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October 3rd, 2013 at 12:38:54 PM permalink
Last month I spent about an hour with the TV crew from ABC television in Phoenix. Here is the story they came up with: How to win at the casino: Las Vegas expert shares 3 big casino secrets.
It's not whether you win or lose; it's whether or not you had a good bet.
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October 3rd, 2013 at 12:44:58 PM permalink
I won't be able to watch the video until later, but already, I don't like where this is heading...
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October 3rd, 2013 at 12:50:34 PM permalink
Nice job Michael! I found it interesting that the majority (if not all of the piece) was shot upstairs at the D where the old coin machines are located with lots of video of coin going in and coming out. I guess that makes it a more interesting story than viewing TITO.

My favorite part of the story was the Sigma Derby game in the background, love it! I know it's a horrible play, but I don't think I get as much entertainment for so little money as playing that silly game.
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October 3rd, 2013 at 12:50:47 PM permalink
Cool. Good job!!!
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October 3rd, 2013 at 12:54:07 PM permalink
Quote: MidwestAP

Nice job Michael! I found it interesting that the majority (if not all of the piece) was shot upstairs at the D where the old coin machines are located with lots of video of coin going in and coming out. I guess that makes it a more interesting story than viewing TITO.



Actually, the part with me was all downstairs. They obviously went upstairs after I left to shoot ploppies playing.

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My favorite part of the story was the Sigma Derby game in the background, love it! I know it's a horrible play, but I don't think I get as much entertainment for so little money as playing that silly game.



I'm glad that got some airtime too. Based on ME's criteria of expected loss per hour, Derby has got to be the best game* in Vegas.

* Not counting positive-EV video poker.
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October 3rd, 2013 at 1:45:02 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Last month I spent about an hour with the TV crew from ABC television in Phoenix. Here is the story they came up with: How to win at the casino: Las Vegas expert shares 3 big casino secrets.



That's awesome, You are right when saying that its all luck when playing slots. Up until they added some co-processor to reset the RNG after every pull, anyone was able to approach any machine and write down the Total in / Total out counters located at top right corner just after the last reel in the back. (Don't bother looking because they are all changed.) and if you find old machines, they put Tape over the counters.

I also agree for the longest time Video poker just requires skill and perfect play to take advantage of the highest payouts.
I played video Poker for years back in the day and always looked for the Highest payout by simply looking at the pay table at the Full house.

Now-a-days when it comes to slots, I agree 100% is Luck, Luck and Luck.
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October 3rd, 2013 at 1:47:03 PM permalink
They should do a weekly segment-different game every week. But on table games, screw slots.
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October 3rd, 2013 at 1:52:49 PM permalink
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They should do a weekly segment-different game every week. But on table games, screw slots.



If you can convince the admin to make a Category "Table Games" and include a Sub-Category of "Baccarat", you will get Daily readings from many pro's.
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October 3rd, 2013 at 1:57:58 PM permalink
Great interview Michael! Nice job!!!
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October 3rd, 2013 at 2:18:08 PM permalink
Great stuff as always Wizard!

Did anyone else get the same Arizona casino ad first where the woman states "I don't consider it gambling, I consider it winning"?

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