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After that horrific game called 'football' on Wednesday, I walked back from the pub, a little drunk and angry, and went online. I thought I'd try some online gambling. Poker to be exact.

First £50 in, all gone within 15 minutes. Second £50 - again, all gone within 20 minutes or so. £75 in :o down to about £20 - oh lucky streak, upto £40.

BANG! Jackpot - £550 - took this straight out.

What an idiot though for trying. That'll be going into my savings pot (which I didn't touch mind).

Gambling - very addictive indeed when you start :blink:

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I prefer abusing the bonuses at online casinos, playing blackjack. Been doing it for 2 years - never gone a month without making money - usually £400-500 per month. Get the promotions out of the way, then leave it well alone till the next month is the answer...never gamble with your own money, as the odds are always against you.

I don't find it addictive as it's just so monotonous playing BJ (but quite lucrative)

July was a good month, £947

August was pretty good...£650

September I'm £400 up so far.

Just passed £9500 profit.

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I prefer abusing the bonuses at online casinos, playing blackjack. Been doing it for 2 years - never gone a month without making money - usually £400-500 per month. Get the promotions out of the way, then leave it well alone till the next month is the answer...never gamble with your own money, as the odds are always against you.

I don't find it addictive as it's just so monotonous playing BJ (but quite lucrative)

July was a good month, £947

August was pretty good...£650

September I'm £400 up so far.

Just passed £9500 profit.

Jesus!!

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The problem with online BJ is that they play infinite decks (unless you know otherwise Bottletop?) so there's no way to reduce the house advantage. Of course, you can play perfect odds but that still gets you to about 97% ish.

What I *have* noticed is that there seems to be slight player advantage in the first x hours of play, after which the house tends to win. Long run the odds are correct (as tested by E&Y and so on), but I can quite imagine a casino using that tactic to draw players in.

In a real casino you can find 4-deck games which are much more challenging, plus they bring you free drinks to soften you up. :ph34r:

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Perhaps a wager on my boys (Chelsea Football Club) to go through the season unbeaten might show a profit.

At the same time back them to win each game both domestic and in Europe.

I will not tolerate losers and that's why I own the club.

It's not a gamble....it's as safe as houses,

ha ha ha

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I don't find it addictive as it's just so monotonous playing BJ (but quite lucrative)

July was a good month, £947

August was pretty good...£650

September I'm £400 up so far.

Just passed £9500 profit.

Is that a genuine £9500 which you can withdraw from your gambling account and spend in the real world...? (you're not restricted to just gambling it again on the gambling site).

If it is.........wow!!! :blink:

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The problem with online BJ is that they play infinite decks (unless you know otherwise Bottletop?) so there's no way to reduce the house advantage. Of course, you can play perfect odds but that still gets you to about 97% ish.

What I *have* noticed is that there seems to be slight player advantage in the first x hours of play, after which the house tends to win. Long run the odds are correct (as tested by E&Y and so on), but I can quite imagine a casino using that tactic to draw players in.

In a real casino you can find 4-deck games which are much more challenging, plus they bring you free drinks to soften you up.  :ph34r:

Everyone I know who has opened an online casino account has won just about every hand for the first hour or so. This is then clawed back, and some!!

The trick is to open the account and quit while you are ahead. Isn't that always the case with gambling!!!!???

I am registered with an online (high-street) bookie and regularly gamble on the fixed odds footie with a reasonable rate of success (40% return on pot last month). Occasionally I log in to their online casino and play for 20 mins and take my winnings and leave. I don't go near it again until the next month at the very earliest.

The online casinos are very dodgy despite all their auditor statements.

Of course all of the above is my own experience and your experience could be very different. With extreme discipline you can eke a profit from gambling, but it almost takes the fun out of it. Be careful.

NDL

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I got over gambling at age 13 in the local seaside amusements.

Dad gave me a fiver and I gambled it away... went home in desperate tears.. lessons learned!

Online card gambling (poker etc).. people will be running software to help them win... not good odds.

