• A Blog About Hugo’s Cellar

    Introduction My favorite booth — The “Honeymoon Booth”Let me tell you about my favorite restaurant in the world. It’s not a Michelin’s 3 star, Forbes 5 star or AAA Five Diamond restaurant. You won’t find a celebrity chef’s name on the sign outside. In fact, you won’t even find it on the Las Vegas Strip. This restaurant(…)

  • Superstitions at the Craps Table

    Introduction “Same dice! Same dice!”If you’ve ever been to a craps table, you’ve probably heard these words. They are spoken nearly every time one or more dice exit the table boundaries and hit the gaming floor. Those magic dice — the ones that won’t stay on the table — are lucky, of course. Next thing(…)

  • Casino Poker Tips

    Introduction I have been playing casino poker for longer than I’d like to admit. What started as a fun hobby in college turned into an absolute love for the game. As with most people, I started playing poker with friends and family members. Then I dabbled in online poker and eventually found my way to(…)

  • Horse Race Betting 101

    Introduction We all have a basic understanding of horse racing. Whether it’s tuning in for the Kentucky Derby, playing Sigma Derby in The D or MGM Grand, or watching that shitty Toby Maguire movie, you at least know how it works. Bet on the horse you think is going to do well in the race.(…)

  • Sports Betting 101

    Introduction Have you ever walked by a Sports Book in a Las Vegas casino and wondered what all those huge displays with words and numbers mean? You know, the ones that kinda look like Lite Brite screens. Surrounding them are massive television screens displaying sports action and a bunch of dudes yelling at those screens.(…)

  • Video Poker 101

    Introduction There are not many games in the casino that willingly offer you information about the exact house edge on the game you are about to play. In fact, there’s really only one such game. And by now you’ve probably guessed what it is based on the title above and the nice pictures and whatnot.(…)

  • November Trip Report

    As a Vegas junkie, I always enjoy reading and hearing about trip recaps. They are great for keeping up with what is new in Vegas, and it helps to tide me over until the next time I’m able to get out there. It is also a great way to make the reader a healthy bit of(…)

  • Baccarat 101

    “You know what’s been driving me crazy? Those Goddamn Baccarat tables!” – Nick Papagiorgio (Yuma, AZ) Introduction  Baccarat is one of those games that none of your friends really play. They’ve all tried their hand at blackjack. Some at roulette and others at craps. They’re even more likely to have played some of the carnival(…)

  • March Trip Report

    I always enjoy reading Vegas trip reports. They are great for keeping up with what is new in Vegas, and it helps to tide me over until the next time I’m able to get out there. It is also a great way to make the reader a healthy bit of jealous, so I offer my(…)

  • Best and Worst Casino Bets

    INTRODUCTION Casino gambling is supposed to be entertaining. For some people, that entertainment is attained by playing your favorite penny slot machine with all the bells and whistles. For others, it’s spinning that stupid wheel and betting on where it will land. Still others may prefer the chances of winning that jackpot by loading up(…)

A Blog About Hugo’s Cellar

A Blog About Hugo’s Cellar

Introduction My favorite booth — The “Honeymoon Booth”Let me tell you about my favorite restaurant in the world. It’s not a Michelin’s 3 star, Forbes 5 star or AAA Five Diamond restaurant. You won’t find a celebrity chef’s name on the sign outside. In fact, you won’t even find it on the Las Vegas Strip. This restaurant(…)

Superstitions at the Craps Table

Superstitions at the Craps Table

Introduction “Same dice! Same dice!”If you’ve ever been to a craps table, you’ve probably heard these words. They are spoken nearly every time one or more dice exit the table boundaries and hit the gaming floor. Those magic dice — the ones that won’t stay on the table — are lucky, of course. Next thing(…)

Casino Poker Tips

Casino Poker Tips

Introduction I have been playing casino poker for longer than I’d like to admit. What started as a fun hobby in college turned into an absolute love for the game. As with most people, I started playing poker with friends and family members. Then I dabbled in online poker and eventually found my way to(…)

Horse Race Betting 101

Horse Race Betting 101

Introduction We all have a basic understanding of horse racing. Whether it’s tuning in for the Kentucky Derby, playing Sigma Derby in The D or MGM Grand, or watching that shitty Toby Maguire movie, you at least know how it works. Bet on the horse you think is going to do well in the race.(…)

Sports Betting 101

Sports Betting 101

Introduction Have you ever walked by a Sports Book in a Las Vegas casino and wondered what all those huge displays with words and numbers mean? You know, the ones that kinda look like Lite Brite screens. Surrounding them are massive television screens displaying sports action and a bunch of dudes yelling at those screens.(…)

Video Poker 101

Video Poker 101

Introduction There are not many games in the casino that willingly offer you information about the exact house edge on the game you are about to play. In fact, there’s really only one such game. And by now you’ve probably guessed what it is based on the title above and the nice pictures and whatnot.(…)

November Trip Report

November Trip Report

As a Vegas junkie, I always enjoy reading and hearing about trip recaps. They are great for keeping up with what is new in Vegas, and it helps to tide me over until the next time I’m able to get out there. It is also a great way to make the reader a healthy bit of(…)

Baccarat 101

Baccarat 101

“You know what’s been driving me crazy? Those Goddamn Baccarat tables!” – Nick Papagiorgio (Yuma, AZ) Introduction  Baccarat is one of those games that none of your friends really play. They’ve all tried their hand at blackjack. Some at roulette and others at craps. They’re even more likely to have played some of the carnival(…)

March Trip Report

March Trip Report

I always enjoy reading Vegas trip reports. They are great for keeping up with what is new in Vegas, and it helps to tide me over until the next time I’m able to get out there. It is also a great way to make the reader a healthy bit of jealous, so I offer my(…)

Best and Worst Casino Bets

Best and Worst Casino Bets

INTRODUCTION Casino gambling is supposed to be entertaining. For some people, that entertainment is attained by playing your favorite penny slot machine with all the bells and whistles. For others, it’s spinning that stupid wheel and betting on where it will land. Still others may prefer the chances of winning that jackpot by loading up(…)