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Jul

31

2017

A Perfect Day at the Casino

A perfect day in the casino means different things to different people. When I asked about players’ perfect days a while back, many told me about blackjack. Some told me about the terrific steak they ate – comped, of course – or about shows and shopping. Betty is a reader whose perfect day involves a nice meal and a little shopping, and as long as she doesn’t lose big on the slots, she’s happy. “As long as I get to play some bonuses, have some fun and about break even, I figure I’m ahead of the game.” She’s a lot…

A perfect day in the casino means different things to different people. When I asked about players’ perfect days a while back, many told me about blackjack. Some told me about the terrific steak they ate – comped, of course – or about shows and shopping. Betty is a reader…

Jul

24

2017

How Does the Casino Get Its Edge?

I’m often asked, “How does the casino gets its edge,” and the basic answer always is, “By paying winners less than the true odds of winning.” Casinos take your full bet when you lose, but pay only a portion of the true odd when you win. Of late, several people have asked about edges on various craps bets, so let’s look at a couple. We’ll start with the one-roll bet on 12. There are 36 possible combinations of two six-sided dice. Only one totals 12 – a 6 on each die. That makes the true odds against rolling 12 35-1,…

I’m often asked, “How does the casino gets its edge,” and the basic answer always is, “By paying winners less than the true odds of winning.” Casinos take your full bet when you lose, but pay only a portion of the true odd when you win. Of late, several people…

Jul

18

2017

Are Video Card Games More Like Slot Reels or Card Tables?

One of the things that sets video poker and video blackjack apart from slot machines is that electronic games that use representations of playing cards must offer fair odds.   Nevada took the lead, naturally enough, but Mississippi followed suit when its casinos opened in the 1990s, and so did other states.   “Fair odds” doesn’t mean the games have to give you an even chance of winning. Games can be designed so there are fewer winning hands than losers, and pay tables can be set so that the house has an edge. After all, if the house didn’t have…

One of the things that sets video poker and video blackjack apart from slot machines is that electronic games that use representations of playing cards must offer fair odds.   Nevada took the lead, naturally enough, but Mississippi followed suit when its casinos opened in the 1990s, and so did…

Jul

10

2017

Back to Back Jackpots a Reality

Regular readers know that I love to hear close encounters of the winning kind. Slot and video poker players have been great about emailing me their experiences in winning back to back jackpots, or at least jackpots within a few plays of each other. The latest comes from Suzanne, a video poker player who wasn’t sure her story qualified because it involved royal flushes by two different players. “I was playing video poker in a long row that was kind of divided,” she wrote. “To the left of center, the games were all progressives with reduced pays – 8-5 Double…

Regular readers know that I love to hear close encounters of the winning kind. Slot and video poker players have been great about emailing me their experiences in winning back to back jackpots, or at least jackpots within a few plays of each other. The latest comes from Suzanne, a…

Jul

06

2017

Pet Friendly Hotels In Tunica, Mississippi

Want to come visit us here in Tunica but don’t want to leave your four legged friends at home?  Here is a list of our pet friendly casinos and hotels in the area. And if you want to bring them along but don’t want to leave them in the room we even have a resort just for your pet.    Fitz Casino Tunica Horseshoe Casino Tunica America’s Best Value Key West Inn Days Inn Treasure Town Inn Microtel Westgate Resorts Sam's Town Tunica

Want to come visit us here in Tunica but don’t want to leave your four legged friends at home?  Here is a list of our pet friendly casinos and hotels in the area. And if you want to bring them along but don’t want to leave them in the room…

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