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May 26th, 2017 at 8:10:53 PM permalink
Maybe it'll slip through...gl.
DUHHIIIIIIIII HEARD THAT!
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May 26th, 2017 at 8:20:37 PM permalink
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Word is starting to spread that our own Dan Lubin died yesterday, evidently in his sleep. I hear when his wife got home from work she found him already gone on the bed. There is also a post on his Facebook page about it.

I need time to collect my thoughts on this. RIP Dan.


I've been on the road and out of touch for the last couple of weeks, and just now reading this sad news.

Dan, I will always remember your smiling face, pleasant nature, and generous spirit.

R.I.P., my friend.
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May 27th, 2017 at 12:07:15 AM permalink
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I think if anything, I'd describe Dan as an ardent (nay, 'vigorous') defender of what I guess you'd call "the natural order of things" in the casino world. I know from my personal experience that as often as he crapped on APs, we'd bemoan how high the house edges on some games were and how it gave the player no chance to get a fair run for his or her money. In that sense, his criticism both of APs and of people who banked at Pai Gow (even though they didn't have an edge over the house, just the other players) makes sense to me.


I'm not seeing the connection between high HE games and criticism of APs, unless you or he implied APs caused the HEs to increase, which I think is completely absurd as games can be protected without a huge HE. Laziness, under staffing, under trained employees, and lack of understanding of the games and how to protect such games (which is simple to figure out how to do if you've been beaten once, assuming you're worth your salary), and ultimately greed is the fault of the casino (management, not lower level staff), not APs. But this is probably not the time or place for such a discussion.
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May 27th, 2017 at 7:20:49 AM permalink
I have been absent from this forumís discussions for some time, trying to get my own head straight, but I very much want to express my deepest sympathies to Danís family. It is impossible to describe the extent to which such a loss can affect family members.

I met Danís wife just one time and very briefly. I have been misremembering the event as being one of our Spring Fling gatherings, but a little digging reveals that it was the WoV Winter 2015 Event in January of that year. Afterward, I posted some photos I had taken, and the very first shot shows Dan seated beside his wife.

I had met Dan on several other visits to Las Vegas and included him in photos of other gatherings. Although I tried to set it up to play at his table while he was dealing at Fiesta Henderson, I never got that worked out, and I never had the pleasure of sitting beside him on the playersí side of a table.

In discussions here, I think I disagreed occasionally with Dan on his stern standing regarding APís, but there was never any serious argument, likely because I have never been an AP myself.

Instead, perhaps our most memorable interaction was without seeing or even talking directly to each other. It related to a planned trip to Las Vegas that I had to cancel back in November prior to that Winter 2015 Event. I had purchased advance tickets for my wife and me to see Rod Stewart at the Coliseum. Since they were non-refundable and since I wasnít feeling up to trying to sell them long distance, I decided to give them away.

I sent the tickets to the Wizard as an emailed .pdf file. He wound up with a conflict and gave them to Dan, who printed the tickets but carelessly had them out on his desk at Galaxy Gaming. His VP saw them and immediately declared that Dan was going to have to work the night of that show, and since it would be such a shame for the tickets to go to waste .... he pulled rank and confiscated them. Dan wrote up the story in a very funny way and passed it back through Mike to me.

Iím going to try to remember Dan in light of his sense of humor in dealing with that ticket loss and not in terms of petty squabbles about AP plays.

I will not be able to attend any of the planned services for Dan, but when the WoV contingent and others gather at the Wizardís place tomorrow, please consider that I am attending in spirit though not physically.
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May 27th, 2017 at 9:05:27 AM permalink
Quote: Doc

I have been absent from this forumís discussions for some time, trying to get my own head straight, but I very much want to express my deepest sympathies to Danís family. It is impossible to describe the extent to which such a loss can affect family members.

I met Danís wife just one time and very briefly. I have been misremembering the event as being one of our Spring Fling gatherings, but a little digging reveals that it was the WoV Winter 2015 Event in January of that year. Afterward, I posted some photos I had taken, and the very first shot shows Dan seated beside his wife.

I had met Dan on several other visits to Las Vegas and included him in photos of other gatherings. Although I tried to set it up to play at his table while he was dealing at Fiesta Henderson, I never got that worked out, and I never had the pleasure of sitting beside him on the playersí side of a table.

In discussions here, I think I disagreed occasionally with Dan on his stern standing regarding APís, but there was never any serious argument, likely because I have never been an AP myself.

Instead, perhaps our most memorable interaction was without seeing or even talking directly to each other. It related to a planned trip to Las Vegas that I had to cancel back in November prior to that Winter 2015 Event. I had purchased advance tickets for my wife and me to see Rod Stewart at the Coliseum. Since they were non-refundable and since I wasnít feeling up to trying to sell them long distance, I decided to give them away.

I sent the tickets to the Wizard as an emailed .pdf file. He wound up with a conflict and gave them to Dan, who printed the tickets but carelessly had them out on his desk at Galaxy Gaming. His VP saw them and immediately declared that Dan was going to have to work the night of that show, and since it would be such a shame for the tickets to go to waste .... he pulled rank and confiscated them. Dan wrote up the story in a very funny way and passed it back through Mike to me.

Iím going to try to remember Dan in light of his sense of humor in dealing with that ticket loss and not in terms of petty squabbles about AP plays.

I will not be able to attend any of the planned services for Dan, but when the WoV contingent and others gather at the Wizardís place tomorrow, please consider that I am attending in spirit though not physically.


Dan's Vp sounds like a total Ahole,if he did what you said.
Although I disagreed with Dans Ap views,he was a real gentleman.
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May 27th, 2017 at 10:08:35 AM permalink
Quote: Hunterhill

Dan's Vp sounds like a total Ahole,if he did what you said.
Although I disagreed with Dans Ap views,he was a real gentleman.


Dan did not describe him that way at all. He just presented it as an amusing incident. He narrated it in some detail in that PM, closing with these comments, in which I have obscured the VP's name lest someone speak unkindly of him further.
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Anyway, xxxx xxxxxxx scored the tickets from me as a VP at Galaxy with a good story, as he gave me valid reason and a really valiant argument.

Funny Story, - an absolutely true and pleasant discussion. Made for a better day at Galaxy Gaming. Anyway, xxxx xxxxxxx absconded with the tickets.

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May 27th, 2017 at 4:46:24 PM permalink
Dan got memorialized in today's LVA Question of the Day:
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... The writer of that answer, Dan Lubin, responded to this question, which we scheduled a couple of weeks ago to run today. Dan was author of our recent book The Essentials of Casino Game Design and the inventor of commission-free Pai Gow Poker. Dan passed away suddenly last week at the age of 57. He was one of the most intelligent, genuine, enthusiastic, and generous people we ever knew; his tipping largesse was legendary. Heís survived by his wife Prapaisri. We remain shocked, to say the least, and deeply saddened by his loss.

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May 27th, 2017 at 5:26:11 PM permalink
Very sad. Dan will be missed.
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May 27th, 2017 at 5:38:05 PM permalink
Nice to see back Doc. Thanks for sharing that memory. I almost forgot that story.
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May 28th, 2017 at 10:40:51 PM permalink
This is extremely sad. Dan was such a kind, positive presence at the Fiesta Henderson, and he was always very interested in the game ideas of others. He was so nice in giving game suggestions/comments.

Dan was liked and admired by many.

My condolences to his loved ones and friends.

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