Do You Feel Lucky?

Kjartan Poskitt's Guide to Games!

Although I've always enjoyed a game of cards or a little flutter on the horses, what fascinates me far more are the numbers and probablilties involved.

In these pages you'll see the percentages and big numbers behind some of the world's most popular games, and there's even some advice on what to do and what NOT to do!


The Roulette Wheel ... and how to worry the casino!
The different odds and chances of winning when playing both single zero and double zero roulette tables.

The Rise and Fall of the One-Armed Bandit
The history of the mechanical slot machine, and how it evolved to avoid breaking the law!

Craps - How to Play, Chances and Payouts
How this simple dice game could give you your best chance at beating the casino!

Blackjack - Hit, Stand, Double Down or Split?
A guide to the chances involved, and the best ways of winning at Blackjack.

How to play Blackjack
An beginner's introduction to both Blackjack and Pontoon with key words and variations explained.

The National Lottery Odds
A look at the maths involved when calculating the chances of winning the different prizes in the UK National Lottery.

Crown and Anchor
The traditional dice game as played by sailors. It looks fair, but the sums tell a different story!

Chances of Card Hands
All the chances of card distribution for hands of 13 cards, and also five-card poker hands including straights, flushes and full houses.

The Betting Guide - and how to work out the Bookie's profit!
A demonstration of how fraction and decimal odds are calculated from chances, plus an explantion of combination bets including Trixies, Patents, Yankees and Heinz.

Accumulator Bets
How the odds combine to help small bets win big in football, racing and other sports.

How many ways can you put a pack of cards in order?
A mind-blowing demonstration of the extraordinary numbers that are generated by shuffling 52 cards!

Other Articles

What is the RTP in an online casino?
A simple and complete explanation of the RTP in online casinos!

Where Are RNGS Used?
A guide to Random Number Generators.

Is there a Mathematical Way to Beat Slots?
How the results of slot machines are generated.

What Is The Oldest Game That IS Still Played Today?
A look at some traditional games first played 100s of years ago.

Best Family Games
The best games to play with family and friends this Christmas.

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