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  • IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS
    IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS Think you’re an ace at video poker? See if you know how to match pay tables with the correct strategy By John Grochowski   My friend Bill is a video poker enthusiast—one who remembers how exciting it was when he first realized the difference that… Read more »
  • MARYLAND MANIA
    MARYLAND MANIA Virgina may be for lovers, but Maryland is where the action is By Karrie Zukowski   Maryland is the birthplace of the national anthem, abundant waterways and your next dream vacation. When seeking out the perfect stop for your spring escape this Mid-Atlantic state has it all: exceptional… Read more »
  • PENNY PINCHING SLOT SYSTEMS
    PENNY PINCHING SLOT SYSTEMS Stay in control and protect your money By Frank Scoblete   Unless a slot player wins a monstrous million or multi-million-dollar slot jackpot, he or she is destined for long-term losses. The machines are not programmed to create long-term winners; if they did the casinos couldn’t… Read more »
  • JACKS ARE BETTER
    JACKS ARE BETTER Choosing video poker over the slots By John Grochowski   Karl is a video poker convert, a slot player who decided to give video poker a go when he learned of its higher payback percentages. Slot percentages vary by jurisdiction and individual casino, but the penny slots… Read more »
  • Strictly Slots Magazine March 2019
    Strictly Slots Magazine March 2019 IS YOUR BANKROLL BIG ENOUGH? Win more by using these tactics for managing money SLOTS Q&A Simple Questions And Simple Answers By Frank Scoblete WINNING & LOSING IN THE LONG RUN How Much Do Payback Percentages Really Matter? $LOT $AVINGS 30 years of sound advice… Read more »
  • Casino Player Magazine March 2019
    Casino Player Magazine March 2019 CELEBRATE NATIONAL BLACKJACK DAY 10 Fun Facts About Blackjack That Will Surprise You SPORTS BETTING & UNCLE SAM Taxes on online sports betting in the United States BREAKING BAD Ways to battle the house edge By Frank Scoblete HOT AND COLD Are hot-or-cold tables a… Read more »
  • $LOT $AVINGS
    $LOT $AVINGS 30 years of sound advice By Frank Scoblete   I wish I could say that I did an exhaustive scientific survey of slot players and that my opinions in this column reflect such an amazing survey. I wish I had dozens of people working for me all over… Read more »
  • WINNING & LOSING IN THE LONG RUN
    WINNING & LOSING IN THE LONG RUN How Much Do Payback Percentages Really Matter?   How many players nowadays feel that they’re winning fewer jackpots. They blame the casinos for “tightening up” their games and lowering payback percentages (even if they have no evidence of this). While some casinos may… Read more »
  • SLOTS Q&A
    SLOTS Q&A Simple Questions And Simple Answers By Frank Scoblete   Q: I know that there something called the RNG that controls the computerized slot machines but I have no idea what this means and how the results come from this computer thingy. Can you help me on this? I… Read more »
  • IS YOUR BANKROLL BIG ENOUGH?
    IS YOUR BANKROLL BIG ENOUGH? Win more by using these tactics for managing money   It is the march of defeat, the walk of pain. Almost everyone has done it at least once, but some people do it more than others. It is the awful trudge to the money machine… Read more »
  • HOT AND COLD
    HOT AND COLD Are hot – or cold – tables a myth? It depends who you ask. By John Grochowski   In blackjack, the odds change on every hand as cards are removed from the deck. In other games, the odds are unchanging, the same on one spin of the… Read more »
  • BREAKING BAD
    BREAKING BAD Ways to battle the house edge By Frank Scoblete   The outstanding television series Breaking Bad had some horrifying things to tell us about being addicted to methamphetamine – popularly known as speed. In the show speed certainly isn’t good for the poor souls using it. Speed –… Read more »
  • Casino Player Magazine February 2019
    Casino Player Magazine February 2019 ISLAND TIME PokerStars Platinum Pass event breaks records in the Bahamas By Sean Chaffin TAKING SLOTS TO THE NEXT LEVEL Next Gaming’s CEO discusses their latest games and the need to appeal to a wide audience By Mike Darley, CEO Next Gaming ON THE MOVE… Read more »
  • LONGER OR SHORTER
    LONGER OR SHORTER The more you play, the more you risk By Frank Scoblete   One of the opening scenes of the 1995 movie Casino has Robert De Niro as Sam “Ace” Rothstein explaining how the casino makes money. A mega-high roller has just won millions from his casino and… Read more »
  • ON THE MOVE
    ON THE MOVE Best Casino Bets For Spring By Karrie Zukowski   With winter winding down and the new life of spring only a couple of months away, it’s time to start planning your 2019 casino trips. From our perspective, the following properties are all can’t miss destinations. Each is… Read more »
  • TAKING SLOTS TO THE NEXT LEVEL
    TAKING SLOTS TO THE NEXT LEVEL Next Gaming’s CEO discusses their latest games and the need to appeal to a wide audience By Mike Darley, CEO Next Gaming   2018 was a year of strong growth for Next Gaming. Located in Las Vegas, Nevada and operated by seasoned gaming executives,… Read more »
  • ISLAND TIME
    ISLAND TIME PokerStars Platinum Pass event breaks records in the Bahamas By Sean Chaffin   The weather in January is perfect in the Bahamas – cool breezes, plenty of sunshine, and temperatures in the 70s and 80s.It’s ideal for tilting back a frozen drink or lounging at the beach or… Read more »
  • Casino Player Magazine January 2019
    Casino Player Magazine January 2019 TRIBAL TRIUMPH Indian Gaming Has Changed the Casino Landscape By Sharon Harris LOOK AND PLAN AHEAD The advantages of poker patience By Jack Clayton SPORTS BETTING 101 A beginner’s guide to gelling in on the action By Sean Chaffin TWO CENTS WORTH That “good” advice… Read more »
  • Strictly Slots Magazine JanFeb 2019
    Strictly Slots Magazine January-February 2019 JACKPOTS IN JEOPARDY That big win doesn’t always pay By Sean Chaffin DICER’S SLOTS A novel approach to playing slots By Frank Scoblete DESTINATION MICHIGAN The Great Lake State is home to some of the country’s best casinos AN OLD FAVORITE Winning strategy for Multi-Strike… Read more »
  • AN OLD FAVORITE
    AN OLD FAVORITE Winning strategy for Multi-Strike Poker By John Grochowski Like any other player, I try many new games, but I also have a collection of old favorites. When I see the old favorites, I make some time for them even though they’re no longer the hottest of the… Read more »

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