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Way back in the 1990s, I met Brett at a seminar. He was a slot player — strictly three reels in those days — and he wanted to learn something about table games.

Whether it’s because we’ve been amped up on a month’s worth of pumpkin spice lattes, the excitement of having seen all the runway looks during Fashion Week, or the fact that holiday season is but a few weeks away, October is one of those months that gets us in the mood to shop. We can offici…

There are two kinds of people in this world. Those who start planning next year’s Halloween attire on Nov. 1, and those who scramble to pull a look together the week of Halloween. Sometimes, even the best of us fail to plan ahead of time for October’s costume-party soirees, and we end up wit…

Casinos attract players from such a broad cross-section of the population that it would be surprising if they didn’t also bring a broad sample of quirks.

Q. I have a question about regression as it applies to gambling, but what leads me into it is baseball.

Whether it’s the nostalgia of going back to school and the start of a new year that’s forever ingrained in our minds, or simply the change in seasons that suddenly breathes new life into our mundane routines, fall signals a fresh, clean slate. And often that means adding some new items to ou…

When my old blackjack-playing buddy Bob and I get together, the talk doesn't always center on the game of 21. We've known each other long enough that talking blackjack usually means rehashing oft-told tales.

Since the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way in May for states to legalize sports betting, New Jersey, Delaware and Mississippi have quickest off the mark.

While sports betting is legal in New Jersey, your knowledge of football could win some big bucks or free slot play — and it doesn’t have to cost you a penny.

Over the past week, I had a series of pretty important meetings at work, with some pretty important folks from out of town, Las Vegas to be specific, which included some hours of down time and casual team-building activities in between.

Whenever I’m in a casino for the first time or the first time in a long while, I like to take a long walk around the casino floor to get the lay of the land.

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…