John Grochowski

John Grochowski

For nearly 25 years, John Grochowski has been one of the most prolific gaming writers in the United States. He’s been ranked ninth by GamblingSites among the top 11 gambling experts at Gambling Sites and his Video Poker Answer Book was ranked eighth among the best gambling books of all time.

He started a weekly casinos column in the Chicago Sun-Times at the beginning of 1994 and He soon found himself in demand by a wide range of publications. He has written for casino industry professionals in Casino Executive and Casino Journal magazines, and for players in Casino Player, Strictly Slots and many other magazines.

John’s twice-weekly columns appear in Casino City Times, Atlantic City Weekly and several websites. He has written six books on casino games, including the “Casino Answer Book” series. And, of course, John is a regular at 888casino Blog.

Today John’s work includes a weekly column on baseball metrics for the Sun-Times. He lives in the Chicago area with Marcy, his wife of 30 years.

18 Do's & Don'ts Slot Tips You Must Know

It’s a given among people who run both live casinos and online casinos: People love to play slot machines.

In some nations, including the United States, slot machines are the most-played casino games. In the rest, popularity is surging to the point slot play is rivaling table play.
 

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John Grochowski
June 15, 2021

New Video Poker Games (2021 Edition)

  • Video poker multiplier games increase chances at a big payoff and raise average payback percentages.
  • The new Super Times Pay Super Streaks brings extra hands as well as multipliers on winners.
  • Another new game, Ultimate X Gold, keeps multipliers in place until you win.

Developments in online slots have made bonus events the main cours

By
John Grochowski
May 19, 2021

Slots Innovations in 2021

  • The popularity of video and online slots was set up by invention and inspiration in the days of three-reel games with mechanical wheels.
  • Cash handling solutions and touch screens are among the behind the scenes developments that are important in today's slots.
  • On the games themselves, pick-a-prize bonuses, wheel spins and mystery jackpots played big roles in the rise of slots online and on video.

The booming popularity of online slots and the rise of video slots as the most-played games in live casinos

May 13, 2021

New Video Poker Games (2021 edition)

Video poker players are a loyal lot. They love their Double Double Bonus Poker, Bonus Poker Deluxe and other games that have been around for decades.

Unlike slot players, who are eager to try out the latest spins on bonus fun, video poker players take some time to accept new games.

Most of the innovation in video poker comes in systems that use long-established video poker games as a base, then layers on fresh takes on bonuses and multipliers.

By
John Grochowski
January 24, 2021