of mid-1998 there were eighteen Indian casinos operating
in this state. Ten of the casinos are affiliated with
tribes that have compacts with the state that allow
them to only offer a full variety of table games-no
electronic gambling devices of any kind are allowed.
Three of these
casinos are within a thirty-minute drive from Seattle:
Clearwater Casino (360-598-1835) in Suquamish, Muckleshoot
Casino (800-804-8944) in Auburn, and Tulalip Casino
(888-272-DE) in Marysville.
There are five
tribes that have an ongoing dispute with the state
and are operating without compacts. All five of their
casinos, which are located in the northeastern part
of the state, offer slot machines as well as table
games. Two of the casinos are about fifty miles from
Spokane: Two Rivers Casino (800-722-4031) in Davenport,
and Double Eagle Casino (509-935-4406) in Chewelah.
For information on visiting Washington call 800-544-1800.
hand strategy for Stud tries to set you up for a standard
draw to a big hand or a high-percentage draw to a
high two pair. Making a high two pair is important
because it helps you exploit one of the most common
mistakes your Stud opponents will make: overestimating
the strength of middle-to-low two pairs. Since the
two-pair range is such a common battlefield in Stud,
you should know that the distribution of two pairs
is not uniform across the ranks. It is much easier
to make aces up than threes up (see why?), which weights
the distribution of two pairs to the high side. Thus,
the gap in strength between kings up and queens up,
for example, is larger than it appears at first glance.