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Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Keno or yes?

18 August 2019
Keno is one of the oldest casino games in existence, with roots in the Chinese lottery. Most players in the U.S. know it through video keno – the live game has never gained much of a foothold outside Nevada.It’s a niche game, and there is no strategy for choosing numbers that can reduce the house more
Articles by John  Marchel

The best and worst bets at craps

17 August 2019
If you expect to beat the house at casino craps, you need to know which are the best bets you can make and which ones to avoid. With over 100 different bets available, you need to have a good knowledge of which are which.Don’t forget craps is a losing game for the player in the long more
Articles by Dan  Ippolito
Articles by Dan Ippolito

Casino City’s Friday Five: Sports betting revenue edition

16 August 2019
With the National Football League's new season kicking off in just three weeks, more U.S. states are joining in on the sports betting fun.Yesterday, Iowa became the 11th state to accept legal sports bets. The Hawkeye State is expecting big results from sports more
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Raising and hitting

15 August 2019
QUESTION: What’s the best time to raise my bet on a penny slot?I always start out playing one coin per line, so 40 cents on a 40-line slot. What if I have a couple of nice bonuses or even a progressive, and I’m ahead $50 or $60. Would that be a good time to raise to two coins per line?My sister-in-law has had some pretty big wins, but she bets bigger, sometimes 10 coins per more
Articles by John  Robison
Articles by John Robison

Ask the Slot Expert: A warning about the Bet One button on a video poker machine

14 August 2019
In past columns we've talked about hitting the Deal button versus hitting the Bet Max button while playing video poker. We've rarely mentioned the Bet One button, though. Players have to ensure that they know how much will be bet when they hit the Bet Max button, but surely nothing can go wrong using the Bet One button. Today I have a warning about using the Bet One button for people who don't usually use it based on an experience I had a few days more
Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank Scoblete

When to quit

13 August 2019
Many gambling writers will say that players should quit a session when they are ahead. On its face, the advice sounds profound, but when looked at logically it makes no sense. If you win your first decision, do you quit right then and there, hop on a plane or get in your car and head home? I doubt many players would do this.So how do players decide when to quit? What is their plan of play? Here are some examples of slot players and when they decide to quit playing:JANET: I give myself a set amount of money to play more
Articles by Tadas  Peckaitis
Articles by Tadas Peckaitis

Top 10 Pot Limit Omaha poker strategy tips

12 August 2019
Pot Limit Omaha, better known as PLO for short, has been growing in popularity over the past few years. Featuring similar rules to Texas Hold’em but adding more strategic elements and more excitement, PLO is an excellent choice for players looking for something new that they don’t actually have to learn from scratch.However, many new players make a mistake of thinking that knowing how to play Hold’em will be enough to also do well in more
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Playing carnival games

11 August 2019
Earlier this summer, I was talking with blackjack-playing Bob, someone I’ve mentioned several times. He pointed out a full Mississippi Stud table and two full Three Card Poker tables.“It always makes me wonder if people play those as their main games,” he more
Articles by Jerry  Stickman
Articles by Jerry Stickman

Bye-bye, comps

10 August 2019
Stickman,For the past five years I have lived within 10 miles of four different Indian casinos. Over time I have accrued a decent amount of weekly free play as well as a weekly “gift” from each of these four casinos. As you know, the amount of free play and quality of the gift is determined by the amount of money played.These past two years have seen no noticeable changes in my more
Articles by Dan  Ippolito
Articles by Dan Ippolito

Casino City’s Friday Five: The NFL gambles on the preseason edition

9 August 2019
The wait is finally over for National Football League fans, with the 2019 NFL’s preseason kicking off. The gambling industry saw a first last night during the Washington Redskins’ game against the Cleveland Browns. But before we get into that, we had some other top stories catch our attention this week, as well.Four massive jackpots were awarded by International Game Technology in July, with three of them coming in Canada, a Pennsylvania sportsbook opening, another Topgolf Swing Suite makings its casino debuted, and Resorts World Catskills unveiling a new poker room.Let’s kick it off with the IGT more

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