Casino Gambling: What's Hot Now: Best Casino Comps

Casino Gambling: What's Hot Now
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Best Casino Comps
Nov 12th 2012, 11:08

Ever wonder where you get the best casino comps? Complementary issues from casinos come in all shapes and sizes. And, the issue rate of each complimentary item, or the relative "value" of your play, varies by casino and geographic location. Figuring your comp value as it relates to your play can be confusing, especially since casinos rarely give you a rate or ration you can apply to your range of play. In order to get comped, you need to join a casino's player's club and use your card when gambling.

Unfortunately this means there are no hard and fast rules, but generally the casinos of Nevada are similar to those of Atlantic City, Mississippi and Illinois. However, the location of the casino can make a big difference. While most Atlantic City casinos comp very strictly based on what has accumulated on your player's club card, some Nevada casinos are not nearly as strict, although the larger Strip casinos do seem to follow this trend.

It never hurts to ask specifically what your play is getting you. Feel free to ask one of the player's club hosts or a pit boss what they comp rate is for your play. Try to get an hourly rate from them. Most of these people know what the rate for their casino is, but may not be at liberty to tell you.,/p>

Slot rates are quite confusing, but table game rates are easier. In many cases, you question may receive an answer such as, "we comp $2 for an hour of $25 bets. So if you play $25 per hand of blackjack, you can expect to accrue $10 in comp value for five hours of play. Some clubs comp more, some comp (seriously) less.

Important Tips and Tricks

Obviously you need to always use your card, but your rate of tracking for table games can easily be influenced. Many supervisors look at the first bet they see when they pick up your card and write that down or enter that amount into the computer system. If you average $25, don't start in the basement with a $5 bet when you hit the table. That could cost you a lot in the old comp bank! And, don't be afraid to ask a supervisor what your average bet is. When you do this they will invariably give you a higher number, to be nice and not have to fight with you. Really.

Heading to Nevada?

If our are heading to Nevada, consider for a moment what type of player you are. If you need to be in Vegas, well, go to Vegas, but if you want value and comp value, there are lots of choices!

Casinos that cater to locals in Las Vegas are off the Strip, but they generally have more liberal comp policies. And, because their room rates and meals are much cheaper than the Strip resorts, the comp points you earn go a lot further.

If you want real value right now, even lower limit (read: $5 bet) players can find deals in places like Laughlin. The town is 100 miles from Las Vegas along the Southern Nevada border with Arizona. The town boasts nine casinos along the Colorado River and room rate specials often run $39 or less mid-week and meals are still a good value. When you get a complimentary meal at Don Laughlin's Riverside for the Prime Rob Room overlooking the Colorado River, it won't take all your comp points because the meals start at $12.95

If you head down the road a few miles to the Avi Casino, you'll find a casino that loves to comp players. Like a few other casinos, they still offer a double comp on your play, meaning you get comp points to use for meals and rooms, plus all of your points count towards cash-back.

If you are spending time in Northern Nevada, Lake Tahoe is wonderful, but the comp value in Reno is much better. This is partly because like Laughlin, the room rates are more reasonable in the larger town of Reno.

Reno offers more than a dozen hotel casinos and you can always find great meal values (like $2.29 breakfasts etc.) and reasonable room rates. Because the town offers lower limit gaming than Las Vegas, most of the casinos provide a better comp value than Las Vegas casinos.

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Casino Gambling: What's Hot Now: hedge

Casino Gambling: What's Hot Now
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Nov 12th 2012, 11:08

A hedge bet is two offsetting bets made to win a small profit or to minimize the loss of a big bet. While hedge betting is not to the player’s advantage it can be used to grind out a small profit or be used to let you play longer on a small bankroll. One of the most popular uses of hedge betting is at the craps table during the come out roll.

A player will put down a passline bet and then make a $1 bet on the any craps in case one of the craps numbers is thrown. In this case if the shooter throws 2 -3 or 12 the players loses his $5 passline bet but collects $7 for the any craps bet. If the shooter throws any other number the $1 any craps bet is lost. While this may sound like a good bet it actually is not and if you hedge every passline bet you will be an over all loser. The any craps bet has a house edge of 11.11%

Removing Don’t Pass
I received an e-mail asking me if a players is allowed to remove their don’t pass bet after the point is established. The answer is yes.

