Casino Games

RSS
New to casino games? How to get started

New to casino games? How to get started

posted on July 26, 2017 by

Even though casino games are some of the most popular games out there, both online and at brick and mortar casinos, some people don’t have an interest until later in life; you may be one of these people. There’s nothing wrong with getting a “late” start playing casino games.

view
Fantasy gaming: better than having a job?

Fantasy gaming: better than having a job?

posted on July 26, 2017 by

Most of us have heard the statements already. “What are you going to do … play video games all your life?” There’s been a stigma about video games for a long time, and it’s not just a recent phenomena, though its impact is beginning to be felt more acutely in Western culture. 

view
WSOP did right thing moving final table from November to TV friendly July

WSOP did right thing moving final table from November to TV friendly July

posted on July 25, 2017 by

Beyond the Numbers | Reflecting back on this year’s WSOP Main Event, I believe it was a good move to change from the old Nov. 9 format to playing it out in July. This change created a lot of excitement and had people talking about the Main Event all over the gaming industry.

view
Heintz ONE of a kind at Silver Legacy

Heintz ONE of a kind at Silver Legacy

posted on July 25, 2017 by

Poker Profiles | We travel north this month to Reno to chat with Margie Heintz, the poker room manager at Silver Legacy, Reno’s newest poker room. Silver Legacy Resort Casino opened its brand new poker room last month, serving guests and ONE Club members at Silver Legacy. 

view
Expected values key to expert video poker

Expected values key to expert video poker

posted on July 25, 2017 by

Winning Strategies | When my father, Lenny Frome, first set out to analyze video poker 25 or 30 years ago, he coined the phrase “expected value” to refer to the average amount returned to the player when playing expert strategy.

view
Table selection all important in strategy

Table selection all important in strategy

posted on July 25, 2017 by

Heavenly Poker | While playing Texas hold’em in a casino, we often speak of hand selection – deciding whether your hole cards are worthy of investment. Also important is “table selection.” There are some tables you want to avoid like a red plague, or move to another table ASAP.

view
Poker emails filling up the inbox

Poker emails filling up the inbox

posted on July 25, 2017 by

Poker by George | I am always pleased when a reader sends me an email commenting on my poker columns in Gaming Today. Recently I received a very pleasant – and welcome – email from a 76-year-old gentleman named John Fleckenstein.

view
Fremont the route to keno 'Good Vibes'

Fremont the route to keno 'Good Vibes'

posted on July 25, 2017 by

Crazy for Keno | There are times you need to figure the number of ways on a ticket to see how much it will cost to satisfy the number of ways required for a minimum bet per way and to write the ticket correctly.

view
New Jersey man takes this year’s World Series of Poker bracelet

New Jersey man takes this year’s World Series of Poker bracelet

posted on July 23, 2017 by

Scott Blumstein won the World Series of Poker marquee no-limit Texas Hold ’em main event early Sunday in Las Vegas surrounded by dozens of supporters including relatives and college friends.

view
World Series of Poker sets record with nearly 121,000 entrants

World Series of Poker sets record with nearly 121,000 entrants

posted on July 19, 2017 by

The World Series of Poker has had a record-breaking summer in Las Vegas. Organizers said the annual poker extravaganza shattered its attendance record with 120,995 entrants. That’s an increase of more than 13,000 players compared to 2016.

view
Worlds largest Baccarat tournament returns to the Venetian

Worlds largest Baccarat tournament returns to the Venetian

posted on July 19, 2017 by

The Sixth Annual Grand Dragon Master Baccarat Championship kicks off the Las Vegas leg of the competition on July 21, 2017 at The Palazzo Las Vegas. The global championship is also held at Las Vegas Sands properties in Macao and Singapore.

view
World Series of Poker to crown champion in July

World Series of Poker to crown champion in July

posted on July 18, 2017 by

Poker Scene | My husband and I made a quick trip to the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas this past weekend to watch Days 5 and 6 of the $10,000 WSOP Main Event. He went to rail a few of his friends who made deep runs, including Marcel Luske and Kathy Liebert.

