Baccarat is not a game of strategy beyond deciding which bet to make. Whether the banker hand, player hand or both get a third card is played out by rule, with no options for bettors or the dealer. Instead, methods for attacking the game focus on whether to bet banker, player, or, for the adventurous, tie. And they focus on how much to bet.
No hand belongs to any individual bettor. All may wager on the banker hand or the player hand, or make a tie bet. House edges are low on banker (1.06 percent) and player (1.24 percent), but a much-too-high 14.4 percent on ties.
Jim ‘Mattress Mack’ McIngvaleplacing a $3.5 million bet on the Houston Astros to win the World Series in 2019. (Photos by James Edward Bates/Take Two Video Pro for Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort.)
Listen to the full interview with Mattress Mack below:
When it comes to thinking big, Texas businessman Jim McIngvale has proven he has what it takes to kick things up a notch and get people’s attention. His passion and determination for success has turned a $5,000 investment in a start-up furniture store in 1981, into a multi-million-dollar business and one of the largest mattress store chains in the country. In addition to growing his Gallery Furniture brand into a household name, McIngvale has had mirrored dedication to his philanthropic endeavors and always seems to be there for the community when they need him the most.
(Biloxi, Mississippi) Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, in partnership with wellness real estate and technology company Delos, recently debuted its Stay Well rooms and welcome lounge. Integrating Delos’ scientifically validated in-room features and programming designed to enhance physical, mental and social well-being, Stay Well rooms help minimize the impact travel has on the human body and optimize the guest experience.
“Beau Rivage is proud to introduce the Stay Well concept, fulfilling the requests of numerous guests as well as the desires of the rapidly growing health and wellness travel market,” said MGM Southeast President & COO Travis Lunn. “MGM Resorts was the initial adopter of the Stay Well concept in Las Vegas, and now our guests in Coastal Mississippi can enjoy all we have to offer without sacrificing their commitment to healthy living.”
Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort in Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas is the #1 attraction in the state and has been one of the top Thoroughbred racing tracks in the country since 1904. After a major renovation and the addition of a full Vegas-style casino and resort, including a luxurious hotel, spa, and event center, guests are raving about ‘The New Oaklawn.’
“We have taken luxury to a whole new level in Arkansas,” Oaklawn President Louis Cella said. “It will enhance the entertainment experience at Oaklawn, in Hot Springs, and throughout Arkansas, which will further elevate our status as a leading tourism and recreation destination.”
The Hotel at Oaklawn features eight stories with 198 rooms and suites. Each room offers luxurious amenities with great views of the surrounding Hot Springs area or trackside rooms that offer guests the option to watch the top-quality Thoroughbred racing from the comfort of their rooms.
In any learning experience, mistakes go with the territory and the game of blackjack is no exception. Players who are serious about cutting the house edge learn basic strategy to eliminate most mistakes. However, those who are not so dedicated will keep making non-optimal plays and losing money.
Some mistakes crop up repeatedly and to some players, the wrong plays seem so right that they can’t convince themselves to play the basic strategy way.
Let’s take a look at six common yet costly plays, with detours to related errors. They may not be the costliest plays you can make, but the downside of hitting a hard 20 is a lot worse than the cost of the hands below. But no one makes that play so hopefully you won’t either!
Jeff Foxworthy is one of the most respected and successful comedians in modern history and also happens to be the largest-selling comedy recording artist in history, multiple Grammy Award nominee and bestselling author of 26 books. Widely known for his redneck jokes, his acts go well beyond that to explore the humor in everyday family interactions and human nature. He is currently on tour and heading to several casinos along the way, including a stop at North Star Mohican Casino on August 20th. For his full tour visit JeffFoxworthy.com.
Gaming and Destinations publisher, G. Douglas Dreisbach, caught up with the King of Comedy himself to find out about what makes him tick, how he comes up with his content and what makes playing casino and resort style shows different than others.
Listen to Jeff Foxworthy tell how his ‘You might be a Redneck’ came to be: