Shelf Life: Shifting perspectives reveal many angles

Shelf Life: Shifting perspectives reveal many angles

In the new book by Garth Stein, for Trevor Riddell, who first came to Riddle House just before he turned 14, the story begins with recounting …

September 25, 2014 12:00 pm

There's just no outsmarting casino games

The American Gaming Association (americangaming.org) published an interesting pamphlet a number of years ago titled "The House Advantage – A G…

September 25, 2014 1:00 am

Looking ahead to Poker's showcase event

The high profile Main Event of the 45th annual World Series of Poker (WSOP), held earlier this year at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in…

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Method to change the way you play blackjack

Being labeled as a "card counter" gives a blackjack player a bad reputation among casino owners and operators.

September 11, 2014 1:00 am

Chasing bonus rounds leads to diminishing returns

If you’re a slot player, you must know how easy it is to fall into the trap of playing a slot machine longer than you had intended.

September 04, 2014 1:00 am

Kid Picks with Philip Potempa for Sept. 4, 2014

Kid Picks with Philip Potempa for Sept. 4, 2014

Our monthly round-up of new children's media.

September 04, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Local poker star shines in Amerstar's big tournament

The final hand of the Main Event at the Heartland Poker Tour (HPT) stop at Ameristar East Chicago on Aug. 18 boiled down to the luck of the dr…

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Your Home Team Schedules

Aug. 21: Chicago Cubs vs Giants, 7:05 p.m.; Gary Southshore Railcats vs Kansas City T-Bones, 7:10 p.m.

August 21, 2014 1:00 am

Majestic Star hosts another successful tournament

Last March when the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) made its local debut at the Majestic Star Casinos in Gary, Ken Baime took home the top prize …

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Ameristar hosts Heartland Poker Tour

Ameristar East Chicago is celebrating the grand opening of its new live poker room in grand style by hosting one of the Heartland Poker Tour’s…

August 14, 2014 1:00 am

Your Home Team Schedules

Aug. 14: Chicago Cubs vs Brewers, 1:20 p.m.

August 14, 2014 1:00 am

Your Home Team Schedules

Aug. 7: Chicago Cubs @ Rockies, 2:10 p.m.; Chicago White Sox @ Mariners, 9:10 p.m.;  Gary Southshore Railcats @ Fargo-Moorehead Redhawks, 7:02 p.m.

August 07, 2014 1:00 am

Call your own shots with casino promotions

Casino destinations bank on cash drawings and merchandise promotions of one sort or another to drive in business. They can be a powerful lure …

August 07, 2014 1:00 am

Kid Picks with Philip Potempa for Aug. 7, 2014

Kid Picks with Philip Potempa for Aug. 7, 2014

Our monthly round-up of new children's media.

August 07, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Kim Kardashian takes over game world

Kim Kardashian takes over game world

Regardless of what you think about Kim Kardashian or the overwhelming amount of online games emerging, one thing is for sure, both have demons…

August 03, 2014 12:00 am

Talk of the Town: Joan Rivers doesn't hold back in new book or her everyday life

Talk of the Town: Joan Rivers doesn't hold back in new book or her everyday life

Even though comedienne Joan Rivers says it's no surprise Kim Kardashian and her sisters are among the favorite targets included in her new boo…

August 02, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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Birthday bash in Horseshoe's poker room

Birthday bash in Horseshoe's poker room

Horseshoe Casino Hammond is celebrating the anniversary of the grand opening of its $500 million casino and entertainment complex with a party…

July 31, 2014 1:00 am

Your Home Team Schedules

July 24: Chicago Cubs vs Padres, 7:05 pm; Chicago White Sox @ Twins, 7:10 pm;   Gary Southshore Railcats vs Sioux City Explorers, 7:05 pm

July 24, 2014 1:00 am

Penny slots dominate Illinois casino landscape

The Illinois Gaming Board’s latest monthly report, covering May 2014 financial statistics at the state’s 10 riverboat locations, reveals penny…

July 24, 2014 1:00 am

Quarter slots stand the test of time

Before the penny slot revolution captured the imagination (not to mention bankrolls) of average recreational gaming enthusiasts, quarter slots…

July 17, 2014 1:00 am

Your Home Team Schedules

July 18: Chicago Cubs @ D-backs, 8:40 pm; Chicago White Sox vs Astros, 7:10 pm; Gary Southshore Railcats vs Amarillo Sox, 7:10 pm

July 17, 2014 1:00 am

Your Home Team Schedules

July 10: Chicago Cubs @ Reds, 11:35 am; Chicago White Sox @ Red Sox, 3:05 pm;  Gary Southshore Railcats @ Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks, 12:30 pm

July 10, 2014 1:00 am

Betting the 'Don't' at craps has its advantages

Betting the 'Don't' at craps has its advantages

Have you ever seen a player smile when a blackjack dealer gets 21? I know that I never have.

