Bingo tips

Bingo tips:

There is very little you can do to influence or predict the outcome at Bingo. Bingo is a game of luck and is played primarily for fun. However, below are some useful tips submitted by visitors.

Bingo tips submitted by visitors

Never play more cards than you can watch, be careful of «play all you want for $» you’ll end up going nuts trying to watch all your cards!!!

Never bang while you are dabbing, dabbers work better if you dab lightly. If you bang hard chances are your dabber will leak. — Submitted by avid player.

Paper cards with lower card numbers (free space #) tend to have the numbers closer together card #1 (B-1, 2, 3, 4 & 5; I-16, 17, 18, 19 & 20). Longer games like Coveralls tend to draw numbers in sperts close together. 16 17 then 19 and 20 come out. To win more coveralls, try to come in early and get the first set of paper cards issued. On big nights managers stock the counter with plenty cards usually the ones on top are the lowest free space number cards. Check the next coverall for yourself. Notice the flashboard. Lighted up numbers usually in sets by the 30’th number called. — Submitted by: Chris Dudak Bingo Manager Extraordinaire!

Be curtious to those around you. Do not yell out loud the number you need!

Burning the number (on paper cards) does not mean that it will come out the next time.

Buy a card for a neighbor once a night. You never know when you will want one more game when your wallet says it’s time to go!

Share the wealth when you win. Toss out a lucky dollar to those around you when you win. If they win a larger jackpot, they could return the lucky dollar (ten fold)! Especially if they win with your lucky dollar!

If you want to win at bingo. Play bingo on nights that are generally slower for the operators (Monday — Thursday usually less players than weekends). Being a game of chance if there are fewer players then there are fewer cards in play. If you have as many cards as you can comfortably play and there are fewer cards in play, due to lower crowds, then you have a larger percent of cards in play. Odds in your favor? I think so! Especially if the hall you play at offers electronic bingo (computer bingo) and you have 2 or 3 cards per game.

Don’t continually gripe to your partner about your lousy numbers. It really gets on your neighbour’s nerves.

Don’t forget to bring tape. Some special games are played on single strips purchased separately, and it’s easier to dab them if they’re taped together. Hint #2 — tape on the back, not the front.

Make sure you cover up a mistake. Example you dabbed G 56 instead of 57. Use a different color to dab it with.

Use 2 dabbers of different colors when you play games like odd/even or 6-4-9-. it helps when the caller is checking your numbes.


Keno Glossary and Tips

Keno terms, meaning of words: Terminology, Jargon, Slang, Vocabulary

All Or Nothing — A keno ticket that pays in two ways only: 1) If all the numbers you selected get drawn, or 2) If none of the numbers you pick get selected.

Blower — Plexiglas bubble from which keno balls are blown through a tube and drawn.
Bubble — A container made of see-thru plastic containing the keno balls.

Call — To draw the numbers for each game.
Catch — To catch a number means that a number you have marked on your keno ticket has been drawn.
Combination Way Ticket — A ticket in which groups of numbers are bet several different ways, allowing the player to spread money over several combinations.

Keno Board — A large electronic board that displays the winning keno numbers.
Keno Lounge — The main area within a casino where keno is played.
Keno Runner — A casino employee who shuttles your keno bet from wherever you are to the keno writer, and also delivers payment for winning tickets.
King — A single circled number. Works with other numbers to make a bet or way.
King Ticket — A way ticket that contains one or more kings.

Number Pool — The range of numbers from which you select the ones you want to play. A typical keno pool ranges from 1 to 80.

Spot — Any number from 1 to 80 that a player selects on a keno ticket. It also refers to the number of numbers that are marked on a ticket.
Straight Keno — The basic keno game, played by marking individual numbers on a keno ticket.

Touch Wand — A pointing device used on some video keno machines to select numbers.

Way — A separate bet on a ticket with more than one bet.
Way Ticket — A ticket that groups different numbers to create more than one way to win.

Keno tips:

Playing Keno and Video Keno is like picking your lottery numbers. There isn’t really much you can do to influence or predict the result. It is all down to luck.

