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Slotpourri

27 August 2000

The end of the cold war with the Soviet Union brought about the construction of a 20-million dollar Las Vegas-type casino in Moscow. They call it the Comrade Hilton.

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Did you hear about the madam in one of those legalized bordellos in Nevada? She put an ad in a local newspaper under the heading SALLY'S RENT-A-TART.

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What do gamblers think when they see the three balls in front of a pawn shop? Two to one you don't get it back.

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Mary: "So, you and Bill are not going to Reno this year?"
Helen: "No, it's Las Vegas were not going to. It was Reno we didn't go to last year."

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Las Vegas is truly a remarkable town. You can't beat the climate, the headliner shows, the themed attractions, the slots.

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Happy is the gambler who has no memory of his past losses.

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Both love and luck are blind.

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Keep your bets low. The higher up, the greater the fall.

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A hot slot is soon cold.

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It's good to play slots a lot - or never.

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A positive attitude in a casino is the homage paid by hope to luck.

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They say the most dangerous times to gamble in a casino are when you arrive and when you're leaving and all the time in between.

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There are few things more dangerous than having credit in a casino.

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Gambling experts say you must know something about odds. The only thing to really know about odds is that they're always against you.

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Don't let anyone talk you into moving up to a higher denomination slot. Betting more means you might win more, but it's more certain you're going to lose more. Find your comfort level and stick with it.

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The longer you play, the more likely you'll lose. This is a good reason to keep your bets low and keep your playing sessions short.

Larry Mak
Larry Mak is a former science writer at the California Institute of Technology and he is currently a freelance gaming author.

Books by Larry Mak:

Larry Mak
Larry Mak is a former science writer at the California Institute of Technology and he is currently a freelance gaming author.

Books by Larry Mak: