing your gains from dealer error can also be done by increasing your bets across the board. If your dealer is clearly incompetent or mistake-prone, you should bet more than the minimum on each hand. Of course they won’t make a mistake on every hand, but they will on enough that you’ll win a lot more over the course of the night.

Remember to be subtle
The casino can ask you to leave for any reason whatsoever, so you never want to draw much attention to yourself. Even if you are using techniques to distract the dealer make sure that they aren’t obvious. As for the abovementioned trick about putting money just outside the circle, don’t attempt that more than once per dealer. They’ll pick up on you very quickly.

Be friendly with the dealer in order to get him or her on your side. If they get a positive impression from you, they’ll respond in a more accommodating manner when you point out an error. Having good casino table manners is very important to sustainable winning.

We don’t recommend that you attempt to rely on dealer error to increase your bankroll every night, but it is a useful tool to keep in your arsenal. In addition to perfect strategy and card counting techniques, spotting and pouncing on dealer error can help you win a lot of money.
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Classic Blackjack Gold Mobile Now Available on Golden Riviera Mobile Casino.

Classic Blackjack Gold Mobile

Classic Blackjack Gold Mobile

Players that are constantly on-the-go can enjoy Classic Blackjack Gold Mobile and other cool games on Golden Riviera Mobile Casino.

Casino gambling news reports that Classic Blackjack Gold Mobile is currently one of the hottest gaming titles in the industry. It boasts an incredibly easy system to use that enables players to just sit back and enjoy the marvelous game. The game has many options so players are not limited to just a few preferences.

When players are dealt cards they can decide to split them up to increase their overall winning score. They can also take insurance when the dealer has an Ace so that they are protected against any dangers, while the double down on the first two cards is 9, 10 or 11. The fact that the game is available on mobile platforms makes it a truly unique blackjack title.

Impressive bonuses and games
Without a doubt Golden Riviera Mobile Casino has all the necessary features that players look for when playing on their hand-held devices. The mobile casino boasts some impressive bonuses that amount to a total of USD/GBP/EUR 1,400 free that are spread out over 3 deposits.

Golden Riviera Mobile Casino has a nice portfolio of games for players to choose from. Some of the more popular games are: Bars&Stripes slot, Age of Discovery slot, Bush Telegraph slot, European Roulette Gold, Bonus Deuces Wild Poker and other cool titles.

If you haven’t registered yet with Golden Riviera Mobile Casino, now is it perfect time. Sign-up and claim your massive welcome package of USD/GBP/EUR 1,400 free today!
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How to Win at Blackjack and Influence Other Aspiring Pros.

How to Win at Blackjack and Influence Other Aspiring Pros.

Transforming yourself into a successful blackjack pro is about doing, not dreaming. Here are some concrete steps to help you get there.
How to Win at Blackjack
We all dream of becoming a successful pro blackjack player, winning loads of money at casinos and even writing a bestseller on advanced strategies like shuffle tracking or card counting systems (I haven’t quite made it to that level, but I’m working towards it!). But if you want to make serious progress with your blackjack playing and eventually elevate your game to the professional level, you’ve got to do a lot more than dream.

I’ve compiled a list of crucial steps you need to take in attempting to become a blackjack superstar. Whether you’re an absolute beginner or a skilled basic strategy player trying to push things to the next level, the most important thing is to be constantly working to improve your skills. We can make a pro player of you yet.

Study your blackjack strategy chart until you can recite it from memory
Getting basic strategy down pat is the absolute first step you need to accomplish before you can even think about winning money consistently at a land-based or online casino. I couldn’t tell you how many people I’ve come across over the years who want to learn how to count cards but don’t even have the ins and outs of basic strategy figured out.

These days the internet is full of blackjack strategy charts, including the one at our site. It’s simply a matter of dedication. Spend at least an hour or two every evening learning when to hit, stand, split, surrender and double down. You’ll never make money card counting if you make mistakes in the basics of blackjack.

Play extensively online before taking your game to the casino
The internet is chock full of great casino sites offering a range of blackjack games with lower house edges than you’ll find at any land-based casino. You can even practice with free-to-play games. This is a perfect way to develop your skills in a low-risk, low-pressure situation.

In fact, most experts recommend spending at least a month honing your skills online before moving up to the big leagues. Some reputable sites that we recommend playing with are Bet365, Bovada and Bodog. Once you’ve progressed to the point that you can win consistently online, start playing at the nearest casino.

Read some of the best blackjack books
Ask any professional blackjack player and they’ll tell you that they learned a lot of what they know from reading the best blackjack card counting books. While a lot of what’s out there is low-quality written by hacks (remember, a lot of these guys make money writing, not playing blackjack), the right book can do wonders for your game.

