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Helping with 32 ways theory

Helping with 32 ways theory

posted on June 26, 2018 by

Winning Strategies | Video poker strategy all comes down to the expected value of hands. Each 5-card deal could theoretically be played 32 ways. For each of those 32 ways, we take a look at all the possible draws to calculate the expected value.

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32 ways to play the hand

32 ways to play the hand

posted on June 19, 2018 by

Winning Strategies | Last week, I talked about how for every deal there are 32 ways to play the hand, ranging from holding all five cards to discarding all five. While most decisions are obvious, many are far less so. 

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The D, Golden Gate launch Club One

The D, Golden Gate launch Club One

posted on June 12, 2018 by

Slot Club Spotlight | Earlier this year, the D Las Vegas (in conjunction with the Golden Gate) launched a new, linked players club called Club One. Players now earn points, comps and rewards at both properties playing slots, video poker or table games using just one card.

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Celebrate National Video Poker day on 9/6

Celebrate National Video Poker day on 9/6

posted on June 12, 2018 by

Winning Strategies | National Video Poker Day is just three months away. I’m spending the summer writing columns devoted to video poker so you’re ready to celebrate this very special day on Sept. 6 (9/6).

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More on maximizing Video Poker win paybacks

More on maximizing Video Poker win paybacks

posted on June 05, 2018 by

Winning Strategies | Last week I discussed the importance of playing max-coin in order to maximize the payback of video poker.

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My national video poker scan

My national video poker scan

posted on May 29, 2018 by

Winning Strategies | National Video Poker Day (Sept. 6) is just a little over three months away. Besides trying to get people to recognize a day I essentially have made up, I have the more daunting task of getting you to recognize the value of video poker in the casino.

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Mississippi Coast casinos haven't seen $1M slot jackpot winner in years

Mississippi Coast casinos haven't seen $1M slot jackpot winner in years

posted on May 25, 2018 by

Players still take home major cash slot machine jackpots at Mississippi Coast casinos, but it's been years since one of those jackpots topped $1 million. Officially, it will be three years in October since a Florida woman, won $1.5 million at Biloxi’s IP Casino.

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Introduction to online slots

Introduction to online slots

posted on May 23, 2018 by

As you’re visiting this website, you will no doubt know that there are quite a lot of online slots games available now more than ever before. In this article, we will share information regarding the world of online slots along with a few useful tips.

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Let's make a day dedicated to video poker

Let's make a day dedicated to video poker

posted on May 22, 2018 by

Winning Strategies | Back in March, I wrote about National Blackjack Day. March 2 was selected for this day because it is written as 3/2 and a major push for this day was to get casinos to go back to paying 3 to 2 on blackjacks.

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Silverton your home for slot tournaments

Silverton your home for slot tournaments

posted on May 15, 2018 by

Reel Deals | Silverton Casino is hosting two slot tournaments every Tuesday this month (9 a.m.-noon and 2-5 p.m.) in the new slot tournament room. Rewards Club cardholders receive one free entry, redeemable at the redemption kiosks.

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Make sure you know payback %

Make sure you know payback %

posted on May 08, 2018 by

Winning Strategies | This past week, I got asked by a friend about what I do for the gaming industry. I told him I do the math for new casino games. I explained how I work out the strategy for games and determine all the key math numbers.

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Let It Ride still has loyal customers

Let It Ride still has loyal customers

posted on April 24, 2018 by

Winning Strategies | The game of Let It Ride has been around for a very long time. It, along with Caribbean Stud Poker, is generally acknowledged as the original table game.

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Marquee Millionaire Slot Tournament back at M Resort

Marquee Millionaire Slot Tournament back at M Resort

posted on April 17, 2018 by

Reel Deals | The fifth annual Marquee Millionaire Slot Tournament is returning to M Resort Spa Casino May 4-6, giving Marquee Rewards players the chance to win big. To qualify for their chance to win $1 million, players can take advantage of qualifying events.

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A day full of Royals

A day full of Royals

posted on April 10, 2018 by

Winning Strategies | I had a truly extraordinary day playing video poker the other day. I was playing my favorite and obscenely volatile 5-play multi-strike machine. It was not going well initially, when I hit a Royal from a 3-Card Royal on the second line.

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Major risks faced by Norwegian online casino players

Major risks faced by Norwegian online casino players

posted on April 10, 2018 by

Since the inception of online casino gambling as the preferred option for gamblers from around the world. There has been an influx of both legitimate and dubious casino gambling websites. 

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How to find the best online casino

How to find the best online casino

posted on March 27, 2018 by

Online casino goers need to be explorers quite often. Since real money is at stake we all want to invest it the best way possible, at the best places, honest places, somewhere where we’re treated with respect, honesty and rewarded for our loyalty, devotion and ambition. 

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Players should play those hands out

Players should play those hands out

posted on March 20, 2018 by

Winning Strategies | If I could capture every event in the casino, I’m fairly certain I would find that players are shy about hitting into busting in blackjack, fold too infrequently in most other games and almost never use the Surrender option in blackjack.

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Westgate benefiting with $150M renovation and new WOW Rewards

Westgate benefiting with $150M renovation and new WOW Rewards

posted on March 13, 2018 by

Slot Club Spotlight | Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino offers a unique blend of amenities and excitement with a 75,000 square-foot casino featuring all your favorite table games, hottest slots on the market, incredible restaurants, endless entertainment and more!

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My dad deserves Hall of Fame vote

My dad deserves Hall of Fame vote

posted on March 13, 2018 by

Winning Strategies | One of the most famous songs in rock history begins “It was twenty years ago today.” Those are the lyrics to the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. This week, those lyrics have a totally different meaning for me.

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Explaining 5-card deal 32 different ways

Explaining 5-card deal 32 different ways

posted on March 06, 2018 by

Winning Strategies | In blackjack, the decisions slice a bit differently, so there was no need to talk about the expected value of each decision. Instead, each combination of player hand and dealer upcard was given an action to utilize – Hit, Stick, Double, Split or Surrender.

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