Can a computer beat a game that is built on lost bets?

Dear Mark: A book review in the Wall Street Journal appears to claim that a computer can win at Roulette. This doesn’t appear to...

Video blackjack machines thwart counters

Dear Mark: In last week’s column you mentioned that it was impossible to count cards on a continuous shuffle machine. Can you instead count...

The quicker you go, the behinder you get

Dear Mark: If a card counter has an advantage over the casino, wouldn’t it be to their advantage to have more hands per hour...

IRS proposes altering slot machine reporting requirements

Dear Mark: If the automatic W2-G reporting on a slot machine is for a jackpot of $1,200, does that hold true for higher-denomination machines...

Progressively riding your streak

Dear Mark: My brother-in-law swears that after every second win, you double your bet. He says you are keeping the first win after raising...

‘Loose slots’ aren’t necessarily a good bet

Dear Mark: In your recent article you told a reader that “there is no magic switch that’s flipped from some secret location” to get...

Gamblers are shunning tightfisted slots

Dear Mark: In your column “I’ve Been Everywhere,” you wrote about all the casino destinations that you have visited over the years. Did you...

Antiperspirants, anyone?

Dear Mark: I love the El Cortez in Las Vegas that you lauded last week, except for one thing: They sure do sweat the money....

Math trumps kitchen table consensus

Dear Mark: This is not a question, but an observation about people. I was invited to play with a group of old-timers, mostly retired or...

Change only happens when customers demand it

Dear Mark: After reading some of your recent columns about gambling in the Detroit Free Press after a recent trip to Vegas, I thought...

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