Weddings, birthdays, vacation time or just a fun weekend – there are plenty of reasons to get away from the wife and enjoy a good time with the boys. With the city, the nightlife and everything else you could want packed into the North Island metropolis, Auckland is the place to do it.
There have been instances when someone will claim to have won hundreds of thousands of dollars in gambling. They may very well be telling the truth, however these people are few and far between. Most people will play for kicks, and most of them lose their money.
It also helps if you create your own odds before playing so that you will know how probably the outcome of a game will be. Compare the number of ways to success with the number of ways of failure. For example, if you’re rolling dice and looking for a lucky number 6, your odds are 5-1. This may even help you decide which games are worth playing.
Another reason to buy or open an online casino is that the law will take a while to take effect. This means that people can still play at casinos without any fear of prosecution. So why not take a plunge?
When the dealer shows an A, players are given the option of tak-ing insurance against the dealers’ having blackjack. Calling this “insurance” is a bit misleading. Actually, it is nothing other than a side bet that is paid at 2 to 1. If you wish to take insurance (which is only recommended in very specific circumstances recognizable by an expert card counter only), place a bet equal to half your original bet in the semicircle running just in front of the your betting spot. If the dealer has black-jack, you will lose your original bet but win the insurance wa-ger and break even on the hand. If the dealer does not have blackjack, you will lose the insurance bet and the hand will be played out normally.
By standing aside and observing the games for a while, you’ll also get a better idea of what’s what at the table. If you’re used to playing online, you’re probably also used to having everything labeled – from the size of the bets to the hand totals. In live play, you don’t get the same luxury and it can be surprisingly unsettling at first.
Another theory suggests exponential (Martingale) betting. This means that you shall bet 1 unit, 2 units, 4 units, 8 units, 16 units and so on till you finally win. On winning, you will be able to wash off previous losses and will still have something to show. While this is a smart thought yet it would need quite a fortune to keep playing exponentially after 20 continuous defeats. A simple calculation shows that you will have to play 517288 units on your 20th bet if you continue playing in this method. So if your 1 unit bet was 10 USD, 20th bet shall be more than 5 million USD; any Warren Buffet or Richard Branson here? Even if you had that money, no casino would accept the bet.