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Can Del Potro derail Djokovic charge?

Former US Open winner Juan Martin Del Potro and Novak Djokovic have the chance to make history this afternoon at the French Open – Djokovic is just one game away from drawing level with John McEnroe’s record 42-game unbeaten streak  while Del Potro is just one win away from becoming the man who was able […]

Expanded Gambling in Illinois? Could Happen. Legislators Re-Examining Current Laws

For years I’ve been talking about how states, formerly against gambling, are legalizing casinos for one  reason only: MONEY. States need money. So why not allow people who WANT TO GAMBLE the opportunity to do so? Take the great state of Illinois. Lawmakers may take yet another look at expanding gambling across Illinois, and this […]

O’Brien claims first classic win

Joseph O’Brien rode to his first classic win as Roderic O’Connor carried him victory in the Abu Dhabi Irish 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh. Two days shy of his 18th birthday, O’Brien was well clear of the chasing pack when pre-race favourite Dubawi Gold made a startling charge from last to an eventual second place […]

Monopoly on a Roll

We can all conjure up memories of our childhood and for many of us they will involve sitting around the table playing board games with the family. Maybe this is why software developers have created a series of online slots and casino games based on our childhood memories. Another hook to drag our drooling mouths […]

No Nudity…Or Gambling in Garden Grove City, Council Says

Well, this news item comes courtesy of a friend who lives in Orange County, Ca. He sent me an email saying the local city council voted 4-0 to ban arcade machines, exposed breasts and smoking at local Vietnamese coffeehouses. It was an amendment to an existing ordinance, which among other things, will ban arcade machines, […]

Baccarat – The History of Baccarat

There is a tale that an Italian gambler named Felix Falguirein first invented the game of Baccarat and it was first played with a deck of Tarot cards. Baccarat means zero in both French and Italian and is believed to have its origins in Italy, but was introduced into France during the reign of Charles […]

People Want to Gamble. Why Can’t State Legislators Give Us What We Want?

There is a debate ongoing in Minnesota about having more gambling options. Fine. I am all for debate. Minnesota residents seem to be for having more gambling options. That’s the finding of a new poll by the Star Tribune Minnesota, a daily newspaper, in which 72% of Minnesota residents said they would like to end the […]

Animal Kingdom takes Kentucky Derby

Animal Kingdom ran home the winner in the 137th Kentucky Derby after a strong finish left him a length clear of runner up Nehro. In front of a record Derby crowd of over 164,000, Animal Kingdom produced a strong run to defy his 30-1 horse betting odds before the race. Having marked the three-year-old’s first […]

A Personal Note to All Who Read This Posting Regularly

To those who read this posting regularly… I hope you all will forgive me. My son was in an accident and was operated on Saturday. He is OK, but not recovering as quickly as doctors had hoped. So please, send me your good thoughts. And I’ll get back to postings this week.  

Craps Strategy – Making An Odds Bet

There is one similarity between the versions of craps played in the brick and mortar card rooms and internet casinos like Jackpot Party and that is the house edge. Craps, although enjoyable, is a game where the casino has an edge built into the foundations of the game. You cannot beat the edge but you […]

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