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  • The Best Of Racinos Awards
    The Best Of Racinos Awards Strictly Slots magazine’s annual survey of the country’s favorite racinos By Sean Chaffin   RESORT CATEGORIES   BEST OVERALL RACINO Who can resist a great combination like horse racing and casino gambling? Maybe you’ll start things off by heading to the track to bet a… Read more »
  • THAT TILTED TIME
    THAT TILTED TIME Losing control in the casino can cost you big By Frank Scoblete   Please note: Going on tilt can have various meanings but generally it means losing control of some type. Could mean betting for too long; bet- ting much too much; or just acting foolishly. It… Read more »
  • HUNTING BIG PAYDAYS
    HUNTING BIG PAYDAYS Aces offer video poker players a reason to play By John Grochowski   Video poker games with enhanced payoffs on four Aces have been a video poker staple for more than two decades. Bonus Poker, Double Bonus Poker, Double Double Bonus Poker, Triple Double Bonus Poker and… Read more »
  • FANTASTIC FIFTY
    FANTASTIC FIFTY World Series of Poker adds plenty of extras for its 50th Anniversary celebration By Sean Chaffin   The cards are flying through the air and the battle for the gold bracelets is underway. The World Series of Poker celebrates its 50th anniversary this year and kicked off the… Read more »
  • FOR THOSE ABOUT TO ROCK
    FOR THOSE ABOUT TO ROCK Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City is the regions must-visit entertainment complex. By J. Phillip Vogel   Atlantic City is a gambling town, a multi-billion-dollar casino market that draws millions of players from surrounding states each year. For much of the past decade, the… Read more »
  • THE INNER GAMBLER
    THE INNER GAMBLER The angels and demons of slot play By Frank Scoblete   They hover in, over and around those machines, airy beings floating their powerful ideas into your mind. They are the good voices and the bad voices; the ones telling you to play, play, and play some… Read more »
  • VIDEO VS REEL SLOTS
    VIDEO VS REEL SLOTS Some players love video slots – others just hate ’em By John Grochowski   When I started playing in casinos in those days of yore called the 1980s, virtually all slot machines were three-reel steppers with mechanical reels and handles on the sides. Video? That was… Read more »
  • SLOTS WITH AN EDGE
    SLOTS WITH AN EDGE Incredible Technologies continues its winning strategy of creating unique platforms and innovative games By John Grochowski   There’s no problem with identity at Incredible Technologies. Everyone in the casino industry knows the slotmaker in the Chicago suburb of Vernon Hills, Illinois. For one thing, it’s the… Read more »
  • THE BEST OF RACINOS AWARDS
    THE BEST OF RACINOS AWARDS Strictly Slots magazine’s annual survey of the country’s favorite racinos By Sean Chaffin   Racinos have been a part of the gaming industry ever since the Prairie Meadows racetrack in Iowa added slots in 1996. That tentative first step into a new genre of gambling… Read more »
  • Strictly Slots Magazine May 2019
    Strictly Slots Magazine May 2019 LOOSEST SLOTS AWARDS Our annual report on the most generous slots in the USA THE NEXT STAGE Next Gaming brings arcade-style excitement to the casino floor MICHIGAN POSSIBLE Some of the best casino destinations call this Great Lakes state home By Karrie Zukowski RITUALS AND… Read more »
  • Casino Player Magazine May 2019
    Casino Player Magazine May 2019 COVERING THE BASES A Bettor’s Guide to Wagering on Baseball By Sean Chaffin LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION Where is the most advantageous table position? By Jack Clayton JUDGEMENT CALL Tough decisions with a short bankroll By John Grochowski BITS AND PIECES 30 years of gambling and… Read more »
  • BITS AND PIECES
    BITS AND PIECES 30 years of gambling and casino writing By Frank Scoblete   I am now in my 30th year of casino writing and in my 31st year of casino playing. Those are long periods of time. So much good – and some bad – have happened to me… Read more »
  • JUDGEMENT CALL
    JUDGEMENT CALL Tough decisions with a short bankroll By John Grochowski   It’s easy to tell others there’s a right way and a wrong way to play video poker hands when it’s not their money at risk and not yours. I’m happy enough to tell 9-6 Double Double Bonus Poker… Read more »
  • LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION
    LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION Where is the most advantageous table position? By Jack Clayton   Let’s talk about positioning. No, not leaning back in the recliner. You can do that anytime to relax. More like positioning in social circles, trying to meet the smartest or most influential people to learn how… Read more »
  • COVERING THE BASES
    COVERING THE BASES A Bettor’s Guide to Wagering on Baseball By Sean Chaffin   The scent of the grass, the crack of the bat. The smell of hot dogs and popcorn wafting through the air, and a cup of ice-cold beer – baseball season is back and bettors are ready.… Read more »
  • RITUALS AND SUPERSTITION
    RITUALS AND SUPERSTITION What some players do to try and gain an edge By John Grochowski   I’m not superstitious, and I rarely notice other players with lucky charms or performing good-luck rituals. Oh, I’m happy to egg on my brother Jay in his jackpot dance. No doubt he amused… Read more »
  • MICHIGAN POSSIBLE
    MICHIGAN POSSIBLE Some of the best casino destinations call this Great Lakes state home By Karrie Zukowski   Gorgeous as it may be, Michigan is not just a pretty state that borders four of the Great Lakes, has thousands of inland lakes and is the birthplace of Motown. It’s the… Read more »
  • THE NEXT STAGE
    THE NEXT STAGE Next Gaming brings arcade-style excitement to the casino floor   Traditional slot machines have long been the lifeblood of the casino industry. Their domination of the casino floor has gone unrivaled for decades, serving as revenue generators complete with a built-in audience and guaranteed sustained profits. But… Read more »
  • LOOSEST SLOTS AWARDS
    LOOSEST SLOTS AWARDS Our annual report on the most generous slots in the USA   Once again, it’s time for our annual report on where to find the best, loosest slots in America! It has long been the mission of Strictly Slots to arm players with everything they need to… Read more »
  • Strictly Slots Magazine April 2019
    Strictly Slots Magazine April 2019 JACKS ARE BETTER Choosing video poker over the slots By John Grochowski PENNY PINCHING SLOT SYSTEMS Stay in control and protect your money By Frank Scoblete MARYLAND MANIA Virgina may be for lovers, but Maryland is where the action is By Karrie Zukowski IT’S ALL… Read more »

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