Winning Strategies | By the time Four Card Poker hit stride, there had been a bit of a lull in table game creation. The casino floor had already changed a good deal with Let It Ride, Caribbean Stud Poker, Three Card Poker and Spanish 21.
Winning Strategies | One of the most important things to learn is when to hold just the Deuces when drawing. Proper strategy says, unless you have a royal, five-of-a-kind, straight flush, four-of-a-kind or a 4-card royal, you hold ONLY the two deuces.
Winning Strategies | As we get deep into the political season, we’re all going to be frequently reminded how it is possible to make numbers say just about anything we want. It can be done with all types of math – casino math, included.
Real Deals | Tax day! For all of the last day filers, there are plenty of deals and bargains around town to take the sting out of tax season or enjoy some great offers while you’re waiting for your refund check!
Winning Strategies | I love getting fan mail and/or e-mails from readers. It is especially gratifying when someone tells me they always read my column. A question from a reader can frequently become the basis for a particular week’s article.
Fredella's Fix | Slot attendants can be some of the most helpful people in a casino. They can make change or point you in the direction of your favorite machine. Some will reprint your players’ club card for you and bring it right back over you.
Winning Strategies | Triple Bonus Poker offers the player a relatively easy game to learn without all of those pesky high cards. I have little doubt that for the average player, the error rate will go down and the gap between the two games will be reduced.
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Winning Strategies | The rule is you have to play the full $10, but you get to keep any of the return. I sat down at a nickel Bonus Poker machine and played max-coin. Forty hands later, the machine said $12 and I left. It took about 5-10 minutes.
Real Deals | Las Vegas turns green this week. Party people can celebrate St. Patrick’s Day all over town. There are lots of options for parties, casino specials, cheap beer, Irish whiskeys plus plenty of corned beef and cabbage specials to fill your belly.
California and Illinois – perhaps even New York – may be the source of the first efforts to launch programs that could lead to Internet poker based on speculation from sources with a good sense of the political and business dynamics at work in each of these areas.
Fredella's Fix | This will only tell you if a machine is tight or loose – hot or cold is a different story. Just because you find a loose machine doesn’t mean it won’t run cold as ice. It’s always a gamble… but that’s just part of the fun of gambling!
Look for the return of H. Scot Krause in GamingToday’s March 6 edition. For those who may have recently started reading GT, Scot authored columns called On The Cheap and Real Deals where he showcased some of the best bargains in town.
Winning Strategies | Blackjack is very similar to video poker in that they both require learning rather complex strategies in order to achieve a strong payback. However, blackjack has the advantage in that it is a bit easier to learn the strategy.
Winning Strategies | Most games in the casino do not require learning very significant strategies. Two that do – video poker and blackjack. The reward for doing so is a payback that is above 99.5%.
Pokin' Around | This week, being overloaded with Super Bowl material, my views here come from many experiences of frustration at slots, video poker and keno. For me, hitting royals occurs less frequently than being struck by lightning.
This is the reason pros love mixed games so much. They are always looking for weaker opponents who haven’t mastered some of the games to create an edge for themselves. Without the ability to do this, there is no reason to sit at the table. This is the cardinal rule of poker. You must master at least four different games to play at a world-class level.
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