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Reason #4 why the Wizard likes Bovada: One-Stop Shopping
Bovada offers the triple crown of gambling: casino, poker, and sports. Many other casinos have tacked on poker as an afterthought, and many poker rooms have tacked on a casino as an afterthought, and the lack of attention shows, sometimes painfully. And very few of these sites let you make sports wagers.
But Bovada doesn't just offer all three, they do each one well, and everything's integrated. It's easy to play all three off one deposit, off just one account.
Another nice thing about Bovada is that you don't need a separate account to play casino games with fake money. In fact you do not even need an account for that at all, you can just click over there and play. Finally, Bovada usernames are only six or seven characters long making them possible to remember. By contrast some competitors' usernames are extremely long and cumbersome.
Elite Edge Videos
In January 2014 I tried to make up for the low-budget videos I did in 2011. I hired Elite Edge Productions to help with the audio, video, and editing. These are much better than my old ones. Any fault in them I place on myself.
In October 2011 I spent two days making instructional gambling videos. They were edited months later. I know that these videos wouldn't meet the quality standards of Stanley Kubrick. In fact, Ed Wood (my hero) would probably walk out if asked to watch them, even if he were in an airplane.
You can leave comments on YouTube about how much I suck, and how much the videos stink, if you wish. I already know, and my forum members at Wizard of Vegas have already beaten me up pretty badly for the lack production values. After this experience I can no longer laugh at movies like Plan Nine from Outer Space, because I know that making a video of even something easy is a lot harder than it looks.So, with my confession out of the way, here are the links directly to YouTube to watch them.
- Blackjack rules, part 1 (5:59)
- Blackjack rules, part 2 (11:00)
- Blackjack rules, part 3 (5:07)
- Blackjack strategy (16:11)
- Blackjack FAQ (14:45)
- Craps, part 1. How to get start playing and the pass line bet. (7:32)
- Craps, part 2. More on the pass line and the odds bet. (18:28)
- Craps, part 3 . Don't pass and don't come bets. (9:51)
- Craps, part 4. Place and buy bets. (9:56)
- Craps, part 5. Sucker bets. (16:23)
- Pai Gow Poker (16:34)
- Three Card Poker (12:11)
- Slot machine FAQ (15:30)
- Gambling FAQ (11:53)
- EZ Pai Gow Poker (4:07)
- Angela Wyman interview (15:34)
- Dan Lubin interview, creator of EZ Pai Gow (12:32)
- Magic trick (10:13)
American Casino Guide Videos
From time to time Steve Bourie, of the American Casino Guide, visits Vegas and asks me to do some videos with him. His production values are much better than mine, which may explain why they get about 20 times as many views each. Enjoy.