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Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Tackling reduced-pay video poker

21 April 2019
Video poker strategies in print and online nearly always are geared for high-paying games.The problem is, the high-payers are becoming increasingly rare. At a large majority of casinos, reduced pay tables are the only ones available.Getting the most out of reduced pay tables requires adapted strategies, often driven by differences in returns on flushes.Take Bonus Poker Deluxe...read more
 
Articles by Jerry  Stickman
Articles by Jerry Stickman

Blackjack blues

20 April 2019
From Mike,My wife and I go to the casino at the same time, play at the same $5 blackjack table for the same amount of time. We both use basic strategy but I also use the Speed Count and tell her what to do. She also sometimes bets on hunches – and wins...read more
 
Articles by Dan  Ippolito
Articles by Dan Ippolito

Casino City’s Friday Five: Online gambling news edition

19 April 2019
Sports betting has been in the headlines a lot in the last year, since the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 was ruled unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court back in May 2018. That being said, we can’t overlook the legalization of online gambling in U.S...read more
 
Articles by Dan  Ippolito
Articles by Dan Ippolito

Pennsylvania online gambling scheduled for July launch

18 April 2019
The clock's been ticking since October 2017, when Pennsylvania’s Senate gave the go-ahead to online gambling after the passage of HB 271.Now, finally, there is light at the end of the tunnel.Players in Pennsylvania can mark 15 July on their calendars as the date online casinos will launch in the Keystone State...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Bad blackjack plays

18 April 2019
QUESTION: I get that you and many others who write about blackjack say it doesn’t make a difference when someone makes a bad play and takes the dealer’s bust card. I still hate it.Just this week, the third baseman had 9-3 for 12 and the dealer had 2, and that guy hit, got a 10 and cost everybody...read more
 
Articles by John  Robison
Articles by John Robison

Ask the Slot Expert: Someone cashed out money I left on a slot machine

17 April 2019
Question: My wife and I have been playing slots for over 20 years. We almost always play Q Hits, the three-reel, old-fashioned type. Three Q Hits on the center line used to pay out $5,000. Now most pay out $10,000. Over the years my wife has been quite lucky...read more
 
Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank Scoblete

Jerzy questions

16 April 2019
FROM JERZY: I have to take issue with you on some of your ideas. I know you are a conservative player – to say the least my friend! – but you seem to enjoy taking the fun away from gambling in a casino and I am assuming you feel about this in all gambling anywhere.Most of us want a thrill but making conservative bets such as blackjack and safe bets at craps are a waste in my opinion...read more
 
Articles by Dan  Ippolito
Articles by Dan Ippolito

Top 10 casino openings and expansions

15 April 2019
Over the last two months, since our last edition, we have seen a variety of openings and expansions all over the world. Here we take a look at our top 10 restaurants, sportsbooks, attractions and more that have recently opened or been expanded.10...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Money management

14 April 2019
At a dinner party recently, I fell into conversation with Kerri, a blackjack player. I’d recently been asking players about the best and worst advice they’d ever received, so I put the question to Kerri.She immediately gave me a discourse on money management, a topic near and dear to players’ hearts...read more
 
Articles by John  Marchel

Missing cards

13 April 2019
To have the advantage over the house when playing blackjack, you have to be able to count cards. You have to see every card that is played and add or subtract it from the count. But sometimes you might miss a card because of the action at the table.For example, you are playing a double-deck game, and you can’t see all the cards until the hand is finished and exposed on the table...read more

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