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  • Why Should You Follow Basic Strategy in Blackjack?

    By John Grochowski on Wednesday, March 22, 2017

    Blackjack Tunica Gaming Strategy

    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.

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

    By John Grochowski on Monday, March 13, 2017

    Ante Bet 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.

  • Old-School Frogger Lives in Video Slots

    By John Grochowski on Friday, March 10, 2017

    Frogger 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.

  • Be Surprised And Delighted At The New Spa At Horseshoe

    By Lisa Konupka on Wednesday, March 08, 2017

    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.

     

  • $5 Single Hand Games vs $1 Triple Play in Video Poker

    By John Grochowski on Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    Video Poker

    Sizing your bets properly and making sure you don’t overbet your bankroll are important parts of playing any casino game. Sometimes there are tax considerations, too. A video poker player wrote to me recently to ask advice on playing $5 single-hand games vs. $1 Triple Play.

  • Mini Royal Payoffs in Three Card Poker

    By John Grochowski on Friday, February 24, 2017

    Mini Royal Poker

    Three Card Poker was designed with straight flushes as the highest paying hands.  The exceptions are at casinos that offer a bigger payoff on mini-royals – Ace, King, Queen of the same suit.

  • Why is There a Higher Payback on $1 Slots than Penny Slots?

    By John Grochowski on Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    Slot Payback

    As long as I’ve been paying attention – and this goes back to the 1980s – slot players have been told that higher denomination slots pay back a higher percentage than lower denominations.

  • To Follow or Not to Follow Basic Strategy in Blackjack

    By John Grochowski on Thursday, February 09, 2017

    Blackjack Basic Strategy

    Basic strategy charts tell blackjack players the play that’s best for them in every player vs. dealer situation. Those who count cards amend basic strategy to fit the composition of the remaining deck, but for most of us, basic strategy is a solid guide.

  • Tunica's Upcoming Entertainment Is Heating Things Up

    By Travel Tunica on Monday, February 06, 2017

    There may still be a chill in the air but Tunica's upcoming entertainment is heating things up. With big name concerts from Joan Jett and the Blackhearts to Chaka Khan and the sexy men of Magic Mike XXL there is sure to be something for everyone. 
  • Mississippi Bicentennial Celebration

    By Lisa Konupka on Wednesday, February 01, 2017

    MS Bicentennial Capitol Building
    This year the state of Mississippi celebrates an important milestone in its history with the 200th anniversary of its statehood.

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