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Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank Scoblete

Tipping Bellhops and Hosts

21 January 2020
FROM JIM:Hi Frank, I always enjoy your articles. I have a question about your recent Casino City Times article on tipping. I go to Las Vegas and I am not sure how much to tip the bell hops.When I arrive, I tip the guy who takes our luggage from the car to a holding area...read more
 
Articles by Dan  Ippolito
Articles by Dan Ippolito

Top 10 Las Vegas casino Super Bowl parties

20 January 2020
After two convincing wins on NFL Championship Sunday, the stage is set for Super Bowl LIV.The San Francisco 49ers will meet the Kansas City Chiefs at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida on Sunday, 2 February, in a game projected to be much closer than the AFC and NFC Championship games yesterday...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

It's a New Year!

19 January 2020
On a chilly mid-December afternoon, a text alerted me that Blackjack Bob wanted to talk.I had nothing more important going on than a newspaper crossword puzzle, so I got back to him right away,.Bob wanted to know if I was doing my usual New Year’s resolutions column...read more
 
Articles by Jerry  Stickman
Articles by Jerry Stickman

Video Poker Strategy: Ace-10 Suited

18 January 2020
Most video poker players in today’s casinos use a playing strategy that I call the hunch strategy. They examine the cards that are initially dealt and decide which cards to hold and which to discard based on what they feel is the right move...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

No Zero Roulette

16 January 2020
QUESTION: I have an idea for roulette. What if they were to change the zeroes into just two more ordinary numbers, 37 and 38. Instead of 1 through 36 plus 0 and 00, it would have 1 through 38.Roulette gives the house an edge through the zeroes, right? So if it had 1 through 38, would it be an even game? What about giving the house a smaller edge by keeping 0, but changing 00 to 37?ANSWER: Double-zero roulette already has 38 numbers...read more
 
Articles by John  Robison
Articles by John Robison

Ask the Slot Expert: I never win playing slots today

15 January 2020
Question: I wrote one time a while back regarding hardly ever winning. The answer is the RNG works. I must say I have lost all faith in going to play slots. My wife and I have been playing the same machines for more than 20 years and budgeting the same amount during this period. Over the years, we always had many wins...read more
 
Articles by Gary  Trask
Articles by Gary Trask

The Brook brings a taste of Las Vegas to New Hampshire

13 January 2020
SEABROOK, NH -- The rapid evolution of casino gambling in New England took another giant step last week when The Brook, formerly known as Seabrook Park for nearly four decades, introduced a complete rebrand and remodel. The project included the unveiling of an impressive sports viewing area that has brought a taste of Las Vegas to this small New Hampshire town located just over the Massachusetts border and less than an hour drive from Boston.Taking in the #NFLPlayoffs at newly renovated @TheBrookCasino, formerly Seabrook Park...read more
 
Articles by Tadas  Peckaitis
Articles by Tadas Peckaitis

Top 10 poker mindset tips

13 January 2020
Poker is a tough game. It’s not just a game of math and numbers, as you’ll probably know if you’ve been playing for a while. Just as important as knowing your odds and ranges is how you handle the mental side of the game.No-Limit Hold’em, as well as many other forms of poker, can be very mentally taxing...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Slot Decisions

12 January 2020
QUESTION: I recently was playing the IGT Hot Hit game. It’s a five-reel game with progressive jackpots for seven or more Hot Hit symbols.On one spin, the first two reels stopped on three symbols each. I pressed the button to stop the reels and ended up with 12 Hot Hit symbols for a jackpot of almost $1,100.Did I change the outcome by pressing stop reels, or was the random number generator going to produce that result anyway?ANSWER: Hitting the button to stop the reels has no impact on the outcome of the game...read more
 
Articles by John  Marchel

True Paybacks of Slots

11 January 2020
With most casino games the odds against the player are generally fixed. An interesting phenomenon with slots is that the odds do change. The odds change depending on the denomination of the bet. Playing at a higher wager level in any other game like blackjack, craps, or roulette makes no difference in the odds, but it does at slots!It is a fact the 25¢ machines payout more than the 5¢ ones...read more

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