Must Hit Over Saturation? (Part 2 of 2)

Mar 04, 2016 Posted by Mission146

In the first of these Articles, we explored the process of determining whether or not a must-hit machine is playable, and a few of the theories that one can use to determine the, 'Jump in,' point...

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There Can Be Different Reasons

Feb 29, 2016 Posted by Mission146

A few weeks ago I was in Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack at around 4:00a.m., (I have an unusual work schedule, so sometimes I end up picking up Free Play and/or looking for plays at unusual...

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About the Author (Part 2 of 2)

Feb 28, 2016 Posted by Mission146

I believe I might have mentioned being terrible at Darts in the previous Article, and it's true! Nevertheless, one of the bigger gambles I took in my life was deciding where to move when I...

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Home Poker (Part 1 of 3)

Feb 27, 2016 Posted by Mission146

One of the more significant (in terms of percentage) Advantage Plays that I have ever encountered is a good Draw Poker game. If one has the wherewithal to avoid playing really good friends and...

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Million Dollar Book Review

Feb 26, 2016 Posted by Mission146

They say, 'A good classic never dies,' and that is just as much true in the realm of gambling literature as it is in any other. It is with that mantra in mind that I offer the following review of...

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About the Author (Part 1 of 2)

Feb 26, 2016 Posted by Mission146

As many readers of the Forum know, I'm a hotel manager, so as a result I have the opportunity to speak to a wide range of people from a wide range of backgrounds and who are employed in a wide...

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Casino Accountability

Feb 20, 2016 Posted by Mission146

Former Cleveland Browns Wide Receiver Reggie Rucker is facing charges for using hundreds of thousands of dollars from his non-profit agencies (that he repeatedly claimed were not paying him in...

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News & Notes 2/19/2016

Feb 20, 2016 Posted by Mission146

In a piece of gambling news coming out of Cleveland, former NFL Wide Receiver Reggie Rucker stands accused of wire fraud for defrauding his non-profit organizations to take out tens of thousands of...

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The Language of Video Poker

Feb 20, 2016 Posted by Mission146

When is a dog a peanut butter sandwich? For those who know anything about how English is commonly used, and appropriate answer to the preceding question could very well be, "A dog is never a...

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News and Notes 2/4/2016

Feb 04, 2016 Posted by Mission146

There was once a time when people travelled to Vegas because it was the only place in the USA that had legalized gambling. Legalized gambling then spread around the country slowly but surely, so...

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People in Gambling #1

Feb 04, 2016 Posted by Mission146

There have been quite a few discussions on these Forums in my years here about what the lines may be between Advantage Play and cheating, but this article isn't about that. This first Edition of,...

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Taxes and Expected Value

Feb 04, 2016 Posted by Mission146

There are a number of players out there who will avoid pursuing plays upon which they could potentially hit a taxable jackpot of $1200, or more. Their reason for doing so, as many of them will...

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MGM Resorts

Jan 20, 2016 Posted by Pokeraddict

The past year was not kind to blackjack players along the Las Vegas Strip. Low limit players felt the pain more than those willing to play at least green chip action.

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Video Blackjack No Longer Viable For Low Limit Players

Jan 20, 2016 Posted by Pokeraddict

Video blackjack was a great alternative for Las Vegas gamblers looking for a quality return on bets of $5 or less. Most Strip casinos offered this product at one time. In many cases, video...

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MGM to Charge for Parking

Jan 16, 2016 Posted by Mission146

The inevitable has happened, and I'm not going to say, 'Finally,' happened because I frankly did not think it would come so soon. MGM has officially decided (to be rolled out at some point between...

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You Down with OPC?

Jan 16, 2016 Posted by Mission146

I am probably seriously dating myself with the song referenced by the title of this Article, but not really, considering I wasn't even ten years old at the time the Naughty by Nature song hit the...

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When to AVOID Promotions

Jan 16, 2016 Posted by Mission146

There are going to be any number of Advantage Players and recreational gamblers alike that feel the need to squeeze every dime they see out of what they deem to be an advantageous opportunity in...

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News & Notes (1/8/16 Edition)

Jan 08, 2016 Posted by Mission146

It looks like we're starting the year off with what will be the largest lottery Jackpot in U.S. history surpassing the March 2012 656 million Mega Millions drawing! For those interested in taking...

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