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15 Tips for Novice Blackjack Players

A better understanding of the basics can mean a world of difference By Henry Tamburin   In the world of blackjack, knowledge is power, especially for novices eager to try their hand at the tables. Reprinted from the October 2014 edition of Casino Player magazine, the timeless wisdom shared here serves as a vital compass […]


Small tips can make a big difference for players By John Grochowski   Sometimes it’s the little things that count. A small strategy adjustment. A tiny tip on what to look for in a slot machine. A wee wrinkle in comp conditions. There are literally dozens of little things to look for and keep in […]


How experienced players navigate games, strategies and house edge By Frank Scoblete   People who rarely go to casinos probably do not get themselves into a true routine. They go into the casinos, head for the slot machines or stand near a table game to see what’s going on. They could play a slot here, […]


Holding the low-card kicker in Double Double Bonus Poker By John Grochowski   It’s always tempting to go for the big jackpot, and often in video poker that’s just what we do. We’ll break up a flush, straight or high pair for a one-card draw to a royal flush, tossing away smaller payoffs for a […]


Take your game to the next level with these rules By Jerry “Stickman” Stitch   Fall is here. For some, it’s the time of year to hit the road and venture to that new casino they’ve been meaning to check out. Others, will most likely hit their favorite stomping ground to enjoy a break from […]

Food For Thought

Gaming ingredients for smart blackjack play By Frank Scoblete   Take any food package or jar of food and you will invariably see on the back or side of it a list of the ingredients that food contains. This is obviously an attempt to help you decide whether to eat that particular food. I check […]

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 […]

Speed Is Everything

Tips for playing video poker tournaments   When you play video poker, it’s you against the casino. You use the best playing strategy in games that will give you the highest expected return. Your goal each session is to end up with more credits (i.e., money) than you started with. Video poker tournaments are different. […]


Tips to maneuver yourself into a possibly better position to maybe experience some positive results By Frank Scoblete   We have all been there. Yes, we have. Nothing is going right. You try this machine, that machine. You try machines that were hot for other players and they turn ice cold for you. You try […]


Revealing the truth about winning back-to-back jackpots By John Grochowski   I’ve received many an email, phone call, and—in days of yore— letters delivered through the U.S. Postal Service, asking if it’s possible to hit more than one big jackpot in a short time on the same machine. The questions aren’t always precisely in these […]

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