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11 March 2014There are many shows on the Internet that are fun to watch and/or listen to. Guest columnist Edward Francis alerts us to three more!The Vegas Gangwww.vegasgangpodcast.comThis podcast currently has over 105 episodes available on-line for freeBilled as a “Las Vegas and Casino Gaming Roundtable Podcast, this podcast focuses on Las Vegas, Macau and casinos throughout the world...read more
10 March 2014I love a good meal, but I'm no expert when it comes to pairing food with beverages. Sure, I know that you're supposed to drink red wine with a steak and white with chicken or seafood. And if I'm having a hearty winter stew, I like to have a Guinness or a Mayflower Porter with it, while a summer bar...read more
10 March 2014Dr. Don Catlin's continuation of his series "Ships, Captain and Crew" is available by email. Write Don at firstname.lastname@example.org...read more
9 March 2014QUESTION: On slot machines that have a "stop spin" button does it make a difference or will you get what you would have gotten if it completed its spin on its own?ANSWER: It makes no difference. The reels are going to show what the random number generator tells them to, regardless of whether you stop them.There are a few rare exceptions...read more
8 March 2014Hello Stickman,The Fire bet on the craps table has such an enormous house advantage that I was wondering why casinos don't alter the payout to be more competitive. If the payout for all six numbers was increased to 2000 for 1 they would have more takers and still have a sizable advantage...read more
6 March 2014I’ve been playing video poker for a very long time, and only once have I had a royal flush dealt to me in the first five cards. When it happened, I was alternating play with my dad, and we split the royal, $500 for him, $500 for me.On multihand machines, I’ve never had a dealt royal, although I did once draw two on a Triple Play game...read more
5 March 2014Bilbo's in Las Vegas went out of business. The three phone numbers I found for them are not operational. How do I get a win lose statement for 2013? Bilbo's Bar & Grill was a chain of bars in Las Vegas that closed last year. Your only hope now is to go to the county clerk's office to get...read more
4 March 2014Guest columnist Edward Francis enjoys many Internet “podcasts” and in the next three weeks he will alert you to which ones you also might want to check out. ******It was not too long ago that gambling enthusiasts had to wait for the appearance of an annual vacation travel guide or the occasional publishing of gaming related books to get information about their favorite casino games or destinations...read more
3 March 2014Last Friday, after waiting almost three years, more than 27,500 Americans logged in to their banks to see their Full Tilt Poker balances had been deposited by the Garden City Group into their accounts.While some folks are still waiting (people who disputed their balance, or have trickier issues suc...read more
2 March 2014QUESTION: I usually bet $10 or $15 a hand in blackjack, and I’ve gotten into a pattern when it comes to tipping the dealer. Unless I’m on a bad losing streak, I tip after every blackjack. If I’m betting $10, I usually just add a $1 bet for the dealer on the next hand...read more