It was early summer 1950 at Vance Air Force Base. There was a little discussion about increasing action in Korea but more chatter about the free beer for the soldiers there. One of Brad’s buddies threw down the gauntlet, “Hey Scott, I bet you don’t have the guts to go with me to volunteer for duty in Korea.” Read more… »
Archives for April, 2011
Although spending 10-12 hours a day in the San Antonio, Texas summer sun wouldn’t appeal to most people, Brad loved every minute of basic training at Lackland Air Force base: the punishing exercise sessions, the regimented marching everywhere you went, the constant screaming of the tough DI. It was just the challenging life this strong and healthy and enthusiastic 17-year-old had pictured since he had played with toy soldiers in his childhood sandbox. Read more… »
Bob Dancer, with some help from Frank Kneeland, recently wrote a three-part series on this subject. You can read it here in another section of this LVA site.
They covered the subject well, mentioning some of the factors that cause stress Read more… »
Don’t blow it all on gas,groceries and keno.
I don’t know how to respond to this comment. Is it a joke? Or, has this person never read any of my books Read more… »
Today’s mail contained a nice surprise for us – a check for $4,693.71 from the wonderful state of Indiana! I had just about given up on ever seeing any of the Indiana tax (3.4%) that was withheld from every $1200+ jackpot we hit in 2009 on a two-day visit to the Horseshoe in Hammond. We were extremely lucky that trip, but when you are playing $1 Fifty-Play, you will get a lot of W-2G’s and that gross total certainly won’t mean that this was your net win. Read more… »
Funny how well you get to know some people in cyberspace even if you have never met them in person. My guest on the blog today is one of those people. I became acquainted with Mickey Crimm on the video poker forum vpFREE and have been fascinated with the details of his colorful life. Mickey has always been a “ramblin’ man” and when he took up gambling about twenty years ago, his ramblin’ didn’t stop – it just made him very successful – and has provided some very entertaining gambling stories. Read more… »
Well, not exactly – but recently we mingled with some of the relatives of notorious mob figures at the VIP Preview Party at the Las Vegas Mob Experience, a museum that has just opened in the Tropicana Hotel and Casino.
I am not a good person to review museums. Read more… »
I appreciate all the valuable input since the Comment feature has been working again. I believe many of you will find kernels of information there that will help you with your goal of improving your gambling results. And, of course, I welcome even more comments on the recent subjects.
Concerning the subject of whether “advantage players” are “ruining” things for the casual gambler Read more… »
So those comments on my blog subjects you have been wanting to share – bring them on!
Did you know that Popeye has a casino connection? Popeye made his first appearance in the comic strip in 1929, as one of the men hired by Castor Oyl (Olive Oyl’s older brother) to crew a ship in a plot to rob a casino. Read more… »