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Articles by John  Robison
Articles by John Robison

Ask the Slot Expert: One progressive for multiple video poker machines

5 June 2019
Question: We just returned from Laughlin, NV. We went to the Edgewater casino and played video poker at the bar. All the video poker games are tied to a single jackpot. I've never seen this before and wonder what kind of odds you are getting...read more
 
Articles by Dan  Ippolito
Articles by Dan Ippolito

Federal Judge says Wire Act only applies to sports betting

4 June 2019
Yesterday, a New Hampshire federal judge concluded in a 63-page ruling that the Wire Act applies only to sports betting, rejecting a 2018 opinion that expanded the 1961 federal gambling law to cover interstate online gambling.“I hereby declare that [the Wire Act] applies only to transmissions related to bets or wagers on a sporting event or contest,” stated U.S...read more
 
Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank Scoblete

What I've learned

4 June 2019
About the following: I didn’t jot down the statistics because this reflection happened after many years of experiencing casino gamblers in their element – the casinos. So my opinion might be off a little here or there. But I think I am right – or mostly right – since it’s been 30 years of seeing this loud and clear.Most casino gamblers do not want to change their approach to the games...read more
 
Articles by Dan  Ippolito
Articles by Dan Ippolito

Top 10 facts and figures about The Venetian Las Vegas

3 June 2019
Last month, The Venetian Las Vegas celebrated its 20th anniversary. With The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino a part of its complex, the total number of rooms is 7,117, making The Venetian the second-largest hotel in the world, according to World Atlas...read more
 
Articles by Dan  Ippolito
Articles by Dan Ippolito

Massive gambling expansion bill approved in Illinois

3 June 2019
Illinois is gearing up for sports betting and new casinos.Over the weekend, the House and Senate in the Prairie State passed Senate Bill 690, which now awaits a signature from Governor JB Pritzker. The bill will create six new casinos in Illinois in Waukegan, Rockford, Danville, South Suburbs, Williamson County and downtown Chicago, in addition to the 10 already existing...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

We all make mistakes

2 June 2019
As far as I know, we all make mistakes.Maybe there’s a blackjack player out there who always makes the correct strategy play, or, for card counters, adjustments with the count. But fatigue and distraction can lead the best of us into plays we wouldn’t normally make.A few months ago, I mentioned Bob, an experienced, solid player who misread his hand, played 8-6 as if it were 8, and drew unfriendly fire from the rest of the table.It happens...read more
 
Articles by John  Marchel

Don't get barred

1 June 2019
A highly skilled blackjack player must know how to avoid getting barred by casinos if they want to continue playing the game.There are a lot of skilled players who can’t play because they have been identified as card counters. In addition to knowing all the ins and outs of card counting, how to bet, and having the proper bankroll, a player must know how to keep from being barred.Once you have been marked as a counter at blackjack, you’ll have your picture taken along with a description of your play that will be sent to casinos all around the country...read more
 
Articles by Dan  Ippolito
Articles by Dan Ippolito

Casino City’s Friday Five: World Series of Poker kickoff edition

31 May 2019
The 50th edition of the World Series of Poker is underway, and we have our first bracelet winner. Also this week, we have a new sportsbook opening in Las Vegas, a jackpot winner, a new gaming experience in California, and online sports betting taking off in Pennsylvania.Let’s get going with the jackpot winner:5...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Streaks are real

30 May 2019
QUESTION: I don’t know how you can deny that streaks are real. When I win five hands in a row in blackjack, I’ve had a hot streak. When I lose five in a row, I’ve had a cold streak. Both of those things have happened to me lots of times.The same thing happens on the slot...read more
 
Articles by John  Robison
Articles by John Robison

Ask the Slot Expert: What is pay-to-meter for slot jackpots?

29 May 2019
Question: I just was reading last week's column about the large voucher at Pimlico. The whole story they tell sounds fishy to me. I think there's something in there that you weren't being told, and it was funny that they so quickly contacted you so that you could have a column out just four days after it allegedly happened. Nevertheless, there was one part of your answer that intrigued me more than the premise they presented you...read more

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