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...

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...

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...

‘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...

Pilarski has left the building

Dear Dad: I am getting a little jammed up here with work. Any chance you can lend a helping hand? Your son, Nicholas    Today‪ I must...

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....

Card counting is NOT cheating, but…

Dear Mark: When it comes to blackjack, why is counting cards considered a form of cheating? I look at it as someone who is...

Buyer beware

Dear Mark: I have heard, although not seen, that certain casinos offer different commissions on a 4 and 10 buy bet. Of three casinos...

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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