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Seven decades of Las Vegas sportsbook experience join forces at South Point

17 April 2017
LAS VEGAS – It's a relatively quiet Monday afternoon at South Point Hotel Casino and Spa, and Jimmy Vaccaro is down, but far from out. At 71 years old, the celebrated Las Vegas bookmaker looks trim and fit as he parks himself on a comfy chair in the sportsbook, dressed in his signature white top and blue jeans. ... (read more)
 

Top 10 golf handicapping tips for the Masters

3 April 2017
Golf has been responsible for a very small percentage of the record amount of dollars that have been wagered at Nevada sportsbooks in recent years. But there are certain events each year that generate widespread betting interest from those who otherwise couldn't care less about the sport. Everybody wants to place some sort of "prop bet" on the Super Bowl . ... (read more)
 

Top 10 tips to winning your NCAA basketball pool

9 March 2017
Selection Sunday is just days away, which means — like it or not — you are about to be inundated by "bracket talk." Doesn't matter if you don't know Coach Cal from Coach K, or you have no idea if the Gonzaga Zags come from Washington state or Washington, D.C. Flip on the TV, walk into the lunchroom at work or listen to random conversations on the train early next week. ... (read more)
 

Top 10 March Madness in Las Vegas trip tips

6 March 2017
Your airfare and hotel room reservation were secured months ago. You’ve spent the last few weeks hydrating, padding your bankroll and preparing your body for the pandemonium. The countdown is on for your trip to Las Vegas for March Madness. Congrats. You’re almost there. All the proper advance planning is done. ... (read more)
 

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)

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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