The casino allows you to remove your Don't Pass bet and the reason they allow you to do this is because once you make it past the come out roll and a point is established the odds shift in your favor. There are more ways to make a seven than there are the other individual numbers. By Understanding the dice odds you will see that it is better to leave your Don't Pass bet up. If you are worried because the point is a six or an eight you can hedge your bet.

Hedging the 6 & 8
Some players like to "Hedge" their bets by placing the point number while they have a bet on the Don't Pass line. This way they win a little if the shooter sevens out or they only lose a small amount if the shooter makes his bet. Here is an example.

You bet $10 on the Don't Pass line and the shooter rolls a six which becomes the point number. You make a place bet on the six for $6.
If the shooter sevens out, you collect ten dollars for the Don't Pass bet and lose six dollars for the place bet. You have a profit of four dollars.
If the shooter makes his point by rolling a six you lose your ten dollar Don't Bet but collect seven dollars for your place bet. Your loss is only three dollars.

Hedge system
This is a variation of a don’t pass “HEDGE” system. You start with a $10 don’t pass bet. After the come out roll make a $6 place bet on the numbers 6 & 8. This will cost you $12.
Take the money from the first hit on either of the place numbers. ( ** This is the most important part, as this will now guarantee you a profit regardless what happens.)
If the shooter sevens out at this point, you will lose your $12 in place bets. You have already collected $7 from the first hit and will collect $10 from your Don’t bet for a profit of $5.
The second time your place bet hits you place the five for $5 and the third time it hits you place the nine for $5. From this point on you collect any profits from your place bets.
Any time a shooter makes his point you ride out all the existing place bets. Don’t place any more numbers or make another Don’t bet on this shooter.
If the shooter throws a 7 or 11 on the come out, stop betting on this shooter. If you lose on three shooters in a row you find another table or quit.

What Can Happen
Lets look at what can happen with this system:

Before the first hit you loose your $12 place bets but collect the $10 Don’t bet for a loss of $2.
After the first hit you are plus $5.
After the second hit you are plus $19. ($7 from the first hit, $2 from the second hit and $10 for the don’t bet)
After the third hit your are plus $21. ($7 plus $2 plus $2 and $10 for the don’t bet)

Before the first hit, you are minus $10.
After one hit you are minus $3. (You collected $7 from your place bet but lost $10 don’t bet)
After second hit you are minus $1. (You collected $7 plus $2 minus your $10 don’t bet)
After third your are plus $1. (You collected $7 plus $2 plus $2 minus your $10 don’t bet)
REMEMBER: You still have your place bets and will ride them out, taking any profit.

The shooter makes his point right away then Sevens out immediately after establishing his next point. You are MINUS $22.
By quitting after three loses in a row, you can try this with a minimum bankroll of $75 dollars.

Until Next time remember:
Luck comes and goes.....Knowledge Stays Forever.

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Casino Gambling: What's Hot Now: control

Casino Gambling: What's Hot Now
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Nov 12th 2012, 11:08

Casinos are in the entertainment business and like other forms of entertainment we expect to pay a price for admission. Unlike a movie or Theme Park, the price of entertainment in the casino is not a fixed expense. You can spend a little or you can spend a lot. In some instance you have a shot at being paid for your entertainment when you win at the games. The reality is that most of the players lose when they visit the casino. This is the price they pay to play the games and the casinos are entitled to charge for supplying the gaming tables, dealers and machines. However you must realize that their primary business is separating you from your money and making you think you’re having fun while they do it.

The casino is a place of glitz and glamour. The excitement of the sights and sounds and the general atmosphere help to add to a fantasy world. Many people get caught up in the excitement. When this happens it is easy to get carried away and gamble more than you should. Even the best of us can be caught off guard and lose control when we fall into some of the casino traps that were designed to have us spend more. Here are some things to keep in mind when you visit the casino.

1) There are no clocks or windows in most casinos. They want you to forget about time and just focus on the games. Always wear a watch and set a time limit for you gambling activities. 2) They convert your cash into chips at the tables. You find yourself looking at the chips and seeing red and green tokens. You lose the sense that this is really money. This leads to over betting. Remember chips are money.

