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Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank Scoblete

Keno and the lottery

20 August 2019
Keno is a game where the player gets to pick one to 10, 15 or 20 numbers from a total of 80. Many casinos will limit how many numbers a player may choose and often it peaks at 15. The house then picks 20 numbers. Wins are based on how many of the casino’s numbers the player matches.The casino gives you a small piece of paper with all 80 numbers and you color in which ones you wish to have...read more
 
Articles by Gary  Trask
Articles by Gary Trask

Top 10 reasons to visit The STRAT Hotel, Casino and SkyPod

19 August 2019
The iconic Stratosphere Las Vegas has rebranded and is now called The STRAT Hotel, Casino and SkyPod. (photo by Gary Trask)LAS VEGAS -- For more than two decades, the main draw at the far north end of the Las Vegas Strip has been the 1,149-foot structure with the iconic 148-foot “needle” at the top.Formerly the site of casino mogul Bob Stupak’s Vegas World, the Stratosphere Las Vegas opened in April 1996 and became not only the tallest building in Nevada, but the highest freestanding observation tower in the U.S, enticing more than a million visitors a year to soak in the vistas of the Strip and beyond.In recent years, the other amenities at the property have not been attractive enough to keep those visitors on site...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Keno or yes?

18 August 2019
Keno is one of the oldest casino games in existence, with roots in the Chinese lottery. Most players in the U.S. know it through video keno – the live game has never gained much of a foothold outside Nevada.It’s a niche game, and there is no strategy for choosing numbers that can reduce the house edge...read more
 
Articles by John  Marchel

The best and worst bets at craps

17 August 2019
If you expect to beat the house at casino craps, you need to know which are the best bets you can make and which ones to avoid. With over 100 different bets available, you need to have a good knowledge of which are which.Don’t forget craps is a losing game for the player in the long run...read more
 
Articles by Dan  Ippolito
Articles by Dan Ippolito

Casino City’s Friday Five: Sports betting revenue edition

16 August 2019
With the National Football League's new season kicking off in just three weeks, more U.S. states are joining in on the sports betting fun.Yesterday, Iowa became the 11th state to accept legal sports bets. The Hawkeye State is expecting big results from sports betting...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Raising and hitting

15 August 2019
QUESTION: What’s the best time to raise my bet on a penny slot?I always start out playing one coin per line, so 40 cents on a 40-line slot. What if I have a couple of nice bonuses or even a progressive, and I’m ahead $50 or $60. Would that be a good time to raise to two coins per line?My sister-in-law has had some pretty big wins, but she bets bigger, sometimes 10 coins per line...read more
 
Articles by John  Robison
Articles by John Robison

Ask the Slot Expert: A warning about the Bet One button on a video poker machine

14 August 2019
In past columns we've talked about hitting the Deal button versus hitting the Bet Max button while playing video poker. We've rarely mentioned the Bet One button, though. Players have to ensure that they know how much will be bet when they hit the Bet Max button, but surely nothing can go wrong using the Bet One button. Today I have a warning about using the Bet One button for people who don't usually use it based on an experience I had a few days ago...read more
 
Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank Scoblete

When to quit

13 August 2019
Many gambling writers will say that players should quit a session when they are ahead. On its face, the advice sounds profound, but when looked at logically it makes no sense. If you win your first decision, do you quit right then and there, hop on a plane or get in your car and head home? I doubt many players would do this.So how do players decide when to quit? What is their plan of play? Here are some examples of slot players and when they decide to quit playing:JANET: I give myself a set amount of money to play with...read more
 
Articles by Tadas  Peckaitis
Articles by Tadas Peckaitis

Top 10 Pot Limit Omaha poker strategy tips

12 August 2019
Pot Limit Omaha, better known as PLO for short, has been growing in popularity over the past few years. Featuring similar rules to Texas Hold’em but adding more strategic elements and more excitement, PLO is an excellent choice for players looking for something new that they don’t actually have to learn from scratch.However, many new players make a mistake of thinking that knowing how to play Hold’em will be enough to also do well in Omaha...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Playing carnival games

11 August 2019
Earlier this summer, I was talking with blackjack-playing Bob, someone I’ve mentioned several times. He pointed out a full Mississippi Stud table and two full Three Card Poker tables.“It always makes me wonder if people play those as their main games,” he said...read more

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