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Las Vegas Casino Operators Oppose Online Gambling
Las Vegas casino magnates, Sheldon Adelson and Steve Wynn, own and operate two gambling empires: the Las Vegas Sands and Wynn Resorts. These enterprises include hotels, restaurants, and shopping malls, all of which are built around the primary business of gambling.
With the advent of ...[continue]
Gambling Etiquette: A Guide for Las Vegas Visitors
Gambling etiquette refers to the ways in which players should conduct themselves at the casino. Walking into a Las Vegas casino for the first time can be a somewhat intimidating experience. Most people are aware that that there is a code of conduct that players are expected to follow, ...[continue]
How To Play Baccarat Are you looking for a game with a low house edge and easy to play?
If so internet baccarat may be an ideal game for you. The house edge on the best bet is only 1.07% and playing is almost as simple as betting on the toss of a coin.
Procedure of Play
Baccarat is played in a snooty ...[continue]
Beating Blackjack Online The following tables show the blackjack rules offered by some major software providers. Some software providers allow their licensees to select their own rules. I know this to be true of Real Time Gaming, Unified Gaming, and GamblingSoftware.com. The rules below for Real Time Gaming used to be ...[continue]
Federal v. State Governments Internet gambling is exposing inherent weaknesses in some of the world’s largest governments; conflicts that cannot ever be completely resolved.
In the old, old days (around 1996), it looked like the Great Divide was between the large countries in the Northern Hemisphere, and everyone else. ...[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]
Online Casinos vs. Land-Based Casinos: Which is Better? No, this isn't the main event card at Caesar's Palace. It's the fight between Internet casinos and the traditional land-based alternative for the public's gambling dollar.
The question is: Which is better?
Both have unique and powerful advantages weighing in their favor. But while they are ...[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]
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]
Attempted Robbery By Lawsuit Woody Guthrie said: "Some rob you with a six-gun, some with a fountain pen." But, you do not usually find
someone trying to do both.
On Dec. 21, 1998, Mark A. Merrill robbed a bank in Peotone, Illinois. A month later, he held up the First
National Bank of Illinois in Mokena. He managed to ...[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]
In Nevada, It Is Pay Your Markers Or Go To Jail The District Attorneys' offices in Nevada are threatening to charge gamblers who don't pay off their markers to local casinos, with felonies.
Law enforcement officials do not normally act as collection agencies.
But two recent decisions from two different courts in Nevada have indicated ...[continue]
The Name Game The major obstacle to any Internet gambling operation is not the law or even the costs of doing business. It is getting customers. Add to this the limited number of ".com" and ".net" names available, and it is easy to see why there have been more lawsuits over brand names than over any other ...[continue]
What Games to Play, and Why Once you make your selection of which casino to play in, the next thing to do is select the games you should play. As I am sure you are aware, the house has an advantage in every game, and that is how they make money.
But a bit of simple research on your end before you get started, cannot ...[continue]
Blackjack-dealing Monkeys Dear Mark,
You advocate in your column tipping the dealer. I've only been playing
blackjack a short time but never realized dealers also merited tips. How
customary is this procedure? Joseph P.
If casino owners could finagle it, monkeys would be dealing blackjack. All
dealers at one ...[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]
Free Online Casino Games - Your Key to Success
Free online casino games offer many benefits to online gamblers. By far, the key advantage is that free online casino games allow players to evaluate an online casino risk-free. Players not only get a taste for the games themselves, they also get a feel for how the casino treats their ...[continue]
Progressive Jackpots - The Bigger, the Better
Progressive jackpots are one of the easiest and best ways to get big winnings at both land-based and online casinos. Most classic casino games have a fixed payout, whereas progressive jackpots grow incrementally over time. Similar to the lotteries you hear about on the radio and ...[continue]