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  • THE HOME RUN OF SLOTS
    THE HOME RUN OF SLOTS Go for the big score or the steady wins By Frank Scoblete   I love baseball. I am a New York Yankees fan (do not boo me!) ever since I met Joe DiMaggio in 1953 shortly after he retired. It was my first time at… Read more »
  • VIDEO POKER MYTHS
    VIDEO POKER MYTHS Exploring a few of the common video poker misconceptions By John Grochowski   With almost all things that have been with us for a while, myths develop. Some myths are based on fact, others are based on the way the human mind thinks the facts should be.… Read more »
  • TOURNAMENT TIME
    TOURNAMENT TIME Slot competitions offer plenty of fun and a shot at some BIG paydays By Sean Chaffin   3 … 2 … 1. Go!   The casino buzzes with excitement as gamblers begin tap, tap, tapping those buttons on their machines. The sounds, bells, whistles, and pulsing lights fill… Read more »
  • RISING STAR
    RISING STAR AGS continues to create exciting games we all love to play By John Grochowski   What drives a slot manufacturer to make the games in its own style? At American Gaming Systems, it’s partly that game designers produce games they love to play themselves. “Nearly all of AGS’… Read more »
  • Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood Announces Winners of Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
    Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood Announces Winners of Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Sean Winter Wins Seminole Flagship Event for $698,175   HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (Aug. 14, 2019) – For the fifth consecutive year, the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open (SHRPO) concluded with the crowning of The Big 4… Read more »
  • KNOW WHEN TO DUMP ‘EM
    KNOW WHEN TO DUMP ‘EM Good starting cards may not always be that golden opportunity By Jack Clayton   We all have favorites. Maybe you grew up in New York and root for the Yankees and Knicks. What Chicago native wouldn’t have a soft spot in their hearts for the… Read more »
  • FORCED BET GAMES
    FORCED BET GAMES When you can’t just bet the minimum By John Grochowski   My wife Marcy and I play a mix of penny slots when we go to the casino together – progressives, non-progressives, games with pick-a-prize bonuses, games with free spins, games with and without pop culture tie-ins.… Read more »
  • THOSE UPS AND DOWNS
    THOSE UPS AND DOWNS Protect your bankroll like a pro By Frank Scoblete   You are a $10 blackjack player and you buy in for $300 and go about your business trying to beat the house. You know the computer derived basic strategy and you use it exclusively. You do… Read more »
  • FANTASTIC 50TH
    FANTASTIC 50TH The WSOP draws huge numbers, 55-year-old wins second-largest event for $10 million By Sean Chaffin   The World Series of Poker not only celebrated its 50th Main Event champion this summer, but also continued attracting massive player fields and continued it’s tradition as the game’s biggest poker spectacle.… Read more »
  • Strictly Slots Magazine July 2019
    Strictly Slots Magazine July 2019 SLOTS TO THE MAX When is the right time to bet maximum? By John Grochowski THE NEED FOR SPEED How fast should you play your video poker hands? By Jerry “Stickman” Stich THE ROYAL FACTOR How much does the royal flush impact your game’s payback… Read more »
  • Casino Player Magazine July 2019
    Casino Player Magazine July 2019 BEST CASINO GAME ODDS IN VEGAS Where to go and what to play in Sin City By Cliff Spiller WHEN SLOT WORLDS COLLIDE Online casino slots in the real world By John Grochowski THE FALSE DONKEY STRATEGY Flying under the radar by pretending to be… Read more »
  • GORE, GOLD AND GREED
    GORE, GOLD AND GREED Everything from zombies to worthless cash By Frank Scoblete   Manufacturers of slot machines can sometimes go off the deep end. They can be all wet in their approach to what kinds of machines players actually want to play. Some of you might not know this,… Read more »
  • THE ROYAL FACTOR
    THE ROYAL FACTOR How much does the royal flush impact your game’s payback schedule?  The answer might surprise you. By Jerry “Stickman” Stich   Most serious video poker players know how much their favorite video poker machine pays with expert play. For example: Full pay (9/6: 9 for 1 for… Read more »
  • THE NEED FOR SPEED
    THE NEED FOR SPEED How fast should you play your video poker hands? By Jerry “Stickman” Stich   Each video poker player has their own comfort level when it comes to how fast, or slow, to play their favorite game. Some set the speed of the machine on the slowest… Read more »
  • SLOTS TO THE MAX
    SLOTS TO THE MAX When is the right time to bet maximum? By John Grochowski   For decades, players have been told they should always bet the max to get the best possible payback percentage. That’s still the case for most of the three-reel stepper slots, as well as on… Read more »
  • IN THE BLOOD
    IN THE BLOOD Misha Matorin details a life in the circus and beyond By Tim Wassberg   Misha Matorin knows a thing or two about the circus. Growing up in the Moscow Circus before progressing onto his own producing gigs and performances (and before ascending up to Cirque du Solei… Read more »
  • THE FALSE DONKEY STRATEGY
    THE FALSE DONKEY STRATEGY Flying under the radar by pretending to be a weak player By Jack Clayton   It’s the middle of the summer and in Vegas the most popular games in town are betting baseball and poker tournaments. Deception is common in baseball play and in sports wagering.… Read more »
  • WHEN SLOT WORLDS COLLIDE
    WHEN SLOT WORLDS COLLIDE Online casino slots in the real world By John Grochowski   It was a hot summer day, the kind that will wilt you in half the time it takes to get from the back door to the car door. Marcy and I had decided to take… Read more »
  • BEST CASINO GAME ODDS IN VEGAS
    BEST CASINO GAME ODDS IN VEGAS Where to go and what to play in Sin City By Cliff Spiller   Welcome to Las Vegas, the most fabulous international travel destination. For gamblers, Las Vegas is the full package. It combines a comprehensive gaming experience with charming amenities and brilliant attractions.… Read more »
  • Strictly Slots Magazine June 2019
    Strictly Slots Magazine June 2019 THE BEST OF RACINOS AWARDS Strictly Slots magazine’s annual survey of the country’s favorite racinos By Sean Chaffin SLOTS WITH AN EDGE Incredible Technologies continues its winning strategy of creating unique platforms and innovative games By John Grochowski VIDEO VS REEL SLOTS Some players love video… Read more »

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