Using stereotypes to say “women are this way and men are that way” in today’s political climate is a formula guaranteed to generate multiple negative comments. Rightfully so. There is very little interesting where you can say that every female (or every male) is a certain way. There are always exceptions. With that said, there […]
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I’m glad my articles are now posted on the GamblingWithAnEdge.com website. That provides a forum and often people take the time to respond to what I’ve said — or to comment on other responses. A while ago somebody posted there, “Is it wrong to see someone drop money and you don’t tell them?” I want […]
Sydney Phillips, a 7th-grader at St. Theresa’s private Catholic school in New Jersey, wanted to play on the boys basketball team after the girls team was discontinued. After the school said no, Sydney’s dad sued. So the school just expelled Sydney, and her sister, too, via a snotty letter! Unfair! Am I the only one […]
On Saturday January 28th 2017 the 21st annual Blackjack Ball was held. Bob will be writing an article next week with the full details of all that went on at the Ball, but I wanted to post this video of a brief speech by Dr Ed Thorp. Dr. Thorp is busy with a promotional tour […]
As I mentioned last week, Bonnie and I recently cruised the Mexican Riviera. One purpose of the trip was so that Bonnie could rest. She had a fall not so long ago, straining some muscles and tendons in her back, and the doctors have said the best thing for her is to rest and to […]
I remember when I first noticed it. About 10 years ago my friend Minnie (who has lived in Las Vegas for 40 years) had a meeting at Mandalay Bay. She was running late, and pulled into valet. The valet said, “Are you staying in the hotel?” She said, “No, just here for a meeting.” “I’m […]
Millennials are not much interested in slots. They play table games at about the same rate as older gamblers, but half as much on slots. They would be more interested if there were either a skill component, or more social aspect.
I was having my morning bagel at the coffee shop when I saw two boys sitting at a table waiting on their parents, who were in line. The older boy was 7 or 8 years old, and he was teaching some card game to his little brother, who looked 4 years old, 5 max.
Check out the latest feature for the NY Post by gambling writer Michael Kaplan, that delves deep into what he describes as the “seedy the world underground NY poker clubs” and which provides some interesting insights into an exclusive, high stakes gambling subculture that exists like a parallel universe, invisible other than to those who […]
This likely will be a one-off column. It’s not about video poker. For me it’s not even about gambling, although I did make a few bucks betting on it. For me it’s about some kid I’ve known about for 20 years, who lives only a few miles from me, competing in the Rio Olympics in […]