John G. Brokopp
A good number of years ago a woman filed a $10 million class-action lawsuit against Detroit casinos claiming the bonus spin feature on Wheel of Fortune slot machines is programmed to pay off an abundance of lower awards.
Have you ever taken that special someone on a casino date? It certainly could be an exciting way to spend some time together. After all, not too many years ago the only way to experience Las Vegas style action was Las Vegas itself!
The classic board game of Monopoly has sold more than 200 million copies worldwide during its 77-year history.
Here are some points to remember when playing craps.
Have you ever fallen into the trap of playing a slot machine longer than you had intended? In all likelihood, it happened because you were waiting for "just one more bonus round" on one of the video games that have taken over casino floors nationwide.
Casino floors both in the Chicago-area and in gambling jurisdictions nationwide are dominated by video slots that feature multi-line, multi-coin games with bonus features and interactive capabilities that give gamblers a playing experience the old generation of machines just can’t match.
We all know what we're up against when we play the slots: A computer program that guarantees a profit for the casino.
Visit any casino in the Chicago-area and the evidence is clear: Slot machines, both the traditional reel variety and the new wave of multi-line video version, dominate the gaming inventory.
If you've ever had the desire to learn the gambling world's most colorful "foreign language" and read delightful anecdotes connected with it, there's an old gambling book you should look up.
It's important for casino goers to be prepared when tax season rolls along if you have gambling winnings to report.
• There are many reasons for slot players to learn how to play video poker, but one of the very best is the transparency of video poker games.
Using strategy implies you are seeking to gain an advantage that hopefully will lead to victory. If that's the case, there is no strategy for playing the slots.
It is estimated anywhere from 10 to 15 million Americans play poker for money online in spite of the fact the activity falls under the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act which former President George W. Bush signed into law in October 2006.
It is a well known fact in gambling circles that blackjack players who adhere to the principles of basic strategy can keep the house advantage on the game hovering well under two percent, making it one of the best games to play.
The slot machines of today are not the ones your mother and father played. They're not even the ones we played 10 years ago.
The 2010 Global Gaming Expo, held this week in Las Vegas, was an opportunity for gaming manufacturing companies from around the world to showcase their new line of products.
My task was simple and straightforward: Prepare an article about good gambling etiquette.
Officers from the Chicago Police Department are always there when you need them. Now is your opportunity to step up when they need you.
The final table of nine remaining from among the 7,319 participants who entered the $10,000 No–Limit Texas Hold'em World Championship at the 41st annual World Series of Poker held earlier this year is finally here.
There is no strategy for playing slot machines. No matter what you do, you are destined to lose over the long run in a direct proportion to how long, how often, and how much you play.
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