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Guessing draw cards in video poker doesn’t work

Guessing draw cards in video poker doesn’t work

posted on February 20, 2019 by

Winning Strategies | You can’t look at any single hand and outguess what cards the machine is going to give you on the draw. You have to use math.

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Can you really make money gambling online?

Can you really make money gambling online?

posted on January 23, 2019 by

It has been a question that has risen it’s head ever since gambling online became a ‘thing’. 

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Seven myths of online gambling

Seven myths of online gambling

posted on January 18, 2019 by

It is funny how quickly a widely held belief can take hold without any factual backing. The world of online gambling is not exempt to this phenomenon and there are currently quite a few “stories” doing the rounds. 

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Guide to Depositing with PayPal in Casino Sites

Guide to Depositing with PayPal in Casino Sites

posted on January 16, 2019 by

PayPal has long been the go-to payment method for online transactions. In the UK, PayPal is known as the leading online payment method and e-wallet service.

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Microgaming’s Mermaids Millions is right on the money

Microgaming’s Mermaids Millions is right on the money

posted on January 15, 2019 by

The major companies that inhabit the gaming world have a tendency to leap in one of two diametrically opposite directions during peak times such as the festive season just past. 

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Top 6 online casinos to join in 2019

Top 6 online casinos to join in 2019

posted on January 10, 2019 by

The online gambling industry is filled with lots of gaming websites that claim to be the best in 2019 but only a few really deserve this title.

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Latest UK Gambling Regulations & 2019 Predictions

Latest UK Gambling Regulations & 2019 Predictions

posted on January 09, 2019 by

In the UK, there are strict laws that surround any type of gambling. This is why many online casinos as well as land-based casinos and betting sites require a license from the UK Gambling Commission in order to operate legally. 

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Fewer unknowns involved in video poker

Fewer unknowns involved in video poker

posted on January 01, 2019 by

Winning Strategies | Video Poker is certainly NOT real Poker. Not only do I agree on this point, but I’ve stated it dozens of times over my 15 years of writing for GT. Video Poker is a paytable game played only against, well no one, really.

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$2.7M jackpot hit on Monopoly machine at Green Valley Ranch

$2.7M jackpot hit on Monopoly machine at Green Valley Ranch

posted on December 28, 2018 by

No industry likes to promote its losses quite like casinos. It gives other players the hope that they, too, could make one of those life-changing spins on a slot machine. A Christmas Eve jackpot hit for $2.7 million on a Monopoly machine at Green Valley Ranch Resort.

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Building a Straight can be a challenge

Building a Straight can be a challenge

posted on December 25, 2018 by

Winning Strategies | You have to review your dealt hand and figure out which cards you want to hold/discard. We do this by recognizing the partial hands out of the five cards that are dealt and determine which of these partial hands have the highest expected value. 

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Stick with using the strategy tables

Stick with using the strategy tables

posted on December 19, 2018 by

Winning Strategies | Video Poker strategy is all based on what we call a Strategy Table.

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Strategy tables good aid at machines

Strategy tables good aid at machines

posted on December 12, 2018 by

Winning Strategies | Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve tried my best to break down the concept of expected value, how it is calculated and a bit of how it is used. In doing so, I showed how some of the most common hands are likely being played wrong.

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Be aware of pay tables on machines

Be aware of pay tables on machines

posted on December 05, 2018 by

Winning Strategies | When we look at a game in its totality, we call this the game’s payback and express it as a percent. At the individual hand, we express it as a decimal. If the value is over one, it means that we expect to win money on average in this situation.

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Complex strategy part of video poker

Complex strategy part of video poker

posted on November 28, 2018 by

Winning Strategies | The purpose of the last several columns has been to show that math drives everything in the casino. While the casinos have a macro approach, the player has a more micro approach, generally looking at things in shorter sessions. 

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Players can get math to work for them

Players can get math to work for them

posted on November 21, 2018 by

Winning Strategies | I’ve spent the last couple of weeks discussing how the casinos don’t really gamble, but just provide a means for Players to gamble. At the tables and machines, this happens by taking a macro approach. 

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Looking for a digital payout for your digital spins? This Bitcasino review might provide the answer

Looking for a digital payout for your digital spins? This Bitcasino review might provide the answer

posted on November 21, 2018 by

Trying to find an angle that makes an online casino a little bit different to the rest has turned into something of a holy grail in what is an immensely crowded and competitive marketplace. 

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It’s all about the math

It’s all about the math

posted on November 14, 2018 by

Winning Strategies | Last week, I discussed how casinos don’t actually gamble. But how does this concept of not gambling apply to the table game, video poker or slot portion of the casino business? It’s all about the math.

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Characteristics of Successful Gamblers

Characteristics of Successful Gamblers

posted on November 14, 2018 by

Successful gamblers come in all shapes and sizes. Whether you gamble online from the comfort of your home, through your mobile device or you prefer visiting a land-based casino, there are a few traits that are common among successful gamblers.  

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Pai Gow variations a nice change at G2E

Pai Gow variations a nice change at G2E

posted on October 24, 2018 by

Winning Strategies | I think I saw more innovation at the Global Gaming Expo this year than I have seen in the past several years. While the number of companies with offerings seems to have shrunk, I liked that I saw a variety of new games. 

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New high speed link will strengthen ties between California and Las Vegas

New high speed link will strengthen ties between California and Las Vegas

posted on October 17, 2018 by

There have been murmurings for years about a high-speed rail link from LA to Vegas, but when the DesertXpress project was officially abandoned in 2016, that seemed to be the end of it.

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