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Two Pair Holds in Deuces Wild

Practically every casino that has video poker games will have some form of Deuces Wild (DW) game, but it’s a big mistake to assume that you can play all versions of this popular game the same way. Here are two excellent DW games, but you must carefully check to be sure you have...
Posted On 05 Aug 2014
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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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A Taxing Situation

February is a yin and yang time of the year. Valentine’s Day brings visions of sweets in heart-shaped boxes and fragrant blooms, but it’s also the time to gather bits of paper and grumble through what you owe Big Brother. I find that the faster I collect all my income and...
Posted On 27 Feb 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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To Get Where You Are, You Had To Begin Where You Were

I am often asked how I got started doing what I do. Well it all started when I was in college and took a course in probabilities. I thought it was interesting that you could accurately predict the outcome of games of chance using mathematics. Since I had been playing kitchen...
Posted On 07 Jun 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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Odds Are: Baseball is Back!

The “Boys of Summer” (at least most of them) are back and being the gambler that you are – You may wonder “Just what are the chances my team winning the NL or AL pennant and even go on to win the World Series?” Well, let’s take a look, just...
Posted On 25 Apr 2013
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Should You “Push Your Luck?”

Recently I had a friend ask me to go out a play some blackjack and coach them in how to play a winning game. We met at the casino and both sat down at the same $10 table. She place her bet and then placed a bet on the "Push your luck" side bet, asserting that she always...
Posted On 10 Feb 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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