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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 […]

CONSCIOUS SLOTS

Can slot machines send signals to intuitive players? By Frank Scoblete   I receive quite a few emails from readers asking questions and/or commenting on my articles but this one from Mike and Morris was quite interesting. Here it is: M&M: This may seem far out, but we think it deserves some consideration. Can slot […]

KEEP IT SIMPLE

Simple slots questions and simple slots answers By Frank Scoblete   Simple Slots Question: I know that there is something called the RNG that controls the computerized slot machines but I have no idea what this means and how the results come from this computer thingy. Can you help me on this? I know it […]

JUST RUN AWAY

Sometimes you just have to leave the casino before it’s too late By Frank Scoblete   There are times to “run” in a casino and, perhaps, to do other things in addition to that. Let’s take a look at some scenarios and see what should be done.   SCENARIO 1: I am getting hammered. I […]

MAN ON A MISSION

Wild new slot machine concepts By Frank Scoblete   Raymond Van Lyman is a person with a mission. He has created several slot machines that he feels will be the future of the “beasts” as he calls them. Here are some of his ideas and comments. Will these machines pique the love of slot players […]

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