And, once one learns to play a video gaming machine, there is no other skill available for playing it. However, the timely selection of video gaming machines is a skill that can be learned to improve one's odds of winning (and losing at a slower rate).
|Not the best advice here. Casinos protect themselves against card counters. I doubt the enjoyment of the blackjack experience is too comparable for a blackballed card counter as it is for vast majority who don't count cards.|
Casinos are really just fancy VLT parlors. No difference apart from the atmosphere and the clientele. I'd encourage people contemplating significant gambling to hang around a VLT parlor a bit, it's the most depressing experience. I stayed at a crummy hotel last year with one of these dens downstairs, and you see people in obviously rough financial shape glued to the machines for hours, losing money, hoping, thinking they're on a roll, thinking there's skill in picking the game, the machine, or the screen row(s), not realizing that their expected aggregate winnings are the same whether they make small bets over several hours or a few large bets and then get out. It's an incredibly depressing environment. Casinos are no different in any meaningful way in terms of odds, they just cater to a slightly higher socioeconomic bracket.