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30 April 2017
By John Grochowski
Online gambling Is by no means an American mainstay at this point. Only New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware have legalized playing casino games online for money.
Nonetheless, online play is making an impact both on casino revenue and on the games we play. On the revenue side, New Jersey posted a 1.5 percent overall increase last year despite a 0.3 decrease in live casino revenue – that decrease largely due to the closing of the Trump Taj Mahal.
As for games, most of the offerings are standards such as blackjack, craps, roulette, Three Card Poker, video poker and craps. But there’s also room for online casinos to try new games without having to clear floor space.
One such game is Casino Hold’em, which has mainly been played in international markets including Russia, Ireland, South Africa and Egypt. It is available to online casinos and was recently brought to its New Jersey site by 888 Casino.
It’s a seven-card, Hold’em-based game, but you play against the dealer and not against other players. Rules include a dealer qualifying hand, a concept that’s become the norm in poker-based games such as Caribbean Stud and Three Card Poker.
Here are the basics:
There is no easy to memorize strategy for when to call and when to fold, however at https://wizardofodds.com/games/casino-hold-em/, Shackleford explains players should call about 82 percent of the team, so only the weakest hands are foldable. In general terms, that means folding when your two face down cards are unpaired, low compared to the first three community cards, and with minimal chance at a straight or a flush.
If you want to check out some sample hands to get your bearings, Winner Strategy has a Casino Hold’em strategy calculator at http://www.winnergambling.com/casino-tools/casino-holdem-strategy/
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