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Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank Scoblete

The hole

23 May 2017
There are some days and nights, I mean, there are just some days and nights when nothing goes right and the things that go wrong go awfully wrong. I am sure that those of you who are avid casino gamblers have experienced those days and/or nights of horror...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

What slots do players like?

21 May 2017
Slot players not only have favorite games, they have favorite types of games. Mary, a longtime slot player, e-mailed recently to say she didn’t get the attraction of free spin bonuses.“I love the ones where you pick things,” she said. “You’re part of the games in those, fate in your own hands, and you get to do something different besides watch the reels...read more
 
Articles by Jerry  Stickman
Articles by Jerry Stickman

Chasing losses

20 May 2017
Dear Stickman:I am trying very hard to become a better player in the casino. I have read some of your articles and several of Frank Scoblete’s books and articles. I only play the better games in blackjack. I only make better bets at craps, and I only play the better video poker games.Sometimes I do OK, but other times I still lose big...read more
 
Articles by Gary  Trask
Articles by Gary Trask

Top 10 things we'll miss about the WSOP November Nine

18 May 2017
Full disclosure: I'm not a poker purist.Yep, go ahead and call me crazy. Tell me I know nothing about poker and that your opinion of anything I write about the game going forward will be tainted. You're entitled to do so. But it doesn't change the fact that I like — make that liked — the November Nine format the World Series of Poker Main Event has used over the last nine years.Back in 2008, when the WSOP first announced that it would be inserting a three-month delay in between the time its Main Event final table participants were decided and then actually played out, it was met with much dismay by most of the poker community...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Why are they still called slot machines?

18 May 2017
QUESTION: The name “slot machine” comes from the coin slot, right? Now that machines don’t have slots, do you think that will change?ANSWER: It won’t change anytime soon. After more than a century of use, the name is so ingrained that even online players who risk no money in social casinos refer to the games as “slots.” Maybe as skill-based games without any semblance of reels claim a place in casinos, the terminology will start to evolve.Incidentally, the name “slot machine” originally referred to any coin-operated device, such as vending machines...read more
 
Articles by John  Robison
Articles by John Robison

Ask the Slot Expert: Where I hit my royals

17 May 2017
Question: Always enjoy your articles and the information you publish. I just read your latest about royal flushes and the percentages of hitting a royal vs. how many cards to the royal you were dealt. We live in the S. Lake Tahoe area, so we play at the five casinos they have here...read more
 
Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank Scoblete

When play is work

16 May 2017
I’ve heard them and I am sure you have heard them; in fact, just about everyone I know has heard them. Their famous quote is this: “I need a vacation from my vacation!”Even a singular one-day trip to the casino can elicit some such statement as “Oh, brother, I am beat” or “What an exhausting day I had!”I don’t really need to say such sentences, since my trips to the casinos are not characterized by endless hours at the tables or machines...read more
 
Articles by Gary  Trask
Articles by Gary Trask

Top 10 reasons to make the Gulf Coast of Mississippi your next gambling destination

15 May 2017
Gamble. Golf. Drink. Eat. Music. Sun. Beach.The Gulf Coast of Mississippi is overflowing with all of the above activities and attributes. Toss in the genuine Southern hospitality and charm of the good folks that live and work there, and it's really no wonder why the Biloxi/Gulfport area has become a favorite destination of yours truly over the years.Apparently, I'm in good company with my opinion.Earlier this month, Casino City attended the annual Southern Gaming Summit in Biloxi as the state celebrates the 25th anniversary of the first casino opening...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Craps tales

14 May 2017
About a month ago, I wrote about Herm, a don’t pass player who said he mostly was left alone by craps players who prefer to bet with the shooter, but that he’d sometimes come across a player who made it a personal issue.Other readers have sent me their own craps yarns...read more
 
Articles by John  Marchel

Best casino comp tips

13 May 2017
Gambling at the casino can be a lot of fun, but so is getting some free things for your time and action. Earning casino complementary items with your slot or table game play is a benefit offered by most casinos in the US. “Comps”, which is the industry term for complementary items offered by casinos, can be especially rewarding.Comps are designed to keep customers loyal to a specific casino...read more

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