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Craps Rookie Mistakes

Common mistakes to avoid when rolling the dice By Jack Salay Craps is an absolute blast to play, and one of the most exciting games in a casino, but it can be intimidating to new players. People enjoy playing craps for many reasons, including the interactive experience and camaraderie. Strangely enough, the low house edge […]

Master Class

Learning the Basic Blackjack Strategy By Don Schlesinger   For any serious blackjack player, learning the basic strategy of play (BS) is the first essential step on the road to becoming an accomplished player. And, over my long blackjack career, I have encountered dozens of players who profess to “know” basic strategy perfectly. It usually takes […]

Sizing Up Your Bankroll

How much cash should a video poker player bring to the casino? By Jerry “Stickman” Stich   Winning is obviously the best way to have fun on a video poker machine, but as we know, most sessions will not be winners. In fact, even if you’re a pretty good player, losing sessions will probably outnumber […]

Setting The Pace

The advantages of playing slow By Jack Clayton   We live in a hectic world. Fast cars, fast food, a speedy work environment, and technology that increases how much we try and cram into one day. Instead of quietly reading the newspaper over a coffee in the morning, we get our news from instantaneous tweets, […]


The pros and cons of our favorite table games By Frank Scoblete   It is important for those of you who play casino games to under- stand the pro aspects of the games you enjoy playing (or wish to enjoy playing) as well as the con aspects. I have not delineated the carnival games as […]


The age-old adage that higher wagers lead to higher wins is still valid, but with important conditions By Frank Legato   Slot lovers for the better part of a century have been able to count on one truism—the more you bet, the more you can win. While that is still true, there are certain provisos […]


In real estate and in poker, location is everything By Jack Clayton   Let’s talk about positioning. No, not leaning back in the recliner. You can do that anytime to relax. More like positioning in social circles, trying to meet the smartest or most influential people to learn how they think and go about things. […]


The ins and outs of successful bluffing By Jack Clayton   Lying gets a bad name – and it should. Nobody likes to be fooled, told untruths or doubt what someone tells them. Trust is like a China plate; once it’s cracked it’s impossible to get it back to its original state. I once asked […]


A handful of small tips can often make a big difference 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 dozens of little things to look for and keep […]

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