• 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(…)

  • Roulette 101

    Albert Einstein once said of roulette: No one can possibly beat it “unless he steals money from the table while the croupier isn’t looking.” That pretty much sums it up. The Basics: Roulette is a very easy game, one that requires little more than guessing and watching. But like many casino games, not all roulette tables(…)

  • February Trip Report

    I always enjoy reading and hearing Vegas trip reports. It’s a nice way to keep up on what’s going on in town while also making yourself a healthy bit of jealous of the person that took the trip. I just got back from a very short 3-day-2-night trip to the Valley, and I thought I’d(…)

  • Let it Ride 101

    Intro:I must admit that “Let it Ride” has a dear place in my heart. It was the very first game “carnival poker game” I ever played and on the first time I played it, I hit a full house and won a considerable amount of money. I later learned the house edge (approximately 3.5%) doesn’t(…)

  • Ocean’s 11 (1960)

    Ocean’s 11 (1960) This movie is pretty cool in that “I wish I could have hung out with the Rat Pack” kind of way. I’m not sure it’s much of a movie, though. More of a goofing around with the Rat Pack with some semblance of a heist plot intertwined occasionally. That’s fine, though. It(…)

  • Pai Gow Poker 101

    Are you the kind of person that enjoys a table game experience in the casino but doesn’t like the fast action of a craps table or blackjack table? Or perhaps you’re looking for a table game that will allow you to stretch your gambling session for as long as possible giving you the opportunity to(…)

  • 175 Las Vegas Fun Facts

    When the Sundance opened in 1980, it was the tallest building downtown. Sundance became Fitzgeralds in 1987. The Flamingo was the 3rd casino/hotel to open on the Strip, behind the El Rancho (’41) and the Last Frontier (’42). Jay Sarno, who built Caesars Palace, left the apostrophe out of “Caesars” because he wanted everyone to feel(…)

  • Three Card Poker 101

    Three Card Poker is a fairly slow-paced table game that is very simple to learn. The house edge isn’t as bad as some games (optimal strategy is around 3.4%), and it’s a good opportunity to sit down and drink for free. I’m not a huge fan of this game, yet I find myself playing it(…)

  • Tipping in Las Vegas

    Tipping Etiquette Las Vegas is pretty much the service industry capital of the world. Everybody works in service in one way or another. The sooner you realize that, the sooner you’re going to be taken care of in Vegas, even with a modest tipping strategy. Everyone from cabbies to dealers to cocktail waitresses to maids(…)

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(…)

Roulette 101

Roulette 101

Albert Einstein once said of roulette: No one can possibly beat it “unless he steals money from the table while the croupier isn’t looking.” That pretty much sums it up. The Basics: Roulette is a very easy game, one that requires little more than guessing and watching. But like many casino games, not all roulette tables(…)

February Trip Report

February Trip Report

I always enjoy reading and hearing Vegas trip reports. It’s a nice way to keep up on what’s going on in town while also making yourself a healthy bit of jealous of the person that took the trip. I just got back from a very short 3-day-2-night trip to the Valley, and I thought I’d(…)

Let it Ride 101

Let it Ride 101

Intro:I must admit that “Let it Ride” has a dear place in my heart. It was the very first game “carnival poker game” I ever played and on the first time I played it, I hit a full house and won a considerable amount of money. I later learned the house edge (approximately 3.5%) doesn’t(…)

Ocean’s 11 (1960)

Ocean’s 11 (1960)

Ocean’s 11 (1960) This movie is pretty cool in that “I wish I could have hung out with the Rat Pack” kind of way. I’m not sure it’s much of a movie, though. More of a goofing around with the Rat Pack with some semblance of a heist plot intertwined occasionally. That’s fine, though. It(…)

Pai Gow Poker 101

Pai Gow Poker 101

Are you the kind of person that enjoys a table game experience in the casino but doesn’t like the fast action of a craps table or blackjack table? Or perhaps you’re looking for a table game that will allow you to stretch your gambling session for as long as possible giving you the opportunity to(…)

175 Las Vegas Fun Facts

175 Las Vegas Fun Facts

When the Sundance opened in 1980, it was the tallest building downtown. Sundance became Fitzgeralds in 1987. The Flamingo was the 3rd casino/hotel to open on the Strip, behind the El Rancho (’41) and the Last Frontier (’42). Jay Sarno, who built Caesars Palace, left the apostrophe out of “Caesars” because he wanted everyone to feel(…)

Three Card Poker 101

Three Card Poker 101

Three Card Poker is a fairly slow-paced table game that is very simple to learn. The house edge isn’t as bad as some games (optimal strategy is around 3.4%), and it’s a good opportunity to sit down and drink for free. I’m not a huge fan of this game, yet I find myself playing it(…)

Tipping in Las Vegas

Tipping in Las Vegas

Tipping Etiquette Las Vegas is pretty much the service industry capital of the world. Everybody works in service in one way or another. The sooner you realize that, the sooner you’re going to be taken care of in Vegas, even with a modest tipping strategy. Everyone from cabbies to dealers to cocktail waitresses to maids(…)