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When it comes to winning regularly at casino games like roulette or video poker you need to know specific casino strategies otherwise your game play is based on luck. Casino strategies matter, they make a big difference to your bankroll and to your enjoyment… there is no fun in losing! So let’s take a look at the different casino strategies that you need to know in order to win at various casino games in online casinos and in land based casinos.

Casino Roulette Strategies

Casino Roulette StrategiesWhen it comes to casino roulette games like American or European Roulette, you need to have a good betting casino roulette strategy. Our advice to you is to play European Roulette and not the other versions because European Roulette has one less slot on the wheel so your odds are much better. The best casino strategies for roulette are to use set betting patterns. Instead of dropping chips all over the roulette table you should make bets which cover multiple numbers. Below we will describe two casino roulette betting strategies for playing the inside numbers of the roulette table:

Double Street Quad Strategy
With this roulette casino strategy you will make bets on two double streets along with a quad or corner bet and one straight up number. By using this roulette betting pattern you will be covering 17 numbers on the table. You will be betting 6 chips per spin, so you will put 2 chips on each of the double streets and 1 chip on the corner/quad bet and straight number. Please select your favorite number to play the straight up. In the example below I have chosen the number 5.

2 chips on the double street to cover: 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
2 chips on the double street to cover: 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33
1 chip on the corner to cover: 17, 18, 20, 21
1 chip on the number 5.

For your information: The double street pays 5 to 1 and the corner/quad bet pays 8 to 1.

Five Quad Strategy
With this Five Quad casino strategy you will make 5 corner/quad bets along with 1 straight up number. By using this roulette betting pattern you are covering 21 numbers on the table. If you select a straight up number that is included in one of your corner bets, you will only be covering 20 numbers. You should bet 1 chip on each of the following corner bets:

5, 6, 8, 9
10, 11, 13, 14
17, 18, 20, 21
25, 26, 28, 29
32, 33, 35, 36

For your information: The quad bet pays 8 to 1

Casino Slot Strategies

Casino Slot Strategies Do you want to know about the casino strategies that you can use for playing slots? Well the casino slots strategy starts even before you start playing slots. Choosing the right slot machine in a land based casino can mean the difference between you winning and losing. Yes, you should pick a slot machine that has a good payout record and you should also look for a decent jackpot amount. The other important casino strategy for slots is to always bet the maximum amount so that you can win the maximum payout. This is very important for progressive jackpot slot games.

Bingo Strategies

One of the best ways in which you can put strategy to good use when it comes to games like bingo, which are based on luck, is to look at the ways in which you are approaching the games rather than how you play once you are in. Try going for no deposit bingo when you first join up to a site so that you get to play for free, as those wins that you get from no deposit bingo will still count as real cash in your account. You can also look for games which will give you better value, as well as trying to make sure that you get as much free cash as possible from refer a friend offers, bonuses, promotions, special events, social media offers, and so forth. You can also attempt to look for the big jackpot games which will give you better value for money if you do win, even though these games will have more players entered into them and will therefore be harder to win. You should avoid buying extra tickets for games as this reduces the amount of cash that you will win if you are victorious, even though it does increase your chances of winning at the same time.

Casino Blackjack Strategies

Casino Blackjack Strategies Card counting is a strategy that is practiced in casino blackjack games but trust me this is not for the faint hearted. You need great concentration and skill to continue counting when you are faced with all the possible distractions. Then again you might have mastered the technique of card counting and just when you are making serious money, the casino that you are visiting sees what you are doing and kicks you out. While card counting can help you in a land based casino blackjack game, it is not that easy to use in online casinos. If you don’t believe me then give it a try and see for yourself.

Learn basic blackjack strategy is what most professional blackjack players recommend. Start learning by using the basic casino blackjack strategy chart. The casino strategy chart will tell you how to play your first 2 cards based on the dealers up card. There are 3 casino strategy charts for this basic strategy (hard hand, soft hand and pairs). See images below.

I have translated the charts to help you understand them better. If your first two cards are a 5 and a 3 you have a total of 8. The chart tells you to hit. If you draw another card, which is a 3, this gives you a total of 11. The basic strategy chart tells you to double on 11 but you can only double on your first two cards. Therefore you must hit.

How to Play Hard Hands
If you have 8 or less, always hit.
If you have 9: Double if the dealer has 3 through to 6 - otherwise hit.
If you have 10: Double if the dealer has 2 through to 9 - otherwise hit.
If you have 11: Double if the dealer has 2 through to 10, Hit if dealer has Ace.
If you have 12: Hit if the dealer has 2 or 3, Stand if the dealer has 4 through to 6, otherwise hit.
If you have 13-16: Stand if the dealer has 2 through to 6, otherwise hit.
If you have 17-21: Always Stand.

