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Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Gambling Addiction

In the field of literature, Russian writer Fyodor Dostoevsky is known for being one of the great psychological writers in history. His works give great insight about the complexities and contradictions of the human condition and the constant battle between our rational and emotional components. But, many people are unaware of Dostoevsky’s connection to the gambling world. During his tumultuous life, the writer battled a gambling addiction to the game…

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Two states, two cheating Blackjack dealers

It turns out that it’s not just Ben Affleck that casinos need to have their eye on at the Blackjack tables. There’s an arrest warrant out for Breana Lewis, a New Orleans Blackjack dealer who is wanted by state police for cheating Harrah’s out of tens of thousands of dollars. According to State Police and Harrah’s, Breana Lewis paid out losing bets to the tune of $32,022.50. She wasn’t just…

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Best Casinos in Latin America

I love to bet when I travel overseas. Getting the chance to travel to exotic destinations, relax by a pool or a beach, play against fresh and unlikely competitors, and win money sounds like my idyllic vacation trip. Right now, my eyes are set on Latin America for my next gambling vacation. I cannot wait until I get to visit one or more of the swanky casinos that are at…

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Fun casino games to avoid if you want to win BIG

The next time you set foot in a casino and are drawn like a moth to a flame to a game that seems impossible to lose, think twice before dropping your chips on the felt. There are three casino games that really are quite entertaining to play, but honestly, are the worst games to make big money, assuming you don’t know what you’re doing. If you’re looking to have fun,…

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Does the World Series of Poker need better security?

Travel to any major sporting event in the world and you’ll find athletes staying at hotels. If it’s the Olympics, security is a big deal. Even now, as the San Antonio Spurs try to end the Miami Heat’s championship win streak, security at the hotels in each city will be tight. But when it comes to playing poker, that’s not the case. As thousands of people descend on the Rio…

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