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Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank Scoblete

Betting the Battle of the Birds

30 October 2018
You tell me: Who is going to win this battle?We have two birds, Augustus, a Quaker parrot of about 22 years, and Mister Squeaky, a Green-Cheeked Conure of about six years. Mister Squeaky was named by his original owners and I have often dropped the Mister more
Articles by Gary  Trask
Articles by Gary Trask

Top 10 ways to visit Las Vegas on the cheap

29 October 2018
A staggering 42 million people visit Las Vegas each year, according to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.While the LVCVA doesn't have official numbers on this, my best guess is that a large majority of those that come to Sin City for business or pleasure (or both!) aren't "whales" or "high rollers" and need to be mindful of their expenses, whether it be airfare, hotel, spending money or gambling bankroll.This column is for those people.Now, don’t get me more
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Beating the house

28 October 2018
Wherever there are casinos, there are people looking for ways to beat the games.Mostly it's to no avail, and some attempts to swing the odds can even lead to larger losses. Still, you can't blame a player for trying.One who thought she had come up with something was Alysha, and her thought on beating the house is one of those that can lead to large losses.Alysha is a video slot player who noticed that she could stop the reels on some games instead of letting them spin to the end."The first time I tried it, I got a bonus," she more
Articles by John  Marchel

'No-bust' blackjack

27 October 2018
Many blackjack players have learned a strategy called “no-bust.”The idea is if a player has a busting hand, 12 through 16, they should always stay and hope the dealer will bust. The player will win the hand if the dealer hits and busts, mainly because the player is still in the game.These players also will not hit even when the dealer has a strong hand, seven through more
Articles by Dan  Ippolito
Articles by Dan Ippolito

Casino City’s Friday Five: VR edition

26 October 2018
A lot happened this week in the gaming industry. We have three jackpots to cover, along with a new event venue in Las Vegas, William Hill partnering with a professional sports team, and the introduction of a VR slot game.Let’s begin with a few more
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Back-to-back wins and different colored cards

25 October 2018
QUESTION: I read your column with players' stories about winning back to back, even if the jackpots were small, and I wondered if my story qualified.I still like Super Jackpot Party after all these years. The casino I usually go to still has two of them on pennies, and they're the first games I look for.It felt like I'd been playing a long time without getting the more
Articles by John  Robison
Articles by John Robison

Ask the Slot Expert: Raising the W-2G limit

24 October 2018
Question: As you may or may not know, voters in Florida will be asked to approve or disapprove Amendment 3: Voter Control of Gambling in Florida next month. If passed, voters shall have the exclusive right to decide whether or not to authorize casino more
Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank Scoblete

The Quotable Captain: 39 steps (Part II)

23 October 2018
(The late Captain was my mentor in gambling. I’ve written six books about him. This series contains some of his quotes, ideas and advice. This particular article concerns how the Captain lists the most important aspects of behavior at the tables.)The Captain: The Captain gave me 39 rules to follow at the more
Articles by Dan  Ippolito
Articles by Dan Ippolito

Top 10 fun facts about Bellagio

22 October 2018
Bellagio, located on the Strip in Las Vegas, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this month. The casino opened on 15 October 1998 and is one of the most iconic venues in Las Vegas.To help commemorate the anniversary, here are 10 fun facts about the resort-casino, which is owned and operated by MGM more
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Multiple bets at roulette

21 October 2018
I've often written that betting combinations of roulette numbers can increase your frequency of wins, but it can't reduce the house edge.With multiple bets on the table, individual wins are reduced by the amounts of your other bets. In the end, the house keeps the same percentage as if you'd stayed with one bet.That doesn't stop readers from sending me combinations they think are somehow different than they more

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