Winning Strategies | If you’re strong at math, you might be able to figure out some of the strategies on your own. Ironically, blackjack scenarios can be relatively easy compared to video poker strategies.view
Winning Strategies | Five basic areas of gaming math – side bets, progressive side bets, simple games, blackjack games and poker games. I’ve found the area that confuses most people is progressive side bet math.view
Winning Strategies | There is one side bet, which in my opinion, breaks the mold from the rest and as such offers a much higher payback – usually in the high 90 percent. It is called House Money.view
Winning Strategies | Last week, I alluded to the notion players play Ultimate Texas Hold’em more timidly than they should. While a portion of this is probably based in the relatively complex strategy of the game...view
Winning Strategies | In a game where the player has the option to double down, we need to look at net win and not expected value. We lower our win frequency, but we still do so because in the end we win more money.view
Winning Strategies | What I’m about to write might sound like blasphemy to those of you who have been reading my column for years. But, here goes – it is not all about expected value. There, I said it. But an explanation has to go with it.view
Winning Strategies | More important than knowing when to hit a 17 or bet on red is understanding when to walk away. I read it about a dozen times and finally could only utter, “Huh?”view
Phil Ivey is considered to be the best poker player in the world, but in baccarat he is in hot water. An Atlantic City casino is suing a big-time gambler, claiming he won $9.6 million in a card-cheating scheme in baccarat.view
Pokin' Around | “We have a unique history of roulette in the casino so Riverboat Roulette was a perfect fit for us,” said Mark Brandenburg, president and co-owner of Golden Gate Hotel & Casino.view
Winning Strategies | I doubt any game in the casino is mocked the way Casino War is. We chuckle about people wagering money on a game we play with our kids. But, Casino War is actually one of the top 20 games in terms of revenue.view
Winning Strategies | In 1980, the overwhelming majority of the casino floor was covered by craps, roulette, blackjack and slots. Slots clearly have no strategy. In roulette, there are a few wagers that have lower paybacks than other, but that’s about it.view
Pokin' Around | “For the novice player who walks into Jerry’s, I would advise him to bet the pass or don’t pass, the come or don’t come and place the 6 and the 8,” said Jay Hill, table games manager at Jerry’s Nugget.view
Pennsylvania casinos took in $58.7 million from table games last month, down just over 1 percent from January 2013. Combined January revenue from slot machines and table games totaled about $230 million, down 7 percent from the year-ago period.view
Winning Strategies | While I won’t claim to be an expert at picking football winners, I at least know what I’m wagering on. While I was at Red Rock, a man came back to the sports book cashier with a paid ticket and now wanted to know what the “-2½” meant.view
Don't look for New York to join New Jersey and Delaware in offering Nevada-style sports betting in 2018. That’s the word from the speaker of the New York state Assembly who says there isn't enough support to pass legislation authorizing sports wagering this year.
The New Jersey Casino Control Commission, just eight days before Atlantic City’s Ocean Resort Casino scheduled June 28 opening, has granted a special hearing needed to provide final approval for a state casino license.
Emerald Downs, in honor of Father's Day, is presenting one of the most unique races in thoroughbred history. The race is only open to horses whose trainers are at least 90 years old, of which Emerald Downs, near Seattle, extraordinarily has several.
Candy Chang, noted artist and urban designer will speak about love, loss and fulfilling goals at The MGM Resorts Foundation's 12th annual Women's Leadership Conference. The conference is set for Aug. 27-28 at MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas.
Housekeepers, bartenders and other unionized workers at Las Vegas casino-resorts operated by Caesars Entertainment have now officially endorsed a new five-year contract. Members of the Culinary Union voted in two sessions to ratify the agreement.