Man Vs. Machine

A video poker machine dealt Justin Curzi a strange hand. Now he’s calling the Oregon Lottery’s bluff.

Cover Story
Justin Curzi pecked the draw button on the Jacks or Better video poker machine. The glow from five game screens lit the maroon walls of the windowless room in the back of Northwest Portland’s    More
Thursday, March 5, 2015 BETH SLOVIC

Dr. Know: One-Screened Bandit

Does the Oregon Lottery tweak video poker machines to entice people to play?

Dr. Know
Does the Oregon Lottery manipulate video poker machines to be “looser” at certain times—like when Social Security checks come in...   More
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 MARTY SMITH


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