A long time ago, I attended a seminar in which Peter Griffin, the late mathematician and author of "The Theory of Blackjack," told the imaginary tale of Mr. Fourteen.

We’ve been covering the style of future royal Meghan Markle in this column since her engagement to Prince Harry was first announced. The big day for this couple, sure to be one of the most iconic weddings of all time, is almost here on Saturday, May 19.

I’m not a superstitious sort. I don’t carry lucky icons, wear lucky clothing or perform good-luck rituals while I play. I’ve been known to egg on my brother Jay in his jackpot dance, probably to the amusement of surveillance rooms everywhere.

Independent inventors and small companies have left their mark on video poker, usually by licensing their creations to larger companies — mainly IGT.

The only thing better than looking good is feeling good. It’s not often you associate fashion with environmental consciousness and sustainability, but this year, as we approach Earth Day, we see a number of designers and companies offering products with a purpose — not just for the holiday, …

I don’t know about you, but I’ve always been a little intimidated by table games. I prefer the mindless entertainment of slot machines.

Springtime is one of my favorite seasons of the year, as it not only suggests — but requires — us to do some much-needed shopping for the months ahead. After bearing the bitter cold of winter, a time when our daily ensembles include layers upon layers upon layers, we are ready to turn the pa…

Anybody who plays casino table games very often sees some odd things happen. I've heard from players who have told me of three of a kind on two and three hands in a row at Three Card Poker, a roulette player who accidentally wandered behind the table and was escorted away, and a blackjack pl…

Baccarat is more popular among big bettors than average players, and I don't hear from baccarat players as often as I do from those who play blackjack, video poker, slots, craps, Three Card Poker, roulette or Mississippi Stud.

In the last few weeks, while I was focused on new slot games, a number of blackjack questions piled up. Let's try to answer a few.

“Confessions of a Slot Machine Queen” was published in 2010, but Megyn Kelly, during her 9 a.m. segment on “The Today Show” last month brought new life to the book when she interviewed the queen herself.

Anyone who’s spent much time playing video slots has encountered ancient Egyptian themes. When it comes to pyramids, the Sphinx, scarabs and asps, there seems to be a strong archaeologist strain among slot players.

We are two months into 2018, and when it comes to fashion, a few things are apparent. Sparkle and shine are still in, reds are giving way to hot pink and blush tones, statement tees baring social and political messages are more popular than ever, and the world’s top designers are still mad a…

Among my many interests are theater and — no surprise here! — gambling. Little did I think my two pastimes would coincide until I saw the umpteenth rerun of “Guys and Dolls” on Turner Classic Movies the other night.

One of the hottest colors this autumn was unequivocally power red. The fiery hue was the “it” color of the season and the color du jour for some of the world’s premier designers from the Big Apple to Paris to Milan, during each city’s highly anticipated Fashion Week. From bright tones to bur…

Side bets at casino table games exist for a couple of reasons. For players, they open the possibility of larger jackpots than standard bets at their games of choice. For casinos, side bets enhance revenues with house edges that are higher than on standard games.