How To Beat Blackjack

Blackjack would have to be one of the most famous and widely-played casino games of all time and can be a whole lot of fun, however no casino game is fun when you’re losing, right? Wouldn’t it be great if you could always beat blackjack?

Well, in this article I’m going to talk about some ways you can increase your odds of winning in blackjack and possibly make yourself a few dollars while doing it.

In blackjack, you already have the highest odds of winning of any casino game out there. Mathematically, your odds are exactly the same as the dealer, the only reason he has an edge over you is really only because you can’t see his second card. Compared to other casino games, you’re already doing pretty well.

To make certain you’ve got the best odds, you need to make sure you’re betting smart by following a few small rules. While these won’t actually make your odds better (there are ways of doing that however which are easy to find) these methods will ensure you’re doing as well as you can.

Firstly, ensure that you’re always standing on a 17 or above. Mathematically, you have a better chance of beating the dealer by standing on a 17 or higher, than you do of getting a card that will make your total lower than 21 but without going over. You may have a ‘feeling’, though unless you’re a proven practitioner of ESP or something, you have no way of knowing what card is going to come up next. Use your head and not your heart.

Next, you should always have a blackjack betting table (guide) next to you when you’re betting. This is simply a table of betting that tells you whether you should be standing, hitting, doubling, or splitting depending on what your total and the dealer’s total is. As this is something you physically need to carry around with you, you can’t really take it into a casino for fear of being ejected by a large neck-less security guard, however you should find it easy to use one in conjunction with online gambling. You can find these quite easily anywhere online and they’re usually free.

As far as betting is concerned, there are ways to increase your odds of winning in the short-term – for example using the Martingale betting method – however in the long run this is only setting you up for an immense loss which is generally unrecoverable.

How Martingale works is that every time you lose, you simply double your bet on the next hand. When you eventually win, your bet will have been large enough to cover all of your losses from the previous rounds, plus made you a small profit. The thing with Martingale is that because casinos enforce betting limits which dictate how much you can actually bet on a single spot, there are only so many times you can double your bet.

With most casinos, you’ll find that you’re only able to double your bet around 10 times, which if you’re speaking in terms of odds means you’re only covered for 10 consecutive losses. This will on average happen every 38 hands, or you have a 2.6% chance of this happening. These odds are extremely high for such a large loss and because of this I would never recommend using Martingale…trust me, I found this out the hard way myself.

Apart from that, there are ways out there which are guaranteed to increase your odds in blackjack, however I’ve just listed some of the quick and easy ways to do it. If you’re wanting the hardcore stuff, you’ll just have to go searching on the Internet!

Gambling and Social Media (and Directories)

Social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Flikr and MySpace allow us to stay in touch with family, friends and those even on the peripheral of our social networks. These platforms are also tailored in such a way as to group people such as by similar interests or common geographic areas which make them ideal for companies to market their products or services at almost no cost to appropriate demographics. Casinos are following suit with positive results.

Social media create tangible results for a company’s website through:

•Better Search Engine Rankings through more links

Website links develop authority when they are featured on trusted domains. Moreover, getting your website’s link posted on a popular social media site is a sure fire way of generating a high amount of traffic rapidly on your website from social media users who are curious to find out what is so special about your site

•Primary and secondary traffic

Social media generates both primary and secondary traffic. Social media sites which have links that directly send traffic to your website are useful, even if these websites have notoriously poor bounce rates (return users/readers). Even so, these websites will generate subscribers to your website. Secondary traffic is in some senses, more valuable, as these links are used by people who are interested in your content and therefore are more audience relevant

Although it is not quite the same, in the gaming industry, casino affiliate websites and directories provide a very similar service to companies in need of generating traffic to their sites, however these sites provide the added benefit of driving ultra relevant traffic and audience appropriate visitors to these casino affiliate directories because they already have the goal of gambling in mind.

Joining such websites appeal to both casinos, who can increase their SEO rankings and generate more traffic to their sites, as well as target users who like directories where they can shop for a casino at their leisure. These directories often also provide useful tips like glossaries for the beginning gambler, updates on online gambling news and quirky features like horoscopes where you can check out your luck for the year.

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Top 5 Attractions Near Ninoy Aquino International Airport

Flight delays are stressful especially in a city like Manila. But don’t panic. Just book a room at a hotel in Parañaque City, Philippines, Makati or Pasay. Here, you check out the different sites and attractions south of Manila, which will keep you entertained during a long layover or while waiting for a better-timed flight.

Fortunately, there are many places near the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) that you could visit to keep you engaged while you are grounded.

Casino Filipino

This government-owned amusement and gaming center is located just a few minutes from NAIA’s Terminal 1 in Parañaque City.

Aside from the nightly entertainment and gambling, this is also a good place to dine, shop, party, and watch world-class events. Casino Filipino has something for people of all ages and persuasions.

Resorts World Manila

This commercial, residential, and entertainment complex is just a 10 minute-drive from NAIA. Found here are the finest casinos, hotels, and resorts in Parañaque City. This upscale place is mostly visited by the rich and famous, but people from all walks of life can also enjoy the entertainment, dining, and designer shops here. It is also a notable nightspot because of its high-profile clubs and performers.

