Winning Strategies | Last week, I alluded to the notion players play Ultimate Texas Hold’em more timidly than they should. While a portion of this is probably based in the relatively complex strategy of the game...view
Winning Strategies | In a game where the player has the option to double down, we need to look at net win and not expected value. We lower our win frequency, but we still do so because in the end we win more money.view
Winning Strategies | What I’m about to write might sound like blasphemy to those of you who have been reading my column for years. But, here goes – it is not all about expected value. There, I said it. But an explanation has to go with it.view
Winning Strategies | More important than knowing when to hit a 17 or bet on red is understanding when to walk away. I read it about a dozen times and finally could only utter, “Huh?”view
Phil Ivey is considered to be the best poker player in the world, but in baccarat he is in hot water. An Atlantic City casino is suing a big-time gambler, claiming he won $9.6 million in a card-cheating scheme in baccarat.view
Pokin' Around | “We have a unique history of roulette in the casino so Riverboat Roulette was a perfect fit for us,” said Mark Brandenburg, president and co-owner of Golden Gate Hotel & Casino.view
Winning Strategies | I doubt any game in the casino is mocked the way Casino War is. We chuckle about people wagering money on a game we play with our kids. But, Casino War is actually one of the top 20 games in terms of revenue.view
Winning Strategies | In 1980, the overwhelming majority of the casino floor was covered by craps, roulette, blackjack and slots. Slots clearly have no strategy. In roulette, there are a few wagers that have lower paybacks than other, but that’s about it.view
Pokin' Around | “For the novice player who walks into Jerry’s, I would advise him to bet the pass or don’t pass, the come or don’t come and place the 6 and the 8,” said Jay Hill, table games manager at Jerry’s Nugget.view
Pennsylvania casinos took in $58.7 million from table games last month, down just over 1 percent from January 2013. Combined January revenue from slot machines and table games totaled about $230 million, down 7 percent from the year-ago period.view
Winning Strategies | While I won’t claim to be an expert at picking football winners, I at least know what I’m wagering on. While I was at Red Rock, a man came back to the sports book cashier with a paid ticket and now wanted to know what the “-2½” meant.view
Real Deals | Big promotions and big parties are in store all around the valley for the Big Game this Sunday. Here are a few suggestions for enjoying the Super Bowl in a party atmosphere.view
Winning Strategies | Today’s column is not about the merits of GLI vs. anyone else, but rather the overall importance of having the math worked out before you get too far with any game.view
Winning Strategies | Blackjack is played with anywhere from 1 to 8 decks. Blackjack might pay 3-to-2 or 6-to-5. You might be able to split to two hands, four hands or maybe more.view
At one time, the addition of table games to West Virginia casinos was considered the vehicle needed to enhance gaming growth. Not any more. In Wheeling, revenues dropped from $462,758 to $372,436 for the period that ended on November 30.view
Lottery fever is currently burning as this country's two biggest lottery games have nearly $500 million in jackpot money up for grabs in the next two days. Tuesday night is the next drawing for Mega Millions with Wednesday night set for Powerball.
The New York Gaming Commission on Monday approved a proposed set of New York Racing Association (NYRA) rules allowing the advent of a jackpot-type Pick Six bet to NYRA tracks and, subsequently, to simulcast customer nationally.
Gulfstream Park near Miami has announced its 2018-2019 Championship Meet stakes schedule will feature a record 105 stakes worth a record $29.079 million in purses, headlined by the Jan. 26th Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series...
Atlantic City tourism and casino officials say they had a banner summer season and are giving part of the credit to the advent of newly legalized sports betting.
Adrian Beltre received a standing ovation in the Texas Rangers’ home finale Sunday. There was less ambiguity in Detroit, where Victor Martinez is calling it a career, and he played his last game Saturday.