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Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank Scoblete

Strange Attractors

7 September 2021
Chew on this: “In the mathematical field of dynamical systems, an attractor is a set of numerical values toward which a system tends to evolve, for a wide variety of starting conditions of the system. System values that get close enough to the attractor values remain close even if slightly disturbed.” …WikipediaClearly I have little knowledge of what this actually means except that things are attracted to each other in math and in actual areas of life such as economics and perhaps in casino more
Articles by Dan  Ippolito
Articles by Dan Ippolito

Top 10 new online slots for fall 2021

6 September 2021
Over the last few weeks we have seen a couple of land-based casinos adding new restrictions or even temporarily shutting their doors due to rise in COVID-19 cases. Luckily for online casinos, they are not fighting these types of issues. As players continue to turn to online gambling, more and more new slots continue to more
Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank Scoblete

Philosophy of Play

5 September 2021
QUESTION: I don’t know if you ever got a question such as this before but here goes. I counted the number of books you have published, about 33 on gambling alone. I want to know in a nutshell what is your philosophy of play? I am guessing that it is in all your books but can you put your finger on it in answer to my question: What is your philosophy of playing casino games? Make it simple so I understand it.ANSWER: Actually, first and foremost you must know the game that you are more
Articles by Jerry  Stickman
Articles by Jerry Stickman

Triple Double Bonus Video Poker

4 September 2021
A question from Jody on Triple Double Bonus video poker.Hi again Stickman,Hope you're having a nice day.Here I have some Triple Double Bonus Video Poker Questions.I'm holding the 2h, 2s, 2c, 4d, 4s.Instead of giving you the whole pay schedule, I'll just give you the part of it that's relevant.Four 2's with an Ace, 3, or 4 kicker pays 2000-for-5.Four 2's without a kicker pays 400-for-5.A full house pays out 45-for-5.Based on the pay outs, how would you play this hand?If the full house was to pay 40-for-5, should I play it any differently?Thanks again for your advice.All the best,JodyHi Jody,Alright, when a full house pays 45 for 5 (and four 2’s with a kicker pays 2000-for-5 and four 2’s pays 400-for-5), the total return is a very nice 99.578 percent.In this situation, the top holds are:1) Either the 2h, 2s, 2c, 4d -or the- 2h, 2s, 2c, 4s on average pays 53.8298 credits for the five credits played.2) The 2h, 2s, 2c, 4d, 4s (the initially dealt full house) on average pays 45 credits for the five credits played.3) The 2h, 2s, 2c on average returns 43.566615 credits for the five credits played.From there the returns drop off dramatically and other holds should not be considered.Now let’s see what happens when the pay for a full house is reduced to 40-for-5 but the pays for four 2’s with a kicker and four 2’s without a kicker remain the more
Articles by Dan  Ippolito
Articles by Dan Ippolito

Casino City’s Friday Five: New cars and free rent edition

3 September 2021
It would be great to walk into a casino and end up leaving with enough winnings to go out and purchase a new car. Well for COVID nurse at a Florida casino, they ended up just taking home a new BMW after the casino reached a milestone. Also this week, we have a Nevada casino offering a free rent incentive program, the World Series of Poker updating its vaccination rules, Ontario’s impressive first week of single-event sports betting and Las Vegas ready for a big Labor Day Weekend.Let’s begin with someone’s new more
Articles by Royal  Flushes
Articles by Royal Flushes

Play it Right: Comps

2 September 2021
ABBY: Comps are great.CINDY: Comps are awful.ABBY: Which are they then, really, awful or great?CINDY: I think they are both. Without a doubt they are both.ABBY: We know that comps are “rewards” for playing the various casino games. The more money you bet, the longer you play, the house edge on the bets you choose to make, and maybe how often you actually come to the casino in a period of time can go into telling the casino what you are worth to more
Articles by John  Robison
Articles by John Robison

Ask the Slot Expert: Determining results on a slot machine: RNG. Bingo drawing. Horse race?

1 September 2021
Question: Historic Horse Racing slots are coming to NH. I think I have a good understanding of how class III slots work. I have no idea how class II machines work. How the hell do you go from racing results to the display of the more
Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank Scoblete

The Best Bets at Craps

31 August 2021
Last week I delved into two ideas to protect your money when you play the game of craps. This week I will tackle probably the biggest controversy in craps, which bets to make and which to avoid. This is a controversy because so many players have to many different ideas of how to properly play the game.Obviously, I won’t be able to cover every bet in the game but it won’t be hard to get the picture I will be more
Articles by Dan  Ippolito
Articles by Dan Ippolito

Top 10 casino restaurant and bar openings

30 August 2021
Typically, our openings and expansions columns are casino and sportsbook focused, but today we turn our attention to a more specific type of opening. There are never too many places or choices for food and drinks when visiting a casino, so as more and more new venues open up across the U.S., here we take a look at 10 new restaurants, lounges and sports bars that were unveiled in recent weeks, or are nearing a grand opening more
Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank Scoblete

Good Craps, Bad Craps

29 August 2021
QUESTION: This is about the game of craps. I have heard the saying good craps versus bad craps. One guy referred to another player as a bad-craps player. He said players hate bad-craps players. What does that mean? I wasn’t aware that players scrutinize other players’ bets so closely as to determine who is a good player and who is a bad player.ANSWER: I think there is a confusion in the language more

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