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Articles by John  Robison
Articles by John Robison

Ask the Slot Expert: When Should I Give Up on a Slot Machine?

13 May 2015
I have terrible luck at slot machines. I can honestly say that I haven't won in a long time. A friend told me that I don't sit at a machine long enough. You have to sit there and play and play. If I put $20 in a machine and haven't really won anything, should I find another machine? How d...read more
 
Articles by I. Nelson Rose
Articles by I. Nelson Rose

Gambling and the Law: Is proxy play legal?

12 May 2015
In a Very Important Person suite in a casino in Macau, a scene similar to the following is probably taking place at this very moment. The game, of course, is baccarat.Junket operator into a telephone headset: “OK. How much do you want me to bet on this hand?”High roller, from somewhere on the Chinese Mainland: “$100,000.”Junket operator: “OK...read more
 
Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank Scoblete

Speed, time shares and slot free play

12 May 2015
FROM ANDY: I have never played mini-baccarat in my life, but I've watched it often. You say it is an extremely fast game. What I have observed is that the Asians (the majority of players) are incredibly slow at placing their bets, and that it is an extremely slow game...read more
 
Articles by Dan Podheiser

Top 10 players I'll be watching at the 2015 WSOP

11 May 2015
The 46th Annual World Series of Poker kicks off in just 16 days, beginning with the $565 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold'em event on May 27. The series will feature 68 events (64 are fully open to the public) over just 49 days and will halt when the Main Event reaches its final nin...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Triple Play and five-spot blackjack

10 May 2015
QUESTION: I developed a new system last week. I put $200 into a Triple Play Double Double Bonus machine and played max bet at $1. I was done in about three minutes!I'm trying to figure out what to name the system.ANSWER: “Ouch!” seems like a good name, or “Off!” or “Kapow!” or any number of Batman ...read more
 
Articles by Jerry  Stickman
Articles by Jerry Stickman

How Fast Should You Play Video Poker?

9 May 2015
Video poker players each have their own comfort level when it comes to how fast to play their favorite game.Some set the speed of the machine on the slowest possible setting, hit the Deal button, study the cards that are dealt in great detail, possibly even ask the player next to them what they wou...read more
 
Articles by Mark  Pilarski
Articles by Mark Pilarski

Deal Me In: The machine is random; it's the payout that's fixed

8 May 2015
Dear Mark: I believe in the theory that slot machines do not act in a random manner, but are fixed to pay out at the leisure of casino management. I just can’t believe it can be any other way. Fred C.Total agreement here, Fred. Slot machines are fixed, but not for the reason you suspect...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Hit that hand!

7 May 2015
QUESTION: I disagree with the basic strategy charts, mainly on one hand. When I have 16 and the dealer has a 7, it makes no sense to me to hit the hand. If the dealer doesn’t have a 10 or an Ace down, he has to hit and has a good chance of busting...read more
 
Articles by John  Robison
Articles by John Robison

Ask the Slot Expert: Are new slot machines limited in how much they can pay?

6 May 2015
I understand that some slots work as if they are lottery scratch-off tickets. Does that mean a limited number of winning tickets? It seems to me you can play for a top prize that has been awarded and never know it had already been claimed...read more
 
Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank Scoblete

Trend betting: real-time edge?

5 May 2015
[This is excerpted from Frank’s new book “I Am a Dice Controller: Inside the World of Advantage-Play Craps.”]The newest attempt to repackage the oldest form of betting system has arrived, brought to you by a small cadre of self-proclaimed Internet dice gurus whose gambling beliefs truly belie their expertise...read more

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