Michael Kaplan

Michael Kaplan is a journalist based in New York City. He has written extensively on gambling for publications such as Wired, Playboy, Cigar Aficionado, New York Post and New York Times. He is the author of four books including Aces and Kings: Inside Stories and Million-Dollar Strategies from Poker’s Greatest Players.

He’s been known to do a bit of gambling when the timing seems right.

Michael Kaplan 's Articles

When we think of bingo, we normally consider it to be a game played by old ladies in church basements. It doesn’t come anywhere close to being the sort of chancy activity that people who visit gambling cities such as Las Vegas will go out of their way to engage in.

The new book Takes from the Felt offers some amazing tales from advantage players. Keep reading for insight on what it’s like to be a professional gambler.
It takes some unique circumstances for blackjack to pay out like a massive slot machine wins. Here are a few of those lucky few to really cash in.