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Ask the Slot Expert: Readers' comments about reopening casinos

27 May 2020
Here are some of your comments about reopening casinos. Question: I really don't care what kind of regulations they come up with, just get it together so they can open. I have a reservation to the Nugget in Biloxi in June, so hoping that will be open by then. The reality of the situation is the mask really don't do what every body thinks they do. ... (read more)
 

Ask the Slot Expert: Some Las Vegas casinos announce reopening plans

20 May 2020
A date to reopen casinos in Las Vegas isn't on the calendar yet (possibly Memorial Day or early June), but some casinos have announced the measures they will take to ensure the safety of their employees and customers. At least 52 casinos around the country, in addition, have already reopened. It makes sense to me that Strip casinos would be very slow to reopen. ... (read more)
 

Ask the Slot Expert: What do you think will be different when casinos reopen?

13 May 2020
Are you freaked out because you still can't get Clorox or another brand of wipes? Many products are effective against SARS-CoV-2, the name of the virus that causes the Covid-19 disease. The EPA has compiled List N: Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2. According to text on the site, all of the products ... (read more)
 

Ask the Slot Expert: Is there a strategy to win more than you lose in a casino?

6 May 2020
Question: Hola.. quisiera saber si existe alguna estrategia funcional para ganar mas de lo que se pierde en un casino ... desde ya muchas gracias. Answer: Hola. Forgive me. I don't speak Spanish. I'll have to rely on Google Translate and hope that the translation is close. Hello.. I would like to know if there is any functional strategy to win more than what is lost in a casino ... ... (read more)
 

Ask the Slot Expert: Do I have better odds on a Reel Power slot?

29 April 2020
Question: Do I have better odds on a Reel Power slot? Answer: I really like Reel Power, Reel Ways, and whatever trademarked moniker a manufacturer uses to name this concept. Instead of having a limited number of paylines, each symbol on a reel participates in a payline with every other symbol on every other reel. ... (read more)
 

Ask the Slot Expert: Does shutting down a machine affect its royal cycle?

22 April 2020
A member of a video poker message board recently asked if shutting down video poker machines would affect their royal flush cycles. Is a fresh cycle started when a machine is turned back on or will the machine pick up where it left off? Many people responded by saying that there aren't really cycles in a video poker machine. ... (read more)
 

Ask the Slot Expert: Finding a casino's payback percentage

15 April 2020
Question: How can I find out what a particular casino's payout percentage is? I won't mention its name, but it is on the Idaho-Nevada border, and they have taken a lot of my money, and others that I am aware of. I would recommend avoiding them like the plague. Answer: As the realtors say, it's all about location, location, location. ... (read more)
 

Ask the Slot Expert: Covid-19 and players clubs

8 April 2020
Question: My husband and I are both "Diamond" status players at Harrah's (we go to Atlantic City, Las Vegas, Biloxi and N.O.). Because we are not able to gamble because of the virus and are losing time to play to get the numbers required to maintain our status, is Harrah's/Caesars going to give us anything to help us in this regard? Answer: Absolutely. ... (read more)
 

Ask the Slot Expert: Closed casino redeems reader's slot tickets

1 April 2020
Question: My wife and I were camping at the casino in Anacortes, Washington. On Wednesday we checked with the casino customer service desk about the possibility of their closing the casino. They didn’t know. Well, at 2 am on Thursday they shut down the hotel and casino. That left my wife with a $300 slot ticket and me with a $50 slot ticket. ... (read more)

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John Robison
John Robison is an expert on slot machines and how to play them. John is a slot and video poker columnist and has written for many of gaming’s leading publications. He holds a master's degree in computer science from the prestigious Stevens Institute of Technology.

You may hear John give his slot and video poker tips live on The Good Times Show, hosted by Rudi Schiffer and Mike Schiffer, which is broadcast from Memphis on KXIQ 1180AM Friday afternoon from from 2PM to 5PM Central Time. John is on the show from 4:30 to 5. You can listen to archives of the show on the web anytime.

Books by John Robison:

The Slot Expert's Guide to Playing Slots
John Robison
John Robison is an expert on slot machines and how to play them. John is a slot and video poker columnist and has written for many of gaming’s leading publications. He holds a master's degree in computer science from the prestigious Stevens Institute of Technology.

You may hear John give his slot and video poker tips live on The Good Times Show, hosted by Rudi Schiffer and Mike Schiffer, which is broadcast from Memphis on KXIQ 1180AM Friday afternoon from from 2PM to 5PM Central Time. John is on the show from 4:30 to 5. You can listen to archives of the show on the web anytime.

Books by John Robison:

The Slot Expert's Guide to Playing Slots