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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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Casino gambling changed dramatically in 20 years

Casino gambling changed dramatically in 20 years

posted on December 24, 2013 by

Winning Strategies | Twenty years ago if you walked into a casino, you had four choices of what to play. Blackjack, Craps, Roulette and Slot Machines covered about 95% of the casino floor. Flash forward to 2013 and the casino floor is quite a different place.

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Good gambling is more difficult to find in casinos

Good gambling is more difficult to find in casinos

posted on December 24, 2013 by

Smart and Fun Gambling | Las Vegas is changing. The Vegas Strip mega-casino-resorts are more focused on the resort side than the casino. The casinos don't want to kick gamblers out. Gaming is still 30%-40% of casino-resort revenues in Las Vegas.

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Penn. table games see spike in monthly revenue

Penn. table games see spike in monthly revenue

posted on December 19, 2013 by

Table games at Pennsylvania’s casinos are seeing an increase in revenue compared to a year ago. The state Gaming Control Board said the games brought in nearly $64 million last month, up 14 percent from November 2012.

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Mississippi Stud And Let It Ride Are Similar Games

Mississippi Stud And Let It Ride Are Similar Games

posted on December 17, 2013 by

Winning Strategies | Is it any wonder why I like to call Mississippi Stud – Let It Ride on speed? The strategy for Mississippi Stud is a bit more complex than that for Let It Ride.

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Riviera benefits local children with annual 'Toy D-RIV-E'

Riviera benefits local children with annual 'Toy D-RIV-E'

posted on December 10, 2013 by

Real Deals | Tis the season for giving – and receiving! Riviera hotel/casino is proud to benefit local children in need with the “Toy D-RIV-E.” Las Vegas locals who drop off a new, unwrapped toy to the Box Office will receive a ticket to an upcoming comedy show.

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Distractions can impact game of blackjack or video poker

Distractions can impact game of blackjack or video poker

posted on December 10, 2013 by

Smart & Fun Gambling | Distractions are an easy way to get you out of your comfort zone and make you a bad gambler. The 6:5 blackjack may be masked with party pits, go-go dancers, loud music and side bets to distract you.

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Thankful for online gambling community and gambling apps

Thankful for online gambling community and gambling apps

posted on December 03, 2013 by

Smart & Fun Gambling | Thanksgiving just passed and it’s always a time to look back and be thankful for the things we have. When it comes to the casino I’m thankful for technology and the amazing community of gamblers online who have helped me.

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Worth a stop on one's list of best blackjack sites

Worth a stop on one's list of best blackjack sites

posted on December 03, 2013 by

Pokin' Around | Compiling my best blackjack venues. I have to say, by far my best blackjack experience came at the old Tropicana with that Sistine Chapel-type ceiling. My worst experience was at the Sands in Atlantic City. Now for the eight in-between.

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It’s better to get paid more, so 3:2 blackjack rules

It’s better to get paid more, so 3:2 blackjack rules

posted on November 19, 2013 by

Smart & Fun Gambling | The frugal gambler will tell you that 3:2 blackjack rules and 6:5 blackjack drools. They’re right. It’s better to get paid more. It doesn’t take a smart person to know that.

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Blackjack odds say hit 16 against a dealer showing 7

Blackjack odds say hit 16 against a dealer showing 7

posted on October 29, 2013 by

Winning Strategies | In blackjack, you don’t have to memorize all of the math behind the game. It’s not necessary to figure out how many cards will bust you or the dealer.To learn to play blackjack, many players use a simple strategy table.

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