Crazy for Keno | A few casinos in Las Vegas offer what are called High Roller tickets where one makes a larger bet but is rewarded with a higher return percentage. Three of note worth examining are The D (downtown), Gold Coast (east of the Strip, buses 202 or 104) and The Orleans (east of the Strip, buses 201 or 104).view
Dye-ing to Know | The billboards near Chinatown send out the Palace Station message in Chinese: “We’re here for you.” In Scott Nelson’s case, it could read: “I’m back.”view
Slot Club Spotlight | Shuttered since 2014, the Klondike Sunset Casino in Henderson re-opened last month under the new ownership of Bruce Familian and Nevada Gaming Partners.view
Poker Scene | In a rare casino collaboration, four Los Angeles card rooms are hosting a $3,000,000 guarantee poker tournament for a mere $350 buy-in. First place is guaranteed $500,000 and a Mercedes.view
Poker by George | Pocket Aces – A-A in the hole – is the very best hand you could hope to be dealt. It is about an 80 percent favorite over each of your opponents’ hands.view
Heavenly Poker | Reading Caro’s “Book of Poker Tells”, I learned about a few very special tells – especially if you play limit Hold’em games as I do. One, in particular, is about timing – how long it takes your opponent to respond to your bet/raise.view
Winning Strategies | Roger Snow is vice president for Scientific Games and heads up their table games division. I’ve worked with Roger for more than a decade and together we’ve invented countless successful table games and sidebets.view
Slot Club Spotlight | Peppermill holds the AAA Four Diamond rating for hospitality industry excellence, and is voted one of Reno’s best resort hotels year after year by leading hospitality and gaming publicationview
Poker by George | In a standard 52-card deck, there are close to 2.6 million possible five-card hands you might be dealt. The best hand – the most valuable – is a royal straight flush; only four are possible.view
Poker Scene | The Commerce Poker Series is currently underway at Commerce Casino. Tournament director and 2016 Poker Hall of Fame nominee Matt Savage always puts a good mix of games on his schedule, and this series is no different.view
Heavenly Poker | My friend Lucy called me on the phone the other day. She was anxious to tell me about a particular hand she played the night before at our favorite local poker room in Larry Flynt’s Hustler Casino in nearby Gardena, California.view
Crazy for Keno | There are many fine and well run keno lounges throughout the country that offer good games and amenities. Sadly, a few have policies that seem to go against what is really best for the player, stockholder, and the casino.view
Poker Scene | If you have played poker in Los Angeles for any length of time, you are familiar with the tent that was known as Hawaiian Gardens Casino. That tent has been demolished, and the new Gardens Casino is now one of the most beautiful card rooms.view
Slot Club Spotlight | As of Sept. 1, Rampart Casino (located inside the JW Marriott in Summerlin) has re-named its club from Resort Rewards to Rampart Rewards, re-designed their player’s club cards, and added a new fourth Tier – Summerlin Premier.view
Winning Strategies | Payback is the percent of the total wager the player can expect to have returned to him when he plays a particular game. The critical piece here is the total amount wagered. The amount you buy in for is meaningless.view
Poker by George | The best possible hand, considering all of the cards on the board, is “the nuts.” It’s unbeatable. Every poker player aspires to catch the nuts. No one can make a better hand. It’s invincible.view
Winning Strategies | This week’s column comes courtesy of a letter I received this past week. A GamingToday reader ordered a copy of “Winning Strategies for Video Poker” to help him identify full-pay machines as he and his wife had no clue how to go about finding them.view
Beyond the Numbers | My first casino job was as a poker host and house player for the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas back in 1976. It’s hard to believe that was 40 years ago. Since then, I’ve turned many poker rooms from money losers into profitable enterprises.view
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The American Gaming Association (AGA) continued its full-court press this week calling for legalized sports wagering nationwide.
Still no word early Saturday morning on the acceptance or rejection of an improved $5 billion deal that could finally remove Caesars Entertainment Corp (CZR.O) from a costly bankruptcy. Shares slid on Friday as creditors hammered out the terms of a new deal.
What has been known for quite some time by Southern California horseplayers has been confirmed by that state’s horse racing board. Year-to-date handle figures through August are down 3.6 percent compared with 2015 at all state racetracks.
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