July 10, 2014 1:00 am

Kid Picks with Philip Potempa for July 3, 2014

Kid Picks with Philip Potempa for July 3, 2014

Our monthly round-up of new children's media.

July 03, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Some Blackjack shopping tips

Because blackjack is the only casino table game in which skill can play an important role, casinos have done everything they possibly can thro…

June 26, 2014 1:00 am

Shelf Life: Experiencing authentic Chicago Blues

Shelf Life: Experiencing authentic Chicago Blues

Marcus Goldman, a successful young author albeit one currently suffering from writer's block, takes a journey to the village of Somerset, N.H.…

June 15, 2014 12:00 pm Photos

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Father and Son Life Lessons: New book and local signing event highlight Polish family life with a father's strict guidance

Father and Son Life Lessons: New book and local signing event highlight Polish family life with a father's strict guidance

Early on, in his new 176-page paperback book of his childhood stories, author Richard Post, who was raised in the Polish neighborhood of Chica…

June 15, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Questions enquiring slot players want to know

Is it possible for computer programs to control the speed of each reel on a slot machine?

June 12, 2014 2:00 am

Shelf Life: Author uses experience and history to put herself in others' shoes

Shelf Life: Author uses experience and history to put herself in others' shoes

Marcus Goldman, a successful young author albeit one currently suffering from writer's block, takes a journey to the village of Somerset, N.H.…

June 08, 2014 12:00 pm Photos

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Writer John Green on Hollywood and teen whispering

Writer John Green on Hollywood and teen whispering

When "The Fault in Our Stars" landed on bookshelves more than two years ago, John Green's enthusiasm was nonexistent for a screen version of h…

June 08, 2014 8:00 am

Belmont stakes puts 'horsepower' in gambling spotlight

Belmont stakes puts 'horsepower' in gambling spotlight

The Belmont Stakes puts thoroughbred horse racing in the gambling spotlight once again this Saturday when California Chrome bids to become the…

June 05, 2014 2:00 am

Kid Picks with Philip Potempa for June 5, 2014

Kid Picks with Philip Potempa for June 5, 2014

Our monthly round-up of new children's media.

June 05, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Shelf Life: Writer's block gives way to a plot full of twist and turns in New England

Shelf Life: Writer's block gives way to a plot full of twist and turns in New England

Marcus Goldman, a successful young author albeit one currently suffering from writer's block, takes a journey to the village of Somerset, N.H.…

June 01, 2014 12:00 pm Photos

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Classic win propels 'Fast Eddie' to Poker World Series

Classic win propels 'Fast Eddie' to Poker World Series

Edward “Fast Eddie” Ochana, who proved early on that he has what it takes to be a star in the competitive world of professional poker, won’t h…

May 29, 2014 2:00 am

Poet Maya Angelou dead at 86

Poet Maya Angelou dead at 86

NEW YORK (AP) — Maya Angelou was gratified, but not surprised by her extraordinary fortune.

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Book chronicles Memorial Day Massacre

Book chronicles Memorial Day Massacre

Police shot, clubbed and gassed striking steelworkers who were marching across a prairie to the Republic Steel mill in Hegewisch on May 30, 19…

May 24, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Slot Players: Don't forget about the tables

Visit any casino in Northwest Indiana or the Chicago-area and the evidence is clear: Slot machines, both the traditional reel variety and the …

May 22, 2014 2:00 am

Proper etiquette applies if you play craps

Craps, more than any other casino game, is filled with superstition. There are certain things you must do before you step up to the table to p…

May 15, 2014 2:00 am

Dylan's obsessed fans comprise strange subculture

Dylan's obsessed fans comprise strange subculture

A Bob Dylan obsession manifests itself in a variety of ways in "The Dylanologists: Adventures in the Land of Bob" by David Kinney.

May 13, 2014 12:00 am

The Poker Tournament Mania returns to Horseshoe

The Poker Tournament Mania returns to Horseshoe

POKER TOURNAMENT MANIA RETURNS TO HORSESHOE

May 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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