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18 December 2014Learning basic strategy is worth your time and effort if you’re going to play very much blackjack. An average player faces a house edge of roughly 2 percent, while a basic strategy player cuts that edge to roughly half a percent in a six-deck game – a few tenths more or less depending on how genero...read more
17 December 2014Just wanted to say thanks for “fighting the good fight” against the slot machine conspiracy theorists out there. I’ve been doing it myself for over 20 years. I love reading your stuff. Warren Davidson Director of Slots Coushatta Casino Resort Thanks for the support, Warren. He's referring ...read more
16 December 2014Gambling writers such as me (meaning writers who gamble and who also write about gambling) tend to give their money management advice as if it were manna from heaven. It isn’t. It’s merely an opinion usually derived over the years --- years when you learn what can and can’t be done when playing gam...read more
15 December 2014It's the most wonderful time of the year. No, not because Santa is making his final preparations to invade your home and trade decoratively wrapped gifts for a few sugar cookies. It's the best time of year because offices around the world are holding their annual office holiday parties.There's something about seeing all of your colleagues outside of the confines of work that changes the way people behave...read more
14 December 2014QUESTION: A blackjack expert wrote a blog a couple years ago in which he said a perfect basic strategy player had an edge by playing for comps. He wrote that the casino figures an edge of two percent against a typical player. But an expert at basic strategy faces a much lower casino edge-even in th...read more
13 December 2014Years ago “full pay” video poker games were readily available. Machines paying back 99.5 percent to more than 100 percent were available in almost all casinos. With the corporate takeover of casinos and corporate accountants trying to extract as much profit as possible from gamblers, sadly, “full pay” games are an endangered species.Any player who is serious about video poker knows to look for the full pay schedules...read more
11 December 2014Ties between video slots and video entertainment games are becoming stronger, and we’ve seen slots based on arcade classics such as IGT’s Centipede, under license from Atari, and online favorites such as GTECH’s Plants vs. Zombies, under license from Pop Cap Games.Now Konami Gaming is finding inspiration from its corporate family with Neo Contra...read more
10 December 2014Your "rabbit hole" writer is a casino owner's dream. The "standard deviation from the norm" will break the statistical atheist every time. In 10,000 trials, you expect a run of the same outcome. Unless you are a gambler. I can get a run of 17 reds, and make a killing, unless I'm betting black...read more
9 December 2014Let’s have done with the sarcastic response first. Question: “What are the biggest mistakes of slot play?” Sarcastic answer: “Number one is playing the slots! Yuck, yuck, yuck.” So much for that.In truth, the biggest mistakes of slot play have nothing to do with playing slots...read more
8 December 2014The holiday season is fast approaching, and if you haven't already finished your shopping list, it's time to get to work. If you have any loved ones in your life who enjoy gambling, here's a list of gift ideas that might bring a smile to their face, and in some cases may help them win (or more likely, lose a little less) on their next trip to the casino.10...read more