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28 July 2015FROM SNAZZIE: I love your column. I agree with you that charting dice is a losing system. I have seen times when a dice table is "cold." That is when I am betting the pass line with odds and those seven-outs will happen all too frequently.There may be eight or nine players at a table and no player will make a point...read more
27 July 2015Last week, I took a five-day, four-night bicycle trip around Massachusetts and New Hampshire. On three of those nights, I stayed at friends' houses and played in their home poker games.It might sound like a strange idea to a lot of people, but for about a decade, I've dreamed about taking a cross-country bike trip and playing in home poker games along the way...read more
26 July 2015QUESTION: I can usually get a royal flush every 30 days. Can I be a professional player? I play video poker every day.ANSWER: How often you get royal flushes gives me nowhere near enough information about how good a player you are, but I’ll get back to that in a minute.Playing video poker professionally takes not only skill, knowledge, discipline and the right temperament, it takes an enormous bankroll...read more
25 July 2015Hi Stickman,Is the house edge on 44 inside at craps calculated as follows?18 ways to win $14 - 6 ways to lose $44 divided by 24 (number of possible decisions) x $44? I got (252-264)/1056 = 1.14 percent. Most writers claim this is a bad bet to make but it is better than betting just the 6 or 8, so w...read more
24 July 2015Dear Mark: In your recent article you told a reader that “there is no magic switch that's flipped from some secret location” to get more dough out of people. My question is this. Here in Reno, casinos talk and advertise about “we've loosened our slots,” or, we have “the loosest slots in town." Is t...read more
Articles by Dan Podheiser
24 July 2015The Affactive and Revenue Jet affiliate programs shut down Thursday, following the arrests of two owners of the online casino groups.The GPWA has confirmed the link between the closing of the programs and the arrests of the owners through conversations with Affactive affiliate managers...read more
23 July 2015Most of the questions I received about progressive video poker machines have to do with the break-even point. A reader will ask, “How big does the jackpot have to be to reach 100 percent payback?” And I can answer: The expected return with expert play reaches 100 percent with an 8,666-coin royal at...read more
22 July 2015Love your column. I have been reading all your articles since my first trip to Vegas back in 1998 and I have learned so much from you regarding slots. Keep up the good work. My query is two fold. I play the slots a lot at home in the U.K...read more
21 July 2015FROM FRED: I read your short article on blackjack today. I wanted to ask you if you are taking into consideration the multi-decks that casinos use today.I was not sure when you wrote this article, so if everybody at the table has pat 19s, 20s and blackjacks this round, the next few rounds are not likely to be very good for the players...read more
20 July 2015LAS VEGAS -- When Daniel Negreanu busted out of the World Series of Poker Main Event in 11th place, it felt like the air had been sucked out of the room. The fans in attendance had poured all their energy into supporting and rooting for the popular pro...read more