Player's Advantage

Online gaming again appears ready for OK in Pa.

If Pennsylvania approves a law allowing slot machines at airports, fliers wouldn't necessarily see rows of traditional one-armed bandits in the waiting areas. Instead, ...

Casino parties deal fun – and maybe lesson for industry

Raymond "Pete" Ruffin Sr. thought he was going to his son's wedding when he arrived at 3 Lakes Golf Course in Penn Hills. Surprise No. ...

Take hypocrisy out of gambling laws, think tank says

The debate over whether Daily Fantasy Sports are games of chance or games of skill should trigger a new look at gambling laws across the ...

'Lucky idiots' may be bigger casino threat than card-counters

Casino bosses who agonize about blackjack card-counters might be focusing on the wrong type of advantage player, a top gambling mathematician says. Instead, they should ...

Gamblers will enjoy new ways to bet, analyst predicts

Casinos of the not-too-distant future will offer many more ways for people to place their bets, says an executive for a national consulting company. In ...

Expansion of sports betting moves from 'what if' to 'when'

Not so long ago, few people thought you'd ever be able to place a legal bet on the Steelers, Penguins, Pirates or other teams at ...

Have you made these blackjack mistakes?

For 20 years, many of the world's best blackjack players have gathered for the "Blackjack Ball," an invitation-only celebration at a secret site. From ...

Pennsylvania's taxman wrongly targets slot free play

The Beatles' "Taxman" gets a lot of airplay this time of year as people prepare their annual bloodletting for federal, state and local governments. Little ...

Youngstown's 'best kept secret' seats gamblers around world

Gamblers at the Monte Carlo in Monaco, the Aria in Las Vegas and Caesar's properties around the world hope for a big win while settled ...

Player's Advantage: Big gaming states share a sorry trait: smoking in casinos

Gamblers and casino employees in the country's four busiest gambling states must contend with tobacco smoke that wouldn't be allowed in other workplaces or facilities ...

Player's Advantage: Casinos win more, but trouble may be on horizon

Thanks largely to gamblers in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Louisiana and Maryland, casinos posted a modest increase in casino win — or player losses — in 2015. ...