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Ascending Mount Iztaccihuatl: My climb of the third highest mountain in Mexico. Feb 29


Ascending Mount Rainier: Another item to cross off the bucket list. Aug 27

Ascending Mount Hood: My adventure up the highest point in Oregon. Jun 10


New Zealand: Blog entry about my visit to the south island. Dec 30

Star City Sydney: Blog entry about my visit to Sydney and its casino. Dec 26

Raving Table Games Show 2014: Preview of the new table games of 2015. Nov 24

Global Gaming Expo 2014: Preview of the new table games. Oct 9

Meet the New Boss: Blog entry about the new owner of this site. Sep 26

Brother, can you spare a dime?: Blog entry about why I have to ask you for a donation. Aug 8

Trans Catalina Trail: Blog entry about my hike across Catalina Island. Jul 28

Overexposed to Northern Exposure: New blog entry from my trip to Washington State. Jul 11

Jackpot Nevada: Blog entry about my visit to this border town. Jul 7

William Lewis Shackleford (1937 -- 2014): A few words and pictures about my father, who died last Friday. May 2

Gambling in the Dominican Republic: Blog entry about my recent trip to the DR. Apr 30

Gambling in Malta: Latest blog entry from my trip to Malta. Apr 10

Gambling in the United Kingdom: Latest blog entry from my trip to London Feb 28


Casinos of Palm Springs: Blog entry about the gambling scene in the Coachella Valley. Sep 24

Grand Canyon rafting trip: Long blog entry on my latest adventure. Aug 28

Lack of Freedom of Information Act: I fought the law and the law won. May 9

Gambling in Costa Rica: 20-page report based on my recent trip. Mar 24


Self Employed Again: Down and Out in the Venetian Sep 15

Scale the Strat: Blog entry about the fund raiser climbing the Stratosphere stairs. Mar 9

Gambling with an Edge radio show: Blog entry about co-hosting radio show starting Feb. 2. Jan 4


Iguazu Falls: Another blog entry from my visit to Argentina. Dec 12

Welcome to Wizard of Odds 5.0: Some comments about the recent update. Dec 7

Casino Report from Argentina and Uruguay: From the Wizard's adventures in South America. Dec 7

Buenos Aires: Blog entry from my trip to Argentina, Nov. 2011. Nov 29

View Royal casino visit: Jul 15

Mount Shasta: Jun 28

Oahu: May 4

Panama Odds and Ends: Mar 3

Gambling Scene in Panama: Feb 28

Chip Hustled in Panama: Feb 23

World's Greatest Blackjack Player: Jan 6


Las Vegas Half Marathon: Dec 8

Triathlon: Sep 20

Kings Peak: Aug 19

Alaska Vacation, part 4: Jul 21

Alaska Vacation, part 3: Jul 12

Alaska Vacation, part 2: Jul 6

Alaska Vacation, part 1: Jun 28

License Plate Collectors Meet: Mar 22

Speeding Ticket, part 2: Jan 28


Speeding Ticket, part 1: Dec 29

The Face of Death: Nov 24

Computer Fire: Nov 2

Most Popular Names: How "The List" Was Born: Sep 22

Montreal: Sep 18

Bodog Welcomes Canadian Players: Sep 9

Chat with Rob Singer: Sep 4

Yangtze River Cruise: Aug 31

Total Eclipse: Aug 21

Moving, Beanie Babies, and Pixel Chicks: Jun 23

San Diego Trip Report: May 19

Casino Air Quality Survey: May 5

Spring Break in San Felipe: Apr 15