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Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John  Grochowski

Comp composition

25 August 2016
There’s something about comps that brings out the curiosity in casino players.Among the most frequent questions I receiver are “Can you get comps without actually risking any money?” and “Can you work it so you get comps that are worth more than your losses?”I’ve tacked the first question a few times, and the answer to is an emphatic “no.” If you’re not betting and not having your play tracked, you don’t get comped...read more
 
Articles by John  Robison
Articles by John  Robison

Ask the Slot Expert: A missed big payday on Triple Play Super Pay?

24 August 2016
Question: Do slots spin the same no matter how many coins you put in? In other words, if you hit a jackpot on one coin, would that same spin have produced a jackpot if you had played three coins? Answer: The random number generator (RNG) in a modern slot machine runs continuously...read more
 
Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank  Scoblete

Check your inner child at the door

23 August 2016
“I am looking to find my inner child,” said my neighbor Gracie. “I want to run in the wind, eat a mountain of candy and do all the things a person my age (38) shouldn’t do. To me being a child is the fun of life. I like to let myself grow!”Gracie goes to the casinos in Atlantic City twice a month...read more
 
Articles by Gary  Trask
Articles by Gary  Trask

USFantasy Sports set for launch in Nevada sportsbooks

22 August 2016
The concept is simple, yet fresh and enticing. The infrastructure is in place. The customer base is ready, able and willing. And leading the charge are three industry veterans with more than 100 years of combined experience.Is there any wonder why the folks at USFantasy Sports are bursting with exc...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John  Grochowski

Full houses and flushes

21 August 2016
QUESTION: Your article on different Deuces Wild payoffs reminded me of something I’ve wanted to ask. You say that in non-wild-card games, percentages usually are adjusted by changing the pay tables on full houses and flushes. But there are lots of other changes, especially the fours of a kind...read more
 
Articles by Jerry  Stickman
Articles by Jerry  Stickman

The 5-Count versus seven-roll betting

20 August 2016
From Franny,I came across an article that states waiting seven rolls before betting is 'similar' to the 5-Count with similar results. Yet it is different. It states you make your bet after the shooter's seventh roll.However, with the 5-Count you make the bet on the first roll after the 5-Count is completed...read more
 
Articles by Mark  Pilarski
Articles by Mark  Pilarski

Deal Me In: The best bet without using brain power

19 August 2016
Dear Mark: When it comes to making the best bet in a casino, your advice has been playing perfect strategy at either blackjack or video poker. Here’s my issue with that: I am not interested in learning a new skill in any game that I will probably play once a month, for only four hours at best...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John  Grochowski

Three Card Poker payouts

18 August 2016
At most Three Card Poker tables, the highest payoff on the Pair Plus option is the 40-1 you get on any straight flush.Compared to other poker-based table games, that top payoff is easily attainable. Straight flushes come up an average of once per 460.4 hands...read more
 
Articles by John  Robison
Articles by John  Robison

Ask the Slot Expert: Fault tolerance in slot clubs and slot machines

17 August 2016
I had two potentially distressing events happen to me this past week while playing video poker. Both events show the high degree of fault tolerance built into slot machines and slot club systems. The first event occurred at Red Rock Casino on Wednesday...read more
 
Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank  Scoblete

Casino safari (3)

16 August 2016
They are everywhere, the animals and insects of the casinos. Many of you have probably noted that some animals look just like their masters, yes? Well, in the casinos, some players resemble animals and insects of various kinds. Here are some more of them.Common Loon: These players dive so deep in order to find something – usually a dull something – to talk about...read more

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