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Long sessions or short sessions at blackjack?

6 September 2018
QUESTION: I seem to do better at blackjack with short sessions and leaving the table when I'm four or five betting units ahead. I then move to another table. My friend tells all these sessions are not independent and the house advantage will still exist on a cumulative basis. Can you help? ANSWER: There's ... (read more)
 

What if dealers played basic strategy?

2 September 2018
When my old blackjack-playing buddy Bob and I get together, the talk doesn't always center on the game of 21. We've known each other long enough that talking blackjack usually means rehashing oft-told tales. But when we met at a casino buffet recently, Bob had a new topic. "What do you think the effect on the game would be if dealers could use basic strategy?" he asked. ... (read more)
 

Two hands versus one in video poker

30 August 2018
QUESTION: I was playing penny video slots next to a lady who was playing two games. She wasn't waiting for anything to stop. She'd hit one button then right away do the other machine. Even during free spins on one, she kept playing the other. I joked that it was all I could do to follow one game, there was no way I could keep track of two. ... (read more)
 

Flop Poker

26 August 2018
Whenever I'm in a casino for the first time or the first time in a long while, I like to take a long walk around the casino floor to get the lay of the land. Among the things I'm looking for are table games outside the usual mix. One that recently drew me in for a few hands is a poker-based game called Flop Poker. ... (read more)
 

Complicated craps and blackjack surrender

23 August 2018
QUESTION: When you wrote about Casino Over Under, you mentioned that games needed to be easy to understand and easy to deal with an uncluttered layout. What about craps? It's not any of those things. You can play for years and not understand all of the bets. There are different ways to bet all over the layout, and they have different payouts. ... (read more)
 

Sports betting arrives

19 August 2018
Since the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way in May for states to legalize sports betting, New Jersey, Delaware and Mississippi have been the quickest off the mark. All already have sportsbooks up and running, a huge change from the decades when only Nevada had legal, full-scale sportsbooks. How did we get ... (read more)
 

Hundred Play Poker and doubling on blackjacks

16 August 2018
QUESTION: Tell me about Hundred Play Poker. The one machine at the casino near me has 8/5 Double Double Bonus, the same as on the quarter single-hand games, but not as good as the 9/6 DDB on one-hand dollar games. You can play Hundred Play for pennies, two cents or nickels. Is there any advantage to playing ... (read more)
 

Woulda, coulda, shoulda

12 August 2018
There are times — frustrating times — when playing slots or video poker is a matter of woulda, shoulda, coulda. If only you woulda bet the max on video poker, covered all the paylines on video slots or made the qualifying bet on a progressive like you shoulda, you coulda left the casino with a nice payday. ... (read more)
 

The Big 6 and Big 8 are bad bets

9 August 2018
QUESTION: Weird experience at the craps table. Guy next to me kept betting $5 each on Big 6 and Big 8. You know, the ones in the corner with the big red numbers. I told him he'd get better odds if he placed them instead, and he said, "I've tried that, but the dealer keeps trying to upsell me. I want to bet $5, and he keeps insisting on $6. ... (read more)

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John Grochowski
John Grochowski is the best-selling author of The Craps Answer Book, The Slot Machine Answer Book and The Video Poker Answer Book. His weekly column is syndicated to newspapers and Web sites, and he contributes to many of the major magazines and newspapers in the gaming field, including Midwest Gaming and Travel, Slot Manager, Casino Journal, Strictly Slots and Casino Player.

Listen to John Grochowski's "Casino Answer Man" tips Tuesday through Friday at 5:18 p.m. on WLS-AM (890) in Chicago. Look for John Grochowski on Facebook and Twitter @GrochowskiJ.

John Grochowski Websites:

www.casinoanswerman.com

Books by John Grochowski:

The Craps Answer Book

> More Books By John Grochowski

John Grochowski
John Grochowski is the best-selling author of The Craps Answer Book, The Slot Machine Answer Book and The Video Poker Answer Book. His weekly column is syndicated to newspapers and Web sites, and he contributes to many of the major magazines and newspapers in the gaming field, including Midwest Gaming and Travel, Slot Manager, Casino Journal, Strictly Slots and Casino Player.

Listen to John Grochowski's "Casino Answer Man" tips Tuesday through Friday at 5:18 p.m. on WLS-AM (890) in Chicago. Look for John Grochowski on Facebook and Twitter @GrochowskiJ.

John Grochowski Websites:

www.casinoanswerman.com

Books by John Grochowski:

> More Books By John Grochowski