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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)
 

'The Total Poker Manual' is a collection of industry, culture information

19 December 2016
Under that glossy cover is a wealth of gorgeous full-color photos. Last week I received an early Christmas present in the form of Eileen Sutton's new book, The Total Poker Manual: 226 Essential Poker Skills, published by Weldon Owen in conjunction with Card Player Magazine. It was a good Christmas present, ... (read more)
 

Improve your online poker play with "The Myth of Poker Talent"

1 December 2016
Mr. Fitzgerald himself graces the cover. I received a review copy of Alexander "Assassinato" Fitzgerald's The Myth of Poker Talent: Why Anyone Can Be a Great Poker Player back in September when it was first published. Despite my best intentions to get through it quickly and write a review in a timely manner, ... (read more)
 

PokerStars Festival New Jersey offers fun for a good cause

10 November 2016
(ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY) -- The recently concluded PokerStars Live Festival New Jersey, sponsored by PokerStars New Jersey, ran from 31 October to 6 November at Resorts Casino Hotel and marked the first time the online poker giant had run a live event in the U.S. since its North American Poker Tour stop at Mohegan Sun in 2011. ... (read more)
 

Top 10 impressions from Atlantic City

7 November 2016
Check out that charming skyline. Last week I went down to Atlantic City for the launch of GameCo's Danger Arena at Harrah's Resort Atlantic City and to check out a day or two of the PokerStars Festival New Jersey at Resorts Casino Hotel. Although I was born and raised in New Jersey, this was my first proper trip to Atlantic City; it was also my first poker festival. ... (read more)
 

Atlantic City welcomes GameCo's skill-based games

3 November 2016
A Danger Arena cabinet ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – The notion of skill-based gaming has been kicking around the casino industry for a few years now, but at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, the first skill-based gaming machines officially went live at Harrah's Resort Atlantic City. The game is Danger Arena, the first offering from New York-based company GameCo. ... (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.