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Dec

28

2015

Gaming past results have no effect on future outcomes

On most casino games, the odds are the same on every play, with blackjack being the major exception. But for roulette, craps and even slot machines, past results have no effect on future outcomes. Nonetheless, when a streak is alive, it’s tempting to jump on. A player wrote to say he saw on a roulette table’s message board that 31 had come up four times in a row. He bought in and started betting 31 and the surrounding numbers on the layout --- 29, 28, 32, 34 and 35. The streak ended, he lost some money and wondered if he…

On most casino games, the odds are the same on every play, with blackjack being the major exception. But for roulette, craps and even slot machines, past results have no effect on future outcomes. Nonetheless, when a streak is alive, it’s tempting to jump on. A player wrote to say…

Dec

22

2015

Strategy And Betting in Blackjack

Everywhere you look, house edges on casino games are listed by percent – 1.52 percent on place bets on 6 or 8 in craps, 5.26 percent in double-zero roulette, 1.06 percent on the banker bet in baccarat, and so on. A reader asked me to translate that into dollars and sense for blackjack players. If you’re playing basic strategy, how much money of yours will the house keep? What if you’re just an average player who hasn’t memorized the strategy chart? Let’s run some numbers, assuming a basic strategy player assuming a 0.5 percent edge, a second player a little…

Everywhere you look, house edges on casino games are listed by percent – 1.52 percent on place bets on 6 or 8 in craps, 5.26 percent in double-zero roulette, 1.06 percent on the banker bet in baccarat, and so on. A reader asked me to translate that into dollars and…

Dec

21

2015

New Year’s Eve in Tunica Mississippi

Haven’t figured out your New Year’s Eve plans yet? Check out what Tunica has to offer for your celebration on December 31-January 2. Most casinos will be offering party favors and champagne toast at midnight on New Year’s Eve. Stage Bars on New Year’s Eve Sam’s Town – Aces Wild Bally’s Casino – The Soul Shockers Hollywood Casino - Kalimba – The Spirit of Earth Wind & Fire Horseshoe Tunica – Jamie Baker & the VIP’s / Party Planet / Radio Incorporated Tunica Roadhouse – Grady Champion / Carmen Hicks Gold Strike – Electric Circus For a complete list of…

Haven’t figured out your New Year’s Eve plans yet? Check out what Tunica has to offer for your celebration on December 31-January 2. Most casinos will be offering party favors and champagne toast at midnight on New Year’s Eve. Stage Bars on New Year’s Eve Sam’s Town – Aces Wild…

Dec

15

2015

How Random Generators Work In Video Poker

Many modern video poker machines enable you to change games or change coin denominations without ever leaving your seat. If you’ve been playing Double Double Bonus Poker and want to change to Super Aces, you can just touch an icon on the screen to launch a new game. If you’ve been winning big at a quarter game and want to try your hand at a dollar version, you can touch the screen to change that, too. Players sometimes wonder if they would have been dealt the same cards if they were playing a different game or denomination. That was on…

Many modern video poker machines enable you to change games or change coin denominations without ever leaving your seat. If you’ve been playing Double Double Bonus Poker and want to change to Super Aces, you can just touch an icon on the screen to launch a new game. If you’ve…

Dec

08

2015

New Quad Burst Tiger Strike Slots

The last few weeks I’ve been writing about new games displayed at the annual Global Gaming Expo, with table and slot games we’ll be playing in the coming year. For me, Expo week is almost like a second Christmas as the wraps come off those goodies, so let’s take a look at just a couple of more new slots. When Multimedia Games and Global Cash Access merged, they rebranded the company as Everi, pronounced “every” – fitting enough for a company that produces cash handling solutions as well as slot games.    One fun new slot game that caught my…

The last few weeks I’ve been writing about new games displayed at the annual Global Gaming Expo, with table and slot games we’ll be playing in the coming year. For me, Expo week is almost like a second Christmas as the wraps come off those goodies, so let’s take a…

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