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26 February 2014I try to use basic strategies as much as possible when playing video poker and stick mainly with Jacks or Better. I can pretty much remember the strategy table most of the time and don't really want to carry it with me to double check. I have trouble deciding what to do on certain combinations, such as three non-suited face cards with two lower cards...read more
Articles by Dan Podheiser
25 February 2014Several former Full Tilt Poker players have recently received some very good news.Nearly three years after Black Friday, when the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) shut down Full Tilt and seized players' bankrolls from the website, players will begin to collect back their money....read more
25 February 2014FROM LEW: My friend says that there is a difference between table-game players and slot players. I think they are all alike. They want to bet money and win money, what else is there to know? Gambling is gambling no matter how you slice it.FRANK RESPONDS: True, gambling is gambling; but there are some fundamental differences between slot players and table-game players...read more
24 February 2014Top-10 reasons poker will never be organized like golfEarlier this month, Dan Shak made news when he announced via Twitter that he wasn't going to be playing any more super high roller events that allowed more than one reentry."It just doesn't seem right that these events overshadow the main events...read more
23 February 2014QUESTION: On slot machines that have a "stop spin" button does it make a difference or will you get what you would have gotten if it completed its spin on its own?ANSWER: It makes no difference. The reels are going to show what the random number generator tells them to, regardless of whether you stop them.There are a few rare exceptions...read more
22 February 2014Best Bet in the CasinoStickman,What is the best bet in the casino? A roll at the craps table or a hand of blackjack takes approximately the same amount of time. So, if I played basic strategy blackjack the house edge is half a percent. Placing the 6 at craps has a house edge of one and a half percent...read more
21 February 2014Dear Mark: I attend free slot tournaments when invited and wondered if there are any tips you can give to do well besides hitting the button quickly. Wayne S.The gist of any slot tournament, Wayne, works like this: Players either congregate in a specific room of the casino, or at the site on the casino floor holding the tournament...read more
20 February 2014Nearly all slot machines are designed to be as close to pure games of chance as programmers can get. You have no control over where the reels are going to stop, and neither does the casino operator. A random number generator determines the outcome, and the odds are the same on every spin.A tiny percentage of slots incorporate elements of skill...read more
19 February 2014I am trying to put together a quick primer on how to identify a high variance slot machine from a low variance slot machine. Can you help me? Why? Because there are some good play methods where if I had $100, I might want to play $40 on the high variance and then finish out the remaining $60 on...read more
18 February 2014FROM MARK: My first bet is $220 inside. After three hits I make a15 come and go down with full 75 odds. Playing in Atlantic City I can go 5x odds. Am I better off just pressing to 75 or continue to make the come bets?FRANK RESPONDS: Dump the placing of $220 inside...read more