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Palms offers May Money Madness

Palms offers May Money Madness

posted on May 26, 2015 by

Real Deals |  At Arizona Charlie’s now through June 5, both the Boulder and Decatur locations will be running cash drawings weekly. For every 500 base points earned, players will receive a ticket for the weekly drawings.

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Consider the source for gambling advice

Consider the source for gambling advice

posted on May 26, 2015 by

Winning Strategies | A headline blared something about the 30 things you don’t want to do in Las Vegas. Over the years, my less than scientific observations say there are fewer people splitting 10’s. Just how bad a play is it? Where does one start?

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When poker luck is running poor be cautious

When poker luck is running poor be cautious

posted on May 26, 2015 by

Poker by George | Playing in a 4-8 limit game with a kill, it was a full table of nine players. The cards had not cooperated with me; I was behind for the evening. But, I was still patient – waiting hopefully for my luck to improve.

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Preakness won for us back in 1995

Preakness won for us back in 1995

posted on May 19, 2015 by

Remebering.....|Twenty years ago GamingToday columnist Joe Marcin handicapped the Preakness down to four horses and he was spot on.

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Exclusive member tournaments at Real Gaming poker

Exclusive member tournaments at Real Gaming poker

posted on May 19, 2015 by

Poker Deals | Real Gaming, the online poker website backed by South Point Casino, is offering some new specials.

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Shopapalooza at the Hard Rock

Shopapalooza at the Hard Rock

posted on April 21, 2015 by

Real Deals | “Shopapalooza” is coming to the Hard Rock Casino Hotel in June. All points earned from Jan. 1 through June 28 earn Palooza Points that can be redeemed for a variety of gifts from June 26-28.

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Free Bet Blackjack simplifies play

Free Bet Blackjack simplifies play

posted on April 14, 2015 by

Winning Strategies | It is virtually impossible to predict which game will be a success in the casino as it is being invented. Predicting which game will fail is much easier.

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Nevada casinos' baccarat heading downward

Nevada casinos' baccarat heading downward

posted on April 07, 2015 by

The Analyst | The March numbers are in from Macau and the February numbers are in for Nevada and the story of focus seems to be all about the Baccarat.

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House advantages vary by casino game

House advantages vary by casino game

posted on March 10, 2015 by

Winning Strategies | I received a rather strange question this past week. He wanted to know if doubling down in blackjack is an advantage for the Player or the Casino. House advantages vary greatly in games, but there are some commonalities.

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Math has no detours in the casino

Math has no detours in the casino

posted on March 03, 2015 by

Winning Strategies | ‚ÄčThere are many aspects to our lives to which people apply the notion of the importance of having a strategy. Very few of us actually use them for all aspects of our lives.

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Forget bluffing in the Casino

Forget bluffing in the Casino

posted on January 13, 2015 by

Winning Strategies | Every single casino game is built solely on math. You are either playing against a paytable or against the Dealer.

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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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G2E 2014 brought Australian blackjack to the table

G2E 2014 brought Australian blackjack to the table

posted on October 21, 2014 by

Pokin' Around | One final bit of unfinished business from the recent Global Gaming Expo involves a blackjack table game called Lucky 13s.

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Sequential Royal can give you triple pay

Sequential Royal can give you triple pay

posted on October 21, 2014 by

Winning Strategies | When you consider any five cards can appear in 240 unique sequences and they are willing to pay you 3x if you get either one of two of them, the offer is a bit less generous than it sounds. 

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Bally Technologies makes big push for table games at G2E

Bally Technologies makes big push for table games at G2E

posted on October 07, 2014 by

Winning Strategies | It should be little surprise the largest display of new table games at the Las Vegas G2E belonged to Bally Technologies, which bought Shuffle Entertainment this past year.

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Win Cards has a strategy to win over young gamblers

Win Cards has a strategy to win over young gamblers

posted on September 30, 2014 by

The base of older players has not been replenished by younger people, and the pool of table games players has been reduced. What can be done to reverse the downward spiral of live table games?

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Math of probabilities in table games similar to sports

Math of probabilities in table games similar to sports

posted on August 28, 2014 by

Winning Strategies | There is really nothing that stops a slot company from taking a proven machine and merely changing the theme leaving all of the math elements the same.

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Time has changed how blackjack is played

Time has changed how blackjack is played

posted on August 19, 2014 by

Winning Strategies | The problem with blackjack is it is essentially an even money game. Yeah, you get to double down and split every so often, but those wagers still pay even money. 

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Making sure your strategy works in blackjack or video poker

Making sure your strategy works in blackjack or video poker

posted on August 05, 2014 by

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.

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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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