As you no doubt have already heard, particularly if you’re a member of the gambling community, online casino gaming has become “all the rage”. Regardless of the fact that it’s no longer about cutting cards with human opponents (who might have certain weaknesses), people are still fascinated and captivated with the concept of increasing their odds. When you think about the very nature of digital gambling, it’s easy to assume that it’s a completely captured field where the odds are long in favor of the house and short on the player. However, one should keep in mind that we’re still talking about games which are based on well-known statistics and tactics here. In other words, some of the same strategies you might use when in a physical casino can be applied within an online context.
For starters, you want to choose the game(s) which not only best suit your playing style and general skill level, but also provide the best player odds and opportunities. A classic example of this would be Blackjack, which is dependent on not just luck but also decisive decision making. A few things to consider when playing blackjack online:
When you get to 17, just stop hitting. Statistically speaking, the odds having the best hand possible for that particular round lies in a player stopping at 17 (because it’s much more likely that you’ll go over 21 as opposed to your opponent reading 17-21 without going over).
Some people like to double on 11 or even 10 when the dealer has a value somewhere between 2 and 9.
If you have 12 and the dealer has a 2 or 3, always hit.
Of course when it comes to card games, your overall odds are always going to be greater when you’re playing against human opponents who happen to be amateurs themselves. This isn’t to say that some of them might not be extremely lucky that day or even have an unknown talent for the game, just that when it comes to being pitted against humans vs. computers, it’s probably best to stick with other people.
Speaking of card games, Poker is another game with plenty of options to choose from when it comes to taking your gambling online. Similarly, increasing your odds with online poker is also possible, but this is where skill really becomes a factor. Simply put, it doesn’t really matter if you’re playing online or with friends, the more time you spend studying poker and honing your skills, the fiercer you will end up being at the table. Perhaps the best way to become a better online poker player is to both play practice games (for no money) as well as study some of the true legends of the game and their many strategies.