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I interview Howard Schwartz, marketing director of America's first gambling bookstore, the Gambler's Book Shop in Las Vegas and Howard gives you the chance to win a FREE gambling book. Look below for all of the details.
Our "Casino Profile" takes a look at the Gold Coast Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and noted gaming writer John Grochowski contributes an article on the age old question: Is Video Poker Luck or Skill?
For something a little bit different I have also written an article about a recent trip my wife and I took to Costa Rica to visit some casinos as well as some popular tourist areas.
We hope you enjoy these articles and we thank you for your interest in the American Casino Guide!
|May Podcast - Howard Schwartz of the Gambler's Book Shop in Las Vegas - Win a FREE Book! |
The American Casino Guide has a new podcast show each month. Hosted by American Casino Guide author, Steve Bourie, each podcast runs about 20 minutes and features Steve interviewing a knowledgeable guest from the world of casino gambling.
For this month's show Steve interviews Howard Schwartz, marketing director of America's first gambling bookstore, the Gambler's Book Shop in Las Vegas. They discuss the history of the store, some of its famous visitors, and Howard's recommendations for the best books on a variety of gambling topics.
During the interview Howard gives a two-question trivia quiz. If you can answer both questions correctly, Howard will send you a FREE book based on the gambling subject of your choosing. All entries must be submitted to Howard by June 1, 2008 and there is a limit of one FREE book per person. Good luck!
2008 America's Favorite Casino Awards
The time period to vote in our annual casino awards poll is over and we thank those of you who took the time to vote for your favorite casinos in the U.S.!
We are tallying up the votes and the results will be announced in the June newsletter.
Video Poker - Luck or Skill?
by John Grochowski
The debate has long ranged betweena couple of video poker regulars.
"Video poker is a game of skill," says one. "If I play enough, and play well enough, the percentages are going to hold up, and I'm going to make money at the game."
Not so fast, says the other. "This is still gambling, and at gambling there are no guarantees. A bad streak of luck, and there goes your profit."
Answers the first, "There will be bad streaks. But there also will be hot streaks when I win more than expected. In the long run, that will balance out and the percentages will hold up."
And so on, back to square one, with neither budging.
Click here to read the rest of John's article
Gold Coast Hotel and Casino
Las Vegas, Nevada
In this month's casino profile we take a look at the Gold Coast Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
|A Visit to Costa Rica|
by Steve Bourie
A few months ago my my wife and I visited Costa Rica.
It was our first trip there and this story chronicles our visit to this intriguing Central American land of casinos and eco-tourism.
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