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Articles by John  Robison
Articles by John Robison

Ask the Slot Expert: Fear of getting sick in Las Vegas

11 August 2020
Question: My biggest fear is I go to Las Vegas and then, when I try to fly home, I have a fever and the virus. We need an insurance policy that will cover a forced stay in a city. Until then, I will drive to a city like Biloxi for fun. Answer: I was stuck in Las Vegas many years ago...read more
 
Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank Scoblete

The Home Run of Slots

11 August 2020
I love baseball. I am a New York Yankees fan (do not boo me!) ever since I met Joe DiMaggio in 1953 shortly after he retired. It was my first time at Yankee Stadium. I was six years old and I was with my dad.I know that most of the biographies of Joe D...read more
 
Articles by Narciso   Baldo
Articles by Narciso Baldo

Top 10 tricky poker moves

10 August 2020
Poker can be as simple or complex as the person playing it. Of course, there are “standard” plays that are often the most profitable line to take in a given hand, but there are opportunities in countless pots to execute a “tricky” or more advanced play that will earn you more money.Today, we explore the most deceptive poker moves available in Texas Hold'em so you have a few tricks up your sleeve the next time you play.10...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Good Edge or Not?

9 August 2020
QUESTION: Is the field bet a good bet or a bad bet? That 2.78 percent house edge doesn’t look too bad. It’s a lot better than placing 4 or 10 (6.67). It seems viable when you want to cover a lot of numbers.ANSWER: The field is a one-roll bet, which means you have to replenish your wagers a lot more often than on multi-roll bets such as pass or come, don’t pass or don’t come, and the place bets.The effect is that you actually lose more money per rolls on the field than on the worst place bets – 4 or 10.Let’s review the basics of the field...read more
 
Articles by Royal  Flushes
Articles by Royal Flushes

Wear Your Masks

8 August 2020
CINDY: We’ve been back to the casinos a few times since they have reopened. It’s still fun but the atmosphere is somewhat different. You have masks and most players try to stay a social distance from one another if that is possible.ABBY: The hustling and jostling is largely over from what we have experienced...read more
 
Articles by Dan  Ippolito
Articles by Dan Ippolito

Casino City’s Friday Five: To open or not to open edition

7 August 2020
Some states in the U.S. are dealing with much higher COVID cases than others which leads them to the dilemma of what to reopen to the public. For example, Nevada is still seeing a rise in cases so some casinos are contemplating when it will be safe to reopen and if they will reopen at all...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Table Game Tales

6 August 2020
When I receive reader tales of first casino visits, they nearly always involve slot machines. Slots are the games that attract the most players, and slot jackpots are always memorable.Lately, several readers have emailed first trip reports that involve table games...read more
 
Articles by John  Robison
Articles by John Robison

Ask the Slot Expert: Should I come to Las Vegas in late August?

5 August 2020
Question: I had to cancel my March LV vacation, casinos closed. I want to plan for a late August trip, but from all your observations, the increasing Covid numbers daily, I worry that LV will AGAIN get shut down, or at least be restricted some more. The bar shutdown thing is a sign that the Governor is thinking of more, tighter rules to keep people from "being sloppy with guidelines" (it happens, I see it everyday here in Chicago). My biggest concern is not getting the experience I normally enjoy: going where I want to game, eating where I like to go, etc...read more
 
Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank Scoblete

Manners Are Important

4 August 2020
In just about all areas of life we are confronted by how to properly handle our relations with other people, our culture, others’ cultures and just the do’s and don’ts of this or that situation.For example, if someone is grasping onto the overhead strap on the subways so he doesn’t fall, it is considered wrong to break the person’s fingers in order to get a good grip on the instrument yourself...read more
 
Articles by Tadas  Peckaitis
Articles by Tadas Peckaitis

Top 10 moments in poker history

3 August 2020
While there is speculation on exactly how poker gained the popularity it enjoys today, it is quite clear that poker history goes a long way back to the 18th century when the game was first played around the Mississippi River.Before the 20th century poker was seen as an outlaw game and was not available to the general public for the most part (photo by Pikist)Continuing to spread throughout the U.S...read more

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