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Franz lives a rich life tied to her experiences at Santa Fe Station

Franz lives a rich life tied to her experiences at Santa Fe Station

posted on September 19, 2018 by

Keno Connections | Our first keno manager profile, is Brandis Franz,  bingo/keno manager at Santa Fe Station. Franz, 38, has been an employee at Santa Fe for nearly 12 years, starting as an on-call keno runner. 

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Quads: the remedy for winning video poker

Quads: the remedy for winning video poker

posted on September 19, 2018 by

Winning Strategies | This past week, I played a fair amount of video poker and something struck me: If you want to win at video poker you have to get your Four of a Kinds. You need Royal Flushes too – but that is more over the long run.

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Skillful players always have an edge

Skillful players always have an edge

posted on September 19, 2018 by

Poker by George | The word “gambling” carries a negative connotation; i.e., something to be avoided. According to Wikipedia, “gambling is the wagering of money or something of value… on an event with an uncertain outcome, with the primary intent of winning money or material goods.”

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Keno progressives keep climbing, check out these casinos for best rates

Keno progressives keep climbing, check out these casinos for best rates

posted on September 19, 2018 by

Crazy for Keno | As this article is being composed Megakeno Progressives stand at the 10-spot at over $2.45 million, the 9 spot at over $55,000, the 8 spot at nearly $100,000, and the 7 spot at over $26,000. Go to the El Cortez, The Plaza, or The Excalibur for the best pay tables.

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Going ‘All-In’ for a lifetime of memories

Going ‘All-In’ for a lifetime of memories

posted on September 19, 2018 by

Beyond the Numbers | I had the honor to interview Jack Binion, a true legend of the gaming industry. Binion’s love of all things poker would change the industry forever, and now he is supporting a cause dear to him – Keep Memory Alive.

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Boarding Pass member Palms brings so many options for players

Boarding Pass member Palms brings so many options for players

posted on September 19, 2018 by

Slot Club Spotlight | “From Dust to Gold.” That’s the saying the Palms Casino Resort has been touting since undergoing an extensive $620 million remodel over the past 2 years. 

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Getting back into table games mode

Getting back into table games mode

posted on September 12, 2018 by

Winning Strategies | I hope everyone had a fantastic National Video Poker Day. Maybe next year, someone other than me will promote it! Now it is time to get back into table games. 

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A hand to remember

A hand to remember

posted on September 12, 2018 by

Poker by George | With millions of possible 5-card hands in a game of Texas hold’em, there are bound to be some that really stand out. Here’s one that has stood up to the passing of time for me.

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The most popular live poker event of the year – the European Poker Tour in Barcelona

The most popular live poker event of the year – the European Poker Tour in Barcelona

posted on September 07, 2018 by

This August the EPT (European Poker Tour) returns in Barcelona. One of the most popular poker events of the year – attracting the biggest poker players from all around the globe. The action started August 21st and will not stop until the 2nd of September.

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Big Bingo Weekend is coming back at Station Casinos

Big Bingo Weekend is coming back at Station Casinos

posted on September 06, 2018 by

Big Bingo Weekend is coming back this October, followed by the November to Remember Bingo Bash in November.

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A special Sept. 6 aka National Video Poker Day

A special Sept. 6 aka National Video Poker Day

posted on September 05, 2018 by

Winning Strategies | You almost assuredly will not see National Video Poker Day on any calendar. I made it up.

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Deception can avoid mistakes

Deception can avoid mistakes

posted on September 05, 2018 by

Heavenly Poker | As you develop your poker expertise, it is important to come up with deceptive skills to have in your repertoire and call on when appropriate. Those who do not do so are making a big mistake

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Nightmares to explore

Nightmares to explore

posted on September 05, 2018 by

Poker by George | Lately, I find myself dreaming of poker more often than I would like. Most of the time, my dream has been about Bad Beats.

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Mega 10 keeps mounting

Mega 10 keeps mounting

posted on September 05, 2018 by

Crazy for Keno | The 10-spot MegaKeno jackpot progressive is approaching $2.5 million and the 8-spot is nearing $100,000 – all possible for just a $1.50 bet. This is a nice goal but many of you would prefer to have more chances, albeit for lower top payout.

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Even after 50 years, best players still win

Even after 50 years, best players still win

posted on August 29, 2018 by

Beyond the Numbers | I introduced four-card poker to the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas in the spring of 1982. The game we spread at the Nugget started out as limit, but after two hours of boring, short-handed poker, we decided to change it to pot-limit.

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Hard look at software as people question if video poker is rigged

Hard look at software as people question if video poker is rigged

posted on August 29, 2018 by

Winning Strategies | I get asked a lot if video poker machines are “rigged.” My father, Lenny Frome, gave video poker the title of America’s National Game of Chance. I don’t think he would’ve done this, nor would it have been deserved, if it was a game known to be rigged. 

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Pair of Aces means thinning out field, unless...

Pair of Aces means thinning out field, unless...

posted on August 29, 2018 by

Poker by George | In Texas hold’em, the best starting-hand is pocket Aces – A-A in the hole. Your hand is well in the lead over all of your opponents – the “enemy.” To help ensure victory, you ought to keep the lead by forcing out some – but not all – of your opponents. 

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Players need ‘texture’ info

Players need ‘texture’ info

posted on August 29, 2018 by

Heavenly Poker | This is the sixth in our series on common mistakes Texas hold’em poker players often make. Let’s explore a very common mistake related to table and seat selection. 

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Gambling And Leisure - Know How To Win With New Technology Games

Gambling And Leisure - Know How To Win With New Technology Games

posted on August 22, 2018 by

Gambling has changed a great deal over the years and has evolved from the high street to a brand new digital era thanks to advances in technology.

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MegaKeno 10-spot nears $2.5M

MegaKeno 10-spot nears $2.5M

posted on August 21, 2018 by

Crazy for Keno | The MegaKeno 10-spot is approaching $2.5 million and climbing. The 9-spot is rising at nearly $55,000. The 8-spot is near $100,000 and going up. The 7-spot just passed $22,000 and also rising.

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Tilman Fertitta reportedly has approached Caesars Entertainment about a potential merger agreement. Fertitta owns the Golden Nugget brand, which includes casinos in downtown Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Biloxi and other locations, in addition to the NBA’s Houston Rockets.

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Vegas Sports Books | The 49ers covering +9.5 in a 33-30 loss at Green Bay Monday night capped a winning Week 6 of the NFL for Nevada sports books. 

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Dye-ing to Know | One of the most familiar names in Gaming Today’s Bookies Battle over the last couple decades has been “Johnny Spot.” John Druzisky, a supervisor at “The Book” inside The LINQ, got his nickname back when he was hanging out regularly in pool halls.

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Reacting to an easier mobile sign-up system recently adopted by New Jersey, MGM, Caesars and Wynn requested that Nevada sports books be allowed to implement remote registration and identity verification for mobile accounts.

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