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Reading some of the best blackjack books helps you to become a pro!
Some blackjack books we recommend to aspiring pros are Playing Blackjack as a Business by Lawrence Revere, Beat the Dealer by Edward O. Thorpe and Million Dollar Blackjack by Ken Uston. All three are insightful studies into both the theory and practice of blackjack by some of the greatest players in history. Of course the best way to develop your skills is to drill endlessly, but getting some background knowledge can only help.

Grab card counting by the horns and refuse to let go
Once you’ve perfected your knowledge of basic strategy and hit the books to boost your blackjack basic strategy, you’re ready to start card counting. But you need to spend countless hours drilling at home before your skills will be good enough to win you money at a casino.

The first step is to work on your visual recognition skills. You need to be able to count cards quickly and without mistakes. Mentally counting is too long and clumsy, so you need to be able to do everything with your eyes. If possible, have a friend shuffle cards for you while you keep count. Experts say that you should be able to count down a full deck without errors in 20 seconds before you’re ready to win money at the casino.

Acquire the gift of subtlety
Knowing how to count cards effectively is one thing. Being able to do it without getting booted out of the casino is another. Lots of guys know the mechanics of keeping a count but lack the casino table manners to be successful once on the casino floor.

You need rock-solid concentration in order to act like every other player at the table. One good technique for this is to practice counting at home while holding a conversation. If you can debate politics or discuss the finest works of Shakespeare or Dostoyevsky while keeping a flawless count, you’re ready for bigger and better things.

You also need to learn how to “spread” properly, something that is difficult even for many pros. This refers to the difference in bet size from when the count is low to when it’s high. Increasing your bet from $10 to $200 is going to tell the dealer that you’re counting, but going from $10 to $20 isn’t going to win you much money. You need to find a happy meeting.
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Blackjack Tournaments in the World’s Largest Gambling Hubs.

Blackjack Tournaments in the World’s.
No matter which part of the world you live in, there’s bound to be an exciting blackjack tournament close to you.

With card games being so popular these days, it’s very easy to find online blackjack tournaments. There are many reasons why playing this game on the internet is a great choice. Online casinos offer free cash bonuses, a number of blackjack rule variations and live dealer games, all from the comfort of your own home.
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But if you’re looking for the real card playing experience, only land-based casinos can offer it. Remember that you can only use card counting systems efficiently if you play with real decks, in a land-based casino.

So let’s see where you can find the world’s best blackjack tournaments.

Macau blackjack tournaments
If you’re really looking for the best blackjack experience, the world’s largest gambling hub is the obvious place to start. Macau has seen an explosive growth over the past years and the most popular gambling operators have all opened casinos here.

Macau is most popular among Asian players and while blackjack is not their number 1 favorite, local casinos still offer some of the best tables and tournaments for professional players.

Casino Lisboa offers some very appealing blackjack rule variations, starting with a very low house edge of only 0.02%. If you’re looking for the lowest table limits, try the Floating Palace. This casino offers a relaxed atmosphere and a few selected tables with low limits.

There’s a competition between local gambling venues when it comes to high-rollers. The Wynn and The Sands are both great choices if you’re looking to gamble with large amounts of money. But Casino Lisboa is certainly one of the top choices among players looking for VIP treatment, offering even helicopter rides to bring high-paying customers directly to the venue.

Las Vegas blackjack tournaments
Las Vegas might not be the leading casino resort anymore, but it still is a top choice for professional blackjack players. Home to a large number of casinos, night clubs and restaurants, The Vegas Strip offers a wide selection of rule variations, to suit the needs of every player.

At the Las Vegas Club Casino, players are allowed to hit an additional card after splitting aces, double down more often than at other venues and you’ll find less decks per shoe, which makes card counting easier. Harrah’s and Casino Royale allow you to play for as low as $2 to $3 per hand.

For high-rollers, blackjack pros recommend the opulent Wynn Las Vegas, which attracts over 500 “whales” from all over the world. Bets can go up to $100,000 per hand and the exclusive VIP rooms have a minimum of $500,000 per hand.

However, if you’re looking for more than a regular game of blackjack, The Hilton is the place for you. This casino is famous for hosting the World Series and Million Dollar Blackjack tournament. Apart from that, you’ll find more relaxed daily and weekly events at the Imperial Palace and Boulder Station.

Monte Carlo blackjack tournaments
Moving on to Europe, Monte Carlo is the place where wealth meets beauty and luxury. All these make up the most exquisite gambling experience Europe has to offer.

