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The Casino Answer Man

13 July 1999

I notice that you sometimes have Las Vegas datelines on your newspaper column. It seems often enough that you must go there several times a year. I'm wondering why you go there. Don't we have all the same games?

Almost anything new in gaming is introduced in Las Vegas. For me to stay current for this column, several trips a year to Las Vegas are a must. The distributor of my book Gaming: Cruising the Casinos is in Las Vegas, and I've made many friends there in my years of writing about casinos.

Business and personal reasons aside, gambling in Las Vegas is a vastly different experience from a trip to the riverboats. Having dozens of casino hotels within walking distance of each other, each with their own shows, shops and restaurants, is reason enough.

But just to focus on gaming, the player has a better shot to win there than in my home base near Chicago. In the games that give the educated player a chance to affect the outcome -- video poker and blackjack -- Las Vegas offers better pay tables and rules.

In Las Vegas, I can play single-deck and double-deck blackjack with rules as good as those we see on six-deck and eight-deck games at Chicago area riverboats. I can choose casinos with several video poker games that offer better than 100 percent payback with expert play.

I enjoy my trips to the riverboats, and I do visit every one within the Chicago area. But as a place to play, you can't beat Las Vegas.

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John Grochowski

John Grochowski is the best-selling author of The Craps Answer Book, The Slot Machine Answer Book and The Video Poker Answer Book. His weekly column is syndicated to newspapers and Web sites, and he contributes to many of the major magazines and newspapers in the gaming field, including Midwest Gaming and Travel, Slot Manager, Casino Journal, Strictly Slots and Casino Player.

Listen to John Grochowski's "Casino Answer Man" tips Tuesday through Friday at 5:18 p.m. on WLS-AM (890) in Chicago. Look for John Grochowski on Facebook and Twitter @GrochowskiJ.

John Grochowski Websites:

www.casinoanswerman.com

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John Grochowski
John Grochowski is the best-selling author of The Craps Answer Book, The Slot Machine Answer Book and The Video Poker Answer Book. His weekly column is syndicated to newspapers and Web sites, and he contributes to many of the major magazines and newspapers in the gaming field, including Midwest Gaming and Travel, Slot Manager, Casino Journal, Strictly Slots and Casino Player.

Listen to John Grochowski's "Casino Answer Man" tips Tuesday through Friday at 5:18 p.m. on WLS-AM (890) in Chicago. Look for John Grochowski on Facebook and Twitter @GrochowskiJ.

John Grochowski Websites:

www.casinoanswerman.com

Books by John Grochowski:

> More Books By John Grochowski