2) Most of the new slot machines use bill receptors that covert your bills into machine credits. Once your dollars become credits they seem to lose value. Many of the newer machines also use the ticket out system. Players have a tendency to play out a few credits rather than be bothered taking the slip to the cage. Put smaller denomination bills in the machine to start each session. If you lose it take a break.

3) Finally the pace of the casino is fast. The dealers try to deal at lightning speed. Take a second to make sure you are playing you hand correctly at the tables. If you are playing the machines, slow down the rate you are hitting the spin button.

4) They supply you with FREE drinks while you are playing. There is nothing like a few cocktails to loosen up your inhibitions. One gambling writer I know calls free drinks “Chip Remover.” Use moderation or wait until after you finish playing before you have any alcohol.

5) Don’t get greedy. One thing that turns winners into losers is the notion that once they win they are playing with the casino’s money. Once you win, it’s YOUR MONEY. Don’t give it back. When you get ahead take half of your winning and put it in a different pocket. It’s easy to leave the casino when all your money is gone. It takes discipline to walk away when you are ahead. Discipline and control is what separates winners from losers.

6) Set your entertainment price before you go to the casino. Don’t take more money to the casino than you can afford to lose.

Keep these tips in mind when you visit the casino and it will help you enjoy yourself without spending more than you had planned to. Keep in mind, if you don’t learn how to handle YOUR money, the casino will do it for you once it becomes THEIR money!

Until next time, remember:
"Luck comes and goes...Knowledge Stays Forever!"

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Casino Gambling: What's Hot Now: Getting a Casino Job

Casino Gambling: What's Hot Now
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Getting a Casino Job
Nov 12th 2012, 11:08

Getting a casino job can be very exciting, but finding the right job can be confusing. Many employees are thrilled when they get hired by their local casino because the medical and retirement benefits can be excellent. Pay scales vary greatly and is dependent on the casino, location, shift, and of course the position. Many jobs start at minimum wage but include tips.

Casino properties are often resorts, or run like resorts, so the list of jobs available include those found in the food and beverage and hotel and entertainment industries. They also include security and surveillance, marketing, banquets, cage and credit, and the usual array of casino positions.

Getting hired through the human resources department is your first step, and the casino industry is known for having many positions to choose from - and for a "promote from within," policy. Many lifelong employees and managers started their careers as restaurant bussers, valet attendants and slot change attendants.

So, you don't have to "start" at the position you want. And, with the Internet, job searching is pretty easy. Find the location you want to work in, then get a listing of casinos in the area and start hitting their web sites to see if they are hiring. Even if they are not currently hiring you should be able to post an application online or at their human resources department. And, if you do drop off an application, make sure you are ready to interview on the spot!

Movement from one department to another is standard in the industry. A ninety-day probation period might be all it takes after being hired into a job before you are allowed to switch to a new position in a new department. However, even one missed day of work could sink you! Try your best not to miss a single day of work.

Casinos are an entertainment industry. Workers are expected to be available to work holidays and weekends when the casino is busiest. Often the most desired shifts and days off are given on a seniority basis. First in the door gets the first choice.

Some casinos train their personnel for positions like "table games dealer" while others demand prior experience or a certificate from a "dealers school." Some casinos will simply allow prospective dealers to come in and audition for a job. Check with the HR department to be sure.

What to Expect

In your interviewing you will do best if you are energetic and outgoing. Casino patrons are spending their "entertainment dollars" on both their experience, and your interaction with them. Managers are likely to hire employees who present themselves well, are neatly groomed and look ready to work, and who have a history of being and dependable and punctual.

Most jobs require an employee to show up to work and be on time. In the casino industry this is mandatory. Many casinos are 24-hour operations and often incoming employees are "pushing out" employees who are going home. If you are late or don't show up, employees are forced to stay for overtime. In a restaurant or on the casino floor, a "call in," or employee that does not show up for work, may keep extra tables from being opened and that impacts the casino's ability to spread enough games and take care of its guests.

When employees show up on time, groomed and ready to work, they become a valued part of the casino team. Happy employees are also more likely to interact well with guests, and guests account for a large portion of most casino employee's wages in the way of < a href="">tips. Get hired, have a good time, make more money. It can be that easy!

No matter what your abilities, there are a lot of different casino jobs!

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