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Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank Scoblete

Other Things and Advantage-Play Slots

17 March 2015
FROM NEIL: Frank, excellent column, excellent advice about doing things other than gambling in casino towns. I'll take in an afternoon show, such as Mac King-highly recommended for all ages.I take my friends to Mt Charleston, Valley of Fire, Red Rock, Fry's more
Articles by Vin  Narayanan
Articles by Vin Narayanan

Top-10 tips for betting the 2015 NCAA Tournament

16 March 2015
The NCAA men's basketball tournament is the single biggest sports wagering event in the United States. According to the American Gaming Association (AGA), about $240 million will be wagered in Nevada alone on this year's tournament. By comparison, more than $185 million was wagered on Kentucky Derby more
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Penny Slots and Roulette Nots

15 March 2015
QUESTION: I live in the Las Vegas area and frequent several locals casinos. I play mostly video poker, but I keep my eyes open as I walk through the casinos. It seems that lately the turnover of penny slot machines has increased, with more titles and themes being introduced more more
Articles by Martin R Baird
Articles by Martin R Baird

Sorry, There's No App for That

14 March 2015
Don’t you wish there was an app that, with a couple of clicks, you could use to fix the problems facing casinos?Well, there is no such app. But there are three critical problems that casinos must face head-on if they want to survive (yes, survive) and, ultimately, more
Articles by Mark  Pilarski
Articles by Mark Pilarski

Deal Me In: Gimmick bets are part of the game

13 March 2015
Dear Mark: With “Fortune” Pai Gow Poker, how bad are the odds on the bonus fortune bet? Ray C.Pai Gow Poker is a hybrid of Chinese dominos, “Pai Gow” and American seven-card poker. Played with a standard 52-card deck plus a joker, it differs from the typical seven-card game in that you play more
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

The Joys of Three-Card Poker

12 March 2015
One of the best features of Three Card Poker is that the top-paying hands occur frequently. If you play very long, you’re going to get your share of straight flushes, which pay 40-1 on the Pair Plus portion of the game, and three of a kinds, which pay 30-1.Big wins with high frequency make possible beginner’s luck stories such as Kim’ more
Articles by John  Robison
Articles by John Robison

Ask the Slot Expert: A Slot Ticket Scam?

11 March 2015
I put a slot voucher for $12.40 into a slot last night and the slot sucked it in but did not acknowledge it in the credits. I had a slot attendant open the slot and my ticket was not there, so she brought up some kind of message on the screen that said the last ticket that went in was only 10 more
Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank Scoblete

Comps: Meals and Deals

10 March 2015
When I was skinny (meaning 35 years ago) I could eat anything I desired in huge quantities --- a couple of slices of pizza? No way. Think in terms of a whole pie. Think in terms of bricks of ice cream as dessert. I ate like mad and I stayed more
Articles by Aaron  Todd
Articles by Aaron Todd

Top-10 fun skill games

9 March 2015
Early March is a tough time of the year, at least here in the Northeast. Spring is technically only a couple weeks away, but the four feet of snow still sitting in my yard makes me feel like this winter is never going to end.Of course, the NCAA Men's Basketball tournament is coming up next week, more
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Casino Free is Not Free

8 March 2015
QUESTION: I live near the Canadian border and frequent a Canadian casino twice a month. So I purchase a 72-trip bridge pass for $35 good for nearly two years. Recently this casino telephoned me (I’d never gotten a telephone call from a casino!) and told me to visit the players club and receive more

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