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  • Slot Stories from the Floor

    By John Grochowski on Thursday, February 15, 2018

    Monopoly Slots Board

    Slot players love to share their stories when they win, and readers have contributed a couple of recent tales from their early days of playing.

  • Festivals, Festivals and More Festivals

    By Travel Tunica on Tuesday, February 06, 2018

    Tunica Festivals Bridging the Blues
    Whether it’s classic cars, bicycle rides, crawfish or live blues performed on a train depot stage, this year’s festival line-up in Tunica has something for everyone.
  • Throwback Thursday: Slot Player Favorites

    By John Grochowski on Thursday, February 01, 2018

    Yahtzee Slots

    Every year, slot machine manufacturers roll out dozens of new games, and I'll be featuring several coming attractions next month.

    Before we ring in the new, though, let's ring out a few old. I asked some of my slot-playing readers to tell me about old favorites that are long gone but they wish they could still play.

  • Three Card Poker: Pair Plus vs. Ante-Play

    By John Grochowski on Tuesday, January 23, 2018

    Three Card Poker

    I've long used Three Card Poker as a change of pace game. I don't play it as often as I play blackjack or video poker, but it's easy and I enjoy relaxing over a session now and then.

    When I play, I stick to the ante-play option, where you match up your hand against the dealer. Most of the other players bet both on ante-play and on the Pair Plus option, where any pair or better wins.

  • Blackjack is the Game of Changing Odds

    By John Grochowski on Wednesday, January 17, 2018

    Blackjack Table

    One thing I like to stress to players trying to learn the games is that the odds are unchanging. No matter how long it's been since a 7 was last rolled in craps, the odds are 1 in 6 on the next roll, and no matter how long it's been since the ball landed on 00 in roulette, the odds are 1 in 38 on the next spin. The exception is blackjack. There the odds change on every hand as cards are dealt and removed from play until the next shuffle. 

  • Mississippi Blues Trail: Experience The Blues Where They Were Born

    By Travel Tunica on Wednesday, January 10, 2018

    The Mississippi Blues Trail is your unforgettable journey into the land that produced arguably the single most important inspiration of modern popular music. Whether a die-hard blues fan or a casual traveler in search of an authentic experience, follow the trail and you'll visit places you’ve never been and learn facts that you didn’t know about the area that is the birth place of the Blues.
  • Tunica's Upcoming Entertainment Is Heating Things Up

    By Travel Tunica on Tuesday, January 09, 2018

    There may still be a chill in the air but Tunica's upcoming entertainment is heating things up. With big name concerts from Blues Traveler and Jonny Lang to Phillip Phillips and the comedy of Bruce Bruce and Rodney Carrington there is sure to be something for everyone. 

     
  • Slots Coming in 2018: Konami’s Beat Square

    By John Grochowski on Friday, January 05, 2018

    Konami Beat Square Slots

    Skill-based gaming is a niche slot machine manufacturers hope to grow, especially as young players who grew up on video games come of age. 

    There are many approaches to attracting new gamblers, with one innovative new product being Konami Gaming's Beat Square, expected to roll out early in 2018.

  • Would a Lower House Edge Prompt You to Change Games?

    By John Grochowski on Thursday, December 28, 2017

    House Edge Game Switch

    There are players who want to cut the house edge as far as they can, and will change games in order to do it.

    Most players, however, have a favorite game or a few favorite and will stick to those even if one outside their range has a lower house edge.

  • How Rare is a Big Jackpot Win?

    By John Grochowski on Monday, December 18, 2017

    Jackpot Gold

    For most of us, hitting a really big jackpot is a rare event. You never know when -- if ever -- the next will come.

    The event has seemed to be not so rare for one woman, according to a reader who wrote that his sister-in-law had two $20,000 jackpots in a month and a dozen or more of $10,000-plus in the last three or four years.

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