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...

Probability guarantees nothing

Dear Mark: Every so often we hear about someone winning the lottery or hitting the grand prize on a progressive slot machine, but these...

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...

Breaking the Bank

Dear Mark: I have never seen you answer this question, so I wanted to send it to you. Through your column, I now know...

Anatomy of a Beat Down

Dear Mark: Terrific column last week, Breaking the Bank, especially the portion on Don Johnson’s take down of three Atlantic City casinos at blackjack. I...

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....

Does the Man with the Golden Arm exist?

Dear Mark: I am an avid craps player. My usual game is a Pass line bet with full odds plus one or two Come...

Did a crappy thing happen on the crap table?

Dear Mark: I will try to keep this as short as possible. Where I play, the Crap table offers what is called a Fire...

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...

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