1) Many players will fold small pairs,
such as 2s, 3s, and 4s. A bad mistake. You will be dealt a pair about
42.3% of the time. And most pairs you bet will give you an expected
gain. Each pair you don't bet will cost your money. If a player folds
his pairs of 2s-4s, he will be giving the house an edge of over 7%.
2) This hand is worth calling with
because the dealer will probably be defeated, even if he has an ace-king
hand, such as Ace-King-Queen-10-9. Since you hold an Ace and King, you
reduced his chance of pairing his cards.
3) You call only if the dealer holds any
of your cards because you reduced his chance of pairing his card, since
you are holding one of them already.
4) It simply takes an Ace and King out of
the dealers hand.
5) Many people
call with a missed straight, such as King-Queen-10-9-8 or similar. You
should call only with the four here suggested combinations and of course
any of the higher hands (trips, 4 of a kind, straight, full house,
6) A royal flush
comes up only once in 649,740 hands and the straight flush once in
72,193 plays. If you play for the jackpot when the meter is set at
$50,000, the casino has over a 40% edge on your bet. Even if the jackpot
is about $250,000, your bet isn't that good. however, if you want to
gamble, try for the jackpot when it reaches $200,000.