Casino Strategy

Whether it's spinning, shuffling or rolling that get you going, Bovada.net's casino game roster offer a little bit of every and a whole lot of fun without costing you any cash. From table game classic like Blackjack and Roulette to a lively Slot, Video Poker and Specialty Game selection, you're in for a wide ride. Choose from some of the best game from the web and let the fun begin - the best part is that it's all on the house.

Video Poker Strategy: When to Draw in Jacks or Better

If you want to learn how to play online Video Poker, Jacks or Better is definitely the best place to start. The relatively simple rules mean that it's easy to create a basic strategy that increases your odds of winning as you play. A good strategy works to pare down the decisions that you should make at any given time to their absolute minimum. By making it so your only decision is that you need to pick how many cards to draw, Video Poker strategy can help you play more winning hands in a shorter amount of time.

Blackjack Strategy: When to Split Pairs

One thing a lot of new Blackjack players get drilled into their head (usually by less-successful casino gamers) is that they should split any pair they get. There are times when splitting your Blackjack hand is an incredibly smart move or a way to help minimize the chances of busting. There are also times when splitting a hand in Blackjack can weaken you greatly. We're going to review some of the basics behind Blackjack hand splitting and help you understand why they work.

Understanding Basic Betting in American Roulette

You've almost definitely seen somebody spreading their chips in a dozen different places at once or "putting it all on 21" at the Roulette table before, and wondered how the heck the game actually worked. Well, Bovada's free-to-play American Roulette game is a great place for you to learn the basics, and what better – and simpler – place to start than the easy-to-understand "outside" betting spots?

Video Poker Strategy: Playing Deuces Wild

The basic game action of Deuces Wild Video Poker is very similar to the traditional Jacks or Better game with one major difference: 2s are wild. To compensate for the addition of so many wild cards, the bar for holding a winning hand is raised, even as special payouts for 5 of a Kind, a Wild Royal or four Deuces are added. You can't quite play Deuces Wild Video Poker using the same kind of "cruise control" that you might on other games, since you need at least a 3 of a Kind or better to win.

Blackjack: Maximizing your Odds

Blackjack is a game that involves skill, and more of it than most people can bring to the table. Get ahead of the rest of the people that are playing in a casino or online and learn the basic odds of the game. Before you start to think about your hand versus the dealer, you need to understand the odds of busting at any given hand with what you've been dealt. By sticking to some basic rules in your head and understanding when you should and shouldn't be okay with hitting, you can reduce the house edge significantly.

Craps 101: Learning How to Play

Craps is one of the most confusing games in the casino, at least on the surface. There are so many different betting options that it's easy to become overwhelmed. The good news is that you can pick and choose where you want to play on the table. Once you have familiarized yourself with the Pass Line and the Place numbers (4, 5, 6, 8, 9 and 10), you can try your dice at one of the more interesting – and better paying – options: the Come bet.