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Articles by John  Marchel

Craps is a simple game

23 June 2018
Craps is one of the most exciting games to play at a casino, and it can also be a simple game with simple bets. In fact, the simple bets at craps offer some of the best odds for the players in the casino.The more complex bets, on the other hand, give the house a much larger advantage.An important item to know about with this game is there are some very specific procedures to more
Articles by Dan  Ippolito
Articles by Dan Ippolito

Casino City’s Friday Five: First week of summer edition

22 June 2018
It’s finally summer and the warm weather is upon us here at Casino City world headquarters in Boston. The World Cup has entered the second round of the group stage, but there was a lot of other news to get to this week. We had a wide variety of developments, including more World Series of Poker, jackpot winners and new casino more
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Multi-line video poker and legal sports betting

21 June 2018
QUESTION: There's been a big change in video slots that really bothers me. You don't get to choose the number of paylines you play anymore. At least you can't on a lot of the games. They're set up so you have to play all the lines.I like it when I can choose the number of lines, and I like to play just one more
Articles by John  Robison
Articles by John Robison

Ask the Slot Expert: Another way to check free play left on a slot machine

20 June 2018
Question: I'm tired of all the grief that smokers receive. I smoke and I try to be courteous to others. What is aggravating is when I am already smoking and someone sits down next to me or close and then starts fake coughing and waving their hands or the people that remove all the ashtrays in a smoking more
Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank Scoblete

The one-bet rule at slots

19 June 2018
FROM JUNE: I have enjoyed your columns and books but I do have a serious question. You seem to be the only gambling writer who says to make only one credit bets on slot machines; in old terminology, you eschew full coin. All the other writers always say play full coin to be able to get the increased percentage win on the jackpot.Why have you switched your advice and gone against the norm?FRANK RESPONDS: I know my one-bet advice at first seems radical but overall it is the best way to play games where you don’t have an more
Articles by Tadas  Peckaitis
Articles by Tadas Peckaitis

Top 10 tips for playing rebuy and freezeout poker tournaments

18 June 2018
Poker chips and royal flush (photo by History Channel)You can find many advanced poker training options online and learn any game that you want. However, very few sites touch on the differences between freezeout and rebuy tournaments, so today I want to concentrate precisely on that.So, no matter if you are playing live poker games or multi-table tournaments (MMTs) online, understanding these differences and adjusting your strategy accordingly will help you reach better more
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Is Jacks or Better better?

17 June 2018
When I walk through video poker areas in casinos, the game I see played most is Double Double Bonus Poker.Typically, there will be a few Deuces Wild players, a few on the extremely volatile Triple Double Bonus Poker and some on Bonus Poker Deluxe or Double Bonus Poker.It's almost become a surprise to find anyone playing Jacks or Better, the game that was a runaway hit in the early 1980s and sparked video poker's more
Articles by Eric   Rosenthal
Articles by Eric  Rosenthal

Does true loyalty pay?

16 June 2018
Casinos offer players clubs in order to create brand loyalty and keep gamblers coming back to the same casino or casinos within the same network. They create perks and benefits as one ascends through the ranks of their tier-based programs. Many gamblers feel a sense of loyalty because of this treatment or enhanced experience, but it is only one part of the equation.Casino marketing departments use the term “reinvestment” to describe the comps and offers that will be provided to players in order to bring them back after they’ve been away for a certain more
Articles by Dan  Ippolito
Articles by Dan Ippolito

Casino City’s Friday Five: Week of openings edition

15 June 2018
What a busy week we've had. The World Cup began play on Thursday, there's more big news on sports gambling and a Las Vegas casino opened new features. All this comes on top of the World Series of Poker, which had two big names end up back in the win column this more
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

That winning combination

14 June 2018
QUESTION: You recently wrote that on lottery scratch-off games, the odds change as tickets are sold. If all the big winners are gone, later players have no chance at the jackpot.You further said that slot machines are different, and that the awarding of a jackpot doesn't eliminate it as a more

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