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Siberian Storm one of most popular slots in Vegas July 30, 2013 by David Newstead

Siberian Storm is one of the most popular International Game Technology (IGT) slots to feature in the casino halls of Las Vegas. We take a closer look at the evolution of the game, its theme and game mechanism, to see if we can unlock its secrets.

Youngstown Racino to open in 2014 will reduce slots July 29, 2013 by Staff & Wire Reports

Owners of a $125 million horse racetrack and video slot racino near Youngstown are scaling back the number of gambling machines that will go into the facility. Penn National Gaming said that it will open with 1,000 slots instead of 1,500.

Wheel of Fortune jackpot hits big for Miss. casinos July 22, 2013 by Ray Poirier

The downgrade of IGT came on the heels of a report from Mississippi where casino customers were singing the praises of the company’s progressive machine, “Wheel of Fortune.”

A game plan for keno tournaments July 16, 2013 by Pesach Kremen

There are several casino tournaments in Las Vegas every year. Many feel as if they are just giving away $500 with no realistic chance to win or place. In reality, this need not be the case.

Slot results playing with our minds July 16, 2013 by Elliot Frome

Winning Strategies | A new study was released this week that says the bells and whistles used on slot machines make the player feel like he is winning even when he isn’t. 

We’ll walk like an Egyptian for Cleopatra slot machines July 09, 2013 by David Newstead

When it comes to casino slot machines, they don’t come much bigger than IGT’s Cleopatra, a game that’s based on one of the most famous queens of all time. In this article we take a look at the mechanics of this popular casino game.

Big rewards at Plaza and Las Vegas Club in Nevada July 02, 2013 by H. Scot Krause

Real Deals | As of July 1, PlayLV Gaming, LLC, which owns and operates the Plaza Hotel & Casino and the Las Vegas Club Hotel & Casino, has launched their new Players Club program, Royal Rewards.

Slots of love for machines and how they came to be June 25, 2013 by David Newstead

We take a look at some of the history behind the innovations and the innovators who have brought the phenomenon of slot machines to the Las Vegas gambling audience.

My video poker analysis program and how it works June 18, 2013 by Elliot Frome

Winning Strategies | So, what does a video poker analysis program do with the 32 possible ways the hand can be played? To put it simply, it plays all 32 of them and figures out the final hand for EVERY possible draw for each one of them.

It’s ‘Riviera Hotel Wednesdays’ on the Las Vegas Strip June 18, 2013 by H. Scot Krause

Real Deals | Riviera Casino & Hotel is enhancing weekday casino play for June and July. The property is hosting free weekly slot tournaments on Wednesdays where participants will compete for $3,000 in cash and free slot play.

Singing 32 ways to play your hand in video poker June 11, 2013 by Elliot Frome

Winning Strategies | In video poker, there are only 32 ways. No, not to leave your lover, but to draw on your hand. When I tell people this, the most common reaction is to give me that little deer in the headlights type of look. So, let me explain.

One slot in Las Vegas made for bonuses China Shores May 28, 2013 by Mark Mayer

Pokin' Around | Short and sweet, much like my experience the first time I played China Shores. And then I dared to play the slot machine again.The second time around, this machine actually gave me over 400 free games and I walked away a winner.

National Hamburger Day! White Castle! at El Cortez May 28, 2013 by H. Scot Krause

Real Deals | This past Monday, the El Cortez served up White Castle’s to all of their players! Tuesday The Fat Bar, in conjunction with Fatburger, will offer $1 hamburgers from 4-5 p.m. in observance of National Hamburger Day on the Las Vegas Strip.

Average you can expect to lose while playing blackjack May 28, 2013 by Elliot Frome

Winning Strategies | I’ve been very honest about the odds of long-term winning while gambling. With the rare exception of some tough to find video poker games and/or the ability to count in blackjack, you’re simply not going to win in the long term.

Combining smart with fun with winning while gambling May 28, 2013 by Marc Meltzer

Smart & Fun Gambling | When we can combine smart with fun with winning we have a perfect time at the casino. Knowing the right games to play and how to play them makes for a good time.

Dealing with questions most asked about video poker May 21, 2013 by Elliot Frome

Winning Strategies | While 3-card Straight Flushes tend to be forgotten, you don’t want to over value them either. A Low Pair outranks every 3-card Straight Flush (not 3-card Royals, however). 

Pawn Stars Slot Tournament Golden Nugget Las Vegas May 21, 2013 by H. Scot Krause

Real Deals | A $100 entry fee includes the two-day slot tournament, two free pulls on the brand new Pawn Stars slot machine, daily drawings for a VIP tour of the Gold and Silver Pawn Shop downtown, and much more.

Hawaii, cash and cars in Las Vegas casinos in May May 14, 2013 by H. Scot Krause

Real Deals | Station Casinos’ “May $3 Million Swipe & Win” giveaway includes the chance to win roundtrip airfare for two to Hawaii on Allegiant Airlines as well as cash, dining and slot play prizes.

All casino games have a house edge May 14, 2013 by Elliot Frome

Winning Strategies | The one and only exception is video poker, where there still remain some full-pay machines that pay over 100%. However, as most of these are at too low of a denomination to really do harm to the casino.

Mother’s Day is one of busiest casino days in Vegas May 07, 2013 by H. Scot Krause

Real Deals | Mother’s Day is always one of the busiest days at casinos in Las Vegas, especially in all of the restaurants. If you plan to take Mom out, plan ahead, call for a reservation if the restaurant offers them.

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