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Why Disney Will Not Take Bets From Vermont The Los Angeles Times broke the story at the end of May, 2001: The Walt Disney Co. is backing a pay-to-play online gaming venture.
Disney's partner, Skillgames, was supposed to officially launch its website, Skillgames.com, in 2001 "amid a multimillion-dollar promotional blitz." This ...[continue]
Gambling Wins Again At The Polls Now there are only two: On November 5, 2002, voters in Tennessee amended the State Constitution to create a state lottery, leaving Hawaii and Utah as the only states without some form of legal gambling.
Across the nation, the election showed voters are becoming more comfortable with legal ...[continue]
Bet, Raise, or Fold In every poker hand you enter you are faced with several choices on each betting round. These choices or options, if you will, are crucial, and will ultimately decide your fate for the day. If your most common poker ploy is checking and calling then it is time for you to immediately change ...[continue]
Dealing With Card-Counters Casinos are the only businesses which make money by beating their own customers
at games of chance. The operators of lotteries and parimutuel betting do not care who
wins or loses. With casinos, however, the house cares very much who wins. The casino
participates as a player covering the ...[continue]
Gambling and the Law While the media focused on the close race between Al Gore and George W. Bush for President, little attention was given to other contests in the November 2000 election. Legal gambling was directly and indirectly involved in some very close races, including ones which also required ...[continue]
Gambling Wins Again At The Polls - Part II The November 2002 voting will be remembered as one of the few times that the party in power in the White House also gained control of both houses of Congress in a midterm election. But the biggest winner may have been the gaming industry, which will see renewed growth in racinos, state ...[continue]
Nevada Supreme Court Orders Casino To Pay Card Counter On March 9, 2000, the Nevada Supreme Court ruled, 3 - 1, that the Monte Carlo Casino in Las Vegas had to
give Richard Chen the $40,400 he won by counting cards at blackjack.
The Opinion marks a turning point in the increasingly nasty war between casinos and card counters. But, in
the long ...[continue]
Card-Counting is Simple Math Besides bribing a pit boss, counting cards is really the only way to beat the house at blackjack.
While this gives you only a slight advantage (which decreases with multiple decks) , it does tip you off as to when you're more likely to win or lose, allowing you to bet a little less ...[continue]
Poker Faces : Who is in Your Cast? "All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts."
Recognizing the cast of characters at your table is one of the skills you need to be a winner. Who is playing the role of the director (the ...[continue]
So, you want to be a professional poker player? Here's what it takes to be a professional poker player.
There are many solid players out there who would love to play professionally, and have tried, yet year after year these fundamentally sound players fall flat on their faces. If you find that your degree of success is only at the level ...[continue]
Spencer's Roulette Systems Many gamblers are not sure of how Roulette is played, and shy away from the game because of it. That's understandable, but once you understand the rules, you'll have a hard time staying away from the pit.
Roulette is very simple and requires no skill whatsoever. Simply lay your chips on ...[continue]
Online Blackjack: A Mathematical Game
Online blackjack is one of the best known and most widely played of all the casino table games. The concept of the game couldn't be easier to understand. To win, you need only accumulate a total of 21, or as close to 21 as you can get without busting. You only get two cards to play with ...[continue]
Casino Cheats: Five of the World's Most Outrageous Capers
Each year, somewhere between 300 and 500 gamblers are arrested for attempting to cheat the casinos. Below, we take a closer look at some of the world's biggest and best casino cheats.
Casino Cheats #1: Dennis Nikrasch
Dennis Nikrasch started out as a master locksmith in Chicago but ...[continue]