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Analyzing casino games seems a lot like walking a tightrope

Analyzing casino games seems a lot like walking a tightrope

posted on November 11, 2014 by

Winning Strategies | I might cause a casino to lose a lot of money if I allow a game to hit the floor with a Player advantage. After more than 10 years in the industry, I’ve never done it, but I have heard cases where it did happen due to a math mistake.

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Video poker versus blackjack and slot strategy

Video poker versus blackjack and slot strategy

posted on September 16, 2014 by

Winning Strategies | It all started with blackjack. When my father, Lenny Frome, started going to the Atlantic City casinos with my mom.

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GamingToday's Beat the Big Dog Challenge starts now!

GamingToday's Beat the Big Dog Challenge starts now!

posted on August 19, 2014 by

GamingToday, along with Wynn Las Vegas, will be promoting the inaugural 2014 Beat the Big Dog Football Challenge.

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Assessing value in playing lotto

Assessing value in playing lotto

posted on July 15, 2014 by

Winning Strategies | I probably won’t start playing scratch off lottery tickets, but I found a rather refreshing article in that it used real math to make its case.

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Baccarat has good odds with little strategy

Baccarat has good odds with little strategy

posted on July 08, 2014 by

Winning Strategies | My column a few weeks ago about commission-free Baccarat and commission-free Pai Gow Poker prompted a reader to send me an e-mail asking for advice on how to improve his play at baccarat.

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'Payback' most important number in casino games

'Payback' most important number in casino games

posted on July 01, 2014 by

Winning Strategies | Casinos care about house advantage which is really the same as payback, but looked at from the other side. 

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LVH's SuperContest to return

LVH's SuperContest to return

posted on June 12, 2014 by

The LVH – Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, is proud to announce the return of its annual pro football handicapping contest, the SuperContest, as well as the SuperContest Weekend, August 22- 23.

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Baccarat, Pai Gow Poker share one commonality

Baccarat, Pai Gow Poker share one commonality

posted on June 10, 2014 by

Winning Strategies | There is one interesting commonality between Baccarat and Pai Gow Poker, which is why I mention them today. They both have a commission when the player wins.

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Minnesota Fats was a real showman at the Bicycle Casino

Minnesota Fats was a real showman at the Bicycle Casino

posted on May 06, 2014 by

Beyond the Numbers | Minnesota Fats changed my life. I first fell in love with pool at 15 when a friend invited me to a pool tournament in Tennessee. It looked like something out of a movie. 

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Internet lottery games coming to computer near you

Internet lottery games coming to computer near you

posted on December 31, 2013 by

Beyond the Numbers | I can see why lottery players look forward to the day they will be able to log onto their state’s lottery site and let their computer do the scratching for them. Look for your favorite Internet lottery games coming to a computer near you.

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Powerball jackpot to be split between two winners

Powerball jackpot to be split between two winners

posted on December 16, 2013 by

There were two winning lottery tickets that will share an estimated $122 million Powerball jackpot that was held last week. The tickets were sold in Nebraska and in Sterling, Massachusetts.

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Still time to win Toyota Tacoma truck

Still time to win Toyota Tacoma truck

posted on October 22, 2013 by

Real Deals | Rampart: Every Thursday in October the casino hosts the $20,000 Free Slot Play Hot Seat Drawings from 2-8 p.m. Cannery: On Wednesday, Oct. 30, club members who earn 250 same day base points will receive a free bag of Halloween candy.

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Online sports betting and lottery

Online sports betting and lottery

posted on October 08, 2013 by

Beyond the Numbers | The estimated revenue that can be generated by online poker pales in comparison to the numbers that will be generated by online lottery ticket sales.

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Secret of how to win the Powerball Lotto

Secret of how to win the Powerball Lotto

posted on October 08, 2013 by

Winning Strategies | Last month’s sole winner, who won $400 million, “beat the odds” by hitting the lottery. “How can you increase your chances of winning the lottery?”

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G2E - look for new video slot machine Batman

G2E - look for new video slot machine Batman

posted on October 08, 2013 by

 G2E, the annual gaming show held two weeks ago at the Sands Convention Center, revealed hundreds of new games – giving us a glimpse of what the casino floors will be displaying in the near future.

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German Oktoberfest time at Las Vegas casinos

German Oktoberfest time at Las Vegas casinos

posted on October 08, 2013 by

Real Deals | The Irish get St. Patrick’s Day. Now it’s German Oktoberfest time! There’s a variety of events and good German food and beer to celebrate this month at casinos throughout the valley!

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Craps can be one of the most exciting games in the casino

Craps can be one of the most exciting games in the casino

posted on October 01, 2013 by

Crazy for Keno and Craps | The game of craps can be one of the most exciting games in the casino. It can also drain your bankroll quite fast. The trick is to take advantage of the fact that not every roll need be a decision roll for you.

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Christmas broke out early for me at G2E in Las Vegas

Christmas broke out early for me at G2E in Las Vegas

posted on October 01, 2013 by

Smart & Fun Gambling | The annual Global Gaming Expo (G2E) just took place in Las Vegas and we were able to preview some of the new games that will be coming to casinos in the near future.

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Station Casinos brings back $3M Swipe and Win

Station Casinos brings back $3M Swipe and Win

posted on October 01, 2013 by

Real Deals | Station Casinos brings back one of its most popular promotions this month with “Swipe and Win.” Boyd Gaming's Pumpkin Patch Drawings are back  at Sam’s Town, Suncoast, Orleans and Gold Coast.

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Keep track of your player cards with Reward View

Keep track of your player cards with Reward View

posted on September 24, 2013 by

 If you’re like many slots or table game players, you have probably signed up for at least two casino loyalty programs (slot card clubs).

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