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Articles by Dan  Ippolito
Articles by Dan Ippolito

Casino City’s Friday Five: Merger edition

19 October 2018
The NBA season is underway and the World Series starts next week. This week there was news including both professional sports leagues and their annual revenues. Also catching our attention this week was a massive rumored merger involving two of the world's biggest operators, an online jackpot, a new sportsbook with Hard Rock International and a large acquisition.Why don’t we begin with the jackpot winner, shall we?5...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Can all table games become machine games?

18 October 2018
QUESTION: All of these poker games you see now, like Three Card Poker and Mississippi Stud, do you think any of them would work as video poker games? I have fun at Three Card Poker, but sometimes I think I'd like to play it by myself on a machine for quarters instead of having a $5 ante and then more if I want to stay in the hand, and another $5 if I want to play Pair Plus.ANSWER: Such games don't have the draw element that gives five-card draw video poker its interactivity and feeling of player control over results...read more
 
Articles by John  Robison
Articles by John Robison

Ask the Slot Expert: Betting more and winning less

17 October 2018
Question: Do you play the slots? My observation is that as you increase your bet, the winning slows down. I have witnessed this repeatedly over the past 10 years. I watch a player on a penny slot making a minimum bet, say 40 cents, hit a lot and get five times more bonus rounds than I get playing max...read more
 
Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank Scoblete

The Quotable Captain: 39 steps (1-14)

16 October 2018
The Quotable Captain: The 39 Steps (1-14)(The late Captain was my mentor in gambling. I’ve written six books about him. This series contains some of his quotes, ideas and advice. This particular article concerns how the Captain lists the most important aspects of behavior at the tables.)The Captain: The Captain gave me 39 rules to follow at the tables...read more
 
Articles by Gary  Trask
Articles by Gary Trask

Top 10 new games and innovations at the 2018 Global Gaming Expo

15 October 2018
Casino-goers — particularly those who frequent sportsbooks — want advanced technology; convenience; and unique, immersive experiences.That was the main takeaway from this year's Global Gaming Expo (G2E), where key players in the industry were flaunting all kinds of new games and innovations to the tens of thousands of folks who flooded the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas last week.Casino City roamed every last inch of the 2 million square foot convention floor over the course of four days, and while this list truly could have been a top 100, here are the 10 products that stood out the most and that you'll most likely being seeing on your favorite casino floor within the next 12 months.10...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Pay those taxes

14 October 2018
QUESTION: I was playing a Triple Play Poker machine that had progressive jackpots on each hand as well as a bigger progressive if you got all three royals.I didn't get all three, but I did get two at once. I was dealt the ace, king, jack and 10 of hearts, and on the middle and top hands I drew the queen...read more
 
Articles by Jerry  Stickman
Articles by Jerry Stickman

Oh, what a promotion!

13 October 2018
Stickman,I have found a local promotion that is as follows: Shooter makes no extra bet and is paid 10x their line bet when they throw 13 rolls between sevens. If you throw a seven on the comeout roll the count simply resets. You can win multiple times during the same hand...read more
 
Articles by Dan  Ippolito
Articles by Dan Ippolito

Casino City’s Friday Five: Jackpot and milestone edition

12 October 2018
Along with the 2018 Global Gaming Expo happening this week in Las Vegas, there was a lot of other news that surfaced. Videoslots reached a milestone, two casinos made big announcements, and a jackpot winner and another sportsbook made it in this week’s Friday Five.Let’s begin with the sportsbook.5...read more
 
Articles by Gary  Trask
Articles by Gary Trask

New futuristic sportsbook debuts at The LINQ in Las Vegas

12 October 2018
LAS VEGAS -- Stroll into the newest sportsbook in Las Vegas, and you may very well be entering the future of land-based sports betting.The Book at The LINQ Hotel & Casino — former home of the Imperial Palace, now one of nine Caesars Entertainment properties in Las Vegas — celebrated its official grand opening on Thursday afternoon, complete with an appearance by NFL Hall of Fame wide receiver Terrell Owens...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

How the casino really makes money

11 October 2018
When comparing casino games, the house edge frequently is used as the standard.But the edge alone can't tell you precisely what you can expect in equivalent times on the games, something I discussed recently with Paul, an old video poker-playing acquaintance."I've been playing this game a long time," Paul said recently as he sat down next to me at a bank of multi-game machines...read more

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