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Craps Has a Language All Its Own

2 February 2011
If you've ever had the desire to learn the gambling world's most colorful "foreign language" and read some delightful anecdotes connected with it, there's an old gambling book you should look up. A number of years ago, David Guzman and Christine Fagans teamed up to write A Guide to Craps Lingo from Snake Eyes to Muleteeth. ... (read more)
 

It's That Taxing Time of Year Again

19 January 2011
If you are just getting around to putting together your 2010 federal income tax information in preparation for filing your return, you may have come across the form you received from the slot attendant for winning that $1,200 jackpot way back in January of last year. You probably tucked it away in a drawer and forgot about it. ... (read more)
 

Gambling Tips to Start the New Year

12 January 2011
* There are many reasons for slot players to learn how to play video poker, but one of the very best is the transparency of video poker games. Whereas the individual payback percentages of traditional spinning reel and video slots are proprietary information, video poker is an open book. The payback ... (read more)
 

Casinos Demand That Slots Earn Their Keep

5 January 2011
Have you ever thought about the abundance of sensory stimulation in a casino that's purposely created to get you in the mood to gamble? The electronically generated chorus of the slots and the ornate and brightly illuminated signage combine to make a dance with Lady Luck almost impossible to ... (read more)
 

Move Afoot to Legalize Online Poker

29 December 2010
It is estimated that anywhere from 10 to 15 million Americans play poker for money online in spite of the fact the activity falls under the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act, which former President George W. Bush signed into law in October of 2006. The legislation did not in fact kill the multi-billion dollar Web-based gambling industry. ... (read more)
 

WMS Gaming Never Ceases to Amaze

22 December 2010
Slot games developed by WMS Gaming will continue to captivate players around the world judging by the new products the company unveiled at last month's Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas. Exciting new applications of patented WMS technological capabilities, including Adaptive Gaming, ... (read more)
 

More Useful Information for Casino Goers

15 December 2010
The built-in house advantage that casinos wield over all the games they offer is relentless, a virtual guarantee to wear down every gambler's bankroll over the long haul. But did you know the speed at which people play the games has a direct impact on how hard the house edge will hit them? Because you can play a slot machine faster than any table game, it is important to play at a slower pace. ... (read more)
 

Get Ready for a New Level of Slot Entertainment

8 December 2010
A peek into the future of slot play was revealed during the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas. International Game Technology (IGT) took the theme "It's a Whole New Game" and made it more than just a slogan by putting more than 270 products on display, including the premier of more ... (read more)
 

IGT Brings Slots of Surprises to Gaming Expo

1 December 2010
The 2010 Global Gaming Expo, which was held Nov. 16 – 18 in Las Vegas, is an opportunity for gaming manufacturing companies from around the world to showcase their new line of products before the movers and shakers of the gambling industry. International Game Technology (IGT) always has a high profile presence at the show. ... (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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