Hello, this is Kei!
How are you guys doing?
There is a very popular leisure spot that adds extra color to your night life.
Today, I will introduce you to 「AMUSEMENT CASINO」 in Japan.
To find a casino in Japan, copy and paste 「アミューズメントカジノ」 into the search box, leave a space between the two words, and enter the name of the place where you are now.
◆What is「AMUSEMENT CASINO」?
Casino is probably more familiar to you than it is to us Japanese. In foreign countries, you can buy chips to use in the casino, play various games, and then exchange them for cash. However, since casinos are currently banned in Japan, exchanging chips for cash is not allowed.
Therefore, as a general rule, 「AMUSEMENT CASINO」 does not allow players to exchange their chips for cash or prizes. Therefore, 「AMUSEMENT CASINO」 is a place where you can enjoy the games that a real casino offers without the element of betting money.
You cannot exchange them for cash, but if you win a game, your chips increase, and if you lose a game, your chips decrease. If you run out of chips, you have to buy more, but as long as you keep winning games and have more chips on hand, you don’t have to buy new chips. In other words, you can’t exchange your money for cash, but you can keep playing for less the more you win.
Many 「AMUSEMENT CASINO」 will keep your chips for a limited time. Also, I mentioned that casinos are banned in Japan, but 「AMUSEMENT CASINO」 operate in accordance with the Entertainment Establishments Control Law, so you can be sure that you are in safe hands.
◆Attraction of 「AMUSEMENT CASINO」
【1】Easy to Play
Everyone is a beginner at first, so it is scary to suddenly bet money in a casino. Considering this, the appeal of 「AMUSEMENT CASINO」 naturally comes to mind. Since you don’t bet money and only need to pay for chips and charges, you can play casino games comfortably without the fear of losing a lot of money.
【2】Learn the rules of the game
Poker is the most common game offered at 「AMUSEMENT CASINO」, with blackjack, baccarat, roulette, and other games also available.
「AMUSEMENT CASINO」 offer beginner training sessions, or even if they don’t, the dealer will teach you the rules of each game, so even beginners with zero knowledge can play without any worries, which is a big attraction.
【3】Win prizes and cash awards
It should be noted that this may result in prizes and winnings…in some cases. As mentioned above, in Japan, cash exchange and similar activities are currently prohibited, so basically, you should not win prizes or goods.
However, even away from 「AMUSEMENT CASINO」, there are poker tournaments in Japan that offer decent prize money.
Why is this?
There is a little trick to this: it is illegal to win prizes or giveaways out of the entry fee, but it is legal if they are paid out of sponsorship. In similar cases, 「AMUSEMENT CASINO」 are allowed to win prizes and winnings!
You can enjoy the casino with your friends or go by yourself and deepen your friendship with strangers who are casino enthusiasts through playing common games.
The dealers are also professionals, so they know how to entertain their customers, and the appeal of the casino is that everyone can enjoy conversation while playing the games. Unlike casinos where you have to bet money, this is a place where there is a strong element of entertainment.
【5】Great way to hit on chicks
Yeah, I’m a big believer this is great way to hit on chicks too.haha It’s good to get the customers excited and exchange contact information with each other, but it’s also good to attack the chicks who are dealers.
The chicks who are dealers are super cute. I don’t know whether I want to play games or meet the dealer chick. You should all pretend to tip them and give them your contact info!
◆What are the rules of 「AMUSEMENT CASINO」?
Many of the games offered at 「AMUSEMENT CASINO」 can be taught on-site, as I mentioned a while ago, but it is best to know about them beforehand.
Poker, by itself, has its own world-class tournaments, and the number of players in Japan is increasing year by year, and the game is getting more and more attention. I could go on for a long time about poker, so I will explain it separately, as well as poker bars that specialize in poker.
Let’s check the rules of the other three: blackjack, baccarat, and roulette!
A rough explanation of blackjack is that it is a game of getting the cards in hand closer to 21 or matching them. Blackjack is a game between the player and the dealer, and the cards in the hands of the other players at the table are irrelevant.
