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BJI Newsletter, May 2014, #172

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A WORD FROM HENRY

Vinny DeCarlo describes a sting operation that he was involved in (with the FBI) that uncovered a famous slot machine scam in Las Vegas. We have quite a few blackjack reports this month covering several Las Vegas casinos ( Aliante and Cannery by Stu D. Hoss, and Silver Sevens, Tuscany, and Westin by KC Brooks); two Pennsylvania casinos ( Sands by JPB, and The Meadows by Mark Greutze); and a London Trip Report (by Steve Bourie). If you want to learn how to play and win at Pai Gow Poker we have all the details in Frank Scoblete's and John "Skinny's" article in this issue (yes, you can beat the game). Jerry "Stickman" continues his review of Deuces Wild video poker games, this month with Deuces Wild Bonus Poker. Lastly, we have the schedule of upcoming blackjack tournaments across the country courtesy of www.blackjacktournaments.com.

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THE POLITICS OF RATHOLING: HOW AND WHEN TO HIDE YOUR CHIPS by Basil Nestor

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    THE CHINESE NEW YEAR OF THE "SHAVED TOKEN" by Vinny DeCarlo

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    THE BASICS OF PAI GOW POKER by Frank Scoblete and John "Skinny"

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    STICKMAN'S STANCE: PLAYING DEUCES WILD BONUS POKER VIDEO POKER by Jerry "Stickman"

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