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Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Comparison of Slots and Tables

9 July 2020
Despite visible differences, slot machines are more similar to table games than most players realize,Both slots and tables give the house an edge by paying winners less than true odds. Both set odds of the game to drive random results toward an anticipated average, with winning and losing streaks as part of normal probability.Player can have trouble visualizing all that, or so my email tells me...read more
 
Articles by John  Robison
Articles by John Robison

Ask the Slot Expert: What will Vegas's casinos be like in August?

8 July 2020
Question: Hi, John, from casino-free New York. None are open and I feel the pain. Budget going farther though. Hopefully I will have my day of fun again soon. Answer: My non-advantage player friends agree with you -- their budgets are going farther...read more
 
Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank Scoblete

The Ups and Downs

7 July 2020
You are a $10 blackjack player and you buy in for $300 and go about your business trying to beat the house. You know the computer derived basic strategy and you use it exclusively. You do not have an edge over the game but it is a close contest with the casino – you might be facing about a one-half percent house advantage and that isn’t bad at all.Today things are going quite well...read more
 
Articles by Dan  Ippolito
Articles by Dan Ippolito

Top 10 casino openings and expansions for summer 2020

6 July 2020
Casinos across the U.S. are reopening, while some are extending their temporary closures and even closing down again due to COVID-19.However, as more properties resume operations, we are still seeing new amenities and features being unveiled at numerous properties...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Online Blackjack Strategy

5 July 2020
QUESTION: I’ve been able to play blackjack for money online during the shutdown, and it’s been really helpful to have a basic strategy card right there while I play. No more mistakes! It’s helping me learn, too. On the hands that have always seemed like close calls to me, I’m remember the right play before I look a lot more often than I used to.Some of the plays still seem unnatural to me...read more
 
Articles by Jerry  Stickman
Articles by Jerry Stickman

How to Pick the Right Video Poker Machine

4 July 2020
While a vast majority of casino players enjoy playing slot machines, savvy players tend to choose video poker as their casino game.There are sound reasons for this.Slot players simply insert some money in the machine and push a button or pull a handle...read more
 
Articles by Dan  Ippolito
Articles by Dan Ippolito

Casino City’s Friday Five: World Series of Poker 2020 kicks off edition

3 July 2020
Even though we are seeing a much different edition of the World Series of Poker this year, it is officially underway. While it is not taking place at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, golden bracelets will be awarded in online competitions this summer, with the first already collected...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Slots and Tables

2 July 2020
Slot machines have more similarities to table games than many players realize. Odds and the house edge work in much the same way: Games are designed so that random results and normal probability will work toward an expected house edge.Slots and tables have their differences, too...read more
 
Articles by John  Robison
Articles by John Robison

Ask the Slot Expert: Why do some ticket redemption machines always give me twenties?

1 July 2020
Question: Why do the ticket redemption machines in some casinos always give you five $20 bills when it could have given you one $100 bill? Answer: That's one of my pet peeves about redeeming tickets at a machine. If I want $20 bills, I can break a $100 bill...read more
 
Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank Scoblete

Do Something Else Too

30 June 2020
Very few people who go to casinos do anything else other than gambling. True, some will enjoy the buffets, the dinners and some will go to the shows. But the purpose of a visit to a casino is to gamble because one can go to buffets, dinners and shows without ever travelling to a casino.I think the opposite...read more

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