This is the month that many video poker players look back over the figures from the previous year as they start working on their taxes. And if they lost – especially a lot or more than usual – they start wondering whether the casinos are “messing” with the machines so they don’t give you as many jackpots or good hands. So suddenly the Internet forums light up with spirited discussions about the randomness of casino VP machines. Read more… »
Archives for January, 2012
We recently took a trip to the Chicago area, flying with friends who, like us, needed to “use up” a Harrah’s (now known as Caesar’s but I will never get used to using that name) 7* freebie trip before it expired the end of March. Yes, I know leaving sunny, seasonably warm Las Vegas for Chicago in January seems like a really dumb idea – but if you know me you know we make big efforts to get to places that offer good video poker. Read more… »
I had been warned that even the new improved “Bandaid surgery” to remove a gallbladder was no walk in the park, but I was optimistic that I would be as good as new with just a few days of rest. Wrong! I tried not to overdo it, but, hey, my family was here and we were having so much fun running all over town for a week. I could always rest later. Read more… »
Jean, I study, plan, and play but, with the ever changing “climate” I have trouble figuring out when a play is “good”. I know you’ve said you’re mathematically “challenged” in the past and I SO COMMISERATE! Have you found an easy formula for us number-challenged folks to use to figure out a “good” play?
This question is a common one, so that is why I have written four books about casino gambling! Read more… »