Casino Knowledge: Questions From the Vault with John G.

I field hundreds of questions from readers every year. They cover a wide range of topics including strategy basics, bankroll needs and even gaming history. A few catch my eye as being of special interest.

Right now, with the expansion of sports betting, there are things players need to know that were outside their usual domain before last year. Here are a few from the vault you might find interesting.

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Top Casino Sports Books and Bars: Gearing Up for the Game   

As the summer winds down, football talk ramps up. Teams are in full-scale practice mode and working to tweek their playbooks for the first games in August. This season is sure to be filled with some magnificent match-ups both at the college and professional level, so we wanted to offer you our suggestions for which casinos have the best set-ups to take in the action, and even make some wagers. Several of the Mississippi casinos offer full sports betting, while others offer great places to watch games, grab some suds and grub and cheer on your favorite teams.

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NFL Season Preview: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly!


As mandatory minicamps come to an end and the new NFL season can be seen on the horizon, we are excited to bring you a our insight on a few teams who are bound to make some noise this year, a few that will come up short, and a little fantasy insight along the way.

We hope you have a successful season of fun filled sports action at your favorite casino sportsbooks or other optimal viewing spots!

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Video Poker Tip: Glitches

You may think that every play within a casino carries a house advantage and, for the most part, you would be right. Certainly, that is their intention because otherwise they wouldn’t be in business for too long. But keep in mind they’re only human and so are the technicians that set up the pay schedules for VP (video poker) games. Casino ethics may vary from person-to-person, but remember that when the house errs in their own favor there is no remedy for players.
VP Pay Schedules: It is imperative that you own tutorial software and I recommend the grandfather of them all; that’s Dean Zamzow’s WinPoker. If you think there’s a player-advantage glitch then simply copy the pay schedule exactly as you see it and enter the data into your software program when you get home. Be aware that you may have to adapt an existing table for a different game, but as long as the categories are identical, there’s no problem. These two pay schedules in Table 1.1 are on the same multi-game device and many, even most from my observations, are choosing the Deuces Wild (DW) game.
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Slot: 10 Tips to Winning

The popularity of slot machine play is at an all-time high. The games offered by casinos and racinos provide an array of options for slot players to choose from and sometimes confusing strategies to maximize profits. Here are ten tips to insure your quality of entertainment on your next gaming trip.
1. Use Your Players Card
If I could give only one tip to casino players, this would be the one I would pick. Your Player’s Club Card can earn you comps for food, lodging and shows. Some casinos even offer cash back for your play. When you do not use the card, you are essentially depriving yourself of valuable incentives the casino is giving back to the players. Some slot players think that using their slot cards affect the way a machine pays out. This is a myth and a very expensive mistake for those who believe it. (more…)

Golf Tip: Stretching and Short Game

Spring time…it can only mean a couple of things: Taxes due or golf. Springtime golf in the South is a must for even the novice golfer. Natural beauty abounds…and the temperature is almost perfect. The golf courses are in phenomenal condition and there is nothing better to do than to work on your golf game and ready yourself for the summer months. We would like to share with you a couple of Spring golf tips that are vital to the success of your game throughout the year. (more…)