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Articles by John  Marchel

Handling Blackjack Streaks

23 January 2021
The dictionary gives us a brief informal definition of streak when comes to gambling.a. “A brief run or stretch, as of luck.”b. ”An unbroken series, as of wins or losses.”During any blackjack gaming session, you will sometimes experience a “streak.” In the beginning of a session, you might see periods of give and take or back and forth between you and the dealer in the types of cards received.Then something seems to happen and the dealer will start to get great hands and win maybe four or five hands in a row...read more
 
Articles by Dan  Ippolito
Articles by Dan Ippolito

Casino City’s Friday Five: iGaming and sports betting launches in Virginia and Michigan edition

22 January 2021
We are just over three weeks away from Super Bowl LV and more gamblers will be able to place bets on the big game in the U.S. than ever before.This week, Virginia and Michigan, introduced sports betting, bringing the number of U.S. states/districts that offer a regulated market to 20 since the Supreme Court abolished the federal law against it back in May 2018...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Video Poker and Poker

21 January 2021
QUESTION: I'm a Double Double Bonus Poker player who dabbles in Triple Double Bonus and Triple Triple Bonus.It's Triple Triple that has me wondering about something. If you get four 2s, 3s or 4s and the fifth card is an Ace, you get 4,000 coins just like a royal flush.That has me wondering...read more
 
Articles by John  Robison
Articles by John Robison

Ask the Slot Expert: Breaking up (with a video poker machine) is hard to do

20 January 2021
A few weeks ago I wrote about how I was going to have to break up with my favorite video poker machine. It was my favorite for these reasons. There's no glare on its screen. It deals quickly when set to the fastest deal speed and it is in a quiet area of the casino...read more
 
Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank Scoblete

Mrs. Maisel and Slot Machines

19 January 2021
If you have not seen or become a fan of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon Prime), you are missing out on a glorious series to this point. It’s been three absolutely wonderful (or let me change that to “marvelous”) seasons.The story is about Miriam “Midge” Maisel, a 1950’s housewife, who wants to become and indeed does become a marvelous standup comedian...read more
 
Articles by Dan  Ippolito
Articles by Dan Ippolito

Top 10 casino openings and expansions of winter 2021

18 January 2021
We’ve been seeing it for almost a full year now. Casinos are suffering from limited capacity, reduced amenities and, at times, being required to shut down all operations.Despite these tough times, casino properties are still working to add and enhance what they can offer to patrons...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Tipping

17 January 2021
Todd is a table games player, and he's a tipper."I tended bar for many years and I know what it's like to support a family on tips," he said. "A good dealer can do a lot to make the games more fun. A bad or unpleasant dealer can make you wish you were doing anything else."So I tip...read more
 
Articles by Dan  Ippolito
Articles by Dan Ippolito

Casino City’s Friday Five: New Jersey sports betting boom edition

15 January 2021
This week, we received the news that Sheldon Adelson, chairman of Las Vegas Sands passed away, as did Las Vegas entertainment legend Siegfried Fishbacher. These two left their mark on Sin City in very different ways, but before getting into that we have some other news.New Jersey sportsbooks again find themselves breaking records, while operators in the state need to clean up their act when it comes to making timely payouts...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Online versus In-Casino Slots

14 January 2021
QUESTION: I just wanted to share my experience of the last year as a slot player in New Jersey. Like everyone else, I've been staying home more and hardly went to casinos at all, but I've been having a good time playing online.One thing I really like is that I can choose from dozens of games without leaving my recliner chair...read more
 
Articles by John  Robison
Articles by John Robison

Ask the Slot Expert: Las Vegas casinos are not giving anything away anymore

13 January 2021
Question: Years ago our team at work, 12 of us, were all going from Southern California to St. Louis. Someone had the great idea to leave from separate airports. Some from Los Angeles, some from Ontario, and some from Orange County, in case there was an accident all of us wouldn't be dead. We all flew Southwest...read more

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