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Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Words from Experience

28 May 2017
Ten or 12 years ago, I took a park district bus trip to a casino, figuring I could get an article or two out of the experience.On board I met Mel and his wife Alice, a couple then in their 70s who got their first taste of casino gambling nearly 60 years ago...read more
 
Articles by Henry  Tamburin
Articles by Henry Tamburin

Learning blackjack lingo

27 May 2017
Every game has its own jargon, and blackjack is no exception. To help you understand some common blackjack terms used by players, I’ve assembled this mini-glossary. I don’t have enough space to include all the terminology associated with blackjack, so I’ve focused on some common terms that may not be familiar to most players.Anchor player: This is a term used to designate the player seated to the far left of the table (to the immediate right of the dealer)...read more
 
Articles by Clare  Fitzgerald
Articles by Clare Fitzgerald

Engaged Nation links land-based and online social gaming

26 May 2017
In 2008, Jerry Epstein, a senior partner at PR firm FleishmanHillard, got a call from a client who was worried about the internet.A lot of people worry about the internet, but this client — Bill Paulos, owner of Cannery Casino Resorts — had a pretty good reason...read more
 
Articles by Gary  Trask
Articles by Gary Trask

Top 10 facts and figures from the 2017 WSOP Media Guide

25 May 2017
Buckle up. The 48th World Series of Poker begins on Tuesday at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Played at a dizzying pace, 74 events will take place over a 54-day span, culminating with the crowning of the $10,000 Main Event champion on July 22.Getting ready to host the 2017 @WSOP Main Event at #RioVegas! pic.twitter.com/8YBepykqTu— Rio Las Vegas (@RioVegas) May 24, 2017Of course, the WSOP made a big splash last week when it announced a number of changes for this year's tournament, the most notable being that the November Nine format for the Main Event has been eliminated, much to the chagrin of some of us...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

The world's worst blackjack player?

25 May 2017
QUESTION: I have a blackjack story for you. Full table, low-limit game, one guy was hitting everything but 20s and 21s every time the dealer had a 10 up. The first time, he signaled to hit king-9, and the whole table went “NO!” along with “You can’t hit that!” and “Is that a serious play?”He insisted, and the dealer called out, “Hitting hard 19,” like they have to do when anyone makes a really weird play...read more
 
Articles by John  Robison
Articles by John Robison

Ask the Slot Expert: Another strange experience with found tickets

24 May 2017
Question: On a recent trip to Gun Lake Casino in Michigan, I found two tickets on the floor. The total was $90+. I went to a cashier window wondering what to do (I did not try to cash the tickets). She tapdanced around the question and said to go to security...read more
 
Articles by John  Robison
Articles by John Robison

Ask the Slot Expert: Another strange experience with found tickets

24 May 2017
Question: On a recent trip to Gun Lake Casino in Michigan, I found two tickets on the floor. The total was $90+. I went to a cashier window wondering what to do (I did not try to cash the tickets). She tapdanced around the question and said to go to security...read more
 
Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank Scoblete

The hole

23 May 2017
There are some days and nights, I mean, there are just some days and nights when nothing goes right and the things that go wrong go awfully wrong. I am sure that those of you who are avid casino gamblers have experienced those days and/or nights of horror...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

What slots do players like?

21 May 2017
Slot players not only have favorite games, they have favorite types of games. Mary, a longtime slot player, e-mailed recently to say she didn’t get the attraction of free spin bonuses.“I love the ones where you pick things,” she said. “You’re part of the games in those, fate in your own hands, and you get to do something different besides watch the reels...read more
 
Articles by Jerry  Stickman
Articles by Jerry Stickman

Chasing losses

20 May 2017
Dear Stickman:I am trying very hard to become a better player in the casino. I have read some of your articles and several of Frank Scoblete’s books and articles. I only play the better games in blackjack. I only make better bets at craps, and I only play the better video poker games.Sometimes I do OK, but other times I still lose big...read more

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