Posted on Mar 29, 2011 under Technical Note |
No wonder there have been no comments here recently. That feature on this blog doesn’t seem to be working. Hold those important thoughts, however. Just as soon as it is fixed, I’ll let you know.
On another technical note: I will never be an electronics expert, and I am forced to learn more technical stuff than I really care about. However, I finally broke down and bought a smart phone (a Droid) Read more… »
Posted on Mar 27, 2011 under Video Poker |
Hummmm…. I really thought you all would give me some help with some hints on how to keep on the good side of casinos as long as possible. Okay, I’ll just have to rack my own brain. Read more… »
Posted on Mar 23, 2011 under Casino Policy, Video Poker |
I promised that I would write about some of the things skilled VP players could do that MIGHT keep them out of the cross-hairs of casinos desperate to pump up their bottom line. But I find that this is a hard subject to tackle. For one reason, skilled players vary so much in their goals, from the very few full-time professionals who have no other income to the more casual players who just want to have a fun hobby that doesn’t cost too much – and everyone in-between those two groups. Read more… »
Posted on Mar 21, 2011 under Non-gambling Activities |
Over the ending of the 5-year HBO series “Big Love.” I am a writer and routinely look for foreshadowing – but this one hit me unexpectedly – right in the gut. Read more… »
Posted on Mar 20, 2011 under Health |
The medical profession in Las Vegas, that is! Read more… »
Posted on Mar 16, 2011 under Taxes |
The Las Vegas Review-Journal recently published an article about a new tax ruling for professional gamblers. It is always big news when the IRS decides something in the FAVOR of gamblers! Read more… »
Posted on Mar 13, 2011 under Casino Policy, Video Poker |
Last week I gave some examples of disturbing countermeasures casinos are taking against skilled video poker players. Brother, did the Comments section fire up! I didn’t name names because I usually talk about general trends players should know about so they can watch for them in any casino where they play. However, you can check out the Comments if you want some names. Read more… »
Posted on Mar 10, 2011 under Taxes |
The short segment I just finished on the radio show “Playing with an Edge” barely skimmed the surface of the very complex subject of gambling and taxes. Obviously if you want more information you might want to read the book Tax Help for Gamblers. As well as the Web sites mentioned on the show where you can order the hard copy, you can go to the LVA store to download the e-Book.
Many players have asked for recommended tax preparers who understand gambling issues. These are two good ones I want to mention because they are gamblers themselves. Read more… »
Posted on Mar 08, 2011 under Media Appearances, Taxes |
Thursday, March 10, on the 7 p.m. weekly radio show “Gambling With an Edge,” I will be talking with Bob Dancer and Frank Kneeland about tax issues for gamblers. My segment will probably start around 7:15 p.m.
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Posted on Mar 07, 2011 under Casino Policy, Video Poker |
For years I have said, “I’m not at war with the casinos but I am fighting the casino edge.” So I have spoken and written about playing smarter so you reduce this edge. This will allow you to stretch your gambling bankroll to provide more entertainment that casinos provide – and for the overwhelming majority of casino customers, this it their goal. Read more… »