benjamin eckstein joker jaunt

Benjamin Eckstein's Joker Jaunt

Las Vegas - NO JOKE!!!

Every time you open a deck of cards, you generally just throw away the Jokers. NOT in Joker Poker. This online poker game is a version of Jacks or Better, but with the addition of a wild card, the Joker. Joker Poker is played with a virtual 53-card deck instead of a 52-card deck. The strategy for Joker Poker is basically the same as almost all of the other poker games, with one exception. The payout. As always, the best hand is a Royal Flush and it pays out at 200/1. However, if you’re betting five credits from the start, and you get a Royal with Cheese, then the payout is a STAGGERING 800/1. And that’s NO joke!


If you’re out in Vegas in a couple of weeks, you might wanna check out BrewDog’s grand Sportsbook on Friday, December 2nd, at 3767 Las Vegas Blvd South, on top of the Showcase Mall. If you have not stopped in to one of BrewDog’s 113 global locations, lemme educate you. They’re bringing the first ever carbon negative bar to Vegas, with 96 taps of awesome beer, an onsite brewery and a retro game zone. They’ll also have music. On Saturday, December 3rd, New York indie rock heroes We Are Scientists will play a set of their hits as well as new music from last year’s album, "Huffy." Honestly, have NEVER heard of these guys. The only scientists I know are Albert Einstein and Steven Hawking. And they’re NOT making any music at the moment. But the really BIG news is, to celebrate the grand Sportsbook, they’ve got a $1 MILLION DOLLAR BAR TAB on the table for one lucky attendee. And you can use it at any BrewDog Bar around the world over the next twenty years!

SportsbookS ONLY!!!

After nailing a sweet cover with TCU over Texas on Saturday, Sportsbooks Only is on a profitable 15-3 run!

Bouncing on to the NBA hardwood tonight out West and gonna grab Sacramento over Brooklyn. Last season, the Kings posted a 30-52 record under Luke Walton and Alvin Gentry. This season, after starting 0-4, they’ve won six of the last eight and covered seven of the eight. And it hasn’t been against chopped liver. Two covers against the Heat and two against the Warriors. So, why the uptick? Two words. Mike Brown. With a fantastic career head coaching record of 563-347 with the Cavaliers and Lakers, Brown has brought some sizzle to SacTown. Don’t wanna go into all the problems surrounding the Nets, but at this point, it’s just KD and WHO? I’ll give you my old Knicks hat if you can name three other starters. WITHOUT Google! Brooklyn perked up for a few minutes under new head coach Jacque Vaughn, but fell back into their old ways Sunday night, losing to the Lakers, 116-103. And that was WITHOUT LeBron! Like the way that Domantas Sabonis, De’Aaron Fox and first round draft pick Keegan Murray are flowing. That’s why we expect a bundle of bucks to flow right into my wallet baabbbeee!

Benjamin Eckstein is a nationally syndicated sportswriter/oddsmaker. His column, America’s Line, with the Ecks & Bacon appetizer, has run in the New York Daily News and over 100 other papers since 1988. You can follow him online at He is beloved by most, when he picks Sportsbooks, and detested by others, when he picks the occasional loser. If you wanna piece of Eck, hit his email...

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