FREE PREVIEW of V.I.P. The 3-2 Pitch | From a cultural perspective, spring is said to begin when those two famous words are uttered at major league ballparks across the nation, “Play Ball!”
The Biz & The Buzz | This year’s Kentucky Derby offers a golden opportunity to four 3-year-old colts to achieve what more than 50 of their predecessors have tried – win the Kentucky Derby without having raced as a 2 year old.
Pokin' Around | While the NFL championship game is the largest betting event in sports, it is a single day. The madness that is the NCAA men’s basketball tournament is over two weeks.
Las Vegas Backstage Talk | It doesn’t get much better listening to stories from David Brenner and Shecky Greene in a Las Vegas coffee shop. Not long ago I was doing just that, so I was shocked to hear David Brenner lost his battle with cancer.
Best Bites | This past week during a radio show at the Palazzo with Ken Thomson I decided to try out the new Italian restaurant in the Grand Canal Shoppes. Buddy V’s Ristorante is classic Italian cooking.
V.I.P. Getting Rich with Saber | What a tournament it has been with two surprise teams in 7 seed Connecticut getting 6 points against No. 1 Florida and that 8 seed freshman team of Kentucky as a 2 point favorite against No. 2 Wisconsin.
Vegas View | With a few days to prepare for the Final Four that takes place Saturday in North Dallas, here are a few very pertinent facts to chew on before you go to the betting window.
V.I.P. On the Mark | The Gators, who bring a nation’s best 31-game win streak, have faced the other three Final Four teams this season. Florida lost to UConn and Wisconsin and defeated Kentucky three times.
Winning Strategies | Have you ever been dealt a hand that contains three of one suit and two of another and wondered why you don’t get paid for this type of Full House? Imagine if video poker paid for this type of hand.
Heavenly Poker | Recently, we discussed several of “The 13 Reasons for Raising,” developed by George “The Engineer” Epstein with his Claude Pepper Seniors Poker Group. Here are several more of his less well-known reasons for raising.
The Full Monti | It’s hard to believe 10 years have passed since George Wallace opened at the Flamingo. Last week he celebrated the anniversary show with guest appearances by Gladys Knight, Jerry Seinfeld and many others.
Foxwoods Resort Casino and the Mohegan Sun, Connecticut’s Indian-run casinos, say slot machine revenue fell sharply in March. Foxwoods Resort Casino cited an “ultra-competitive” market.
Getting Rich with Saber | Over 110 years ago, Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas opened for business and they all came. They came for the gambling and natural hot springs bath houses. And they kept coming to this historical spot.
Beyond the Numbers | To play professionally, you need to protect your bankroll, choose your games and opponents wisely, take advantage of every edge you can find and, most importantly, have balance in your life.
Players may be lucky enough to bet on the winner of the Kentucky Derby on May 3 but when they cash their tickets they will find the payoff a little less than previous payouts.
Sweet Swap and Joe Talamo are good for each other. Ridden for the second time in-a-row in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 San Simeon Stakes, the 5 year-old horse followed his Feb. 23 win with a diminishing half length tally over the late-charging Lakerville.