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Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John  Grochowski

Behind Video Poker Paybacks

23 October 2014
Video poker regulars know that as a basic guideline, royal flushes account for about 2 percent of their overall payback. If you’re playing 9-6 Jacks or Better, which returns 99.5 percent to those who play at expert level, you can figure it’s closer to 97.5 percent between royals.Actual percentages vary by a small amount depending on game and pay table...read more
 
Articles by John  Robison
Articles by John  Robison

Ask the Slot Expert: Why Can't I Win on the Slots Today?

22 October 2014
I like playing the video slots, but it seems like I never win. I sometimes left the casino with a profit playing the old machines. My friends all say the same thing. We don't win anymore. You and your friends have a complaint I've heard many times now that video slots, specifically multi-coin/multi-line machines, have taken over the a large percentage of the slot floor...read more
 
Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank  Scoblete

Professional Craps Play and House Edges

21 October 2014
FROM MARCEL: I have been attempting to become a professional craps player for about two years now. I started with your book, and then read everything I could. Then I set about getting in 3000 practice throws using the 8 steps to dice control from your YouTube videos...read more
 
Articles by Aaron  Todd
Articles by Aaron  Todd

Top-10 World Series prop bets

20 October 2014
The Major League Baseball playoffs have been absolutely amazing so far this season, from the Wild Card round right through the League Championship Series. The World Series gets underway Tuesday night, with the San Francisco Giants facing the Kansas City Royals...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John  Grochowski

Bad Blackjack and Bad Craps

19 October 2014
QUESTION: I have a neighbor who works for a casino, and I was bending his ear, telling him the blackjack games were getting too tight. They're still paying 3-2 on blackjacks here, but they all hit soft 17, even on a six-deck game, and some are double on 9, 10, 11 only with some other bad rules.I gu...read more
 
Articles by Jerry  Stickman
Articles by Jerry  Stickman

Playing Positive Machines

18 October 2014
Positive expectation video poker can be found in casinos throughout the country. Positive expectation means that with perfect play the game will pay back more than 100 percent of what is played over the long run.You don’t believe these games are available?To be fair 100+ percent payback machines most often are progressive machines – those where the jackpot for getting a royal flush increases as a bank of machines is played...read more
 
Articles by Aaron  Todd
Articles by Aaron  Todd

Report: U.S. authories seeking to extradite Bodog founder Calvin Ayre

16 October 2014
Bodog founder Calvin Ayre, who for years allowed U.S. gamblers to make online bets on sports, casino games and poker despite the fact that U.S. authorities maintained its actions were illegal, has been targeted for extradition by U.S. authorities, according to a recent story by the The Calgary He...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John  Grochowski

Team Play at Slots

16 October 2014
A few years ago, I spoke with a Wisconsin man who for more than a decade had been treating playing slots as a team sport. He and a group of friends traveled to Reno every year for the world’s largest cribbage tournament, and while they were there, they took a group plunge at an IGT Megabucks machine.It was a well-organized effort to catch lightning in a bottle, with 150 people each putting up $100 a year in advance...read more
 
Articles by John  Robison
Articles by John  Robison

Ask the Slot Expert: Common Sense Advice for Slot Players

15 October 2014
There are slot players out there who believe that the casino can dial the paybacks up and down at will, at any time and even during play. No matter how much logic and law you present to these people to show that what they believe is not actually happening at all, they believe it nevertheless...read more
 
Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank  Scoblete

More Mixed Nuts

14 October 2014
They are out there. Seriously. People who in centuries past might have been thought possessed by the devil or thought to be evil witches or Bedlam beggars or in-laws.I have the (small) privilege of getting letters from such people. These people fancy themselves as wise and winning or at least knowl...read more

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