All gambling venues in the area are controlled by the state and the country’s one and only licensed operator, Société des bains de mer de Monaco. The two partners are doing a great job offering tourists and gamblers the time of their lives.

The Sun Casino offers by far the best blackjack rules and tournaments in Monte Carlo. The venue offers pretty much the standard American rules, also practiced at other casinos in the city, but is also the proud host of the annual European blackjack tour, as well as a number of in-house tournaments.

High-rollers will feel right at home at the famous Le Grand Casino de Monte Carlo, which is also an architectural masterpiece and the biggest casino in Monte Carlo. The venue has a very private room reserved for high-rollers only, the Salon Anglais.

This elegant and luxurious casino is filled with history and has the widest blackjack offerings, with bets ranging from bet from 10 francs (about $1.80) to 10,000 francs (about $1,800) per hand.

Regardless of which one you choose for your next blackjack adventure, you can’t go wrong with any of these options. Enjoy!
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4 Losing Blackjack Strategies that Could be Causing Your Cold Streak.

4 Losing Blackjack Strategies.

Don’t led losing blackjack strategies get you down. If you want to win, do your homework and stick to proper basic strategy.
4 Losing Blackjack Strategies
Mastering the art of blackjack is like learning how to play the guitar. Once you get the hang of it, it becomes second-nature. But in the early stages of training it requires endless practice and the understanding of tons of small variations.

Most beginning blackjack players struggle to win money at the casino, and in most cases the problem stems from losing blackjack strategies or the use of flawed betting systems.

If you find yourself repeatedly leaving with less than you came with, you may be mistakenly falling for one of these common blackjack mistakes:

Playing at the wrong table
Many beginning blackjack players set themselves up for failure by being unaware of their surroundings at the casino. What do I mean? They don’t know the rule variations enough to know the house edge of each table.

For example, it’s important to know the difference in house edge from single-deck to two and six-deck blackjack. More decks generally mean a higher house edge, as deck penetration is lower and the player most likely will receive fewer face cards and aces.

However, while single-deck blackjack should be the most player-friendly variation, it usually isn’t. The reason is that casinos have started tipping the edge in their favor by paying out 6-5 instead of 3-2 on natural blackjacks, which significantly raises the house edge over the course of an evening.

The standard house edge (when playing Vegas Strip rules) by the amount of decks are as follows: single-deck: 1.36%, 2-deck: .46%, 4-deck: .6%, 6-deck: .64%, 8-deck: .66%. For the single-deck scenario, it is assumed that the payout on blackjack is only 6-5.

Trying too hard not to bust
Some non-expert players mistakenly believe that the #1 priority in blackjack should be to never bust. There is even a system called the “no bust” system, in which the player plays as conservatively as possible in avoiding going over 21.

What is forgotten here is that the goal of blackjack is not to not bust, but to beat the dealer. This means taking risks in the attempt to best the dealer’s hand, and sometimes that results in going over 21.

The no bust blackjack system involves standing on any hard hand of more than 12; when your basic strategy blackjack chart will tell you to almost always hit when you have a hand of less than 17.

Playing too conservatively means you’ll often end up with hands of 16, 17 and 18, not busting but being consistently edged by the dealer. The result of a no bust system is a house edge of almost 4%, bad news for any blackjack player.

Imitating the dealer
At any casino the dealer is going to win more hands than the player. This is the reason that blackjack games have a house edge of between .16% and .7%. Given this inconvenient truth, some players find the solution to be doing exactly what the dealer does.

This means hitting on any hand of sixteen or less (as well as a soft 17), and standing on a 17 or over. There’s nothing wrong with that, but here’s where the system goes haywire: the player never doubles or splits, even if they have a pair of tens.

This has been found to result in a house edge of roughly 5%, significantly higher than the .53% of standard two-deck blackjack games. The reason is that the player needs to capitalize on opportunities to win big, so that doubling and splitting when basic strategy says to do so is essential.

Don’t try to beat the dealer at his own game. Winning at blackjack requires knowing when to maximize the amount of money you have on the table. Big payouts will follow.

Taking out insurance
Insurance is a side bet the player can take against a dealer blackjack. If the dealer’s upcard is an ace, the player can put up half his original bet as insurance against the other card having a value of ten (ten, jack, queen, king).

If the dealer does land a blackjack the player will receives a 2-1 return on his wager. Consider the following scenario: the player wagers $10, and decides to insure again dealer blackjack with an additional $5.

The dealer receives a blackjack, so wins the player’s $10 but pays out 2-1 on the $5 insurance (adding up to $10), so even though the dealer had a blackjack the player ends up breaking even.

