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Category: Money Management


Money management at slots By Frank Scoblete   Many casino players believe that there are ways to manage one’s money to prevent the casino from having an edge on them. This is a totally wrong assumption. If the casino has an edge at a game, which it does at just about all games, no money […]


The technology for cashless slot play is here.  Will players use it? By Frank Legato   There have been many advancements in technology over the years that have significantly altered the experience of slot play. There was the computerization of the slot machine and subsequent“ virtual reel” technology that allowed jackpot levels to soar. There […]


To tip or not to tip the dealer By Al O’Grady   Let’s assume for a second that you are having a winning session at the blackjack table. Do you tip the dealer? If so, how much? If not, why not? This is a very contentious issue, and everyone has his or her own opinion. […]

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 […]

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