In Video Keno, always play from 3 to 8 spots, and play the maximum amount of coins allowed.

Keno tips submitted by visitors.

  • The computer uses different algorithms to randomly pick numbers. Play your numbers in patterns instead of spreading them out all over.
  • In playing Keno remember the payouts and try to keep your winnings below what you have to pay taxes on. Usually I play 9 numbers for a max payout of 2500 on a quarter bet but I am really trying to get 8 out of 9 for a payout of 1175. Then you take your money home and don’t have to worry about old Uncle Sam.
  • Keep your numbers the same regardless of what you pick until you hit large on them. You will always come out ahead at least once. When you are, even if it is only by $1, cash out and do it again!
  • Try playing the top 2 lines. Play 1,2,5,10,11 and 2 others of choice. Vary your choices and you will hit at least 5/7 and probably 7/7 within an hour.

Baccarat glossary, strategy and tips

Glossary of terms, meaning of words: Terminology, Jargon, Slang, Vocabulary.

  • Banco — Banker.
  • Bankroll — A player’s total gambling money.
  • Carte — French for request a card be dealt.
  • Coup — French for a round of play.
  • Croupier — French for dealer.
  • Down Card — A face down card.
  • Face Cards — The Jack, Queen, and King of any suit of cards.
  • High Roller — A player that wagers big bets.
  • House Edge — The casino in-built advantage, usually gained by paying less than the odds.
  • Ladderman – Casino employee who oversees the baccarat game. Personnel working this game are two dealers seated together at the center of the table, a caller standing at the table across from the dealers, and the ladderman, supervising the action from a chair above the table.
  • Le Grande — French for natural 9.
  • Mini-baccarat — A smaller version table baccarat.
  • Monkey — A term for a face card or a 10.
  • Natural — An 8 or a 9 with the first two cards.
  • Palette — The tool (usually a long flat wooden baton) used in the Baccarat game to move cards on the table.
  • Punto — Player.
  • Shoe — Device, usually a wooden box, used for holding and dispensing playing cards to be dealt.
  • Shuffle Up — Premature shuffling of playing cards by the dealer.
  • Standoff — A tie.
  • VIP — A Very Important Person. Usually a big bettor or a high roller.
  • Upcard — A face up card.

How to win at baccarat: (Strategy, plan, tactics, method, system, technique.)

There is very little you can do to influence the outcome at baccarat. Therefore, rather than try to influence or predict the outcome, a good strategy would be to ride on the outcome and vary the intensity of betting appropriately; more as you win, less as you lose.

Establish a pattern of play to your liking and stick to it. This combined with a suitable money management system, like the Paroli system, should give you the opportunity to be a winner.

Baccarat tips:

  • Baccarat is really a game of chance and there is no need to know the third-card rules. In any case, play is closely monitored by the casino dealers and errors are very rare.
  • Avoid standoff or tie bets altogether.
  • Don’t bet against a streak of either Banco (banker) or Punto (player). After three consecutive Banco or Punto, either stop betting until the streak chops or bet with the streak.
  • Don’t be put off by the 5% tax on Banco wins. This is compensated by the fact that Banco wins more times than Punto.
  • If a shoe chops four times in a row bet with the chop on the fifth bet and treat the chop as a trend until it breaks with either a bank or player duplication. — Submitted by visitor

Slots and Videopoker Tips

Slots tips

Always read the payoff information on each machine, particularly on ‘Pay for Play’ machines. These are usually three coin slot machines with the first coin paying only on limited symbols, the second coin pays on the next set of symbols and the third coin pays on any win. The big win is with the third coin.

Be sure you have cashed all of your credits before leaving the machine. The cash out button controls the payout function; it either indicates credits or it drops the coins in the tray.

Never leave your machine until you have received your total winnings. If you hit a jackpot, you may have to wait for the attendant to pay you the rest of the jackpot as some machines can only pay a partial jackpot.

