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G2E turned 'scientific' in casino look

G2E turned 'scientific' in casino look

posted on October 13, 2015 by

This is part 2 of the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) new games series. Part 1 focused on new games offered by IGT and the current state of skill-based gaming slots. This week we examine some of the new games being offered...

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Halloween season at Boyd with $325K Pumpkins

Halloween season at Boyd with $325K Pumpkins

posted on October 13, 2015 by

Reel Deals | The $325,000 Pumpkin Patch Pick at all Boyd properties has returned for another year of great rewards. Earn 10 points every Friday and Saturday, then play the kiosk game through Oct. 24 for the chance to win.

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Fifth Street Gaming offers up $100 slot play

Fifth Street Gaming offers up $100 slot play

posted on October 13, 2015 by

Fifth Street Gaming owns and operates the Silver Nugget Casino and the Lucky Club Hotel & Casino, both located in North Las Vegas. Silver Nugget and Lucky Club have a linked slot club, known as “My Points Las Vegas.

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Let's gear new casino games toward millennials

Let's gear new casino games toward millennials

posted on October 13, 2015 by

Winning Strategies |In the video poker arena, it has gotten harder and harder to find 100%-plus games, which were never in abundance on the Strip anyhow. Finding even full-pay machines on the Strip has gotten harder.

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Plaza slot club offers a classic Vegas experience

Plaza slot club offers a classic Vegas experience

posted on October 06, 2015 by

Slot Club Spotlight | Overlooking the Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas, The Plaza Hotel & Casino offers guests a variety of gambling choices, including the latest penny slots, high-limit machines, classic favorites.

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Circus Circus, part of MGM, has its own slot club

Circus Circus, part of MGM, has its own slot club

posted on September 29, 2015 by

Slot Club Spotlight | While Circus Circus falls under the MGM Resorts brand, the slot club is not linked to MGM’s Mlife club. The Circus Players Club operates independently and the card can also be used at Slots-A-Fun.

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Downtown Grand $250K slot event starts Oct. 1

Downtown Grand $250K slot event starts Oct. 1

posted on September 29, 2015 by

Reel Deals | Beginning Oct. 1, the Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino will launch the $250K Grand Slot Tournament. Jim Simms, new CEO of Downtown Grand said, “This will be the highest single payout ever for any slot tournament ever held at the Downtown Grand.

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No fast track for skill-based slots

No fast track for skill-based slots

posted on September 29, 2015 by

The Analyst | I was forwarded a press release regarding a company touting their skill-based slot products and their optimism about having their machines in field trial in the early part of 2016. I don’t share their optimism about how speedy the process will work.

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Online gambling in Canada and the United States

Online gambling in Canada and the United States

posted on September 27, 2015 by

While Canada and the United States of America share many significant cultural, economic and social ties, there are also many ways in which the two countries are different. One area in which these two large neighbors vary is in the world of online gambling.

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$250K Grand Slot Tournament at Downtown Grand

$250K Grand Slot Tournament at Downtown Grand

posted on September 23, 2015 by

Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas launches the 250K GRAND SLOT TOURNAMENT

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Four Queens Royal Players Club a one-tier system

Four Queens Royal Players Club a one-tier system

posted on September 15, 2015 by

Slot Club Spotlight | The Royal Players Club at the Four Queens in downtown Las Vegas offers a full-service casino. It includes over 1,000 of the newest and hottest game variety plus video poker having liberal pay tables.

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Gold Coast offers bonuses on Royal Flushes

Gold Coast offers bonuses on Royal Flushes

posted on September 15, 2015 by

Real Deals | B Loyal to the Royal at the Gold Coast, where you can win bonus slot dollars when you hit a royal flush on video poker. For all royal flushes hit with a max coin bet, you will receive $20 in slot dollars.

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100-play poker and its volatility

100-play poker and its volatility

posted on September 15, 2015 by

Winning Strategies | Anytime I mention 100-play, an interesting question comes up. Does a 100-play machine raise or lower the volatility of the game relative to a single play? Volatility is a measure of the streakiness of the game. 

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So…Nicole here just won $1.9 million at Fiesta Henderson!

So…Nicole here just won $1.9 million at Fiesta Henderson!

posted on September 10, 2015 by

​So…Nicole here just won $1.9 million at Fiesta Henderson! She received the warmest welcome to Vegas, ever, having just moved to Vegas in March.

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Wheel of Fortune Station Casino players could split $1M

Wheel of Fortune Station Casino players could split $1M

posted on September 08, 2015 by

Real Deals | International Game Technology (IGT) and Station Casinos invite players to participate in an exciting promotion that could deliver big wins to Boarding Pass members in celebration of Wheel of Fortune slots minting its 1,000th millionaire.

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Cold streaks outweigh hot streaks

Cold streaks outweigh hot streaks

posted on September 08, 2015 by

Winning Strategies | Today’s topic comes courtesy of a friend of mine who asked me over dinner if he was way off base by saying sometimes it seems like video poker machines get into hot streaks.

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Hard Rock offers a unique slot club Backstage Pass

Hard Rock offers a unique slot club Backstage Pass

posted on September 08, 2015 by

Slot Club Spotlight | The Backstage Pass Club at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino offers some very unique ways to earn points as well as many unique benefits. The club desk is located at the casino cage in the HRH Tower adjacent to Luxe Bar.

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Emerald Island offers only all penny slots

Emerald Island offers only all penny slots

posted on September 01, 2015 by

Slot Club Spotlight | Located in downtown Henderson (120 Market St.), Emerald Island Casino has a catchy phrase to describe the fun little casino: “Nevada’s ONLY All Penny Casino, Where Every Day is Promotion Day!”

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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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