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7 December 2013Hi Jerry,When we first started corresponding about class II JOB machines, you told me: "You could throw away a royal flush and if the server determined your win was a royal flush, another royal flush would miraculously appear."Would the following situation I just experienced be the same thing?I thought I was dealt just a high pair, and held just those two cards...read more
Articles by Dan Podheiser
6 December 2013It's been two weeks since my last "Poker Player Tweets of the Week" column. Did you miss me? I thought so.Anyway, I have a couple of good excuses. For my international readers (I may be making a big leap using "reader" as a plural), last Thursday was Thanksgiving, the most glutinous of all the face...read more
5 December 2013Nearly every casino table game has strategies that occur to everyone who moves past the beginner’s stage and starts trying to understand how the games work.If hitting all 16s and under and standing on all 17s and above works for the blackjack dealer, why shouldn’t it work for the player? Doesn’t be...read more
4 December 2013John, I love, love, love your column! You are so smart. I have a question about the amount to play. I play penny slots mostly and have heard different things. Some say you should play the lowest or a lot of people say you should play the max to really hit! I am so confused about this, I th...read more
3 December 2013I was on my Facebook page writing about a swapping arrangement I was advocating, which was a deal between our country and those countries where most of our illegal immigrants come from. My idea was to take able-bodied but lazy Americans who refuse to work – thereby scamming their fellow citizens ou...read more
Articles by Dan Podheiser
2 December 2013Thanksgiving was special for me this year, and not just because it was the first time that Thanksgiving and the first day of Hanukah were on the exact same day (and it won't happen again for another 70,000 years). What made it truly special is online gaming returned to New Jersey last week.So I made my annual November trek to my parents' home in Haddonfield, N.J...read more
2 December 2013Like many Americans, I made the trek back to my home town to enjoy a great Thanksgiving feast with my family last week. We enjoyed each other's company, watched a little football and, as happens often when members of the Todd family get together, we played some cards.This year, the game of choice was a family favorite: 31...read more
1 December 2013QUESTION: We play Double Double Bonus Poker and Triple Double. Recently we discovered Super Double Double at Revel, which has been very lucky.Sometimes, you talk about perfect strategy, expert play and average players. Can you explain expert strategy versus average play in playing video poker?We use same strategy in all three games and Jacks or Better as well...read more
30 November 2013Ships, Captain & Crew – Part 1I recently received the following email from one of my readers, Pat Ballew:“An associate just introduced me to a game that is apparently common to sailors around the world, but poses an interesting probability problem...read more