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Keep track of your player cards with Reward View

Keep track of your player cards with Reward View

posted on September 24, 2013 by

 If you’re like many slots or table game players, you have probably signed up for at least two casino loyalty programs (slot card clubs).

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Defining this lure for progressive jackpots in casinos

Defining this lure for progressive jackpots in casinos

posted on September 17, 2013 by

Winning Strategies | Progressives vs. other wagers: While the top pay for most side bets is pretty large, the amount they contribute to the overall payback is usually pretty small. If you pay $1,000 for a 1-in-a-million event, the contribution rate is a meager 0.1%.

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Rampart has Resort Rewards Giveaways

Rampart has Resort Rewards Giveaways

posted on September 03, 2013 by

Real Deals | The Rampart Casino is hosting weekly $150,000 Resort Rewards Giveaway drawings throughout September every Saturday and Sunday with drawings at 6, 7 and 8 p.m. 

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California offers options to Las Vegas for keno

California offers options to Las Vegas for keno

posted on August 27, 2013 by

Crazy for Keno | Las Vegas isn’t the only place to play Keno. The California Lottery offers Hot Spot (keno) at numerous locations throughout the state. In the San Diego area alone there are nearly 100 places offering this game.

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Use caution with Las Vegas casinos' Players’ cards

Use caution with Las Vegas casinos' Players’ cards

posted on August 27, 2013 by

Smart & Fun Gambling | I try to stay away from talking much about casino Players Clubs for a few reasons. First, they’re all different so what works to gain an advantage with one players club may not work with another. 

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My gambling strategy: Have fun, be smart

My gambling strategy: Have fun, be smart

posted on August 20, 2013 by

Smart & Fun Gambling | I’m concerned with one of two things when I walk into a casino – having fun and playing smart. I’ve tried to learn the correct strategy to gain a few percentage points here and there but that’s about all I’m going to get.

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Caving in to an urge and playing Caveman Keno

Caving in to an urge and playing Caveman Keno

posted on August 20, 2013 by

Pokin' Around | Sometimes I get the urge to go out and play. It’s not in my best interest. That would be to stick with betting sports. There I know I have a chance – like last weekend putting bets on Cleveland, Buffalo and Seattle in NFL – 3 for 3 easy winners.

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In Pai Gow Poker and Baccarat methods for defeating house

In Pai Gow Poker and Baccarat methods for defeating house

posted on July 09, 2013 by

Winning Strategies | In the games of Pai Gow Poker and Baccarat, certain wagers pay a 5% commission when they win. Another way of looking at this is that the player is paid 19-to-20 for a winning wager, which I think is more accurate.

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Slots of love for machines and how they came to be

Slots of love for machines and how they came to be

posted on June 25, 2013 by

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.

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Poker ‘vision’ comes from Massachusetts Lottery

Poker ‘vision’ comes from Massachusetts Lottery

posted on June 25, 2013 by

Winning Strategies | Jackpot Poker also offers a, well, jackpot payout. If you wish to play the Progressive Jackpot, the player can make an additional $1 wager that will make him eligible to win the Progressive Jackpot if he is dealt a Royal Flush.

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Odds and probability are not the same thing

Odds and probability are not the same thing

posted on June 18, 2013 by

Smart & Fun Gambling | A slightly more in depth example for casino gaming comes from roulette. A bet on a single number in double-zero roulette has a probability of 1/38, so to break even you would have to be paid 37 to 1.

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Banks have yet to install online gambling software

Banks have yet to install online gambling software

posted on May 14, 2013 by

Gaming Insider | Some banks have not yet installed the software that enables a computer to recognize a “7995 transaction,” part of the string of numbers that identifies a legal transfer of cash for gaming purposes. 

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All casino games have a house edge

All casino games have a house edge

posted on May 14, 2013 by

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.

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Phil Ivey, British casino in dispute over winnings

Phil Ivey, British casino in dispute over winnings

posted on May 13, 2013 by

Phil Ivey is recognized as the best poker player in the world and his talents apparently extend to baccarat. But a British casino is disputing whether Ivey’s huge win of around $11.9 million was done legitimately.

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Mother’s Day is one of busiest casino days in Vegas

Mother’s Day is one of busiest casino days in Vegas

posted on May 07, 2013 by

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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Live 3Girls, yes! Casinos entertain with Party Pits

Live 3Girls, yes! Casinos entertain with Party Pits

posted on April 16, 2013 by

Smart & Fun Gambling | The 3Girls for GamingToday are fun. They’re a nice excuse to look at a pretty girl and check in on what’s happening in gaming. When we see 3Girls in the flesh at a casino we should probably turn around and walk the other way.

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Identity Members worth $1M at Cosmo Las Vegas

Identity Members worth $1M at Cosmo Las Vegas

posted on April 02, 2013 by

Real Deals | Identity Members at Cosmopolitan Las Vegas have a chance to win up to $1 million with a new promotion called “Unlock & Win” taking place now through June 9.

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Some Las Vegas casinos offer just single 0 roulette

Some Las Vegas casinos offer just single 0 roulette

posted on April 02, 2013 by

Smart & Fun Gambling | Roulette is a simple game. The dealer spins the ball around the cylinder and whichever number the ball lands on is the winner. You can pick a number, the color of the number or the sector of the cylinder the ball lands in.

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Blackjack Switch enters the gambling market

Blackjack Switch enters the gambling market

posted on March 12, 2013 by

Winning Strategies | Over the years a few blackjack variants have stuck. Spanish 21 is likely the most successful, removing the 10’s (not the face cards) from the deck. This offered the player something other than mostly even money payouts.

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‘D’ place for $25,000 NASCAR prize

‘D’ place for $25,000 NASCAR prize

posted on March 05, 2013 by

Real Deals | The D invites players to enter its $25,000 NASCAR Pick-the-Winner Giveaway. Players can show their support for favorite drivers by earning betting tickets and entering them into a $25,000 prize pool that will be awarded.

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