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
Poker Scene | I meet the most interesting people at the poker table. I was playing in a No-Limit Hold’em tournament at Hollywood Park Casino a couple of weeks ago when I had the pleasure of sitting next to Jennifer Ring Morgen.view
Winning Strategies | Several days ago, I caught up with an old friend here in town. As we were discussing a variety of people we knew, a “condition” was mentioned with at least a couple of them – “gambling problem.”view
Slot Club Spotlight | Northern Star Casinos own and operate five casino properties in Northern Nevada. Their casinos and lodging properties capture a relaxed, comfortable charm while offering the newest games, innovative promotions, aggressive cash back, comps and friendly service.view
The Analyst | Perhaps reflective of the increased competition for Baccarat, I received an unexpected number of phone calls and emails regarding a recent article that broadly explained a marketing program known under a variety of names such as Dead Chips.view
Winning Strategies | There are cases where the choice is between making a wager and checking – or simply not making a bet and continuing. This type of wager is rarer than the other. But, there are a number of games that feature it and it is very important to understand the differences between them. The math behind them dictates very different strategies.view
One Mann's Opinion | Guido Metzger, director of Boyd Gaming's downtown Las Vegas properties, vividly recalls the night of May 28, 1989. It’s the date Stanley Fugitake held the dice for an astounding three hours and six minutes at the California Hotel Casino.view
Two blackjack dealers in South Dakota are among four people accused in a scheme to steal money from a state casino. Federal authorities say the dealers, their pit boss and a customer colluded to steal about $10,000 from the Dakota Sioux Casino.view
Heavenly Poker | As you know, in Texas hold’em, after two hole cards are dealt face-down to each player, five cards are dealt face-up. The last card dealt is called the “river.” When an opponent catches a river card that gives him the hand that beats yours, you have been “rivered.”view
The Analyst | The common analysis of Nevada’s 4.48% decrease in gaming revenue was mostly attributable to February of 2016 having 29 days in it verses February of 2017 having 28 days. However, the real story seems to be the continuing erosion of baccarat play compared to continuing growth in blackjack and roulette.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 | 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
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
Don't look for New York to join New Jersey and Delaware in offering Nevada-style sports betting in 2018. That’s the word from the speaker of the New York state Assembly who says there isn't enough support to pass legislation authorizing sports wagering this year.
The New Jersey Casino Control Commission, just eight days before Atlantic City’s Ocean Resort Casino scheduled June 28 opening, has granted a special hearing needed to provide final approval for a state casino license.
Emerald Downs, in honor of Father's Day, is presenting one of the most unique races in thoroughbred history. The race is only open to horses whose trainers are at least 90 years old, of which Emerald Downs, near Seattle, extraordinarily has several.
Candy Chang, noted artist and urban designer will speak about love, loss and fulfilling goals at The MGM Resorts Foundation's 12th annual Women's Leadership Conference. The conference is set for Aug. 27-28 at MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas.
Housekeepers, bartenders and other unionized workers at Las Vegas casino-resorts operated by Caesars Entertainment have now officially endorsed a new five-year contract. Members of the Culinary Union voted in two sessions to ratify the agreement.