Called Bets In Roulette

Called Bets In Roulette

Once you have noticed set patterns of betting, it means that you have reached a high level of observance; but noticing by itself may not help explain what you are seeing. You may have noticed that your follow players are placing bets in apparently pre-determined positions; they go to them so quickly, that it seems that they have a pattern. They don’t; what you are seeing are Called or Announced Bets.

These types of bets are according to the wheel and not the range of numbers it contains. For example if you bet on 1st 12 on the table you are betting on numbers 1-12, even though those numbers don’t appear on the wheel in that order. A Called Bet enables you to bet according to the sequence in which the numbers are set on the wheel itself.

Called Bets are used on single-zero tables only and are particularly popular in UK and Europe There are a number of different types, but the 3 main Called Bets are Voisins du Zero, Tiers du Cylindre, Orphelin.

Voisin du Zero This ‘Neighbors or Zero’ bet, refers to the top section of the wheel if 0 is at the top. The range is from 22-25 inclusive and so the full bet covers 22, 18, 29, 7, 28, 12, 35, 3, 26, 0, 32, 15, 19, 4, 21, 2, 25. All of these numbers can be covered by placing chips in the following 9 position on the table; 2 on the 0,2,3 Street; 1 chip over the 5 and 7; 1 over the 12 and 15; 1 over the 18 and 21; 1 over the 19 and 22; 2 on the corner of 25, 26, 28 and 29, and one over the 32 and 35. So in total there are 2 chips on streets, 5 on splits and 2 on a corner.

Tier du Cylindre This section is the one directly opposite the 0 but including less numbers; the Tier runs from the 27 to the 33 inclusive, which comes out as 12 numbers. These may all be bet on by placing chips in the following 6 splits; 1 chip on the 5 and 8, 1 on the 10 and 11, 1 on the13 and 16, 1 on the 23 and 24, 1 on the 27 and 30, and finally 1 on the 33 and 36.

Orphelin The Orphans bet refers to the numbers left over on the sides of the wheel not included in the Tier or the Voisins. These add up to 8 numbers; 17, 34, and 6 from the right side, and 1, 20, 14, 31, and 9. All of these numbers can be covered by 5 positions; a straight up bet on 1, and then split bets on 6 and 9, 14 and 17, 17 and 20, and 31 and 34.

It sounds far more complicated than it is; once you’re aware of the concept you will notice it in action more frequently, and see the value of its logic.

Blackjack Tournament Strategy

Blackjack Tournament Strategy

Ever play in a Blackjack tournament They are really fun. Over recent years, Blackjack tournaments have been offered at more and more gambling establishments-even online. While rare, some Blackjack tournaments have even been on TV. I like Blackjack tournaments, because they add a new dimension to the game-player verses player.

Money management becomes far more important (more so than it already is). As with anything in the world of Blackjack, there are loads of Blackjack tournament strategies. And once you’ve participated in a few, you’ll most likely develop your own Blackjack tournament strategies.

Blackjack strategies for tournament play are so diverse. I really don’t think there’s a right and wrong way to do things-as far as “all the time” strategy is concerned. Of course, if you win, it’s the “right” way and if you lose, it’s not.

For instance, let’s say you’re an all or nothing kind of player. The strategy you end up using for Blackjack tournaments will be large bets and highly aggressive play. This can work for or against you. On one hand, you can be out quickly. On the other, if you get a nice run of cards, you’ll be the chip king soon enough. It’s much better than being a player that always bets the minimum. Those players can hit huge runs of cards and still be just a little ahead.

In fact, if there’s one strategy I know doesn’t work too well, it’s the “hoarder.” This player will almost always bet the minimum and hope everyone else runs out of chips. This type of player rarely, very rarely wins anything. I’m not saying to be ultra loose, but if you play this tight, you’re just begging to lose. And who wants to do that Plus, it’s not that much fun.

Overall, the best strategies for Blackjack tournaments have one thing in common. They all feature mixed play. You don’t want to be ultra conservative or mega loose all the time. Mix it up. For instance, you may play somewhat conservative until you feel a run of cards and then you’ll crank it up.

Whatever you do, don’t consistently bet more after a loss. We call this “chasing a win.” It usually leads to a quick exit. My personal favorite strategy is to bet just above the minimum initially and then increase my bet after each win. I don’t double up though. I always pull a little back into the bank. With this method, I’m setting myself up to win big if I get a good run of cards and I’m set up to last a bit if I don’t.