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Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Three-Card Poker Hole-Card Play

11 February 2021
QUESTION: I get that basic strategy in Three Card Poker is to play with Queen-6-4 or better and fold with less. What if you can see one of the dealer's cards.A couple of years ago, I was playing in a casino where the shuffler at a Three Card Poker table was out of more
Articles by John  Robison
Articles by John Robison

Ask the Slot Expert: When do you redeem your slot club points?

10 February 2021
When Starbucks has an online game, you can get entries without making a purchase by answering a few questions. One of the questions is about how you use your stars. (You earn stars by making purchases, completing challenges to purchase certain items or make a certain number of purchases, and playing more
Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank Scoblete

Wild New Slot Machines

9 February 2021
Raymond Van Lyman is a person with a mission. He has created several slot machines that he feels will be the future of the “beasts” as he calls them. Here are some of his ideas and comments. Will these machines pique the love of slot players or will they end up in the graveyard of slot machine doom? Only you, the player, knows.Fat Chance (Counting calories counts!)Lyman: “Our society is so hung up on what foods we put in our mouths that many restaurants now have calorie counts on their more
Articles by Narciso   Baldo
Articles by Narciso Baldo

Top 10 tips for reviewing your poker hand history

8 February 2021
Most ambitious poker players will set aside each time to assess their game. There are various ways to do this, but a hand history review session is one of the most popular. It involves downloading the hands from the poker client or tracking software and analyzing street by street how he/she more
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Video Poker's Variance and Volatility

7 February 2021
Payback percentage tells us much of what we need to know in comparing video poker games, but it doesn't tell us everything.There's also volatility to consider, and that can be measured in variance. Given a large number of sessions using expert strategies, what portion will bring larger than average wins? What portion will bring larger than average losses?Those things go more
Articles by Jerry  Stickman
Articles by Jerry Stickman

Blackjack Betting Advice

6 February 2021
The number of wins and losses are relatively even in the game of blackjack – 47 percent wins and 53 percent losses. Because of this fact, many novice blackjack players figure that can develop a betting scheme that will guarantee them winning sessions after winning sessions.I once was one of those novice more
Articles by Dan  Ippolito
Articles by Dan Ippolito

Casino City’s Friday Five: Super Bowl LV prop bet edition

5 February 2021
We are two days away from Super Bowl LV and, as you can probably assume, it has been and will be different than most years.?? TWO. DAYS. LEFT. ?? (by @Ford)??: #SBLV -- Sunday 6:30pm ET on CBS??: NFL app // Yahoo Sports app— NFL (@NFL) February 5, 2021 Media day was done earlier this week over video chats rather than the in-person event filled with hundreds as we have previously experienced more
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Oh, Lucky Day!

4 February 2021
QUESTION: I had something happen at a Mississippi Stud table I thought would make a fun story to tell your readers.There were only two players at the table, me in the middle and a woman on the end to my left. The casino had a limit of three players per table, so there was one spot not being used.She was dealt a pair of 6s and tilted them to ask the dealer, "What should I do with these?" I could see too, and could see the dealer didn't really want to answer, so I said, "You should make the maximum more
Articles by John  Robison
Articles by John Robison

Ask the Slot Expert: Tripped up by "up to"

3 February 2021
I've needed a new cell phone for a year or so now. Well, I don't actually need a new phone. I need a new battery for my five-year old Samsung Galaxy S6. There's an authorized Samsung repair facility two blocks from my regular Starbucks (nearby, that is) that can do the more
Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank Scoblete

When is it time to run from the casino?

2 February 2021
There are times to “run” in a casino and, perhaps, to do other things in addition to that. Let’s take a look at some scenarios and see what should be done.“I am getting hammered. I just can’t seem to win in this session. What should I do? I was thinking of getting more money from my safe in my more

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