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Aug

31

2015

What Veteran Craps Players Don’t Tell You

I come into contact with players of all skill levels, and what seems obvious to a casino veteran often is a mystery to a beginner. That’s especially true for craps, where a reader named Lisa said she’d learned to play from her boyfriend and though she had it all down until she tried on her own. “Some girlfriends and I have a casino day once every couple of months, and we always play slots,” she said. “I was going to be different this time and play craps, too. I got to the table, and out $5 on pass. The first…

I come into contact with players of all skill levels, and what seems obvious to a casino veteran often is a mystery to a beginner. That’s especially true for craps, where a reader named Lisa said she’d learned to play from her boyfriend and though she had it all down…

Aug

24

2015

New Pro Wave Slot Machines Tunica Mississippi

If you’re in a casino that has slot games on the Pro Wave cabinet from the Bally Technologies division of Scientific Games, you can’t miss it. The Pro Wave is a eye-catcher, with a giant 40-inch, curved main screen for high-resolution graphics. The latest wrinkle is that Bally has placed a bonus wheel atop the cabinet, a high-definition, 1080-pixel beauty that makes it even more of an attention grabber. The Pro Wave with Digital Wheel is making its debut with two games, Triple Cash Wheel featuring Quick Hit, and Triple Cash Wheel Black & White featuring Quick Hit. Bally is…

If you’re in a casino that has slot games on the Pro Wave cabinet from the Bally Technologies division of Scientific Games, you can’t miss it. The Pro Wave is a eye-catcher, with a giant 40-inch, curved main screen for high-resolution graphics. The latest wrinkle is that Bally has placed…

Aug

20

2015

Do You Have What It Takes To Play Professional Poker?

For almost all of us, a day or evening in the casino, or even a trip of a few days, is a nice break from everyday life. We’re excited for the wins when they come, but we know that more often than not, we’re going to be paying for the day’s entertainment. But there are a few who dream of playing professionally. When I hear from them, I always urge caution. Take the video poker player who emailed recently to say, “I can usually get a royal flush every 30 days. I can be a professional player? I play video…

For almost all of us, a day or evening in the casino, or even a trip of a few days, is a nice break from everyday life. We’re excited for the wins when they come, but we know that more often than not, we’re going to be paying for the…

Aug

11

2015

Busting at Blackjack in Tunica Mississippi

No blackjack player likes to bust and wind up with a total of more than 21 that’s a loser before the dealer even plays his hand. But if we’re going to take the best chance to win, accepting the risk of busting is part of the bargain. Sometimes you’ll run across a player who doesn’t accept that risk, as a reader emailed to me. “Another blackjack player at my table was playing so that he never busted,” he wrote. “He stood on every hard 12 or higher, no matter what the dealer had. “Other players were giving him a hard…

No blackjack player likes to bust and wind up with a total of more than 21 that’s a loser before the dealer even plays his hand. But if we’re going to take the best chance to win, accepting the risk of busting is part of the bargain. Sometimes you’ll run…

Aug

07

2015

The IRS And Your Jackpot

The Internal Revenue Service has proposed changes to federal tax requirements on that could triple the amount of paperwork when we win big on slots, video poker and other electronic casino games. In one proposal, you’d still have to sign form W-2G on any jackpot of $1,200 or more, but also would require casinos to use their player tracking systems to trigger tax forms on cumulative winnings of $1,200 or more above losses in one day. Another proposal would lower the jackpot threshold from $1,200 to $600. The proposals are open for public comment and debate. Casinos and their lobbying…

The Internal Revenue Service has proposed changes to federal tax requirements on that could triple the amount of paperwork when we win big on slots, video poker and other electronic casino games. In one proposal, you’d still have to sign form W-2G on any jackpot of $1,200 or more, but…

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