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Skill-based gaming growing thanks in large part to Graboyes

posted on February 21, 2017 by

Dye-ing to Know | It’s been 3½ months since Blaine Graboyes’ skill-based, video-game gambling machines hit the casino floors in Atlantic City. Within a few more months, Graboyes expects to be in casinos here in Nevada.

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New casino game ideas must adapt to survive

posted on November 22, 2016 by

Winning Strategies | Successful game inventors know they cannot fall in love with their game idea. Just because you like it, doesn’t mean everyone else (or anyone else) will. Of course, one of the issues with this is even if you are willing to be flexible, you generally don’t get endless chances.

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Holiday gifts a big feature at MGM, Golden Nugget and Cannery slot clubs

posted on November 08, 2016 by

Slot Club Spotlight | With the holidays coming up, you can find many opportunities to use slot club points for shopping and gifts. This week we’ll look at MGM’s Holiday Gift Shoppe as well as the Golden Nugget’s Gift Point Program and the Cannery’s Premium Gift Gallery.

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In honor of Veterans Day casinos offer discounts to military

posted on November 08, 2016 by

Reel Deals | It only seems fitting that we celebrate our military with Veterans Day this Friday. We start up north of Las Vegas in Mesquite. Honoring those who have served to protect American citizens Mesquite Gaming will honor our military with a complimentary buffet. 

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Talking polls minus political spin

posted on October 25, 2016 by

Winning Strategies | How many of you are sick of reading about polls? Presidential polls, Senate polls, debate polls, local question polls. This column is NOT political. But since all the numbers you hear about polls are about math and statistics, many of the same types of numbers used in gaming, I thought I might give a quick lesson on interpreting some of what you hear.

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$40M Australian Powerball jackpot dispute continues

posted on October 19, 2016 by

An Australian lawsuit continues in which a factory worker claims he was part of a syndicate that won $40 million (AUD). His workmates say he was not part of the group and is not entitled to part of the windfall.

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Scientific Games set to offer variants of blackjack, poker at G2E

posted on September 27, 2016 by

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.

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The idea of being a casino winner not that difficult depending on the criteria

posted on August 16, 2016 by

Winning Strategies | Today’s topic comes courtesy of Facebook. A friend of a friend posted that she was leaving Las Vegas happy because she was departing as a winner. She won all three spins at roulette and was done.

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South Point's July slot progressive bonus will hit by $25,000

posted on July 12, 2016 by

Reel Deals | Throughout July, all South Point Casino Club players have the opportunity to win a cash progressive bonus while playing their favorite slot machines. The progressive bonus will hit by $25,000.

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Laughlin offers some unique casino amenities

posted on June 07, 2016 by

Slot Club Spotlight | Celebrating its 50th year, the once bankrupt motel that stood on the banks of the Colorado River has evolved into a resort and casino of epic proportions: Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino.

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Join El Cortez for a UFC 199 viewing party

posted on May 17, 2016 by

El Cortez Hotel & Casino is the longest continuously operating hotel-casino in Las Vegas and celebrates its 75th year of operation this year. 

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Downtown Grand shooting for video game gambling

posted on March 15, 2016 by

Dye-ing to Know | The Downtown Grand hotel and casino is trying to capitalize on the video-game craze. DTG recently opened an “eSports” lounge called the Downtown Underground.

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Downtown Grand Continues Effort to Attract Esports Enthusiasts

posted on February 22, 2016 by

In its continued effort to attract esports enthusiasts and video gamers, Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino will host the opening event for the 2016 Madden Community Championship

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Wildfire Gaming another spot for Station Boarding Pass

posted on January 26, 2016 by

Slot Club Spotlight | Wildfire Gaming is a division of Station Casinos, a group of casinos that utilize the Boarding Pass slot club. The Boarding Pass is a player’s club card, valid at all Station Casinos, Fiesta and Wildfire Gaming properties.

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Video poker, blackjack paybacks have merit in long run

posted on January 26, 2016 by

Winning Strategies | Expert Strategy has always been about the long run. Occasionally, someone has come along and tried to knock it by stating the long run is so far out there that striving for it is a fool’s errand. Obviously, I disagree.

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$1,000 cash up for grabs at Arizona Charlie's

posted on January 26, 2016 by

Reel Deals | Through Jan. 28, players at Arizona Charlie’s Decatur and Boulder who earn 1,000 base points can play the kiosk promotional game for a chance to win prizes including $1,000 cash.

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Club Grazie benefits players at Venetian, Palazzo

posted on December 29, 2015 by

Slot Club Spotlight | Club Grazie is the loyalty program (slot club) of The Venetian and The Palazzo. One card will work for both properties and combines and shares points. The Grazie card can be used at slot, video poker, table games and in the poker room.

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Show Pai a favorite of Red Rock Showcase

posted on November 17, 2015 by

Winning Strategies | EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second of two parts on a recent student gaming showcase sponsored by Station Casinos in partnership with UNLV. It was held ;at Red Rock Casino & Resort. Next up was Super Blackjack.

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Station Casinos offers $1.5M drawings in November

posted on November 17, 2015 by

Reel Deals | Station Casinos $1.5 Million Double or Nothing Game Show and What’s Behind the Door Cash Drawings take place throughout November. Spin to win every Friday and Saturday through Nov. 28.

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Giving you a head start on G2E games

posted on September 29, 2015 by

Winning Strategies |  In the casino world, the term “success” is most definitely a relative term.

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