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 John Grochowski   Casino conversations

The bulk of player interactions in casinos are of the mundane variety – table players talking about where they’re from during a shuffle, or slot players asking if a machine is taken.But with so many players passing through casinos every day, there are bound to be a few conversations that go down a not-so-beaten path. A few readers have shared…
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 John Grochowski   Cashing in with $20 bills

QUESTION: For one of your columns about things other players do, I once saw a person buy in at a craps table for $ 10,000 – all in $ 20 bills!It was just me and another player, in Atlantic City, at the Golden Nugget. The new guy wanted the table for himself and a $ 50 minimum bet.We were allowed to keep playing at $ 10 minimum until the counting was…
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 John Grochowski   Hot Roll video poker

Ever since I saw Hot Roll video poker at the IGT booth at Global Gaming Expo in 2014, it had been in the back of the mind that I wanted to try to game in a casino for money instead of just in demo mode.That time came in late March, and it happened by happy accident.My wife Marcy and I were out for an inexpensive morning excursion, just sampling…
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 John Grochowski   My favorite bonuses

QUESTION: My wife and I were talking the other day about all of the bonuses on slot machines, and the ones we really like. She’s a big fan of Goldfish, and all the different bonuses you get. I think Jackpot Party is just classic, picking all those gift boxes. Sometimes you get hot on your picks and get hundreds and hundreds of credits, and…
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 John Grochowski   Blackjack with different rules

Blackjack is a game with many variations, and educated players know to look for the number of decks, whether the dealer hits or stands on soft 17, whether blackjacks pay 3-2 or have the abominable 6-5 payoff, and other house rules.Even the variations have variations, and a reader e-mailed to ask about Free Bet Blackjack. I’d written about Free…
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