Winning Strategies | I will not find it surprising that virtually all of Scientific Games’ table games are fitting into one of these two categories – blackjack and poker. Many inventors have tried to break this mold, and none have succeeded.view
Slot Club Spotlight | The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is a luxury casino and resort located at the heart of the Strip. Its unique vertical multi-tower design offers spectacular views of the city. The 3,005-room resort features oversized residential-style living spaces with expansive, one-of-a-kind private terraces.view
Global Gaming Expo 2016 (G2E), the world’s premier gaming trade show and educational program presented by the American Gaming Association (AGA), will offer attendees a multitude of experiential events to make business connections with the industry’s influential decision makers.view
Heavenly Poker | I decided to re-read world-famed “Mad Genius of Poker,” Mike Caro’s classic book, “Caro’s Book of Poker Tells” (firstname.lastname@example.org). He shows photos of players giving tells, classifies and explains each, why a player does it, how reliable that tell is (admittedly, a best guess), and even tries to put a dollar value on each. Wow!view
Poker by George | In a $4-$8 limit hold’em game, I was in the Big Blind with 7-2 in the hole (the worst possible starting hand). There were no raises, so I got to see the flop without any further investment. It was a multi-way pot. Three deuces fell on the flop. Amazing! Even more so, I had caught quad deuces – the absolute nuts!view
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
THURSDAY FREE BOOKIES BATTLE SELECTION | Check out the free Bookies Battle selection of the day. Today's selection is from Ric Baum.
Nevada state officials report gambling revenues were down 5 percent in August. Revenue on The Las Vegas Strip, now said to be in an entertainment over gambling mode, took a large hit retreating 15 percent year-over-year, to $450 million.
Historic Santa Anita Park is off and running Friday as the iconic track begins it stakes-packed 23-day meeting. There are seven graded events from Friday through Sunday. All seven are preps leading up to the Breeders’ Cup races at the Arcadia, California venue Nov. 4th and 5th.
Bob Christ’s Thursday NFL Football Breakdown | Dolphins will be eager to prevail before heading home for a four-game homestand wrapped around a bye. A win keeps the cranky fan base excited. The Bengals' drive is to even its mark before heading out for games at Dallas and New England, which will have Tom Brady by then.
Monday Morning Michelle | So here we are, about to enter the fourth week, and the Westgate has set the total for this week’s Thursday Night Football game at 44½ and the Bengals -7½. It might be possible considering the Dolphins are pretty banged up.