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"November Nine" Plays for $29 Million

17 November 2010
The final table of nine remaining from the among the 7,319 participants who entered the $10,000 No-Limit Texas Hold'em World Championship at the 41st annual World Series of Poker held earlier this year is finally here. The finalists will reconvene in the Penn & Teller Theater at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on Saturday (Nov. ... (read more)
 

Smart Slot Play Helps You Stay in the Game

10 November 2010
There is no strategy for playing slot machines. No matter what you do, you are destined to lose over the long run in a direct proportion to how long, how often, and how much you play. Every slot player is bound to win once in a while. Knowing how to take advantage of a winning session and how ... (read more)
 

Ameristar Gets Imaginative with Slot Floor

3 November 2010
A great deal of thought and marketing strategy is devoted to the slot machine floor plan of any casino, but Ameristar in East Chicago, Indiana has taken it to the next level. The casino is making its vast inventory of slots a form of "shopping" experience for gamblers by utilizing ... (read more)
 

Best Is Yet to Come at Horseshoe's Big Poker Tournament

27 October 2010
The two showcase tournaments of the World Series of Poker Circuit Event at Horseshoe Casino Hammond could very well be opportunities for fans of the game to do some star gazing. Both the 3-day No Limit Hold'em Main Event, which started Friday (Oct. 22), and the 4-day No Limit Hold'em Regional Championship, which kicked off on Monday (Oct. ... (read more)
 

Horseshoe Poker Tournament a Preview of November 9?

13 October 2010
The biggest and richest poker tournament ever held in the Midwest is coming to Horseshoe Casino Hammond October 15 - 28 when players from around the world will gather there for the World Series of Poker Circuit Event. Last year's tournament, which was far and away the most ... (read more)
 

Nuggets of Useful Information for Gamblers

6 October 2010
Concise information about the games people play in casinos is always helpful, so here goes: * You probably know the feeling. You walk away from a slot machine after losing some money, then glance over your shoulder and watch the very next person who sits down hit a jackpot. That money should have been yours, you think. ... (read more)
 

You Can't Beat Slots But You Can Give 'Em a Fight

29 September 2010
Given the built-in house advantage that casinos wield over all of the games they offer, there is very little chance for gamblers to show a profit over an extended period of time. Depending upon the edge you are playing against, you have to beat the percentage just to break even. ... (read more)
 

Marklund Raises the Stakes for Charity Poker

22 September 2010
Charity poker events, once considered opportunities for casual players to participate and at the same time help raise funds for worthy causes, are becoming attractive to serious students of the game and even professionals. Saturday's (Sept. 25) 3rd annual Marklund Casino Night, for ... (read more)
 

Odds Are Good You'll Like This Free Bet

15 September 2010
Casinos really don't give anything away for free, but there is one exception: Free Odds at the craps tables. The odds we're talking about here are called free because the house takes no edge on them. Customers play the casino even-up and the payoffs are made at true mathematical odds. It's the best bet ... (read more)

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John G. Brokopp
John G. Brokopp's gaming column appears in Chicago Sun Times (Chicago, Illinois), The Times (Northwest Indiana), The Quad City Times (Davenport, Iowa), The Courier News (Elgin, Illinois), The Gazette (Southwest Suburban Chicago) and Senior Wire (Denver, CO). He's also a regular contributor to The Colorado Gambler, Midwest Gaming & Travel, Casino Player and Strictly Slots. John possesses 28 years of experience as a professional handicapper, publicist, freelance writer, and casino gaming correspondent. He is also the author of two very popular books, The Insider’s Guide to Internet Gambling and Thrifty Gambling.

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John G. Brokopp
John G. Brokopp's gaming column appears in Chicago Sun Times (Chicago, Illinois), The Times (Northwest Indiana), The Quad City Times (Davenport, Iowa), The Courier News (Elgin, Illinois), The Gazette (Southwest Suburban Chicago) and Senior Wire (Denver, CO). He's also a regular contributor to The Colorado Gambler, Midwest Gaming & Travel, Casino Player and Strictly Slots. John possesses 28 years of experience as a professional handicapper, publicist, freelance writer, and casino gaming correspondent. He is also the author of two very popular books, The Insider’s Guide to Internet Gambling and Thrifty Gambling.

Books by John G. Brokopp:

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