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Secrets of poker Poker

Staking a claim

This article first appeared in the Jul/Aug 2014 issue of World Gaming magazine. Even the most talented young players quickly learn one inevitable truth about tournament poker – it can be an incredibly expensive way to make a dollar! Fortunately...

Tips of the day

Tip 177

When joining a blackjack table, it is good etiquette to ask the players if you can open a box. If the players are winning, they may ask you to wait for a few hands or until the end of the shoe.

Craps Gaming

The history of craps

The history of gambling dice games is a long one, as dice have been used to gamble for thousands of years. Romans, Egyptians, American Indians and Koreans were all big dice players in some form or another. Many believe that dice games rose in...

Craps Gaming

Craps rules and betting part D: the prop bets

Welcome to Part D of our craps series. We are going to explain proposition bets, or ‘prop’ bets as they are more commonly known. They are found in the centre of the craps table and many players like these bets because they frequently...

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骰子游戏的历史

骰子游戏历史悠久,因为骰子用于博彩已有数千年时间。罗马人、埃及人、美国印第安人和韩国人都以各种不同形...

Tips of the day

Tip 174

If you like to play table games but you find them too loud or too expensive try playing your favorite e-gaming version of the game.

Craps Gaming

Craps rules and betting part C: here we come

In part C we are going to explain the ‘come’ bet, a bet often neglected in Macau. Maybe after this article, that will all change. Come betting is exactly the same as pass line betting but it feels different. If you need to refresh your...

Tips of the day

Tip 172

Some people believe that slot machines pay more when they are located close to public walkways.

Tips of the day

Tip 167

In baccarat, the banker and the player bets are amongst the absolute lowest house edge bets in the casino. When you factor in the comps you earn through the casino’s player program and perhaps VIP rebates on the action, the house edge becomes...

Secrets of poker

Size matters

WGM takes an in-depth look at pre-flop open bet sizing in tournament poker and how this important aspect of the game has evolved in recent years. Poker is a game that is always evolving – so...

Tips of the day

Tip 165

Most people believe mahjong is a four-player game. If you don’t have four people then you can’t play, right? Wrong! Mahjong can be adapted for two, three or even five players.

Tips of the day

Tip 164

Tournament poker is a level playing field. Everyone starts with the same amount of chips and plays down until one player has them all.

Tips of the day

Tip 162

The number of boxes you play in blackjack doesn’t really affect your long run chance of winning, but there are various factors to consider in deciding whether to play one box or more.

Secrets of poker

Pushing small edges

Pit any two poker hands together and one will inevitably be favorite to best the other at showdown. But when it comes to pushing this advantage – and how much we should risk to do so – the...

Tips of the day

Tip 158

Many baccarat players still prefer to use paper and pen for recording results and trends.

Tips of the day

Tip 156

For readers who enjoy a flutter on the horses, trots or dogs, Japanese keirin racing is a two-kilometer velodrome cycling event that is specifically designed for pari-mutuel betting.

Tips of the day

Tip 176

One of the unique things about squeeze baccarat is that the cards are only used once. The cards get squeezed and bent out of shape, never to be used again.

Craps Gaming

Craps rules and betting part B: place betting

‘Craps Rules and Betting Part A‘ covered betting on the pass line, and explained the difference between the come-out roll and the point cycle. Now in part B we look at betting individual numbers, more commonly known as ‘place...

Secrets of poker Poker

The Power of M

This article first appeared in the May/Jun 2014 issue of World Gaming magazine. Despite the presence of hundreds of poker strategy books and thousands of online videos, Dan Harrington’s concept of “M” – first published in 2005...

Craps Gaming

Craps rules and betting part A: win line and odds

Craps is the one of the most exciting games in the casino. It is the one game where nearly everyone is in it together and looking for that one hot shooter who will control the dice for an hour. You should be warned that craps is not the easiest game...

Secrets of poker Poker

Beating down the bully

This article first appeared in the Mar/Apr 2015 issue of WGM. Whether you’re an experienced poker player or still learning the intricacies of the game, one thing we know for sure is that your day will be much more difficult if you have an...

Gaming insights Gaming

EZ Baccarat’s modern twist

This article first appeared in the Jan/Feb 2017 issue of WGM. MGM Macau will offer players a chance to trial popular baccarat variant EZ Baccarat on more than 100 of its Live Multi-Game terminals. They say a fast game is a good game and that is...

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The King’s table

This article first appeared in the Jan/Feb 2017 issue of WGM. A London antiques seller recently posted a unique roulette table for sale – and it comes with quite a story! History is littered with gamblers and scammers, tricksters and tragics...