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Those pesky slot odds

29 December 2016
QUESTION: My brother and I have been playing slots for donkey’s years, and we’ve been having the same argument about what “random” means all this time. He says that if you have a reel with nine 7s and one lemon, that means for the game to be truly random a 7 should come up nine times out of 10. I disagree. ... (read more)
 

Successful slot machines

25 December 2016
There are lots of ingredients that go into the success of a slot machine. A great theme to entice players to try a game is a start, and attractive graphics, animation and sound help, too. Ask game manufacturers, and they’ll tell you about the importance of having the right math model. A game where you don’t ... (read more)
 

About those side bets

22 December 2016
QUESTION: I know side bets like Lucky Ladies, 21 + 3, Royal Match and so on have higher house edges than regular blackjack. Still, I can just play regular blackjack at those tables and not make the side bets. They don’t hurt me at all. My question is, why don’t they have side bets at every table? Then the ... (read more)
 

Let's Applaud Those Good Dealers

18 December 2016
If you play much blackjack, you’ve had dealers who make the experience breezy fun. They’re friendly as well as efficient. They move the game along but will take time for inexperienced players. Players and dealers sometimes seem for form a community as the dealer asks players about their interests and gets the . ... (read more)
 

Using someone else's player's card

15 December 2016
QUESTION: It used to be my wife and I shared slot club accounts. Now the casinos want us to have separate accounts. Sometimes, when we want to build up her account, I use one of her cards. Sometimes she uses one of mine. One thing worries me. What if I win a jackpot while using her card? Can they refuse to ... (read more)
 

Video blackjack

11 December 2016
Video blackjack games come in all shapes and sizes. There are single-player games, usually part of the package on multigame machines such as IGT’s Game King. There are multiplier consoles. Some games pay 3-2 on blackjacks, while others pay only even money. Seth, a regular reader who sometimes plays table ... (read more)
 

Keno or yes and blackjack insurance

8 December 2016
QUESTION: I like to take an occasional break and play keno. It is a game where I can play a quarter at a time and take a little time off. You can bet anywhere from one to 10 numbers at a time. I know the best pay tables for the number groups I play, but I do not know the intricate math to know which number group has the best payoff percentage. ... (read more)
 

New slot machines of interest

4 December 2016
Designing slot machines is partly about designing games that are fun to play with paybacks and bonuses that occur often enough to hold your interest while also offering large enough potential jackpots for a “what if?” fantasy factor. But before players even get to the point where those elements can hold their attention, the game has to attract them to give it a try in the first place. ... (read more)
 

The new Aristocrat machines

1 December 2016
Aristocrat Technologies is proud of its Lightning Link progressive slot machines, and justifiably so. For 2016, Lightning Link was named the leading slot in North America in the annual Eilers Fantini survey, ending a five-year run at the top for IGT’s Wheel of Fortune. Following up on Lightning Link’s success, Aristocrat is introducing Dragon Link. ... (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

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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