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17 April 2014Sometimes little things make a big impact on how you day in the casino goes. That’s why for many years I’ve been compiling short tips on how to get the most out of what the casino offers.It’s been a few months since my last list, so for this time here are half a dozen short tips.My e-mail brought a question from a blackjack player...read more
16 April 2014Can you explain how the following scenario happened? I'm a Silver cardholder at a local casino. I play slots most of the time. After losing a bit, I decided to switch machines and go to the second floor, where the points earned when you play are doubled...read more
15 April 2014FROM DAVE: One casino was giving us coupons for table game play. They were the same amount ($10, $15, or $20 value). There was no restriction on only using one at a time. We would use them on roulette.We put one on red and one on black. We would also put a nickel bet split across 0 and 00...read more
14 April 2014Last week we learned that the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa is suing Phil Ivey for $9.6 million, the amount he won from the casino playing baccarat in 2012. Unfortunately, many journalists (or at the very least, headline writers) have characterized Ivey's play as "cheating."For a detailed explanatio...read more
13 April 2014QUESTION: When do you actually bet – put the money down – for the free odds on the pass line in craps? Do you bet the free odds after the point is established?ANSWER: Yes, your odds bet is made after the point is established. .Some casinos even offer different amounts of free odds depending on the points...read more
Articles by Martin R Baird
12 April 2014Size and length do matter – when it comes to providing only the best in casino customer service training. But they are sometimes ignored when casinos organize training sessions.Simple things such as the size of the group of people being trained and the length of the presentations are critical to creating a successful training experience for casino employees...read more
10 April 2014I remember my first casino trip like it was yesterday, even though it really was more than a quarter-century ago. It was my wife’s idea to take a Las Vegas package deal she’d found while scanning the newspaper travel section.We received advice from just about everyone we knew...read more
9 April 2014While I was walking through a casino in Central City, Colorado, I noticed that the casino had a designated "high stakes" group of machines. One of these high stakes machines was a $100 per bet machine! Wow! I was wondering if these high dollar machines use a different pay-out formula than a penny or 25-cent machine since the player could be wagering several hundred to several thousand dollars per spin...read more
8 April 2014FROM ROGER: I'd like to thank you for showing me a world I didn't know existed. For the first time I knew what I was doing, by reading your books, when I stepped up to the table. I had the best run of my life, so far. My best was 31 before the 7.I couldn't have done it without your influence and help...read more
7 April 2014A few weeks ago, I jumped into a $400 no-limit Hold'em tournament at the Foxwoods Poker Classic. I busted out about an hour before play ended on Day 1 after losing two-thirds of my stack with pocket queens vs. kings.<...read more