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It’s all about the math

It’s all about the math

posted on November 14, 2018 by

Winning Strategies | Last week, I discussed how casinos don’t actually gamble. But how does this concept of not gambling apply to the table game, video poker or slot portion of the casino business? It’s all about the math.

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Will Push 22 be blackjack's new rage?

Will Push 22 be blackjack's new rage?

posted on October 31, 2018 by

Winning Strategies | Several years ago, when Geoff Hall introduced Blackjack Switch, it had a serious hurdle to overcome. Players would have to accept that if the Dealer busted, they would not always win. Geoff introduced the Push-22 rule with this game.

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Opportunities for entrepreneurs at G2E

Opportunities for entrepreneurs at G2E

posted on October 03, 2018 by

Winning Strategies | So, you’re going to the Global Gaming Expo next week with a table game idea. You can’t afford a booth, though, so I guess you’re out of luck? Nope, not at all. The G2E is still a great opportunity.

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The One Card for All in Washington

The One Card for All in Washington

posted on September 26, 2018 by

Slot Club Spotlight | Tulalip Resort Casino, Quil Ceda Creek Casino, and Tulalip Bingo & Slots have joined forces to present ONE – “The One Card for All.” This single card does it all – use it every time you play and you will be recognized and rewarded at all three casinos.

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Table games will be a big draw at G2E

Table games will be a big draw at G2E

posted on September 26, 2018 by

Winning Strategies | There are just two more weeks to go until the 2018 Global Gaming Expo. This is the major gaming convention and a highlight of the year. I love wandering around the show looking for new table games.

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Getting back into table games mode

Getting back into table games mode

posted on September 12, 2018 by

Winning Strategies | I hope everyone had a fantastic National Video Poker Day. Maybe next year, someone other than me will promote it! Now it is time to get back into table games. 

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Deception can avoid mistakes

Deception can avoid mistakes

posted on September 05, 2018 by

Heavenly Poker | As you develop your poker expertise, it is important to come up with deceptive skills to have in your repertoire and call on when appropriate. Those who do not do so are making a big mistake

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Nightmares to explore

Nightmares to explore

posted on September 05, 2018 by

Poker by George | Lately, I find myself dreaming of poker more often than I would like. Most of the time, my dream has been about Bad Beats.

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Discovering that all outs not the same

Discovering that all outs not the same

posted on August 14, 2018 by

Poker by George | Playing Texas hold’em, we often speak of drawing hands and made hands. The latter could very well be in the lead and hold up to take the pot without further improvement.

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Our lowdown on those Hi-Lo hands

Our lowdown on those Hi-Lo hands

posted on August 14, 2018 by

Heavenly Poker | In our series on common mistakes that Texas hold’em players so often make, let’s examine Hi-Lo hands. In this case, the player’s hole cards consist of one high card (Ace down to 10) and one low card (7 down to deuce). 

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San Manuel expansion should be rousing success

San Manuel expansion should be rousing success

posted on July 31, 2018 by

Beyond the Numbers | I was honored to attend the groundbreaking ceremony last week for the expansion of the San Manuel Casino in Highland, California, located about 60 miles from downtown Los Angeles.

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Grand Dragon Master Baccarat Championship begins at Palazzo

Grand Dragon Master Baccarat Championship begins at Palazzo

posted on July 26, 2018 by

The Seventh Annual Grand Dragon Master Baccarat Championship kicks off the Las Vegas leg of the competition on July 27, 2018, at The Palazzo Las Vegas. The global championship is also held at Las Vegas Sands properties in Macao and Singapore.

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Hutter leads World Series of Poker

Hutter leads World Series of Poker

posted on July 10, 2018 by

The 2018 World Series of Poker $10,000 buy-in Main Event is down to just 310 after beginning last week with a field of 7,874. The chip leader in the quest for the championship bracelet and the first-place prize of $8.8 million is Barry Hutter with 5,597,000 heading into Day 5.

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My advice: Bet sports

My advice: Bet sports

posted on July 10, 2018 by

Wise Kracks | I live in a high-rise on the Strip. In that building, many of the residents are “trust fund kids” (as I like to call them, meaning young adults with $250K cars and no job), who also love to gamble.

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Noting costs to play

Noting costs to play

posted on July 03, 2018 by

Heavenly Poker | There is a significant cost to play poker in casinos and cardrooms. You cannot fault the casino; it has substantial expenses and must make a profit to stay in business. If you won’t accept these costs, you could seek a home game – as do many recreational players. Your choice.

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Winning bigger pots - the third chapter

Winning bigger pots - the third chapter

posted on July 03, 2018 by

Poker by George | Every poker player develops an image. It is determined by how you play the hands dealt to you, which your opponents at the table can readily identify: tight or loose; passive or aggressive; and/or deceptive (likely to bluff.).

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Baccarat back – for now

Baccarat back – for now

posted on July 03, 2018 by

The Analyst | Last week’s release of May’s gaming results showed another billion-dollar month for Nevada’s gaming revenue. It was led by the usual big three categories – Slots, followed by Baccarat, trailed by Blackjack.

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Gamblers from around the world can now play roulette at Foxwoods

Gamblers from around the world can now play roulette at Foxwoods

posted on June 27, 2018 by

Gamblers from around the world can now play roulette at Foxwoods Resort Casino. Through Authentic Roulette, an online platform has been introduced enabling casino players around the world to play a live table game from the floor of the Connecticut casino.

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The D, Golden Gate launch Club One

The D, Golden Gate launch Club One

posted on June 12, 2018 by

Slot Club Spotlight | Earlier this year, the D Las Vegas (in conjunction with the Golden Gate) launched a new, linked players club called Club One. Players now earn points, comps and rewards at both properties playing slots, video poker or table games using just one card.

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Be cautious on betting hi-lo hands

Be cautious on betting hi-lo hands

posted on May 29, 2018 by

Poker by George | Whether or not you use the Hold’em Algorithm for starting-hand selection, there are certain hands to avoid – like the proverbial red plague. 

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