I just passed the 10-year anniversary of my six-month-long million dollar net profit run. I wrote a book about it (Million Dollar Video Poker), and it’s still prominently mentioned on my website. Whenever I’m interviewed by somebody, I’m called the guy who won a million bucks. While that particular six months is clearly part of […]
I recently finished reading Getting More by Stuart Diamond. It is a book that teaches negotiation skills. I have read many other books in this general genre, but I believe Diamond’s book is the best.
On a recent cruise, we left Miami on a Saturday (Eastern Time zone) and our first port of call was Costa Maya, Mexico (Central Time zone) on Monday. Sure enough, to make sure that “ship time” matched the time on land, in our “Freestyle Daily” newsletter for Sunday it told us to move our clocks […]
Let’s say you decide to go out and play video poker for three hours later today. What should be your focus? I’ve asked this question to many players and the most common answer is that they are focused on winning. In my opinion, that’s 100% the wrong answer. Winning should be far down the list […]
The Smart Money, by Michael Konik, is a sports betting memoir by one of my favorite gambling writers.
On Tuesday, February 15, (Happy Birthday to me!), at 1 p.m., I’ll begin another 10-week semester of free video poker classes at South Point. This is my eighth semester at this casino, and perhaps my 50th semester since I began teaching classes in 1997.
I have decided to become a radio personality when I grow up. And I decided to grow up starting this Thursday at 7 p.m. on 1230 AM in Las Vegas. What happens in Vegas no longer stays there, because we’ll be talking about it on our show.
About fifty years ago Johnny Carson and Ed McMahon had an afternoon television show entitled “Who Do You Trust?” I remember years later Johnny saying that correct grammar would have been “Whom Do You Trust?” I’m going to trust that Johnny was correct.
The M recently held a 2-week-long point invitational challenge. I ended up winning it, but that is not what this column is about.
I played at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas between 1999 and 2001, when I was severely restricted due to my success at video poker. (It was Shirley’s fault, really. She’s the one who hit the $400,000 royal flush.) During this time, MGM became “MGM Mirage” due to its merger with several Mirage corporation properties. […]