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Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank Scoblete

Two questions on the 5-Count

23 June 2015
FROM JOHN: Hello, Frank, and thanks again for signing and sending me free books! I have since purchased several others and very much enjoy them all, as well as the stories about the Captain and the rest of the old crew.I have two questions about the 5-Count in dealing with shooters other than me, and I apologize in advance if I just missed the answers in one of your books.1...read more
 
Articles by Aaron  Todd
Articles by Aaron Todd

Top 10 Fourth of July resort-casino activities

22 June 2015
The Fourth of July is coming up next weekend, and casinos across the United States are looking for ways to draw people to their resorts to celebrate the holiday.Here are 10 great ways to celebrate America's independence, and maybe make a bet or two along the way.10...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Handling a darkside bettor at a right-side table

21 June 2015
QUESTION: I was shooting craps, and I thought this one guy was going to cause a riot. Everybody was betting with the shooter except this one guy. He was betting wrong, and he was really loud about it. He’d scream, “Come on, seven!” when the dice were in the air.The worst was when the sevens would come...read more
 
Articles by Jerry  Stickman
Articles by Jerry Stickman

Are video poker machines rigged?

20 June 2015
We have all experienced it. We are dealt low pair after low pair and never draw anything to make a paying hand. Or we are dealt four of a flush time after time and seemingly never get a fifth card of the same suit to complete the flush. Do these situations offer proof that the video poker game you ...read more
 
Articles by Mark  Pilarski
Articles by Mark Pilarski

Deal Me In: Change only happens when customers demand it

19 June 2015
Dear Mark: After reading some of your recent columns about gambling in the Detroit Free Press after a recent trip to Vegas, I thought I would share some observations of how Vegas is prying more money out of our pockets.Regarding ways to pass time at low cost, as I have done in the past, I sat down and played video poker at a bar-mounted machine, and ordered a beer...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

The lucky and unlucky ones

18 June 2015
In a former column, I wrote about a woman who had been betting one coin per hand at a 10 Play Poker game. She accidentally hit the max bet button, but her mistake paid off big when she was dealt four aces, then drew several low card kickers...read more
 
Articles by John  Robison
Articles by John Robison

Ask the Slot Expert: Types of slot progressives

17 June 2015
Are the Wheel of Fortune machines at Resorts World in Queens progressive? They are really tight. There are three types of progressives. The types are differentiated by where the machines that feed the progressive are located. The smallest progressive is the Stand-Alone Progressive...read more
 
Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank Scoblete

Why wild streaks happen in gambling

16 June 2015
You are at the craps table and the 12 rolls four times in a row. The odds of that happening are immense. At blackjack, two people come to the table at the same time and both get blackjacks — back to back. After that you watch their play and they are not advantage players...read more
 
Articles by Aaron  Todd
Articles by Aaron Todd

Top 10 binge-watching prop bets

15 June 2015
The third season of Orange is the New Black was released on Netflix last week, to the delight of binge-watching TV fans everywhere.My wife and I really enjoy the show, but we were so busy over the weekend that we only got through the first three episodes of the 13-episode season in four days — hardly a binge worth mentioning...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Tribal slot machines

14 June 2015
QUESTION: A person I know goes to the Hard Rock Seminole casino in Tampa; she plays the $10-a-pull Wheel of Fortune slot machine. She claims she can tell when the machine is going to hit. I disagree; I say that the random number generator has already determined the outcome, so nobody knows when a m...read more

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