For example, if Mr. A, Mr. B, and Mr. C are at the table, the game will be A and the dealer, B and the dealer, and C and the dealer. And no matter how many people are at the table, this composition will not be broken.
There’s a bit of a peculiar quirk in the way we perceive the number of playing cards in blackjack. Let’s start by understanding how the numbers are perceived.
≪ⅰ≫Count 1 to 10 as the numbers.
≪ⅱ≫J, Q, and K cards are treated as 10
≪ⅲ≫A can be counted as either 1 or 11.
You have to be careful how you handle the picture cards and the A’s. You combine the cards in such a way that they approach 21, and when they reach 21, you win. However, if the dealer also has 21, it’s a tie.
What you have to be careful of is that if you go over 21, it’s called a burst, and you lose at that point. when you have a 10 and 9, should you not draw or should you draw? It’s obvious that probability-wise, it’s better not to draw.
It is a matter of making the right decision in the flow of the game.
Let’s take a look at the game flow.
≪ⅰ≫Decide how much to bet
Decide how much you want to bet on a single play according to the dealer’s instructions. You can bet any amount you want, but the minimum amount is shown on the table.
≪ⅱ≫The dealer hands out two cards to each player
The dealer hands out two cards face up to each player.
≪ⅲ≫Choose to add a card or not to add a card
The dealer asks each player to confirm whether to add a card (hit) or not (stand). Although there is no limit to the number of cards that can be hit, if a player takes a hit and brings a hand total over 21 (burst), the player loses the hand at that time.
≪ⅲ≫The dealer draws cards
After all players have made their decisions, the dealer adds cards to the hand until it exceeds 17. 17 is the limit and the dealer does not add cards once it exceeds 17. If it exceeds 21, the dealer loses. 17 to 21, the winner is the one whose cards are closer to 21 than those in the players’ hands.
These are the basic rules, which are sometimes customized a bit, but generally this is the way it is done. The content is fairly easy to understand, so even beginners should be able to enjoy it right away.
Baccarat is a game especially popular in Asian countries and is similar to blackjack. In baccarat, you win if the last digit of your hand is close to 9.
However, you are a player and not a player at the same time… It is a bit complicated to say it this way, but Baccarat is a game in which you predict the winners of the hands of the player and the dealer who have been set up for the sake of convenience. In other words, it is like a hand prediction between two imaginary players. Since you are betting on a game that progresses mechanically, it is a 50/50 chance that you win or lose.
It’s clearly just a game of luck, but it’s also a game of reading the flow of the game and making a big bet. It is like, “The player has won five times in a row, so it must be the dealer this time, so let’s go big”.
The card counting system in baccarat is as follows.
≪ⅰ≫2 to 10 are counted as the numbers
≪ⅱ≫10, J, Q, and K are treated as 0
≪ⅲ≫A is treated as 1
Well then, let’s take a quick look at how the game is played!
≪ⅰ≫Decide how much to bet.
It’s the same as blackjack. The betting amount can be adjusted, but the minimum bet is shown on the table. This is how you decide how much to bet on the player and how much to bet on the dealer.
≪ⅱ≫Player wins when the sum of the two cards is close to 9 (sometimes 3 cards)
Two cards are given to the player and the dealer, respectively, and the one whose total is closer to 9 wins. That’s all there is to it. If the player you bet on is closer to 9, you win. However, there is a pattern where the player draws a third card, so I’ll add a little more information.
First, if the sum of the last digit of the two cards is 8 or 9, then you win. This is called “natural”. This restriction is so strong that, for example, if the player draws an “8” or “9” and the dealer draws a “4,” the player who draws an “8” or “9” wins unconditionally, even if the conditions for drawing the third card, I will explain next, are met.
Now let’s check the conditions for drawing the third card.
A player adds a card if the total of the first two cards is 1-5. If the total is 6 or more, the game is played with that hand without adding any cards.
The dealer adds one card when the sum of the first two cards is 6 or less and the player’s hand is closer to 9 than that. The player doesn’t add with 6 or more, so if the dealer has 6 or less, he adds to win. If the total is 7 or more, he doesn’t add and wins with that hand.
