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Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John  Grochowski

The Hierarchy of Games

28 May 2015
My email box reflects a certain hierarchy among casino games. I get more questions and comments about slot machines than anything else. Next come blackjack and video poker, because of their large elements of skill.But after that comes Three Card Poker, which brings even more email than traditional ...read more
 
Articles by John  Robison
Articles by John  Robison

Ask the Slot Expert: The Kiosk Ate My Slot Ticket

27 May 2015
Enjoying your articles about W2-G to be issued for $600 or over payouts. I have a novel solution to the problem: Why not have all gamers contact their congressmen and tell them that they want slots to remain at $1200 and tell them that they want $1200 to be the threshold as well for horse racin...read more
 
Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank  Scoblete

Stealing and the "Crappy Iron Cross"

26 May 2015
FROM ERNEST: I have evolved my knowledge and Love of Blackjack in a significant part from over the years reading your excellent column. Truth be told, I have guided many a player to your column if they want to be a student of the game. I also enjoy craps and again feel your great articles have played a significant role in my enjoyment of that game...read more
 
Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank  Scoblete

Your Chips or Their Chips?

26 May 2015
FROM ERNEST: I have evolved my knowledge and Love of blackjack in a significant part from over the years reading your excellent column. Truth be told, I have guided many a player to your column if they want to be a student of the game. I also enjoy craps and again feel your great articles have played a significant role in my enjoyment of that game...read more
 
Articles by Vin  Narayanan
Articles by Vin  Narayanan

Top-10 Biff bets

25 May 2015
I finally got around to watching the season finale of The Flash this weekend and I was surprised by how badly the show handled the time travel plot. These characters live in a world that's already seen Back to the Future, The Terminator and Star Trek (in all of its incarnations)...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John  Grochowski

Royals, Money Lines and Streaks

24 May 2015
QUESTION: I play 10-7-5 Double Bonus Video Poker. I kept track of how many hours I play before get a royal and it seems that I get them about every 100- 110-plus hours of play. What I read before was that it should happen in 48+ hours of play.What are your thoughts on how many hours?ANSWER: It's partly dependent on how fast you play...read more
 
Articles by Jerry  Stickman
Articles by Jerry  Stickman

A Short History of Video Poker

23 May 2015
Casinos today have a plethora of video poker machines. They come in denominations ranging from a penny to – and beyond – $100. There are scores of variations ranging from the basic Jacks or Better through bonus games through wild card games such as deuces wild and joker’s wild...read more
 
Articles by Mark  Pilarski
Articles by Mark  Pilarski

Deal Me In: Getting gripped in the grind down

22 May 2015
Dear Mark: I read with interest your most recent explanation about the $0.80 payout of slot machines when I win. It made some sense; however, what happens to most of us personally? For example, I go into the casino with $100 earmarked to spend...read more
 
Articles by John  Robison
Articles by John  Robison

Ask the Slot Expert: Call to Action Against IRS W-2G Proposal

20 May 2015
A few weeks ago I reported that the IRS is considering lowering the W-2G threshold on slot winnings from $1200 to $600. The IRS has a legitimate rationale for lowering the threshold -- $600 is the threshold for sweepstakes and lotteries. Bringing the two tresholds in line eliminates some confusion...read more
 
Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank  Scoblete

The Wonderful Craps 5-Count

19 May 2015
FROM MATT (First Email): I ordered your book "Casino Craps: Shoot to Win" and found it entertaining and informative. I did have some comments to make but first I want you to know a little about me.I am 70 years young and about 30 years ago I started frequenting Resorts International and the other casinos in Atlantic City...read more

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