Introducing: Superior Casino’s New Lobby

March 21st, 2008

We are proud to announce the release of our new lobby.

It is our primary objective to provide only the best to our dearest clients and this luxurious and elegant atmosphere will place you right in the comfort of a royal environment, designed to make you feel at home, your second home – Superior Casino.

We welcome you to join us and feel the superior experience of the best online casino.

Kind regards and much good luck!

Matt Pearce
Casino Manager

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New Game: Travel Bug

March 21st, 2008

Travel Bug is the newest video slot featured at Superior Casino.

Whether by train or plain, on foot or wings, rocking in London, taking a Pyramid excursion or relaxing in beautiful Paris, these little friends will guarantee an unforgettable experience for you!

This hilarious game will spin you around the world, taking you along a journey of bonus rounds, free spins and a loads of winning opportunities!

Download Superior Casino today and bring your passport with you, it’s time for TRAVEL BUG!

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Understanding the Games. Part one: RANDOM NUMBER GENERATOR

March 19th, 2008

Understanding the Games. Part one: RANDOM NUMBER GENERATOR
By Charles Jay

In this particular piece we’ll look at a few things you often hear about, but may not understand (don’t be offended if you already do). And you’ll see reference to each of these things on the brand-new, re-designed Superior Casino website.

Okay, let’s tackle them one-by-one:

RANDOM NUMBER GENERATOR

The presence of microprocessors in slot machines brought about something called a Random Number Generator (RNG), through which the odds could be customized from machine to machine. The RNG cycles through thousands and thousands of combinations of numbers and settles on outcomes randomly. The reels on the slot machine are programmed to stop at whatever combination the RNG happens to pick at that time.

The RNG enables “virtual” reels as opposed to actual reels. These reels have more virtual “symbols” on them. That adds up to many more combinations and a much, much greater jackpot possibility for the player. That’s a good thing.

The RNG, in effect, pre-selects the outcome for each and every spin on the slot machine, making the actual spinning of the reels more of a formality than anything else. Before you have even pushed a button or pulled a handle, the machine knows whether you are going to win or not.

The machines, of course, are programmed to stop at non-paying combinations more often than others, something players obviously understand. Otherwise, the beautiful new Superior Casino , or any other online or land-based casino, might not even exist. But because this process is “random,” it does allow for a winning combination to appear, and certainly reduces the possibility that the outcomes can be subject to specific manipulation from both internal and external sources.

The results are based on a long-term pay schedule, which means that the casino knows what it is going to be getting out of each machine on a long-term basis, though the short-term results for the customer are still left pretty much to chance.

In addition to being essential to the development and advancement of slot machines, the RNG is also the governing mechanism behind all player vs. house games that are played over the internet. Naturally, that includes slots, which are, of course, seen but not touched.

Stay tuned for the continuation of this post.

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BLACKJACK: HOW TO DEAL WITH A MULTI-CARD HAND

March 12th, 2008

BLACKJACK: HOW TO DEAL WITH A MULTI-CARD HAND
By Charles Jay

Let’s say you’re sitting at a blackjack table, whether it’s in a brick and mortar situation but preferably online here at Superior Casino, and you’re playing the Basic Strategy you’ve probably read about somewhere, practiced at home and by now have memorized by heart. You’ve been dealt a 10 and a 2 for a hard total of 12. The dealer has a ten showing. Of course, since it is dictated by Basic Strategy, your move in this situation is to hit.

Okay, so you call for the hit and now you wind up with another two. That gives you a three-card total of 14 on your hand.

So what now?

Sure, you know the Basic Strategy which applies for two-card combinations, but what about three cards, or four, or even five?

This is often the first point of confusion for people who are relatively new to the game; in many cases, it’s something they may not have thought of before.

But there is no reason to become despondent. The answer to this problem, in fact, is very simple: when you encounter a multi-card hand, all you have to do is plug the total right back into the Basic Strategy and go from there.This means that if you’re dealt three or more cards which total 11 or less, you will hit that hand. When your cards total 12 or more, your response would be exactly the same as if it were a two-card hand. For example, a 5-7-3 combo would total 15 and you would hit when the dealer shows an upcard of 7 through Ace and stand when the dealer shows 2 through 6.

Alright, that covers the HARD hands (not the difficult ones but those without an Ace). Now what about multi-card SOFT hands (those with an Ace)? The critical thing, as always, is to refer to the hand as an ace and the sum of the other cards. For example, the hand of A,7 is referred to as “Ace-Seven” rather than “Soft 18” or “8 or 18”, as the dealer might refer to it.

The hand A,3,3 is also “Ace-Six”, because you’ve added the sum of the other cards. Just add those other cards up and plug the hand into your Basic Strategy for the correct play. To exemplify how the rule works, the hands which total Ace-Three through Ace-Six are always hit; Ace-Eight through Ace-Ten (21) always call for you to stand. Naturally (if you pardon the pun), there should never be a three-card hand of Ace-Two, because hopefully, the aces will have been split the first time (another critical part of Basic Strategy you shouldn’t screw up on).

