Pickin’ from the folder marked “I Must Put this in my Blog Sometime.”:
From Henry Tamburin, BJ Guru: “We just published a Kindle edition of Legends of Blackjack: True Stories of Players Who Crushed the Casinos, by Kevin Blackwood and Larry Barker. The retail price is only $9.99 for the Kindle edition which you can order at Amazon.com. The book is a great read because it contains the names of some of the legends who beat the game and the true stories on how they did it, as well as the names and contributions of the legends who contributed to the winning strategies many players use today. Unfortunately, many young players don’t know who these legends are, but now they can, by reading LOB.”
From the Casino Comps forum (subscribe at firstname.lastname@example.org , in a thread about the best gifts people received from a casino: “I’d say the son we had 9 months after we stayed [in a comped room] at the MGM Grand.”
Addressing a question from a reader about whether we ever had addicted gamblers in our families: Fortunately, neither Brad nor I have seen this kind of problem in a relative. Most present family members gamble little or none, although some may do a bit of recreational gambling when they come visit us in Las Vegas. My daughter Angela, the Frugal Princess, and my sister Starr, who now lives in Vegas, are the only two who have studied video poker and can play skillfully.
This is a super good quote for people who read casino offers: “Do you know the difference between education and experience? Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don’t.” -Pete Seeger
I love this idea: “Vegas resorts get new places on Monopoly game board.”
The Palms has created a new space on the casino floor, next to the poker room, called the “Slot Emporium,” with a wide variety of slots – and a few VP machines – that offer prizes in addition to top jackpots. These special bonus prizes include an Xbox 360, a Harley-Davidson, iPads, MacBooks, Nikon cameras, designer purses, gift cards and more.