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Articles by John  Robison
Articles by John Robison

Ask the Slot Expert: Annoying video poker players

25 April 2018
Question: Seriously? You are annoyed by the noise the machines make? Get a set of headphones. That way you can be more certain no one will talk to you either. My wife lets all the credits ring up all the time. It takes more time, she plays less hands that way, and therefore is putting less money at risk. She also plays less than max coins, which I'm sure would bother you too, and will hit the play one button multiple times rather than re-deal, just to change things up a little. What bothers her is that even though there are ashtrays at the machines, and even though she is smoking at the time, someone will sit down right next to her and then be offended that there is smoke nearby...read more
 
Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank Scoblete

Comp secrets of the undeserving only I know

24 April 2018
Now I’m going to share with you the secrets of getting much more than you deserve in comps. Most of these secrets are only known by me and everyone I’ve ever talked to about comps. But some of the following secrets are actually being revealed here for the first time because that’s the kind of guy I am – a blabbermouth!If you are a tipper — and you should be, because if you don’t tip the dealers, they will hate you — then always tip on top of your bet, not next to it or in front of it or wherever the casino wants the bet placed (like directly in the dealer’s bank account).Let us say you are still that $25 blackjack player, still solvent, alive and kicking, and you want to give the dealers a $5 tip...read more
 
Articles by Gary  Trask
Articles by Gary Trask

Top 10 random observations from a week in Las Vegas

23 April 2018
Spend an extended amount of time in Las Vegas and you always come home with a notebook full of nuggets and observations. Here are just 10 of the hundreds of random thoughts that struck me during a visit to Sin City last week as I made multiple journeys up and down the Strip, and beyond.10...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Playing the multi-hand games

22 April 2018
Independent inventors and small companies have left their mark on video poker, usually by licensing their creations to larger companies — mainly IGT.The multi-hand games that began with Triple Play Poker were devised by Ernie Moody at Action Gaming, then licensed to IGT...read more
 
Articles by John  Marchel

A different game: Video poker

21 April 2018
Video poker is a fast, fun and exciting casino game, but it requires a lot on the part of the player. To play it you have to think! Unlike a regular slot machine, this game offers player participation.Take a simple five-card draw poker game, just like you would play at home or in a card room...read more
 
Articles by Gary  Trask
Articles by Gary Trask

Casino City's Friday Five: Shared player pool edition

20 April 2018
Not exactly a shocker, but this week we learned that, yes, shared player pool liquidity works wonders for online poker. And if you live in Nevada, New Jersey or Delaware, the much-anticipated model is heading your way soon. Very soon.That was the primary positive news this week in the gambling world, and hopefully it's a harbinger of things to come in the U.S...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

House edge and element of risk

19 April 2018
QUESTION: I was going through the page on Mississippi Stud Poker at wizardofodds.com and got to the part on the house edge, and it lists a house edge of 4.91% and an element of risk of 1.37%.Can you explain what that means? A 4.91% house edge seems to say this is a pretty bad game, almost as bad as the 5.26% on roulette...read more
 
Articles by John  Robison
Articles by John Robison

Ask the Slot Expert: What is a penalty card in video poker?

18 April 2018
Question: I have seen some video poker pocket guides that talk about a penalty card. Can you explain what they mean by a penalty card? Answer: Considering penalty cards in video poker strategy is the perfect example of the 80/20 rule...read more
 
Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank Scoblete

Even more on comps

17 April 2018
If you really want to be a savvy comp commander, I’m going to show you a secret way that only I know about to discover what exact formula the casinos you play in use to rate you. Here goes: Ask them!Yes, no one knows this secret, but you can actually ask to see your rating...read more
 
Articles by Tadas  Peckaitis
Articles by Tadas Peckaitis

Top 10 poker myths

16 April 2018
Tadas Peckaitis has been a professional poker player, coach and author for nearly a decade. There are many myths about the game of poker, and players can make vital mistakes trusting these misconceptions. Therefore, today let's cover some of the most known poker myths and make sure you know why they aren't valid.10...read more

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