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25 November 2014I think many casino players are aware that the house has the edge on just about every bet they can make; yet these players are not fully aware of exactly how the casino does this. Sadly, they play many of the games poorly because they cannot see the hidden costs of what they are doing...read more
24 November 2014Nothing says "I'm American" more than celebrating the harvest with a meal of pure gluttony, aka Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is also a time to reflect on the blessings of family, friends and good health (so long as that gluttony is confined to the Thanksgiving feast).Casino game makers are fond of turning our favorite things into opportunities to gamble...read more
23 November 2014QUESTION: When I first started going to casinos, everybody used to have one of those money wheels, with the different dollar bills in the slots. I never played it very much, just a flutter her or there, but to me, it looks like I expect a casino to look, and when I see one it gives me a casino feel.You don’t see them that much anymore, and I was wondering why...read more
22 November 2014Have you ever talked with a friend on the telephone and gotten the feeling that something is wrong with them, but they aren’t telling you? This happened to me recently. I finally asked my friend point blank, “Is something wrong?” That’s when he opened up and told me what happened when he’d played v...read more
20 November 2014Bally Technologies has had loads of hot slot machines, including some of the flashiest, most popular licensed themes to hit casinos in recent years. But Mike Trask, senior manager for corporate communications at Bally, isn’t sure he’s every seen something quite like Wonder Woman.“We’ve had Titanic,...read more
19 November 2014Hi John! First of all I think it is interesting that you select which letters you decide to show on your web page. This tell me you are hiding something, and I know you are! And I know nobody should ever trust what you write or say! Second, my e-mail to you will probably stay an e-mail and will...read more
18 November 2014The word “worser” was actually used a few hundred years ago; then again, so were leeches. “Doctor, I have a headache.” “Take two leeches and see me in the morning.”When it comes to being a casino player you can have good sessions and bad sessions but at given times you have worser sessions one after the other and then those get even worse...read more
17 November 2014Last week, Swedish poker pro Martin Jacobson won the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event and claimed the $10 million first-place prize. The tournament was one for the ages, as Jacobson played one of the best tournaments in recent memory, and Americans were shut out of the top-three places for...read more
16 November 2014QUESTION: I've been surprised at the staying power of 21 + 3. Blackjack side bets come and go, but that one's lasted for years. Do you have any thoughts on why that one and not Royal Match or Over/Under 13, for instance?ANSWER: Blackjack side bets do usually have short shelf lives, as you note...read more
15 November 2014Most serious video poker players, even those who only play casually once or twice a year, know how much their favorite video poker machine pays with expert play. While they may not know to the second decimal place, they know that generally the games pay as follows.• Full pay (9/6 – 9 for 1 for a fu...read more