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Blackjack, roulette and other card games online

Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by dionysus, Nov 13, 2013.

    Nov 13, 2013
  1. dionysus

    dionysus can turn wine into water CAG MM

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    I'm just nosey. Who all plays cards online in the casinos? I'll play a poker site, but I just never seem to play cards in online casinos. I don't know why really, I know slots are traditionally 'sucker bets' when it comes to old school gamblers and cards are your best odds, blackjack specifically.
    Slots are fun, so maybe I don't get the same 'entertainment' or bust out on cards too quickly (and yes, I know how to play poker and blackjack appropriately).

    Outside of the obvious blackjack and roulette, what else are you guys playing? Sicbo (I haven't mastered that), others?
     
  2. Nov 13, 2013
  3. gagamel

    gagamel Professional smurf hunter MM

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    If you like card games try BJ( surrender at Playtech), I have my biggest wins with this game. Or play Baccarat (also my biggest wins with Playtech) but I`m not a longtime player in this game online. If you like cards try DUBLINBET. Good live casino.

    Hope I can help you further
     
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  4. Nov 13, 2013
  5. dunover

    dunover Unofficial T&C's Editor CAG PABnononaccred PABnonaccred PABinit mm3 webmeister

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    I NEVER play the card games. They no doubt pay their advertised TRTP, but the way they do it is noticeably streaky compared to the way real cards play. In my limited experience you get runs where the dealer seems to have luck far exceeding the guy falling from the proverbial skyscraper into a lorry full of mattresses. Poker is a little more realistic on dedicated poker sites. So, I'm a boring slot-only chap.
     
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  6. Nov 13, 2013
  7. sigothx1

    sigothx1 Dormant account

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    Play live casino, Im not getting into the arguement is casino blackjacks / roulettes ( online versions ) dodgy, but if i do want to play BJ/roulette, ill make sure its at a live casino, won 4 figures playing live roulette at betat last month.
     
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  8. Nov 14, 2013
  9. neilw

    neilw Moderator of Live Games forum CAG MM webmeister

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    I only play tables games at live online casinos and i have exactly the same experience online as I do in land based casinos in terms of luck. I steer away from the Common Draw / Unlimited Blackjack games, and any that use the Shufflemaster dealing type shoes, where the discards from the last hand get fed straight back into the dealing shoe. I tend to stick to 8 deck shoes, used to be 6 deck, but most of the platform providers appear to be standardising on 8 decks now.

    Have dabbled with Casino Holdem and Baccarat and play the occasional poker tourney.
     
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  10. Nov 14, 2013
  11. Mozaik

    Mozaik Experienced Member webby

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    I always was more of a card game type of player. However, I cannot recommend any type of RNG version of blackjack and roulette from Microgaming or NetEnt. I found myself losing my deposit like 95% of the sessions even though applying the basic strategy. It's hardly even possible to double up your deposit with Microgaming or NetEnt blackjack. All I get from it is some playtime keeping me busy.

    And if you ever get lucky, and get back to the same table later on it's like the dealer is out there for revenge lol. The RNG version comes close to being adaptive and having a memory, two aspects it isn't supposed to have. That's why I prefer playing slots, they seem more realistic even though they have a way lower RTP. I occasionally at least have big wins and do manage to actually make a profit at times, while this seems almost impossible with RNG blackjack.


    I do enjoy live blackjack though and especially from Evolution Gaming studios (apart from the lag at times). I'm not a fan of Microgaming's live version though, since they keep burning cards not only in the beginning, but also during hands.
     
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  12. Nov 14, 2013
  13. Googobucs

    Googobucs Meister Member

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    Black Jack, Baccarat & Craps are you lowest house advantage games. I have only really played them in a live casino. My on line experience in real and practice mode seems a bit screwed up from the real life experience.
     
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  14. Nov 14, 2013
  15. goatwack

    goatwack enthused hangman CAG

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    Just managed to lose a free £5 bet on a single hand of Live Blackjack, I must admit it wasn't looking too rosy when the dealer immediately drew a 10 and I got 12, possibly the worst combo out there. Needles to say, I finished with busting out with 22! But I will admit that Live online Card games are fun to play and undoubtedly the only way of ensuring fair play and/ or any doubts of games being rigged for the paranoid amongst us.
     
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  16. Nov 14, 2013
  17. davidsmith56

    davidsmith56 Senior Member

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    I have noticed a significant difference in fortunes since i gravitated to live blackjack a few weeks ago.After one session of playing against a 'machine' and seeing the dealer draw an ace four hands in a row,three of which were blackjack,that enough was enough.Live blackjack is obviously like playing in a land based casino,you can still have bad runs but playing perfect basic strategy seems to work out a lot better.
     
