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2014 wish: Let's win and make casino gambling fun

2014 wish: Let's win and make casino gambling fun

posted on January 07, 2014 by

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.

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Blackjack has many variations, it makes a difference

Blackjack has many variations, it makes a difference

posted on December 31, 2013 by

Winning Strategies | Blackjack is played with anywhere from 1 to 8 decks. Blackjack might pay 3-to-2 or 6-to-5. You might be able to split to two hands, four hands or maybe more.

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West Virginia sees table game revenues decline

West Virginia sees table game revenues decline

posted on December 30, 2013 by

At one time, the addition of table games to West Virginia casinos was considered the vehicle needed to enhance gaming growth. Not any more. In Wheeling, revenues dropped from $462,758 to $372,436 for the period that ended on November 30.

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Casino gambling changed dramatically in 20 years

Casino gambling changed dramatically in 20 years

posted on December 24, 2013 by

Winning Strategies | Twenty years ago if you walked into a casino, you had four choices of what to play. Blackjack, Craps, Roulette and Slot Machines covered about 95% of the casino floor. Flash forward to 2013 and the casino floor is quite a different place.

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Good gambling is more difficult to find in casinos

Good gambling is more difficult to find in casinos

posted on December 24, 2013 by

Smart and Fun Gambling | Las Vegas is changing. The Vegas Strip mega-casino-resorts are more focused on the resort side than the casino. The casinos don't want to kick gamblers out. Gaming is still 30%-40% of casino-resort revenues in Las Vegas.

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Penn. table games see spike in monthly revenue

Penn. table games see spike in monthly revenue

posted on December 19, 2013 by

Table games at Pennsylvania’s casinos are seeing an increase in revenue compared to a year ago. The state Gaming Control Board said the games brought in nearly $64 million last month, up 14 percent from November 2012.

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Mississippi Stud and Let It Ride are similar games

Mississippi Stud and Let It Ride are similar games

posted on December 17, 2013 by

Winning Strategies | Is it any wonder why I like to call Mississippi Stud – Let It Ride on speed? The strategy for Mississippi Stud is a bit more complex than that for Let It Ride.

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Riviera benefits local children with annual 'Toy D-RIV-E'

Riviera benefits local children with annual 'Toy D-RIV-E'

posted on December 10, 2013 by

Real Deals | Tis the season for giving – and receiving! Riviera hotel/casino is proud to benefit local children in need with the “Toy D-RIV-E.” Las Vegas locals who drop off a new, unwrapped toy to the Box Office will receive a ticket to an upcoming comedy show.

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Distractions can impact game of blackjack or video poker

Distractions can impact game of blackjack or video poker

posted on December 10, 2013 by

Smart & Fun Gambling | Distractions are an easy way to get you out of your comfort zone and make you a bad gambler. The 6:5 blackjack may be masked with party pits, go-go dancers, loud music and side bets to distract you.

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Thankful for online gambling community and gambling apps

Thankful for online gambling community and gambling apps

posted on December 03, 2013 by

Smart & Fun Gambling | Thanksgiving just passed and it’s always a time to look back and be thankful for the things we have. When it comes to the casino I’m thankful for technology and the amazing community of gamblers online who have helped me.

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Worth a stop on one's list of best blackjack sites

Worth a stop on one's list of best blackjack sites

posted on December 03, 2013 by

Pokin' Around | Compiling my best blackjack venues. I have to say, by far my best blackjack experience came at the old Tropicana with that Sistine Chapel-type ceiling. My worst experience was at the Sands in Atlantic City. Now for the eight in-between.

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It’s better to get paid more, so 3:2 blackjack rules

It’s better to get paid more, so 3:2 blackjack rules

posted on November 19, 2013 by

Smart & Fun Gambling | The frugal gambler will tell you that 3:2 blackjack rules and 6:5 blackjack drools. They’re right. It’s better to get paid more. It doesn’t take a smart person to know that.

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Blackjack odds say hit 16 against a dealer showing 7

Blackjack odds say hit 16 against a dealer showing 7

posted on October 29, 2013 by

Winning Strategies | In blackjack, you don’t have to memorize all of the math behind the game. It’s not necessary to figure out how many cards will bust you or the dealer.To learn to play blackjack, many players use a simple strategy table.

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World Poker Tour rockin' Seminole Hard Rock

World Poker Tour rockin' Seminole Hard Rock

posted on October 29, 2013 by

Poker Deals | Time to tune-up the poker strategies for the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Rock ‘n’ Roll Poker Open returning Nov. 13-Dec. 2. During this World Poker Tour (WPT) Regional event, players can win their share of over $1.25 million.

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When playing blackjack, focus on what is controllable

When playing blackjack, focus on what is controllable

posted on October 08, 2013 by

Smart and Fun Gambling | Someone who stays on a 4 when the blackjack dealer has a 9 showing isn’t a big deal. Over time the money will even out and the player will lose and go away. I worry about things I can control in blackjack, like my strategy.

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The WSOP.com Internet site officially launched in September

The WSOP.com Internet site officially launched in September

posted on October 08, 2013 by

Poker Deals | The WSOP.com Internet site officially launched on Sept. 19. Anyone of legal age in the Silver State with an Internet connection and a mobile phone can now play real money online poker at WSOP.com.

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Craps can be one of the most exciting games in the casino

Craps can be one of the most exciting games in the casino

posted on October 01, 2013 by

Crazy for Keno and Craps | The game of craps can be one of the most exciting games in the casino. It can also drain your bankroll quite fast. The trick is to take advantage of the fact that not every roll need be a decision roll for you.

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Station Casinos brings back $3M Swipe and Win

Station Casinos brings back $3M Swipe and Win

posted on October 01, 2013 by

Real Deals | Station Casinos brings back one of its most popular promotions this month with “Swipe and Win.” Boyd Gaming's Pumpkin Patch Drawings are back  at Sam’s Town, Suncoast, Orleans and Gold Coast.

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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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Win Cards could improve gaming revenue results

Win Cards could improve gaming revenue results

posted on September 24, 2013 by

One of the most successful, ongoing venues that is designed to attract, develop and entice beginners to the live table games is the WIN CARDS program.

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