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Articles by Henry  Tamburin
Articles by Henry Tamburin

The Blackjack Blues

11 April 2015
No matter how good a blackjack player you think you are, you will eventually experience a losing session. How you manage yourself when this happens is just as important as knowing when to double down and split.Sometimes players lose their money because of their lack of self-control caused by the exciting atmosphere in a casino...read more
 
Articles by Mark  Pilarski
Articles by Mark Pilarski

Deal Me In: Using this lotto write-off ruse is ill advised

10 April 2015
Dear Mark: I have a tax liability from a slot jackpot win from this past November of $20,000. Because I have never won any sizable amount in the past, I didn’t do what you have suggested multiple times, that is, keep accurate records of my play...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Comps and Coupons

9 April 2015
On my first casino trip many, many years ago, I was vaguely aware that casinos gave away meals, rooms and show tickets. Exactly how that worked, I didn’t know until I signed up for my first slot club. I quickly learned to take what was offered, but not to overbet my bankroll in pursuit of comps.Other players have sent me their stories of comps, coupons and their efforts to get something for very little...read more
 
Articles by John  Robison
Articles by John Robison

Ask the Slot Expert: Lower Slot Threshold Makes Tax Situation More Unfair

8 April 2015
You keep missing the point about lowering the IRS wins to $600! Anyone (mostly seniors) that CAN'T itemize is penalized more because they cannot declare the amount lost against wins!! Yes, it was this way before, but now it will hurt us more on lower wins...read more
 
Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank Scoblete

Her Dream / His Dream

7 April 2015
Everyone who gambles in a casino has a dream; some players dream of winning big; some players dream of winning anything at all; and some players of winning the approval of the world at large (which often goes with big wins). Some players even have fear dreams where they get their heads kicked in.But these dreams are waking dreams, more fantasy than anything else...read more
 
Articles by Aaron  Todd
Articles by Aaron Todd

Top-10 skill-based competitions Atlantic City should take on next

6 April 2015
Top-10 skill-based competitions Atlantic City should take on nextLate last month, the Borgata hosted a free throw shooting competition that saw 750 people compete for a first-place prize of more than $10,000. Nearly two thirds of those players paid just $20, wh...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Is a "Free Ride" Random or Controlled?

5 April 2015
QUESTION: I love playing a video poker machine called "Five Play Multi-Strike Poker." The game gives a free ride up to the next playing level at supposed random times.I understand how the human mind can trick us and make us feel something is less random than it is supposed to be...read more
 
Articles by John  Marchel

7 Winning Steps

4 April 2015
7 Simple and Winning Gambling TipsPlaying in a casino can be fun, exciting and even profitable; on the other hand, the profitable part can be difficult at times. If you are an occasional player, who just likes to enjoy the fun and excitement that a casino visit brings to you, but you would like to ...read more
 
Articles by Mark  Pilarski
Articles by Mark Pilarski

Deal Me In: I'll be back

3 April 2015
Dear Mark: Recently, someone who wrote you was frustrated with never winning at slots. Your answer was excellent but you left something out that is probably also adding to his frustration: gamblers, especially slot players in my opinion, are notorious liars about their gambling outcomes...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

The Romance of Fire and Rain

2 April 2015
Rolling out new slot machines is a year-round process. Video slot players are always eager to see what comes next as game designers put their imaginations to work, and what’s next from Aristocrat Techologies is The Romance of Fire and Rain.Aristocrat has long been known for its high volatility games that give even penny players the chance at sizable jackpots...read more

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