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The Slot Expert's Guide to Winning at Slots and Video Poker

14 February 2001

You can hear me give my slot and video poker tips live on The Good Times Show, hosted by Rudi Schiffer with Frank Scoblete, which is broadcast live from Memphis on WHBQ over the air on 560AM and over the Internet on Yahoo! Broadcast on Saturday morning from 8-10 CT.


We've covered this area before, but it bears repeating and I have a new example to share with you.

Playing just about every casino game will cost you some money in the long run because the casino has the odds in its favor. We've looked at different ways to cut that house advantage to the bone and here is one of the best.

Join the players club and use your card when you play.

At the risk of sounding like a club brochure, your players club card is your key to the world of complimentaries that the casino offers. The casino can't give you anything if they don't know who you are and that you're playing.

Jean Scott, the author of The Frugal Gambler, recently shared with me her yearend totals for gambling. She had a loss overall from playing video poker. (Keep in mind that most of her play was on machines that pay back more than 100% in the long run. One year is really the short run for slots and video poker.) Even though she had a loss from play, her bottom line was a profit.

How did she manage to turn a profit? She collected enough cashback to almost breakeven and when she included free meals and shows and other goodies, she was firmly in positive territory.

This week's tip: Join the players club and use your card when you play.


Send your slot and video poker questions to John Robison, Slot Expert, at slotexpert@home.com.


For more information about slots and video poker, we recommend:

The Slot Expert's Guide to Playing Slots by John Robison
Break the One-Armed Bandits! by Frank Scoblete
Victory at Video Poker and Video Craps, Keno and Blackjack! by Frank Scoblete
Slot Conquest Audio Cassette Tape (60 minutes) with Frank Scoblete
Winning Strategies at Slots & Video Poker! Video tape hosted by Academy Award Winner James Coburn, Written by Frank Scoblete
The Slot Machine Answer Book by John Grochowski
The Video Poker Answer Book by John Grochowski
The Frugal Gambler by Jean Scott
John Robison

John Robison is an expert on slot machines and how to play them. John is a slot and video poker columnist and has written for many of gaming’s leading publications. He holds a master's degree in computer science from the prestigious Stevens Institute of Technology.

You may hear John give his slot and video poker tips live on The Good Times Show, hosted by Rudi Schiffer and Mike Schiffer, which is broadcast from Memphis on KXIQ 1180AM Friday afternoon from from 2PM to 5PM Central Time. John is on the show from 4:30 to 5. You can listen to archives of the show on the web anytime.

Books by John Robison:

The Slot Expert's Guide to Playing Slots
John Robison
John Robison is an expert on slot machines and how to play them. John is a slot and video poker columnist and has written for many of gaming’s leading publications. He holds a master's degree in computer science from the prestigious Stevens Institute of Technology.

You may hear John give his slot and video poker tips live on The Good Times Show, hosted by Rudi Schiffer and Mike Schiffer, which is broadcast from Memphis on KXIQ 1180AM Friday afternoon from from 2PM to 5PM Central Time. John is on the show from 4:30 to 5. You can listen to archives of the show on the web anytime.

Books by John Robison:

The Slot Expert's Guide to Playing Slots