Monthly Archives: May 2015

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 Aaron Todd   Colossus attracts new faces to WSOP

LAS VEGAS — One of the primary goals of the World Series of Poker’s Colossus event, according to WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart, was to attract new players.Gary Breslauer (left) is all smiles as he gets underway on Day 1C. (photo by Aaron Todd)”Seven or eight years ago, (tournament entries) were two-thirds new players and one-third returning…
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 John Grochowski   Even Money Blackjack Payouts and Casino War

QUESTION: You have warned against playing blackjack when blackjacks pay only 6-5 because that increases the house edge. I assume that means you’d also warn against playing on machines where blackjack pays even money. What does that do to the house edge?I ask because I was playing on a dollar machine that had video poker, video keno, some slot…
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 Aaron Todd   Finding fun at the WSOPs Colossus

LAS VEGAS — My World Series of Poker Colossus experience lasted just under three hours, during which I played well for about two hours and 45 minutes and played really, really badly for the last 10.Such is the nature of no-limit Hold’em tournaments. All it takes is one or two bad mistakes — or bad beats — and you go from having a comfortable chip…
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 Martin R Baird   Presentation Skills Are a Must

For those of you who follow my columns regularly, you may think what you are about to read is a bit of a change from my usual guest experience focus. But by the time you reach the end, I think you will see how it all ties in.I participate in a lot of casino conferences and executive meetings, and I’m often surprised at how poorly important…
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 Richard N. Velotta   Nevada transit authority releases plans to reduce Las Vegas gridlock

A light-rail subway system beneath Las Vegas Boulevard is among the ambitious recommendations that have emerged from a transportation plan that has taken more than two years to complete.Another big-ticket project is a double-deck tunnel under McCarran International Airport to connect Russell Road east and west of the airport and possibly provide a…
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