Kevin Lentz

Kevin Lentz

Kevin began his career as an Advantage and Blackjack tournament player but has spent the past 30+ years on the other side of the tables. First working in and then managing Table Games, Slots, Poker and Sportsbook departments from Reno to Las Vegas, and now the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He spends his free time writing about all things casino related.

Kevin Lentz’s most popular posts

Casino chip

How Casinos Spot Fake Chips (And Why You Should Never Use Them)

About a decade ago, I was tasked with the unique job of going through all the floats (the racks that hold the chips) at a casino I worked for with a UV light. The cage had discovered that someone had been passing off counterfeit $100 black...

March 25, 2022 4 min read

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Rigged slots
Guides Insider Insights

No, Slot Machines Aren’t Rigged. A Casino Worker Explains Why

As a casino worker, one of the questions that you’ll need to resign yourself to hearing every day is: “Are...
January 22, 2023 4 min read
Chaos theory and gambling
Guides Strategy

Can You Use Chaos Theory To Beat The House?

Savvy gamblers are always looking for a way to gain an edge over the house, and that includes looking to...
October 16, 2022 5 min read
blackjack splitting
Guides Strategy

Blackjack Strategy: When To Split And When To Stand Pat

One of the most exciting aspects of blackjack is that we are sometimes presented with a chance to add to...
August 31, 2022 4 min read
blackjack table
How-To Tips & Tricks

How To Scout The Best Blackjack Tables

Casinos are distracting. They’re meant to be. But for both your mental health and that of your bankroll, it’s important...
August 21, 2022 5 min read
Blackjack insurance

Why Taking Insurance In Blackjack Is Never A Good Bet

Ah, blackjack insurance. The bane of many a break-in dealer's existence. You know they shouldn't be betting it; all the...
January 30, 2022 4 min read
Tax on casino winnings

Do You Have To Pay Taxes On Casino Winnings?

You have finally gotten those sevens to line up in the window of your favorite slot machine, or maybe you...
January 21, 2022 4 min read
21+3 blackjack side bet
Guides How-To

How To Beat The 21+3 Blackjack Side Bet

21+3 was first introduced in Las Vegas in 2001 and has grown to become one of the world's most popular...
December 6, 2021 3 min read
Super 7 blackjack

Blackjack Strategy: Counting The Super 7 Side Bet

Back in the early 90s, when I was convinced I was going to be the next Ed Thorpe or Kenny...
September 5, 2021 3 min read