Introducing a new table game to the public isn't as simple as hitting on a concept that's fun to play, gives the house a reasonable edge and convincing a casino to try it. There's a seemingly endless series of hoops a game developer must jump through.

Building a successful slot machine involves multiple elements. There needs to be an eye-catching theme and graphics to attract players, intriguing elements such as bonus events and jackpots and the right math to yield a mix of payout frequency and shot at a big payoff.

When I've relayed readers' stories of back-to-back jackpots, they've generally focused on big wins. A thousand dollars for a video poker royal flush qualifies; $2.50 for three bars on a three-reel slot or $1.25 that just covers your bet for a pair of Jacks, not so much.

Whether you’re accessorizing your look, seeking a strategic way to cover up a hangover, or simply using them to protect those baby blues poolside, sunglasses are a must-have accessory for every summertime occasion.

Video poker players have long been told their chances of drawing a royal flush on any given hand are about 1 in 40,000.

In discussing Three Card Poker, I've often mentioned that the house edge on the most common Pair Plus pay table is 7.28 percent, while the original version had a 2.14 percent edge.

Fashion trends often change with the seasons, but in the era of Instagram, it almost seems as if the most stylish “it” item changes daily. Connecting on social media gives us real-time insight into what our modern-day style icons, fashion bloggers, celebrities and models are wearing on the s…

Warmer weather means more time spent in the great outdoors. From celebrating life’s big moments like graduations to Sunday get-togethers with friends, the great American pastime known as the summer barbecue is officially in-season. Often, we not only spend time backyard grilling with friends…

I never volunteer advice on strategy while playing in casinos, but the temptation was strong in early May when I found myself at a Mississippi Stud table where a new player — let's call him Bill — was being coached by a friend.

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.