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Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Where's my royal?

17 January 2019
QUESTION: I play video poker once a week, a couple of hours at a time. I can be that specific because my wife and I go with friends every Thursday morning. It’s the eight of us, and we never miss a week. We have breakfast, go play, have lunch and come home.Last year was the first in a long time that I didn’t get a single royal flush...read more
 
Articles by John  Robison
Articles by John Robison

Ask the Slot Expert: When casinos miss opportunities to encourage players to play

16 January 2019
There's an expression in French, l'esprit de l'escalier, which roughly translates to "staircase wit." It refers to when you think of the perfect reply or course of action when it is too late. According to Wikipedia, the expression arose from an essay by French Philosopher Denis Diderot...read more
 
Articles by Dan  Ippolito
Articles by Dan Ippolito

New US Department of Justice opinion says Wire Act applies to all online gambling

15 January 2019
Back in 2011, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel issued an opinion that interpreted the Wire Act of 1961 as only pertaining to online sports betting. Yesterday, a new opinion from the DOJ declared that the Wire Act prohibits passing bets and wagers across state lines, as well as assisting in placing sports wagers — thus applying the Act to not only sports betting, but any form of gambling crossing state lines.Since the U.S...read more
 
Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank Scoblete

Head for the door

15 January 2019
Picture our hero heading to Las Vegas from New York City ready to challenge Lady Luck in her very own kingdom.When he arrives he checks into a gorgeous hotel; goes to his gorgeous room, showers in a gorgeous shower and then takes a nap in the gorgeous bed and after hanging up his clothes in a gorgeous walk-in closet and checking out the gorgeous Strip far below him, he know with certainty that he’s there! He’s there in Las Vegas, one of his dream vacation cities...read more
 
Articles by Dan  Ippolito
Articles by Dan Ippolito

Top 10 Super Bowl viewing parties in Las Vegas

14 January 2019
Super Bowl weekend is three weeks away, and it has often been said that if you can't be at the game, the second-best place to be is Las Vegas. There will be hundreds of viewing parties up and down the Strip and beyond on Super Bowl Sunday. Here are 10 for you to consider.As always, we suggest you book early, as most of these parties will likely sell out soon.10...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Betting styles

13 January 2019
Readers’ tales of big wins almost always come from slot players, with video poker players making up a substantial minority. Rarely do they come from table players.That’s normal given the nature of the games. A huge win on the slots can strike in a single spin...read more
 
Articles by Jerry  Stickman
Articles by Jerry Stickman

The 6/8 progression

12 January 2019
Jerry -I’ve been playing a slow negative progression only playing the 6 and 8 in craps and seem to be doing quite well with it.Basically, I am seeking a constant profit with each winning roll of the dice. My theory works like this:Level 1: 24 on 6 and 8, if lose move up to 60 each, if lose again move up to 180...read more
 
Articles by Dan  Ippolito
Articles by Dan Ippolito

Casino City’s Friday Five: Casino announcements edition

11 January 2019
Since sports betting in the U.S. became legal back on 14 May, casinos across the country have been continuously adjusting. Merely eight months after the fact, several casinos are making changes and taking advantage of the new state of the law...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

A rule for 6:5 blackjack games

10 January 2019
QUESTION: Knowing that we must avoid 6:5 blackjack payoffs should be rule No. 1 for players, but let's assume we have a need to play (whatever the reason) and that's the only game in town, there is really no such thing as "even money" anymore, is there?As an example, we bet $10, have a blackjack and the dealer shows an ace...read more
 
Articles by John  Robison
Articles by John Robison

Ask the Slot Expert: When casinos discourage players from playing

9 January 2019
Not much changed the first two years I lived in Las Vegas. The video poker inventories at the casinos I play in stayed pretty much the same, as did their slot clubs. The floodgates opened this past year, however, and there were video poker changes (mostly downgrades but one upgrade!) or slot club changes or both at almost every one of my casinos...read more

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