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Third Base at Blackjack

10 March 2024
QUESTION: I enjoyed playing blackjack at home as a kid. It is a simple game and it was fun playing with friends. I recently tried playing blackjack in the casino. It was not nearly as much fun as the nickel blackjack we played at home. The atmosphere is different. Usually, the other players are quiet. ... (read more)
 

Estimating Video Poker Returns

9 March 2024
From Reggie: Hello Stickman, While I enjoy your articles and especially your video poker articles, I have an issue with something you say. You write the we should check the entire pay table and then get an app for our mobile phones or computers in order to know the return of video poker games. I do not play video poker that often and I don’t gamble that much on them. ... (read more)
 

Reading Video Poker Pay Tables

2 March 2024
From Greg: Hello Stickman, You state in your article (re. Video poker) that you never play video poker unless there is a 98% return. Are there still machines out there that have this return? I usually play in Biloxi, (IP or Boomtown) or Vegas (MGM or Caesar’s’ properties) and cannot find them. I use the payout ratio of full house to flush to determine this outcome. ... (read more)
 

A Streak Progression System at Craps

25 February 2024
QUESTION: I play craps almost exclusively when I am at a casino. Sometimes I win. On rare occasions I win a lot! Mostly I lose. I have tried various betting schemes to help me win (or lose less – lol). One system I heard about involves betting on the 11 in the center of the table. It is a one roll bet that pays 15-to-1 if it is hit. ... (read more)
 

Holding Two Pairs

24 February 2024
Video poker comes in all sorts of variants, denominations within a variant, and pay tables within a variant and denomination. This is a good thing as it provides a wide selection of video poker games. There is a game for nearly every type of video poker player. It is also a bad thing – at least for video poker players who want to make the most of their video poker play. ... (read more)
 

Facts About the Field Bet at Craps

11 February 2024
In the game of casino craps, there are many superstitions, myths, and fallacies. QUESTION: I really enjoy playing craps. The game is exciting. There is lots of camaraderie. Most important, though, there are so many ways to win. I just discovered the field bet recently. What a great way to win. You get paid when a 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, or 12 is rolled. ... (read more)
 

Stay in Control Part Three

3 February 2024
This is the third article in a series about how to stay in control when gambling. It does not matter if the gambling is in a casino or online, the pressure to lose control is there both ways. The previous articles covered bankrolls and dealing with losing streaks. Yes, winning streaks can also cause a problem with losing control. ... (read more)
 

Stay in Control Part Two

27 January 2024
This is the second article in a series about how to stay in control when gambling. It does not matter if the gambling is in a casino or online, the pressure to lose control is there both ways. The last article covered a player’s gambling bankroll. Losing streaks can also cause a control problem. Losing ... (read more)
 

Stay in Control Part One

20 January 2024
You and I more likely than not have seen it. At some point in our gambling lives, we may have even experienced it. It is not pretty. It is not helpful. It usually ends in disaster. It can start slowly and build – or it can erupt suddenly. “It” is losing control while gambling. This is the first in a series of articles dealing with how to maintain control while gambling. ... (read more)
 

Smart Video Poker Play

13 January 2024
From Sophia: Hi Stickman! I read your articles whenever I can. I love to play video poker. I play it whenever I can when I the casino. I have gotten one or two royal flushes and those were happy times. Most of the time I lose. Sometimes not much. Other times a LOT. Can you help me? How can I win more often at video poker? Sophia Hi Sophia, Thank you for your question. ... (read more)

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Jerry Stickman
Jerry “Stickman” is an expert in craps, blackjack and video poker and advantage slot machine play. He is a regular contributor to top gaming magazines. He authored the video poker section of Everything Casino Poker: Get the Edge at Video Poker, Texas Hold'em, Omaha Hi-Lo, and Pai Gow Poker! You can contact Jerry "Stickman" at stickmanjerryg@gmail.com.

Jerry Stickman Websites:

www.goldentouchcraps.com
www.goldentouchblackjack.com
Jerry Stickman
Jerry “Stickman” is an expert in craps, blackjack and video poker and advantage slot machine play. He is a regular contributor to top gaming magazines. He authored the video poker section of Everything Casino Poker: Get the Edge at Video Poker, Texas Hold'em, Omaha Hi-Lo, and Pai Gow Poker! You can contact Jerry "Stickman" at stickmanjerryg@gmail.com.

Jerry Stickman Websites:

www.goldentouchcraps.com
www.goldentouchblackjack.com