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Articles by Jerry  Stickman
Articles by Jerry Stickman

Face-Up Pai Gow Poker

10 October 2020
Many casino gamblers enjoy playing Pai Gow Poker. It is a relaxed, slow-playing game with a lot of “pushes” where neither the house or player wins or loses. Because of this, there is a relatively low player loss rate.The traditional game of Pai Gow poker is played with one deck of 53 cards – the normal four suits of 13 cards each and one more
Articles by Dan  Ippolito
Articles by Dan Ippolito

Casino City’s Friday Five: Las Vegas adjusting edition

9 October 2020
Sin City is starting to get its old look back with casinos and resorts reopening to the public, including Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino welcoming back guests yesterday for the first time since closing in March. These properties are open but have had to make some serious changes in order to abide by the state’s policies and more
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Electronic Blackjack

8 October 2020
Blackjack Bob doesn’t usually have random number generators on is mind. Almost all of his playing time is spent at live blackjack tables, though he has dabbled in online slots during the healthcare crisis.Nonetheless, when I contacted him in mid-September, he wanted to talk RNG.“I finally went back to play,” he told more
Articles by John  Robison
Articles by John Robison

Ask the Slot Expert: Do you always have a chance at the biggest prize in a picking bonus?

6 October 2020
Question: When the feature [bonus picks] is activated in some games, choices appear for the player. The three of the same kind, say free spins, regularly is what he or she gets. Question, on those screens where the possibilities include mini, major, etc., jackpots, it seems that often what results is the smaller or smallest. Does the grand or biggest prize worth thousands of dollars ALWAYS appear under the cover or is always available for the lucky customer to find? Keep up the great work and advice! Answer: Thanks. A timely more
Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank Scoblete

Slow Down

6 October 2020
Craps is a fast game or, rather, it is a game that looks fast because so much seems to be going on between the rolls of the dice. Just look around a craps table and note how many people are playing and how many bets are being wagered by the group and by different individuals; it is a lot.Still, in my opinion wise craps play follows a simple dictate – don’t make many bets because each bet you make allows the house edge to eat away at your more
Articles by Dan  Ippolito
Articles by Dan Ippolito

Top 10 new online slot games for fall 2020

5 October 2020
As land-based casinos in the U.S. continue to resume operations and bring back additional amenities, we can’t overlook the success online casinos have enjoyed during the COVID-19 closures of brick and mortar casinos. As we recognize the massive numbers online casinos brought in during those months, let’s a look at some of the newer and most popular online slot games that have been introduced in recent more
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Blackjack the Hard Way

4 October 2020
QUESTION: I thought it was funny when you wrote about the blackjack dealer who was pitching the cards so hard they were flying off the table. I’ve had that happen, though where I live you don’t see a lot of single-deck and double-deck pitch games.What I do see sometimes in six-deck, face up games are dealers who go so fast I can’t keep up with more
Articles by John  Marchel

Pay Your Taxes

3 October 2020
If you are a gambler, your government wants to hear from you.As with your earnings from a regular job, you must also declare all winnings from gambling regardless of the amount. You need to have accurate records of your losses or you could be dealing yourself a real problem.If you want to deduct your gambling losses, you can only claim them to the extent of your more
Articles by Dan  Ippolito
Articles by Dan Ippolito

Casino City’s Friday Five: More Las Vegas casino reopenings edition

2 October 2020
Life in Las Vegas may not be the same as what we are accustomed to but it is inching its way back to a sense of normalcy. The first step to getting back on track is reopening the properties and MGM has completed the reopening of all U.S. more
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Trade and Place Video Poker

1 October 2020
A couple of years ago, I wrote about Multi-Draw Poker, a video poker game developed by Tim Nottke for Realize Gaming LLC.The game was a niche success, Nottke is back with a new creation, Trade N’ Place Poker, and you can check out a demo version at N’ Place isn’t the five-card draw that you find in nearly all video poker more

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