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Articles by Jerry  Stickman
Articles by Jerry Stickman

Having fun with slots

22 September 2018
Ah, slot machines with their lights flashing and melodies playing – row after row of these ubiquitous machines crammed in every imaginable space on the casino floor. They are by far the most popular game in casinos today. And why not? At what other casino game can a gambler simply drop in a few coins and have the possibility of winning thousands – or even millions – of dollars?Today’s wide selection of slot machines is a far cry from the machines of a few decades ago...read more
 
Articles by Dan  Ippolito
Articles by Dan Ippolito

FanDuel Sportsbook's glitch resolved

21 September 2018
FanDuel's New Jersey sportsbook had a major error in its system that lasted for 18 seconds and ended up leading to an $82,610 payout. FanDuel refused to pay the winnings to Anthony Prince, the person who placed the bet, but after three days of deliberation, the sportsbook paid Prince in full.In week 2 of the NFL season, the Denver Broncos trailed 12-0 against the Oakland Raiders at halftime...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Five-card draw video poker

20 September 2018
QUESTION: Why are video poker games five-card draw? Casino card rooms don't even offer five-card draw. Why isn't a more popular game like Hold'em the base for video poker?ANSWER: The short answer is that five-card draw has resonated with video players and Hold'em has not...read more
 
Articles by John  Robison
Articles by John Robison

Ask the Slot Expert: Should I play multi-hand video poker?

19 September 2018
Question: Single play or multiple on video poker? I usually play 9/6 DDB or 8/5 DB at $0.25 ($1.25 per hand). I haven't played any multiple play, but wonder if it is worth it to start. Where can I find out more info and what I'm looking for in a pay table to be equivalent to 98% payback or higher? Would it be worth it to play $0.10 multiples in video poker, and what paytable is best? Answer: The best things about plain, old multi-hand video poker are that it requires no strategy changes from the single-hand game and you can use the tables that give the long-term paybacks and strategies for video poker paytables to know the long-term payback of the paytables on the machine you're considering playing...read more
 
Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank Scoblete

The Quotable Captain: Empty pockets

18 September 2018
(The late Captain was my mentor in gambling. I’ve written six books about him. This series contains some of his quotes, ideas and advice. This particular piece is the story of my fall and rise as an advantage player.)The Captain: “There they are with empty pockets.” — from the book I Am a Card Counter: Inside the World of Advantage-Play Blackjack (2014)I was 40 years old...read more
 
Articles by Dan  Ippolito
Articles by Dan Ippolito

Top 10 poker movie scenes

17 September 2018
Last week, Rounders celebrated its 20th anniversary. While the cult classic movie starring Matt Damon, Edward Norton and John Malkovich is widely recognized as the best and most influential poker movie of all time, there are many others out there, and most of them feature scenes with memorable poker hands...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

More on slots

16 September 2018
The most-played games in American casinos are slot machines, and the most-played slot machines are the penny games.Naturally enough, questions about slots are high in the mix of e-mail I receive from readers. Let's try to answer a couple that have come in recently."What if there was an obstruction on a slot reel and the same symbol was stuck in place? If it was a multiplier symbol that multiplies all winning combinations, I think you'd want to stick around as long as it was stuck, right? What if it was just a single bar? Would you still want to stay?" If a symbol were stuck in place, there would be many combinations that seemed to be winners on which there would be no payoff...read more
 
Articles by John  Marchel

Card counting drills

15 September 2018
One of the things a card counting blackjack player needs to be skilled at is keeping up with a fast dealer. Occasionally, a player will run across a dealer who thinks it's important to move the game along at a very rapid pace, regardless of how it affects the players at the table.A skilled advantage player should like this type of play...read more
 
Articles by Dan  Ippolito
Articles by Dan Ippolito

Casino City’s Friday Five: Sportsbooks and casinos edition

14 September 2018
The NFL is back — and it couldn’t have come at a better time, with all of the new sportsbooks opening across the U.S. More than 30 new sportsbooks have opened across the U.S. since a Supreme Court ruling abolished PASPA back in May, but they are not the only hot topic in the world of gambling...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Where does the blackjack edge begin?

13 September 2018
QUESTION: At what point does the house edge in blackjack kick in?I recall reading that a casino would never allow a person to make a one-time bet of a million because the house edge would not factor into a single transaction.So the issue then is at what point does the edge kick in...read more

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