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Articles by Martin R Baird
Articles by Martin R Baird

Size and Length Do Matter

12 April 2014
Size and length do matter – when it comes to providing only the best in casino customer service training. But they are sometimes ignored when casinos organize training sessions.Simple things such as the size of the group of people being trained and the length of the presentations are critical to creating a successful training experience for casino more
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

That First Casino Trip

10 April 2014
I remember my first casino trip like it was yesterday, even though it really was more than a quarter-century ago. It was my wife’s idea to take a Las Vegas package deal she’d found while scanning the newspaper travel section.We received advice from just about everyone we more
Articles by John  Robison
Articles by John Robison

Ask the Slot Expert: Are High-Denomination Slots Programmed Differently?

9 April 2014
While I was walking through a casino in Central City, Colorado, I noticed that the casino had a designated "high stakes" group of machines. One of these high stakes machines was a $100 per bet machine! Wow! I was wondering if these high dollar machines use a different pay-out formula than a penny or 25-cent machine since the player could be wagering several hundred to several thousand dollars per more
Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank Scoblete

I Do This and That and That and This and Then I Add, etc.

8 April 2014
FROM ROGER: I'd like to thank you for showing me a world I didn't know existed. For the first time I knew what I was doing, by reading your books, when I stepped up to the table. I had the best run of my life, so far. My best was 31 before the 7.I couldn't have done it without your influence and more
Articles by Aaron  Todd
Articles by Aaron Todd

Top-10 reasons I've come around on late registration and re-entry

7 April 2014
A few weeks ago, I jumped into a $400 no-limit Hold'em tournament at the Foxwoods Poker Classic. I busted out about an hour before play ended on Day 1 after losing two-thirds of my stack with pocket queens vs. kings.< more
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Dealer Collusion with Players

6 April 2014
QUESTION: Regarding your column, my advice, would be to tell the pit-boss that one of the dealers is displaying his hole card occasionally to the player.Reason:When I was going to the college to become a mathematics teacher, I was working part-time at a local more
Articles by Jerry  Stickman
Articles by Jerry Stickman

Saving an 8 in Video Poker

5 April 2014
Hi Stickman,With 5 card video draw poker, assume you have the following: 7 of spades, 8 of diamonds, 8 of hearts, 9 of spades and 10 of clubs. Obviously you will discard one of the two 8's. My question is does it matter which of the two you discard?In other words will the same replacement card more
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

The New Multi-State Progressive Slots

3 April 2014
As I sit down to write this on the first Sunday in March, there is a $1.034 million jackpot building on dollar Wheel of Fortune slot machines in Mississippi. In New Jersey, the same game has a top prize building past $940,000, while in Nevada, it is past $1.908 million and counting.The big jackpot more
Articles by John  Robison
Articles by John Robison

Ask the Slot Expert: Do Slot Machines Compensate for Big Payouts?

2 April 2014
On a slot machine that is a multiplier machine, after a big payout on the maximum bet, will the machine compensate for the payout? Or does the next spin on the machine have the same odds as before the big payout? It doesn't matter whether a machine is a multiplier, bonus multiplier, more
Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank Scoblete

Are You an April fool?

1 April 2014
Are you an April fool? It is now April 1st, April Fool’s Day and many people are making fun of or having a laugh with their friends and / or relatives over some silly something or other, as in “I gotcha! April Fools!”But as a serious casino gambler are you – that’s right y-o-u – an April fool? more

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