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Articles by Dan  Ippolito
Articles by Dan Ippolito

Sports betting approved for four New York casinos

29 January 2019
On Tuesday, the New York State Gaming Commission approved several sports betting regulations that will allow four casinos in upstate New York to build sportsbooks and offer sports wagering, possibly as soon as this spring.New York Governor Andrew Cuomo proclaimed he was ready for this action during his State of the State address on 15 January...read more
 
Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank Scoblete

The internal clock

29 January 2019
Bear with me here.My normal day goes something like this: I wake up between four and five o’clock in the morning. After my toiletries I make a half-cup of coffee and then I head for my computer.I answer e-mails for about an hour, occasionally go to Facebook for about 10 minutes, say good morning to my wife, the Beautiful AP, who is busy cleaning the birds’ cages (she is in charge of our two birds, I am in charge of the fish – well, I actually pay someone to be in charge of the fish, as I just enjoy looking at them)...read more
 
Articles by Gary  Trask
Articles by Gary Trask

Top 10 Super Bowl prop bets and tips

28 January 2019
After the massive William "Refrigerator" Perry bowled into the end zone from the one-yard line way back in 1986, the way we bet on the Super Bowl changed forever.Explaining why The Refrigerator & Ditka are responsible for the #SuperBowl Prop Bet craze: https://t.co/2gYWPTOT6I pic.twitter.com/V2PPYtx0rS— Gary Trask (@casinocityGT) February 1, 2016Yep, that's right...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Are table games forever?

27 January 2019
Slot machines come and go so rapidly that virtually every player has a list of old favorites that now are absent from casino floors.Table games turnover is much slower. Once a game has established itself as a player favorite, it’s usually in for a good long run...read more
 
Articles by Jerry  Stickman
Articles by Jerry Stickman

More on come vs. place bets

26 January 2019
Jerry,I’ve always played craps betting on the pass line with full odds and three numbers using the come, also taking full odds. On a recent visit to Las Vegas, a stickman suggested I try not playing the come but just placing the same amount of money bet on each of three numbers when they were thrown, as if I had three come bets.He pointed out the payoff on the 5, 6, 8 and 9 would be the same and it would be even better on the 4 and 10...read more
 
Articles by Dan  Ippolito
Articles by Dan Ippolito

Casino City’s Friday Five: Poker and sportsbook edition

25 January 2019
Super Bowl LIII is set and it is only fitting that another U.S. sportsbook was unveiled to the public just two weeks before kickoff. That wasn’t the only big news story over that last seven days as we also have a massive jackpot, a historic poker prize pool, a chance to win a trip to the Caribbean, and a newly crowned poker champion.Let’s start with the jackpot:5...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

The rude dealer

24 January 2019
QUESTION: I had a blackjack dealer rooting against me, which was kind of weird. Actually, she was rooting against the whole table.When she rotated onto our table, she took cards out of the shuffler and said, “Let’s lose some money!” A couple of guys said, “Yeah!” but the rest of us looked at her funny...read more
 
Articles by John  Robison
Articles by John Robison

Ask the Slot Expert: Dine-in only dining credits

23 January 2019
Every casino promotion and benefit is designed to get you to go to the casino. Some go a step further and are designed to get you to stay in the casino longer, the theory being that the longer you stay in the casino, the more you'll play. I have a small problem with one benefit that is designed to get you to stay in the casino — dine-in only dining credits...read more
 
Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank Scoblete

When to quit playing

22 January 2019
When to quitLast week I showed how the cliché of “quit when you’re ahead” really wasn’t and isn’t the be-all and end-all of knowing when to call it a session or a day or a trip. People who get ahead on the very first decision aren’t going to leave the casino.So when should we quit play? Is there a true and ready formula for doing so? No, not really...read more
 
Articles by Tadas  Peckaitis
Articles by Tadas Peckaitis

Top 10 signs a poker player is ready for higher limit tables

21 January 2019
Playing poker is largely about pushing the envelope and playing as high as you possibly can to maximize your win rate. You always want to move on to the next limit as soon as you can, because that is the best way to ensure you're making the most money possible.However, taking on higher limits doesn't come without inherent risks...read more

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