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How To Play Craps at a Casino

One thing to keep in mind, playing the game of craps off and online does have pretty much the same odds concerning the house, but the online does have a decided advantage. The house edge for the online version is about 3 times the normal amount, whereas the offline (brick and mortar) has more like ten times the original odds. Yeah, the online version does have better odds. With that in mind, we are going to talk about some helpful tips for strategizing and possibly winning with online craps. Those tips go a little something like this.

1) The Pass Line Bet

The online house betting edge is only about 1.40% or thereabouts. That is why a pass line bet is one of the better options players have. It is best to use this option during the come-out roll bit. You can easily win the bet if the dice rolls either a 7, 11 or both. It is up to you what you decide to do, but this is one of the better choices players have with the game of craps.

2) The Play Come Bet

This is another strategy where you need the house margin to be about 1.40% or thereabouts. The first tip definitely has this rule in spades, and so does our second tip. The play come bet is one that you need to take advantage of when you can. The idea is to only play this bet when you have made your point clear. This is another play that you can win if the dice rolls a 7. 11 or both. This is a very easy strategy to play (much like the first one) as long as you know what you are doing.

3) What About The Don’t Pass or Come Bets?

Those are good to use too, and here is what you need to know. You should only use these two bets (much like the first two) if the house edge is 1.40% or less. Please do not attempt it otherwise. Players will often avoid these two strategies, and we cannot understand why. They should be used because they offer the highest odds. One thing to mention is that these two will be the opposite of the come bet strategy. 

4) Combining Bets For A Very Low House Edge

Did you know you can combine two come bets along with a wager through the pass line? Well, you can. Not too many players do it though. What you do is begin with the pass line wager you want to make. Next, you take two come bets and add them in. You do this to cover three numbers. It should work for you. Those who have any issues with this strategy can go online and do a Google search.

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5) The Odd Bets Out

Did you know there is something useful to be the odd man out (or in this case, the odd bet out)? This option requires working with no house edge. You heard us. No house edge. That means it is one of the more popular choices a player can make. The only thing is (like the above tip) you should only make this move after you have made your point. The other great thing to mention involves the other tips mentioned thus far. You can use this strategy along with the rest of the tips. This is going to lower the house edge significantly. This is a tip every player should know. Some players know about this strategy and do not use it. Use it if you can.

6) The big 6 And Eight

You will stay away from these two if you know what is good for you, and we will explain why. This is going to increase the house edge to more than 9%. Yeah, that is bad. To be honest, many casinos do not allow players to use this strategy anymore. This is the worst bet you can make for even-money. You might come across this option at some point. Please do not use it. You will thank us later.

7) Number Seven

The reason you want to stay away from number seven is that it has the highest house margin on the list. The house margin is going to increase to about 16% or higher. Players who do win something from this bet will only get a 4 to 1 ratio win. We are warning you ahead of time.

Some Other Tips For Winning At Online Craps

1) Try to manage your bank account the best you can. We know you have heard this before, but it is true (especially with craps). Too many players have lost their shirts due to not setting their money limits. You will not make the loss up later, so do not even bother.

2) Most players should stick to the low-risk bets. The only time we argue against this is when the player has a thing for winning and risking big (and even then, it is hit or miss).

3) Be prepared to lose more games than you win. We are saying this to save you some disappointment later. Be grateful when you do win, but do not let it go to your head. The moment you start to develop an ego is the moment you begin your losing streak. This is one online game where you do have to keep your wits about you. 

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The Best Casino Table Games In New Zealand.

Gambling has been practised for centuries. In fact, it’s been practised before written history. And dates as far back as the Paleolithic period.   Viewed by many as the world’s favourite pastime, and in terms of revenue spend it exceeds the amount of money spent on fast food, music, and movies annually in many cases. Gambling is a favourite pastime for many around the world. Of which New Zealand is also a major hub. New Zealanders love their gambling. And casino table games are quite popular among New Zealanders.      

