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%.view
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.view
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.view
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.view
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.view
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.view
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.view
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.view
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.view
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.view
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.view
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.view
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.view
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.view
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.view
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.view
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.view
Lottery fever is currently burning as this country's two biggest lottery games have nearly $500 million in jackpot money up for grabs in the next two days. Tuesday night is the next drawing for Mega Millions with Wednesday night set for Powerball.
The New York Gaming Commission on Monday approved a proposed set of New York Racing Association (NYRA) rules allowing the advent of a jackpot-type Pick Six bet to NYRA tracks and, subsequently, to simulcast customer nationally.
Gulfstream Park near Miami has announced its 2018-2019 Championship Meet stakes schedule will feature a record 105 stakes worth a record $29.079 million in purses, headlined by the Jan. 26th Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series...
Atlantic City tourism and casino officials say they had a banner summer season and are giving part of the credit to the advent of newly legalized sports betting.
Adrian Beltre received a standing ovation in the Texas Rangers’ home finale Sunday. There was less ambiguity in Detroit, where Victor Martinez is calling it a career, and he played his last game Saturday.