Category: offline casinos

The player secret of a Vegas whale
Categories: blackjack, documentary, offline casinos, video Posted on: 16 Apr 2020 394 0

The player secret of a Vegas whale

Trish Regan takes you inside a Las Vegas high roller's underground world that wins millions at the casinos - and shows how the gambling industry could be more beatable than you thought. Know how one gambler turned himself from a mediocre card player to the man who brought the house...

Mafia impact on Las Vegas in early years
Categories: gambling history, offline casinos Posted on: 20 May 2020 526 0
Estimate reading time time: 14 min, 2674 words

Mafia impact on Las Vegas in early years

In 1829, an 18 year-old Mexican scout for the Antonio Armijo Trading Caravan was tasked with finding a new trade route to Los Angeles from Santa Fe, New Mexico. He came onto an oasis in the desert in his search. Brigham Young ordered 30 missionaries to construct a fort in...

Benny Binion - gambling legend and convicted criminal
Categories: gambling history, live poker, offline casinos Posted on: 25 Jun 2020 542 0
Estimate reading time time: 13 min, 2443 words

Benny Binion - gambling legend and convicted criminal

Lester Ben Binion (November 20, 1904 - December 25, 1989) was an American gambling legend, career criminal, and convicted assassin who set up illegal gambling operations in the Texas city of Dallas-Fort Worth. He would later move to Nevada, where gambling was legal, and in downtown Las Vegas open the...

MIT Blackjack Team - blackjack card counting
Categories: blackjack, offline casinos Posted on: 12 Jul 2020 802 0
Estimate reading time time: 5 min, 1036 words

MIT Blackjack Team - blackjack card counting

While card counting has been around for a very long time, it was only in 1979 that the very first group of students was created, after a professional blackjack player approached them. What made it possible was the fact that a new law was passed by the New Jersey Control...

Video poker bug: John Kane & Andre Nestor story
Categories: cheating, offline casinos Posted on: 16 Jun 2020 1027 0
Estimate reading time time: 8 min, 1504 words

Video poker bug: John Kane & Andre Nestor story

In the summer of 2009, John Kane appeared in the Silverton Casino in Las Vegas. He sat down in a video poker game known as Game King, and six minutes later he won a jackpot worth $4,300. So what, huh? That is luck! Well, this is not quite so. He'd...