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Going over the ideas of Wild Card, Low Card games

Going over the ideas of Wild Card, Low Card games

posted on February 13, 2018 by

Winning Strategies | Over the years, there are two types of table games I’ve seen tried many times that I have never seen succeed. They are Wild Card and Low games. Low games are where the player tries to get the lowest possible hand.

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Table games now available at Rideau Carleton Raceway

Table games now available at Rideau Carleton Raceway

posted on February 10, 2018 by

There are now increased casino offerings in Ottawa, Canada where, after years of debate, table games have been added to the Rideau Carleton Raceway ending Casino du Lac-Leamy’s table game monopoly in neighboring Gatineau, Quebec.

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Simplifying expert strategy to work for humans not computers

Simplifying expert strategy to work for humans not computers

posted on January 30, 2018 by

Winning Strategies | One of the complaints of utilizing a strategy that requires playing games properly is the notion it requires computer perfect strategy and humans are simply not that perfect. There is obviously some truth to this. Humans certainly are not perfect.

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Evaluating tight and loose betting players

Evaluating tight and loose betting players

posted on January 30, 2018 by

Poker by George | Are you tight or loose? Let’s characterize these diametrically opposed playing traits.

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Bonuses for bad beats can help soften blow

Bonuses for bad beats can help soften blow

posted on January 30, 2018 by

Heavenly Poker | Many casinos offer a special bonus during designated hours in low/middle limit Texas hold’em games.

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Expert strategy obvious in most cases

Expert strategy obvious in most cases

posted on January 16, 2018 by

Winning Strategies | Two weeks ago, I discussed the three key components of Expert Strategy. These are knowing which games to play, knowing the right strategy and knowing what to expect. Most of the effort goes into the middle one. It is where I spend most of my time.

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Always targeting expert strategy to win

Always targeting expert strategy to win

posted on January 09, 2018 by

Winning Strategies | While some people can take exception to be considered average, in this case, I mean that vast majority of people who go to a casino to play. They don’t have advanced math degrees. My father, Lenny Frome, thought the same way. 

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Casino games are not created equal

Casino games are not created equal

posted on January 02, 2018 by

Winning Strategies | Happy 2018! It’s a new year and it’s time for resolutions. I have a simple one that you can actually keep. Resolve to lose less and increase your chances to win more often!

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Access everything on the GamingToday website for free!

Access everything on the GamingToday website for free!

posted on December 25, 2017 by

Our readers have an opportunity to access everything on the GamingToday website for free. This is the final week everyone becomes a VIP thanks to Santa! To access our online copy of the GamingToday (PDF) please send us your email address and we will send it to you. 

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Take insurance?  Bah, humbug!

Take insurance? Bah, humbug!

posted on December 19, 2017 by

Winning Strategies | Insurance can be thought of as one of the bigger sucker bets – in the casino. Of course, casinos are full of sucker bets, but they’re not all constructed the same way. Let’s take a closer look.

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Even in the same session winners can be losers

Even in the same session winners can be losers

posted on December 19, 2017 by

Heavenly Poker | Playing poker in a casino, winners often are losers in the same session. That’s what I said!

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My favorite card odds for winning

My favorite card odds for winning

posted on December 12, 2017 by

Poker by George | Card odds are a fact of life. They are based only on probability and are statistically undisputable. Want to be a winner? While poker psychology, luck and tells can help, the odds predominate – when used properly. 

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Math rules the casino game

Math rules the casino game

posted on December 05, 2017 by

Winning Strategies | At my son’s school, they had a guest speaker who is known as the Human Calculator. When my son got home he told me it was okay if I wasn’t the best at being a human calculator. Clearly he was impressed by what he saw.

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My ultimate strategy for Texas Hold’em

My ultimate strategy for Texas Hold’em

posted on November 07, 2017 by

Winning Strategies | This week, I continue my discussion of Ultimate Texas Hold’em. Those who have watched others play have noticed a clear pattern of strategy used (or misused) by many players who are too timid about making the 4x wager.

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Oklahoma lawmakers eyeing an expansion of Indian gaming

Oklahoma lawmakers eyeing an expansion of Indian gaming

posted on November 02, 2017 by

Lawmakers in Oklahoma seem to be eyeing an expansion of Indian gaming for new state revenue, suggests legislation filed this week in the House of the ongoing special session.

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Three Card Poker vs. Ultimate Texas Hold'em a superhero sized battle

Three Card Poker vs. Ultimate Texas Hold'em a superhero sized battle

posted on October 31, 2017 by

Winning Strategies | If imitation is the highest form of flattery, there is little doubt the two most successful games in the table games industry are Three Card Poker and Ultimate Texas Hold’em.

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Skill-based games are missing the mark because of not following KISS

Skill-based games are missing the mark because of not following KISS

posted on October 24, 2017 by

The Analyst | One of the first things I learned in the gaming industry is when it comes to gambling games the old adage “keep it simple stupid” (KISS) is still some of the best wisdom ever for game creators/developers.

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Ins and outs of casino game analysis

Ins and outs of casino game analysis

posted on September 19, 2017 by

Winning Strategies | To date, I don’t think I’ve ever been asked to analyze a game that I found impossible to analyze. Some are more difficult than others. The number of cards dealt plays a significant part in the complexity of the analysis based on the sheer number of combinations.

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Video poker the best bet for high payback

Video poker the best bet for high payback

posted on September 12, 2017 by

Winning Strategies | When people ask me which games have the highest paybacks in the casino, I generally answer blackjack and video poker. Ultimate Texas Hold’em is not far behind, but with a much larger average wager size, it is not completely fair to put it in the same category.

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Ways to make $100 last awhile in blackjack

Ways to make $100 last awhile in blackjack

posted on September 05, 2017 by

Winning Strategies | Over the years when talking to friends, I have flippantly remarked how I could sit at a $5 blackjack table with $100 and have it last for a week. The point I’m trying to make is, by using the right strategy, the choice to play in a casino as a form of entertainment does not have to be a costly one. 

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