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Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank Scoblete

Magic!

17 May 2022
There was a time when everybody celebrated Christmas or, at least, our society assumed everybody celebrated Christmas. It was a magical time of year and, as a kid, I believed in magic. Heck, there had to be magic; I could see it in the world round me, couldn’t I?There were glowing lights of all colors throughout the avenues and in the stores and store fronts in Brooklyn where I lived my early years...read more
 
Articles by Dan  Ippolito
Articles by Dan Ippolito

Top 10 new casino resort restaurant openings

16 May 2022
Casinos and resorts are constantly renovated or opening new attractions and venues to stay ahead of their competition. Just a few weeks ago we covered 10 openings and expansions, but this week we are focusing on a specific area, restaurants...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Triple Play and Taxes

15 May 2022
QUESTION: I had a great hand on Triple Play Poker, and it left me with a tax question.I was playing 8-5 Double Double Bonus on a quarter Triple Play Machine. I was dealt Ace-Jack of clubs and a bunch of low cards, so I drew three cards.Miracle of miracles, the bottom hand brought the other three Aces, the middle hand brought the 10, King and Queen of clubs, and the top hand brought Jacks of spades and hearts.That gave me four Aces for 800 credits ($200), a royal flush for 4,000 credits ($1,000) and three Jacks for 15 coins ($3.75).An attendant congratulated me but told me I had to sign a tax form before she could pay me.That didn't seem right...read more
 
Articles by Jerry  Stickman
Articles by Jerry Stickman

The 8/5 versus 7/5 Debate

14 May 2022
Stickman,Consider this hand: 9, T, J, Q, 9 unsuited.The right play on a Jacks or Better, or 8/5 Bonus Poker game is to hold the low pair over a four-card open-ended straight. However, on 7/5 Bonus Poker, why is that incorrect?Why on 7/5 Bonus Poker is a four-card open-ended straight preferable to a low pair?DanHi Dan,That is a very good question.Since the only thing that has changed is the pay table, the answer has to lie there...read more
 
Articles by Dan  Ippolito
Articles by Dan Ippolito

Casino City’s Friday Five: Las Vegas Strip shakeup edition

13 May 2022
After a trip to Las Vegas, I am back to break down what took place this week in the gambling world. While in Sin City, rumors were rumbling about that there will be a property sold by Caesars Entertainment. Before we take a closer look at that, we have some other top stories to cover...read more
 
Articles by Royal  Flushes
Articles by Royal Flushes

Controlling the Dice

12 May 2022
CINDY: What is the most controversial aspects of craps right now and since 1990 or so?ABBY: Whether some players can actually control or influence the dice. I think for the last three decades that has been a major source of discussion among craps players and gambling writers.CINDY: I know there are also camps among those who teach this aspect of the game and some of these camps do not like others of these camps...read more
 
Articles by John  Robison
Articles by John Robison

Ask the Slot Expert: My take on Three Card Poker

11 May 2022
Question: What is your take on Three Card Poker? It seems like a game that seems to be one a lot of people play. The tables seem to be full. Answer: I usually stay in my lane and stick to writing about slots and video poker, but I'll give you my thoughts on Three Card Poker. Three Card Poker was created by Derek Webb, an international poker player, in 1994...read more
 
Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank Scoblete

Shotgun Slots

10 May 2022
The wonderfully funny comedian Bill Burr did a set about guns in one of his Netflix specials. In it he went to a gun shop to buy a gun because he didn’t feel safe in his new Los Angeles neighborhood.The owner of the shop recommended that Mr...read more
 
Articles by Tadas  Peckaitis
Articles by Tadas Peckaitis

Top 10 gambling slang words every poker player should know

9 May 2022
Poker players have arguably the biggest library of slang, with many of these terms being exclusive to this card game, and you can’t hear them in other gambling environments.That said, there are other general gambling terms that aren’t exclusive to poker players but that every poker player should know...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Table Game Jackpots

8 May 2022
There once was a clear division among casino games: Jackpot hunters flocked to the slots, while table players tried to grind out profits.Caribbean Stud Poker and Let It Ride broke the mold in the 1990s. Let It Ride pays 1,000 on royal flushes...read more

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