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The top 5 scariest things you’ll see in Las Vegas

Happy Halloween! It’s my favorite holiday, and not just because I get to dress up in clothes I would never be caught dead in on a normal workday (I’m looking at you, naughty nurse costume). Kidding. I wouldn’t be caught dead in that costume either. I’m going as a sultry maid. Anyway, this isn’t about what I’m wearing for Halloween. And it’s not even about what other people are wearing.…

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WSOP bracelet winner accused of cheating at online poker

Ever wonder if the online poker player you’re going head-to-head is real? Not fake as in some sort of bot. But fake as in an account set up by someone with the goal of cheating? When I’ve played online before, I’ve wondered that myself: especially when playing my cards textbook-perfect only to be smacked out of a hand by a true donkey that seemingly got lucky. Poker sites are supposed…

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Greatest Casino Scams Part 3

Last week, Laura brought to light a couple historic scams that deserved to be in the spotlight. Seriously, who even thinks of opening a slot machine right in front of everyone right there in the casino? Also, never, never take on as an accomplice someone who doesn’t have the smarts to act enthusiastic when winning $100,000, to not have proper identification and most of all, not hide every piece of…

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How a pair of gamblers exploited a computer bug and lost

Have you ever found a computer bug in an app that drives you crazy? Maybe it leads to your smartphone crashing. Maybe it causes a game you’re playing to freeze up. Maybe the graphics get a bit pixelated until you perform another action. Whatever the bug is, it’s probably a nuisance. But what if you discovered a bug in a piece of casino software? And what if that bug could…

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Greatest Casino Scams Part 2

This week we began our three-part segment on history’s greatest casino scams to go along with the CoolCat Clue promotion. To recapitulate, what Erik wrote about dice sliding, which is the special dice throwing technique with the purpose of narrowing odds, he wrote about switching cards in blackjack, he wrote about the baccarat scam in Australia, and he wrote about the highly technological and remarkable Ritz Roulette scam. The fact…

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