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AVATAR slots available at all 10 Vegas MGM resorts November 01, 2013 by Staff & Wire Reports

Fans of James Cameron’s hit movie AVATAR, have a new reason to flock to Las Vegas. IGT's award-winning casino game, James Cameron’s AVATAR Video Slots, is now on all 10 of the MGM Resorts International Las Vegas casino floors.

Think minimum/maximum for playing slot machines October 29, 2013 by Marc Meltzer

Smart & Fun Gambling |  There is one piece of strategy/advice for any penny slot player to maximize their returns. Always play the maximum bet to qualify for a bonus. While that advice is great it can get expensive on certain games.

Most way tickets can be played with video keno October 22, 2013 by Pesach Kremen

Crazy for Keno | Up to now my column has focused on live keno but I am aware many readers like to play video keno as well. Video keno, though, has one major weakness and that is lack of the ability to play most way tickets – until now.

Still time to win Toyota Tacoma truck October 22, 2013 by H. Scot Krause

Real Deals | Rampart: Every Thursday in October the casino hosts the $20,000 Free Slot Play Hot Seat Drawings from 2-8 p.m. Cannery: On Wednesday, Oct. 30, club members who earn 250 same day base points will receive a free bag of Halloween candy.

Learn video poker strategy and add it to your gaming repertoire October 22, 2013 by Marc Meltzer

Smart & Fun Gambling | No table game could match his speed and he taught me something that would change how I gamble in a casino. I learned video poker strategy and added it to my gaming repertoire.

It’s tough finding ideal video poker payback October 22, 2013 by Elliot Frome

Winning Strategies | Video poker is about one thing – math. There is no one to bluff. All that matters is what is the probability of all final hands given what I choose to discard. 

When playing at video poker bars, play for fun October 15, 2013 by Marc Meltzer

Smart and Fun Gambling | When I go to the casino I like to have a good time. Those good times often take place at a casino bar. While being near comped drinks is nice, the returns on bar top video poker are often the worst in the casino. 

Reviewing some video poker basics October 15, 2013 by Elliot Frome

Winning Strategies | Video poker is truly a unique game in the casino. Far too often it is lumped together with slots, but there is little in common except for the technology. I don’t think of a video blackjack machine as a slot machine and the same is true for video poker.

German Oktoberfest time at Las Vegas casinos October 08, 2013 by H. Scot Krause

Real Deals | The Irish get St. Patrick’s Day. Now it’s German Oktoberfest time! There’s a variety of events and good German food and beer to celebrate this month at casinos throughout the valley!

Slots again were a favorite stop for attendees at G2E 2013 October 01, 2013 by Elliot Frome

Winning Strategies | I spent two days last week walking the halls of the Sands Expo at the Global Gaming Expo. If I had to pick one word to describe the event, it would definitely be “SLOTS.” Like last year, I think they dominated the show. 

Christmas broke out early for me at G2E in Las Vegas October 01, 2013 by Marc Meltzer

Smart & Fun Gambling | The annual Global Gaming Expo (G2E) just took place in Las Vegas and we were able to preview some of the new games that will be coming to casinos in the near future.

Station Casinos brings back $3M Swipe and Win October 01, 2013 by H. Scot Krause

Real Deals | Station Casinos brings back one of its most popular promotions this month with “Swipe and Win.” Boyd Gaming's Pumpkin Patch Drawings are back  at Sam’s Town, Suncoast, Orleans and Gold Coast.

My losing hangover slot machine adventure in Las Vegas September 24, 2013 by Mark Mayer

Pokin' Around | Every now and then the urge hits me to play penny slots. My first decision stood tall in front of me, three giant slots – Sex In the City, Dirty Dancing and The Hangover. I chose The Hangover because I liked that movie the best.

Find the hot seats at Arizona Charlie’s! Decatur and Boulder September 24, 2013 by H. Scot Krause

Real Deals | Find the hot seats at Arizona Charlie’s! From Sept. 26-30, four cash winners will be guaranteed at 4:15 and 6:15 p.m. each date at both locations (Decatur and Boulder Hwy.) with bonus drawing at 8:15 p.m. on Sept. 27 and 28.

Winning big versus grinding playing different casino games September 17, 2013 by Marc Meltzer

Smart & Fun Gambling | There are two schools of thought when it comes to gaming. Win big or grind. As with everything else in the casino I like both. Looking at video poker is a great way to start the discussion of winning big versus grinding.

'El' Cortez Club Cortez members have great Sept. September 17, 2013 by H. Scot Krause

Real Deals | Throughout September, Club Cortez players at the El Cortez downtown who win a jackpot of $200 or more on a slot machine or a $200 or more jackpot on live keno will receive $10 to $1,000 in free play.

Defining this lure for progressive jackpots in casinos September 17, 2013 by Elliot Frome

Winning Strategies | Progressives vs. other wagers: While the top pay for most side bets is pretty large, the amount they contribute to the overall payback is usually pretty small. If you pay $1,000 for a 1-in-a-million event, the contribution rate is a meager 0.1%.

Probability Jones releases first four online games September 11, 2013 by Staff & Wire Reports

Probability Jones, a boutique creative partnership focused on the development of innovative formats for the gaming industry, has announced the licencing of four of its formats to Betsson Group through NYX Interactive’s OGS platform.

Play max-coins when playing video poker September 10, 2013 by Elliot Frome

Winning Strategies | Generally speaking, I advise players to play max-coins when playing video poker. For most versions, this means 5 coins. The penny player puts up 5 cents, the nickel player 25 cents, the quarter player $1.25 and the dollar player $5 per hand. 

Wheel of Fortune remains tops in slots in Nevada September 03, 2013 by David Newstead

The Wheel of Fortune series from IGT is one of the most successful ranges of games in the history of slot machines. There are a number of different machines in the series that are modeled on other classic IGT slots.


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Aliante brings a new slot club for the new year

Aliante brings a new slot club for the new year

One lucky player will also win a Chrysler 300 this month. The top five drawing entry earners from Feb. 1-28 will receive an automatic spot in the drawing and $500 in free slot play. Top prize wins a new Chrysler 300. The drawing will be held Sunday, Feb. 28 at 7:15 p.m.


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