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Former dealer sentenced to two years probation

posted on January 06, 2017 by

A former dealer has been sentenced to two years probation for conspiring to help gamblers bilk the Mohegan Sun Pocono in Pennsylvania out of more than $17,000 in a rigged Pai gow game.

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Favorite 15 skills for limit hold'em poker

posted on January 03, 2017 by

Heavenly Poker | Skill – expertise – is essential to winning at the poker table. There are many aspects of skill. Working with my poker mentor, George “The Engineer” Epstein, here are our favorite 15 skill forms for limit hold’em:

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Stensrud's influence in his words

posted on November 29, 2016 by

Beyond the Numbers | If anyone deserves to be in the Poker Industry Hall of Fame, it’s Jerry Stensrud. During his 25-year tenure at Commerce Casino, Stensrud helped develop Commerce Casino into the largest poker room in the world, a distinction it still holds today.

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Decline in popularity of 'table games' subject of industry conference

posted on November 18, 2016 by

The decline in the popularity of so called “table games” in the gambling world is the subject of an industry conference that concluded Wednesday at the Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel and Casino.

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South Point unleashes new gaming promotions for November

posted on October 28, 2016 by

Featuring more than 2,100 guestrooms, South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa overlooks the famous Las Vegas Strip and the serenity of the surrounding mountainscape.

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Remaining odds and ends for table games at G2E

posted on October 18, 2016 by

Winning Strategies | I’ve spent the last few weeks covering the table games I saw at the recent Global Gaming Expo here in Las Vegas. This week I’m going to cover the remaining games.

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A new member at the G2E table in AGS

posted on October 11, 2016 by

Winning Strategies | The table game landscape has changed quite a bit in the past few years. I don’t know where in the rank they fall, but they had the second largest table game display at the Global Gaming Expo two weeks ago. This week, I’ll give a brief review of the games of AGS.

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Golden Nugget Las Vegas spices up October with many deals

posted on October 11, 2016 by

The Golden Nugget Las Vegas is the most luxurious resort on the Fremont Street Experience, and consistently receives critical acclaim for exceeding customer expectations. 

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South Point lands a touchdown with football season promotions

posted on October 11, 2016 by

South Point Hotel lands another touchdown with its latest football season promotions, ranging from food and beverage to gaming. In addition, South Point Sports Book, recognized as one of Las Vegas’ top sports books, features 24-hour sports betting windows and more than seven parlay card options.

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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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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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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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Golden Nugget Las Vegas takes home several prizes

posted on August 24, 2016 by

Golden Nugget Las Vegas took home several prizes in Casino Player Magazine's annual Best of Gaming reader survey. Golden Nugget Las Vegas has raised the standard for entertainment in downtown Las Vegas hosting the 52 Fridays Concert Series.

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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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Stratosphere slot club acePlay linked to Arizona Charlies, Aquarius

posted on August 09, 2016 by

Slot Club Spotlight | The Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower is a Las Vegas landmark offering spectacular views, the highest thrill rides in the country, a variety of dining options and over 2,400 room accommodations.

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Defining what tweaking the gaming floor means for Wynn Macau

posted on August 09, 2016 by

Winning Strategies | There was an article this past week in some of the industry newsletters about how the Wynn in Macau had “tweaked” their gaming floor to increase margins. The headline piqued my interest so I decided to read about what they did.

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Could Gambling Increase Happiness Levels

posted on August 03, 2016 by

Gambling has been a form of entertainment that people have turned to for many reasons. The overwhelming majority use this for entertainment purposes only, but others turn to gambling as a result of addiction issues.

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Expert strategy maximizes payback of casino games

posted on August 02, 2016 by

Winning Strategies | I don’t peddle schemes for how to beat the house. I offer strategy on how to maximize the payback of each game. If you do this, you give yourself the best chance to win in the short run.

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Boyd Gaming sizzles with deals this August

posted on July 29, 2016 by

Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 22 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and New Jersey. 

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Golden Nugget Las Vegas unveils August Entertainment schedule

posted on July 26, 2016 by

The Golden Nugget Las Vegas is the most luxurious resort on the Fremont Street Experience, and consistently receives critical acclaim for exceeding customer expectations.

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