A getaway in Puerto Rico is synonymous with relaxation, and the island’s laid-back vibe is perfect for that; but for some people, winning money is also a great way to recharge their batteries. Hitting the island’s casinos can always be a little tricky, but we have you covered. These tips will give you an edge at the tables.
If Black Jack is your game of choice, it is also the most widely-played casino game in the world. Can you get the odds slightly more in your favor? First, know the house rules, you don’t want to play by your rules if you’re going to end up with consequences instead of a winning hand. Learn one–or a few–card counting techniques. A few simple counting systems recreational players use include Ace/10 Front Count, Speed Count, Ace/Five Count, and the Rookie Knock-Out System. Get yourself in to tournaments, even as a beginner; a tournament gives you the ability to learn a few strategies of your own, like knowing when to increase your bet. Black Jack is not a game you’re likely to win every time; but if you use a few of these techniques, you may find you’re on top a little more often.
Craps, the luck of the roll (or pair of rolls). For some, it is just the luck of the roll. Then there are those who believe the dice can be rolled with exact preciseness. Proper grip and perfect pitch are required for achieving a smooth accurate roll. Any Craps expert will tell you dice control is key and will allow you to gain an edge on your opponent. Strange but true, in most houses, sitting at the Craps table is discouraged unless the individual is handicapped. That information may not give you an edge on winning the game, but it can sure cut your game short if you’re wearing a pair of shoes that are uncomfortable to stand in for long periods of time.
Learning the physics of the Roulette wheel will certainly give you an edge in the game. However, most of us are not physicists. With that being said, choose your color and number, place your bets, and let the little wheel do its thing. Minimizing your losses is your way to gain an edge in this game.
Baccarat has a few variations of the game and how it’s played. Punta Banco (referred to as simply “Baccarat” in casinos) is strictly a game of chance, requiring no skills or strategy. This is the version that is generally played in casinos everywhere. So if you’re feeling lucky, are lucky, think you could be lucky or lucky is your middle name, then this is your game.
Put on your best game face, head out to the casino and try your luck at a little gambling. After all, you can’t win if you don’t at least try to play.
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