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Articles by John  Marchel

Roulette Is Simple and Fun

14 December 2019
It takes very little time and effort to learn to play roulette in the casino. All you have to do is pick a few numbers or colors you like, and you are playing.The game itself traces its origin to England in the early 1700s in a game called Roly Poly, it featured black and while spots with no numbers...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Three-Card Poker Play

12 December 2019
Three Card Poker has become a casino standard, part of the regular game mix in American gambling houses. Its popularity doesn’t challenge long time player favorites blackjack and craps, but in some states they draw more players than baccarat or even roulette.How good is your shot to win? What is the house edge?Those are questions that need to be answered in multiple steps, because Three Card Poker involves more than one round of betting.The house edge can be expressed as a percentage of the ante that starts either game, or it can be expressed as a percentage of the average total wager, once subsequent bets are considered.Some people refer to these as “house edge vs...read more
 
Articles by John  Robison
Articles by John Robison

Ask the Slot Expert: Reconfiguring slot machines

11 December 2019
Question: I recently spoke to a fella who used to work both at Vegas casinos and slot machine companies. This person told me that currently casinos can change the payback percentages and/or other parameters of their slot machines from the "back room" without having to manually change any components in the machine (i.e., change the chip) or contact the local gaming commission...read more
 
Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank Scoblete

Robert Rebels

10 December 2019
FROM ROBERT: Hello, with all due respect you have no idea what you are talking about when it comes to proper and winning craps play. What is wrong with $44 inside? It is a great bet. So why aren’t you recommending it more than the Pass Line and the Odds?I therefore surmise that you must work for the casinos...read more
 
Articles by Dan  Ippolito
Articles by Dan Ippolito

Top 10 holiday slot games

9 December 2019
Here in the U.S., Thanksgiving just wrapped up and the Christmas season is here in full force. As the time of Santa’s gift-giving continues to near each day, we take a look at the top 10 holiday slot games for the 2019 season.10. Merry XmasPlay’n GO’s Merry Xmas slot is a five-reel, 15-payline game with wild and scatter symbols.After a winning spin, players can opt to play the Gamble round to multiply the prize even further if they can correctly guess the suit or color of secret card.When three Christmas gifts have been delivered anywhere on the reels, it's time to choose and unwrap a special bonus present.9...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Blackjack Bullies

8 December 2019
QUESTION: I’ve always laughed when I read about blackjack players getting angry with the third baseman for not being a team player. I kind of thought those stories might be phony. Nobody could really get that mad about someone making the right play, could they?Well, it happened to me, and it was on a really stupid hand...read more
 
Articles by Royal  Flushes
Articles by Royal Flushes

Deciding when to leave the casino

7 December 2019
ABBY: “Always leave when you’re ahead.” That might be the most famous saying or advice given by players and writers about casino games. But does it make any sense? Think about it clearly.CINDY: That advice has superficial logic to it but it can’t stand up under scrutiny...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Playing Properly

5 December 2019
Casino games have built-in mathematical advantages to the house. With notable exceptions such as counting cards in blackjack or playing expert strategy at certain video poker games, you can’t completely overcome the house edge.But short of learning to count cards or playing video poker at expert level, there are things you can do to make sure you get the most out of what casino games have to offer.Here are a few for starters:BLACKJACK: Everything starts with learning basic strategy...read more
 
Articles by John  Robison
Articles by John Robison

Ask the Slot Expert: Losing at server-based video poker machines

4 December 2019
Question: My family and I play Double Double Bonus and Triple Double video poker. It used to be sometimes we won, sometimes we lost. The game seemed fair. About two years ago the casino we go to took out the old machines and went to a server-based format...read more
 
Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank Scoblete

Don't Be a Pig

3 December 2019
We’ve just finished Thanksgiving and the Black Friday crowds in every corner of the country have shown once again that mobs certainly act like mobs and not like bright, articulate individuals gathered together to share something they like, in this case enjoying sales at various department stores on a holiday where we are supposed to be thankful for everything we have...read more

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