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25 August 2015For over a quarter of a century I have been writing books, articles, television shows and DVDs about casino gambling, from game strategies to my take concerning the industry. I’ve logged scores of my adventures (many with my beautiful wife AP) in the world of casinos (the good, the bad and the even worse) and how I think people should play and comport themselves in the Temples of Chance.I have made no bones that my mentor, the late, great Captain of craps, took me by the hand and led me in the right direction...read more
24 August 2015This is part 1 of 3 of Casino City's 2015 NFL betting preview. Other articles in the series include:Part 2: Top 10 tips for the novice daily fantasy football playerPart 3: Top 10 bets for the 2015 NFL season (to be published Sept. 7)It's finally here...read more
23 August 2015QUESTION: I agree with most of what you wrote [in an advising a player who was drawing royal flushes about once per 30 days against playing video poker professionally], but disagree that pros play only games with positive EV such as full-pay Deuces Wild and 10-7-5 Double Bonus Poker...read more
22 August 2015When it comes to card counting in blackjack, you must be able to judge the correct number of decks remaining in a shoe to help determine the true count. To accomplish this, you need to recognize the correct size in the discount tray, study the stacks and practice...read more
21 August 2015Dear Mark: I have heard, although not seen, that certain casinos offer different commissions on a 4 and 10 buy bet. Of three casinos near where I live, they all offer a buy bet with a 5% commission. Was I misinformed? Nick F. Essentially, Nick, a buy bet resembles a place bet except that you pay a 5% commission on the amount of your wager...read more
20 August 2015Basic strategy helps take as much of the gamble out of blackjack as possible. It’s based on the mathematical probabilities for each possible hand against each dealer face-up card.The best strategies don’t guarantee winners, but they do reduce the house edge and take a little risk out of gambling.Nonetheless, I occasionally find myself in a situation where, “I’m here to gamble” is a useful phrase...read more
19 August 2015I was wondering about video poker machines and blackjack machines. Is there proof that they are not rigged somehow? In other words, the RNG is programmed to do its normal thing but, say, every 100 hands if it lands on a certain number that it somehow deletes the pick or changes it? A number of years ago at New York-New York Hotel & Casino, I was playing video poker and video blackjack and could not win anything...read more
18 August 2015It’s a quite familiar situation for many casino players. The session is not going well; you lose and lose and lose some more. Nothing seems to be working. You try this strategy and that strategy and even a few strategies that you know are completely ridiculous.You bet with the trends; you bet against the trends; you flip coins to figure out how to bet...read more
17 August 2015Las Vegas sports fans are starting to get excited at the prospect of having a National Hockey League team in their city.Billionaire businessman Bill Foley and the Maloof brothers, the former owners of pro basketball's Sacramento Kings, are working together to bring a professional hockey team to Las Vegas...read more