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yep. that is a genuine 9.5k over and above what I deposited...withdrawn and paid off on my mortgage, and spent on gold bullion.

The house edge playing BJ is about 0.5%, which is why it's the best one to play, followed by Jacks or Better video poker. Roulette house edge is about 3%

OK, so imagine a situation where you sign up to a casino, deposit £50, receive £50 bonus, with a wagering requirement of £1000 on BJ before you can withdraw

So for every £1000 wagered you'd expect to be left with £95 out of 100 assuming a 0.5% house advantage. £50 was your initial money, £45 is theirs (now yours). Repeat at the next casino...and then the next.

Of course at some casinos you will lose all your money and all theirs, due to natural variance. And at some you will win a lot of money. But over the long run the advantage is in your favour SO LONG AS YOU RECEIVE A BONUS...never gamble with only your own money as over the long term you will only get back 99.5% of what you started with!!!

The trick is small bets, and be patient. take the rough with the smooth and don't get carried away and bet big, and remember the advantage is with you.

Generally online casinos use 8 decks, shuffled after every hand.

My totals are

+£ 5106

+$ 7557

with works out about 9.5k taking into account the crap exchange rate with neteller (an online banking system for $ casinos)

Have a read....

http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthrea...ighlight=casino

"length of play" in a casino is irrelevant:

my results for coral.co.uk for january2005 to spetember 2005

Deposit £25, Wager 250 on blackjack, Bonus of £25 instantly withdrawable:

jan +25

feb +1

mar +45

apr +20

may +35

jun +10

jul +20

aug +75

sept +55

So, 9x25 received in bonuses = 225

£286 cashed out...slightly better than expected, but that's variance for you :D

Online card gambling (poker etc).. people will be running software to help them win... not good odds.

Quite simply, they don't have to. The house advantage means they make a minimum of 5000 for every million wagered. Slots house advatage is about 30%!!!! So they make 300k per million wagered. The bonus is there to encourage you to become a regular customer who gambles without receiving a bouns - except, you don't...you just go on to the next casino offering a bonus.

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Wow! That's fascinating...

I'll have to have a read of that link now!

Don't worry though, I do not have an addictive personality, so if I wasn't able to win I'd forget about it very quickly...!

:)

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The best place to read is the casino crazy forum at rpoints.com - register a forum account and read a few threads as access to the casino forum is registered users only. A lot of the people there are up between 10-20k.

All the strategy tables you need are at wizardofodds.com

http://wizardofodds.com/cryptologic

I just use that one for nearly all the casinos basically, as it's easy and applies to most online casinos without getting too complicated.

I know it sounds unbelieveable, and I'm the first to shout "thieving rigged bastarDs" when I lose my deposit, but the figures speak for themselves OVER THE LONG RUN

was a bit out with my monthly figures, so here the acutal figures for the year:

month/ profit in £/ profit in $

jan 203/407

feb 282/206

mar 226/359

apr 326/102

may 150/260

jun 250/262

jul 724/361

aug 486/385

sep 197/365

so this year, +£2844 +$ 2707 = about £4268 at a conservative £1=$1.9

add in last year as well, and it's just over 9.5k

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I managed to win using Jacks or Better, getting a Royal Flush - wish I'd been playing the £5 game and not the £1 game at the time!! :lol:

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Ok was pissed again last night and started playing Jacks Or Better and Black Jack.

Went on a new site and stuck £100 down and got a bonus £25 - up again today £228 up!! :lol: Thats £603 up since Wednesday - I'm a jammy b****** this week. I'm saving £25 to rebet and putting the rest in my house savings. Its certainly one way to learn self control doing this! Its so bloody tempting to stick silly bets in.

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Sounds like you've done your research, Bottletop.

As you say, the trick is to be patient and build up slowly, and to use the casino sign-up bonus as your total spending allowance.

Generally online casinos use 8 decks, shuffled after every hand.

That's the part I don't like. Shuffling every hand means you can do nothing except play perfect odds and hope the cards come in your favour. In some cases you can play multiple hands at once but I don't think this gives you enough information to swing the game too much.

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