Winning Strategies | This past week, I spoke to an acquaintance who is a regular video poker player here in Las Vegas. He wanted to know why, despite playing games that claim to pay over 100%, he rarely won. There is a fairly obvious answer to that.view
Heavenly Poker | What is a Hi-Lo hand? After reading about them in George “The Engineer” Epstein’s book, I asked him about such hands. I found his explanation fascinating. So now, you relax and be prepared for an amazing journey into the realm of Hi-Lo hands when playing Texas hold’em.view
Winning Strategies | I received an email asking how come I never talk about Surrender in blackjack. In 15 years of writing for GamingToday I don’t think I did write about surrender or even insurance. So, this week, I’m going to talk about both.view
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
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
Legislation that may mean an extensive expansion of gambling in Florida is moving forward in the Florida Senate. A Senate committee approved a measure that would legalize fantasy sports and allow the Seminole Tribe of Florida to offer craps and roulette at its casinos.view
Heavenly Poker | Skill – expertise – is essential to winning at the poker table. There are many aspects of skill. Working with my poker mentor, George “The Engineer” Epstein, here are our favorite 15 skill forms for limit hold’em:view
Beyond the Numbers | If anyone deserves to be in the Poker Industry Hall of Fame, it’s Jerry Stensrud. During his 25-year tenure at Commerce Casino, Stensrud helped develop Commerce Casino into the largest poker room in the world, a distinction it still holds today.view
The decline in the popularity of so called “table games” in the gambling world is the subject of an industry conference that concluded Wednesday at the Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel and Casino.view
Featuring more than 2,100 guestrooms, South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa overlooks the famous Las Vegas Strip and the serenity of the surrounding mountainscape.view
Winning Strategies | The table game landscape has changed quite a bit in the past few years. I don’t know where in the rank they fall, but they had the second largest table game display at the Global Gaming Expo two weeks ago. This week, I’ll give a brief review of the games of AGS.view
The Golden Nugget Las Vegas is the most luxurious resort on the Fremont Street Experience, and consistently receives critical acclaim for exceeding customer expectations.view
South Point Hotel lands another touchdown with its latest football season promotions, ranging from food and beverage to gaming. In addition, South Point Sports Book, recognized as one of Las Vegas’ top sports books, features 24-hour sports betting windows and more than seven parlay card options.view
Dye-ing to Know | The billboards near Chinatown send out the Palace Station message in Chinese: “We’re here for you.” In Scott Nelson’s case, it could read: “I’m back.”view
Winning Strategies | Roger Snow is vice president for Scientific Games and heads up their table games division. I’ve worked with Roger for more than a decade and together we’ve invented countless successful table games and sidebets.view
Winning Strategies | Payback is the percent of the total wager the player can expect to have returned to him when he plays a particular game. The critical piece here is the total amount wagered. The amount you buy in for is meaningless.view
MGM Resorts International is marking a milestone in its planned casino for western Massachusetts as it hoists the final steel beam of the nearly $1 billion resort casino and hotel complex in downtown Springfield.
Caesars Entertainment has announced that Christian Stuart has been appointed to the newly created position of Executive Vice President of Gaming and Interactive Entertainment.
Online poker play may soon be classified as illegal in Australia where that country’s Senate has passed an Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill. The amendments close a loophole that effectively bans “in-play” sports betting.
Nevada Gaming Control Board statistics show a statewide gaming win of $945.6M, a 4.48 percent decrease compared to February 2016, when the win was $989.9M. February’s gaming numbers for non-restricted casinos did show a 2.71 percent increase in the win.
Penn National Gaming under the umbrella of its Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc (GLPI), has announced plans to acquire Bally’s Casino Tunica and Resorts Casino Tunica in Robinsonville, Mississippi.