Category: offline casinos

Mafia impact on Las Vegas in early years
Categories: gambling history, offline casinos 20 May 2020 627
Reading 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...

MIT Blackjack Team - blackjack card counting
Categories: blackjack, offline casinos 12 Jul 2020 1088
Reading 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 16 Jun 2020 1888
Reading 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...