view
Not all slot games need to be infinitely intricate

Not all slot games need to be infinitely intricate

posted on July 18, 2017 by

Not all slot games need to be infinitely intricate and loaded with possible combinations, features and bonuses. Even though that is the direction modern slots are going in, there are some forefather slot figures that are still alive and kicking.

view
Scientific Games' Stadium Blackjack peaks reader interest

Scientific Games' Stadium Blackjack peaks reader interest

posted on July 18, 2017 by

Winning Strategies | Over the past few weeks, I received some email from a reader who had questions about a relatively new Scientific Games electronic blackjack game called Stadium Blackjack.

view
Poker Two-Step concept part 2

Poker Two-Step concept part 2

posted on July 18, 2017 by

Poker by George | In Part I, we described the Two-Step concept as it applies to the game of poker. To illustrate this concept, we offered two typical examples when playing limit Texas hold’em, and promised several more in Part II.

view
Playing limit Texas hold’em, keep in mind 'Ace-rag'

Playing limit Texas hold’em, keep in mind 'Ace-rag'

posted on July 18, 2017 by

Heavenly Poker | Playing limit Texas hold’em, keep in mind that an Ace is the best hole card you can be dealt. Poker players love Aces. Quite often, it is accompanied by a small card, 7 down to deuce. We call that hand “Ace-rag.” 

view
Phil Ivey's case against a London casino is headed to U.K.'s highest court

Phil Ivey's case against a London casino is headed to U.K.'s highest court

posted on July 13, 2017 by

Poker superstar Phil Ivey's case against a London casino is headed to the United Kingdom’s highest court in an effort to prove he didn’t cheat to win 7.7 million pounds ($9.9 million) at at Crockfords casino in London in 2012.

view
Can simple math and bonuses help you win more at roulette?

Can simple math and bonuses help you win more at roulette?

posted on July 12, 2017 by

Roulette is, for lack of a better term, straightforward. It isn’t necessarily predictable, but the mathematical odds mean it’s fairly simple to learn and understand and bet. 

view
Video Poker our nation's patriotic gamble

Video Poker our nation's patriotic gamble

posted on July 11, 2017 by

Winning Strategies | As I celebrated July 4th this past week, I couldn’t believe I missed the opportunity to write more directly about America’s National Game of Chance – Video Poker.

view
Palace Station's new bingo room a site to behold

Palace Station's new bingo room a site to behold

posted on July 11, 2017 by

In the Know | The latest renovation project at Palace Station features a brand new bingo hall that has distanced itself from the perception of the game. “Our goal is to appeal to a broader audience”, according to Palace Station’s general manager Scott Nelson.

view

The D official Golden Knights casino

top stories

MGM Resorts beats 2Q profit forecastsMGM Resorts beats 2Q profit forecasts

MGM Resorts International (MGM) on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $210.6 million. The Las Vegas-based company said it had profit of 36 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, came to 31 cents per share.

Wynn Resorts tops Wall Street 2Q forecastsWynn Resorts tops Wall Street 2Q…

Wynn Resorts Ltd. reports second-quarter earnings of $74.9 million. On a per-share basis, the Las Vegas-based company said it had net income of 73 cents. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs and to extinguish debt, were $1.18 per share.

Cowboys should be the favorite... for nowCowboys should be the favorite... for…

NFL Previews | Based on cumulative records last year, the NFC East was the kingpin of the league at 15 games over .500, producing a wild card for the first time in seven years (NY Giants 11-5) and the top seed in the conference (Dallas 13-3).

SuperContest off to great start at WestgateSuperContest off to great start at…

Vegas Sports Books | It’s that time of year again; football is near with plenty of great football contests being offered at several Las Vegas sportsbooks. 

Scientific Games reports 2Q lossScientific Games reports 2Q loss

Scientific Games Corp. (SGMS) on Monday reported a loss of $39.1 million in its second quarter. On a per-share basis, the Las Vegas-based company said it had a loss of 44 cents. Losses, adjusted for restructuring costs, came to 43 cents per share.

Westgate Supercontest and Supercontest Gold

CasaBlanca Mayhem in Mesquite xii

Military Heroines Special Flight