The Monday Link – Cruise Ship Casino Questions Answered

EVERY MONDAY, NETG BRINGS YOU A GAMBLING POST FROM SOMEONE ELSE FOR YOUR INTEREST, ENTERTAINMENT, AND KNOWLEDGE. WE CALL THIS:

“THE MONDAY LINK”

In the last 34 years, I have had the pleasure of taking four cruises.  Recently, our 4th was on Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of the Seas in the Bahamas.  Each cruise ship had a casino, but size, table game offerings, and slots differed.

So, does a casino matter to you on a cruise – probably, since you’re reading NETimeGambling!  But where do you start in cruise line comparisons?  There are quite a few companies to compare, and then each had anywhere from four to twenty-four ships.

Let NETimeGambling start your search with a great primer by CruiseCritic.com   with

What to Expect on a Cruise: Cruise Ship Casinos

Enjoy.

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Is Video Poker Advantage Play Gone? – The NETG Monday Link

EVERY MONDAY, NETG BRINGS YOU A GAMBLING POST FROM SOMEONE ELSE FOR YOUR INTEREST, ENTERTAINMENT, AND KNOWLEDGE. WE CALL THIS:

“THE MONDAY LINK”

Many of us play video poker on some level of expertise, and most of us play for the fun of it.  But, years ago it was still a game that could be beat with perfect play.  Today, full pay VP is hard to come by.  Usually if you find a great game, it won’t earn points as the other less favorable machines.

Today’s link is a great article by NETG friend  

His bio reads “Robert is a veteran writer and analyst for the gambling industry, with a particular focus on the emergent US online gambling market. An avid poker and gambling enthusiast, Robert offers unique perspectives from both the vantage point of the player and industry professional, and is fit to cover a broad spectrum of topics.”

Always with an entertaining opinion, here is Robert with:

THE DAYS OF THE ADVANTAGE VIDEO POKER PLAYER ARE GOING, GOING…

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What is a Video Poker Penalty Card? – The Monday Link

I have heard friends and colleagues speak about a renewed interest in video poker, with some gamblers delving into the skill of video poker strategy. Some podcast colleagues such as Tim Lawson in His “The Bettor Life” and Christopher DiMauro at “Art in the Game” have mentioned their new interest in VP and the paytables involved.  check out their podcasts.

Whether you play for your personal enjoyment, or play as the best way to play that free slot play the casino gives you, knowing the strategy of the game you play will give you a better chance to cash out a winner. Playing full-pay Jacks or Better is a great find to play you can find it, but if you don’t practice perfect strategy, you can decrease your payout probability to that of 6/5 JOB.

Strategy cards are available and legal.

In advanced VP strategy, penalty cards are important considerations.  Knowing the difference when to draw to a flush in 8/5 & 9/6 is a significant step in your Video Poker play.

“What is a penalty card in video poker?”

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.

John is a prolific expert concerning slots and video poker.  Enjoy many of his excellent posts at John Robinson Casino City Archives.

Remember, “Embrace the Math, not the Myth.”

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