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The ultimate March Madness in Las Vegas viewing party guide

3 March 2017
Spring Break, St. Patrick's Day and March Madness. All three events collide in two weeks in Las Vegas, bringing millions of people to the area for four days of self-indulged debauchery. Talk about a perfect storm. Take it from someone who was in Las Vegas last year when this very same trifecta hit the city. ... (read more)
 

Casino City writer-turned-poker-pro captures Foxwoods Winter Deep Freeze Poker Challenge

24 February 2017
No cheering in the press box. It's one of the first rules a young journalist learns, and the figurative and literal meaning is vitally important. You should never root for — or against, for that matter — the people or teams you are covering. Last week, however, we had a rare exception here at Casino City. ... (read more)
 

Island Resort & Casino continues to thrive and expand

13 February 2017
An aerial view of the award-winning Sweetgrass Golf Club. With the open fire pit blazing and the sun setting into the emerald green fairway behind us, I sank comfortably into my chair, sipped a cocktail and shared story after story, and laugh after laugh, with three foursomes of golf buddies. Our jovial ... (read more)
 

Top 10 post-Super Bowl betting tidbits

6 February 2017
New England's pulsating 34-28 victory over Atlanta on Sunday is already being hailed as "The Best Super Bowl Ever Played," but bettors that were holding tickets on the Falcons and/or under 57 points may beg to differ. Trailing 28-3 in the second half, the Patriots not only completed the greatest comeback in ... (read more)
 

Top 10 common mistakes made by blackjack players

23 January 2017
Keep your cool and keep these tips in mind. (photo by Bob Owen)With nearly a decade of experience as a table games dealer, Alex Kim could tell stories literally for hours upon hours about the common mistakes casino gamblers commit on a regular basis. "Yeah, I think I've pretty much seen it all," says the ... (read more)
 

Top 10 Las Vegas sportsbook etiquette mistakes

16 January 2017
The new sportsbook at The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas (photo by Erik Kabik)With the Super Bowl just two weeks away and March Madness on the horizon, Nevada sportsbooks are preparing for some of their busiest days of the calendar. So, before you make your next pilgrimage to a sports bettors' Disneyland, avoid being "that guy" and don't break the simple — yet often ignored — rules of etiquette below. ... (read more)
 

Top 10 highest house edge casino bets

9 January 2017
The casino floor of the Atlantis Casino Resort. (photo by Jim G. on Flickr)One of the biggest advantages a gambler has when walking into a casino is the number of options available to put his or her hard-earned money into play. Yes, it's true that you will be at a mathematical disadvantage no matter what ... (read more)
 

Top 10 facts and figures from MGM National Harbor casino

12 December 2016
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- Move over, Capital Wheel, you've got company. The illuminated 180-foot Ferris wheel, built in 2014 as part of the National Harbor development in Maryland, used to be the dominating landmark that would catch your eye on the way from Washington, D.C., onto the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, which crosses the Potomac River and connects Virginia to Maryland. ... (read more)
 

MGM National Harbor brings Las Vegas to Maryland

9 December 2016
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- The clock was just minutes away from midnight on Thursday when Shanelle Rainey strolled into the brand-new MGM National Harbor with wide eyes and a beaming smile. She worked her way through the main entrance that was bottle-necked with thousands of other excited guests and held her ... (read more)

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Gary Trask
Gary serves as Casino City's managing editor and has more than 20 years experience as a writer and editor.

A member of the inaugural Poker Hall of Fame Media Committee, Gary enjoys playing poker and blackjack, but spends most of his time sitting in the comfy confines of the sportsbook when in Las Vegas.

The Boston native is also a former PR pro in the golf-casino-resort industry and a fanatical golfer, allowing his two favorite hobbies - gambling and golf - to collide quite naturally.

Contact Gary at gary@casinocity.com and follow him on Twitter at @CasinoCityGT.

Gary Trask Websites:

twitter.com/#!/casinocityGT
Gary Trask
Gary serves as Casino City's managing editor and has more than 20 years experience as a writer and editor.

A member of the inaugural Poker Hall of Fame Media Committee, Gary enjoys playing poker and blackjack, but spends most of his time sitting in the comfy confines of the sportsbook when in Las Vegas.

The Boston native is also a former PR pro in the golf-casino-resort industry and a fanatical golfer, allowing his two favorite hobbies - gambling and golf - to collide quite naturally.

Contact Gary at gary@casinocity.com and follow him on Twitter at @CasinoCityGT.

Gary Trask Websites:

twitter.com/#!/casinocityGT