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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 Robison   Ask the Slot Expert: Do slot machines hit more frequently when I bet more?

Question: Re: the question you discussed about receiving relatively small payouts for a large number of free spins on penny slots. I just returned from a trip to A.C. two days ago and won 80 free spins while playing $ 1 per spin. My total for the 80 free spins? $ 36.40. Sadly, the machine was one of those with the option to take the money…
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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 Marchel   Canceled playing cards

The playing cards used in casinos today are manufactured to a much higher quality than standard decks sold to the general public. However, since they are used at a much higher rate than cards played at home, they are also discarded at a much greater rate.Some casinos will change a deck of cards every few hours, while decks in a six-deck shoe game…
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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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