News & Notes 2/19/2016

Feb 20, 2016 Posted by Mission146

In a piece of gambling news coming out of Cleveland, former NFL Wide Receiver Reggie Rucker stands accused of wire fraud for defrauding his non-profit organizations to take out tens of thousands of...

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The Language of Video Poker

Feb 20, 2016 Posted by Mission146

When is a dog a peanut butter sandwich? For those who know anything about how English is commonly used, and appropriate answer to the preceding question could very well be, "A dog is never a...

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News and Notes 2/4/2016

Feb 04, 2016 Posted by Mission146

There was once a time when people travelled to Vegas because it was the only place in the USA that had legalized gambling. Legalized gambling then spread around the country slowly but surely, so...

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People in Gambling #1

Feb 04, 2016 Posted by Mission146

There have been quite a few discussions on these Forums in my years here about what the lines may be between Advantage Play and cheating, but this article isn't about that. This first Edition of,...

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Taxes and Expected Value

Feb 04, 2016 Posted by Mission146

There are a number of players out there who will avoid pursuing plays upon which they could potentially hit a taxable jackpot of $1200, or more. Their reason for doing so, as many of them will...

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MGM Resorts

Jan 20, 2016 Posted by Pokeraddict

The past year was not kind to blackjack players along the Las Vegas Strip. Low limit players felt the pain more than those willing to play at least green chip action.

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Video Blackjack No Longer Viable For Low Limit Players

Jan 20, 2016 Posted by Pokeraddict

Video blackjack was a great alternative for Las Vegas gamblers looking for a quality return on bets of $5 or less. Most Strip casinos offered this product at one time. In many cases, video...

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MGM to Charge for Parking

Jan 16, 2016 Posted by Mission146

The inevitable has happened, and I'm not going to say, 'Finally,' happened because I frankly did not think it would come so soon. MGM has officially decided (to be rolled out at some point between...

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You Down with OPC?

Jan 16, 2016 Posted by Mission146

I am probably seriously dating myself with the song referenced by the title of this Article, but not really, considering I wasn't even ten years old at the time the Naughty by Nature song hit the...

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When to AVOID Promotions

Jan 16, 2016 Posted by Mission146

There are going to be any number of Advantage Players and recreational gamblers alike that feel the need to squeeze every dime they see out of what they deem to be an advantageous opportunity in...

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News & Notes (1/8/16 Edition)

Jan 08, 2016 Posted by Mission146

It looks like we're starting the year off with what will be the largest lottery Jackpot in U.S. history surpassing the March 2012 656 million Mega Millions drawing! For those interested in taking...

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How NOT to Play Promotions

Dec 21, 2015 Posted by Mission146

I have written a good many Articles about various Promotions and the different ways that they can be played, but I thought it might be prudent to write an Article geared toward recreational players...

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How NOT to Play Promotions Part 2

Dec 21, 2015 Posted by Mission146

In the first Article of this three-part series, we took a look at the worst ways to play Loss Rebates and determined that betting on low denomination games, blindly picking high-denomination games...

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How NOT to Play Promotions Part 3

Dec 21, 2015 Posted by Mission146

The second installment of this series of Articles explored Double Jackpot Promotions and the worst ways to play those while the first installment took a look at Loss Rebate Promotions. This...

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Mat Franco

Dec 21, 2015 Posted by Wizard

I first noticed Mat Franco when he did an amazing disappearing cell phone trick on the NBC show America's Got...

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News & Notes (12/20/2015)

Dec 20, 2015 Posted by Mission146

Eventually this will stop being repeated, but I am going to reiterate that my (hopefully weekly) News & Notes is going to be an Article to go over the Week in gaming that consists of items that do...

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The Multitudinous, The Vast, Hollywood Casinos

Dec 20, 2015 Posted by Mission146

For those of you not up on your Ohio Valley casino slogans, the title of this Article is a play on The Meadows tagline of, "The One, The Only, The Meadows." While I certainly believe that such a...

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Seven Unusual Game Quirks

Dec 11, 2015 Posted by Mission146

I recently wrote an article about five strange casino policies, so this is essentially something of a follow up to that article. This one, however, is about seven game quirks (machines and tables)...

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