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Articles by John  Robison
Articles by John Robison

Ask the Slot Expert: A casino promotion with diminishing returns

20 February 2019
Some follow-ups on previous columns. A few weeks ago I wrote about casinos that were discouraging play. In the following week, I corrected that description and said that the casinos weren't discouraging play so much as they were missing opportunities to encourage play...read more
 
Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank Scoblete

Betting management at craps

19 February 2019
Money management at random games is just a technique to save money, or, as in craps, it is simply making the best bets to keep the house edge as low as possible. How much money should you have in reserve to play a session of craps? Make it 10 times your average bet...read more
 
Articles by Dan  Ippolito
Articles by Dan Ippolito

Top 10 casino openings and expansions

18 February 2019
With so much attention on legalized sports gambling, coverage has been heavy on sportsbook openings. However, in the last couple of months there have been several other key openings and expansions at casinos that do not involve sportsbooks...read more
 
Articles by Gary  Trask
Articles by Gary Trask

U.S. Integrity is riding the sports betting wave

18 February 2019
Matthew Holt was at his Las Vegas home on a recent Monday evening watching college basketball, as he often does, when a player from Oklahoma heaved in a "harmless" three-pointer as time expired in the Sooners' home game against Iowa State.While the shot may have appeared meaningless to an outside observer because it didn’t affect the winner, Holt — and anyone who had money on the game — knew better.Replays showed that the basket should not have been counted because the player in question did not release the shot before the final buzzer...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Penn & Teller slots and more

17 February 2019
Video slots have been the major thrust of the slot machine industry for a couple of decades now. That doesn’t mean three-reel players can’t have a magical time, too.Everi, a slotmaker with a growing presence on casino floors, brings some of the most famous stage illusions to players with its new Penn & Teller slots...read more
 
Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank Scoblete

The Royal Flushes talk blackjack

16 February 2019
CINDY: The very first game I ever played in a casino was blackjack. This was at Resorts in Atlantic City. It was also my first time in a casino and I was so excited. I had no idea of the true strategy for blackjack. I just played by my gut...read more
 
Articles by Dan  Ippolito
Articles by Dan Ippolito

Casino City’s Friday Five: More US states joining in edition

15 February 2019
Another busy week in the world of casinos and gaming as we saw another massive progressive win, two U.S. states making moves toward legalizing sports betting, a Monte Carlo offering from PokerStars, historic wagering action on the Oscars and a topping-off ceremony for a new California casino.Let’s begin with a large payout that we all hope to hit someday:5...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Super Double Bonus and fast slot games

14 February 2019
QUESTION: A question on your column on Super Double Bonus Poker. You explain that if you have three face cards and another pair, and full houses pay 8-for-1 or less, the average return is a little more than 41 coins if you hold the three faces...read more
 
Articles by John  Robison
Articles by John Robison

Ask the Slot Expert: Am I under casino surveillance?

13 February 2019
Have you ever noticed how some ticket redemption machines give you the bills first and then the change, and others give you the change first and then the bills? A couple of days ago I used a machine to redeem a ticket for $300.38. This machine gives coins first then bills...read more
 
Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank Scoblete

The Golden Goose

12 February 2019
If you take a look at the three basic machine games in today’s casinos, you will note a small number of electronic table games, a large number of video poker games and a huge number of slot machines.I know that the electronic table games and the video poker games require knowledge of proper strategies to keep the house edge as low as possible...read more

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