There is a lot to be said about the topic of Casino/Gambling Science Experiments. In my opinion there is nothing to beat playing blackjack at home with a studious eye and a pinch of experience in the form of years of solid practice. Of course, we live in an electronic age and the convenience of the computer can take a backseat to our common senses. But playing cards for hours with a studious eye and a slight sprinkle of calculated risk takes on a whole new meaning.
For instance, did you know that the house edge on blackjack is nearly nine percent? That is just one percent off of one thousand total hands. You are risking about one percent per game played! Those are pretty good odds if you are trying to win money off the casino floor for a very enjoyable casino experience.
Rules to remember
There are many different ways to learn this most basic of skills. It is a skill that you will pick up with practice. The best way to learn is to play the game under the supervision of an expert. However, the more experienced player can benefit from the guidelines I am about to share with you. The key is to remember that all of these techniques have a basis in mathematics.
First off you should familiarize yourself with the game of blackjack. You should know the rules for the particular casino you will be playing at. Once you know the rules you can proceed to the betting phase of the game. Here is where a little bit of Casino/Gambling Science Experiment thinking comes into play. If you have ever played at a land-based casino you know that all of the players are playing for the same pot, and it is the size of that pot that decides how much each person has to spend.
Each time someone plays a card, they place a bet against another player. On their turn they may choose to either raise or fold. What this means is that they have to come out of their current hand with at least one card that they own. If they fold them loose all of their money. If they raise, they can possibly win back some of their money.
Now here is a simple experiment to try out. Place your hands together and make a count of the cards that are in your two middle hands. Once you have counted to twenty-one, drop the cards from your hands onto the table in front of you. Now the first person has to count the number of cards left in his or her hand before they raise their hand.
The second person gets to choose which card will be dropped to the table. They must then call the bet before the timer runs out. After the timer has run out the person who called the bet now has a chance to challenge the validity of the bet by showing only one card. By showing the card the person who called the bet has to either match the number that was on the card or lose the game.
Now you can try out this same game in a video poker game. Simply set up two decks of cards and place them on the table. Once the game begins, have someone randomly select one card from each deck and call the bet before the timer has expired. Then as in the above test you can challenge the validity of the bet by showing only one card.
Once you demonstrate the validity of the bet by winning more than you bet, other people in the game will want to challenge you by raising their hands. After all, if they win then obviously you are right! This is when it becomes very useful to have a video camera handy. This way you can record each of these events and later watch the reactions of other players as they challenge the validity of the bet.
Another interesting game to try would be the Ace Card Pokers Game. In this game two teams are made up. One team has a team of ten players and the other team consists of two people. Each team is given a ten-card hand and they are required to perform a poker move with these cards in order to win.
The object is to try and make a consecutive poker move with a single card. However, this cannot be possible if the cards are already dealt to the teams. For this reason, a blindfold is used. Each player has a red cloth put over their eyes and a card is laid on top of the cloth. The first person sees no card and must guess which card it is by touching the card using only their fingertips.