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23 September 2014FROM NESS: I read the letters in your mail bag that people send to you on the Casino Times newsletter I get in my email.A little background information about myself:I am an advantage craps player who sometimes gambles. I have a set system of betting that I am able to adjust to the trends of the craps action...read more
22 September 2014Last week, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission announced that it would award Steve Wynn the lone Boston-area casino license, as the Wynn Resorts proposal in Everett beat out a proposal by Mohegan Sun to build a property at Suffolk Downs in Revere.While I am not convinced that the path to the decision was as straightforward as it could have been, I do believe the decision was the right one...read more
21 September 2014QUESTION: Something very unusual happened at the casino recently. Playing my usual Double Double Bonus machines, I was dealt three 4s. Of course, I didn’t get the other 4. On the very next round, I was dealt three 4s again. And again I didn’t get the other 4...read more
18 September 2014Like thousands of college students in the early 2000s, Zach Elwood got caught up in the poker boom. He mostly played with friends at first, then, while living in Albuquerque, started playing $10/$20 limit games at the casino.He loved the famous scene in Rounders, where Mike McDermott (played by Matt Damon) reads all the players' hands in the judges' game...read more
18 September 2014Streaks happen. You don’t know when they’re coming, and you don’t know when they’re going to end. They can be good, bad or indifferent for your bankroll. But streaks are a part of normal probablility.From time to time, I hear from players who have been on unusual streaks...read more
17 September 2014I read with interest your early September column about video poker dealing being changed from five cards with five "shadow" cards behind them -- and you got the card behind whichever card you threw away. I am wondering if you left out one iteration of dealing before IGT (and others) got to th...read more
16 September 2014FROM MAC I: Re: The Don't Come BoxIs one able to make place bets per the "don't come box" at craps?I know the best place bets are the numbers 6 and 8 when playing the Come Box and that the player must bet $6 to win $5, the house edge being 1.5 percent.I assume that one can make a "don't come place ...read more
Articles by Dan Podheiser
15 September 2014Monmouth Park is going all-in on the future of sports betting in New Jersey.The Garden State race track has invested more than $1 million in renovating its facilities to open the state's first sportsbook. Monmouth has partnered with William Hill, which operates several sportsbooks in Nevada...read more