|A Basic Betting
you ever noticed how other players raise their bets?
Some increase after a losing hand. Others increase
after winning hand. With others, it's a guessing games
as though they’re trying to divine what the
dealer will do in the next hand. My advice is to flat-bet
(bet the same amount) until you’re three bets
ahead of the dealer. If you’re a $10 bettor,
wait until you've won $30 before considering raising
s-our bet. So three is also the keys word for this
idea. Win three bets before you increase. How much
should you increase? For now, consider just 25 percent.
For example, if you’re betting $10, increase
to $13 and try to win three more bets, then increase
another 25 percent (from, $13 to $17). Don't worry
about betting in two colors of chips. Just ask the
dealer to change some $5 chips into $1 chips. We'll
discuss this more in 7.
Now, let's jump into the advantage arena. Our discussion
of advantage Online Blackjack Games begins in 4 with
a discussion of the state of the art of advantage
systems. To further your understanding of the advantage
method discussed in 7, we explain how and why the
non-random shuffle can engender exploitable player
biases in 5. And, since the advantage method described
in 7 involves searching for and playing in player-favorable
and dealer-breaking games, we define these biased
games and offer proof that they exist in 6. The recreational
player or occasional gambler who may not be interested
in this background information may prefer to skip
right to 7.
|Don't Do Anything
That Interferes with Fair Play
a while, these "I-would-have-had" stories
become banalities that aren't worth a second thought.
Three other guidelines in this area are:
- Do not
act out of turn. When you do, you inequitably alter
the effects of position in the game by providing information
on your intentions to players who shouldn't have it.
- Try, not to accidentally expose your cards when
you fold them. This is particularly important in Stud:
Don't turn over your hole cards when you fold!
- Don't make commentary about the hand while it is
in progress. For example, in Omaha, don't proclaim
the fact that the river card enabled a low; it is
the responsibility of each player to recognize things
like that. Also, despite the prevalence of the custom,
there is no reason to announce the possibilities of
each player's hand as you deal Stud.
- Never give advice during a hand. If you are out
of the pot and another player wants to show you his
cards, you can look at them, but you shouldn't say
anything until the hand is over. And you should make
sure that everyone else gets to see the same cards
when the hand is complete. Show one, show a11.