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Skill Games

There are many casino games that require skill and some that depend on luck alone. Poker and Blackjack are perfect examples of games which require skill whereas online slots machines are based largely on luck.

Skill Games

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Experienced players gain a good knowledge of analyzing former wins, remembering and carrying through specific methods to foretell future game likelihood's.

The experience in the skills above along with the knowledge of the actual game itself helps reduce the chances of the player losing.

Skill Games, just as in poker sites, take a rake from head-to-head and tournament games, but unlike games of chance, the outcome of gambling at a skill game is predominantly determined by the user's skill level.

Skill Games allow participants to compete for money in games of skill, rather than games of chance.

One benefit about Games of Skill is that they are a means of extending and pushing one's own skills and limits just as in a Poker Game.

Games encourage the player to look at, understand, learn and experience the game. They teach people lessons about themselves and possibly the world, and allow such knowledge to be passed on to other players.

Skill Games Systems - Do They Work?

Just like diets, gambling systems can be fun to try so long as you accept the old proviso: "results may vary"...

If there was a system to beat the house then everybody would be using it.

If it pleases you to think that the roulette wheel is weighted towards zero, or that you can throw dice in such a way to produce a certain number, good for you.

In reality, the best that can be said is that gambling systems may not work but they're unlikely to actually reduce your chances of winning.

The Martingale System

One of the most common is the Martingale System, which has many variations and, it must be said, has cost many people a lot of money.

The principle is that after a winning bet (usually on an even-chance proposition like red or even) you pocket the bet. If you lose, you double your stake next time, and so on, eventually producing a one unit win.

In theory, if you had enough nerve to stick with it, you couldn't lose. Except you'd need an infinite bankroll because if you started off with a £5 stake and lose seven times in a row you'd need to bet £640 next time.

And that's where the system comes unravelled, because casinos have betting limits and it's unlikely you'll find one where you can stake £640 so you now have a huge loss on your hands.

The d'Amlembert System

A less risky system is the d'Alembert, where after a win you subtract a chip from your bet and after a loss you add a chip.

The theory behind this system is that everything evens out - you're more likely to lose after winning and vice versa. But in actual fact, any number is just as likely to appear as another on any given spin. Whether 17 has appeared three times in a row or not for an hour, the odds of it appearing next spin are always the same.