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Articles by Dan  Ippolito
Articles by Dan Ippolito

New look and location for 2022 World Series of Poker

27 May 2022
The World Series of Poker returns to the summer months and the heat of Las Vegas, a year after postponing last year’s edition to November due to COVID-19. This year’s WSOP, kicks off on Tuesday, and is going to have a much different feel.For the first time in 17 years, the most prestigious tournament in poker will not be taking place at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.Instead, this year’s tournament will be front and center at Bally's – Las Vegas and Paris Las Vegas in the middle of the Las Vegas Strip.The @RioVegas will no longer be the host of the @WSOP, beginning next year...read more
 
Articles by Royal  Flushes
Articles by Royal Flushes

The Battle of Mini-Bac!

26 May 2022
CINDY: News is usually bad news. When many of us write about casinos, it is fun to tell the irritating experiences. Obviously, the overwhelming experiences of the casinos are fun or we would not go to them, especially regularly. Why go if things stink?ABBY: But that doesn’t mean Cindy and I have not seen some interesting things at the tables and machines.CINDY: And there is one we call the Battle at Mini-Bac.ABBY: One thing to know about mini-baccarat; many of the players are extremely superstitious...read more
 
Articles by John  Robison
Articles by John Robison

Ask the Slot Expert: Son of Monty Hall plays Survivor

25 May 2022
Question: I just read your "survivor" article of today. The odds don't work that way. The odds ARE 50/50 once one of the losers is revealed. The odds change, just like in Blackjack once cards are revealed. Otherwise, counting cards would be meaningless, and we know that's not the case. I thought of a couple of alternate scenarios, but I won't bore you with the machinations of having more than 3 choices, and the reality is that you had a 1 in 3 chance at the beginning, and that doesn't change, but there was also only a 1 in 3 chance that the particular remaining "non-choice" was the good one...read more
 
Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank Scoblete

Up, Up and Away!

24 May 2022
Most slot players are true players! While casinos want table-game players to play four hours per day, slot players tend to go way beyond that in their pursuit of Lady Luck’s love. Some of them you have to tear away from the machines to get them to go to dinner or a show.Playing slots is not a difficult assignment...read more
 
Articles by Dan  Ippolito
Articles by Dan Ippolito

Top 10 land-based jackpots for 2022

23 May 2022
When at a casino, breaking even is pretty much considered a win since you got to play “for free” and have some fun without losing money. Leaving with more money than you walked in with is obviously the goal, but not always or often the case for many gamblers.However, a lucky few get to leave with incredible and unexpected amounts of money and we have seen several of these winners so far in 2022...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Is He Diamond Jim Brady?

22 May 2022
Reader Brady got lucky and drew a big, winning video poker hand during an early May morning. He just isn't sure how to feel about it."I should know better by now," Brady said. "I've been playing video poker long enough, almost 40 years. Since I retired last year, my wife and I play just about every week, but I changed video poker machines without checking the game."That can be a problem...read more
 
Articles by Jerry  Stickman
Articles by Jerry Stickman

Is Pick'em Poker the Game for You?

21 May 2022
Most video poker fans prefer variations of draw poker.These include Jacks or Better, Bonus Poker, Double Bonus Poker, Double-Double Bonus Poker and Bonus Poker Deluxe.Others prefer video poker games that have wild cards, such as Deuces Wild, and Jokers Wild.All of these games deal five cards...read more
 
Articles by Dan  Ippolito
Articles by Dan Ippolito

Casino City’s Friday Five: Massive slot jackpot and horse racing payouts edition

20 May 2022
Everygame Casino Red is enticing more players yet again with a bonus spins offer on a new Penguin Palooza slot. Before we dissect the details of the online casino’s offer, we have a few other top stories to tackle. A Florida casino paid out over $1 million to a lucky slot player, a horse racing bettor at Mohegan Sun nailed a superfecta bet on the Kentucky Derby, Las Vegas gets ready for Memorial Day Weekend, and MGM Resorts completes an acquisition on a Las Vegas Strip resort.5...read more
 
Articles by Royal  Flushes
Articles by Royal Flushes

Mini-Baccarat

19 May 2022
CINDY: My play of mini-baccarat has had a lot of ups and downs. Yet, it is one of the easiest games to play. It’s flipping a coin with an added option.ABBY: A bad option too.CINDY: That's the “tie” bet that has an outrageous house edge of 14 percent...read more
 
Articles by John  Robison
Articles by John Robison

Ask the Slot Expert: Monty Hall plays Survivor

18 May 2022
The current and prior seasons of Survivor added a twist that illustrates the Monty Hall Problem. Survivor has two types of challenges. In an endurance or last-man-standing challenge, the last person still standing on a buoy or balancing a ball on a plank wins...read more

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