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Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank Scoblete

Hidden dangers and hidden pleasures

12 September 2017
There is math galore in casino games. The mathematics is the reason why and how casinos have the edge over the players. There are money management systems galore too – just about all players manage their money in some way or other, even if it is just to throw it away.But there are hidden dangers in casino games – germane hidden dangers at that; and there are hidden pleasures as more
Articles by Abby  Messick
Articles by Abby Messick

Top 10 casino openings, expansions and renovations

11 September 2017
The Parq Vancouver will open later in the month. In the world of renovations, openings and expansions, there's no pause button. That's why we're bringing you the latest and greatest new developments.This week we have properties breaking records, new food additions, updates on the NHL team that's coming to Las Vegas and news from more
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

The search for the perfect roulette system

10 September 2017
The first time I ever played roulette, I kept it simple. It was a $5 minimum table, and I did nothing but bet $5 on red or $5 on black for the hour or so I played.I was alone in my one-bet method. Everyone else at the full table was spreading chips all over the layout, looking for that perfect combination.That search is both eternal and more
Articles by Henry  Tamburin
Articles by Henry Tamburin

100x odds at craps: great deal or not?

9 September 2017
One of the marketing ploys used by some casino managers is to implement 100-times odds in craps. They’ll usually promote it in billboards, TV and radio commercials, in the casinos, and in print and advertising promotions to their loyal more
Articles by Abby  Messick
Articles by Abby Messick

Casino City's Friday Five: Billions of dollars edition

8 September 2017
The Parq Vancouver. It's that time of week again, and we've got it all – compacts, debuts and (our personal favorite) multimillion-dollar jackpots.1. California ratifies compact with Wilton Rancheria TribeEarly this week, the California State Assembly and California State Senate ratified a tribal-state gaming compact with the Wilton Rancheria more
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Progression betting

7 September 2017
QUESTION: I know you don’t like the double-up systems where you keep doubling your bet after losses until you win. What if you do the opposite, and keep doubling wins? Isn’t betting more when you’re playing with house money the way to go?ANSWER: I never look at it as playing with house more
Articles by John  Robison
Articles by John Robison

Ask the Slot Expert: Do multiple denomination machines have different RNGs for each denomination?

6 September 2017
Question: Several machines have optional denominations from 25 cents to $2. Do all these denominations use the same RNG or do they change depending on the denomination chosen? Answer: I've received multiple answers to this question. Some people say that switching denomination causes a new game program, including RNG, to be more
Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank Scoblete

Home or away

5 September 2017
Do you enjoy going to a casino-hotel for a couple of days or for a vacation? Or do you prefer to drive (or walk) to a local casino and return home after your session is finished? And what about playing on the internet? Are you a fan of sitting in your own home and gambling on the games?JIM: I don’t want to drive to and from a casino on the same more
Articles by Gary  Trask
Articles by Gary Trask

Top 10 football bets for the 2017 season

4 September 2017
Labor Day Weekend annually marks the unofficial end to summer. And for those of us in four-season climates, that means no more trips to the beach, the continuous run of weekend cookouts is almost over, and it's getting dark earlier and earlier with each passing day.All of the above can be a bit depressing.But for people like yours truly, there is always a bright side to the realization that summer is quickly fading more
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Learning those soft hands at blackjack

3 September 2017
My old blackjack-playing friend Bob has a son named Mike who is more or less a chip off the old block – enough so that he’s working on basic strategy for when to double down on soft hands.“The big things, like when to hit, stand, split and double on hard hands, I have down pat,” Mike told me when the three of us met for more

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