Winning Strategies | Most table games have a payback between 97% and 99.5%. Video Poker can range from about 95% to 101%. Slot machines probably range from about 85% up to 95%. Sidebets, quite frankly, are all over the place.view
Smart & Fun Gambling | I’m concerned with one of two things when I walk into a casino – having fun and playing smart. I’ve tried to learn the correct strategy to gain a few percentage points here and there but that’s about all I’m going to get.view
Smart and Fun Gambling | When you spend a lot of time in casinos gambling, you are reminded of what to avoid. That happened to me recently when I chased a keno jackpot that was just a few dollars from hitting. I was reminded not to chase bets.view
Winning Strategies | My college roommate posted a question to one of my old columns on my blog (gambatria.blogspot.com) wondering if I thought the casinos would ever have to disclose all the key statistics about each game.view
Winning Strategies | In the games of Pai Gow Poker and Baccarat, certain wagers pay a 5% commission when they win. Another way of looking at this is that the player is paid 19-to-20 for a winning wager, which I think is more accurate.view
Smart & Fun Gambling | A slightly more in depth example for casino gaming comes from roulette. A bet on a single number in double-zero roulette has a probability of 1/38, so to break even you would have to be paid 37 to 1.view
Real Deals | Riviera Casino & Hotel is enhancing weekday casino play for June and July. The property is hosting free weekly slot tournaments on Wednesdays where participants will compete for $3,000 in cash and free slot play.view
Smart & Fun Gambling | Three Card Poker actually has a larger house advantage than Let It Ride but sitting at the table is almost always fun. There’s enough ways to win to keep the player involved and the reaction of players is almost always positive.view
Smart & Fun Gambling | Bonus bets (or side bets) are never your friend. No matter how big the jackpot or returns are with side bets, they rarely pay out anywhere near actual odds. That said, these side bets can be a fun way to spend some singles.view
Mor Weizer, chief executive of London-based Playtech, the world's largest supplier of online gaming and sports betting software, says sports and horse betting would benefit if the United Kingdom implements its plan to cut stakes on fixed odds betting terminals.
Woodbine Entertainment has announced its stakes schedule for its 2018 thoroughbred racing season which includes 96 stakes highlighted by the 159th running of the $1 million Queen's Plate, the first jewel of the Canadian Triple Crown.
Maryland Live! the casino in Arundel Mills, a victim of down trending gambling revenue since the opening of MGM National Harbor nearly15 months ago, will soon actively court smokers in an effort to boost its gaming take.
Lawmakers are considering a whopping progressive tax on proposed Japanese casino/resorts that might reach 50 percent of gross gaming revenue, reports The Japan Times.
Las Vegas-based Boyd Gaming Corp. (BYD) reported fourth-quarter net income of $82.2 million on Tuesday. The company said it had profit of 71 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for pretax gains, were 22 cents per share.