Spring is officially in the air, and with the temperatures climbing this week, it’s finally time to start thinking of unveiling our newly pedicured toes with this season’s hottest footwear trends that are fresh, fun, and will keep us well-heeled well into summer.


It’s not easy for a restaurant to hide from the Munch Club. Between the two of us we have a combined total of 56 years of South Jersey eating experience. We’ve chowed down everywhere from the dumpiest diners to the fanciest steakhouses and all points in between.

Sometimes the best-laid plans of gamblers run afoul of odds and game conditions. The same goes for plans created on the spur of the moment.

A Three Card Poker player named Jill emailed in late February to say she’d just played at a table that included mini-royal in its Pair Plus payoffs.

Beginner’s luck exists mainly in our imaginations. First-time players are no more likely to hit a jackpot or otherwise win big than players on their second, fourth or 55th casino visit. In skill games, first-timers are less likely to win if they haven’t mastered optimal strategies.

Spring is in the air (finally!) and the end of March brings one of the city’s biggest and best events — The Atlantic City Beer & Music Festival, presented by Bally’s Wild Wild West, also home of the official Beer & Music Festival after-party on Friday and Saturday, March 29 and 30.

Video poker is one of the most interactive casino games around. It keeps players involved with draw or hold decisions on every hand, and it keeps you in the game with frequent payoffs – given expert strategy, nearly 45 percent of hands are payers in 9-6 Double Double Bonus Poker.

The popular Wheel of Fortune video slot series has added a new game featuring Vanna White in 4D. The innovative technology combines immersive 3D graphics with gesture recognition and surround sound. And no special glasses or other equipment is required.

Now that winter’s best holidays have come and gone, we are officially less than a month away from the first day of spring! While the frigid temperatures aren’t warming up anytime soon, now is the perfect opportunity to use this period of hibernation to purchase some fabulous spring accessori…

Konami Gaming has never let the usual format of video slot machines restrict its creativity. There’s a place for a traditional grid of five reels, each three symbols deep, but early on in video slot development Konami discovered the joys of experimenting with hexagonal reel patterns, or play…

Q. You’ve said of several different blackjack hands that the statistics of basic strategy are a little different depending on the composition of the hand. A hard 16 isn’t exactly the same hand if you have 10-6, 9-7, 8-8, 6-7-3 or 5-3-2-5-Ace.

Video slots have been the major thrust of the slot machine industry for a couple of decades now. That doesn’t mean three-reel players can’t have a magical time, too.

Scientific Games is one of the giants among casino industry suppliers, a leader in slot machines, electronic table games, automatic shufflers, casino management systems and more.

Social consciousness. Sustainability. Men in black. Ever since Hollywood’s award season kicked off earlier this month, we’ve seen several of these themes evolve into fashion trends and emerge in a big way. Not only can we expect to see variations of these trends at the upcoming Oscars, but w…

International Game Technology’s Wheel of Fortune slot machines have been player favorites ever since the first three-reel version launched in 1996.

Slot machines come and go so rapidly that virtually every player has a list of old favorites that now are absent from casino floors.

Most of the slot machines I write about come from a few large companies – International Game Technology, Aristocrat Technologies and Scientific Games (which now holds both Bally and WMS) command the most attention, with Incredible Technologies, Konami Gaming, Everi and international giant No…

Legalized sports betting, the opening of two casinos, the 40th anniversary of another, an expansion in entertainment options for visitors, and some jaw-dropping payouts online and in the casinos made 2018 one for the record books in Atlantic City.

I’ve often mentioned Bob, my blackjack-playing friend and a retired high school math teacher. A little over a year ago, I also wrote about Mike, Bob’s son, a middle-school science teacher who was drilling himself on strategy for soft doubling.

The New Year has just begun, and Atlantic City casinos have lots of news to share.