Boots are a must-have for the fall and winter seasons, and this year the classic ankle boot is receiving a fresh, sometimes sparkling, update. The standard black bootie gets traded in this autumn for the next shiny object, metallic ankle boots — by far the biggest bootie trend this year — as…

Perhaps inspired by M life Rewards Military & Veterans Program (MVP) which MGM Resorts International introduced in July, Total Rewards has created a special loyalty card that upgrades any veteran, active-duty military member, or any member of the National Guard or Reserve, plus their spo…


Fat Boy foods come in a lot of varieties. Everything from a bigger-than-life triple cheeseburger to a butter-and-cream-laden bowl of fettuccine alfredo can make the list. And while both of us enjoy seeking out interesting and unique flavors, we definitely have a soft spot for the type of glu…

With the holiday season fast approaching, not only do we need to be mindful of what to wear for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s — but all the social gatherings in between these big three. There’s Friendsgiving, the office holiday soiree, and all those other dinner dates catching up wi…

In honor of Veterans Day, Atlantic City’s casinos are joining many other area businesses to offer discounts and specials for veterans and active duty military. A valid ID is required and restrictions may apply.

Video poker players who opt for a little low-cost fun at nickel machines usually encounter pay tables that are a couple of notches below those on games that require bigger bets.

Halloween: the one day a year where it’s socially acceptable to dress completely outside conventional norms and common fashion sense. Whether you opt to vamp it up or stick with more traditional spooky attire, the best part of Halloween is that you can essentially do whatever your heart desi…

Take a walk through the Asian games room at a large casino sometime and you’ll see a different mix than on the main casino floor. Baccarat is a must, and operators mix and match from a list that includes pai-gow tiles, Pai-Gow Poker and sic bo — along with a little blackjack or craps.

In my almost 30 years of playing blackjack, it has seemed to me that other players are getting better, with a greater percentage playing basic strategy,

“Family Feud” is a popular television game show in which contestants guess the top answers to questions in a survey of 100 people. The top four to nine answers are ranked by popularity, with the No. 1 answer being the one that received the most responses; the No. 2 answer, the second most, etc.

My email brings more questions about slot machines than anything else. Most are of the “how can I find a hot machine?” or “how can I tell when a machine is ready to pay off?” variety.

A while back, I relayed a story from a slot player who had a pretty bad time on her first casino visit. She’s a regular player today only because a friend convinced her to give it another try, and she had more fun the second go-round.

MGM Resorts International last month introduced a Military & Veterans Program (MVP) — a year-round discount program honoring the service of active duty military, members of the National Guard and Reserve, retired military, prior service and spouses of eligible military personnel.

Often shoes are the last items we purchase when we are putting together an outfit, but for many of us, being well-heeled is always at the forefront of our fashion-conscience. Like the quote from the film “American Hustle,” great style starts and ends “from the feet up.”

My old blackjack-playing friend Bob has a son named Mike who is more or less a chip off the old block — so much so that he’s working on basic strategy for when to double down on soft hands.

I don’t know when I last saw a live sic bo table outside Las Vegas or Atlantic City. It’s just not a common game in the U.S., even though it’s very popular in Asia and draws big play in Macau.

Whether we want to accept it or not, the reality is that August — the unofficial last month of summer — is the beginning of the end for summer style, as our thoughts turn toward back-to-school shopping and cool-weather staples such as sweaters, boots, jackets, cozier fabrics and layers.

Unless you’re a high roller who gets meals comped, casino restaurants can take a big bite out of your gambling budget. Here’s a less expensive alternative: players lounges. Depending on their card level, many gamblers can eat and drink or free, or for less than $13 per person.

When my wife Marcy and I went out to play one stormy July morning, I didn’t expect my focal point to be a nickel multi-hand video poker game, but there are times when a change of course is needed. This change, to Powerhouse Poker, saved my day.