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Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank Scoblete

Slots, Snits and Nitwits

19 August 2014
FROM MARK: I just heard this one: "If in Las Vegas, play the slots at 11 at night because they have to meet a minimum payout each day."FRANK RESPONDS: Tell the person who told you this piece of information that there is a bridge that connects Brooklyn to Manhattan that is for sale more
Articles by Vin  Narayanan
Articles by Vin Narayanan

Top-10 bets for the 2014 NCAA football season

18 August 2014
There's a special sort of insanity involved in betting college football futures. Unlike the NFL, betting on NCAA futures requires giant leaps of faith, with most teams starting players who have never played college football in critical positions and more
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

That Lovely RNG and Spin Poker

17 August 2014
QUESTION: Can random number generators in video keno be programmed not to hit certain numbers, or at least not as often? A example could all numbers under 12 –- the month numbers -- considering many folks play birthdays and that would stop them from winning as often or as much?ANSWER: Not more
Articles by Martin R Baird
Articles by Martin R Baird

Customer Service Training Equals Long Term Benefits

16 August 2014
Recently, I was reminded about one of the greatest benefits of casino customer service training. The outstanding casino customer service it creates can have a long, positive shelf life in guests’ minds. I was also reminded that lack of training can have lasting repercussions.I was reading an article about a company’s very public social media struggles with its more
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

The Good Old Days

14 August 2014
In the modern world of slots and video poker, I’ve come to really like ticket in, ticket out payouts. There’s no waiting for coin jams or hopper fills, and my hands don’t look like I’ve been making mud pies after handling a few rolls of more
Articles by John  Robison
Articles by John Robison

Ask the Slot Expert: Are Players Clubs Useful for Quarter Slot Players?

13 August 2014
I'd like your opinion on the following casino marketing strategy. Empire City Casino sends me emails showing big jackpot winners. [Images of a $10,209.29 hit from a $5 bet on a Quick Hit Platinum machine and a $12,866,84 hit from a 40-cent bet on a Cash Spin machine were attached.) They have over 5,000 slots, so your odds are still more
Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank Scoblete

5-Count Wagering

12 August 2014
FROM DOUG: I enjoy your articles, insights and analysis on craps and I especially like your 5-Count method. It is only the past year or so I could get to the Philly casinos a few times a month and I am a very small bettor at this point…$10 Pass Line and 1X odds.It seems that the 5-Count method works well much of time but not more
Articles by Aaron  Todd
Articles by Aaron Todd

Top-10 bets to make on the beach

11 August 2014
This column represents my return to reality after a week relaxing on the beach at Cape Cod. So my mind isn't completely off the sun, sand and surf.As a result, I'm easing my way back into the gambling world with a beach-themed column. Here are 10 great bets you can make on your next pilgrimage to the more
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Class of Slot Machines and Shadow Hands in Video Poker

10 August 2014
QUESTION: Your recent Q & A about class II and III machines confused me. You said "If a machine doesn't have a bingo display, it's not a Class II game. Same for video poker. If it has a bingo display, it's Class II. If it doesn't, it's Class III."Here in the East, there are two places that seem rather successful, but are VLT more
Articles by Henry  Tamburin
Articles by Henry Tamburin

Handling Money in the Casinos

9 August 2014
What’s the one thing you positively must have if you want to gamble? Of course, c-a-s-h. Most folks just use folding money. Nothing wrong with that, but there are other options, some better, some worse.And what about managing that cash when you gamble on the tables or machines? Do you have a plan more

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