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Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

One-roll bets at craps

19 July 2018
QUESTION: I know the one-roll bets in craps are supposed to be bad news, but what about the field? Both casinos near me pay 3-1 on 12 in the field, and the charts say the house edge is 2.78%. That beats the 4% if you place 5 or 9 or the 6.67% on 4 or 10, so why wouldn't I bet the field instead of those bets?ANSWER: You don't have to make any of those bets...read more
 
Articles by John  Robison
Articles by John Robison

Ask the Slot Expert: Four-card royals happen frequently on video poker

18 July 2018
One of the differences I've noticed between casual video poker players and more experienced players is that casual players are very interested in seeing what they almost got at the end of a hand. More experienced players just deal another hand after a losing hand, but casual players will say that they almost got four aces or a straight flush...read more
 
Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank Scoblete

Superstition and intuition

17 July 2018
FROM ANTHONY: I had a great feeling about a sporting event. The team I felt would win was a big underdog. So I was walking down the block (I live in a big city) and I said to myself that if I saw a red car by the time I count to ten I will place a bet on the team...read more
 
Articles by Gary  Trask
Articles by Gary Trask

Top 10 facts, figures and observations from the WSOP Main Event final table

16 July 2018
LAS VEGAS -- With another year of World Series of Poker coverage in the rear view mirror, it’s time to clean out the notebook and my poker-fatigued brain with 10 observations, facts and figures from a week in Las Vegas at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.10...read more
 
Articles by Gary  Trask
Articles by Gary Trask

A misunderstood Dyer opens up after third-place exit at WSOP Main Event final table

15 July 2018
LAS VEGAS – Maybe it was the just-rolled-out-of-bed hair. Or was it the black-rimmed glasses and monotone manner in which he continually answered reporters’ questions? Oh, and let’s not forget the now infamous sky-blue sweatshirt with a dinosaur holding a bouquet of balloons.Whatever the case, Michael Dyer was clearly not a fan favorite the last few nights here at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino at the World Series of Poker Main Event final table.The Main Event is now heads-up after the elimination of Michael Dyer in 3rd place for $3,750,000Dyer shoved over Tony Miles open with Ah Td...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Back-to-back jackpots

15 July 2018
When I've relayed readers' stories of back-to-back jackpots, they've generally focused on big wins. A thousand dollars for a video poker royal flush qualifies; $2.50 for three bars on a three-reel slot or $1.25 that just covers your bet for a pair of jacks, not so much.Nikki, an East Coast reader, e-mailed to ask if small progressives would do...read more
 
Articles by Gary  Trask
Articles by Gary Trask

Cordial atmosphere at WSOP Main Event final table is a welcome change for players

14 July 2018
LAS VEGAS -- It was about 15 minutes before the World Series of Poker Main Event final table began play on Friday night when a Tony Miles supporter approached Joe Cada and gave him a big hug.“Thanks for stopping by, and good luck to Tony,” a smiling Cada said to the woman as she walked away.Moments later, just as the cards were about to go in the air and ESPN lights flipped on, John Cynn jumped up from his seat, went around the table and slapped hands with each of the other five players, wishing them the best.Hours before, Nic Manion sent out a tweet, sending best wishes to his fellow competitors:This is the best looking group of guys I've ever seen! But for real, this has been the best experience ever and it's nice to have a group of guys that are laughing and enjoying the opportunity of a lifetime! GL @cada99, John Cynn, @AramZobian, Michael Dyer, and @Storm253 https://t.co/17ubdqQEAS— nic manion (@spewzata) July 13, 2018Although millions of dollars were at stake and each of the players began Friday night in a rare position to become a part of poker history forever, there has been absolutely zero animosity at the table through the first two nights of the final table, being played here at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino...read more
 
Articles by John  Marchel

The 10 don'ts in the casino

14 July 2018
Some of the best experts about gambling can be found here at Casino City Times – Gaming Gurus. Name a game and you can find a couple of experts who will tell you all about it. Got a question? You will find an answer here. Some will walk you through a game step by step, others will give you a simple positive answer to your question...read more
 
Articles by Gary  Trask
Articles by Gary Trask

Miles dashes Cada's bid for second WSOP Main Event crown

13 July 2018
LAS VEGAS -- By maneuvering through the second-largest World Series of Poker Main Event field in history and making it to a second final table, Joe Cada was on the precipice of etching his name even further in the poker history books when he arrived at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino on Friday night.He already became just the second player to win a WSOP Main Event and return to the final table (Daniel Harrington, 2004), but a win would have made him just the fifth player in history to win multiple Main Events (Stu Ungar, Johnny Moss, Doyle Brunson and Johnny Chan) He also would have soared from 60th on the all-time money winning list to 18 at the age of just 30 years old.Cada’s bid to join that elite class fell short on Friday night when his all-in call with pocket 10s got out-flopped by Miles’ A-K: A king hit the board, sending Cada to the rail in fifth place, which earned him $2.15 million.Joe Cada built up his chips to over 47,000,000 and looked for more when he shoved over Tony Miles open with pocket 10's...read more
 
Articles by Gary  Trask
Articles by Gary Trask

WSOP Main Event final table format changes with the times

13 July 2018
The WSOP Main Event final table format has changed dramatically over the last few years. LAS VEGAS -- There was no WWE-style entrance music and there weren't any vintage Las Vegas showgirls or legendary PA announcers to be found. The crowd was still loud and raucous, but instead of more than 1,000 fans jammed into an iconic theater setting, seating is limited to a couple hundred.Oh, how things have change at the World Series of Poker Main Event final table over the last decade.Of course, the major difference between this year and 2008 isn’t the lack of pomp and circumstance surrounding the event, or the switch from the Penn & Teller Theater at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino to the makeshift, made-for-TV studio down the hall in the Amazon Ballroom...read more

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