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Articles by John  Robison
Articles by John Robison

Ask the Slot Expert: Can you handicap slots?

26 April 2017
Question: Read your article about pick 3 out of 12 coins for progressive jackpot. Many games say player participation has no effect on outcome in the rules. In other words, picking three coins is just for entertainment purposes. Answer: The text I've seen is "Player interaction during the bonus round does not affect the outcome." As you said, picking the coins is just for entertainment. Let's put the situation in other words still...read more
 
Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank Scoblete

Three types of blackjack players

25 April 2017
There are three types of blackjack players and sub-categories of these three. If you are a self-styled blackjack player using your own unique and probably wrong strategy and you are easily offended, you might not want to read this article. That’s my warning to you.Blackjack players who are card counters, meaning they can get a small edge over the casino when they play, have certain things they look for...read more
 
Articles by Gary  Trask
Articles by Gary Trask

Top 10 takeaways from the annual Las Vegas Visitor Profile Study

24 April 2017
The Fremont Street Experience. (photo by Las Vegas News Bureau)Right before our eyes, Las Vegas is changing.Everything — what is offered throughout the city, who visits, what said visitors partake in once their stay begins — has seen dramatic shifts during recent years.That's the primary takeaway from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority's annual Las Vegas Visitor Profile Study, compiled by San Francisco-based GLS Research and released earlier this month.Some of the numbers were predictable; others, not so much...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Fooling the RNG

23 April 2017
Slot machines don’t give systems players as many possibilities as roulette or craps. There are no combination bets, such as hedging a pass bet with any 7 in craps or betting 0 and 00 along with red or black in roulette.Opportunities for variation in wager size also are limited...read more
 
Articles by John  Marchel

Super 7 tips for the lottery

22 April 2017
First of all, you should know that lotteries have the worst odds of any form of gambling, with a chance of 1 in 14 million when playing most jackpot games. However, it also promises the greatest potential payoff to the winner with prizes regularly amounting to tens of millions of dollars...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Ultimate Texas Hold'em

20 April 2017
QUESTION: I tried playing Ultimate Texas Hold’em and kind of liked the game, but I was a little confused about when I should make the play bet and when I should check or fold. Do you have any strategy advice?ANSWER: My best piece of strategy advice would be to check out Michael Shackleford’s strategy for Ultimate Texas Hold’em at wizardofodds.com.All players must start with an ante, then there are three opportunities to bet...read more
 
Articles by John  Robison
Articles by John Robison

Ask the Slot Expert: Slot jackpot dispute in Florida

19 April 2017
Question: Can you please comment on an incident that happened in Florida this last week? Someone was playing video poker at $50 per hand, and asked a friend to push the button for luck and won $100,000. The jackpot was paid to the person pushing the button per casino rules...read more
 
Articles by John  Robison
Articles by John Robison

Ask the Slot Expert: Slot jackpot dispute in Florida

19 April 2017
Question: Can you please comment on an incident that happened in Florida this last week? Someone was playing video poker at $50 per hand, and asked a friend to push the button for luck and won $100,000. The jackpot was paid to the person pushing the button per casino rules...read more
 
Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank Scoblete

A reader takes me to task

18 April 2017
FROM: BIRDMAN: Mr. Scoblete I have been reading your articles for many years now, although I do not read books because books put me to sleep and what is the point anyway? I already know what I know. And I know you are wrong in your assumptions.I now know this completely and utterly, you do not know what you’re talking about when it comes to blackjack and craps and all the other games that the casinos offer you to play...read more
 
Articles by Gary  Trask
Articles by Gary Trask

Seven decades of Las Vegas sportsbook experience join forces at South Point

17 April 2017
LAS VEGAS – It's a relatively quiet Monday afternoon at South Point Hotel Casino and Spa, and Jimmy Vaccaro is down, but far from out.At 71 years old, the celebrated Las Vegas bookmaker looks trim and fit as he parks himself on a comfy chair in the sportsbook, dressed in his signature white top and blue jeans...read more

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