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25 February 2017Savvy players like Video Poker because of its low house edge. With some games the edge can actually be in the player’s favor. By including slot club bonus points, even a slightly negative game can become positive.At one time (it now seems like the distant past), when the concept of player’s club points was fairly new, all video poker and slot machine play was given equal points per dollar played...read more
24 February 2017No cheering in the press box.It's one of the first rules a young journalist learns, and the figurative and literal meaning is vitally important. You should never root for — or against, for that matter — the people or teams you are covering.Last week, however, we had a rare exception here at Casino City...read more
23 February 2017Kara Scott, official 888poker brand ambassador. Kara Scott is one of our favorite poker personalities here at Casino City, so we were thrilled to hear that she's hosting a new show, 888poker News. The new show will air once a month online and, as you might have guessed from the title, is sponsored by 888 Poker, where Scott is a brand ambassador...read more
23 February 2017QUESTION: You never write about Caribbean Stud anymore. Why is that? Also, can you give a strategy for when to bet and when to fold? I mainly play blackjack, but as a second game I like Caribbean Stud when I can find it.ANSWER: Your last phrase, “when I can find it,” is the main reason I rarely write about Caribbean Stud...read more
22 February 2017Question: I recently was dealt a royal flush. What are the odds of being dealt a royal flush? Answer: Congratulations. All royals are great, but dealt royals are special because they happen so rarely. I was lucky enough to be dealt a royal twice last year, an occurrence I doubt will ever happen again. To find the odds of being dealt a royal, we have to find two numbers: the number of ways to make a royal and the number of ways to deal a five-card poker hand...read more
21 February 2017Everything in life is a gamble. Whether it’s crossing the street, deciding what to eat, whom to date, whom to marry, flying in a plane, taking a shower, just sitting in your living room; all of these activities could end in happiness, misery and perhaps death...read more
20 February 2017President Donald Trump (photo by Gage Skidmore)It's President's Day here in the U.S., and while we've certainly had our fair share of presidents who gamble — as I wrote about last year — for the first time in history, we have a president whose gambling experience comes from the operator side...read more
19 February 2017Many of the stories I relay from other players come from conversations at blackjack tables. There’s time to talk while cards are being dealt or shuffled, and while some players would rather not be bothered, many like to do little socializing.Sometimes, the social experience turns sour...read more
18 February 2017In the game of blackjack, there are about 340 different dealer-player card combinations that can be received during any round of play. Using the system commonly called “basic strategy” will tell you the correct play for every hand seen.It will take anywhere from eight to 12 hours to memorize all those 340 combinations...read more
16 February 2017Question: I play the Progressive Joker Poker machines in Harrah's AC. I am wondering what the odds are of getting five-of-a-kind. Answer: You can expect to hit a five-of-a-kind about once every 11,000 hands, on the average on Joker Poker...read more