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Finding best spots for keno higher roller tix

posted on September 20, 2016 by

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).

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New GM/VP Nelson brings years of Asian casino experience to Palace Station

posted on September 20, 2016 by

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.”

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Completely remodeled Klondike reopens with new owners

posted on September 20, 2016 by

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.

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Four LA card rooms host $3M guaranteed poker tournament

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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.

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For pocket aces it's almost always the right move to thin the field of players

posted on September 20, 2016 by

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. 

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Sometimes a tell is all in the timing

posted on September 20, 2016 by

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.

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Table games inventors should take these tips to G2E

posted on September 13, 2016 by

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.

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Peppermill Reno offers four diamond experience

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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 publication

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Amazing poker night as full houses were everywhere

posted on September 13, 2016 by

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.

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Commerce Casino hosts poker series

posted on September 13, 2016 by

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.

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Poker river runs full of joy and pain

posted on September 13, 2016 by

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.

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Suggestions to increase keno customers, revenue

posted on September 13, 2016 by

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.

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Nevada Progressives continue to rise

posted on September 06, 2016 by

Crazy for Keno | The Two Nevada Progressives are still rising, the Mega Keno 10 spot is approaching $2 million and the Atlantis 9 spot progressive is over $1 million.

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Gardens Casino one of the most beautiful card rooms

posted on September 06, 2016 by

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.

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Rampart Rewards, re-designed, adding a new fourth Tier

posted on September 06, 2016 by

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.

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Figuring out Payback on your wagers

posted on September 06, 2016 by

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.

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Part 1: 'Nuts' what poker players aspire for

posted on September 06, 2016 by

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.

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Placing a TAG line on aggression

posted on September 06, 2016 by

Heavenly Poker | What’s a TAG? Tag has several definitions. As a noun, it can be a label attached to something or someone for identification. In poker, the term, TAG serves to identify a Tight-Aggressive poker player.

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Hunting down full-pay poker machines

posted on August 30, 2016 by

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.

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Paying players helps fill the poker room

posted on August 30, 2016 by

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.

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