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Saving Money in the Casino

How to keep the edge on your next gaming session by Frank Scoblete   We don’t usually think of casinos as institutions where you can save money. So true. The casino is a place where we spend money on games where the casino has an edge over us and on food, rooms, drinks, shows, sporting […]


Players share unconventional strategies and choices beyond house edge optimization By John Grochowski   One of the things I had to learn when I started to write about gambling 30 years ago was that it’s not the goal of every player to get the lowest possible house edge. Some players will choose other directions because […]

Best Bets II

There are some excellent bets in the casinos, though even the best bets have house edges By Frank Scoblete   There are good bets in the casino. There are bad bets in the casino. And there are plenty of so-so bets in the casino. There are good games in the casino that have some of […]


There are some excellent bets in the casinos, though even the best bets have house edges By Frank Scoblete   Take your pick, my friends. Casinos are good places to play games. Casinos are the worst places to play games. There are some excellent bets in the casinos. There are some horrible bets in the […]


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 […]


Protect your bankroll like a pro By Frank Scoblete   You are a $10 blackjack player and you buy in for $300 and go about your business trying to beat the house. You know the computer-derived basic strategy and you use it exclusively. You do not have an edge over the game but it is […]

Minding Your Money 

The smart way to deal with your casino winnings   We can’t count the number of people who have told us they “never win” at the casinos. To this, we always ask if they were ahead at any point during their visit. Many times, the person will admit that they were ahead at some point—but […]

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,” […]

Blowing It

Do betting systems really work? By Frank Scoblete   I doubt many casino players can honestly say that they have never made a mistake in their playing careers. I know I can’t. In one of my first visits to the casinos, I played the Martingale at roulette. This was in the old Sands casino in […]

Go Up or Go Down?

Don’t expect to go from rags to riches in one or two sessions By Frank Scoblete   You’ve taken a bit of a hammering at your favorite table game or games. It’s been a really tough session or day and/or night and/or trip. You’ve lost a significant amount of the money you brought for this […]

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