Author: Abel

Craps – Masterclass

It’s 4am. Your wad is tight and your tie is loose. You take a deep breath, pick up the dice and brush them lightly on your cuff. The crowd becomes quiet as you draw back your arm. As the dice leave your hand time seems to slow down. You follow the arc and see them…



How To Play Backgammon

‘Backgammon is like life. It’s a series of boring, innocuous days just like the day before, weddings and deaths and all that, and then there’s 40 or 50 days out of the year where some really weird shit happens.’ – Anonymous These words will ring true to anyone who has ever played the board game…



Gambling psychology – Familiar faces

Back in the late eighties I did some research on the names that manufacturers gave their fruit machines. One of the more interesting findings was that over 50% of all machine names had some reference to money (such as ‘Cashline’, ‘Cashpoint’, ‘Action Bank’, Piggy Bank’, ‘Money Belt’). Psychologically, all of these machine names gave the…



How to be a Croupier

Before the 1960s, if you’d fancied commanding the gaming table in any British casino for a living you could forget about it – there were no British casinos, or at least no kosher ones. When the 1960 Betting and Gaming Act finally made gambling legal, there were so few homegrown croupiers that the explosion of…



4 Ways to Enjoy Gambling Even More

As fun as gambling is, environment is everything and can ruin the experience. If you’re in a stressful place or in bad company, you won’t enjoy gambling as much. That’s why we’re going to explain 4 ways you can enjoy gambling more. 1) Listen to music Listening to your favourite tunes is a brilliant way…



High Stakes Video Poker

It is not a simple matter to define high stakes video poker, but abelcounty.net tries to put perspective on all online gambling games in their most extreme form so this is what we shall try to do. From the research conducted, high stakes video poker has not truly been defined, it seems to be uncharted territory, and…



High Stakes Blackjack

If you are looking for high stakes blackjack games online, you have come to the right place. It is the aim of abelcounty.net to provide a site with authority on high stakes games, where to find them online and what this extreme form of gaming entails. Blackjack is one of the most popularly played online games world-wide…