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Articles by Jerry  Stickman
Articles by Jerry Stickman

The Value of Practice

20 September 2014
Arnold Palmer once quipped, “It’s a funny thing, the more I practice the luckier I get.” There is a whole lot of truth to what he said.Practice is important in developing and honing any skill.The greats in sports have rigorous practice more
Articles by Aaron  Todd
Articles by Aaron Todd

"Reading Poker Tells" author hosting webinar

18 September 2014
Like thousands of college students in the early 2000s, Zach Elwood got caught up in the poker boom. He mostly played with friends at first, then, while living in Albuquerque, started playing $10/$20 limit games at the casino.He loved the famous scene in Rounders, where Mike McDermott (played by Matt Damon) reads all the players' hands in the judges' more
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Streaks Happen

18 September 2014
Streaks happen. You don’t know when they’re coming, and you don’t know when they’re going to end. They can be good, bad or indifferent for your bankroll. But streaks are a part of normal probablility.From time to time, I hear from players who have been on unusual more
Articles by John  Robison
Articles by John Robison

Ask the Slot Expert: More on Video Poker Dealing

17 September 2014
I read with interest your early September column about video poker dealing being changed from five cards with five "shadow" cards behind them -- and you got the card behind whichever card you threw away. I am wondering if you left out one iteration of dealing before IGT (and others) got to more
Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank Scoblete

Place to Lose at Craps and Archie Karas

16 September 2014
FROM MAC I: Re: The Don't Come BoxIs one able to make place bets per the "don't come box" at craps?I know the best place bets are the numbers 6 and 8 when playing the Come Box and that the player must bet $6 to win $5, the house edge being 1.5 percent.I assume that one can make a "don't come place more
Articles by Dan Podheiser

Monmouth Park betting sports wagers will soon be legal in New Jersey

15 September 2014
Monmouth Park is going all-in on the future of sports betting in New Jersey.The Garden State race track has invested more than $1 million in renovating its facilities to open the state's first sportsbook. Monmouth has partnered with William Hill, which operates several sportsbooks in more
Articles by Aaron  Todd
Articles by Aaron Todd

Top-10 gambling endurance adventures

15 September 2014
Two years ago, I wrote a top-10 column outlining all the things poker players could learn from runners.As a runner, I enjoy adding an element of endurance to many of the things I do. I've organized and played in read more
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Bonehead Plays

14 September 2014
QUESTION: I know you collect stories about unusual things that happen in casinos, and I have a couple for you. They’re a little embarrassing, since they’re about my own mistakes, but at least they’ve taught me to pay attention. So here goes.I usually play dollar video poker but occasionally I go into the high limit area and play one coin on a $5 more
Articles by Martin R Baird
Articles by Martin R Baird

Good Customer Service Equals Survival

13 September 2014
Casinos need to focus on exceptional casino customer service if they want to survive. Yes, I said survive.Recently, I watched an entire hour on a major cable news channel devoted exclusively to “Internet gambling.” I also recently read that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts needs to rethink its budget because it is not receiving anticipated casino more
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

How to Find Slots Statistics

11 September 2014
If you play slots, you’ve probably seen statistics comparing slot machine paybacks at different casinos. Many state gaming boards release such statistics to the public each month. For example, New Jersey reports are posted at and Nevada at states release statistics for each more

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