Deal Me In: Fast Play Can Make Your Day

Dear Mark: Over the years I have been playing slots less and less. Now I just play in an occasional slot tournament that our local casino offers. I do find these enjoyable.

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Deal Me In: The Best Bet without Using Brainpower is …

Dear Mark: When it comes to making the best bet in a casino, your advice has been playing perfect strategy at either blackjack or video poker.

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Deal Me In: Let It Ride

Dear Mark: What is your take on Let It Ride? I love to play it, but how bad are the odds? The three-card bet seems to be the best chance to win money. – Steve C.

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Deal Me In: Is Free Slot Play Rigged?

Dear Mark: When a casino gives free slot play, does the slot machine “know” you are playing with the casino’s free given “money”?

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Tips for a Fun, Safe Summer

Summer is a time for playground fun, camping, boating, swimming, biking, and other outdoor activities.

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Deal Me In: The Illusion of Skill

Dear Mark: I like to play on slot machines that allow me to stop the reels from spinning. Does having control of the outcome make any difference? – Kate S.

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Tinseltown Talks: Eric Braeden Still King of Daytime Drama

The Young and the Restless star Eric Braeden has been playing character Victor Newman for 38 years and says it’s been an amazing run.

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Fifties Flashback: The Rockin’ National Anthem

Bill Haley and His Comets recorded the first rock ’n’ roll hit: “Crazy, Man, Crazy,” a now-forgotten piece of swing-based fluff that employed teen-oriented catchphrases of the day (“solid,” “crazy,” “gone”).

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It was 50 Years Ago Today: ‘Angel of the Morning’

By 1967 songwriter Chip Taylor had one hit tune to his credit: the Troggs’ “Wild Thing” from the previous year.

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