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Articles by Gary  Trask
Articles by Gary Trask

Top 10 biggest mistakes made by amateur poker players

20 August 2018
Jennifer Tilly at the 2005 World Series of Poker where she won her only WSOP bracelet. (photo by Wikimedia Commons)LAS VEGAS – One of the great benefits of attending the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas is the access to professional more
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Sports betting arrives

19 August 2018
Since the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way in May for states to legalize sports betting, New Jersey, Delaware and Mississippi have been the quickest off the mark.All already have sportsbooks up and running, a huge change from the decades when only Nevada had legal, full-scale sportsbooks.How did we get to the point that states could legalize other forms of gambling but not sports betting?The ban on legalization, overturned in response to a challenge from the state of New Jersey, had been in effect since enactment of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992.PASPA prohibited legalization of sports betting in any state that did not already have more
Articles by Eric   Rosenthal
Articles by Eric  Rosenthal

Why get a host? And which type?

18 August 2018
Hosts come in a number of different flavors. For simplicity’s sake, I will break them down into two categories: independent hosts, who may represent several different corporations or properties, and captive hosts, who are usually employees of a certain brand or more
Articles by Dan  Ippolito
Articles by Dan Ippolito

Casino City’s Friday Five: Sportsbooks, jackpots and renovations edition

17 August 2018
Since the legalization of sports betting in the U.S., sportsbooks have been opening all over, and we have some more to cover this week in Mississippi and New Jersey. On top of that, we have a few jackpot winners, new games at Videoslots, big money at PokerStars and a Las Vegas renovation.Let’s begin with Videoslots bringing in some new more
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Hundred Play Poker and doubling on blackjacks

16 August 2018
QUESTION: Tell me about Hundred Play Poker. The one machine at the casino near me has 8/5 Double Double Bonus, the same as on the quarter single-hand games, but not as good as the 9/6 DDB on one-hand dollar games. You can play Hundred Play for pennies, two cents or nickels.Is there any advantage to playing all the hands at Hundred Play, or is it OK to play fewer? Will I get a higher payback if I play nickels instead of pennies? I play quarter Triple Play and Five Play sometimes, but I'm not sure what to be careful of in Hundred Play.ANSWER: The average payback percentage with expert play in 8/5 Double Double Bonus Poker is 96.79% regardless of whether you're playing one hand, 10 hands, 100 hands or anything in between.Likewise, the payback percentage does not change with coin more
Articles by John  Robison
Articles by John Robison

Ask the Slot Expert: I'm a picky video poker player

15 August 2018
Question: WOW . . . I hope I never sit next to you in a casino. You just telegraphed how picky you are. You kept saying "their doing nothing wrong, so nothing can be done about it." Bet a dime to a dozen donuts you would if you could. Your true colors came shinning through, and I don't think you realized it. I do enjoy your read though. Answer: I'm the guy you want to sit next more
Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank Scoblete

Being tough at slot play

14 August 2018
Even though the house has an edge on just about every slot machine and video poker game (with some few, hard-to-find exceptions), players can still play a tough game against the casino if such players use intelligent strategies in deciding which games to play and how to play them.Pessimists might say that all slot and video poker players are doomed to forfeit their money to the house edge, and they are right, except that how you forfeit the game against the house is where the gambling pleasure comes into the more
Articles by Dan  Ippolito
Articles by Dan Ippolito

Top 10 betting tidbits for English Premier League

13 August 2018
The 2018 World Cup was full of excitement as France came out on top to win it all over Croatia. Last Friday, the 2018-2019 season of the English Premier League kicked off with Manchester United besting Leicester City, 2-1. Manchester City dominated the league last season with 100 points, winning the EPL by 19 points over Manchester United.As the new season gets underway, here are some things to keep an eye out for when placing your more
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Woulda, coulda, shoulda

12 August 2018
There are times — frustrating times — when playing slots or video poker is a matter of woulda, shoulda, coulda.If only you woulda bet the max on video poker, covered all the paylines on video slots or made the qualifying bet on a progressive like you shoulda, you coulda left the casino with a nice payday.A few readers recently shared their woulda, coulda, shoulda more
Articles by Jerry  Stickman
Articles by Jerry Stickman

Differences in buy bets

11 August 2018
Hi Stickman.I just returned from a week in LV (went to G2E) and just now read your article which I get via Casino City Times.I spent the better part of a day hunting for a decent craps game.I normally play in MS where the vig on Buy bets is collected only upon a more

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