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Articles by Tadas  Peckaitis
Articles by Tadas Peckaitis

Top 10 classic poker books

23 October 2017
This book changed the game. The internet has given us access to plenty of poker materials and knowledge that took years to master in the past. However, finding the best poker book written by a professional player who knows the game from the inside can help you a lot.Finding a good book is not easy, but you will enjoy it when you do...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Three Card Draw Poker

22 October 2017
My e-mail recently brought word from the Tropicana in Atlantic City that it was adding Three Card Draw Poker to its roster of table games.It's a game of some interest. I liked when I sat in for a few hands in a no-cash demonstration a year ago...read more
 
Articles by Henry  Tamburin
Articles by Henry Tamburin

Bad blackjack advice

21 October 2017
I was enjoying myself playing and winning at blackjack when a young lady took a seat next to me. It was obvious after a few hands that she didn't have a clue as to how to play the game so she boldly asked the young dealer for "advice" on how to play her hands...read more
 
Articles by Abby  Messick
Articles by Abby Messick

Casino City's Friday Five: Online poker edition

20 October 2017
Finally, it's time for some big online poker news! But you're going to have to read on to find out what it is, since we're not going to spoil the surprise.Also on the horizon is a brand-new golf course, a very nostalgic art gallery and the continuing success of Ice Totally Gaming.5...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Big craps rolls and big house edges

19 October 2017
QUESTION: I was just at a craps table where the shooter just never rolled sevens. He made his points, and he didn't even roll sevens on the comeouts.There had to be 20 rolls in a row without a 7. It was uncanny. What are the odds of a streak like that?ANSWER: On any given roll, the odds are 5 in 6 that the roll will be something other than 7, so there's an 83% chance that any given roll will be a non-7.For streaks, the chances are calculated by multiplying 5/6 by itself as many times as there are rolls.For a two-roll streak, you'd square 5/6, giving you 25/36...read more
 
Articles by John  Robison
Articles by John Robison

Ask the Slot Expert: Why does this losing combination appear so frequently?

18 October 2017
Question: Many times, and I mean many, the same losing result will appear on the reels. This one seems to pop up often. I'll get single bar - Double Diamond - single bar, just missing a nice payout. If not the diamond in the middle, then another symbol surrounded by the single bars at each end. Since we agree that the results are random, seeing this result again and again would suggest that I hit the spin button at exactly the same time I have done so in the past...read more
 
Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank Scoblete

The bad times of slot play

17 October 2017
We are at the end of the year – well, three months from the end – and I’ve wanted to take a look at the tales told by our fellow slot players about their good, bad and in-between experiences on those infernal machines.So, let’s start with the bad first; then hit the in-between in November and end the year in December with the good...read more
 
Articles by Abby  Messick
Articles by Abby Messick

Top 10 casino openings, expansions and renovations

16 October 2017
While in the past we've stuck with openings, renovations and expansions, we're doing it a little differently this time around. Not all of the items on this list are strictly construction-related, and we've got some updates on a few properties, like the recently-opened Parq Vancouver...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Optimal blackjack play

15 October 2017
In my close to 30 years of playing blackjack, it's seemed to me that other players are getting better, with a greater percentage playing basic strategy,That isn't to say the guesswork players have disappeared. Numbers may be reduced, but some remain, and some of their plays are ...read more
 
Articles by Jerry  Stickman
Articles by Jerry Stickman

How video poker machines work

14 October 2017
Stickman,I have been meaning to ask this question for a long time. When playing video poker, are the draw cards stacked behind the discarded cards or are they the next cards to be dealt? For example, I am dealt K, K, K, 4 and 7. I discard the 4 and the 7...read more

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