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The 2016 State Poker Champion is crowned Captivating Californian Claims Coveted Championship

  By Phil Scudella This was the 12th Annual Arizona State Poker Championship and one thing was for sure – It was easily the most entertaining State Championship I have ever witnessed – And I have covered every one of them. Tom Schneider a 4-time WSOP champion hosted the...
Posted On 27 Aug 2016
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Travel – Willcox & Apple Annie’s

TRAVEL Willcox & Apple Annie’s Orchard by Phil Scudella   If you grew up in the midwest like me, at summer’s end, fruit trees were everywhere, ripe and ready for picking and you could enjoy delicious apples, pears, plums, peaches, cherries and more right off the tree in your...
Posted On 27 Aug 2016
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TALKING STICK RESORT GEARS UP FOR ACTION-PACKED GAMING PROMOTIONS

Talking Stick Resort invites guests to escape the heat by visiting the property for some indoor fun. The AAA Four Diamond resort is celebrating summer with various promotions and an exclusive Summer Playcation package. With a minimum two-night stay, guests will receive a daily...
Posted On 20 Jul 2016
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Summer Memories begin with BlueWater FUN!

The BlueWater Resort & Casino is a natural hub of activity for locals and out of town guests. You will find activities everywhere – On land, on the water and inside the resort casino.   The Annual Independence Day Fireworks display in the evening is one you won’t want to...
Posted On 20 Jul 2016
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Casino Entertainment

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July Entertainment

Apache Gold Casino Resort (5 miles East of Globe on Hwy 70) 1-800-272-2438 The POINT Sports Bar & Grill: Big screens to watch sports & more! The Point Sports Bar: Live bands on weekends; BlueWater Resort and Casino 11300 Resort Dr., Parker 1-888-243-3360 Amphitheater:...
Posted On 20 Jul 2016
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Travel

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Coronado National Forest – Miller Peak Wilderness Area

  By Phil Scudella The Sierra Vista Recreational Area incorporates several mountain ranges which are separated by rolling hills and some of the Southwest’s most extensive grasslands....
Posted On 20 Jul 2016
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Zip pa Dee Do Dah

  Cool fun in the great White Mountains   The snow is nearly gone at Sunrise Park Resort, so they are putting away the skis and boards and trading them in for harnesses and helmets....
Posted On 20 Jul 2016
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Getaway to the Cool White Mountains

  By Anne Groebner   There’s no place like cool in the beautiful White Mountains of Arizona. Travel the Beeline north of Fountain Hills to Payson, Heber, Show Low and Pinetop-Lakeside –...
Posted On 06 Oct 2015
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BACK TO THE 16TH CENTURY

You do not need a passport to time travel to the 27th annual Arizona Renaissance Festival & Artisan Marketplace – Put your daily cares aside and escape to the Royal Faire, located just east...
Posted On 18 Nov 2014
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Gaming Tips

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Overcoming the luck factor

If you were to enter a Blackjack Tournament that has odds of getting paid at 25 to 1, and are inexperienced, in theory, by luck alone you would finish in the money once every 25 tries. This doesn’t sound very encouraging, however if the hosting casino adds money to the...
Posted On 20 Jul 2016
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Counting Cards Explained

When the first hand out of a six deck shoe is dealt the player is at about a -.57 disadvantage. If you always make the same size bet, the long term house edge will eventually have its effect and you will lose. However, there are times when the Player has the advantage because of...
Posted On 28 Oct 2015
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Thingamajigs and Whatchamacallits

  There was a time when I concluded that knowing the names of the parts on video poker devices was unimportant since stating technical names or how they work had little impact on results. I have since revised my thinking, because misconceptions can lead to bizarre and costly...
Posted On 06 Oct 2015
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Blackjack Tournaments small risk – Big Payoff

  Blackjack Tournaments are becoming very popular; you can play several each week. One element that makes blackjack tournaments so attractive is that you are playing against other players instead of the Casino. To be successful in these tournaments – understand a few basic...
Posted On 17 Apr 2015
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