Heres the scoop on gambling "systems" and valid methods of beating certain games found in casinos.
For starters, there are many many many "betting systems" one thing to take not of, is that in ANY GAME, the amoutn of money in the betting circle, doesnt effect the odds of the game. It may seem incredibly obvious when pointed out liek this, but the game will not be convinced to allow you to win simply because the chips you are betting are a different color than the ones bet previously. All of these systems, like progressive betting systems etc, are bogus, and dont effect the odds in any game, they do shift odds in a way that im not getting into, but Its not in your interest.
Games that are BEATABLE by skill or strategy.
-Baccarrat ****methods may be illegal
-Progressive Slot machines
-Roullette ****Methods may be illegal
-Blackjack is one of the most commonly attacked games because in comparison to beating other games its much simpler. Blackjack is beatabel by counting cards yeilding a player advantage of 0.7-1.5% Additionally, blackjack is beatable by holecarding, shuffle tracking, spooking, and card sequencing. These methods are less common.
-Spanish 21 is also beatable in the same manor, but the games are not the same and require different approaches.
-Baccarrat is beatble by counting cards for the tie bet. It si also beatable by player collusion, which is illegal.
-Progressive slot machines are beatable by playing machines with progressive payouts high enough to push the return percentage of the game beyond 100%. While the math is sound here, ultimately the odds of hitting a progressive jackpot are so small, that a player may never hit it in his/her lifetime, so this game is not a game of choice for somebody seeking constant income. Never the less, it is beatable.
-Craps is beatable by something known as "dice control" which is an approach never proven or disproven, but is sound in principal. Basicaly it is a method of holding, and tossing the dice which in an attempt to maintain the dice rolling on the same axise has the effect of making rolls of certain numbers more and less likely than they would be if the dice were rolled randomly. Players bet accordingly and reap profits. In the advent of diamond studs on backwalls of dice tables, this tactic is thought to be no longer feasable.
-Roullette is beatable by "wheel timing" which, typically using the aid of computer, times the speed of the ball around the wheel, and the speed of the wheel itself, to make an accurate prediction of where the ball will land. Timing computers can typically predict where the ball will land to an accuracy of about 1:10. Since the payout for a single number of 35:1, this method is extremely effective. Unfortunately, the use of computers to aide in gambling, is illegal in most jurisdictions.
-Latsly i will include poker and sports betting, I know little/nothing about them so i cant eleaborate, but it is my undertsanding that they are exploitable for profit.
Myself, Professional Blackjack player