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Little things mean a lot17 April 2014
It’s been a few months since my last list, so for this time here are half a dozen short tips.
Here's the tip: Speed favors whoever has the edge on the game, for most players the edge belongs to the house. Avoid automatic continuous shufflers. Your best deal comes on a hand-shuffled game.
Problem is there is no guarantee that a table that has been hot will stay hot. In the hands of all but the tiny percentage of players who practice dice control, rolls are random.
Here's the tip: If playing at a table that has been hot makes YOU feel more comfortable, then go ahead. There’s no harm in choosing a place to play on that basis. But understand that the past results are no guarantee of future success.
I pointed out to her that 250-coin payoff on a $5 game is $1,250, above the $1,200 at which the casino is required to have you sign an IRS form W2-G before you’re paid, while 239 coins are worth $1,195, just below the threshold.
Here's the tip: On $5 Double Bonus Poker, paying 239 coins instead of 250 on four-of-a-kinds and straight flushes costs about 0.4 percent of your average return, but saves hassle and paperwork.
Here's the tip: There is no “collect” or “payback” mode on slot machines. Don’t worry if the attendant turns a key or punches in a code before you can play after a jackpot. That’s just procedure to ensure compliance with IRS regulations.
Here's the tip: Making the second high hand strong is sound strategy, with one condition: your five-card hand MUST outrank your two-card hand. If it doesn’t, you lose your bet.
Here's the tip: Past results don’t influence future outcomes. On any one hand in Three-Card Poker, your chances of hitting a straight flush are 1 in 460, no matter what’s happened on previous hands.
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