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Pai Gow tiles lead to Pai Gow Poker

Pai Gow tiles lead to Pai Gow Poker

posted on June 16, 2015 by

Winning Strategies | One of the casinos we meandered into was the Imperial Palace. I was amazed to find them playing a game that reminded me of my mother’s mah-jongg game. It was played with tiles that resembled dominoes.

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Other casinos benefit from WSOP

Other casinos benefit from WSOP

posted on June 16, 2015 by

Poker Deals | ‚ÄčThe World Series of Poker (WSOP) continues at the Rio and several other tournaments are in play at the same time. Venetian DeepStack Extravaganza III, South Point No-Limit Texas Hold’em “Bounty”...

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Apply mammon to your poker game

Apply mammon to your poker game

posted on June 16, 2015 by

Poker by George | During the Middle Ages, “mammon” was commonly personified as the demon of wealth and greed. 

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Build the poker table's image in your mind

Build the poker table's image in your mind

posted on June 16, 2015 by

Heavenly Poker | When playing poker, table image can make a huge difference in your results. Starting from the first hand, opponents will try to perceive how you play.

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The best Eskimo Alaska could offer

The best Eskimo Alaska could offer

posted on June 16, 2015 by

Beyond the Numbers | My friend Paul “Eskimo” Clark recently passed away at age 67. Poker has lost a real legend of the game.

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Shuffle Master Classic 3 card poker tourney starts soon

Shuffle Master Classic 3 card poker tourney starts soon

posted on June 02, 2015 by

Winning Strategies | Scientific Games has launched the Shuffle Master Classic promotional Three Card Poker Tournament. The only way in is to hit a big hand while playing one of their games at a participating casino.

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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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