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Articles by Royal  Flushes
Articles by Royal Flushes

Compensation II

18 April 2024
CINDY: Most casino players who play even minimum bets will get some form of comp from the casinos they frequent.ABBY: Comps go with the territory of casino playing. We can consider these rewards for your past play or inducements to continue your play into the future...read more
 
Articles by John  Robison
Articles by John Robison

Ask the Slot Expert: Slot machines with disabled bet buttons

17 April 2024
Question: We have slot machines that have 30-cent, 60-cent, 90-cent, $1.50 and $3.00 buttons but only the 60-cent and $3.00 buttons work. Is that machine legal? Answer: This is one of those questions where I wish the writer had given more details about location...read more
 
Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank Scoblete

She Lost a Whole Day

16 April 2024
It was April 2nd in the mid-1990s (or thereabouts) and this was at Golden Nugget in Las Vegas near the jingling Treasure Island slot machines and she came up to my wife the Beautiful AP and me and asked, “Do you know what day this is?”“It’s April second,” we said.She looked confused...read more
 
Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank Scoblete

Best Bets

14 April 2024
Best BetsTake your pick, my friends.Casinos are good places to play games. Casinos are the worst places to play games. There are some excellent bets in the casinos. There are some horrible bets in the casinos.Those above sentences are absolutely true.There are some excellent bets in the casinos, even though even the best bets have house edges attached to them, small ones...read more
 
Articles by Jerry  Stickman
Articles by Jerry Stickman

What Casinos Make on Games

13 April 2024
Each gambler visiting Las Vegas has their own favorite game or games. By far the favorite is slot machines. Other electronic games on the floor or at the bar include video poker, video blackjack, and video keno. These are all included in the general slots category.For table games, blackjack and craps are popular...read more
 
Articles by Royal  Flushes
Articles by Royal Flushes

Compensations

11 April 2024
CINDY: Our general opinion about comps that the casino gives us is to take what they offer but not to go comp-crazy. Playing for comps is a true waste of your time, your mental time mainly, and your money.ABBY: It is important to understand that the casinos give back a certain amount of a player’s potential losses in the form of what some players think of as “free stuff.” There is nothing or almost nothing free in a casino – maybe the air...read more
 
Articles by John  Robison
Articles by John Robison

Ask the Slot Expert: Facial recognition at slot machines

10 April 2024
Question: Are there cameras in VLT machines to identify players? Answer: I suppose the theory is that the machine's generosity will be affected by who is playing it. Let's say that the casino can alter a machine for whatever reason...read more
 
Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank Scoblete

Where Jackpot Originated

9 April 2024
To Frank Scoblete:So, we were in the car, on the way home from a trip to our local casino. My Father-in-Law was reminiscing about a good win he had just hours earlier. He referred to his big win as a Pot. "That was a good ‘Pot’ that I hit in the High Limit Slot Section."That led to an intriguing discussion about Jackpots, and where the term Jackpot originated.When we got home, I did a quick Internet search and found a lot of agreement that the term Jackpot originated from a poker game in the late 1800's called Jack-Pots.You had to have "Jacks or Better" to open the bid...read more
 
Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank Scoblete

Big Wins? Or Little Wins?

7 April 2024
I am a conservative player and I have become even more conservative in my goals and betting strategies as I’ve aged (beautifully I might add, aging that is).I do not look to make a killing at any game. I want to be able to play for the number of hours that I wish and win or lose, nothing really touches me on an economic level...read more
 
Articles by Jerry  Stickman
Articles by Jerry Stickman

My Favorite Games

6 April 2024
From Steve,Stickman,I like reading the articles you write. You make some very good points. I notice you write mostly about video poker. I expect you mostly play video poker when you visit casinos. My question to you is what are all of your favorite casino game and how often do you play each of them.Awaiting your answers.SteveHi Steve,Yes, I write a lot about video poker, but I play several games when in a casino – not every game on every visit, however...read more

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