This sounds like a decent proposition, the only downside is that the dealer’s chances of landing a blackjack are actually fairly low. When the dealer has an ace upcard, his mathematical chances of having a ten-value card under that ace are 4/9.

According to mathematical probability, if you wager $5 insurance on 130 hands, you will be rewarded with even money on 40 of them. On the other 90 your insurance amounts to free money for the house. If you want to win, it’s best to stick to your blackjack chart and forget about insurance.
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4 Ways to Beat the Online Blackjack Machine.

4 Ways to Beat the Online Blackjack.

Online blackjack has a house edge, but following these simple steps will give you an advantage over the casino. However, excellent blackjack strategy skills are still required!
4 Ways to Beat the Online Blackjack
All table games carry a house edge over the player. This refers to the built-in advantage that the house has, even if the player plays flawlessly. In blackjack, the house edge sits around .5 percent depending on the blackjack rule variation. This is the same in both online and brick-and-mortar casinos. While the cards are always stacked against you, there are some unorthodox measures you can take to increase your advantaged over the casino. Follow the suggestions below, and you should turn a profit on your online blackjack investments.

Go bonus hunting
The #1 advantage to playing blackjack online (aside from the convenience of playing from the comfort of your own home) is the fact that online casinos offer bonuses. Utilizing bonuses effectively can help offset the casino’s house edge. Many online blackjack sites offer sign-up bonuses of between $100 and $1000. No, you can’t just bank the bonus and cash out. If you could, this article would be titled “1 Way to Beat the Online Blackjack Machine.” Sites have a wagering requirement, a certain amount you must play before you can withdraw winnings. The gives the casino a chance to win the bonus back, plus a little more. The wagering requirement is listed in the casino’s terms and conditions.

Take Bovada for example. They offer a promotion in which blackjack players can receive $100 in bonus chips. But terms and conditions require that 20x the bonus must be wagered before the bonus or winnings can be withdrawn. So the player has to make $2,000 in bets before they can cash in on the bonus. This is still a good deal, provided that you use effective blackjack strategy. With the house edge being .5 percent, the casino should only take $10 out of the $2,000 that you wagered (this includes the $100 bonus plus $1,900 of your own money). So you take home $1,990 having wagered $1,900. And if you hunt around a little bit you can find bonuses much better than the one offered by Bovada.

Quit while you’re ahead
Follow the steps listed above, but quit as soon as you have reached the wagering requirement. The casino makes money from players continuing (and losing) after the requirement has been reached. Rather than cashing out they keep playing and eventually lose more than they win. Don’t make this mistake. Quit as soon as you can, cash out the bonus and move on.

Using the above scenario as an example, take the $90 in bonus money from Bovada to another casino, say, Bet365. Take the free EUR 100 bonus offered by Bet365. After you’ve met the wagering requirement (granted you’ve used correct strategy you should be in the black by now), cash out. You should have the $90 from Bovada plus what remains of the bonus from Bet365. Keep moving through cyberspace, going from site to site and leaving after you’ve met the wagering requirement. After a while you will have a nice pile of cash stacked up.

Count cards playing live dealer blackjack
In online blackjack the cards are reshuffled after each hand, so counting is useless. This is one aspect that turns off experienced players from online casinos. But there is a solution: play live dealer. There is a real living and breathing human being shuffling and dealing the cards. Rather than reshuffling the entire deck after each hand they deal from multiple decks, shuffling intermittently. This gives players the opportunity to use a card counting system.

Live dealer blackjack is played according to the same rules as a table at a land-based casino. The difference is the convenience of playing from home. Using a live stream doesn’t feel as authentic as the real thing, but it’s as close as the iGaming industry has to offer at the present moment. Feel free to count cards; if you can do it effectively in a real casino, you can do it effectively in live dealer.

Use impeccable strategy
Ok, this one isn’t an exciting gimmick or little known secret, but success at blackjack at any level requires knowledge of strategy. The house is .5 percent if you make all the right moves; it can be much larger if you don’t know what you’re doing. You can bank the casino’s bonus, but only if you play well enough to keep all of your own money which you wager. Do your homework. Know when to hit, when to stand, when to split and when to double down.

The same principle applies to card counting. First, get basic strategy down pat. Then you can progress to learning how to count. It takes a lot of practice, with some experts saying that one should spend 165 hours of practice learning both blackjack strategy and card counting methods. Once you have these down you should do pretty well at either a brick-and-mortar or online casino. But remember, counting is only effective when playing live dealer blackjack. It doesn’t do any good in the standard online casino version.
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