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How to Play Caribbean Stud Poker

A favorite on cruise ships and beachfront casinos, Caribbean Stud Poker (also called Spice Island Poker) is an easy game to learn and fun to play online. Game Play Introduction: Caribbean Stud Poker (also called Spice Island Poker) is a variation of the classic five card poker game, but it’s played…

Blackjack Strategy

Blackjack is one of the simplest and most straightforward game in the casino, and if played correctly, can give the player the best chance at winning. Based only on the probabilities of the cards in the shoe, Casino Sage has calculated the most mathematically advantageous playing strategy for the player.…

Keno Strategy – Keno Rules, Tips and more

Keno is easy to learn and fun to play. It is one of the oldest games played in modern casinos and almost certainly the one that has undergone the least change. Keno is played in much the same fashion as most national and state lotteries around the world. The concept…

Poker Strategy: Play Speculative Hands when Limits are Low

A player recently asked me, “When playing low limit hold’em like $2-$4 or $3-$6 I usually play tight, aggressive poker, but that approach seems to backfire sometimes when I’m at a table where four and five players see the flop each hand.  It seems that big pocket pairs or top…

10 things you should avoid doing at a Casino:

1) Don’t try to buy in or cash out while a game is in play. Wait until between hands after the dealer has paid out any bets from the previous round. Ask for change and place your cash or chips on the table, rather then handing them directly to the…

Betting on Draws

Instead of betting on a win or a loss, you can also systematically bet on the chance of a draw. Tied outcomes tend to have relatively high odds. Another advantage is that the odds of tied results remain reasonably constant. For example, in football these odds are often around 3.…

Martingale

With the Martingale system one attempts to neutralize a loss by putting in a higher amount the next time. This system can be employed in both sports betting and games of chance. In sports bets you can only put in the amount allowed by the system, whereas in games of…

Reverse Labouchere

With the reverse Labouchère system you must determine in advance how much you want to put at stake. Let’s say you’re willing to risk 10 euro. Then you divide this amount over a number series, e.g.: 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 or 1 2 4…

Bluffing in Poker – The Basics to Keep in Mind

If a dollar won is twice as sweet as a dollar earned than a hand you win with a bluff is twice as sweet as a hand you won with good cards. There’s nothing quite like bluffing someone out of a big pot and stacking their chips while you muck…

7 Differences between Online Poker and Real Casino Poker

Because so many poker players begin as online aficionados, there are often some misconceptions about what flies and what doesn’t in a brick-and-mortar environment.  Having been a casino poker player for many years, I am often privy to these misconstrued malcontents’ outrage as they argue with the floor on sundry…