Florida Governor Charlie Crist twice already has tried to negotiate a deal that would allow the Seminole tribe to legally offer table games at their casinos. In return, the state would get a portion of the revenue. To be more accurate, Crist has twice successfully negotiated those deals with the Seminole, but both times the deals were rejected by the state House of Representatives.
You couldn’t blame Crist for being discouraged. However, on Tuesday the governor told reporters that he would be willing to sit down and negotiate a deal a third time. The Seminole are likely more frustrated than Crist, especially since there are threats of the Feds coming in and shutting down their current togel hongkong hari ini operations. However, that is also motivation for them to get some kind of a deal done. It is hoped that both sides can agree on some sort of deal that would actually pass the legislature.
The governor stated that “we want to do whatever we can to get that money for Florida’s children.” Ah, the children. See, that is another issue that has raised the stakes on getting a deal done. Crist’s education budget includes $433 million in gambling revenue from the Seminole tribe. Without a deal, there is no money and he would have to either cut $433 million from education or take that money from other parts of the state’s budget.
Of course, to play Devil’s advocate, I should point out that Florid voted to create a state lottery in 1986 because it was promised that the revenue would go toward education. Recent studies, however, have found that it does little to affect education.
Aside from working on a new deal with the Seminole, Crist said that he is open to allowing full casinos on the beach in south Florida. Of course, time is a factor in anything that Crist wants to do. He is giving up his governor’s seat this year in an attempt to become a US Senator for the state of Florida. However, he is currently trailing in the polls to primary opponent Marco Rubio, a more conservative Republican. If this takes too long, Crist may be unemployed and spending all of his time on the beach working on that creepy-looking tan.
Blackjack Strategy: Hard 8 or Less
Earlier I covered the strategy for soft hands step by step. The strategy for hard hands is a little more basic and easier to follow, since you don’t have the variable of an ace that can either count for one or 11 points. All of your decisions for hard hands can be determined by memorizing the blackjack basic strategy chart. For more in-depth information, though, here is what to do with a hard 8 or less.
You should always hit a hard 8 or less, regardless of what cards the dealer shows. You should never double and never stand. The reason you don’t double down is that when you do, you can only receive one more card. If you have a hard 8 or less, you are likely to need more than one extra card. In addition, when you have a hard 8 or less, your next card does not give you favorable enough odds to risk the extra money.
Another reason to hit a hard 8 or less is that you cannot bust on this hand. Even if you have an 8 and draw the highest possible card (a 10-value card), you still only have 18. Therefore, there is no risk in taking a hit here.
I know that one is really easy, but things will get tougher. Next I will let you know what to do if you have a hard 9.