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Pa. casinos post monthly decline in slots revenue March 06, 2014 by Staff & Wire Reports

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.

For better video poker paytables, off Strip will work March 04, 2014 by Elliot Frome

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.

The D and Golden Gate Casinos giving away 35 trips March 04, 2014 by H. Scot Krause

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.”

Penn National awarded license for Mass. slots March 03, 2014 by Staff & Wire Reports

Officials of Penn National Gaming said they would begin construction planning next week at the Plainridge harness racetrack in Massachusetts with an eye toward opening a slots parlor there by next spring.

Maine board says $1.1B spent on slots last year March 03, 2014 by Staff & Wire Reports

The Maine Gambling Control Board says customers wagered more than $1.1 billion on slot machines last year at the state’s two casinos.

Expert strategy: play games with highest payback February 25, 2014 by Elliot Frome

Winning Strategies | Last week, I went over the basics of Expert Strategy. One of the key principles is to know which games to play. For the most part, this means play the games with the highest paybacks possible.

Nevada gaming regulators OK prepaid debit cards February 24, 2014 by Staff & Wire Reports

The Nevada Gaming Commission approved the use of prepaid debit cards in casino slots play. Prior to using the cards, however, the Nevada Gaming Control Board must approve the technology being used.

Penn. casinos’ table games revenue down slightly February 19, 2014 by Staff & Wire Reports

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. 

All the table games in the casino are not created equal February 18, 2014 by Elliot Frome

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.

Boyd Gaming strikes Gold for penny slot player bonuses February 11, 2014 by Mark Mayer

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.”

Some first time bettors don't know about 11/10 vig February 11, 2014 by Elliot Frome

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.

Happy 16th, Station Casinos, Fiesta Henderson February 04, 2014 by H. Scot Krause

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.

Big promotions and parties for Super Bowl at Vegas casinos January 28, 2014 by H. Scot Krause

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.

Video poker game never seen before called blackjack poker January 21, 2014 by Mark Mayer

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.

Macau considering electronic games cap January 13, 2014 by Ray Poirier

Government officials in Macau are considering the possibility of putting a cap on the number of electronic games being employed in the world’s largest gaming area.

2014 wish: Let's win and make casino gambling fun January 07, 2014 by Marc Meltzer

Smart & Fun Gambling | Welcome to 2014. Along with a new year there are some wishes I’d like to see in the casinos. No matter how realistic they are they probably won’t come true…but a guy can dream.

N.H. lawmakers considering electronic keno bill January 06, 2014 by Ray Poirier

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.

Figure 8 Technologies sued by City of Los Angeles January 06, 2014 by Ray Poirier

Figure 8 Technologies, a North Carolina company that attempted to provide illegal casino-style games to California cyber cafes is being sued by the City of Los Angeles.

Penn. slots post first year-end revenue decline January 06, 2014 by Staff & Wire Reports

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.

Video slot machine revenue tumbles at R.I. casinos December 23, 2013 by Staff & Wire Reports

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.

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