These are the basic rules of Baccarat. Very simple, just predict! Just watch! There are other types of baccarat such as mini baccarat, big baccarat, commission, no commission, etc., but as long as you keep the basic rules in mind, you are good to go!
A dealer throws a ball into a circular board called a wheel, and we predict where the ball will fall. The wheel is a regular red and black enclosure with white numbers, ranging from 1 to 36 (depending on the style).
A player places a bet on the number of balls to be placed, the dealer throws in a ball, and the winner is decided. On the other hand, the more points you bet, the higher the chance of hitting the target, but the harder it is to get a high payout.
In addition to betting on the numbers (inside bet), there is also the method of betting on the areas (outside bet), which has a higher probability of winning. Like baccarat, this one is easy because all you have to do is make your selections and watch!
◆Price of 「AMUSEMENT CASINO」
Prices required at 「AMUSEMENT CASINO」 are mainly for tips and food and beverage, and in some cases there is a charge depending on the place you visit. It is best to check the information on the website before visiting there.
It is often listed as 3,300 yen or 3,500 yen. It depends on how much you want to play, the rate of the place, and how much you eat and drink, but you should be able to play with about 5,000 to 10,000 yen. If you treat a chick and ask her to go to a hotel, it would be better to have more than that.
◆4 Methods of Blackjack Strategy
【1】If the total of your hand is between 17 and 21, stand
If the total of your hand is between 17 and 21, stand.
Blackjack is a game where you decide whether to add cards (hit) or not (stand) and try to get your hand close to 21, but if it’s 17 to 21, you should stand.
Probability of burst (hit and total exceeds 21) is over 50% when the total of the cards in your hand exceeds 15. Beyond that, the burst rate is 16 (60%), 17 (68%), 18 (76%), 19 (84%), 20 (92%), and so on.
When you look at this and think about the long term probability of winning, it’s wise to stand if you go over 17. Knowing these probabilities makes it easier to win.
【2】How to decide when the numbers are 12-16
When the cards in your hand are between 12 and 16, a hit can bring you closer to winning, but it can also cause you to burst. In this case, it is important to consider the dealer’s hand as well as your own. You can change your way of playing depending on whether the dealer is likely to burst or not.
The relationship between the total value of the dealer’s upcard (the first number) and the burst rate and the judgment of the player are summarized as follows.
≪ⅰ≫If the dealer’s upcard is 7 to 10, the burst rate is low (21~26%), so the player must hit to win the game.
≪ⅱ≫If the dealer’s upcard is 12 to 16, the burst rate is relatively high (35~42%), so the player stands in expectation of self-destruction.
【3】In case the number is 11 or less
If the total number of cards in your hand is 11 or less, you have no choice but to hit. Because no matter what number you draw, there is no possibility of burst.
【4】In case two A’s are handed out
This is a bit of an additional explanation, but there is an action in blackjack called splitting. A split can be triggered when the two cards dealt are the same number, and the game continues with each card as a separate hand (basically requiring an additional bet of the same amount).
If you are handed two A’s, you should choose to split. You can aim for a blackjack with both hands, so you have a higher expectation of winning.
That concludes our four blackjack strategies! You can see from this that blackjack is a game ruled by probability. Please keep this in mind!
◆People who is suited for 「AMUSEMENT CASINO」
- Like to go to fun places
- Like gambling
- Want an easy hobby
- Want to meet chicks
- Want to be prepared for the completion of the casino
◆People who is suited for 「AMUSEMENT CASINO」
- Want to spend time alone
- Don’t like gambling
- Don’t accept girls who gamble
- Not interested in casinos
How did you guys like it?
Have you thought about playing at 「AMUSEMENT CASINO」?
The rules are simple, the prices are clear, and I think 「AMUSEMENT CASINO」 is going to become more and more popular as a social place for the night. Let’s learn the rules and how to play early and teach beginner chicks how to play!
See you guys, this was Kei!