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Casino City Gang: Going over the poker cliffCasino City Gang: Going over the poker cliff
Casino City's Vin Narayanan and Aaron Todd discuss the prospects for federal online poker legislation in the U.S. in 2013. And one of them is significantly more pessimistic than the other. They also talk about Zynga's pursuit of real-money gaming in the U.K. and Aaron's gambling resolutions for 2013. And they pick this weekend's NFL playoff games against the spread.  read more
Top-10 New Year's gambling resolutions for 2013Top-10 New Year's gambling resolutions for 2013
The New Year is a great time to start fresh, and Casino City's Aaron Todd has 10 gambling resolutions he hopes to keep this year, including spending a day at the track.  read more
Poll: 27 percent of Americans support regulating online gamingPoll: 27 percent of Americans support regulating online gaming
The poll also found that 60 percent of men support legal sports betting, while only 43 percent of women support it.  read more



Happy New Year from 7Spins Casino

The casino is kicking off 2013 with a Happy New Year 2013 Tournament worth $50k.  read more

Splitting eights against 10s does make sense

Splitting eights against 10s in blackjack is one of those blackjack axioms that many players practice, but don't necessarily understand. Gaming expert Al Krigman explains the rationale.  read more

Combining bets can't reduce the house edge in craps

Players are always looking for ways to drive down the house edge. But as John Grochowski explains, combining bets isn't the answer. There's just no way to "reduce the overall house edge below that of the best bet in the combination."  read more

Tracking the blackjack odds through a shoe

Al Krigman explains how the house edge shifts in blackjack as a shoe is dealt. And he shows his work on the math.  read more

Doing the math on Let It Ride

There are a few different ways to calculate the house edge for Let It Ride. John Grochowski explains his preferred method, and why the game carries a 3.5 percent of one bet house edge.  read more

Baccarat ties that bind

John Grochowski explains why baccarat is a great game if you are wise enough to avoid the tie bet.  read more

Should you toss a buck on longshots?

Al Krigman explores the possibility that the high rewards of long shot bets are a potential factor that could outweigh their otherwise unattractive odds.  read more



The Reel Life: Approved names edition

A 15-year-girl in Iceland is suing to get her name on the "approved names" list in Iceland. Yes, Iceland has a list of "approved names" for people. We hope she wins. If not, we hope her mom hits one of the big Microgaming progressive jackpots.  read more



HPT final tables move from six to nine

The Heartland Poker Tour will be going to nine-handed televised final table play starting this season. For the HPT's first eight seasons, the televised final tables had six players.  read more



Gossip Bingo announces Celebrity Makeover promotion for 2013

Tickets for this Gossip Bingo exclusive will be up for pre-sale starting Jan. 6th.  read more
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