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In Ultimate Texas Hold'em, you play against dealer

In Ultimate Texas Hold'em, you play against dealer

posted on May 13, 2014 by

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...

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Ultimate Texas Hold'em has unique betting structure

Ultimate Texas Hold'em has unique betting structure

posted on May 06, 2014 by

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.

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It is not all about expected value in some table games

It is not all about expected value in some table games

posted on April 29, 2014 by

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.

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Could Nevada baccarat suffer from Calif. lawsuit?

Could Nevada baccarat suffer from Calif. lawsuit?

posted on April 22, 2014 by

Gaming Insider | Could Nevada baccarat business feel the impact of a California lawsuit filed by the United Auburn Indians against a Sacramento casino?

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When it's time to walk away when playing table games

When it's time to walk away when playing table games

posted on April 22, 2014 by

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?”

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Borgata claims Ivey cheated them out of $9.6M

Borgata claims Ivey cheated them out of $9.6M

posted on April 12, 2014 by

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.

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Riverboat Roulette makes debut at Golden Gate Hotel

Riverboat Roulette makes debut at Golden Gate Hotel

posted on April 08, 2014 by

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. 

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Casino War ranks in top 20 for casino revenue

Casino War ranks in top 20 for casino revenue

posted on April 08, 2014 by

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. 

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Blackjack payback determined by player strategy

Blackjack payback determined by player strategy

posted on March 11, 2014 by

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.

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Jerry's Nugget a good place to find winning craps strategy

Jerry's Nugget a good place to find winning craps strategy

posted on March 04, 2014 by

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.

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Penn. casinos’ table games revenue down slightly

Penn. casinos’ table games revenue down slightly

posted on February 19, 2014 by

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. 

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Some first time bettors don't know about 11/10 vig

Some first time bettors don't know about 11/10 vig

posted on February 11, 2014 by

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.

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An evolution of table games

An evolution of table games

posted on January 28, 2014 by

Winning Strategies | Four Card Poker was a very important step in the evolution of table games because, at that point, evolution had nearly ceased.

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Big promotions and parties for Super Bowl at Vegas casinos

Big promotions and parties for Super Bowl at Vegas casinos

posted on January 28, 2014 by

Real Deals | Big promotions and big parties are in store all around the valley for the Big Game this Sunday. Here are a few suggestions for enjoying the Super Bowl in a party atmosphere.

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Understanding how to use odds

Understanding how to use odds

posted on January 28, 2014 by

Poker by George | Many, if not most, recreational hold’em poker players really do not have a deep understanding of the math of chance and odds, and how best to use them.

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Should there be a casino conduct Code?

Should there be a casino conduct Code?

posted on January 28, 2014 by

Heavenly Poker | As the American Gaming Association seeks to discourage addictive gambling, it also encourages casinos to post a Patron Code of Conduct with rules to which players must adhere.

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Casino card games, like poker, come down to basic mathematics

Casino card games, like poker, come down to basic mathematics

posted on January 21, 2014 by

Winning Strategies | Today’s column is not about the merits of GLI vs. anyone else, but rather the overall importance of having the math worked out before you get too far with any game.

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2014 wish: Let's win and make casino gambling fun

2014 wish: Let's win and make casino gambling fun

posted on January 07, 2014 by

Smart & Fun Gambling | Welcome to 2014. Along with a new year there are some wishes I’d like to see in the casinos. No matter how realistic they are they probably won’t come true…but a guy can dream.

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Blackjack has many variations, it makes a difference

Blackjack has many variations, it makes a difference

posted on December 31, 2013 by

Winning Strategies | Blackjack is played with anywhere from 1 to 8 decks. Blackjack might pay 3-to-2 or 6-to-5. You might be able to split to two hands, four hands or maybe more.

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West Virginia sees table game revenues decline

West Virginia sees table game revenues decline

posted on December 30, 2013 by

At one time, the addition of table games to West Virginia casinos was considered the vehicle needed to enhance gaming growth. Not any more. In Wheeling, revenues dropped from $462,758 to $372,436 for the period that ended on November 30.

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