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  • Max Bets in Video Slots

    By John Grochowski on Monday, June 20, 2016

    Gaming Blog Max Bets

    One of the many differences between video slots and three-reel slots with mechanical reels is that three-reel games almost always have an incentive in the pay table to bet maximum coins. On three-reel games, a max-coins bet brings a disproportionate jump in the top jackpot, so betting the max brings a higher payback percentage than betting less.

  • Does Winning with a Royal Flush in Video Poker Depend on Denomination?

    By John Grochowski on Tuesday, June 14, 2016

    Gaming Blog Video Poker
    I’ve been playing video poker for more than 25 years, and I’ve had royal flushes on penny, nickel, quarter, dollar and $2 games. 
  • Do Three-Reel Slot Machines Tease Jackpots More Often?

    By John Grochowski on Tuesday, June 07, 2016

    Gaming Blog 3 Reel Slots

    One reader wrote to me recently with a question that could only come from a three-reel player. “I’ve noticed that the big-paying symbols are off the line a lot more than they’re on the line,” he wrote. “Is that intentional? Are the games programmed to tease players to thinking they’re close to a jackpot?

  • Playing a System at Roulette Never Wins

    By John Grochowski on Thursday, May 26, 2016

    Roulette Wheel Spinning

    Roulette has so many possible bets, players always are exploring ways to combine them in the hopes they’ll hit on a way to beat the house.


  • Pet Friendly Hotels In Tunica, Mississippi

    By Travel Tunica on Tuesday, May 24, 2016

    pet friendly hotels 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 hotels in the area.

  • Tale At The Table

    By John Grochowski on Monday, May 23, 2016

    Tales from the Table

    I’m always looking for tales of unusual things that happen in casinos. One came my way from a reader who wanted to share his experience with a big cash player.

     


  • Remembering and Honoring Veterans on Memorial Day

    By Travel Tunica on Saturday, May 21, 2016

    Tunica Rivergate Veterans Memorial

    On November 11, 2002, the Town of Tunica established the Veterans Memorial Park at the edge of our quiet and quaint downtown. This beautiful park features a life-size bronze statue with flags flying high representing each branch of the armed forces as well as a flag for the POW’s. 

  • Calculating House Edge In Craps

    By John Grochowski on Thursday, May 19, 2016

    Craps

    I don’t like to get bogged down in math in this blog. All casino games have roots in math, but you don’t have to be able to do the math yourself to shop for the best bets. House edges are easy to find online or in books about gaming.

    Nonetheless, I do get reader requests for explanations about the underlying arithmetic, especially in craps.


  • School's Out! Entertainment's In!

    By Travel Tunica on Wednesday, May 18, 2016

    Slayer Concert Tunica

    School’s Out for Summer! Time to start planning your next trip to Tunica to see these great shows!

  • Best Of Tunica - Museums

    By Mary Catherine Webb on Friday, May 13, 2016

    Tunica Gateway to the Blues Museum and Visitor Center

    As summer approaches and the days get longer, you often look for new experiences and new places to visit. Did you know that Tunica has three museums open and offering fun for all ages? It is a perfect way to spend a day in Tunica whether a regular visitor or a first timer! 

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