Winning Strategies | Playing blackjack you’re dealt a 16 looking into a Dealer 7. What do you do and why? I’ve watched a lot of players with this hand and it is almost fun to see it. Sure, there are some blackjack counters who spend a few seconds thinking about it, thinking about the count and working out what to do in this situation.view
Dye-ing to Know | It’s been 3½ months since Blaine Graboyes’ skill-based, video-game gambling machines hit the casino floors in Atlantic City. Within a few more months, Graboyes expects to be in casinos here in Nevada.view
Poker Scene | My husband Robert Turner and I recently did a radio interview together on High Roller Radio to discuss my latest article on Phyllis Caro. Robert was asked about how hard relationships were for poker players, and his answer was essentially saying I don’t listen to his advice.view
Poker by George | How often have you wished for yourself: “If only I could get my fair share!” That’s the amount of something one is due relative to what other people are receiving. Equal treatment. It’s only fair. Let’s examine this on a theoretical basis.view
Heavenly Poker | Apparently, we will never end the luck-versus-skill controversy at the poker table. The other day at the casino, a player seated beside me complained that poker was just a matter of luck. Staring at me, he emphatically stated, “You need to have good luck to be a winner.”view
Poker Scene | Last week I wrote about how Phyllis Caro got her start in poker and how she ended up working with her husband at the time, Mike Caro, and founder of the Bicycle Club, George Hardie, to clean up poker in California.view
Heavenly Poker | A recent feature article in an industry magazine discussed the “up-and-down ride that has been the poker career of Tony Dunst.” So much so that at one point, he almost gave up on the game.view
Poker Scene | In the poker world, the name Caro represents integrity in poker. But before Phyllis Caro became the well-respected casino executive she is known as today, she worked her way up the ranks starting as a dealer.view
Reel Deals | Swipe, Match and Win all month long at California, Fremont, Gold Coast, Main Street Station, The Orleans, Sam’s Town and Suncoast. Earn five points on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., then swipe your B Connected card for the chance to win up to one million points, free slot play, dining offers and more.view
Nevada poker rooms generated $117 million in revenue in 2016. Nevada is home to 73 card rooms, the majority in Las Vegas and Reno.view
In Arizona some contention has developed over State Sen. Sonny Borrelli’s bill to legalize electronic bingo. The Arizona Legislature, during this executive session, is to consider the bill, in a move reportedly causing concerns for the Arizona Gaming Commission.view
Beyond the Numbers | There are several types of serious poker players and others who would like to be considered professional players. For this article, I define professional poker players as those who support their lifestyle by playing poker.view
The first ever slot was designed by an engineer called Charles Fey. The handsome jackpot for getting the three bells on the winning line was just 50c – admittedly a more appealing prize in the late 19th century than it would be today.view
Winning Strategies | Through the years, a number of betting schemes have been created that are supposed to increase the chances of winning by the player. To the best of my knowledge not a single one of them has ever been shown to actually work.view
Poker Profiles | The Orleans poker room is one of the largest in Las Vegas catering to both locals and tourists. I interviewed Garrett Okahara, the poker room manager at Orleans for some background information and what makes his room so popular for poker players.view
Heavenly Poker | Every poker player displays an image – a mental picture of the kind of player he is that other players assign to him based on how he has been playing his hands. Is he tight, loose, aggressive, or passive – or a combination of these? Or, perhaps he is deceptive – often bluffs or slow-plays or check-raises.view
As winter sets in across the Dominion, we have a friendly challenge for Canadians: let’s see how many of the games at the online casino in Canada you can play until the snow and ice finally melt!view
The Daily Racing Form (DRF) has announced new tournament partnerships that include Boyd Gaming’s venerable Horse Player World Series and the Wynn Handicapping Challenge in Las Vegas. The Del Mar Handicapping Challenge is also joining DRF’s latest contest initiative.
The new Plaza Event Center, a nearly 5,000 sq. ft. special event space at the Plaza Hotel & Casino in downtown Las Vegas is celebrating its official grand opening with a March Mania Viewing Party Friday, March 16 through Sunday, March 19.
Media reports in Connecticut say officials from that state’s two federally recognized tribes could announce within days a location for a proposed jointly owned casino near the Massachusetts border.
Enabling legislation in Georgia that would allow that state’s voters to decide if they want casino gambling took a hit late this week in the state Senate. However, the bill’s sponsor says he’s confident he can revive it over the weekend.
Professional golfer Willy Wilcox is now the first PGA player to officially sign a contract with a fantasy sports site by inking a deal this week with DraftKings, the fantasy sports gambling website.