Max has written over 100 articles for a variety of magazines and since he was under a deadline to get this web site launched, he didn’t have time to dig all of them out. Here’s a couple samples of some semi-serious articles he’s written for Global Gaming Business Magazine.
The Curse of Counters The Tournamet Trail I The Tournament Trail II

I don't mean to imply that you shouldn't watch the games. But that's not to say you can't watch them with a smile. There's a big difference between watching and steaming a game. Just last month, in a supposedly premium Strip property, I observed a clot of pit bosses stand by a game and literally write down every wager a player made, whisper when he won, sneer when he lost, and generally make fools of themselves in front of a total shnook betting thousands a hand.

This sort of behavior comes from the same guys who, when asked about the state of blackjack, simply throw up their hands and moan, "Blackjack is dying." If it's dying -- and it's certainly slipping; Vegas Strip 21 revenues fell again last year, while dice profits were actually growing -- it's because pit bleeders who act like cops instead of good-will ambassadors are killing it, one customer at a time.

Professional players never go on tilt when they lose. Professional operators shouldn't either. Many casino bosses build their businesses on fear, hyperbole, tradition, rumor, and apocryphal and ill-informed stories. One thing's for sure: They don't understand the math of luck. Check the chart for an explanation.

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