Server-Based Gaming: The Future Of Slots, Or Not?

Written by on December 26, 2013 in Slots with 0 Comments
Server-Based Gaming: The Future Of Slots, Or Not?

On the surface, server-based gaming sounds like the best thing since sliced bread. The ability to change a slot machine remotely, without all the labor inefficiencies, taking advantage of hot games — what’s not to like? After all, the players get what they want, the house gets what they want and the marketing team gets […]

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Gambling Hypocrisy: States and Their Agendas

Written by on December 20, 2013 in General with 0 Comments
Gambling Hypocrisy: States and Their Agendas

Gambling hypocrisy is all over the place. It wasn’t that long ago when you had to travel to Las Vegas or Atlantic City to get full gaming. Now, casinos have popped up all over the United States and it seems like the trend just continues. Yet, most of those are on Tribal land, because the […]

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Dealer Diary: The Day I Kicked A Lady In The Face

Written by on December 18, 2013 in General with 0 Comments
Dealer Diary: The Day I Kicked A Lady In The Face

Unless you’re without a pulse, you read that headline and went, “WHHHAAAAAAT?” But, it’s true. Luckily, nobody (read: her) was seriously hurt and nobody (read: me) lost their jobs over the fracas that ensued that morning. Let’s go back and recap the day I kicked the food and beverage supervisor in the face. It started […]

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Advantage Players vs. Casinos: Who’s Right?

Written by on December 17, 2013 in General, Poker, Slots, Table Games with 0 Comments
Advantage Players vs. Casinos: Who’s Right?

The casinos depend on volume, math and inexperience. They know that if players continue to take the worst of the odds, they’ll eventually lose. Advantage players find those small edges where the house gives up a small percentage and they do their best to exploit it. Casinos tighten rules and ban players to close up […]

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Sports Betting: Five Cardinal Sins You Must Avoid To Succeed

Written by on December 16, 2013 in General, Sports Betting with 0 Comments
Sports Betting: Five Cardinal Sins You Must Avoid To Succeed

If you love sports betting (don’t most of us), there are a few major pitfalls that you have to avoid. This is a fun subject to discuss because you’re going to get a million different opinions and everyone is going to claim their strategy is the best. Well guess what? My strategy is the best. […]

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Dealer Point of View: Tipping

Written by on December 14, 2013 in General, Poker, Table Games with 0 Comments
Dealer Point of View: Tipping

Welcome to our newest feature here at The Gambler’s Grind, where we take a look at different subjects from different point of views. Today we’re going to tackle the subject of tipping, from the dealer’s point of view. I’ve posed five different questions that we’ll attack from a dealer’s perspective. Most of you know that […]

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ABC’s of Problem Gambling: Addiction, Boredom and Comfort

Written by on December 12, 2013 in General with 0 Comments
ABC’s of Problem Gambling: Addiction, Boredom and Comfort

Problem gambling is an issue for many different people, but the reasons aren’t always the same. Some are addicted, some bored and some search for comfort. Before we get into this, let’s be clear about one thing — I’m not a doctor and I’m not a replacement for one. If you believe you have a […]

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Slot Machines and Taxes: Don’t Ignore Those W-2G’s

Written by on December 10, 2013 in General, Slots with 0 Comments
Slot Machines and Taxes: Don’t Ignore Those W-2G’s

Hey, you just won $1300 on your favorite slot machine. All you need to do now is wait for that annoying light to turn off and have those people in vests come hand you a fistful of $100′s. You spot them in the distance, wave them down like there’s some sort of fire emergency….and they […]

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Casino Dealers: How They Can Help or Hurt You

Written by on December 8, 2013 in General, Poker, Table Games with 0 Comments
Casino Dealers: How They Can Help or Hurt You

I remember having a long conversation with someone a long time ago about the value of dealers. They were an advantage player who usually played blackjack and at times played poker. Their expectation was that every dealer is the same and should run the game the same way. It was his argument that he shouldn’t […]

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Five Most Idiotic Things Heard at the Blackjack Table

Written by on December 7, 2013 in General, Table Games with 0 Comments
Five Most Idiotic Things Heard at the Blackjack Table

There’s a sucker born every minute. How do I know that? Well, because we still have people come into the casino to play blackjack with their get-rich-quick schemes, their superstitions and their downright idiotic things that they say (and actually believe). Here’s a list of the five most idiotic things heard at the blackjack table. […]

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