No - you didn't read the headline incorrectly. With a little patience and discipline you can
take advantage of an on-line casino's generosity and beat them, quite literally, with their
own money playing blackjack.
There are hundreds of casinos plying their trade on-line. It's pretty much a standard feature
of every one that they offer new customers a monetary incentive to open an account with
them playing blackjack or other games.
These monetary incentives are generally either a:
- fixed amount of money - for example $100
- match bonus - the casino matches the amount of your initial deposit
- percentage amount - they'll add a percentage amount on top of your initial deposit
Some of the new account incentive offers are very good indeed. Obviously, the casino is
adding the money to new account holders not only to attract new business, but they know
that the average player will gamble it all away on the tables and keep coming back for more
losing much more that the incentive they've given the new player.
Sound business sense from the casino - right?
Not necessarily - the clever casino player can turn the tables and the odds in his (or her)
favour by playing "Basic Blackjack Strategy"
The bonus incentives come with strings attached - the casinos are not silly enough to allow
you to withdraw your bonus money straight away - you have to play blackjack through a few times first
so you might lose it!
Each casino has its own terms though a typical example is that they may require you to wager
the bonus amount say 20 times. So if they've given you $100 as a new account bonus you would
have to place wagers to the cumulative value of $2000.
By playing a "Basic Blackjack Strategy" you really can walk off with your initial stake intact and a
sum on top courtesy of the money the casino have given you.
The house edge (percentage the casino might expect to win) from blackjack variable depending
on conditions but generally in the region of 5%. In other words the casino expects to win $5
for every $100 a player bets.
Now - back to the $100 new account bonus and $2000 wagering requirement example above. You've
deposited $100 and got your free $100 making $200 in your account. Under the terms of the
bonus incentive, you have to wager $2000.
By utilising "Basic Blackjack Strategy" you reduce the house edge to 1% - thus on average you expect
to lose 1% over the course of meeting the wagering requirements (2000 hands assuming flat
betting $1 per hand). Each hand you play counts towards the wagering requirement.
1% of $2000 is just $20 - you can cash out with $180 left in your account. You've still got
your initial $100 and you've taken an extra $80 from the casino literally out of their own
pocket. Repeat the process at other casinos such as Aladdin’s Gold and you can rack up a tidy amount of money.
Some casinos even give monthly bonus incentives so you have the opportunity to take their
money every month!
You won't win every time - sometimes you'll bust out and lose, other times you might win
more than the above example. But by playing blackjack with the application of Basic Strategy
it is entirely possible to literally beat the casino with their own money.
I personally use this technique and make money doing so. It's possible that you can do the
same - but if you give it a try, please never, never gamble with money you cannot afford to
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