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A world of competition: Q&A with Maria Ho

26 June 2017
While the World Series of Poker is in full swing, soaking up all the attention of most of the poker world, the eSports circuit is continuing to expand. The latest big development is the Amazon App Store's new Mobile Masters invitational series, the first of which took place last weekend, on 23 and 24 June, in Newark, New Jersey. ... (read more)
 

Ed Thorp's autobiography proves he's 'A Man for All Markets'

15 June 2017
Earlier this year, Dr. Edward O. Thorp, renowned card counter and author of the game-changing (literally) book Beat the Dealer, published his autobiography, A Man for All Markets: From Las Vegas to Wall Street, How I Beat the Dealer and the Market. While the title is long, the book itself is not overly so, running around 350 pages, plus some appendices full of charts about financial data. ... (read more)
 

Engaged Nation links land-based and online social gaming

26 May 2017
In 2008, Jerry Epstein, a senior partner at PR firm FleishmanHillard, got a call from a client who was worried about the internet. A lot of people worry about the internet, but this client — Bill Paulos, owner of Cannery Casino Resorts — had a pretty good reason. In 2008, online gaming was thriving, but was pretty separated from the U.S. ... (read more)
 

Q&A with Kara Scott, host of 888poker News

23 February 2017
Kara Scott, official 888poker brand ambassador. Kara Scott is one of our favorite poker personalities here at Casino City, so we were thrilled to hear that she's hosting a new show, 888poker News. The new show will air once a month online and, as you might have guessed from the title, is sponsored by 888 Poker, where Scott is a brand ambassador. ... (read more)
 

Top 10 most bananas stories from Trump's time as a casino boss

20 February 2017
President Donald Trump (photo by Gage Skidmore)It's President's Day here in the U.S., and while we've certainly had our fair share of presidents who gamble — as I wrote about last year — for the first time in history, we have a president whose gambling experience comes from the operator side. In the 1980s and 1990s, Donald J. ... (read more)
 

Del Lago Resort & Casino gets the details right

6 February 2017
A dealer starts one of the first blackjack games to be played at del Lago, just outside the high limit room. WATERLOO, N.Y. – By 9 o'clock in the morning on Wednesday, 1 February, the line in front of the casino was already spilling out into the parking lot. Boisterous New Yorkers chatted among themselves as they waited in the cold February sun. ... (read more)
 

Visit the bizarre side of Vegas with 'Getting off on Frank Sinatra'

23 January 2017
Sure, it's a murder mystery. But it's not all doom and gloom. Here at Casino City, our coverage of Las Vegas tends to focus on its gaming industry, since that's sort of our wheelhouse. And anything not strictly gaming-related is still usually geared toward tourists. But there's a lot more to Las ... (read more)
 

Top 10 gambling-related books I read in 2016

28 December 2016
Mike Sexton: your buddy during a layover. After discovering how much fun televised poker is at the end of last year, I decided that 2016 would be a good year to actually learn a thing or two about the gaming industry outside of what I was picking up during the 40 or so hours a week I spend here at Casino City, because work-life balance is a myth. ... (read more)
 

Top 10 things I learned attending an eSports event

19 December 2016
BOSTON, Mass. -- We've been hearing a lot about eSports over here for the past year or so. While there's been some overlap between the eSports and poker communities for quite a while, casino operators have more recently started to look to get in on the scene: The Downtown Grand in Las Vegas opened up an "eSports lounge" earlier this year, and other casinos are looking to follow suit. ... (read more)

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Clare Fitzgerald
As Casino City's copy editor, Clare diligently proofs articles, columns and press releases posted on the Casino City family of websites, as well as the entire library of print publications produced by Casino City Press. She has editorial experience in several industries, but gaming is the most fun so far. She graduated from Clark University in 2010 with a degree in English and Creative Writing.
Clare Fitzgerald
As Casino City's copy editor, Clare diligently proofs articles, columns and press releases posted on the Casino City family of websites, as well as the entire library of print publications produced by Casino City Press. She has editorial experience in several industries, but gaming is the most fun so far. She graduated from Clark University in 2010 with a degree in English and Creative Writing.