Do you like to try something before you buy it? Here is something for all of you who like to study about gambling in order to increase your knowledge and thus perhaps increase your bankroll. Although the title of this resource contains the word “blackjack,” you also will find video poker information and general gambling topics. Read more… »
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First a message from Brad: He wants to send a big thank-you for all the best wishes that keep coming his way since he celebrated his 80th birthday in January. He says he’s not sure he will make it to 90, but he is certainly going to try since I have promised/threatened to kill him if he doesn’t!
Reaching this landmark birthday has, not surprising, seen Brad and me talking a lot about what Las Vegas will be like in the future for us personally, particularly our involvement in casino life. Read more… »
I would like to recommend a 2-part article by Frank Kneeland, recounting his interview with Dr. William G. McCown on the subject of “Problem Gambling Prevention.” Dr. McCown is considered one of the foremost researchers into pathological gambling in the country. Read more… »
I want to recommend a new book by my friend, Barney Vinson. The Big Spin is fiction but I have often heard Barney talk about his experiences working in casinos down through the years, so I know that this a true-to-life story. It is a tale of the old Vegas, showing the glitz and glamor side at the top but with a dark underbelly of mob influence, crime, and a mortal struggle for those at the bottom.
If you like to read about how Vegas life used to be Read more… »
Las Vegas Real Estate: “Investors still buying, but home prices keep dropping. ” We had been seeing the housing market here in Las Vegas sink lower and lower for 3 years, but had resisted the temptation to invest in any real estate no matter how much it seemed like a super bargain. Too old, we thought, to take on the hassle of being a landlord. However, this last July an opportunity came up that we just couldn’t refuse. Read more… »