Player's Advantage

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. ...

Player's Advantage: Chances still good for online gambling in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania gamblers are most likely next in line to play legalized online blackjack, poker, slots and other casino games. A bill that adds online gambling ...

Lottery probes shouldn't shake players' faith, officials say

Despite allegations that a former Midwest lottery executive rigged games in five states so he and associates could cash in, Americans' most popular form of ...

Casinos prepare for changes to draw next generation

America's biggest generation yet will succeed baby boomers as the primary group of casino customers, but that poses a problem for the gambling industry. Casino ...

Poker 'very, very healthy' in Northeast, director says

The venerable game of poker might be down but it's far from out — especially in Pennsylvania and neighboring states, says the man behind "Poker ...

Online gaming sites would take months to set up

Even though a bill to allow online casino gaming in Pennsylvania is suddenly moving forward, players are months away from placing Internet bets legally. The ...

Player's Advantage: Casinos should follow same no-smoking rule as other businesses

The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Board has an opportunity to take a stand on behalf of casino players and employees in West Virginia and beyond. On ...

Online gambling can be good for Pa., but put players first

Unfortunately, Pennsylvanians have seen this game play out before. State lawmakers, desperate to stave off financial problems, look at ways to raise money without angering ...

Whether pope or player, know best time to double down

Pope Francis, President Obama and Donald Trump are masters of the double-down, at least according to media reports. Writing about the visit to America by ...

Skill-based slots signal big changes for casinos, players

Slot machine rules approved this month in Nevada could set the stage for games that revolutionize casino gambling throughout the United States. The Nevada Gaming ...

Gamblers should remember their manners, experts say

Jacquelyn Flesner has a modest goal: to encourage kindness and increase civility locally and throughout the world, one person at a time. A certified etiquette ...