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Top 5 Craziest Casino Myths

Myths can be part of what makes life fun. After all, they spice up what could otherwise be a boring day or trip. However, they should not get in the way of your decision-making process. To that end, let’s dive into the top five craziest casino myths.

1. Counting Cards Will Land You in Jail

This myth — that counting cards is illegal and can even put you behind bars — is perhaps the most widely believed one. After all, it has elements that make sense. There’s the perception that casinos don’t want to give players any advantage, and counting cards is a big ol’ benefit.
However, a myth is all it is. Really! Of course, casinos don’t love it when players count cards. Even the best California casinos will use up to eight decks in blackjack to minimize the odds of card counting. They might also use automatic shuffling machines. It’s possible you could get banned from a casino or its table games if you count cards, but you will never be arrested.

2. Roulette Wheels Are Remote Controlled

This myth purports that roulette wheels are remote controlled and stop where the payouts are small. However, roulette spins are purely random, and casinos regularly check their wheels for bias. A casino found to have tampered with its wheels would be in big trouble, indeed.
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Top 10 Casino Lingo Terms to Know

You’ve got to “know when to hold ’em and know when to fold ’em.” And if you don’t know what these and other casino terms mean, then you’re going to miss out on a great time.

To help acquaint you to the lingo, here are 10 words and phrases to know before you head into the Golden Acorn Casino near San Diego.

Betting Limit

This is the minimum and maximum bet that is set by the casino. It often varies depending on the game being played.

Coat Tail

This is slang for using the same betting strategy that a winning player is using. The hope is that by “riding their coat tail” you can win as well.

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Beat the Game: Black Jack Tips

Dozens of books and movies have been made about the ins and outs of black jack. While black jack is mostly a game of chance, the fact that there are a finite number of possible hands means statistics and strategy come into play. There’s hardly enough room to delve into all of the details in one blog, but there are a few tried-and-true rules that are worth remembering.

When to Stand

Getting overzealous is a surefire way to lose the hand at any casino near San Diego. Any time your hard hand is a 17 or greater, stay where you are. The pool of available cards that will keep you under 21 is small. The same is true of any soft hand from 19 to 21.

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