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How to Play Mini-Baccarat

Published: April 9, 2013


Commission Payout Chart

Published: May 21, 2015

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How to Deal Mini-Baccarat

Learn all about the game, including wager placement, the Joker card, how to set the cards and more!
Published: May 18, 2013

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Baccarat Instruction Manuals

Casino procedures, instruction manuals and other anonymous literature meant for educational purposes.
Published: July 10, 2013


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How to Play Blackjack

In this original, detailed version, readers will learn how to play blackjack, including when to double down, when to split, insurance and much more!
Published: April 8, 2013

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3 to 2 Payout Flashcards

Published: May 3, 2016

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How to Deal Blackjack

Learn a trade skill & get a job for free!
Published: April 20, 2012

Card Counting

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Interview with a Professional Card Counter & AP

We discuss what count they use, how fast they can count down a single deck, balanced vs unbalanced and so much more!
Published: February 11, 2021

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Card Counting 101

Learn the basics of card counting, how to get started and why it's important for casino staff to learn this.
Published: January 29, 2020

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Learn the Hi/Lo Count

Published: January 29, 2020

Carnival Games

How to Deal Three Card Poker

How to Deal Three Card Poker

Published: May 12, 2016

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How to Play Three Card Poker

Learn all about the game, including wager placement, how to set up the cards and more!
Published: May 5, 2016

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How to Play Let-It-Ride

Learn how to play, hand gestures, odds & it also includes the strategy for playing provided by Michael Shackleford, the Wizard of Odds.
Published: January 4, 2018


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Cheating the Odds

I join the Jeff Does Vegas podcast as we talk about cheating in casinos.
Published: February 3, 2020


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Instruction Manuals

These free instruction manuals for craps come from anonymous casinos, schools and other sources & are for educational purposes only.
Published: July 9, 2013


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5 Ways to Handle Angry Players

Learn five tactics for handling upset, frustrated or angry players on your table game
Published: January 5, 2021

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Are Dealing Schools Necessary?

In this day of age where information can be freely found, is it really necessary to go to a trade school?
Published: Oct. 3, 2019

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Top 10 Attributes of a Successful Dealer

Published: December 11, 2017


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Top 10 Most Bizarre Types of Players

Check out our newest Top Ten list of Bizarre Characters that would make Lewis Carroll proud.
Published: August 21, 2018

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In-Depth Analysis

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Casino Closures

We analyze the different responses from LV casinos during the 2020 Coronavirus shutdown.
Published: March 26, 2020

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When the Fun Stops

Published: March 28, 2020

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Legalizing Sports Betting

Published: May 22, 2018

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Celebrating the Lunar New Year

Learn how the Lunar New Year is celebrated in Las Vegas.
Published: February 7, 2016

Las Vegas

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2019 LV Guide to Smart Gambling

Published: May 11, 2019

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LV Re-Opening after Covid

Published: July 22, 2020


2020 Las Vegas Surveys

Find out what each casino offers in their table games department
Published: October 8, 2020

New Games

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How to Play Lucky 8's Hold'Em

Lucky 8's Hold'Em is similar to Ultimate Texas Hold'Em except with more ways to win!
Published: November 9, 2020

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How to Play Bluff

Bluff successfully mixes war and poker together, where both the player and dealer can check, call, raise, bluff or fold.
Published: October 21, 2020

Muggsy's Corner Betting Area

How to Play Muggsy's Corner

Published: October 21, 2020

2G'$ Betting Area

How to Play 2G'$

Published: October 21, 2020

Online Gaming

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Common Online Poker Game Choices for Beginners

A beginners guide for choosing online poker games.
Published: January 16, 2018

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Slots Empire Review

Published: September 4, 2020

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Online Casinos vs. Live Dealer Casinos

What's the difference? Which one is a good fit for you?
Published: June 19, 2018


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How to Deal Pai-Gow Poker

Learn the object of the game, playing as banker, commission, the dragon hand, the fortune bonus & much more!
Published: August 12, 2015

Pai-Gow Poker Instruction Manuals

Pai-Gow Poker Instruction Manuals

Casino procedures, instruction manuals and other anonymous literature meant for educational purposes.
Last Updated: July 5, 2013

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Commission Chart

Published: May 21, 2015


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How to Choose the Best Game in the Casino

Including Blackjack, Roulette and Craps
Published: October 8, 2020

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What to Know When Visiting a Casino for the First Time

Published: November 26, 2017

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How to Predict if You’re Going to Win or Not

Published: January 18, 2018


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How to Deal Poker

Learn how to deal poker with Marc Shumsker at
Published: August 2012

Public Relations


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Roulette Hand Placement

Published: April 7, 2019

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Roulette Flashcards

Published: February 20, 2015

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Roulette Instruction Manuals

Casino procedures, instruction manuals and other anonymous literature meant for educational purposes.
Published: July 5, 2013


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Top 5 Tips for Launching a Casino Management Career

Five tips and tricks you can use when launching your casino management career and climb up the ladder.
Published: August 26, 2020

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Climbing Up the Ladder

Published: April 15, 2018


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World Toke Board

See how much dealers average in tips in casinos all around the world.
Published: December 11, 2012

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The Tipping Point

Published: October 21, 2018


How Much Money Do Casino Dealers Make?

Published: January 9, 2019

Remember to tip your dealer!
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Wynn Tips Controversy

The Wynn Casino took a portion of the Dealer's tips in order to pay their supervisors. Read about the legal action that ensued afterwards.
Last Updated: June 13, 2016

Video Games


How to Play Poker in Far Cry 3

Easily win a ton of money so you can buy anything in this game!
Published: October 18, 2018

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How to Play BJ in Fallout New Vegas

Published: March 21, 2016

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