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Articles by John  Robison
Articles by John Robison

Ask the Slot Expert: Common Sense Advice for Slot Players

15 October 2014
There are slot players out there who believe that the casino can dial the paybacks up and down at will, at any time and even during play. No matter how much logic and law you present to these people to show that what they believe is not actually happening at all, they believe it nevertheless...read more
 
Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank Scoblete

More Mixed Nuts

14 October 2014
They are out there. Seriously. People who in centuries past might have been thought possessed by the devil or thought to be evil witches or Bedlam beggars or in-laws.I have the (small) privilege of getting letters from such people. These people fancy themselves as wise and winning or at least knowl...read more
 
Articles by Aaron  Todd
Articles by Aaron Todd

Top-10 things to know about dramaha

13 October 2014
A couple months ago, Greg Raymer sent a message to the FARGO (Foxwoods Annual Recreational Gambling Outing) e-mail listserv detailing a new poker game he called "dramaha."The game is a mix of Big O, or five-card Omaha, and five-card draw. As a home-game hero who loves playing a wide variety of poke...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Bonus Craps Bets

12 October 2014
QUESTION: My friend and I were playing around with the idea side bets, especially craps bets where you get a bonus if you win three times in a row. Maybe you’ve seen something like them. You bet the lucky number, and your bet stays in action until you’ve either won three times in a row or you’ve lo...read more
 
Articles by Martin R Baird
Articles by Martin R Baird

The Customer Service Culture

11 October 2014
For us, the buzz word of the year is “culture.” Every gaming property we meet with doesn’t want a “program.” It wants to create a casino customer service culture. We could be talking with management about a custom casino "Train the Trainer" session or a comprehensive program that includes everythi...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Where'd the Three Reelers Go?

9 October 2014
A recurring theme in my email box is, “Where have all the three-reel games gone?” Modern slot machine floors are dominated by video slots, with estimates of up to 85 percent of casino floors going to video.Still, there is a corps of players who like the reel-steppers that stood virtually alone as slot options into mid-1990s and which still made up the majority of machines into the early 2000s...read more
 
Articles by John  Robison
Articles by John Robison

Ask the Slot Expert: Changing Slot Paybacks

8 October 2014
I can tell you without any doubt whatsoever that slot machines, especially at the $100 slot level, are adjusted and changed regularly, which is all legal and ethical. Google "can split machines be altered by chip" and you will see evidence in bold print regarding public knowledge of this fact...read more
 
Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank Scoblete

Odd Man Out?

7 October 2014
FROM BILL: Hi Frank, I am back again. My question / comment concerns the odds. On page 7 of your book Casino Craps: Shoot to Win, you wrote that a $10 bet lost 14 cents whether there were 2x odds or 100x odds, and the light came on for me.I realized that since the odds are an even money bet I am basically flipping a coin when I use them...read more
 
Articles by Aaron  Todd
Articles by Aaron Todd

Top-10 home improvement prop bets

6 October 2014
Last weekend, I discovered that our basement carpet was getting wet. After doing some digging, I found a leak in the bathroom sink.One of my least favorite aspects of owning a home is unexpected home improvement projects. My father is an incredibly handy person...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Point Spreads in Football

5 October 2014
QUESTION: Now that football has started both in pros and colleges, can you give me a quick refresher at the house edge when you bet on the point spreads? You have to bet an extra 10 percent, so your bet is $110 instead of $100, but how big a house edge does that translate into? Also, what percentage of bets would you have to win to make a profit?ANSWER: The 10 percent vigorish charged on such bets translates to a 4.55 percent house edge...read more

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