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2 September 2014FROM BOB: Love your columns. Here’s one for you: my wife was playing $10 Three Card Poker. The table was full. The woman to the right of my wife went to the bathroom and her husband saved her seat. The very next hand, the player on my wife’s left got a royal flush.All at the table concluded that the royal WOULD HAVE BEEN my wife’s had the player not left for the bathroom...read more
31 August 2014QUESTION: Playing video poker the other night, I noticed something. One, the guy on my left was playing VERY fast. It seemed like by the time I made a draw, he was three hands down the road. Is there any advantage to that? How fast can you play?ANSWER: Fast play is to the advantage of whoever has the mathematical edge on the game...read more
30 August 2014At last count there were at least 140 cruise ships around the world offering casino gambling. The cruise ship industry uses casino gaming as an added amenity for their customers, but casinos are not designed as the primary reason for a cruise.Although shipboard casinos are similar to land-based ones, there are differences...read more
28 August 2014With the Labor Day weekend upon us in the U.S., I thought it would be nice to honor the casino workers who make trips to Las Vegas, Foxwoods, Atlantic City and all of our other casinos special.These people work hard to make our trips to the casinos -- and the hotels many of them are attached to -- an enjoyable experience...read more
28 August 2014Casino players have gotten used to mergers bringing former fierce competitors under the same corporate umbrella. Caesars, Harrah’s and Bally’s all live happily under the Caesars Entertainment umbrella nowadays.When game manufacturers start merging, it’s not as immediately noticeable to the gambling public...read more
27 August 2014I am currently in Cripple Creek Colorado. I was in Johnny Nolon's Casino a few hours ago. They had a 25-cent video poker machine that had a payout for a sequential royal. The current value for the sequential royal was $12,994.57. I looked at the pay table but I didn't write it down so I am not sure what the percentage was...read more
26 August 2014FROM JIM: I am writing you to tell you about my experience using the Captain’s doey-don't 5-Count Supersystem. I have been reading and studying this system for about a month now. I have read your book many times, purchased a craps simulator for my computer, and I have been watching them play at my local casino...read more
Articles by Dan Podheiser
25 August 2014The NFL is back! The NFL is back! The NFL is back!Okay, so as of the time I'm writing this column, we still have another 10 days until the 2014 National Football League season *officially* begins. But damn it, I'm just too freakin' excited.The NFL is back!If you enjoy betting on sports, the NFL provides a smorgasbord of wagering opportunities every single week for 17 straight weeks...read more
24 August 2014QUESTION: I like to double up every once in a while in video poker. Some casino properties turn on this mode for players, others do not even offer the option.So, when I hit “double up,” five cards come up, with the first card turn right side up as the dealer’s card...read more
23 August 2014Dear Stickman,I visit Las Vegas for about 14-20 days out of the year. After reading so many articles stating that video slots are undoubtedly the best slots to play, I took the advice and played video poker, intently, about 2 years ago, for the first time.I convinced my friend to do the same, and ...read more