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  • Why it’s Never a Good Idea to Take Insurance in BlackjackWhy it’s Never a Good Idea to Take Insurance in Blackjack
    By Paul Kelly. An insurance bet is an optional side bet that can be made in blackjack when the dealer shows an ace, allowing players to place wagers (up to half of their original bet) on whether the dealer has a blackjack. If the player guesses correctly, he will be… Read more »
  • How to Minimise Losses in Online CasinosHow to Minimise Losses in Online Casinos
    By Bernadine Racoma. The growing popularity of online casinos comes as no immediate surprise. After all, they make gambling activities more accessible and convenient since they allow users to play their favorite games without having to go to their local casinos. However, winning remains a challenge. And more often than… Read more »
  • What are the Main Points to Pay Attention to when Choosing an Online Casino?What are the Main Points to Pay Attention to when Choosing an Online Casino?
    By Leslie Alexander. Picking the right online casino is easy, right? You just need to search for it using Google and opt for the first item on the list. If you think it’s that easy, then you are very wrong. The number of online casinos has increased dramatically in recent… Read more »
  • Where Is Online Gambling Legal In The USAWhere Is Online Gambling Legal In The USA
    By Antonio Kaurinovic. It continues to be a good year in the online casino arena with the ongoing news regarding states that are now allowing online gambling. It must be a good time for American gamblers, too, given that more states are now giving gamblers the freedom to gamble freely… Read more »
  • How do Crypto Casinos Work?How do Crypto Casinos Work?
    By Jonathon Roob. Introduction The potential of digital currency globally has evolved tremendously over the past decade, with gambling joining the bandwagon not too long ago. Online casinos have added cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, and Dogecoin, just to mention a few. Gamblers looking for an anonymous betting experience… Read more »
  • Understanding the House Edge in BlackjackUnderstanding the House Edge in Blackjack
    By James Henley. Why does the casino have an edge over players in blackjack? It’s a fair question. If the outcomes of blackjack games are determined by chance, then surely the dealer and the player have an equal chance. Theoretically, there is no guaranteed way for a dealer to have… Read more »
  • Best Online Blackjack Websites in PennsylvaniaBest Online Blackjack Websites in Pennsylvania
    By Arsenii Anderson. Blackjack is one of the most played casino card games in the United States and is available online, in brick-and-mortar casinos, and even at home on your kitchen table. You can play blackjack on your computer or mobile device anytime, anyplace in Pennsylvania now that there are… Read more »
  • The Best Blackjack Appearances in FilmThe Best Blackjack Appearances in Film
    By Hanna Laakso. Casinos are some of the most unique places on earth. To put it briefly, they are always on a knife-edge. What we mean by this is that no matter the moment you are there, there is always the feeling that something could happen. An eruption of cheers… Read more »
  • 10 Truths About Blackjack Advantage Play10 Truths About Blackjack Advantage Play
    By Michael Dalton. Blackjack is a fascinating game.  It is simple enough for beginners to understand and grasp the rules but a game that is potentially beatable with skilled play.  However, gaining an advantage over the casino is usually never an easy task.  Here are some truths and facts about… Read more »
  • Are Blackjack Apps Any Good?Are Blackjack Apps Any Good?
    By Cirillo Ambrosi. Blackjack has been popular for a long time in many casinos. And with the introduction of apps, playing blackjack on smartphones has made the game more popular and easier to play. As the online gambling industry grows fast, the number of blackjack applications continues to increase. Of… Read more »
  • Top 5 Most Popular Card Games in New ZealandTop 5 Most Popular Card Games in New Zealand
    By Jonathon Roob. Introduction Card games were introduced in New Zealand in the 19th century by the British colonialists. Sources of entertainment on-board the ship were limited so cards became a favorite pastime activity. As the ultimate ice-breaker, the 52-cards are loved both by friends and strangers. Online casino card… Read more »
  • Blackjack Beginner Tips To Play Like An ExpertBlackjack Beginner Tips To Play Like An Expert
    By Anna Lucas. Blackjack is arguably the world’s most popular casino game. And it’s not hard to see why as you can learn the game in a matter of minutes. Even if you’ve never stepped into a casino before, the simplicity of blackjack means that you can be playing at… Read more »
  • What is the ideal number of decks for blackjack card counting?What is the ideal number of decks for blackjack card counting?
    By Ben Walker. Blackjack card counting is an exciting method players can use to enhance their winning odds beyond the basic strategy of the game. This strategy can help players guess the cards (or at least the type of cards) that will emerge in a game. In this article, we… Read more »
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Online BlackjackAdvantages and Disadvantages of Online Blackjack
    By Joshua Robinson. If you need a casino game that can earn you a living online, blackjack is one of the games to consider. It is among the most popular casino games and remains one of Canada’s top online table games. The game has quite a history behind it, and… Read more »
  • A brief look into some of the most popular online variants of blackjackA brief look into some of the most popular online variants of blackjack
    By Jennifer Williams. Blackjack is one of the most adored and played card games in the world. It is also a favorite of gamblers everywhere, in large part because it is the only casino game that includes elements of skill, strategy, and decision-making in addition to elements of luck. This… Read more »
  • Blackjack Tournaments Versus Poker TournamentsBlackjack Tournaments Versus Poker Tournaments
    Main Differences and Which Is More Popular By Cirillo Ambrossi. Poker has snatched the spotlight from classic casino card games, with countless popular TV shows and even dedicated 24-hour channels airing across the world. The World Series of Blackjack (WSOB) and the Ultimate Blackjack Tour were popular but didn’t have… Read more »
  • Best Slot and Blackjack Casino Providers in Eastern EuropeBest Slot and Blackjack Casino Providers in Eastern Europe
    By Alex Gambler. Slot and blackjack catalogs of online casinos are so rich and diversified thanks to the work of professional casino providers. These companies do their best to invent new features, make their libraries packed with different themes, and always guarantee the software to be RNG-tested and fair. Some… Read more »
  • A Guide to Setting Up the Perfect Blackjack SpaceA Guide to Setting Up the Perfect Blackjack Space
    By James Daniels. Playing games online is now more widespread than ever and alongside all the match 3 games, or guessing the latest five-letter word, one of the biggest trends is playing online casino games. One of the reasons for this is that the advance in technology means that the… Read more »
  • The Rise of Online Gambling in New Jersey and MichiganThe Rise of Online Gambling in New Jersey and Michigan
    By Arsenii Anderson. The history of gambling in New Jersey and Michigan is pretty interesting. In the case of New Jersey, the state government has gone a long way in bringing online gaming to New Jersey residents. From the 1970s, when the state’s first casinos were allowed, to the last… Read more »




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