The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said Wednesday that revenue from slot machines in February totaled $181 million, down more than 7.5 percent. Regulators say bad winter weather once again kept gamblers away from Pennsylvania casinos.
Winng Strategies | When talking video poker, you are looking for full-pay machines. These are the ones that are commonly found and generally have the highest possible payback for that particular type of machine.
Real Deals | Through July 31, partner casinos, the D and Golden Gate, will give away 35 seven-day cruises to Mexico as part of the joint slots and video poker promotion, “Reelin’ Your Way to Mexico.”
Pennsylvania casinos took in $58.7 million from table games last month, down just over 1 percent from January 2013. Combined January revenue from slot machines and table games totaled about $230 million, down 7 percent from the year-ago period.
Winning Strategies | Depending on how the game is constructed, I would tend to say you have a 30%-45% chance of winning in a three-hour session if the game has this high of a payback.
Pokin' Around | “It’s all part of the entertainment value that Boyd Gaming wishes to give its players who enjoy playing penny slots,” Shultz said. “We have had a lot of positive feedback from our customers and will be adding more games to the extra bonuses.”
Winning Strategies | While I won’t claim to be an expert at picking football winners, I at least know what I’m wagering on. While I was at Red Rock, a man came back to the sports book cashier with a paid ticket and now wanted to know what the “-2½” meant.
Real Deals | Fiesta Henderson will celebrate it's “Sweet 16” anniversary this Thursday with cake, champagne and an iPad Mini Frenzy. From 4 to 8 p.m., every 15 minutes, a random slot will win an iPad Mini or $400 in slot play.
Real Deals | Big promotions and big parties are in store all around the valley for the Big Game this Sunday. Here are a few suggestions for enjoying the Super Bowl in a party atmosphere.
Pokin' Around | The game was blackjack poker. Now I certainly know blackjack and have had way too many losing bouts with double double bonus, deuces wild and deluxe poker. But I’ve never seen blackjack poker the game.
While New Hampshire lawmakers consider expanding gambling to include one or more casinos, a separate bill that would allow electronic Keno games to be played in bars and restaurants that serve alcohol will be considered.
Annual revenue from Pennsylvania slot machines has dipped 3.5 percent to less than $2.4 billion for the first time since the state’s first casino opened in 2006, reflecting increased competition from border states.
Rhode Island says the Twin River Casino took in more money in the first four months of the budget year, but revenue from video slot machines tumbled. The machines at Twin River produced $156.8 million, a drop of $572,946 from the same period last year.
American Casino Entertainment Properties (ACEP) owns and operates the Aquarius Casino Resort in Laughlin, The Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower, Arizona Charlie’s Decatur and Arizona Charlie’s Boulder in Las Vegas. All four properties utilize one conveniently linked slot club card known as acePLAY.
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