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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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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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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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4 Ways to Improve Your Card Dealing Skills

Published: May 31, 2019

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Joining the Online Live Dealer Workforce

Published: July 30, 2019

High Limit Blackjack

High Limit Dealers

How Do Dealers Get Picked To Deal In The High Limit Area?
Published: May 5, 2016


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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

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 Chinese New Year

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

Las Vegas

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LV Re-Opening after Covid

Published: July 22, 2020

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2019 LV Guide to Smart Gambling

Find out what Las Vegas casinos have the most desirable games with the most optimum rules that will give you the best value for your dollar.
Published: May 11, 2019

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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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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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


Learn poker at True Poker

How to Deal Poker

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

Public Relations

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Published: May 26, 2018

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Vegas Confessions
(Mark 58:04)

Published: June 1, 2018

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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


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Roulette Hand Placement

Published: April 7, 2019

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Roulette Flashcards

Published: February 20, 2015

roulette instruction manuals

Roulette Instruction Manuals

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


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Climbing Up the Ladder

Published: April 15, 2018


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The Tipping Point

Published: Oct. 21, 2018


How Much Money Do Casino Dealers Make?

Published: January 9, 2019

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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

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How to Play Blackjack & Win in Fallout New Vegas

Published: March 21, 2016