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Articles by Gary  Trask
Articles by Gary Trask

Top 10 observations from a week in Las Vegas

19 July 2016
LAS VEGAS – Ten random thoughts, observations and takeaways after spending a week in Las Vegas covering the World Series of Poker Main Event, while attempting to rehydrate and readjust to life without watching 10 hours of poker a day:Despite the heat, a July night on the Las Vegas Strip provides plenty of scenic views and entertainment options...read more
 
Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank Scoblete

Casino safari (2)

19 July 2016
A few weeks ago I did my first Casino Safari listing of the various animals and insects some casino players remind me of. Here are more.Bonobo: These “almost chimps” love sex and have it whenever they can. They end arguments with sex; disgruntlement with sex; and the female bonobo is a rapacious sexual creature that requires heavy loads of sex...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Bankroll for slots

17 July 2016
QUESTION: Can you tell me something about the slots? It takes more money to play dollar slots than penny slots, even though dollar slots pay a higher percentage, right? How much more? If my husband and I are going to the casino for an afternoon, how much money do we need?ANSWER: That depends on your goals, self-discipline and whether you’re willing to walk away early if you reach a loss limit...read more
 
Articles by Henry  Tamburin
Articles by Henry Tamburin

Boosting your casino ratings

16 July 2016
Most players don’t get rated when they play because they either don’t know how to do it or assume it isn’t worthwhile; however, it’s a mistake if you don’t get rated. I’ll explain why shortly, show you how easy it is to get rated, and give you tips on how to boost your ratings.The reason you want to get rated when you play blackjack is to take advantage of casino perks that will come your way...read more
 
Articles by Gary  Trask
Articles by Gary Trask

WSOP Main Event money bubble: The most dramatic moment in poker

15 July 2016
LAS VEGAS -- If you read our "Top 10 Reasons Every Poker Fan Should Attend a World Series of Poker" article earlier this week, we interrupt this column with an important announcement. We've added a No. 11: Make sure you're inside the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino when the WSOP Main Event money bubble bursts.Now, having been a passionate sports fan my entire life, I've experienced plenty of tense moments in front of my TV or sitting at a stadium somewhere, nervously watching a game come down to its final moments, with either pure ecstasy or downright dejection hitting me depending on the outcome...read more
 
Articles by Mark  Pilarski
Articles by Mark Pilarski

Deal Me In: Fast play doesn't change payback rates

15 July 2016
Dear Mark: I was sitting next to a lady in a casino who was playing at a speed that I had never witnessed in the 30 years that I have been going to the casino. When she finally stopped to catch her breath, I had to ask her, “Does it help?” She said the faster she played, the higher the return on the machine...read more
 
Articles by Gary  Trask
Articles by Gary Trask

WSOP bracelet-hunting with poker icons Phil Hellmuth and Daniel Negreanu

15 July 2016
LAS VEGAS -- The last thing Phil Hellmuth looked like he wanted to do was sit down at a poker table.Less than 30 minutes earlier, The Poker Brat was agonizingly eliminated from the World Series of Poker Main Event after experiencing one of his classic meltdowns that have been caught so many times by ESPN cameras and helped earned him his nickname...read more
 
Articles by Gary  Trask
Articles by Gary Trask

WSOP tournament director delivers daily energy to the Rio

14 July 2016
LAS VEGAS -- It's 5 p.m. at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. Instead of grabbing his car keys and heading home, Jack Effel is in line at the Starbucks just down the hall from the Pavilion Ballroom, where the World Series of Poker is cruising along for a 43rd consecutive day...read more
 
Articles by Gary  Trask
Articles by Gary Trask

Former WSOP champ Annette Obrestad has a new perspective on life as a poker pro

14 July 2016
LAS VEGAS -- The prevailing mood at a tournament as prestigious as the World Series of Poker Main Event is one of anxiety and apprehension. Walk the floor and you can sense the urgency and feel the tension, particularly as things move closer and closer toward that all-important money bubble.Annette Obrestad, however, isn't one of those players living and dying with every hand...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Electronic betting

14 July 2016
Automated or semi-automated renditions of table games have been with us for a couple of decades, and have met with mixed success.The games have been widely accepted in some international markets, but in the U.S., there has been more resistance...read more

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