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Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Baccarat problems

13 October 2019
Baccarat is one of the easiest casino games. It’s a pure guessing game as to whether the banker or player hand will come closer to 9 or whether they will tie.Easy as it is, baccarat does have its quirks, as Jill found out when she decided to give it a try.Her basic question was what you should do when there is a $1 minimum per bet on the commission on winning banker bets...read more
 
Articles by Jerry  Stickman
Articles by Jerry Stickman

Double-Double Bonus Video Poker

12 October 2019
I regularly receive questions concerning how to play certain video poker hands. A majority of these questions are for the game of Double-Double Bonus Poker. My next few articles will cover many of these questions. Along with answers to the specific hands in question, an explanation of why it is the best way to play the hand will be included.This article presents some basic information about the Double-Double Bonus poker version of the game.The pay table for a commonly available Double-Double Bonus game follows...read more
 
Articles by Dan  Ippolito
Articles by Dan Ippolito

Casino City’s Friday Five: Online casino contest edition

11 October 2019
Not having to worry about price when booking a trip would be nice, wouldn’t it? Well, BitStarz is getting into the Halloween spirit by sending the winner of its latest contest to Transylvania. Other news this week includes a major jackpot win in Las Vegas, Intertops giving away weekly prizes, three sportsbook openings in Iowa and the completion of a massive expansion to a Hard Rock casino property in Florida.Let’s begin with some jackpot news:5...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Video poker and the RNG

10 October 2019
QUESTION: I like Hundred Play Poker, but I like playing for cheap. Where I usually play, they have a machine where you can choose 1 cent, 5 cents or 25 cents, and I always choose 1 cent. At five coins per hand and 100 hands, that’s $5, just like a one-hand dollar machine, and you get to see all those hands.My wife and I were visiting her sister and brother-in-law, and we all went out to a casino together...read more
 
Articles by John  Robison
Articles by John Robison

Ask the Slot Expert: Check rules for casino promotions before you play

9 October 2019
I live about a mile away from a Starbucks, close enough that I almost always walk there. Having lived most of my life in New Jersey, I'm more of a Dunkin' Donuts person, but they're few and far between in Las Vegas, so I go to Starbucks more often now. I walked down to Starbucks for breakfast last Saturday to complete a menu challenge to earn bonus stars...read more
 
Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank Scoblete

Two great comebacks

8 October 2019
What’s one of the worst ways to begin a casino visit? I’d say it is losing right off the bat. Digging a hole for yourself, sometimes an extremely deep hole, which then takes the positive energy out of you — energy that you built up as the days passed getting to your visit...read more
 
Articles by Gary  Trask
Articles by Gary Trask

The future is now at The LINQ casino in Las Vegas

7 October 2019
LAS VEGAS – All it takes is one small step off the famed Strip and into The LINQ Hotel + Experience to realize this isn't your grandfather's Las Vegas.The LINQ features 5,000 square feet of interactive LED lighting that uses real-time graphics and infrared sensors to listen and react to the energy level on the casino floor...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Hands versus Money

6 October 2019
Winning the most hands and winning the most money at video poker are goals that sometimes conflict. When they do, they expert play is to use the strategy that wins the most money.That’s the case in a 9-6 Double Double Bonus Poker question raised by Jody, who has asked me via email to unravel several knotty strategy problems this year.The issue is a hand that includes a pair of Aces – a strong start in DDB – as well as a chance at a straight flush.“I find this to be a tricky one,” Jody wrote...read more
 
Articles by John  Marchel

Ten rules of money management

5 October 2019
When it comes to managing your bankroll for gambling, you should have a plan of action. It’s also important for you to remember that a money management plan will not help you to win at the tables or on the machines, but a good plan will aid you by reducing your losses and give you a better chance to come out ahead in the long run.Here are ten items that you should incorporate in your money management plan:1. Budget your gambling funds three ways: for the entire trip, for each day, and for each session.2. Gamble only with funds you can afford to lose.3. Decide beforehand how much you want to spend during your gambling session...read more
 
Articles by Dan  Ippolito
Articles by Dan Ippolito

Casino City’s Friday Five: Sportsbooks and merger edition

4 October 2019
This week was full of major stories with massive implications. On Wednesday, the world’s largest online betting group was created after two companies announced a massive merger. On top of that, we have two sports betting stories taking over the headlines, a major jackpot win and the placement of a $3.5 million sports bet.Let’s begin with a potential win of over $11 million.5...read more

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