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29 May 2016QUESTION: I was wondering if there is a list of which machine has a higher payout. I looked at New York Gaming Commission and couldn't find my answer. I was looking for the percentages or odds of the games at the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino.Do they have to post it somewhere? I sent a private Facebook m...read more
28 May 2016Periodically, people ask me about craps betting systems. Almost all of them rely on the premise that certain numbers are due because they haven’t appeared for a while. I normally tell them that in a random game, you cannot beat the math of the game...read more
27 May 2016Dear Mark: While playing video poker over a period of three hours, I was dealt four of the five cards needed to make a royal flush. As might be expected, I never did catch that final card. I have to ask still: What are the odds of being dealt four cards of a royal? Larry W.Here is the arithmetic, L...read more
27 May 2016It's hard to believe I have less than one week left in my tenure at Casino City. I've spent nearly eight years working for this company over two stints. This will be my 560th bylined article over that time, and for the last six years, I've also been the managing editor of the GPWA Times Magazine, a...read more
26 May 2016In what Rep. John Payne (R-Dauphin) called one of the "more bizarre" days he has experienced during his 14 years and seven terms, on Tuesday the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives rejected two amendments that would have legalized online gambling and expanded land-based gambling.But amid the uncertainty and shaking of heads on display on the House floor, there was a glimmer of hope for online gaming advocates...read more
Articles by Clare Fitzgerald
26 May 2016On May 17, the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma launched its online gaming site, PokerTribe.com, to little fanfare. At the moment, the site is only for social gaming, offering play-money no-limit Texas Hold'em in an inte...read more
25 May 2016Question: Quoting from "Strictly Slots," concerning the new Gong Xi Fa Cai IGT slot game, brings up an RNG question that I’ve never seen addressed. The quote is: “The manufacturer says the side bet also causes the bonus features to occur more frequently.” (emphasis added.) Now, ...read more
24 May 2016Last week I shared with you the idea that if you are getting bored with the casino games you’ve been playing or becoming satiated by them, then perhaps learning to play other games might be the best medicine for your gambling soul.In other words, for those of you dulled by your regular playing routine, perhaps the grass is indeed greener on the other side of the fence...read more
23 May 2016The World Series of Poker is less than two weeks away, and every indication is that the tournament series will be just as popular as it's ever been. Colossus II will look to capitalize on the popularity of last year's $565 buy-in event. The Main Event will once again see the top 1,000 players finis...read more
22 May 2016I do my best to answer questions from readers as they come in, although I will admit some get lost in the shuffle during particularly busy times.Once in a while, the answer I give does not match the question the reader really had in mind.Such was the case a short time ago when a woman drew a royal ...read more