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BJ Bob and Single Deck BJ

11 July 2021
My card-playing pal Blackjack Bob contacted me early in June to say it was about time we got together. It had been more than a month, and he was ready for some 21 talk. We met for lunch at a non-casino restaurant, and after the usual small talk about families and work, I asked what was up. "We had a large family gathering over Memorial Day weekend," he said. ... (read more)
 

Three Card Poker and Pair Plus

8 July 2021
QUESTION: I've been reading about Three Card Poker and Pair Plus, including something you've said about the house edge on the original version being 2.32 percent while the common edge today is 7.28 percent. The only difference between the two is that flushes pay 4-for-1 on 3-for-1 on the other. The rest are ... (read more)
 

MultiDraw and Lightning Poker

4 July 2021
In the last year or so, I've spotlighted a couple of creative video poker games devised by independent developer Tim Nottke through his company, Realize Gaming. One is MultiDraw Poker, and we're going to be seeing a lot of that in the coming months through a distribution deal. In that one, a MultiCard symbol can trigger extra cards, hands and multipliers. ... (read more)
 

One Deck versus Six Deck Blackjack

1 July 2021
QUESTION: I was walking through a table pit, looking at blackjack games. Most were six decks, but there was one single-deck game open. A guy walking past me said, "You don't want to play the single-deck. It's terrible." I admit I'm no expert. I just started playing last year and learned basic strategy on the computer while the casinos were closed. ... (read more)
 

Hot and Cold Causes

27 June 2021
In early June, I found myself at a pizza party with old friends catching up on what we've been up to over the last year-plus. One of the old friends was Darla, a pal since college years. She approached with an exasperated look on her face. "Can you talk to Ned?" she asked, pointing to her husband. ... (read more)
 

A Royal Run

24 June 2021
QUESTION: In video poker, do you believe that if a machine hits for a royal once and you stay with it, it will hit again? I had a run where I had a royal, then I moved around and when I got another royal, it was on the same machine. A couple of days later, there was another royal, and it hit me that was on the same machine, too. ... (read more)
 

Great Internet Roulette

20 June 2021
In the first few states to legalize online casino gambling, a brave new world is opening to American roulette players. Many online venues are offering single-zero roulette, something infrequently seen in brick-and-mortar casinos. Not only that. Some are offering French roulette complete with rules that can trim the house edge to 1.35 percent. ... (read more)
 

Sevens Wild

17 June 2021
QUESTION: I found a video poker game online called Sevens Wild. It's the same as Deuces Wild except the wild cards are 7s instead of 2s. I talked about it with a guy at the office who's a big video poker fan. He said I should stick with Deuces and that Sevens Wild had lower returns. I don't understand why that should be. ... (read more)
 

Compromise

13 June 2021
Life is full of compromises, and sometimes casino players compromise on the games they play. Maybe they compromise because they're with a group and want to be part of the gang. Maybe they compromise because of budgets or bankrolls. I've accumulated a few stories from readers who sometimes played games that weren't their favorites because of outside influences. ... (read more)
 

Deuces Wild VP and Roulette Advice

10 June 2021
QUESTION: One thing I see a lot in Deuces Wild video poker is four of a kind and full houses paying the same amount. If you bet five coins you get 20 back. Sometimes you see full houses pay only 15, and I'm told four of a kind can pay 25, though I've never seen it. I know Deuces Wild odds can be lot ... (read more)

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John Grochowski
John Grochowski is the best-selling author of The Craps Answer Book, The Slot Machine Answer Book and The Video Poker Answer Book. His weekly column is syndicated to newspapers and Web sites, and he contributes to many of the major magazines and newspapers in the gaming field, including Midwest Gaming and Travel, Slot Manager, Casino Journal, Strictly Slots and Casino Player.

Listen to John Grochowski's "Casino Answer Man" tips Tuesday through Friday at 5:18 p.m. on WLS-AM (890) in Chicago. Look for John Grochowski on Facebook and Twitter @GrochowskiJ.

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John Grochowski
John Grochowski is the best-selling author of The Craps Answer Book, The Slot Machine Answer Book and The Video Poker Answer Book. His weekly column is syndicated to newspapers and Web sites, and he contributes to many of the major magazines and newspapers in the gaming field, including Midwest Gaming and Travel, Slot Manager, Casino Journal, Strictly Slots and Casino Player.

Listen to John Grochowski's "Casino Answer Man" tips Tuesday through Friday at 5:18 p.m. on WLS-AM (890) in Chicago. Look for John Grochowski on Facebook and Twitter @GrochowskiJ.

John Grochowski Websites:

www.casinoanswerman.com

Books by John Grochowski:

> More Books By John Grochowski