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Is It Bingo, Or A Slot Machine? A new casino competitor is coming to America: the bingosino.
Bingo is already being played on video screens. These gaming devices are about to become virtually indistinguishable from video slots. They will be joined by other machines and fast-action table games, giving bingo halls, ...[continue]
Slot Machines And Lotteries Win Election The big winner of the November 2002 elections was legal gambling, particularly state lotteries and slot machines.
Arizona voters again shouted their approval of their state lottery, voting 73% - 27% to renew it for another ten years.
North Dakota and Tennessee finally gave in. The Peace ...[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]
Beating Blackjack, Systematically Every gambler is expected to have their system, some logical mathematical way of out smarting a game of chance, so I thought long and hard and came up with one for playing Blackjack. I wouldn't use a system for any other game because I don't play the other games, they will always get you in ...[continue]
Court Upholds Casinos Right To Unreasonably Exclude Sometimes you just get a bad feeling about someone.
When you are working in a casino, it might be a player making bizarre bets, like hitting on 19, and winning; or a guy who looks like he is aching for a fight; or a small group, hanging around the slot machines, blocking the security ...[continue]
Caution - Bingo May Be Hazardous To Your Health The Legislature and Governor of the state of Washington recently passed a law warning us about the dangers of...
Muslim terrorists with box-cutters? No.
Anthrax on postage stamps? Guess again.
Global warming? West Nile Fever? AIDS? Nope.
The lawmakers have decided that the threat ...[continue]
Casinos As Spies For The Federal Government The following Notice has not been approved by any government official. (In fact, some of them would probably be unhappy to see this warning published.)
WARNING TO ALL CASINO PATRONS:
If you win big, are a high roller, or do anything that a casino or the government regards as suspicious, ...[continue]
Nothing Is Certain Except Death And More Taxes State legislators are playing a kind of Russian Roulette with gaming taxes. Only the victims are casino workers, investors, owners and their patrons, who did not even know they were playing the game.
The rules of the tax game are simple: A state legislature first legalizes some form of ...[continue]
Nevada Legalizes Internet Gambling - Maybe Many Nevada casinos have decided that Internet gaming is not just going to go
away. As with Indian gaming, they have abandoned years of wishful thinking, arguing
for prohibition, and have finally adopted the position that the industry should be
regulated. So, in June 2001 they persuaded ...[continue]
Defining Slots-For-Tots The new Millennium has begun with a new controversy for legal gaming: whether some slot machines might be
unduly attractive to children.
The issue became news in October, 1999, when the Nevada Gaming Commission (ANGC) made public its growing
unhappiness over gaming devices with cartoon ...[continue]
Nevada Finds Free Internet Gambling Is Still Gambling Nevada is the only state in the United States, and probably the only government in the world, to conclude that players are making wagers -- when they are not making wagers.
Everyone knows what gambling is. Judges and lawyers may use words such as prize, chance and consideration. But you do ...[continue]
Gov. Davis Legalizes Gambling, Again California Gov. Gray Davis keeps professing he is against the expansion of
legalized gambling. He may be. But you certainly would not know it by his actions.
Gov. Davis is responsible for making the following forms of gambling legal in
the nation's largest state:
Casino slot ...[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]
Re-raising Arizona [Please note: I am a consultant for the Arizona Department of Gaming. The opinions
expressed in this column are my own and do not represent those of the Department nor the
State of Arizona.]
With more than 100% of the precincts reporting, voters in Arizona have decided to
keep their ...[continue]
Online Casino Poker for Dummies Dear Mark,
I find playing poker fascinating, but I'm just getting started. I saw a book called Poker for Dummies (that's me). Would you recommend it? Cal M.
Hey, Cal, my wife states that being a Guy and a Dummy is redundant and should not be used in the same sentence. Anyhow, in an ...[continue]
Online Casino Slots The world of online slots is rapidly growing. There are more designs, rewards, and play opportunities today than ever before. If you only have a look at our slots section, you'll see what I mean. With the constantly increasing demand for newer and better game software, new ideas come to life ...[continue]
Make the most of casino bonuses You've found an online casino that will give you a $100 bonus for a $100 deposit. Now what? Are you going to play until your deposit and bonus are all gone? NO! Play until the bonus is wiped out, and maybe some of your own cash? WRONG. If you are anything like me, you will want to play to keep ...[continue]
With one lonely Ben Franklin left, I would... Dear Mark,
If you had just $100 left to bet in a casino, how would you wager it? Doug D.
You should have asked me earlier, Doug. The casino's mission is twofold: first, to empty your wallet, and second, to keep you smiling. This was best described by Bob Stupak, a former casino ...[continue]
Whipping crabby dealers? Dear Mark,
Playing recently with a friend, I noticed he was getting agitated with the dealer. But instead of leaving, he challenged this rude dealer, figuring he
will get his just revenge by beating him out of his money. Anyhow, you can probably figure out what happened. He ended up ...[continue]
Random Number Generators - How Online Casinos Keep Things Fair
When playing blackjack at an online casino, gamblers aren't physically dealt cards from a deck. The same can be said for roulette; there's no dealer spinning an actual wheel. Nobody rolls a real pair of dice at the craps tables, nor do they manually spin the reels of the slot machines. ...[continue]