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Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

First Royals

14 August 2022
If you play video poker often enough and long enough, even big hands like royal flushes run together.After millions of hands and dozens if not hundreds of royals, frequent players don't remember them all.But some hands are special. They are clear as day in memory even if they happened decades more
Articles by Jerry  Stickman
Articles by Jerry Stickman

Video Poker Strategy Charts

13 August 2022
Video poker players who want to obtain the best edge possible will practice the game at home on their computer or smartphone. This helps to train them to select the best possible hold for every hand.With practice many players play as high as 99 percent or more of their practice hands more
Articles by Dan  Ippolito
Articles by Dan Ippolito

Casino City’s Friday Five: Openings, sports betting and poker edition

12 August 2022
By the end of 2024, Virginia will have a new casino in Danville and that process took a step in the right direction earlier this week when ground was broken on the property. This week, we also have a golf range opening as part of an iconic Las Vegas casino resort and an arcade coming to the Las Strip this more
Articles by Royal  Flushes
Articles by Royal Flushes

Casino Friends

11 August 2022
CINDY: There are some friends that we have gone to casinos with but these aren’t the friends we are writing about in this article.ABBY: No. We aren’t talking about friends from the neighborhood or former school chums that you get together with more
Articles by John  Robison
Articles by John Robison

Ask the Slot Expert: Video poker deja vu all over again

10 August 2022
Question: Can you explain how continuous card shuffle machines work? I like playing 3-card poker. One casino has a shuffle machine and the other has a dealer shuffle the cards. I am wondering which has the best odds for the player? Answer: Continuous shuffle machines (CSM) don't actually shuffle the cards, at least not in the sense of having a little hamster inside who takes half the cards in each paw and does a Bridge more
Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank Scoblete

Don't Call Me Chicken!

9 August 2022
Marty McFly (brilliantly played by Michael J. Fox) in the wonderful movie series “Back to the Future,” got to travel in time, both to the future and the past. He also got very (as in very, very, very) annoyed with anyone who would say or suggest he was a “chicken” of any kind.Calling McFly a chicken was an open and direct invitation for him to do something more
Articles by Dan  Ippolito
Articles by Dan Ippolito

Top 10 new online slots for August 2022

8 August 2022
The World Series of Poker came and went during the summer months in Las Vegas and we saw Espen Jorstad take down the $10,000 Main Event title and haul in $10 million. While this tournament was happening, online providers and developers continued to announce new slot games for players.Here, we take a look at 10 new online slots since our last edition earlier this more
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Nothing Odd About "Odds" Bet

7 August 2022
QUESTION: I was looking at a chart of the craps house edge for pass plus odds. The edge keeps getting smaller the more odds you bet, so 0.8 percent with single odds, 0.6 percent with double odds and so on, all the way down to 0.02 percent with 100x odds.How high would the odds bet have to be for the house edge to hit zero? Would the edge disappear at 200x? 500x? 1,000x? I recognize that if you bet $10 on pass, a 1,000x odds bet would be $10,000.Players couldn't afford it and the house wouldn't want to fade more
Articles by Jerry  Stickman
Articles by Jerry Stickman

Playing Different Denominations of Video Poker

6 August 2022
In previous decades, video poker machines had one game and one denomination, for example, Jacks or Better at 25-cents per credit.In those days, play was straightforward.1) Find a machine with the denomination that has your preferred game and suits your bankroll.2) Verify the pay table is decent.3) Play the game.Those days are long gone.Casinos today have a large collection of different types of video poker more
Articles by Dan  Ippolito
Articles by Dan Ippolito

Casino City’s Friday Five: Massachusetts sports betting and the return of NFL edition

5 August 2022
Last night, the National Football League officially began its 2022-2023 season with the Hall of Fame preseason game. The Las Vegas Raiders defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars 27-11 and the season is now underway.We have some NFL future bets to look into for this season, but before that, we have more top stories in the gaming industry to more

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