Issue 229
January 31 - February 06, 2005
Volume 5
page 3

Which Game Gives You the Most Bank for Your Buck
By Frank Scoblete

Hi good people,

My question of the day. What game do you know will give you more bang for your buck, i.e., allow more playing time before you lose it all?


Dear THX:

If you want to last a long time then I recommend several wagers you can make. You can place the 6 and 8 at craps. You'll be in on less than 50 percent of the decisions at the game this way but you will still get plenty of excitement. The house edge is a mere 1.5 percent at these bets.

If you play basic strategy at blackjack, your expectation is to lose approximately one-half percent of all the money you bet. You can go a long time at this game.

Don't play any slot machines or other games because the speed and house edges are too high.

Of course, even at good games, you can have bad runs, so bring enough money to last.

All the best in and out of the casinos!

Frank Scoblete

About the Author

Frank Scoblete is unquestionably casino gaming's number one best-selling author. In 1998, his books, Beat the Craps Out of the Casinos: How to Play Craps and Win! and Break the One Armed Bandits: How to Come Ahead When You Play the Slots! were the best-selling books on in their respective categories. His books on blackjack, roulette, video poker, craps, slots and new games are consistently on the most-requested books lists of Ingram and other distributors.

Of Related Interest

Without question the most popular casino table game since the late 1960s has been blackjack. Now a new "improved" version of this venerable game has taken the casinos by storm. Called Spanish 21 or Spanish Blackjack, it is a game that offers many more favorable and exciting options for the players than does traditional blackjack. For example, players can now double down on any number of cards and split pairs up to four times. When a player gets a blackjack and the dealer gets a blackjack -- the player wins and is paid at 3 to 2! The player also wins when he gets a 21 and the dealer gets a 21. In addition, special bonuses are given for five, six and seven card player 21s and various suited and unsuited hands that contain three sevens. These are just a few of the exciting variations to be found in this popular new game. Unfortunately, what the casinos give with one hand, they take away with the other. To offer such wonderful options and still maintain an edge over the players, the casinos have removed the 10-spot cards from the deck (although the jacks, queens and kings remain), thus reducing the overall number of player blackjacks in the game and limiting the dealer's chances of busting stiff hands. Why have the casinos done this? Because traditional blackjack strategies when used against Spanish 21 will result in large house edges -- anywhere from three percent or higher -- and large player losses! That's right -- if you employ the traditional basic strategies against this new game you are sunk! The casinos are confident that this new game will lure players by its dazzling rules and exciting atmosphere -- players who will then proceed to happily lose. They are also confident that they have created a game that the players will be unable to beat even with traditional card counting strategies. But the casinos have not banked on Frank Scoblete's Armada Strategies which can give the players a monetary edge over the game! The Armada Strategies for Spanish 21 is composed of three parts -- the Armada Play Basic Strategy which is the correct play for every player hand against every dealer upcard, the Armada Ruse for maximizing comps while simultaneously reducing risk, and the Armada Money Management system. Remember: players cannot use the traditional blackjack basic strategies against Spanish 21 without giving the casinos a big edge! But if players follow the advice of gaming's premier writer, Frank Scoblete, and employ the Armada Strategies they will turn the tables on the casinos and beat them at their own -- supposedly unbeatable -- game! The Armada Strategies for Spanish 21 is the only book on the market devoted exclusively to this rapidly growing game.


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