Over the time, you will win more money using the higher denomination machines than the lower, but you will definitely need a money management system as you might get carried away and lose more money than you bargained for.

If you can’t afford to play the maximum amount of coins or the higher denomination machines, drop down.

Look for ‘Hot’ machines as you enter the casino. It is customary for casinos to have some loose machines to attract the attention of new visitors. Some machines are set to pay better than others. However, be aware that the casino can move around the loose slot machines or have the settings changed back to a lower percentage return, so don’t expect a hot machine to stay that way everyday. (Note: Casinos must send their machines back to the manufacturer to be reprogrammed for their choice of percentage as long as it meets the minimum percentage return required by the Federal Regulators.)

If you’re lucky enough to hit an attendant-paid jackpot, do not touch your machine or leave it for even one moment. Do not insert more coins or allow anyone to touch it. A slot attendant must come by to complete the transaction.

Slot machine carousels can have large variations in the progressive jackpot amount. You should always be looking for the best slot opportunities possible and play at those that show the highest amount.

If a casino advertises that they have machines with a high payback (90% or more), look for them. Ask a slot attendant, and if he or she doesn’t know, have one of them ask the supervisor.

Shop around for casinos that offer comp value and use them. Casinos now offer you the ability to ‘comp yourself’ using one of their player’s club slot cards, so you get credit for each coin you insert in the machine.

Treat the comps as a bonus. Never gamble to increase your comp credits.

It is always better to play on a high payback machine and increase your winning opportunities than play on machines with good recycling capability of coins but with a low return.

If you can, give preference to Videopoker machines. Their payback is usually better than slot machines.

Most casinos will hold a slot for you while you go to the rest room or take a short break. Just ask a slot supervisor to reserve your machine and give a specific time when you expect to return.

Don’t stick to a cold machine because it is your favorite. Remember, you are there to win.

Even in the same aisle two identical looking machines can be set to different average returns. If you are not winning on one, try the other one.

Don’t assume because you have spent all night feeding a particular machine that it is now due for a jackpot, and that you will get your money back. Before you start play, set your loss limit and stick to it.

It is best not to replay your winnings. Have a set bankroll to start with, and when you have used it up, collect all your winnings (if any) and quit.

On a lucky day, if you are on a winning streak, have a few shots (2 or 3) at one of the $5 big-payouts machines. You never know! If you win — anything — take the cash and leave. Don’t replay or recycle any of the winnings.

Videopoker tips

In Jacks or better, a pair of Jacks or better pays even money. Hold on to the two off-suited face cards for the best chance of a winner.

Make sure all the cards you want to hold are held before pushing the draw button. If you hit too fast or not hard enough, the machine might not register your request.

Never keep a ‘Kicker’ — a high card with a pair.

Cash out your credits frequently.

Roulette Tips

Roulette tips:

For an efficient betting strategy aim to win more money in fewer winning spins.

Take into account probability, but don’t rely on it. Use it to make an approximate assessment of what you could expect on a long run.

If you are influenced by previous results, then learn to bet with the outcome and not against it. You will eventually realize that it makes no difference. If anything, the ‘law of unequal distribution’ will be on your side.

Remember, the two major factors that determine how much you win or lose at roulette are: 1) your luck on the day and 2) deciding when is the best time to quit.

On a very bad day, no sum of wagering money or degree of skill will make you a winner. Don’t persist. Cut your losses early.

Don’t challenge the mathematical advantage of the casino. You cannot eliminate or change it and you don’t need to. It is not your adversary unless you choose to make it that way and you will lose — slowly but surely. It is relatively small considering the sums of money that can be won or lost in a very short space of time. Think of it as a necessary and acceptable contribution or a tax towards paying the cost of the gaming equipment and salaries of the casino personnel. Remember, you pay it if and when you win only.

If you are new to the roulette game, you are probably thinking of the possibility to come up with a mathematical roulette system that excludes luck, but before you attempt at that, consider the next two tips.

