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20 October 2016Gordon Vayo File (photo by WSOP)Age: 27Hometown: Bloomington, IllinoisTwitter handle: @GordonVayoFinal table position: 3rd placeChip count: 49,375,000Odds to win Main Event, via bet365: 5-to-1Career WSOP cashes: 26, zero braceletsFavorite poker book: Doyle Brunson's Super System: "It's the only poker book I've ever read...read more
20 October 2016A big part of the fun of the annual Global Gaming Expo at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas is getting to see slot manufacturers’ newest attractions at their best.Games are set up in demo mode. Attendees can play to your heart’s content with no cash involved.And if you want to see how the bonus events work, an employee can demonstrate at the turn of a key and touch of the screen...read more
19 October 2016Comment: Referring to banning smoking in casinos, in Biloxi, Mississippi, the Palace went nonsmoking building-wide a few years ago, and both staff and players seem very content. The Golden Nugget and Beau Rivage have gone nonsmoking in all but the gaming floors...read more
18 October 2016Casino players sometimes do resemble certain animals in their bearing and playing. Heck, I resemble about five of them as far as I can see (all of them sleek, good-looking ones, I’ll have you know). Here is my fourth list of who and what these animals and insects are.FLY: If you are having a great meal in the summer inside your air-conditioned safe house and suddenly IT arrives — yes, a pesky bloated fly! You know where it’s been because so many people walk their dogs and don’t clean up after them...read more
17 October 2016Todd English, Chef Sean and spinach pasta. (photo by Lyndsay Calusine)(UNCASVILLE, CT) – Mohegan Sun celebrated its 20th Anniversary this weekend with a packed schedule of celebrity appearances, parties, concerts and food.Twenty years ago, on October 12, 1996, Mohegan Sun opened the doors to its Casino of the Earth, now just one of the three gaming floors that serve as the anchor points of the giant resort complex nestled in the woods of southeastern Connecticut...read more
17 October 2016Sportsbook at the Wynn (photo by Leyla Arsan)As usual, six weeks into the NFL season, we've seen our share of surprises, disappointments, recurring trends and new developments.So, as we head toward the halfway mark of the 2016 season, here are 10 takeaways and observations (and one fearless Super Bowl prediction) from spending way too many hours of my Sunday afternoons watching six weeks of the NFL very closely — of course, all from a betting perspective.10...read more
15 October 2016“Circus” or “carnival” games, as they are sometimes called, are those found in a casino that are considered “other” games from the old standard table ones such as blackjack, craps and roulette.The idea is to get more players to the table games by introducing them to simple, easy-to-learn and easy-to-play games...read more
13 October 2016Slot machines have long been thought of as an inexpensive way to play. A table games player is looking at minimum bets of $5 and up, and at some premium casinos at busy times, it’s tough to find an open spot even at a $25 minimum blackjack table.Slot players can bet one quarter at a time...read more
12 October 2016Question: I have a question about casino hold as it relates to table games versus slot machines. According to UNLV the average hold in Nevada for table games (21, baccarat, craps, roulette) is 11 to 19 percent. The average statewide hold for slots is only five to seven percent. Every article I've ever read advises me to play table games because of the low house edge compared to slots...read more