Setting the Limits to Casino Gambling
Gambling has been around for a very long time and has evolved into different forms depending on the culture it was found in. It has also just recently found its way into the world of cyber space. With the advent of online casino gambling, first timers and frequent gamblers are able to play their favorite pastime with much accessibility. And unfortunately, compulsive gamblers are also able to access their addiction within the tips of their fingers. All that they actually need is a computer, an internet access, and valid credit cards to go casino gambling.
While casino gambling could be used primarily as a form of entertainment, gamblers need to have a certain amount of responsibility in order to go about playing without being lured into the same trap as those who have found themselves to be compulsive gamblers. Of course, there are those people who still deny that they are compulsive gamblers despite the apparent manifestations such as problems with work and family. Among the problems that would definitely arise from an addiction is of course, the financial aspect of it. For those who might want to venture in this “form of entertainment”, they continually have to remain vigilant about their own attitude about the game. For if not, they would probably find themselves in the same situation as compulsive gamblers.
If you don’t have much Blackjack experience, it can be daunting stepping up to the tables for a game. You can, however, hide the fact of your inexperience very simply by remembering these straightforward rules. (Note – the rules of BlackJack will differ from area to area and from casino to casino, but the general principles are the same. When in doubt, ask!). A typical BlackJack table seats a dealer and up to 7 players. Starting with the dealer, the first seat on his left is ‘1st Base’, while the first seat on his right is referred to as 3rd Base.
In front of each player’s seat is a betting square, printed on the felt. Right in front of the dealer is the chip tray, while on his left is the deck (a.k.a. shoe) and next to that is the’ minimum bet sign’, which tells you how ‘expensive’ the table is. As a beginner, you will want to stick to the low bet tables to keep any losses under control. On the dealer’s right is a money drop slot. This is a security feature – casinos don’t really trust their employees, and all cash and chips are deposited here to prevent ‘leakage’.