Over the last 15 years, the post-time favorite has won the Preakness nine times. That’s a winning percentage of 60 percent.
When it comes to Triple Crowns, I have been trackside for every near-miss over the last two decades. From Silver Charm in 1997 to California Chrome in 2014, and the seven others that fell between. Like many who follow the Sport of Kings closely, there was a piece of me that thought it would never happen again. Then, on June 6, 2015, an equine named American Pharoah blazed across Belmont Park;s sandy straightaway, straight into history. At long last, the wait was finally over. After a 37 year drought, Thoroughbred racing finally had its twelfth Triple Crown Champion.
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Okay, this column might ruin your fun if you are a craps player. That is correct. As a busy-bodied gambling writer I want everyone to see craps the way I see it because, well, I am right.
First, as craps players know and as many novices hovering near the table can readily see, craps has such a variety of bets that it can give a new player a headache. Watching players throwing out their chips and calling out weird names (“I’ll take a C and E.” “Give me a Yo for five dollars!” “All the hard ways my man!”) will make many a wishful thinking would-be players scoot right back over to the slots. (“That craps game is crazy!”)
Blackjack can be tricky. Some hands are obvious, but some correct plays can make you wonder how the math adds up.
Here are a few examples of those hands, and how you should play them.
How would you play the following four blackjack hands? The dealer’s upcard is a 6.
It’s time for G&D’s Casino Getaway Bracket Challenge.
Congrats to Brad W. from Freemont, Wisconsin for winning this year’s Casino Getaway Bracket Challenge.
Special thanks to our participating sponsor casinos including Beau Rivage Resort & Casino (Biloxi), Gold Strike Casino Resort (Tunica), Rising Star Casino Resort (Indiana), Island Resort Casino (Michigan) or Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin Dells!
Overall Score: 100%
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