Blackjack

Blackjack is extremely popular with New Zealanders and its popularity continues to grow and its been around for many centuries. Throughout the year’s blackjack has evolved. It’s commonly believed that blackjack started in France in the 18th century. It was played extensively in the courts of Louis XV and was referred to like 21 which is Vingt-et-Un or Vingt-Un in french. There were some slight differences to today’s modern-day form of blackjack. For example, dealers weren’t allowed to double down and bets couldn’t be placed with every card but getting as close to 21 as possible without going over was the same premise. Other games can be traced back even further, that influenced the creation of blackjack like the Italian Sette e Mezzo, Spanish Trent-Un, and the French Quinze. But the game of Vingt-et-Unstarted made its way to America and quickly spread throughout northern America and started to be referred to as 21. It was highly popularized in Nevada when it was legislated in 1931. The name was eventually changed to blackjack when the rules for the game of 21 changed. Payout odds increased 10 to 1 if a hand contained an ace of spades for instance. Online casinos eventually began to expand rapidly as online casino play became more popular. Online casinos started launching in the mid-90s and the popularity of blackjack followed suit. Blackjack is now one of the most popular table games played in New Zealand.    

Poker

Poker dates as far back as 1000 years. In the Civil War Poker was played by both the North and South. Poker is a game where the player must fold, call the bet, or raise the bet. North America is probably where it’s most popular but it’s played extensively in New Zealand as well. It was initially viewed as shady and dangerous by many New Zealanders, this was a result, in large part, because of how it was portrayed in Hollywood. The arrival of the WSOP in the 70s eventually changed many New Zealander’s perceptions of the game. It stopped being viewed as a game played in smoke-filled, shady rooms, occupied by nefarious and unscrupulous characters. In 1994 New Zealand’s first-ever casino “Christ Church Casino” opened in New Zealand. It became instantly popular because it gave New Zealanders an option to play poker in a comfortable clean environment which was a far cry from the kitchen table environment many were accustomed to. Poker’s popularity in New Zealand exploded with the advent of online poker play. New Zealanders were given the option to improve their skills through free online play which made them better players and developed an increased desire to compete with others online all over the world. Texas Holdem is probably the most popular form of poker in New Zealand, it became the most popular form of play when the WSOP hit the screens. Video poker is another form of poker that’s popular among New Zealanders because it teaches poker basics and also offers a way to transition into other forms of poker.  Recently versions like five-card draw, and three-card poker, have become increasingly popular with New Zealanders.  

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Roulette

Roulette is probably of French origin considering the name. But the gameplay is more European and similar to two other games that were quite popular in Europe in the 17th century. Betting on the outcome of a spinning wheel was the premise. Considering it was illegal in many European countries at that time it wasn’t that popular for those reasons. Strict gambling laws were eventually passed in the 18th century. This led to the resurgence of gambling in  France and certain parts of Europe. European settlers eventually exported Roulette to America in the 19th century.  But the 5.26% house edge angered many players because of low earnings and hampered roulette from gaining popularity in America. Roulette presently is fairly popular in New Zealand but is probably one of the least popular table games in New Zealand. The reason roulette is probably not more popular is that there are no real strategies to beat it and it is exclusively a game of chance. But it still holds interest for many players because the suspense of watching the wheel spin without really knowing where it will fall holds a certain allure for most players. There are many forms of roulette that are popular in New Zealand. Such as Multi Roulette, Mini Roulette, Live Roulette, European Roulette, American Roulette, and French Roulette.

Roulette has been around as far back as the 1700s. In the American roulette version, for example, the payout doesn’t change even though the 00 pocket has been added to the wheel but the house edge jumps to 5.26%. In comparison, the French Roulette version has only the 0 pocket so even chance betters have some of the best odds while playing online roulette. Consequently, only half your money is paid back when losing on red or black even chance bets. Strangely enough, European Roulettes house edge is just 2.7% and it also has only the 0 pocket. While Live roulette, for example, offers a trained croupier by way of a technologically advanced video cam connection while using real equipment. This offers the player the ability to clearly see everything that’s transpiring right in front of them.   Before the dealer starts spinning the wheel you place your bets by clicking on the table. In the world of online casinos, Mini roulette is a popular method of play as well. The Mini roulette wheel has only 13 slots, 6 Black, and  6 Red,  and just one 0 pocket. It’s an option that comes in handy if you are under time constraints or interested in something different. These are the most popular table games in New Zealand. With Roulette probably ranking lower in terms of popularity because players are essentially at the mercy of the wheel because there is no real way to develop effective strategies to beat or win against it. Poker and Blackjack may be the most popular because of the many different strategies that can be developed to increase the player’s chances of winning. The prospect of the increased likelihood of winning, as a result of strategizing, normally results in increased player participation. Table games have been played for centuries in different countries, and New Zealand. And their popularity with New Zealanders only continues to grow.