Casino Player December 2022


If you play craps at all, you know some days it’s just not happening. A cold table in craps is like Arctic cold, and I try to get my money out of that environment and into someplace warmer.

There are good blackjack games and, well, not so good blackjack games in casinos across the country. The same is true for video poker games. When it comes to casino gaming, the importance of knowing where to find favorable games and how to play your favorite games can’t be stressed enough. When it comes to blackjack, knowing the optimum strategy is of utmost importance but a good player must also have a bit of versatility. Casinos have different blackjack variants being played with varying numbers of decks of cards. Video poker, for instance, is a game that can have a positive expectation if the right com

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jump on craps, though I don’t like to be the shooter. I also play some penny slots, especially when my wife is with me.The game that we like lately is Batman—the 1960s Batman. I guess first impressions do make a difference.The first time I played, on my first spin, I got the bonus wheel, and it landed on Joker.That meant I got eight free spins,with special Joker wild symbols, and I had a spin where it was Jokers all the way across. It was fun, and it’s part of my list of things to do now, thoughThree Card Poker still comes first. Let me say upfront that I go to play blackjack. Period. I go in planning to play blackjack, and if I’m getting even semi-decent cards,I’ll play black jack and nothing else.I don’t expect to win every time. I do expect to get a decent run for my money. Sometimes I don’t get a decent run for my money, and when that happens, I think about a backup. If I’m moving off blackjack, it means my money is going fast and I want to slow it down. When I’m in a big casino with lots of games, I’ll usually slide over to Pai-Gow Poker. So many hands are pushes—with me winning either the five-card or two-card hand and the dealer win ning the other one—that my money lasts a long time and at least gives me a chance to regroup. If the casino doesn’t have Pai-Gow, then Three Card Poker—and I only play the ante bet. There’s a little strategy there,the house edge isn’t too high, and at least I have a change of pace. ´ ROB Blackjack

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