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Playing 8/5 Jacks or Better

15 December 2018
The full-pay 9/6 (9-for-1 for a full house and 6-for-1 for a flush) Jacks or Better video poker game used to be readily available. Not so any more. In many casinos the best game that can be found on the main casino floor is 8/5 Jacks or Better. Let’s look at what playing this reduced pay game does to the player. ... (read more)
 

Ah, that royal flush!

24 November 2018
One of the reasons for the popularity of video poker is it generally has a higher payback – sometimes even more than 100% for a skilled player – than slot machines. Regardless of which video poker game you play, achieving the long-term payback percentage is dependent on getting your fair share of “natural” (those without the aid of a wild card) royal flushes. ... (read more)
 

Figuring the best video poker games

3 November 2018
One of the reasons for the popularity of video poker is they generally have a higher payback – sometimes even more than 100% for a skilled player – than slot machines. And more importantly, a knowledgeable player can tell the payback of the game by looking at the pay table that is displayed right on the machine. ... (read more)
 

Oh, what a promotion!

13 October 2018
Stickman, I have found a local promotion that is as follows: Shooter makes no extra bet and is paid 10x their line bet when they throw 13 rolls between sevens. If you throw a seven on the comeout roll the count simply resets. You can win multiple times during the same hand. The promo pays a maximum of $500 per win. ... (read more)
 

Having fun with slots

22 September 2018
Ah, slot machines with their lights flashing and melodies playing – row after row of these ubiquitous machines crammed in every imaginable space on the casino floor. They are by far the most popular game in casinos today. And why not? At what other casino game can a gambler simply drop in a few coins and ... (read more)
 

Etiquette at craps

1 September 2018
The game of craps is fun and can be very exciting. It can also be very frustrating. When things are going well, points are being hit and money is being made. The camaraderie and good will at the table is something not available in other casino game. But this entire warm and friendly atmosphere can disappear in an instant. ... (read more)
 

Differences in buy bets

11 August 2018
Hi Stickman. I just returned from a week in LV (went to G2E) and just now read your article which I get via Casino City Times. I spent the better part of a day hunting for a decent craps game. I normally play in MS where the vig on Buy bets is collected only upon a win. LV was a culture shock in that regard. ... (read more)
 

The best and worst buy bets

21 July 2018
Craps is a fascinating game. It is the only casino game where you can influence your own fate. The casino allows you to select two dice from an assortment of five, and then you are allowed to throw the dice, determining the outcome. Even more fascinating, however, is the vast assortment of bets that are available for your choosing. ... (read more)
 

Betting the don't at craps

30 June 2018
The game of craps can be very exciting. It can also be very frustrating. One of the great draws to this game is the variety of bets available. One can bet with the shooter – betting that he will make the point number before the 7 shows, or one can bet that the 7 will rear its ugly head before the shooter repeats the point number. ... (read more)

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Jerry Stickman
Jerry "Stickman" is an expert in dice control at craps, blackjack, advantage slots and video poker. He is a regular contributor to top gaming magazines. The "Stickman" is also a certified instructor for Golden Touch Craps dice control classes and Golden Touch Blackjack's advantage classes. He also teaches a course in advantage-play slots and video poker. For more information visit www.goldentouchcraps.com or www.goldentouchblackjack.com or call 1-800-944-0406 for a free brochure. You can contact Jerry "Stickman" at stickmanGTC@aol.com.

Jerry Stickman Websites:

www.goldentouchcraps.com
www.goldentouchblackjack.com
Jerry Stickman
Jerry "Stickman" is an expert in dice control at craps, blackjack, advantage slots and video poker. He is a regular contributor to top gaming magazines. The "Stickman" is also a certified instructor for Golden Touch Craps dice control classes and Golden Touch Blackjack's advantage classes. He also teaches a course in advantage-play slots and video poker. For more information visit www.goldentouchcraps.com or www.goldentouchblackjack.com or call 1-800-944-0406 for a free brochure. You can contact Jerry "Stickman" at stickmanGTC@aol.com.

Jerry Stickman Websites:

www.goldentouchcraps.com
www.goldentouchblackjack.com