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Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank Scoblete

Social Sue's Slot Society

15 June 2021
Some people do the casinos in their own way. That is, they enjoy going to the casinos but gambling isn’t their primary concern; socializing is primary for them.Atlantic City has a small club, called Social Sue’s Slot Society, that has a dozen members...read more
 
Articles by Dan  Ippolito
Articles by Dan Ippolito

Top 10 new online slot games for summer 2021

14 June 2021
It is finally starting for feel more like summer here in the U.S., specifically in the northeast. But on the days where the weather isn’t the best, it makes for a great excuse to hop onto an online casino and play some slot games. So why not play some of the newer games? Here are 10 new slot games to look at when gearing up for your next session.10...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Compromise

13 June 2021
Life is full of compromises, and sometimes casino players compromise on the games they play.Maybe they compromise because they're with a group and want to be part of the gang. Maybe they compromise because of budgets or bankrolls.I've accumulated a few stories from readers who sometimes played games that weren't their favorites because of outside influences.BRENDA: This all seems so dumb to me now...read more
 
Articles by John  Marchel

Lockdown Practice is Important

12 June 2021
With the restrictions imposed by Covid-19, you might stuck in the house and feeling bad, watching TV, reading some, clearing the garage, and trying to be busy. How about practicing some blackjack?Instead of counting down a single deck in 30 seconds (that is a must) start doing two decks in 60 seconds, four decks in 1 minute-45 seconds, six decks in 2 minutes-45 seconds and eight decks in 3 minutes-45 seconds.If you can make the above times, you will keep up with any dealer in any casino...read more
 
Articles by Dan  Ippolito
Articles by Dan Ippolito

Casino City’s Friday Five: Las Vegas convention space and casino opening edition

11 June 2021
This week, there was a wide variety of news in the gambling industry. We saw a man from New Jersey get arrested for allegedly funding his online gambling accounts in an unusual and illegal manner. Before we hit those details, we have a contest at Intertops Casino Red, historical horse racing coming to New Hampshire and more news on a couple of highly anticipated openings in Las Vegas.Let’s kick this off with some picnic fun at Intertops:5...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Deuces Wild VP and Roulette Advice

10 June 2021
QUESTION: One thing I see a lot in Deuces Wild video poker is four of a kind and full houses paying the same amount. If you bet five coins you get 20 back. Sometimes you see full houses pay only 15, and I'm told four of a kind can pay 25, though I've never seen it.I know Deuces Wild odds can be lot different than other games because of the wild cards, but can four of a kind really come up somewhere close to as often as full houses? I don't get how they can pay the same.ANSWER: Four of a kind comes up more often that full houses in Deuces Wild -- a LOT more often.Imagine you start with 2-2-5-5...read more
 
Articles by John  Robison
Articles by John Robison

Ask the Slot Expert: The gongs of Fu Dao Le

9 June 2021
Question: I play Fu Dao Le a lot. What does it take for the gongs to come out a lot or the good fortune? Answer: What does it take to get the gongs on a spin? The RNG has to generate a result that stops the reels in places that display the gongs. What does it take to get the "Good Fortune" message? The RNG has to generate numbers that correspond to a reel combination that triggers the message...read more
 
Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank Scoblete

Proper Blackjack Rules

8 June 2021
The game of blackjack is the most popular table game in the casino. Twice as many people play blackjack as play craps or roulette which are generally tied for second place. Except for slots, blackjack is king (or queen).But how many players play blackjack properly? In order to answer that question, you have to know the answer to this question: How many players know the computer derived basic strategy for the play of every player’s hand versus every dealer’s up card?While I can’t answer that question definitively, I can say from my 30 years of play that many players will play a form of basic strategy, leaving out some critical plays because they “feel” or “don’t think” those plays are the proper ones in a given situation...read more
 
Articles by Dan  Ippolito
Articles by Dan Ippolito

Top 10 Las Vegas Strip casino resorts I want to stay at

7 June 2021
Las Vegas is back to 100% capacity in most areas and it is starting to feel like the Sin City of old. Just last month, I spent five nights in Vegas and I am already looking forward to a return visit. While I won’t be there in the near future, I am always thinking of where I would like to stay next...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Single-Deck Blackjack

6 June 2021
Single-deck blackjack seems almost like a relic from the deep past. It's rare in most of the country, not common even in Nevada, and finding a single-deck game with favorable rules seems an impossible dream.So when someone who called himself "Not Blackjack Bob" emailed me about a single-deck game he found online, I had to do double and triple takes.He wanted to know about basic strategy and doubling down on hard 8, something that's not done with two decks or more...read more

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