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  18. Nov 14, 2013
  19. 243 lines=daft

    243 lines=daft Senior Member

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    Playing cartoon blackjack is a no-no for me. The only RNG card game I will play is cyberstud (on 32 R or Lads) because the variance is so much higher it effectively plays out like a slot.

    Live dealer casinos are fun though. I like how after a period of relatively little choice all the main bookies have their own dedicated Bj/Roulette live tables now.
     
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  20. Nov 14, 2013
  21. bpb

    bpb Banned User - repeated violations of rule 1.14 (tr PABnorogue PABnonaccred

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    You're wrong.
     
  22. Nov 14, 2013
  23. zreb

    zreb Experienced Member

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    Craps is a decent game if I'm just looking for a straightforward gamble, and the house edge isn't too bad if you take odds on the pass line. If I just want to win or lose some money quickly, this is probably my game of choice.


    The disadvantage of slots is that, while you might win, you have no idea how much it'll be. If you want a better chance of coming out ahead, and are comfortable giving up the chance of winning a jackpot-style payout, these other games can be a good choice.


    I'm not personally too big on blackjack, it's like a strategy game, except that the strategy generally just involves looking at a basic strategy table. However, it's one of a very few online games where you can have someone actually dealing the hand to you, personally, so maybe some people like that.

    If you want a completely straightforward bet that pays exactly even money, the "player" bet in Baccarat can be a decent choice. Don't have to worry about odds or doubling down, you don't even really need to know the rules of the game, just that if you win, you get double your money. If you lose, it's gone. Pretty simple.

    Roulette is kind of like a boring slot machine. Betting on a single number and hitting it is like triggering the feature, except you know it pays exactly 35 to 1 every time. Betting on black or red seems a bit silly when you could just play Baccarat, but if someone just happens to enjoy playing roulette more, I guess there's nothing wrong with that.
     
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  25. mrmark21

    mrmark21 Meister Member

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    After my repeated rotten luck on slots I've moved to table games. I've been playing at Dublin Bet. Good live casino. My games of choice are Roulette and Black Jack. I really want to learn Poker but seems to complicated. Black Jacks easy just do strategy, Roulettes even easier just place chips all over the table.
     
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  26. Nov 14, 2013
  27. Jasminebed

    Jasminebed Closer to 100 than Birth

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    I will play 3 card poker at times, almost never for long sessions though. The side bet, although a higher house edge, has the chance of a good payout, and I will generally bail out if I hit a straight flush or 3 OAK. A good run of straights and flushes can leave you nicely ahead without one of the monster hands too.
     
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  28. Nov 14, 2013
  29. Redbet-Andy

    Redbet-Andy Dormant account - New account: AndyB-MrGreen

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    Out of interest do any of you Live Casino players use the Netent Live Dealer Casino games?

    I'd love to hear your opinion on those versus the others.

    Andy
     
  30. Nov 15, 2013
  31. neilw

    neilw Moderator of Live Games forum CAG MM webmeister

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    Netent Live dealer has a more modern feel than the other software platform providers, and I guess because of that they are using some of the more modern features of Online Live games. They use the shuffle master dealing shoe where the discarded cards are returned back to the shoe after every hand, so you effectively get a fresh shoe for every other deal. They only offer Common Draw Blackjack (where only one player hand is dealt for many to play) and the dealer takes his second card after the players hands have completed.

    I really wanted to like the Netent games but the setup of Blackjack is one step away from a B&M experience so I'll be keeping away for the moment. I might go back if they release a 7 seat game (they a rumored to be doing so).

    Their Roulette is pretty much the same as other providers , but they do offer La Partage, where you get half an evens bet back if the wheel hits 0 (reduces the house edge slightly).

    My personal preference are the games provided by Evolution Gaming, but depending on my mood I might visit other providers who offer better game options, like being able to double on a split or take more than one card on split Aces.

    Neil.
     
  32. Nov 16, 2013
  33. davidsmith56

    davidsmith56 Senior Member

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    yes blackjack is easy if you follow basic strategy but it amazes me how few people actually do so.Playing perfect basic strategy reduces the house edge to around 0.5% and in single deck games actually gives the player an advantage (although i don't know of any live casinos that offer single deck).You can learn it in about an hour or even print off the charts.However you have to discipline yourself to persevere even when you hit a bad run which will happen at some point.When i see players who refuse to hit soft 13-16,it makes me think they must have some bizarre wish to lose their money.:what:
     

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