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29 June 2015Nolan Dalla is the hardest-working man in poker. The World Series of Poker media director wears a multitude of hats during the annual summer series, from running post-tournament interview sessions, to scheduling dinner meetings with poker media, players and others, to fielding random questions from fans and spectators whom he has never met before...read more
28 June 2015QUESTION: Three of us go to the casino every week – it’s our boys’ night out. One sticks to the penny slots, I play mainly quarter video poker and our other friend plays $25 a hand blackjack.We all have a good time, and we all have our winning sessions, but more often than not we all lose a few hundred dollars...read more
27 June 2015Double Double Bonus Poker (DDB) is the most popular video poker game in the country. That’s because it’s possible to hit several big payouts besides the royal flush, and this draws players to the game. Unfortunately, there are also some pitfalls to playing DDB, which most players are not aware of.DDB has large payoffs for some four-of-a-kind hands, especially if the fifth card in the hand (the “kicker”) is a specific card...read more
26 June 2015Dear Mark: I would like to take exception to your column last week as regards to resort fees. I manage the pool at a Las Vegas casino, and I can tell you that today’s pool setting is not your Motel 6, let alone a casino hotel of 15 years ago...read more
25 June 2015Every spring, "Casino Journal" magazine, a leading resource for casino industry professionals, announces its awards for the 20 most innovative gaming technology products. Many are products important to casino operators, even if they’re nearly invisible to players...read more
24 June 2015PLAINVILLE, Mass. — Several hundred patrons stood in line, waiting to be among the first to enter Plainridge Park Casino half an hour before the official opening of the first gaming establishment in Massachusetts on Wednesday afternoon. When the doors finally opened at 11:55 a.m., five minutes ahea...read more
24 June 2015About slapping buttons on VP machines: Sometimes the buttons stick, possibly due to previously spilled beverages. Several times I have touched a button to hold a card and it didn't take, so then I have to slap the buttons to get them to work. That's a good point...read more
23 June 2015FROM JOHN: Hello, Frank, and thanks again for signing and sending me free books! I have since purchased several others and very much enjoy them all, as well as the stories about the Captain and the rest of the old crew.I have two questions about the 5-Count in dealing with shooters other than me, and I apologize in advance if I just missed the answers in one of your books.1...read more
22 June 2015The Fourth of July is coming up next weekend, and casinos across the United States are looking for ways to draw people to their resorts to celebrate the holiday.Here are 10 great ways to celebrate America's independence, and maybe make a bet or two along the way.10...read more