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Their goal is simple – to make YOUR money their money By Frank Scoblete   Casinos are a business, just like the businesses in your community and those throughout the world. Their goal is simple, and that goal is this—to make your money their money. They sell a product, gambling on games where they have […]


Slow and steady wins the race By Frank Scoblete   I can break the casino games down to high-energy casino games and leisurely casino games. Two of the high-energy games are craps and blackjack. When you play craps, you are usually at a crowded or relatively crowded table with players making multiple bets. You may […]


Stretch your bankroll and avoid the deadly days By Frank Scoblete   I am sure most of our slot-playing readers have been there before. You come to the casino with your bankroll. You might be staying at the casino for an afternoon or an evening or even a few days. You start playing, get into […]


When opportunity knocks, answer the door By John Grochowski   Sometimes a day at the tables is all about taking advantage of the opportunities presented, and not just in terms of strategy. Promotional tournaments, coupon plays and unexpected comps—they’re all part of the game and worth retelling.         Wilf Here are two […]


A little self-control can go a long way By Frank Scoblete   Simon and Garfunkel sang it just right: “Slow down, you move too fast/You got to make the morning last.” (“The 59th Street Bridge Song”) When I am talking casino playing of any kind, be it slot play, video poker play, table games of […]

Spare Change

There’s no such thing as free money   In my quest for finding interesting casino gaming news this month, I came across a recent story in the Review Journal about players in Nevada letting $22 million in unused cashout tickets expire in the fiscal year that ended on June 30. Yep, you heard it right—$22 […]

Quiz Time!

Test your gaming knowledge. Are you up for the challenge? by Frank Scoblete   If you know your casino gambling, you should have no problem with this test of all testing. If you don’t know your casino gambling, uh oh.   Which is the most popular table-game in the casino? a.craps, b. blackjack, c. roulette, […]


The best assumption is that you can make no assumptions By John Grochowski   Ever have an “oops!” casino moment, one of those times when things have gone wrong and you know it’s your own fault because you didn’t check the game rules or assumed a little too much? I sure have. I’ve been going […]

The Payback Conundrum

High returns are good, but enjoying the game is important By Frank Legato   For more than three decades, Casino Player has been advising players to go for the “loosest slots”—meaning, the best gamble on the slot floor is the game with the highest payback percentage. This magazine, in fact, invented the term “loose slots,” […]

Don’t Believe the Hype

When a “winning system” sounds too good to be true, odds are it is By John Grochowski   Some self-proclaimed casino experts will tell you about “betting systems” that will give you an advantage over the house. One of the most infamous systems is the Martingale, which has been around for many years—and has wound […]

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