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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)
 

Some Dream Machines

6 June 2021
Sometimes new features on slot machines capture players' imaginations from the get-go. Sometimes they take a while to grow on us. A number of players have shared via email features they loved at first sight and those that took a while to accept. ROGER: The wheels like in Wheel of Fortune were an instant hit with me. ... (read more)
 

Some Dream Machines

6 June 2021
Sometimes new features on slot machines capture players' imaginations from the get-go. Sometimes they take a while to grow on us. A number of players have shared via email features they loved at first sight and those that took a while to accept. ROGER: The wheels like in Wheel of Fortune were an instant hit with me. ... (read more)
 

Single-Deck Blackjack

6 June 2021
Single-deck blackjack seems almost like a relic from the deep past. It's rare in most of the country, not common even in Nevada, and finding a single-deck game with favorable rules seems an impossible dream. So when someone who called himself "Not Blackjack Bob" emailed me about a single-deck game he found online, I had to do double and triple takes. ... (read more)
 

Bad Streaks

3 June 2021
QUESTION: I decided to mix some table games in with the slots because I heard the odds were better. I decided to start easy with roulette, then after a while I tried blackjack. It was because I heard the odds were better there, too. I tried to do it right. I looked at basic strategy tables before I played. ... (read more)
 

First Love, Conditional Love

30 May 2021
Sometimes new features on slot machines capture players' imaginations from the get-go. Sometimes they take a while to grow on us. A number of players have shared via email features they loved at first sight and those that took a while to accept. ROGER: The wheels like in Wheel of Fortune were an instant hit with me. ... (read more)
 

Repeat of the Same Hand

27 May 2021
QUESTION: I had something weird happen at Three Card Poker. I was dealt 5 of clubs, 10 of diamonds and 9 of clubs two hands in a row. It’s bad hand, one I folded right away the first time. The second time, I looked at my cards and said, “Hey, these are the same cards as last time. Were they shuffled at ... (read more)
 

Split Decisions on Pairs at Blackjack

23 May 2021
Blackjack players refer to "the basic strategy chart," but there& is not one chart. Charts for one, two and four or more decks differ. For each number of decks, there are separate charts depending on whether the dealer hits or stands on soft 17. And on a few special-case hands, there are footnotes. ... (read more)
 

You Can't Take Them Down

20 May 2021
QUESTION: Please explain something to my friend who was playing slots while I was playing craps. We hadn't set up any time to leave, but it had been a couple of hours, my friend lost a little money and came to the craps table to say, "Let's go." I said OK, I just had to wait for my last bets to be settled. ... (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.

John Grochowski Websites:

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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