Mathematics and gambling don’t mix. In mathematics you know exactly what will happen. Gambling is the exact opposite, you never know what will happen, otherwise it wouldn’t be gambling. If you try to calculate the possibilities of winning mathematically, it is unlikely that you will get anywhere even if there was no casino advantage — no 0, 00.

No system tester has ever produced a conclusive positive result for a roulette system — not once. That’s because the luck factor will always be missing. If you devise your own system, try it out for real in actual play and don’t rely on collected lists of decisions. The free on-line and off-line casino games are useful to carry out preliminary tests. Remember, luck cannot be quantified or spread evenly and recorded lists of decisions will never reoccur again in that order. The probability of a sequence of just four numbers coming up again in the same order is 1/38 x 1/38 x 1/38 x 1/38 = 1/2,085,136. That’s one in two million.

Roulette tips submitted by visitors

«The stall»: When your numbers stop hitting;  i.e. when you don’t hit for 3 straight rolls, on a 1 dollar minimum table, brake a 5 dollar chip into silver.  Then paint the corners of a number in the middle column;  i.e. place a dollar coin on each corner of black 17.  Take the last coin and place it between the 0,00.
Why would you do this?  you do this when your numbers go cold.  You brake your bet down to the minimum.  You don’t ever want to just sit there without money on the playing field.  You are  still playing 11 numbers per roll.  It keeps you working.  You can play out the cold spell till your numbers come back.  This works out great when you know when to stop.  «The stall» should be used only 4 to 5 consecutive rolls.  Then go back to playing your regular numbers.  It’s a $20.00 plus a 10 min breathing period.
Good luck, know when to breath. — The funke grifter

Don’t bet against yourself. If you place more than one number, play them in a manner where it’s possible to win them all if the right number is hit. — Anon

There are three human emotions that you should not take into the casino. Fear. Stupidity. And Greed. Each of these is your own personal disadvantage without even taking into account the casinos advantage. — LuckyGirl


Blackjack tips

Blackjack gambling advice tips:

If allowed, surrender (where a player may forfeit half his bet and decide not to play the original hand against the dealer) hard 15 against a dealer’s 10, and 16 (but not 8’s) against a dealer’s 9, 10 or Ace.

Never take insurance unless you are counting cards.

Never split 10’s.

Always split Aces and 8’s, no matter what the dealer’s showing card is.

Double down on two card combinations totalling:
.. 9 if the dealer’s up card is 3, 4, 5 or 6
.. 10 if the dealer’s up card is anything but a 10 or an Ace
.. 11 if the dealer’s up card is anything but an Ace.

Always stand on hard 17 or higher if the dealer’s showing card is 7 or lower.

Always stand on hard 13 through 16 if the dealer’s showing card is 6 or lower, but hit if the dealer’s showing card is 7 through Ace.

Always stand on hard 12 or higher if the dealer is showing 4, 5 or 6.

Hit a hard 12 if the dealer’s up card is 2, 3, 7 or higher.

Hit until you have at least 17 against a dealer’s 10.

Hit a soft 17 against a dealer’s 10.

Standing on 17 and lower relies entirely on the dealer’s busting to win. Since you cannot bust a soft hand with just one hit, do the following:

  • Hit soft 13 through 17 against a dealer’s 7 or higher
  • With hands of three or more cards, always hit soft 13 through 17
  • Double down with two-card soft 13 through 17 against a dealer’s 5 or 6. (You can only double down with your first two cards)
  • Double down soft 17 against a dealer’s 3
  • Double down soft 15 through 17 against a dealer’s 4
  • Most players will stand on soft 18, but you may find that in the long run you will be better off to hit a soft 18 if the dealer’s up card is 9, 10 or Ace , stand on soft 18 if the dealer’s up card is 2, 7 or 8, and double down if the dealer shows a 3, 4, 5 or 6
  • Always stand on soft 19 or higher.

Blackjack tips submitted by visitors

Study the last man at your blackjack table; if he is inexperienced or desperate, move on.

Never split the «F»s: fours, fives and face cards.

Always try to join the deck from the begining. Stay to full deck if you lose in first half and get out of the table if you have made a profit in first half.