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Absolute Beginners Guide to Enjoying Casinos

Travelzoo | Posted 04.10.2015 | Travel
Travelzoo

I'm frugal with my disposable income, and I never understood the appeal of sitting in a smoky, windowless space, throwing away perfectly good money and -- more often than not -- getting nothing in return.

How to Do Vegas Like a Pro

WHERE | Posted 03.19.2015 | Travel
WHERE

We really wish that, on our first visit, someone had told us not to walk all the way from the Bellagio to the MGM Grand -- sure, it doesn't LOOK far, but a couple of blocks in and you'll wonder what made you do it.

10 Unique Ways To Spend Your Spring Break

Uloop | Posted 03.18.2015 | College
Uloop

Spring break is practically upon us, and those of us that live to procrastinate still have absolutely no clue what we're going to do.

How Casinos Know That You Are Counting Cards

Quora | Posted 03.12.2015 | Money
Quora

It comes in levels. They have a lot of tools against card counting and I've experienced many to most firsthand. At the end you just get banned from the casino, or banned from table games. No, there is no backroom, unless you play somewhere you shouldn't be playing in the first place.

Build Loyalty -- The Cost -- $00.00

David Kanegis | Posted 04.20.2015 | Business
David Kanegis

Remember your customers are humans just like you. They want the most and the best for what they are paying. Within the bounds of your bottom line -- give it to them.

The Rose Fades: Las Vegas

Sandra Ramos O’Briant | Posted 03.29.2015 | Fifty
Sandra Ramos O’Briant

My lover flew us in his private plane to Las Vegas. A limo delivered us to whichever casino was comping our current trip: the Riviera, the Flamingo, the Stardust or the Sands.

The Real Johnny Ola: Vincent "Jimmy Blue Eyes" Alo

Meyer Lansky II | Posted 02.13.2015 | Books
Meyer Lansky II

Carole Cortland Russo, Jimmy and Flo Alo's niece who was raised by the couple, is finishing a biography about her uncle. Carole was Jimmy's constant companion in his later years, and cared for him until the end of his life.

Las Vegas and the Global Casino We Call Wall Street

Rebecca Solnit | Posted 02.01.2015 | Politics
Rebecca Solnit

Maybe death, pleasure, security, and risk are the products of this region. The risk: One day driving down the Strip about a decade ago, I realized that every hotel tower, every fountain, and every chandelier was largely paid for by losing bets. I understood for the first time what gambling really means.

Advantage Players May Be At A Disadvantage

Adam Banner | Posted 01.14.2015 | Crime
Adam Banner

Is advantage play, such as card counting, really cheating, or is it just working the system? Should a casino be allowed to withhold winnings from someone simply because he or she is a skilled player with a talent that sets him or her apart from the other players?

True Expectations: Catskill Casinos Mean Jobs, Period.

Steven Kurlander | Posted 01.12.2015 | New York
Steven Kurlander

Once upon a time, there was a popular slogan in the Catskills that summed up the reason why most residents living the antithesis of the American Dream in the region favored the building of casinos in the once renown resort area.

Impossible Goals and My Quest to Lose 175 Pounds

Don McNay | Posted 01.01.2015 | Business
Don McNay

Some people think aiming to lose 175 pounds is insane. For me, it is the only way to get there. When I've set "impossible" goals in a business setting, I've always made them. I get excited and motivated. Small goals don't interest me at all.

Taming TABOR

Joel Judd | Posted 12.23.2014 | Denver
Joel Judd

Talking about taming TABOR. Last month Colorado's economists projected a 2016 TABOR surplus. This provokes alarm in some and delight in others while ...

How Vegas Casinos Get You Hooked

Quora | Posted 11.10.2014 | Travel
Quora

No windows in the gambling areas. You cannot track time if you cannot see out, and the lighting is consistent indoors.

Privacy Is Dead and We Might As Well Get Used to It

Don McNay | Posted 11.09.2014 | Business
Don McNay

No matter how hard I work to protect my privacy, my emails, my spending habits and the fact that I have seen several movies starring Scarlett Johansson, someone out there knows about it.

How to Reuse a Casino

Chloe Taft | Posted 11.08.2014 | Business
Chloe Taft

Multinational casino corporations are leaving town for more profitable business opportunities elsewhere. Adapting closed resorts could address the inequalities that plague many American cities by converting luxury hotels into affordable housing.

Horses

Peter Himmelman | Posted 11.01.2014 | Arts
Peter Himmelman

I climb the stairs and unlock the deadbolts. There is sunlight glinting off what appear to be diamonds on the floor, hundreds of them. I soon realize they're just bits of glass. Some asshole shot out my window again last night.

The Corruption Beneath Cuomo's Casino Push

Zephyr Teachout | Posted 11.02.2014 | New York
Zephyr Teachout

The way Governor Cuomo handled the casino referendum was shameful. He let his private interests and the interests of his donors trump the interests of New York. As governor, I would pass strong campaign finance laws that would halt the dirty quid-pro-quo of Albany politics.

Vegas, Baby! (Well, Minus Our Babies)

Marco Gonzalez | Posted 10.18.2014 | Parents
Marco Gonzalez

After zipping by that line and getting inside, I made my way up to the bar. What?! $15 for a watered-down Jack and Coke? Good thing my wife's feet were killing her in those five-inch heels because she was ready to go. Yep, we were in there for a whole 15 minutes. Good times.

The Casino of CFD Trading

Thaddeus McCarthy | Posted 10.12.2014 | Business
Thaddeus McCarthy

People should remember that their CFD provider is not on their side. The provider is actually operating with opposite motives.

Booing at Bingo

Fiona Finn | Posted 09.21.2014 | Money
Fiona Finn

Yesterday my twenty-four year old son sent me a message via Facebook about a local woman who won over $976,000 on a casino slot machine.

Ticket to a New York Casino License Is on the Chinatown Bus

Chloe Taft | Posted 09.01.2014 | New York
Chloe Taft

What's left unsaid is that unparalleled sources of casino revenue come, in particular, from New York's Chinatowns. Industry strategists firmly believe Asian gamblers have a higher propensity for wagering large sums of money.

Why Customer Surveys Might Not Be Accurate

Brad Wheelis | Posted 08.12.2014 | Business
Brad Wheelis

It might be best for management to survey customers, look over the results and take company-wide actions to make service improvements.

4 Casino Perks That Even Non-Gamblers Will Love

Shermans Travel | Posted 07.13.2014 | Travel
Shermans Travel

Let's take a look at what other casinos are doing to stand out from the pack.

The Inside Story Of The Mega-Resort That Changed Las Vegas Forever

Vegas Seven | Posted 05.07.2014 | Travel

25 years ago, Steve Wynn was busily creating a new kind of resort. This is the tale of the alchemy–and the crazy risk–that changed the Strip forev...

What the F*ck Is Pachinko?

Off Track Planet | Posted 05.05.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

Pachinko is basically a tricked-out version of pinball, with the game play area mounted vertically in front of the player (so that pachinko junkies can keep at it longer than if they were hunched over a horizontal machine).