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Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank Scoblete

Second-best bets at craps

26 March 2019
So you don’t want to use pass line or come bets with full odds; or don’t pass or don’t come bets with full odds, but you still want to keep the house edge lower than 2% (the highest house edge you should ever allow yourself to buck). Then placing the 6 and 8 at that 1.52% house edge is a good place bet; as are buying the 4 and 10 at $25 for a $1 vig on wins only and buying the 5 or 9 at $30 or $38 on games with a $1 vig that also only take the commissions on wins only (follow the fig-vig charts to handle the buying of the 4 or 10 and 5 or 9).If you play in pig-vig casinos where you can’t buy numbers on wins only, then place the 6 and 8 – more
Articles by Tadas  Peckaitis
Articles by Tadas Peckaitis

Top 10 preflop tips for Texas Hold'em players

25 March 2019
Having a solid understanding of the preflop game is crucial. (photo by Wikimedia Commons)Texas Hold'em is easily the most popular poker variation today, played in brick and mortar casinos and online poker rooms alike. Often dubbed a game that "takes five minutes to learn and a lifetime to master," Hold'em is a game of many more
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Those three-card royals

24 March 2019
A Three Card Poker player named Jill e-mailed in late February to say she’d just played at a table that included mini-royals in its Pair Plus payoffs.“It paid 50-1, so just a little more than the 40-1 on other straight flushes,” she wrote. “Someone even got one while I was more
Articles by John  Marchel

The cost of playing

23 March 2019
Modern gambling facilities earn their profits by charging the customer a fee or commission for the privilege of playing in their casino. This fee is known as the edge or house advantage, which is built into each and every game.One way of understanding of this edge is by tossing a more
Articles by Dan  Ippolito
Articles by Dan Ippolito

Casino City’s Friday Five: March Madness betting edition

22 March 2019
March Madness officially kicked off with its first full day of games yesterday, and another set is coming today. This is the first March Madness in the U.S. in which sports betting is legal in places other than Nevada thanks to the Supreme Court’s decision back in more
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Player-selected wild card video poker

21 March 2019
QUESTION: In the deep, dark recesses of my mind, I think I recall a video poker game where you could choose your own wild card.It had a pay table like Deuces Wild, with wild royals, five of a kind and so forth, but if you wanted to make a 4 or a 9 or whatever your wild card, you could choose it.Do you remember the game? Is there a best card to choose to be wild, or does it not make any difference?ANSWER: I do recall the game from the early 1990s, though it’s been many years since I’ve seen it on casino more
Articles by Dan  Ippolito
Articles by Dan Ippolito

Sports betting makes positive strides in New Hampshire and Tennessee

20 March 2019
Both New Hampshire and Tennessee moved the ball forward yesterday in regards to legalizing sports gambling. New Hampshire saw the House approve a proposal, and Tennessee could be looking at mobile-only sports betting.In New Hampshire, Rep. Timothy Lang’s proposal, HB 480, cleared the House by a 3 to 1 ratio, paving the way to set up no more than 10 spots in the state where sports betting will be legal and overseen by the New Hampshire Lottery more
Articles by John  Robison
Articles by John Robison

Ask the Slot Expert: What information is on a slot ticket?

20 March 2019
Question: While on a cruise I found a $300 slot voucher the first night. I turned it over to the cashier and asked if they would be able to find the owner. I was told yes! Well, it took five days before the owner was found. So my question is: What information is on the voucher, and if you use a players, card is it easier to find out who a voucher belongs to? Answer: That's two questions, but who's counting? How could it take five days to find someone on a cruise ship? Was he a stowaway hiding in the bathroom? I never took a close look at all of the information that is on a cashout voucher until more
Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank Scoblete

Tackling dopey craps ideas

19 March 2019
Without question, the best bets at the game of craps are the pass line with full odds and the come with full odds; also the don’t pass with full odds and the don’t come with full odds. No matter what comboobalations critics of these bets attempt to proselytize to dismiss them and advocate other “less-good” bets, these sad ploppies are actually the flat-worlders of craps, denying that earth is a sphere and math dictates proper betting.Please note: When I say “full odds” it is possible that you can’t afford to take those more
Articles by Gary  Trask
Articles by Gary Trask

Top 10 reasons to love Beau Rivage Resort & Casino

18 March 2019
Casinos come in all shapes and sizes. Everyone has different tastes and preferences, and certain properties will resonate with certain people.For me, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi has always checked all of my prerequisite boxes for what makes a great casino.The Beau, as it is fondly called by locals, celebrated the 20th anniversary of its grand opening this past more

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