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The Monte Carlo Fallacy

The Monte Carlo Fallacy The thing that struck me most about the casino in Monte Carlo wasn’t the array of Ferrari’s and Lamborghini’s (mostly in red) parked outside, but the beauty and quiet ambience within. Not so on August 18, 1913 when a stunning and now famous event took...
Posted On 30 Apr 2014
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Video Poker – The Risk Factor Part II

  Two months ago I explained the risk factor, or variance, for deuces wild games. In Part II, of the series you’ll see that you have to look at a different part of the pay schedule to gauge the likelihood of running out of money on non-deuces wild games. It’s...
Posted On 29 Aug 2013
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Circular Firing Squad

Have you ever walked into a casino with visions of 9/6 Jacks or Better (9/6 JOB, ER 99.5439%) dancing in your head, only to find they’re MIA? This sort of disappointment has become commonplace of late. Instead of dropping a verbal landmine on the nearest uniformed employee,...
Posted On 25 Apr 2013
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The Tax Man Cometh

“Don’t tax you, don’t tax me, tax the guy behind the tree” Anonymous   Ah, January, still beautiful and aromatic in Arizona, but it’s time to pay the piper. You should be receiving all relevant IRS documents by the last day of this month so you...
Posted On 10 Feb 2013
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Believe It or Not
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Believe It Or Not

Every so often a stream of rumors circulate among video poker players, while some are true, others are out in left field. It's important to know whether or not to believe these stories because it will impact both how you play as well as whether or not you want to place a bet....
Posted On 27 Oct 2012
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