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24 April 2014A couple of months ago, I responded to reader requests for information about social media slot games such as Playtika’s Slotomania, WMS Gaming’s Jackpot Party Casino and IGT’s Double Down Casino. The games, I explained, did not have to meet the stringent regulatory requirements as games played for ...read more
23 April 2014We just filed our taxes with the help of our "tax guy" and got a rude awakening about our gambling deductions. My wife and I had an exceptional year, winning over $15,000 in cash and prizes in drawings, but our actual gambling was not successful at all, losing about that much...read more
22 April 2014DO know ahead of time how much money you are giving yourself to play with during your session. This is called a “session stake.”DON’T lose more than your session stake in any one session. Money management is the key to keeping your losses in check.DO get credit at the casinos so that you do not hav...read more
21 April 2014Last week, I wrote a top-10 column denouncing the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa's lawsuit claiming Phil Ivey cheated to win $9.6 million at the baccarat tables.I tweeted out a link to the colum...read more
20 April 2014QUESTION: I have been enjoying video poker slot machines in Atlantic City lately andI understand how I should examine the payout table before choosing a machine.I just don't know which numbers are the desirable ones.On Jacks-or-Better I look for 6-for-1 for a flush, 9-for-1 for full house and25-for-1 for four-of-a-kind...read more
19 April 2014Hi Jerry,I'm sure you've simulated most every popular system out there. If you had a max bankroll of $2000, what craps system or strategy would you recommend playing?I've simulated playing a don't pass bet with odds along with a don't come bet, with a positive outcome...read more
17 April 2014Sometimes little things make a big impact on how you day in the casino goes. That’s why for many years I’ve been compiling short tips on how to get the most out of what the casino offers.It’s been a few months since my last list, so for this time here are half a dozen short tips.My e-mail brought a question from a blackjack player...read more
16 April 2014Can you explain how the following scenario happened? I'm a Silver cardholder at a local casino. I play slots most of the time. After losing a bit, I decided to switch machines and go to the second floor, where the points earned when you play are doubled...read more
15 April 2014FROM DAVE: One casino was giving us coupons for table game play. They were the same amount ($10, $15, or $20 value). There was no restriction on only using one at a time. We would use them on roulette.We put one on red and one on black. We would also put a nickel bet split across 0 and 00...read more
14 April 2014Last week we learned that the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa is suing Phil Ivey for $9.6 million, the amount he won from the casino playing baccarat in 2012. Unfortunately, many journalists (or at the very least, headline writers) have characterized Ivey's play as "cheating."For a detailed explanatio...read more