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Pick the Pros free NFL contest is back

Pick the Pros free NFL contest is back

posted on September 01, 2015 by

Real Deals | Pick the Pros, the Las Vegas Valley’s longest-running free football contest, kicks off its eighth season at Boyd Gaming casinos across Southern Nevada on Tuesday, Sept. 1. 

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Plenty of time to enjoy Trop Plus Players Club

Plenty of time to enjoy Trop Plus Players Club

posted on August 25, 2015 by

Slot Club Spotlight | While the Tropicana Las Vegas is under sale to Penn National Gaming, (the deal is scheduled to close by the end of year) there is still plenty of time to enjoy the benefits of the Trop Plus Players Club.

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The talk is all about skill-based slot machines

The talk is all about skill-based slot machines

posted on August 25, 2015 by

Winning Strategies | This past week, I listened to an industry leader talk about some upcoming changes to casino games. More specifically, he was talking about the proliferation of regulatory changes that were beginning to allow skill-based slot machines.

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Huge casino perks at Aliante

Huge casino perks at Aliante

posted on August 18, 2015 by

Slot Club Spotlight | Aliante Casino/Hotel is a full service resort located in North Las Vegas featuring over slot and video poker machines, table games, Poker Pro tables, a race and sportsbook, pool and spa, dining, movie theaters and more.

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15 for 15 MLB favorites not as crazy as you'd think

15 for 15 MLB favorites not as crazy as you'd think

posted on August 18, 2015 by

Winning Strategies | I woke up on Wednesday morning to find a text from my older son that had a link to an article about how the previous night was the first time in Major League Baseball history that all 15 home teams won their game.

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Treasure Island player club has one level

Treasure Island player club has one level

posted on August 11, 2015 by

Slot Club Spotlight | Treasure Island’s Players Club one-card system rewards players based on slot and table games play to qualify for benefits and rewards such as free slot play, complimentary or reduced rooms, discounted or free shows and dining and more.

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A-Play Club always a solid Seven

A-Play Club always a solid Seven

posted on August 04, 2015 by

Slot Club Spotlight | New members signing up for the A-Play Club can win up to $1,000 with a scratch card, plus if you earn 250 same-day base points, swipe your card at a kiosk for another chance to win up to $250 in free slot play.

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Station Casino's Thanks a Billion promotion

Station Casino's Thanks a Billion promotion

posted on August 04, 2015 by

Real Deals | ​Station Casinos is offering players “Thanks a Billion! Plus Point Giveaway.” Players can enter to win their share of 1.5 billion Boarding Pass points through Aug. 30.

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Understanding 9-6 payouts in video poker

Understanding 9-6 payouts in video poker

posted on August 04, 2015 by

Winning Strategies | Full-pay machines are the version of a particular type of video poker that have the commonly found highest paybacks.

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The key to gambling is controlling your bankroll

The key to gambling is controlling your bankroll

posted on August 04, 2015 by

Beyond the Numbers | Las Vegas is a town defined by big gambles, spectacular successes and lost opportunities. You can be successful in the professional world of gambling if you can master the art of staying in control of your bankroll and yourself.

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SLS builds Legends in their CODE slot club

SLS builds Legends in their CODE slot club

posted on July 28, 2015 by

Slot Club Spotlight | Coming up on its one-year anniversary, SLS Las Vegas is reinventing itself and has already revamped its slot club, but not its name. The CODE promises a “new club,” with “new tiers” and “new benefits.”

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Play the full pay video poker machine

Play the full pay video poker machine

posted on July 28, 2015 by

Winning Strategies | Machines will have hot and cold streaks, but you can’t predict these. What you can do is play the right strategy and let the machine do what the machine is programmed to do.

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Boyd style giveaway celebrates 40 years

Boyd style giveaway celebrates 40 years

posted on July 28, 2015 by

Real Deals | Boyd Gaming is celebrating 40 years of “Boyd Style” with a nationwide cash giveaway. Now through Sept. 5, guests can earn entries into a grand prize drawing when 40 winners will take home their share of $400,000.

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Downtown Grand offers Get a Grand from the Grand

Downtown Grand offers Get a Grand from the Grand

posted on July 14, 2015 by

Real Deals | The Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino has a new member sign-up promotion offering up to $1,000 rebate in initial losses. Downtown Grand is offering this rare gaming program now through the rest of the year...

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Stations' Boarding Pass one of the best slot clubs

Stations' Boarding Pass one of the best slot clubs

posted on July 14, 2015 by

Slot Club Spotlight | ​The Boarding Pass slot club is one of the most popular in Las Vegas. It is a comprehensive player’s club card, valid at all Station Casinos, Fiesta and Wildfire Gaming properties.

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The D offers keno for a penny per game

The D offers keno for a penny per game

posted on July 14, 2015 by

Crazy for Keno | The D in downtown Las Vegas offers keno for as little as a penny per game or per way as long as the total ticket cost is at least $5.

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Aristocrat New Slot Profile – Britney Spears Slot Game

Aristocrat New Slot Profile – Britney Spears Slot Game

posted on July 09, 2015 by

Aristocrat New Game Profile June 2015 – Britney Spears Slot Game The Newest Aristocrat Class III Game Category.

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Golden Gate blends the future with the Vegas past

Golden Gate blends the future with the Vegas past

posted on July 07, 2015 by

Slot Club Spotlight | The 1906 Club derives its name from the opening year of the Golden Gate, Nevada’s oldest hotel. While the property still maintains elements of its quaint and charming past, new owner Derek Stevens has remodeled to blend the old with the new. 

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No deception about video poker

No deception about video poker

posted on July 07, 2015 by

Winning Strategies | This column is mostly about video poker. Ironically, I haven’t taken a definitive count, but I’d guess I write about video poker about 2/3 of the time. Video poker may look a lot like slots.

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Take the poker straight or go for the straight flush?

Take the poker straight or go for the straight flush?

posted on June 30, 2015 by

Winning Strategies | The expected value of the Straight is very straight forward. The payout is 4, the expected value is 4. The Straight Flush isn’t really all that hard to calculate if you need to on the fly either.

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