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22 July 2015Love your column. I have been reading all your articles since my first trip to Vegas back in 1998 and I have learned so much from you regarding slots. Keep up the good work. My query is two fold. I play the slots a lot at home in the U.K...read more
21 July 2015FROM FRED: I read your short article on blackjack today. I wanted to ask you if you are taking into consideration the multi-decks that casinos use today.I was not sure when you wrote this article, so if everybody at the table has pat 19s, 20s and blackjacks this round, the next few rounds are not likely to be very good for the players...read more
20 July 2015LAS VEGAS -- When Daniel Negreanu busted out of the World Series of Poker Main Event in 11th place, it felt like the air had been sucked out of the room. The fans in attendance had poured all their energy into supporting and rooting for the popular pro...read more
19 July 2015QUESTION: My wife and I went to Detroit to visit relatives, and some of us went to a casino. Her brothers are blackjack players and so am I, but they like a game called double exposure. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen it before, but I know I’d never played it.In blackjack, the house has an edge because you only get to see one of the dealer’s cards, right? The dealer sees all your cards before he plays...read more
18 July 2015Have you every wished the dealer would match your double down and pair split bets with chips from her chip tray? Wish no more, because that’s exactly the twist in the new blackjack game called free bet blackjack. To get the scoop on the game, I interviewed the game’s inventor Geoff Hall, CEO of Cus...read more
17 July 2015Dear Mark: I have been practicing my Deuces Wild video poker skills, looking to accomplish that perfect play. The online casino I was practicing at today has the suggested card(s) hold feature by default. You can't shut it off. Here is my problem...read more
16 July 2015If you play in casinos enough, you’re going to have some embarrassing little incidents. Maybe there’s a little rule or custom you don’t know about. Maybe you’re caught up in the day and just have a brain cramp. Maybe sometimes you’re just a victim of circumstances, doing nothing wrong, but a comment by a dealer or a player makes you go red.I’ve certainly had my share...read more
15 July 2015LAS VEGAS -- The World Series of Poker Main Event final table is set, and Joe McKeehen is your chip leader with 63.1 million in chips. Joining the McKeehen at the final table is Zvi Stern (29.8 million), Neil Blumenfield (22 million), Pierre Neuville (21.075 million), Max Steinberg (20.2 million), ...read more
14 July 2015LAS VEGAS -- Poker is always called a "social game." In home games, where most poker (in the U.S.) is played, that statement is true. But once you leave the friendly confines of the home game, it rings hollow. In competitive poker -- and especially in tournament poker -- the poker player is truly alone.That's not true in other individual sports and games...read more
14 July 2015FROM JOHN: Are dice controllers getting more notice from the casinos? I have played craps at various casinos in different states, and I've started to see more people setting their dice.Along with this, more comments from the boxman on the time it takes for them to do it...read more