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

10 July 2000

By John Robison

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.

Last week, I gave a tip for all casino games that I call the Dunkin' Donuts Comp. This week I want to take it one step further with a play I call Comp Yourself.

Comp Yourself is the Dunkin' Donuts comp applied on a larger scale. Suppose your goal is to earn enough points for a free buffet. If you're ever ahead by enough to pay for the buffet yourself, stop playing. Pay for the buffet with your winnings, rather than taking a chance on losing it all back and then some trying to get the buffet for free.

On an even larger scale, suppose your goal is to earn enough points to get your stay for free. If you ever win enough to pay for your expenses, stop playing. You've at least broken even at this point. Don't take a chance on giving your profit back to the casino. You may get your room and meals comped, and you may also end up losing money too.

Send your slot and video poker questions to John Robison, Slot Expert, at

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

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
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