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Saturday, May 26, 2007

Vegas Virgins check this out

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On my first trip to Vegas for fun, I went around the web trying to figure out the rules and play sample games for a bunch of the table games so that I wouldn't be a complete idiot when I got to the casino. I know, I'm still a complete idiot, but at least I know not to hit on 20 in Blackjack. That only works with a very specific blackjack strategy. is a place where you can go and figure out how to play all those intimidating pit games, with dealers, croupiers and all those other crazy people that run casinos. They have rules and sample game sections for craps, baccarat, keno, video poker, slots, and of course blackjack. According to the site. "Our goal with is to make you capable of playing casino games accurately, which in turn gives you the best possible chance of winning."

I don't know if anything is going to give you a better chance of winning at slots, unless you bribe Grubby, but I know that after watching their short instructional video, I at least have a rudimentary understanding of what the hell is going on at a craps table. The site also offers a poker area, with a poker odds calculator and a "Hold Em Helper" device designed to teach novice players how to play weak-tight and fold suited one-gappers preflop.

A good idea for novices, I know, but I'm not a big fan of computer simulations telling me whether or not to fold a hand. I do like the fact that it asks good questions about position in the hand and action in front of you before suggesting an action, so it probably is a very good tool for beginning players. But I love suited one-gappers.

Of course, the site needs to make money to operate, and they are an affiliate of all the major poker and casino sites, offering deposit bonuses and all that jazz to folks who sign up using their bonus codes and download links, but I don't fault them that at all. They provide reviews of all the poker rooms that they are affiliates for, and allow players to make informed decisions about where to spend their hard-earned gambling dollars.

So I like the site, especially for folks on their way to their first Vegas adventure, who want to get some of the excitement of the casino with a shorter learning curve when they arrive.

1 comment:

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