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Statistician’s tips on increasing your odds at blackjack in Las Vegas

May 7th, 2017 · No Comments · Blackjack News

By Thomas Moore Michael Shackleford is a gambling aficionado and a mathematician. As the owner of  The Wizard of Odds website, the former actuary and adjunct professor of casino math at the UNLV has spent countless hours calculating the odds and figuring out strategies for most of the games in casinos in Las Vegas and […]

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Russians Engineer a Brilliant Slot Machine Cheat—And Casinos Have No Fix

February 24th, 2017 · No Comments · Blackjack News

by BRENDAN I. KOERNER IN EARLY JUNE 2014, accountants at the Lumiere Place Casino in St. Louis noticed that several of their slot machines had—just for a couple of days—gone haywire. The government-approved software that powers such machines gives the house a fixed mathematical edge, so that casinos can be certain of how much they’ll earn […]

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When high rollers get screwed over by Vegas Casinos, They call this guy

December 20th, 2016 · No Comments · Blackjack News

By MICHAEL KAPLAN There’s a breed of professional gambler known as advantage players. They employ perfectly legal methods — counting cards, tracking shuffles, peeking at the hole cards of sloppy dealers, etc. — to extract piles of money from casinos. And even though they’re breaking no laws, casino bosses despise them. Sometimes they treat these […]

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To reverse fortune of table games, stop squeezing the players, experts say

November 30th, 2016 · No Comments · Blackjack News

By Thomas Moore – Las Vegas Sun In the early ’80s, a battle was fought and lost in the casinos of Las Vegas and Atlantic City. The result, said two experts at the Cutting Edge Table games conference being held at the Flamingo Las Vegas this week, was that slot machines won the high ground […]

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NHL Hires Gambling Watchdog Ahead of Vegas Move

September 5th, 2016 · No Comments · Blackjack News

by Scott Soshnick As it prepares to inaugurate a team in Las Vegas, the National Hockey League has hired a monitor to watch for suspicious gambling activity, which can be an early warning of cheating in the sport. Financial terms of the contract with sports data company Sportradar AG weren’t disclosed. It’s the latest U.S. […]

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