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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.
(Golden Acorn does not have roulette wheels, so this is something the players here don’t need to worry about anyway.) Continue reading…

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How to Choose the Right Casino Game for You

How do you narrow down your choices? With 100’s of machines to choose from? Here’s a quick guide:

Risk taker? Try slots or video poker

It’s no secret that casino games with the highest payouts are usually the riskiest. If you love living on the edge and playing on the edge, high stakes slots and progressive slots offer huge jackpots. Video Poker also offers the potential for big wins, and you can even practice at home before hitting the casino with Golden Acorn Casino’s online Double Down Casino.

Competitive at heart? Try poker or blackjack

Do you love the thrill of pitting your strengths and skills against others? If you’re more interested in beating other players than beating the house, check out casino blackjack, especially tournaments. After all, you could have the weakest hand at the table still win the game by reading other players and playing your cards right.

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