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Wheels of Life Podcast

Published: May 1, 2020

Podcast with ZorkCast

LV Closures & ZorkCast

Published: Published: April 20, 2020


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How to Play Mini-Baccarat

Published: April 9, 2013

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How to be Player-Banker

Published: January 31, 2016

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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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Differences Between Baccarat & Chemin de Fer

Learn about Chemin de Fer and French Roulette , as well as when to break down a stack of cheques.
Published: August 7, 2013


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How to Play Blackjack

Learn all about the game, including how you get paid on a blackjack, when to double down, when to split, insurance and much more!
Published: April 8, 2013

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How to Deal Blackjack

Published: April 20, 2012

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Explaining the 3 to 2 Ratio

Learn about the 3 to 2 ratio and how you can easily calculate it while on the table.
Published: March 5, 2015

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What Does My 6 to 5 Blackjack Pay?

Published: January 24, 2019

Spanish 21

Spanish 21

Published: February 27, 2020

Card Counting

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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

The player places their Let-It-Ride bet

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


the player is looking at their cards

How Do Dealers Identify Card Counters?

Learn how dealers identify card counters and what they do when they spot one.
Published: May 24, 2016


Popular Thanksgiving Meme

Meme Gallery

Enjoy this gallery of amusing casino memes.
Published: Nov. 20, 2013

In-Depth Analysis

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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

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

Published: January 18, 2018

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Casino Closures

Published: March 26, 2020

Pai-Gow Poker

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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

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How to Play Pai-Gow Poker

Published: July 25, 2015


Learn poker at True Poker

How to Deal Poker

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

WSOP Cards

How to Become a WSOP Dealer

Published: February 21, 2019

Public Relations

Podcast with ZorkCast

LV Closures & ZorkCast

Published: April 16, 2020

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Top 10 Attributes of a Successful Dealer

Top Ten List and my interview with Casino City Times
Published: December 11, 2017

Faces and Aces tipping podcast

The Tipping Point

Published: Oct. 21, 2018

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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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Published: May 26, 2018

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Vegas Confessions
(Mark 58:04)

Published: June 1, 2018

My article on

Interview with

In my interview with, we talked about how 6 to 5 games are appearing more frequently, how I started my website and more!
Published: October 17, 2016

  • A picture of me and the Penn State group
    Penn State's 1st
    Las Vegas Visit

    Professor Mike Ahlgren, Ph. D. & 20 of his advanced students from Penn State University traveled to Las Vegas for an in depth education on Gaming Management & Hospitality. The students use my "How to Deal Blackjack" videos to further their education and they invited me to come down to UNLV to join them in a gaming lab. I instructed the class on the different dealing procedures of Pai-Gow and Baccarat and did a follow-up Q & A session. February 27, 2013

  • I'm at UNLV demonstrating Pai-Gow Poker
    Penn State's 2nd
    Las Vegas Visit

    I went to the UNLV Gaming lab to meet with some bright and amazing students from Penn State University. While I was there, I demonstrated Pai-Gow Poker, Baccarat & Let It Ride. February 26, 2014

My 1st podcast with Faces and Aces

1st Interview with Faces & Aces

I shared some interesting stories, tips and information on my first interview with the Faces and Aces podcast.
Published: March 25, 2016

Questions & Answers

Quick Questions

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How Do Dealers Get Picked To Deal In The High Limit Area?

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

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Climbing Up the Ladder

Published: April 15, 2018

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What's the Largest Casino Winnings You've Seen?

Published: December 24, 2018

Wynn Las Vegas

What are the Best Casinos to Work for in Las Vegas?

Published: December 24, 2018


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Roulette Hand Placement

Published: April 7, 2019

Sponsored Articles

These articles were paid for by a 3rd Party.
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2019 Las Vegas Guide to Smart Gambling

Published: May 11, 2019

WSOP Cards

How to Become a WSOP Dealer

Published: February 21, 2019

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4 Ways to Improve Your Card Dealing Skills

Published: May 31, 2019

the dealer is dealing in a live studio

Joining the Online Live Dealer Workforce

Published: July 30, 2019

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Top 10 Most Bizarre Types of Casino 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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Common Online Poker Game Choices for Beginners

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

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What to Know When Visiting a Casino for the First Time

Published: November 26, 2017