You'd be surprised how often casinos are robbed.

For places absolutely covered in security cameras, and surrounded by armed guards, casinos somehow managed to still get robbed by bold idiots.

New York-New York Casino in Las Vegas was just recently robbed for an undisclosed amount when a person with a gun in their waistband held up a cash cage then fled in a taxi.

Now, a Wynn property has been burgled. It's not on the Vegas Strip.

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Did you go to CES?

Did you check out the robot strippers? Hilarious right? (How were the real strippers? Were they awesome? I bet they were awesome.)

Were you able to get far enough from the strip club to grab a Lyft? Was it an autonomous self-driving Lyft?

No? Oh, that sucks. Well, guess what? It's not too late...

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Can you imagine losing so bad at something, that you come all the way back around and epically win somehow?

It's a confusing concept, but it's very possible.

Take, for instance, the bad beat jackpot in some poker games. Basically, a casino takes a small rake from each pot won and it feeds the bad beat jackpot.

These jackpots often grow pretty large, as they're relatively hard to actually hit. They only pay out after an epic beat down; a truly bad beat. ("Bad beat" being a poker term that means exactly what it sounds like.)

This past week, the biggest bad beat jackpot in US history was hit, winning some lucky loser a shit-ton of cash.

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You're looking for a crazy place to go and have a crazy time; so you head to Las Vegas.

Once you get there, you find a casino called New York-New York and it looks just like a miniature Manhattan stuck right in the middle of Las Vegas. Nuts.

Then you walk closer and see it: there's a friggin' roller coaster zigzagging in and out of the casino.

Sounds crazy awesome, right? Well, they've just upgraded their roller coaster and things are gonna be "out of this world."

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Are you one of those people who loves to annoy everyone within a half-mile radius by flying your drone over the beach, or national parks, or monuments?

Are you really really good at it too?

Then maybe you're one of the top 32 drone pilots competing in Las Vegas this Saturday. If you are, then you already know, and can stop reading now.

But if you're just a drone enthusiast or wanna hear all about that huge cash prize, then read on...

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It's never easy to watch another person suffer the agony of defeat.

Though it can make us feel a little bit better about how our day is going.

So watching Karl Stark go all-in and lose at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) tournament should be the cure to whatever's ailing you today.

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In poker, knowing what not to do is as important as knowing what to do.

This video falls under the category of "things not to do."

Sometimes, folding can be a hard thing to do. It's easy to get inside your own head and overthink things.

Unless you have a garbage hand, then your choice should be simple.

Though that wasn't the case at a Sky Poker tournament when poker pros Rupert Elder and Matthew Ashton went heads-up against one another.

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When you think of a casino heist, what images come to mind?

Pretty much just scenes from Ocean's 11/12/13, right?

Casino heists seem like a thing of that past; they're something that happens in movies, but not real life. I mean, with the amount of cameras in casinos, why anyone would try to rob a casino is beyond me.

But that's exactly what just happened early Wednesday at New York, New York in Las Vegas...

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In poker, there's a lot to keep track of.

You have to peek at your cards and suppress any reaction you have that could give away the quality of your hand.

Then you have to know when to bet, and how to size your bets.

You're reading opponents, and bluffing, and raising, and reraising—it's a pretty involved process (if you're doing it right.)

What's really important, though, is to not forget what hand you were initially dealt...

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The Consumer Electronics Show—better known as CES—is going down in Las Vegas right now.

That's a whole lot of horny nerds all in one location.

The escorts must be seeing a serious windfall of cash.

Or maybe the tech nerds are all too nervous to get that close to an actual woman.

Which is why one genius decided to bring robots to a Strip club.

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Gambling can be a really fun, financially uplifting experience... if you're winning, that is.

Even when you're losing, it can still be fun to risk some hard earned currency on a chance to get even more. Especially if it's on craps. (Who doesn't like rolling them bones?)

But there's always the potential for gambling to become too much of a good thing.

Like chasing your losses. That's when you're losing money, and you continue to just throw more money at the problem.

Not being able to stop gambling is a serious problem, but it might be able to be treated with a weird remedy that involves sticking things up your nose...

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From Ocean's 13, to Rush Hour 2, to numerous James Bond films...

There's nothing like the atmosphere of an asian-themed casino.

There's just something that feels so romantic, and so lucky, about playing in a casino adorned in oriental elements.

Though it seems not enough Vegas visitors share those sentiments... as a brand new asian-themed hotel-casino just closed its gaming floor and restaurants.

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Any city project, especially one in a major city like Las Vegas, takes a whole lot of approvals, votes, and the clearance of many bureaucratic hurdles.

But you'd think the city would prioritize the safety of its citizens and tourists.

That, however, doesn't seem to be the case, as an important project meant to safeguard the city has stalled.

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Libratus, the poker playing AI, has already proved its worth against professional poker players.

During a 20-day tournament the AI was able to best four people who play cards for a living. That's a huge accomplishment for something that's made of circuits and powered by ones and zeroes.

Before Libratus realizes its potential and goes full Skynet on us, it's going to slow play us (like the sneaky poker player it is) and first turn its robot gaze towards the business world.

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There are bad beats, and then there are epically bad beats.

This might not even qualify as one of the latter. This beat is so bad it's almost in a category all its own.

It all went down at the 2014 WSOP, during the Big One for One Drop tournament. If you're unfamiliar, that's the game with the $1,000,000 buy-in.

I cannot imagine paying a-million-bucks to enter a tournament, and get knocked out by an incredibly rare bad beat. But that's exactly what happened to Connor Drinan when he and Cary Katz were dealt the same hand...

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Daniel Negreanu has been a top poker pro for a while now.

The man is literally in the Poker Hall of Fame.

His first big win was $169,460 in the $2,000 Pot Limit Hold'em event at the 1998 World Series of Poker, which earned him his first WSOP bracelet.

Negreanu is actually the biggest live tournament poker winner of all time, with over $33,000,000 in prize money.

But that doesn't mean he's an actual math-defying wizard or anything—the rules of statistics and probability still apply to him.

For example, did you know he's been on a years-long losing streak?

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What's the worst hand in poker?

Probably some combo of a joker and a rule card, cause neither should be in the deck and if you were dealt those, the dealer is clearly messing with you, incompetent, or you're way too high to realize you're not even at a poker table.

Either way, the next worst hand (that you can actually be dealt in a real poker game) is generally agreed upon to be the offsuit 7-2.

The 7-2 offsuit is such a garbage hand because the cards are too far apart to make a straight, and the fact they're not suited means you don't have a flush draw.

But the real pros know that hand isn't useless. Especially its somewhat stronger (but still pretty weak) cousin: the suited 7-2.

Poker pro Daniel Shak recently had this hand, and with some poker finesse (and brass balls), he was able to do something pretty impressive...

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How do you feel about self-driving cars?

They're a hot topic, and they're a good intersection for adrenaline junkies and tech enthusiasts (nerds).

They're great for thrill seekers (aka Vegas lovers) because you're literally putting your life in the hands of a very new technology. They're also great for people interested in tech, because it's pretty amazing how we've taught vehicles to drive themselves.

So it seems all too appropriate that self-driving cars are coming to the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

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