October 07, 2011
If a visit to a casino, real or virtual, is on your agenda, then a trip to browse our MCPL collection may be just the difference between a win or a loss. There has been a major upsurge in internet gambling over the past few years, especially in Texas Hold’Em poker. Nowadays in the World Series of Poker tournaments, you will find younger unknown amateurs playing alongside old-time professional gamblers. This new breed of players got there playing online. Long time pros like Gabe Kaplan of ‘Welcome Back, Kotter’ fame, and the ‘Queen of Poker’ Annie Duke now face a different kind of opponent in these new wannabes. Annie also appeared on Donald Trump’s reality show, Celebrity Apprentice, along with Joan Rivers. According to those in the know, there was apparently no love lost—to put it mildly—between the two women.
Whether your preference is for table games such as craps, roulette, blackjack, baccarat, the many varied poker games, or you just want to try slots, you can find how-to books and videos in our collection. Some espouse strategy, some claim the luck of the draw, while others swear by their own ‘lucky charms’, routines, or quirks. Whatever the case, reading up on the subject beforehand cannot hurt. And ALWAYS remember, the odds inevitably favor the house. They are there to make money. There would not be as many over-the-top, glitzy ‘palaces’ around if they paid out like they profess to, and the Las Vegas Strip would be a dusty little strip mall in the desert, consisting of a gas station, convenience store, a truck stop diner, and maybe a small, barebones motel.
Sometimes, a little knowledge can go a long way.