February 12, 2015
It’s actually not that easy to get banned from casinos. For us common folk, it usually takes something drastic. It should even more difficult for a celebrity to get banned from a casino but it doesn’t seem like that’s the exactly case. Improper actions can be covered up and paid for with publicity earned by simply having said celebrity on the property.
With that in mind, a celebrity has to do something pretty outlandish to be banned from a casino. Let’s take a look how these five celebrities went from being VIP to 86ed.
February 6, 2015
This is a brief glimpse into the serendipitous lives and times of the MIT Blackjack Team, one of the most enduring legends of contemporary gambling.
This group of geniuses met when they were studying at the most prestigious universities in the United States, including Harvard, Columbia and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). They were math whizzes and, judging by the story that unfolded after their legendary collaboration, it seemed that their favorite sport was risk-taking. Together they formed the MIT Blackjack Team and their story was immortalized in the 2008 movie 21.
January 27, 2015
Whether you like placing bets for fun or do so professionally, everyone’s got a little gamble in them. Gambling itself is rich with a full lexicon of words that it pays to understand before you start making your wagers. Here, then, is a rundown of 21 of the more common terms used in all forms of gambling. Why 21? No particular reason other than that being the minimum age to gamble in Las Vegas—and we all know there’s nothing like gambling in Vegas!
September 10, 2014
Letting it ride is gambling jargon that refers to when a player leaves their money on the table and keeps betting it on the same thing. Your bet doesn’t move from hand to hand; it becomes a revolving door.
We hear something like this often at the craps table. Sometimes letting the winnings ride works, and we never forget those 45-minute rolls. These kind of memories are what make trips to the casino fun. Unfortunately, heaters and hot streaks only come along so often, and any attempts to score big are wiped away. The casino almost always has an advantage on the player. This advantage is often referred to as the house edge, and the casino always wins over time.
September 3, 2014
The adage that “practice makes perfect” isn’t quite true if you’re practicing incorrectly. In blackjack, the only way to make money is to learn how to play with the correct strategy and memorize it once you perfect it. Just one mistake could turn a positive situation into a losing proposition. But memorizing an entire strategy sounds more difficult than it is.
August 19, 2014
As a blackjack player becomes a little more serious about playing the game, he or she soon learns that the house advantage is small; only about 0.5 percent (about 1/200). Blackjack has among the smallest advantages for the casino and there’s a way for the player to turn the house advantage in their favor.