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Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank  Scoblete

Good Dealers versus Bad Dealers

31 March 2015
It’s Thanksgiving for Good DealersIf you play slot machines, your only worry used to be getting your hands dirty from the coins but today that is no longer a problem since coins are things of the past. Now everything is paper. Yes, you could have a problem if a stiff wind blows through the casino, ...read more
 
Articles by Aaron  Todd
Articles by Aaron  Todd

Top-10 grocery store prop bets

30 March 2015
Over the weekend, I went on an unplanned trip to the grocery store. I just happened to be passing by, so I figured I'd go in and get all the items we needed for the week.My wife and I split trips to the store on a roughly 50/50 basis, but she's much more efficient than I am...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John  Grochowski

Splitting 4's in Blackjack

29 March 2015
QUESTION: I have a question about splitting 4s in blackjack. When I learned basic strategy, I memorized that you always split the 4s if the dealer has 5 or a 6. That’s what I’ve done for years and years. Lately I’ve been seeing others hitting instead of splitting, even guys I know a little bit...read more
 
Articles by Henry  Tamburin

My Remarkable Streak of Royals

28 March 2015
The hope of all video poker players is to hit a royal flush. Sometimes it takes weeks, even months or years before you hit one; other times, you might just get lucky and hit one or two quite quickly. Think that’s impossible? Read on because I’m going to share with you a remarkable streak of royal flushes that happened to me...read more
 
Articles by Mark  Pilarski
Articles by Mark  Pilarski

Deal Me In: Only Nostradamus can predict when a machine is due to hit

27 March 2015
Dear Mark: I always look forward to reading your answers and thoughts on the casino world. I do have one question that I have always wanted to ask and your recent answer to the fellow complaining that he always loses at the slots has stimulate me to ask...read more
 
Articles by Vin  Narayanan
Articles by Vin  Narayanan

Proponents of online gambling ban serve "demon rum" at House hearing

26 March 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- "Demon Rum."Two simple words uttered by Rep. Ted Poe (R-Tex.) perfectly summed up the farcical testimony offered by proponents of federal legislation to ban online gaming in front the House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations on Wednesday."I don't think the issue is whether or not government should regulate gaming because it's bad," Poe said...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John  Grochowski

Penny Slots and Combination Betting

26 March 2015
QUESTION: My question has to do with the lack of single-line, 25-cent reel slot machines in many of the casinos I look to play at in Atlantic City and Las Vegas. They’re tough to find, the once popular Red White Blue; Wild Cherry; and Double Diamond slots .....read more
 
Articles by Dan Podheiser

Optimal Payments agrees to buy Skrill for $1.2 billion

25 March 2015
Optimal Payments wrapped its arms further around the online gaming payment processing world Tuesday when it agreed to purchase one of its top competitors, Skrill, for $1.2 billion.Together, the two companies will combine to form the Enlarged Group, giving the new firm greater reach across the globe...read more
 
Articles by John  Robison
Articles by John  Robison

Ask the Slot Expert: IRS Proposes Changing Slot Jackpot Threshold for W-2G

25 March 2015
Thank you for your recent article about VLTs (Video Lottery Terminals). In the Horseshoe in Baltimore (a Caesars Entertainment property), are their video poker machines VLTs too? They have a few full-pay video poker games. Is it still 99.54% for 9/6 Jacks or Better? I do not want waste my time...read more
 
Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank  Scoblete

Sal and Frank Talk the Captain and Craps

24 March 2015
This letter has many questions and comments so I will answer them as they come up.FROM SAL: You are one of my favorite reads. Primarily craps reads. Especially all the words you have written regarding the Captain (God rest his soul). I would have loved to have met him and toss the bones with him...read more

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