Casinos are in the business to make money. They don’t intentionally make mistakes. Still, sometimes mistakes happen that smart players can exploit. You don’t need to be a pro. You just have to be alert and savvy — and find one of these mistakes. It also helps if you have the requisite knowledge and bankroll […]
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Recently the US congress moved H.R.2282 – Internet Gambling Regulation, Enforcement, and Consumer Protection Act to committee, where all the details of the bill will be negotiated by the various committee members. Though some states have already legalized online gaming, a congressional law legalizing all forms of online wagering, throughout the US and its territories, […]
The following story is fictional, but based on real events. The Gold Mine in Las Vegas was one of many casinos where Jack played. There were two, and only two, “good” machines. These were $5 single line Bonus Deuces machines that returned 99.45%. With the slot club, mailers, and promotions, these machines were playable, in […]
Richard Munchkin received a note from a Gambling with an Edge listener about a subject to talk about. The note referred to a casino where the formerly 8/5 Bonus machines were recently downgraded to 7/5. Part of the note said:
Dear Mr. Dancer: My wife Doris and I regularly play at a Mid-West casino. I’d rather not tell you which one. Near the end of last year, they had a “Twelve Days of Christmas” promotion which was pretty good. On each of twelve days, if you had an Elite card and played $500 through on […]
The title of this article is somewhat tongue in cheek. A few years ago, someone called me a master because of something I’ll explain shortly. It occurred to me that many players don’t understand the day-to-day activities of a successful professional player — whether that player deserves to be called a master or not. Striving […]
You’ve heard the expression “Quit when you’re ahead,” applied to gambling. You’ve also heard, “When you’re on a hot streak, keep firing away!” These two bromides give opposite advice on what you should do when you actually hit a big jackpot. The first says go home. The second says stay and keep playing.
Our guests this week are Jeffrey Compton, the publisher of CDC Gaming Reports, and Anthony Curtis, publisher of The Las Vegas Advisor, and Huntington Press Books. We talk about current events in Las Vegas and other gambling news. ?podcast? Click to listen. Alt click to download
I receive a lot of mail addressed to [email protected] These are primarily from podcast listeners who hope I can answer one of their questions.
I ran into a man, “Paul,” who had taken several of my classes. I remember Paul as a better-than-average student. I believe he makes good “what game to play” decisions and will have a strategy card with him. When we met in early January, I recommended that he play the South Point promotion because I […]