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Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank Scoblete

Some tips on tipping

16 July 2019
I grew up in Brooklyn, where the size of a man’s tip told you something important about that man. All the big shots tipped like crazy. If you saw the hilarious movie My Cousin Vinny, you know that when in doubt, which was most times, Vinny tipped...read more
 
Articles by Gary  Trask
Articles by Gary Trask

Top 10 news items and nuggets from the World Series of Poker Main Event final table

15 July 2019
LAS VEGAS -- A World Series of Poker Main Event that started with 8,569 players – the second-most in its 50-year history – has dwindled down to just five.When play resumes tonight at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, Hossein Ensan (173 big blinds) and Garry Gates (143) will be the clear chip holders, with Kevin Maahs (55), Alex Livingston (38) and Dario Sammartino (19) in hot pursuit.Here, we break down some picked-up pieces from being front and center at the ESPN featured table last night and take a look ahead at how things may play out over the next two nights, when a new champion will be crowned and take home a nifty $10 million.10...read more
 
Articles by Gary  Trask
Articles by Gary Trask

Young millionaires Su and Marchington show class and dignity in defeat at WSOP Main Event

15 July 2019
LAS VEGAS -- For a couple of newly minted 20-something millionaires, Timothy Su and Nick Marchington don’t exactly have any grand celebration plans.After both players were among the first three to be eliminated from the World Series of Poker Main Event’s final table on Sunday night at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, they were asked what their immediate plans were.Their answers may disappoint you.He just pocketed $1.2 million for finishing 8th in the @WSOP Main Event, but Timothy Su says his immediate plans include “flying home to Boston and going back to work” on Wednesday or Thursday at @ourcanopy where he is a software engineer...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Small blackjack strategy effects

14 July 2019
Not all basic strategy plays are created equal. Some blackjack hands are such close calls it takes only a slight difference in composition or in the proportion of remaining cards to flip the best play.A few months ago I mentioned hard 16 vs...read more
 
Articles by Gary  Trask
Articles by Gary Trask

Around the WSOP: Online grinder Marchington still has a shot to become youngest Main Event winner

13 July 2019
LAS VEGAS -- As soon as Nick Marchington heard the question, you could sense the near embarrassment as he slowly lowered his chin into his chest and sighed.“Well . . .” he said slowly with a sheepish grin after being asked how many World Series of Poker cashes he has to his name...read more
 
Articles by Royal  Flushes
Articles by Royal Flushes

The patterns of the games

13 July 2019
ABBY: Many casino gamblers have not looked at how their games pay out in terms of the patterns of wins and losses compared to other games in the casino. For example, is roulette a game that pays out frequently, or do you have to wait for hits only now and then? If we take a look at roulette you can see that the inside bets, meaning directly on the numbers, only pay out once every 38 spins on average...read more
 
Articles by Dan  Ippolito
Articles by Dan Ippolito

Casino City’s Friday Five: Casino acquisition edition

12 July 2019
The Main Event of the 2019 World Series of Poker is well underway, and we are heading into Day 7 with just 35 players remaining in the field. A new Main Event champion will emerge out of the players still alive in the tournament. On top of the Main Event this week, we have a jackpot in Florida, two additions at two separate resorts, a sports betting agreement involving The Stars Group and Twin River Worldwide acquiring two casinos from Eldorado Resorts.Let’s take a look at the jackpot winner first.5...read more
 
Articles by Gary  Trask
Articles by Gary Trask

Around the WSOP: Quiet Su is making noise in his first Main Event

12 July 2019
LAS VEGAS -- You would never know that Timothy Su is nearing closer and closer to poker immortality.In fact, while the soft-spoken, unassuming 25-year-old amateur born and raised near Allentown, PA may not have the flair and panache of a Daniel Negreanu at the poker table, his skills and demeanor have served him quite well.The @WSOP Main Event chipleader heading into today was Tim Su, who resides in Boston where he attended @Northeastern & works as a software engineer at start-up @ourcanopy...read more
 
Articles by Gary  Trask
Articles by Gary Trask

Rand's run as semi-celebrity at WSOP Main Event comes to an end

11 July 2019
Kevin Rand, a copy editor from Texas, bowed out in 84th place at the WSOP Main Event on Thursday. (photo by Gary Trask)LAS VEGAS – Kevin Rand’s day started with a hero’s welcome at breakfast on Thursday morning.As the 38-year-old copy editor from Austin, Texas approached the bar at Hash House A Go Go at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, he incited a huge rise from the waiters who have been serving him his two eggs over easy and crispy bacon every day for the last week.“There he is!” shouted Bobby the waiter with a huge smile...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

The issue of luck

11 July 2019
QUESTION: Do you believe in luck? When you win, have you been skillful or lucky?ANSWER: All games of chance have elements of luck. If you draw a royal flush at video poker, you’ve been lucky. If you have your chips on the pass line and the craps shooter makes six passes in a row, you’ve been lucky...read more

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