How to Play Soft Hands
If you have Ace 2 or Ace 3: Double if the dealer has 5 or 6 - otherwise hit.
If you have Ace 4 or Ace 5: Double if the dealer has 4 through to 6 - otherwise hit.
If you have Ace 6: Double if the dealer has 3 through to 6 - otherwise hit.
If you have Ace 7: Stand if the dealer has 2, 7 or 8. Double 3 - through to 6 - otherwise hit.
If you have Ace 8 or Ace 9: Always Stand.

How to Play Pairs
If you have a pair of Aces or 8s: Always split.
If you have a pair of 2s or 3s: Split if the dealer has 2 - 7, otherwise hit.
If you have a pair of 4s: Split if the dealer has 5 or 6 - otherwise hit.
If you have a pair of 5s: Double if the dealer has 2 through to 9 - otherwise hit.
If you have a pair of 6s: Split if the dealer has 2 through to 6 - otherwise hit. If you have a pair of 7s: Split 2 through to 7 - otherwise hit.
If you have a pair of 9s: Split 2 through to 6, and 8 or 9. Stand if the dealer has 7, 10 or Ace.
If you have a pair of 10s: Always Stand.

Hard Totals
Hard Totals 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 T A
8 H H H H H H H H H H
9 H D D D D H H H H H
10 D D D D D D D D H H
11 D D D D D D D D D H
12 H H S S S H H H H H
13 S S S S S H H H H H
14 S S S S S H H H H H
15 S S S S S H H H H H
16 S S S S S H H H H H
17-20 S S S S S S S S S S
Soft Totals
Soft Totals 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 T A
A 2 H H H D D H H H H H
A 3 H H H D D H H H H H
A 4 H H D D D H H H H H
A 5 H H D D D H H H H H
A 6 H D D D D H H H H H
A 7 S D D D D S S H H H
A 8 S S S S S S S S S S
A 9 S S S S S S S S S S
Pair Splitting (DAS)
Pairs 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 T A
2 2 P * P * P P P P H H H H
3 3 P * P * P P P P H H H H
4 4 H H H P P H H H H H
5 5 D D D D D D D D H H
6 6 P* P P P P H H H H H
7 7 P P P P P P H H H H
8 8 P P P P P P P P P P
9 9 P P P P P S P P S S
10's S S S S S S S S S S
A's P P P P P P P P P P

* HIT = If double after splitting is not allowed.

Action: H = Hit S = Stand D = Double P = Split

Casino Video Poker Strategies

Casino Video Poker StrategiesVideo poker is a casino game that has multiple casino strategies because there are multiple different versions of video poker. Also due to the number of different winning hands you can get in video poker, the casino strategies are more thorough and detailed so video poker players that use strategies usually then use table charts of what to do when given certain cards. A casino video poker strategy card will show you the correct way to play each hand that you are dealt.

Please note the following for the charts:

Red for Royal Flush (RF)
Blue for Straight Flush (STFL)
Pink for Flushes
Green for Pairs, Full House (FH), 4-of-a-kind and 3-of-a-kind
Brown for Straight (ST)

When you see the small letter (s) that means the cards is the same suit. Example, QJs would be the Queen and Jack of the same suit.

Jacks or Better - Basic Strategy
The following charts shows you the Basic Strategy for Jacks or Better Video Poker.

VPSM Jacks or Better Strategy
800.0000 Pat Royal
50.0000 Pat Straight Flush
25.0000 Pat Four of a Kind
18.4255 4 Royal
9.0000 Pat Full House
6.0000 Pat Flush
4.3080 Three of a Kind
4.0000 Pat Straight
3.4282 4 STFL, Open, 2345s-9TJQs
2.5957 Two Pair
2.2307 4 STFL, Inside
1.5405 High Pair JJ-AA
1.3201 3 Royal
1.2447 4 Flush
0.8723 TJQK
0.8237 Low Pair 22-TT
0.7979 9TJQ
0.7447 89TJ
0.7280 QJ9s
0.7216 JT9s
0.6809 4 ST, Open, 2345-789T
0.6300 3 STFL, Open, 345s-89Ts
0.6253 KQ9s, KJ9s, QJ8s
0.6096 QT9s, JT8s, J98s
0.6079 QJs
0.5938 AKQJ
0.5858 KQs, KJs
0.5774 AKs, AQs, AJs
0.5319 4 ST, Inside, 3 Hi Cards
0.5318 3 STFL, 2 Gaps, 1 Hi
0.5260 3 STFL, 1 Gap, 0 Hi, +234s
0.5153 KQJ
0.5059 QJ
0.5008 JTs
0.4901 KQ, KJ
0.4804 QTs
0.4783 AK, AQ, AJ
0.4749 KTs
0.4742 Jack
0.4704 Queen
0.4682 King
0.4622 Ace
0.4376 3 STFL, 2 Gaps, 0 Hi
0.3598 Redraw

Deuces Wild - Basic Strategy
The following charts shows you the Basic Strategy for Deuces Wild Video Poker.