Now let’s go over what may be the only possible exception to these basic rules. That’s the case of the multi-card hand that adds up to Ace-Seven. Basic Strategy mandates that you stand against a dealer’s upcard of 2,7, or 8 in this situation. Otherwise, you will hit. Of course, always remember that with multi-card hands, any two-card Basic Strategy rule which dictates that you double down means that you’ll HIT, since obviously you can’t double a three-card hand (well, there are exceptions to that, but not enough to cover here).

How about when you hit your multi-card SOFT hand and it becomes a HARD hand? In other words, you have an Ace-Seven then get a six which leaves you with 14 and without the flexibility you might have if it was still 11 or under as a total? This, for some reason, becomes a very uncomfortable situation for some people. But it’s actually quite easy to proceed. Simply plug it in once again to your Basic Strategy for hard hands, and you’ve solved your problem.

If you are so motivated, it’s worth it to practice this technique at home in Superior Casino. Configure your own drills where there is a constant dealer upcard and then take out most of the ten-value cards (10,J,Q,K), leaving mostly aces and low cards (2,3,4,5,6) in the deck, so that it will demand quick decisions on multi-card hands. This is a great way to avoid this kind of confusion in the future.

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WHY ARE YOU LOSING?

March 5th, 2008

Have you ever wondered why you haven’t been successful in the casino, at least in extending your play long enough to really have a good time?

Well, maybe the answer lies in some of the reasons we’ve detailed below.
Maybe…….

Possible Reason #1 — MAYBE YOU’VE GOT NO GAME PLAN

Of the people who sit down to play any casino table game, some of them obviously are there for sheer entertainment, but most who are hopeful of making money will likely remain just that – hopeful. They really have no idea what they’re there for, or what they’re trying to accomplish. The good players, i.e., the ones who want to be competitive at least – know what
they’re going to do in each and every situation. Even if you don’t consider yourself some kind of “expert,” you still want to be that kind of player in the casino.

The opposite of that is being rather careless. If you’re on a lark, or if you’re drunk and just biding some time, you’re relying on luck and luck alone. You really don’t have any long-run chance, and we’ve got news for you – you indeed very little chance in the short-run either. That’s okay with some people, because they just want to have a few laughs and an hour or
two of light entertainment. There’s nothing wrong with that. Are you one of those people? Well, just don’t punish yourself too much.

Anybody who thinks losing is funny, please raise your hand. No, I didn’t think so. Part of a playing session, whether it’s in the atmosphere of a brick and mortar casino or online, involves determining ahead of time how much you are willing to put into play and more to the point, how much you are willing to lose before coming back another day.

If you’re not of this mindset, try it sometime. Some kind of control on your casino behavior will wind up doing you some good, which will be noticeable in the long run.

Possible reason #2 — MAYBE YOU’RE TOO SMART TO LISTEN

Let’s face it – a lot of the people who travel to a casino locale for an evening or weekend of play, or engage in online casino sessions, have certain discretionary income which allows them to spend the money necessary AND have bankroll with which to gamble. Many of these people have secure jobs, or run their own businesses, which allows them to undertake this recreational activity. In other words, these are reasonably successful people, and in some cases, very, very successful.

At some point though, they become somewhat less than successful when it came to gambling.

Hmmmm.

Whether it be ego-driven or not, they don’t take kindly to someone telling them that they are playing their favorite casino game the wrong way; that there is a better way to go about it. Or they think they know it all already, just like they know their own business backwards and forward (this is much more common than you think, by the way). Because of all this, bad habits are acquired and will never be shaken. It’s happened a million times and will no doubt happen a million more.

Let’s illustrate this. Say you were talking to a boxing trainer. He would tell you that he would much rather have a fighter come in the gym who was an absolute beginner, who he could teach from scratch, than one who has had a little or a lot of experience but had developed bad habits that were going to be problematic to undo. It’s no different than people who, say, have been playing blackjack or craps for years – the wrong way – and are so far gone that it is particularly hard to reverse that pattern of bad play.

Try not to be one of those folks. Even if something doesn’t seem to make “logical” sense to you, follow it if it is mathematically sound. Your “best bet” is to absorb good advice like a sponge.

Possible Reason #3 — MAYBE YOU’RE BREAKING A CARDINAL RULE BY PLAYING OVER YOUR HEAD

Yes, that cardinal rule sounds so simple. Yet one can claim to understand it and still not do it. Gambling is supposed to be an entertainment vehicle. It is not blood and guts, or life and death. The “spirit” of your play is important here, and it’s not healthy to be mean-spirited toward yourself.

Follow something in the way of rudimentary principles of money management. In the long run, “living on the edge” is not something that will give the gambler more satisfaction. In fact, it will not only distract from the enjoyment of the game as you are playing it, it will invariably wind up dictating that you play less and less.

You do not want to play less and less, do you?

What you may want to do is budget a certain amount of money to play with in any individual session. That does not mean that you are taking the entire amount of what you have on deposit with the casino. The deposit (along with projected bonuses you might accumulate) should constitute the “bankroll” and you should divide it up into sub-bankrolls, if you will, to be used in your individual sessions.

Relax. Enjoy. And don’t fall victim to the tension created when you try to get too excessive too fast. That would kind of defeat the purpose of it, don’t you think?

Go get ’em.

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