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Play Like the Pros

The right ways to play craps the right way By Frank Scoblete   There are two main games at a craps table. The first is to bet with the dice; that is, you want just about any number to appear except for the dreaded seven during the point cycle of the game. The second is […]

A LONG TIME COMING

The power of patience when it comes to playing your favorite slots By Frank Scoblete   I’ve always believed that slot players have more patience than table-game players because they can go through longer streaks with no wins whatsoever, whereas table-game players need some wins here and there to maintain their interest before flying for […]

EMOTIONAL UPS AND DOWNS

The odds of winning are against you, but one can always hope By Frank Scoblete   Almost all casino players know this truth: given some time, or a long time, or starting right now this morning, this afternoon or tonight, they will wind up losing. They know that the house has the edge over them […]

A TASTE OF MONEY

The tale of a beloved teacher turned slot player By Frank Scoblete   Who are the slot players and how do they play? Those are hard questions to answer. But here is my analogy: Her name was Catherine Byznowski and she was a teacher at a well-known high school. She taught English and public speaking. […]

PERFECT STRANGERS

Don’t share your story with strangers unless asked By Frank Scoblete   I’m in the elevator waiting to go up to my room. An older couple step in and up we go. My room is all the way at the top of the hotel. So is the older couple’s. They seem like pleasant people. When […]

MANNERS, PLEASE

Players often violate those unwritten rules. Stop it! By Frank Scoblete   When I was a kid and the adult would lecture me on my manners. I always thought, “Doesn’t she [or he] have something better to do?” Men generally told me how to be a man and women told me how to be a […]

THE GARDEN OF EDEN

Gamblers are always in search of paradise By Frank Scoblete   What follows will relate directly to slot machines and slot players so hang in there: There are two biblical creation stories, one where men and women are created at exactly the same moment on the sixth day which is the initial creation story, and […]

IN A CANDY SHOP

Casinos are for adults, like candy is for children By Frank Scoblete Carol, close your eyes.” “Mommy, what is it?” “Close your eyes.” Carol closed her eyes. Mommy opened the doors. More light was hitting her closed eyes than before. What was going to happen now? “Open your eyes Carol. Open them real wide.” Carol […]

JOIN THE SLOT REVOLUTION

The return of Big Bertha By Frank Scoblete   In a former column I discussed  the evolution of the slot machine over an approximately 130-year period beginning in 1890-91 with the Sittman and Pitt mechanical device, which ruled the bar scene for a few years only to be replaced by Charles Fey’s true slot machine, […]

RARE ADVICE

Money management, proper play and prediction to protect your slot cash By Frank Scoblete   No one wants to see their bankrolls hammered, but unfortunately many aggressive slot players face such a prospect. Players need to exercise two aspects to their slot play to survive without taking regular beatings. The first is to have the […]

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