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Articles by John  Robison
Articles by John Robison

Ask the Slot Expert: Double Your Royal promotion

28 June 2017
Question: The Gold Coast in Las Vegas is running a Double Your Royal promotion on Sundays in June. Is this a good promotion? Should I change my strategy? And should I wait until the promotion to play video poker? I don't want to hurt my chances of hitting a royal during the promotion. Answer: Doubling the value of your royal flush is really a best case scenario in this promotion...read more
 
Articles by Gary  Trask
Articles by Gary Trask

US Supreme Court to hear New Jersey sports betting appeal

27 June 2017
Hold the phone. Legal and regulated sports betting in New Jersey is not dead.The Garden State's fight against the major sports leagues in the U.S. that began way back in 2012 got a rare glimpse of hope on Tuesday, when the U.S. Supreme Court announced it will hear New Jersey's appeal in its case to bring above-board sports betting to its casinos and racetracks.Atlantic City resort casinos would benefit from legalized sports betting in New Jersey...read more
 
Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank Scoblete

What would you do?

27 June 2017
Albert Einstein discovered the most revolutionary truths by just thinking about the world. He called these thoughts “mind experiments.”We do mind experiments too, although not at Einstein’s level. For example, in certain college ethics courses you are asked questions about what you would do in this or that situation...read more
 
Articles by Clare  Fitzgerald
Articles by Clare Fitzgerald

A world of competition: Q&A with Maria Ho

26 June 2017
While the World Series of Poker is in full swing, soaking up all the attention of most of the poker world, the eSports circuit is continuing to expand. The latest big development is the Amazon App Store's new Mobile Masters invitational series, the first of which took place last weekend, on 23 and 24 June, in Newark, New Jersey.The Newark invitational consisted of three eSports events for the games Vainglory, Summoners War and Hearthstone...read more
 
Articles by Tadas  Peckaitis
Articles by Tadas Peckaitis

Top 10 ways to read your poker opponent

26 June 2017
Information is probably the most important thing in poker. The more you have, the easier the game gets.This is particularly true when it comes to your opponent's hand. If you know what the person across the table has, making the best decision becomes easy...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Two bad bets

25 June 2017
Casino games include a number of bets that should never be made. The house edge is so much higher than other bet on the same game that these are bets to avoid.Two prime examples are the tie bet in baccarat and the five-number bet in roulette...read more
 
Articles by John  Marchel

Why you double down

24 June 2017
During a recent trip to Las Vegas, I was playing at a blackjack table when the dealer turned up a 6 as her up-card. I had an ace-7 and quickly doubled down. I immediately began to get calls from follow players that I had an 18 and should stay...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

I know this, not that

22 June 2017
QUESTION: You write about so many games, but I can’t help wondering about the games you don’t write about. You rarely write about keno, and you never write about bingo or Texas Hold’em. Why can’t you work them into your mix?ANSWER: I write about keno occasionally, mostly when a reader has a specific question...read more
 
Articles by John  Robison
Articles by John Robison

Ask the Slot Expert: How much do casinos win each day?

21 June 2017
Question: How much do casinos get from players on a daily basis? Answer: The answer to this question is relatively easy to find online. Multiple sources have this information. Publicly traded corporations publish revenue figures in their annual reports...read more
 
Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank Scoblete

Avengers assemble

20 June 2017
I am sitting at a slot machine lazily hitting the credits/spin button, not particularly paying attention, not even hearing the muted echo of today’s simulated sounds of coins and music.This is routine slots play. I am almost not thinking, being lost in some altered state of consciousness; which isn’t necessarily a bad thing in this exciting and exacting world in which we all live.Suddenly I hear a whirring sound; I feel a tug on my whole body – and then I am sucked into a different machine, one I had not seen before...read more

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