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Articles by Dan  Ippolito
Articles by Dan Ippolito

Casino City’s Friday Five: World Series of Poker and jackpots edition

16 July 2021
The 2021 World Series of Poker Online events continue on but those aren’t the only headlines for the WSOP this week. Before we go into more details on that, we also have several jackpot winners at Treasure Island in Las Vegas, a new casino opening and another major mega-dollars merge and acquisition from the gambling space.Let’s begin with some lucky winners:5...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Slot Payback Percentages

15 July 2021
QUESTION: I don't get slot machine payback percentages. When a casino says its games pay 90 percent, why don't I actually get 90 percent. I put $20 in a penny slot, I'm not cashing out $18. More often than not, I'm cashing out zero. Isn't that zero percent?ANSWER: Did you bet your entire $20 without a single payoff? That would be a zero percent payback.But that's not what happens...read more
 
Articles by John  Robison
Articles by John Robison

Ask the Slot Expert: Predetermination and slot machines

14 July 2021
Question: I don't get it. You are very knowledgeable when it comes to gambling and that's why your "page" is so successful and so many, like me, look forward to receiving your weekly newsletter. However, you seem to spend a lot -- I mean a lot -- of time addressing how the slot machines work. This is a waste of time...read more
 
Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank Scoblete

Slot Revolution

13 July 2021
In a former column I discussed the evolution of the slot machine over an approximately 130 year period beginning in 1890-91 with the Sittman and Pitt mechanical device which ruled the bar scene for a few years to be replaced by Charles Fey’s true slot machine, the Liberty Bell, in about 1893.Other unscrupulous manufacturers imitated Fey’s machine and some even had the gall to call their machines the Liberty Bell...read more
 
Articles by Dan  Ippolito
Articles by Dan Ippolito

Top 10 best bets to win the MLB World Series

12 July 2021
We just crossed the halfway point to the 2021 Major League Baseball season and there are some teams we fully expected to be at the top of the standings at the half-way point and some that are surprises to many. Now that we have a better idea of teams’ true identities, it is time to make some predictions on who can win it all.Our resident “seamhead” Nick Mariano presented some prop bets to consider before the season started as well...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

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
 
Articles by John  Marchel

Facts About Horse Racing

10 July 2021
When we talk about racing and gambling, we mean horse and dog racing, (dog racing is a subjectfor another article). Horse racing goes back thousands of years and is known as the "Sport ofKings."The Greeks turned horses into racing animals around 2500 BC...read more
 
Articles by Dan  Ippolito
Articles by Dan Ippolito

Casino City’s Friday Five: World Series of Poker Online and casino expansions edition

9 July 2021
The World Series of Poker Online events are underway and several events have concluded with plenty more to come. Before we get into some new bracelet winners, we have some other news around the gambling world. This week, we have a new contest at Intertops Casino Red, a major jackpot win on the Las Vegas Strip, an expansion at San Manuel Casino and a new casino coming to Nebraska.5...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

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...read more
 
Articles by John  Robison
Articles by John Robison

Ask the Slot Expert: Accounting for bonus rounds in long-term payback

7 July 2021
Question: Interesting bit on the buffets. We always enjoyed them, however, the amount of food wasted bothers us more and more. And how much food should one eat at a meal anyway? I remember years ago the coffee shop at the Excalibur used to have a $4.99 ham and eggs breakfast special in the wee hours...read more

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