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Mar

27

2017

Three Reel Slots Still Have Their Day

Casinos have a wide variety of game, and anyone who wants to gamble can find something that suits their playing personality. That includes three-reel slots with mechanical reels. Over the last 20 years, they’ve been displaced by video slots as the most popular casino games, but three-reel slots still have their adherents. One is Charlene, who responded when I asked reel slot fans for their stories about why they still liked the old-style games. She said she played video, too, but stuck to three-reel games when she was with her husband George and saved video play for when she was…

Casinos have a wide variety of game, and anyone who wants to gamble can find something that suits their playing personality. That includes three-reel slots with mechanical reels. Over the last 20 years, they’ve been displaced by video slots as the most popular casino games, but three-reel slots still have…

Mar

22

2017

Why Should You Follow Basic Strategy in Blackjack?

Last month I relayed comments from a blackjack player who had trouble convincing himself to follow the basic strategy play of doubling down on 11 when the dealer had a 10 face up. That brought messages from other readers who had their own moments of queasiness over basic strategy.  “Can you provide expected return on hitting as opposed to standing on 12 vs. dealer 2 or 3 and standing on 9-9 as opposed to splitting vs. dealer 7? “ one player asked. “Those always made me squeamish.” Let’s look at the numbers, assuming a six-deck game in which the dealer…

Last month I relayed comments from a blackjack player who had trouble convincing himself to follow the basic strategy play of doubling down on 11 when the dealer had a 10 face up. That brought messages from other readers who had their own moments of queasiness over basic strategy.  “Can…

Mar

13

2017

Why Do You Sometimes Win on the Ante and Not the Bet in Poker?

Many modern table games include two stage betting, with an ante and a bet. Players with strong hands then must wait to see if the dealer has a qualifying hand. If the dealer’s hand isn’t good enough, you win only on the ante and the bet is returned to you. In Caribbean Stud Poker, the qualifying hand is Ace-King or better. In Three Card Poker, currently the most popular poker-based game in table pits, it takes a Queen or better for the dealer to qualify. It can be frustrating for players with good hands to find they’re winning less than…

Many modern table games include two stage betting, with an ante and a bet. Players with strong hands then must wait to see if the dealer has a qualifying hand. If the dealer’s hand isn’t good enough, you win only on the ante and the bet is returned to you.…

Mar

10

2017

Old-School Frogger Lives in Video Slots

In a new wave of video slots with skill-based bonuses, we can expect to see some based on old-school arcade games in an attempt to appeal to multiple generations. One coming attraction video gamers will want to give a try is Konami Gaming’s Frogger, which takes one of the most popular arcade games of all time and brings it to casinos in retro style, though with high-grade graphics, animation and resolution. On the slots, there are two Frogger themes: Great City Wilds and Woodland Wilds. Both have four-level progressive jackpots, but the bonus gamers will anticipate most eagerly is the…

In a new wave of video slots with skill-based bonuses, we can expect to see some based on old-school arcade games in an attempt to appeal to multiple generations. One coming attraction video gamers will want to give a try is Konami Gaming’s Frogger, which takes one of the most…

Mar

08

2017

Be Surprised And Delighted At The New Spa At Horseshoe

Surprise and delight is the standard at the recently opened Spa at Horseshoe and there is no doubt that you will experience both when you visit. The spa is the perfect way to unwind from the stresses of everyday life. Once you walk through the spa doors, you will soon forget the kids crying, husband complaining and your boss yelling to have those reports done. I recently had the opportunity to visit the new spa and had a hard time choosing how I wanted to be pampered. There are so many options to choose from, but I decided on a…

Surprise and delight is the standard at the recently opened Spa at Horseshoe and there is no doubt that you will experience both when you visit. The spa is the perfect way to unwind from the stresses of everyday life. Once you walk through the spa doors, you will soon…