Cigar Aficionado's gambling guru, Michael Kaplan, recently turned 50. He and two childhood friends of a similar age decided to celebrate in style,...more
Posted: October 26, 2009 By Michael Kaplan
Certain players consistently win year in and year out. We select the top 10 pros you don't want to tangle with.
Posted: August 1, 2009 By Michael Kaplan
Enlighten your path to enlarged winnings at poker, sports, blackjack and golf
Posted: June 23, 2009 By Michael Kaplan
Using his custom-made computer programs, James Grosjean goes way beyond card counting in beating casino games generally considered impenetrable
Posted: April 21, 2009 By Michael Kaplan
When Steve Wynn decides to open a casino/hotel, you know it's sure to be a big deal. He's going to come out swinging and do his best to present...more
Posted: January 22, 2009 By Michael Kaplan
Two online poker regulars uncover a scam fleecing unsuspecting players of millions of dollars.
Posted: December 1, 2008 By Michael Kaplan
In a city built on the backs of shot-takers, many condo investors have failed to rake in the dough and their apartments sit empty. But as with everything else in Vegas, their losses can be profitable for somebody else.
Posted: October 1, 2008 By Michael Kaplan
Though cigar smoking ought to be synonymous with Las Vegas, the city has become increasingly unfriendly to us lovers of Montes, Fuentes and Cohibas....more
Posted: September 17, 2008 By Michael Kaplan
While not household names on the gambling circuit, several young poker pros have made a killing playing the game online.
Posted: August 1, 2008 By Michael Kaplan
Cigar Aficionado sent Michael Kaplan to report a story about the hottest young online poker players. He came back with a great piece—which you can...more
Posted: June 13, 2008 By Michael Kaplan