Winning Strategies | At my son’s school, they had a guest speaker who is known as the Human Calculator. When my son got home he told me it was okay if I wasn’t the best at being a human calculator. Clearly he was impressed by what he saw.view
Winning Strategies | This week, I continue my discussion of Ultimate Texas Hold’em. Those who have watched others play have noticed a clear pattern of strategy used (or misused) by many players who are too timid about making the 4x wager.view
Lawmakers in Oklahoma seem to be eyeing an expansion of Indian gaming for new state revenue, suggests legislation filed this week in the House of the ongoing special session.view
Winning Strategies | If imitation is the highest form of flattery, there is little doubt the two most successful games in the table games industry are Three Card Poker and Ultimate Texas Hold’em.view
The Analyst | One of the first things I learned in the gaming industry is when it comes to gambling games the old adage “keep it simple stupid” (KISS) is still some of the best wisdom ever for game creators/developers.view
Winning Strategies | To date, I don’t think I’ve ever been asked to analyze a game that I found impossible to analyze. Some are more difficult than others. The number of cards dealt plays a significant part in the complexity of the analysis based on the sheer number of combinations.view
Winning Strategies | When people ask me which games have the highest paybacks in the casino, I generally answer blackjack and video poker. Ultimate Texas Hold’em is not far behind, but with a much larger average wager size, it is not completely fair to put it in the same category.view
Winning Strategies | Over the years when talking to friends, I have flippantly remarked how I could sit at a $5 blackjack table with $100 and have it last for a week. The point I’m trying to make is, by using the right strategy, the choice to play in a casino as a form of entertainment does not have to be a costly one.view
Winning Strategies | Only once in her life has my wife sat down and played an actual table game in a casino. She’s never been a big gambler and plopping $5-$15 per hand on a table game just doesn’t sit well with her.view
The Lowdown on Casino Collectibles | History is what makes us all together a civilization. Gaming history is what drives folks to search out hidden treasures related to the history of gaming. The artifacts we collect tell stories.view
The Sixth Annual Grand Dragon Master Baccarat Championship kicks off the Las Vegas leg of the competition on July 21, 2017 at The Palazzo Las Vegas. The global championship is also held at Las Vegas Sands properties in Macao and Singapore.view
The Analyst | When analysts do their financial budgets and forecasts they like to study past results and look for trends that will give them some confidence in their assumptions on how much revenue will increase or decrease, adjusting of course for national or global direction.view
M Resort Spa Casino is a Forbes Four-Star resort located on more than 90 acres on the southeast corner of St. Rose Parkway and Las Vegas Boulevard.view
Heavenly Poker | To illustrate a very important message, let me tell you about a hand I recently played. It’s not that unique a hand; you probably have had similar poker hands many times.view
Winning Strategies | Of all the relatively common hands in video poker, I find Three of a Kind at the top of the list of frustrating ones. This might seem a little odd.view
El Cortez Hotel & Casino is the longest continuously operating hotel-casino in Las Vegas and celebrates its 75th year of operation this year.view
Winning Strategies | Over the years, I’ve often written about the progression of table game inventions. Generally speaking, there has not been a massive leap forward at any point.view
Poker by George | You are a regular/frequent player at a local casino or cardroom. After playing there two or three times a week for several years, you become somewhat familiar with the “regulars” who also play there quite often.view
Winning Strategies | Last week’s column was about the “average” video poker player. Quite frankly, the column was for myself as well. I need to remind myself while average is not really a bad thing for most things, in the case of gambling, it can be really, really bad.view
New Zealand gambling stakeholders are considering their efforts to curb problem gambling by expanding the use of facial recognition technology. The system monitors people entering gaming rooms and checks their face against a voluntary photo database.
A group of British racehorse owners and breeders are going into the pari-mutuel bookmaking business.Known as the Alizeti consortium, the group says it has reached an agreement to purchase a share of the Tote, a prominent UK horseracing bookmaking brand.
Las Vegas-based Wynn Resorts has chosen a Charlestown, Mass.-based custom luxury yacht builder to construct three “European-style, low-profile motor yachts” to transport passengers to and from its $2.5 billion Encore Boston Harbor gaming resort in Everett.
Players still take home major cash slot machine jackpots at Mississippi Coast casinos, but it's been years since one of those jackpots topped $1 million. Officially, it will be three years in October since a Florida woman, won $1.5 million at Biloxi’s IP Casino.
The New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association has gone to court against the four major U.S. professional sports leagues and the NCAA, claiming the leagues cost Monmouth Park more than $130 million in lost revenue by obstructing legal sports betting.