VPSM Basic Deuces Wild Strategy

STRATEGY NO DEUCE
800.0000 Pat Royal
19.5319 Four Card Royal
9.0000 Pat Straight Flush
5.8511 Four of a Kind
3.0000 Pat Full House
2.0176 Three of a Kind
2.0000 Pat Flush
2.0000 Pat Straight
1.6170 Four STFL, Open, 3456s to 9TJQs
1.3830 Four STFL, Inside
1.3164 Three Card Royal
0.5613 One Pair
0.5106 Four Flush
0.5106 Four ST, Open, but not 3456
0.4977 Three STFL, Open, 567s-9TJs
0.4320 Three STFL, 1 Gap, 7-Q High
0.4320 456s
0.4033 345s
0.3759 JTs
0.3552 Three STFL, 2 Gaps, 7-K High
0.3522 Two Card Royal, QJs, QTs
0.3497 346s, 356s
0.3405 3456
0.3404 Four ST, Inside, but not A345
0.3223 Redraw

STRATEGY ONE DEUCE
25.0000 Pat Wild Royal
15.0000 Pat Five of a Kind
9.0000 Pat Straight Flush
5.8511 Four of a Kind
3.6383 Four Card Wild Royal
3.0000 Pat Full House
2.2340 Four STFL, Open, 2-567s to 2-9TJs
2.0176 Three of a Kind
2.0000 Pat Flush
2.0000 Pat Straight
1.9574 2-345s, 2-456s
1.9574 Four STFL, 1 Gap, 6-Q High
1.6596 Four STFL, 2 Gaps, 7-K High
1.4255 2-A34s, 2-A35s, 2-A45s
1.3154 Two Card Royal, JTs
1.2192 Two Card Royal, QJs, QTs
1.1249 Two Card Royal, KQs, KJs, KTs
1.0879 Three STFL, Open, 2-67s to 2-9Ts
1.0463 2-AKs,2-AQs,2-AJs,2-ATs, 0 Pen
1.0416 Deuce Only
STRATEGY TWO DEUCES
25.0000 Pat Wild Royal
15.0000 Pat Five of a Kind
9.0000 Pat Straight Flush
5.8511 Four of a Kind
4.6170 Four Card Wild Royal
3.3191 Four STFL, Open, 22-67s to 22-9Ts
3.2426 Two Deuces Only
STRATEGY THREE DEUCES
25.0000 Pat Wild Royal
15.0000 Pat Five of a Kind
14.9408 Three Deuces Only
STRATEGY FOUR DEUCES
200.0000 Pat Four Deuces

Double Bonus- Basic Strategy
The following charts shows you the Basic Strategy for Double Bonus Video Poker.

VPSM Double Bonus Strategy
800.0000 Pat Royal
160.0000 Four Aces
80.0000 Four 2,3,4
50.0000 Pat Four 5's to K's
50.0000 Pat Straight Flush
18.6511 4 Royal
10.1147 3 Aces
10.0000 Pat Full House
7.0000 Pat Flush
6.7105 3 Twos, Threes or Fours
5.4339 3 Fives to Kings
5.0000 Pat Straight
3.6835 4 STFL, Open, 2345s-9TJQs
2.4434 4 STFL, Inside
1.7660 Two Pair
1.7635 Pair Aces
1.5264 QJTs
1.4582 Pair JJ, QQ, KK
1.4362 4 Flush
1.4325 KQJs, KQTs, KJTs
1.3469 AKQs,AKJs,AKTs,AQJs,AQTs,AJTs
0.9149 4 ST, Open 2345-TJQK
0.8266 Pair 22, 33, 44
0.7826 JT9s
0.7761 QJ9s
0.7434 Pair 55 to TT
0.6855 3 STFL, Open, 345s-89Ts
0.6789 AKQJ
0.6512 KQ9s, KJ9s, QJ8s
0.6448 QT9s, JT8s, J98s
0.6170 4 ST, Inside, 3 Hi Cards
0.5871 QJs
0.5661 3 STFL, 1 Gap, 0 Hi, +234s
0.5614 3 STFL, 2 Gaps, 1 Hi
0.5606 3 FL, 2 Hi Cards
0.5605 KQs, KJs
0.5576 AKs, AQs, AJs
0.5532 4 ST, Inside, 2 Hi Cards
0.5199 KQJ
0.4940 QJT
0.4894 4 ST, Inside, 1 Hi Card
0.4846 JTs
0.4771 QJ
0.4672 3 STFL, 2 Gaps, 0 Hi
0.4598 3 FL, 1 Hi Card
0.4576 QTs
0.4574 KQ, KJ
0.4537 Ace
0.4409 Jack
0.4368 KTs
0.4349 Queen
0.4317 King
0.4255 4 ST, Inside, 0 Hi Cards
0.3608 3 FL, 0 Hi Cards
0.3291 Redraw

There are loads of casino strategies when it comes to gambling and it is does pay to know yours before you start playing. We hope the above information has helped you or will help you in the future.