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Math rules the casino game

Math rules the casino game

posted on December 05, 2017 by

Winning Strategies | At my son’s school, they had a guest speaker who is known as the Human Calculator. When my son got home he told me it was okay if I wasn’t the best at being a human calculator. Clearly he was impressed by what he saw.

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My ultimate strategy for Texas Hold’em

My ultimate strategy for Texas Hold’em

posted on November 07, 2017 by

Winning Strategies | This week, I continue my discussion of Ultimate Texas Hold’em. Those who have watched others play have noticed a clear pattern of strategy used (or misused) by many players who are too timid about making the 4x wager.

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Oklahoma lawmakers eyeing an expansion of Indian gaming

Oklahoma lawmakers eyeing an expansion of Indian gaming

posted on November 02, 2017 by

Lawmakers in Oklahoma seem to be eyeing an expansion of Indian gaming for new state revenue, suggests legislation filed this week in the House of the ongoing special session.

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Three Card Poker vs. Ultimate Texas Hold'em a superhero sized battle

Three Card Poker vs. Ultimate Texas Hold'em a superhero sized battle

posted on October 31, 2017 by

Winning Strategies | If imitation is the highest form of flattery, there is little doubt the two most successful games in the table games industry are Three Card Poker and Ultimate Texas Hold’em.

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Skill-based games are missing the mark because of not following KISS

Skill-based games are missing the mark because of not following KISS

posted on October 24, 2017 by

The Analyst | One of the first things I learned in the gaming industry is when it comes to gambling games the old adage “keep it simple stupid” (KISS) is still some of the best wisdom ever for game creators/developers.

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Ins and outs of casino game analysis

Ins and outs of casino game analysis

posted on September 19, 2017 by

Winning Strategies | To date, I don’t think I’ve ever been asked to analyze a game that I found impossible to analyze. Some are more difficult than others. The number of cards dealt plays a significant part in the complexity of the analysis based on the sheer number of combinations.

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Video poker the best bet for high payback

Video poker the best bet for high payback

posted on September 12, 2017 by

Winning Strategies | When people ask me which games have the highest paybacks in the casino, I generally answer blackjack and video poker. Ultimate Texas Hold’em is not far behind, but with a much larger average wager size, it is not completely fair to put it in the same category.

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Ways to make $100 last awhile in blackjack

Ways to make $100 last awhile in blackjack

posted on September 05, 2017 by

Winning Strategies | Over the years when talking to friends, I have flippantly remarked how I could sit at a $5 blackjack table with $100 and have it last for a week. The point I’m trying to make is, by using the right strategy, the choice to play in a casino as a form of entertainment does not have to be a costly one. 

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Casino play leads to comps but at what price without strategy

Casino play leads to comps but at what price without strategy

posted on August 15, 2017 by

Winning Strategies | Only once in her life has my wife sat down and played an actual table game in a casino. She’s never been a big gambler and plopping $5-$15 per hand on a table game just doesn’t sit well with her. 

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Legends swarm into Bell Gardens

Legends swarm into Bell Gardens

posted on August 01, 2017 by

Poker Scene | Legends of Poker, one of the most anticipated tournament series on the World Poker Tour, is currently underway at the Bicycle Hotel & Casino in Bell Gardens, California.

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Gaming loaded with history

Gaming loaded with history

posted on August 01, 2017 by

The Lowdown on Casino Collectibles | History is what makes us all together a civilization. Gaming history is what drives folks to search out hidden treasures related to the history of gaming. The artifacts we collect tell stories.

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Worlds largest Baccarat tournament returns to the Venetian

Worlds largest Baccarat tournament returns to the Venetian

posted on July 19, 2017 by

The Sixth Annual Grand Dragon Master Baccarat Championship kicks off the Las Vegas leg of the competition on July 21, 2017 at The Palazzo Las Vegas. The global championship is also held at Las Vegas Sands properties in Macao and Singapore.

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Blackjack looking like the 2017 table games leader for Nevada

Blackjack looking like the 2017 table games leader for Nevada

posted on July 11, 2017 by

The Analyst | When analysts do their financial budgets and forecasts they like to study past results and look for trends that will give them some confidence in their assumptions on how much revenue will increase or decrease, adjusting of course for national or global direction.

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M Resort Casino unveils July Entertainment schedule

M Resort Casino unveils July Entertainment schedule

posted on July 07, 2017 by

M Resort Spa Casino is a Forbes Four-Star resort located on more than 90 acres on the southeast corner of St. Rose Parkway and Las Vegas Boulevard. 

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Raising to thin the field seems the move with pocket pairs

Raising to thin the field seems the move with pocket pairs

posted on June 27, 2017 by

Heavenly Poker | To illustrate a very important message, let me tell you about a hand I recently played. It’s not that unique a hand; you probably have had similar poker hands many times.

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Dealt three of the kind might be the most frustrating hand

Dealt three of the kind might be the most frustrating hand

posted on June 27, 2017 by

Winning Strategies | Of all the relatively common hands in video poker, I find Three of a Kind at the top of the list of frustrating ones. This might seem a little odd.

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El Cortez Hotel & Casino June 2017 Promotions and Events

El Cortez Hotel & Casino June 2017 Promotions and Events

posted on May 31, 2017 by

El Cortez Hotel & Casino is the longest continuously operating hotel-casino in Las Vegas and celebrates its 75th year of operation this year.

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Answer for new casino games likely right in front of us

Answer for new casino games likely right in front of us

posted on May 30, 2017 by

Winning Strategies | Over the years, I’ve often written about the progression of table game inventions. Generally speaking, there has not been a massive leap forward at any point. 

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It's ok to wait for another table when you see too many sharks

It's ok to wait for another table when you see too many sharks

posted on May 23, 2017 by

Poker by George | You are a regular/frequent player at a local casino or cardroom. After playing there two or three times a week for several years, you become somewhat familiar with the “regulars” who also play there quite often.

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Experience doesn't equal a good player in the casino

Experience doesn't equal a good player in the casino

posted on May 02, 2017 by

Winning Strategies | Last week’s column was about the “average” video poker player. Quite frankly, the column was for myself as well. I need to remind myself while average is not really a bad thing for most things, in the case of gambling, it can be really, really bad.

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