Villamor Golf Club

Take advantage of the long wait and have fun at Villamor Golf Club. This country club is just a 12-minute ride via cab from the airport. While waiting for things to settle in NAIA, hang out with your friends or family. It has fine facilities, friendly caddies, restaurant, coffee shop, lounges, and even a massage area.

SM Mall Of Asia

Hail a taxi and after a 15 minutes you’d have reached the Philippines’ 2nd-and Asia’s 3rd-largest shopping center. It has a land area of 42 hectares and houses hundreds of stores. Everything that you could wish for in a shopping mall is here: restaurants, shops, cinema, activity centers, entertainment, event, sports arena, and concert halls. During weekends, people are treated to an amazing fireworks display. If you get tired of exploring the 42 hectare-property, you’ll be glad that you’ve booked accommodations in Parañaque City that’s just a cab ride away.

Duty Free Philippines

For people who are stressed out, retail therapy is always a good pick-me-upper. There’s no other place in the city where it’s fun to spend cash on ‘comfort buys’ than the popular Duty Free stores. There is a Duty Free outlet store inside NAIA, but you won’t regret the 9-minute cab ride to the bigger store. It is packed with designer brands and other products and goods that are usually found in the US and Europe. There’s a good chance that you will forget about your traveling woes and extend your stay at your chosen hotel in Parañaque City, Philippines, or other nearby cities when you see how affordable it is to shop here.

Relics of Ulduar – Best Locations to Farm These WoW Relics

Gold farming inside World of Warcraft is something every player is trying to do. The problem with most gamers is they spend too much wasted time in low drop locations and as a result make less gold per hour then they otherwise could.

One of the more popular items to farm right now is the relics of Ulduar. These items can be handed in for reputation rewards with the Sons of Hodir. Why these items are popular is because many of the best vendor only enchants in the game come from being exalted with this faction.

Due to this popularity not only are many players trying to gain this faction reward but also these relics are selling for huge gold on the auction house. So I decided to write this article to help people out in understanding the best locations to farm for this valuable WoW item.

Best Locations to Farm Relics of Ulduar

While there are many locations you can farm these relics from I will only include what I have found to be the top three locations along with tips and techniques for each spot.

1. Snowdrift Plains (North Western Corner of Storm Peaks). This is my favorite location to farm these relics from because of their amazing high drop rate. The problem with this location is that all the gold farmers know this as well, but there is a workaround to this problem. Most people try to farm these from the quarry pit but on the other side of the snowdrift is another location that sees very little traffic. So your best bet is if you see two or three people in the quarry just head on over to the other side and enjoy all the drops for yourself.

2. Vrykul Mines (Inside the Brunnhildar Village). This is another one of my favorite locations for farming relics of Ulduar. The miners inside the village have a high re-spawn rate as well as a high drop rate for these relics. The main problem here is that the location also is home to a daily quest and so can become crowded with competition. It’s not a big drawback however as the daily quest is fast and easy and you’ll soon be the only one left still farming in here.

3. Fjorn’s Anvil (77,63). Just west of the Dun Niffelem and beyond the frozen lake is where you’ll find Fjorn’s Anvil. This is my favorite location for farming relics of Ulduar. All you need to do here is to kill the seething revenants, over and over again. Why is this spot so great? Simple not only do these creatures have an insane re-spawn rate but they also drop greens, gold and of course the relics. On a good run you can pick up easily at least 100 relics an hour here.

The main problem with this location is high traffic. Not only are there other players completing daily quests here but this is also prime ganking grounds. So the solution is simple, if you see heavy traffic around here, then go check out the other locations mentioned above and return here later when things cool off.

Aion Kinah Guide – How to Make Easy Kinah With a Low Level Asmodian

When I reached level 20 with my Asmodian Assassin, I started working with an Aion Kinah guide as the prices for the stigmas I needed were outrageous. Since I had butterflies in my pockets, this guide seemed to be a good idea to help me find solutions for my needs of Kinah. Here’s what I’ve learned.

This Aion Kinah guide not only that showed me how to get the money for whatever I needed, it also revealed to me quite a few Kinah making methods and spots to farm even with a low level character. Therefore, I’m going to show here, a good farming spot for a level 20 Asmodian.

This is what you need to do:

Go to Morheim Snow Fields, the northern area of Morheim. The mobs you’ll be looking for are the Wailing Tayga, levels between 21-22. They are tiger like creatures, pretty easy to kill even if your character is level 19 or so. They drop the Gladiator Stigma for Advanced Dual Wielding Rank I, and the Sorcerer Stigma for Curse of Roots Rank I. These can be sold for pretty high prices. On my server, the one for Gladiator is around 100k Kinah and the one for Sorcerer can be sold for over 500k. Not bad for a level 20 lowbie, huh?

Also, by selling the junk loot to the vendors you will get a plus of a few thousands, good enough to cover the costs of your next travels or consumables.

As I said, this Aion Kinah guide has shown me many aspects of Kinah making in Aion Online, including a few advanced methods for high levels.