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Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank Scoblete

Take It Easy

17 November 2020
Most casino players want “action,” as defined by the constant anticipation of the upcoming decision and then by the actual decision. Then repeat and repeat and repeat again. This is true for table games players and for slot machine players.As time wears on, and perhaps some drinks kick in, the speed of this approach increases – more decisions, less anticipation; way more decisions, even less more
Articles by Tadas  Peckaitis
Articles by Tadas Peckaitis

Top 10 tips for live poker rookies

16 November 2020
With all of the restrictions happening worldwide, many people are and will be looking to try something new and have some fun as soon as it is safe to do so. I am quite sure this will also mean more players trying out live poker for the first time.If you have never played in a live poker game before, it can be quite different than online more
Articles by Royal  Flushes
Articles by Royal Flushes

Casino comps are not free

14 November 2020
ABBY: Getting comps is a big deal for many players. People think the casino is giving them free stuff.CINDY: I think players actually believe that comps are free and they do not have to be paid for. I have heard folks brag about the comps they get as if the casino just likes them enough to give them a free room, a free meal, a show or more
Articles by Dan  Ippolito
Articles by Dan Ippolito

Casino City’s Friday Five: Jackpots and poker edition

13 November 2020
Another Las Vegas resort and casino announced plans to reopen to the public. Rio-All-Suite Hotel & Casino, located right off the Las Vegas Strip and home to the World Series of Poker, will resume operations later this month. Speaking of the WSOP, the world’s most prestigious poker tournament is back in our headlines this week with the return of the Main Event, with live final more
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Varieties of Blackjack

12 November 2020
Blackjack basic strategy is not a one-size-fits-all mandate. Casinos offer differing sets of rules and playing conditions, so there are basic strategies adapted to fit the major rules variations of number of decks and whether the dealer hits soft 17.In the last decade or so, it's become common for dealers to hit soft 17 even in six-deck more
Articles by John  Robison
Articles by John Robison

Ask the Slot Expert: The last word on the bonus round on 88 Fortunes

11 November 2020
Question: On June 8th 2016 you wrote an article about 88 Fortunes and the gold coin bonuses. You said you were going to write the gaming commission in Nevada and the company that makes the game to ask them about the 12 coins and if there are three of each progressive prize (Mini, Minor, Major and Grand) underneath there all the more
Articles by Narciso   Baldo
Articles by Narciso Baldo

Top 10 reasons to invest in poker training

9 November 2020
Whether you are a recreational player or a part-time professional poker player, your goal is to win money.Poker training is one of the best ways to improve your game. (photo by Pixabay)For 99% of people playing online or in casinos – winning is the only thing they care more
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Changing Zeroes at Roulette

8 November 2020
QUESTION: I was reading your article that showed the questioner that changing the zeroes to numbers 37 and 38 wouldn't change the odds.However, that would make the odds disappear on the even money bets of even/odd and red/black, assuming that one of the numbers would be red and the other black.Then, in aggregate, the even money bets, holding no house edge, would significantly reduce the total house edge, and unless the house required a "house edge" bet in conjunction with the no-house edge more
Articles by Jerry  Stickman
Articles by Jerry Stickman

Holding Hands in Video Poker

7 November 2020
A reader asks advice about a video poker hand.Hi Stickman,I'm hoping that things are OK with you down there.I just have one question here for you about Jacks or Better. How would you play the following hand in Jacks or Better? ......Ah, Ks, Jc, Tc, 9c?Thanks again for your more
Articles by Dan  Ippolito
Articles by Dan Ippolito

Sports betting and casinos get Election Day boost in the US

6 November 2020
They were still counting votes for the U.S. Presidential Election on Friday morning. However, other topics were determined much easier on Tuesday when the polls closed, especially in the gambling industry. Earlier this week in our top 10, we covered what would be on the ballot for certain states regarding gambling laws and regulations and the results were all positive for the industry.Let’s begin with a new casino ready to move forward in Virginia.Four cities in Virginia - Bristol, Danville, Portsmouth and Norfolk – voted to approve casino expansion.The emphasis was on Danville especially from Caesars more

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