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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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Winning big versus grinding playing different casino games

Winning big versus grinding playing different casino games

posted on September 17, 2013 by

Smart & Fun Gambling | There are two schools of thought when it comes to gaming. Win big or grind. As with everything else in the casino I like both. Looking at video poker is a great way to start the discussion of winning big versus grinding.

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'El' Cortez Club Cortez members have great Sept.

'El' Cortez Club Cortez members have great Sept.

posted on September 17, 2013 by

Real Deals | Throughout September, Club Cortez players at the El Cortez downtown who win a jackpot of $200 or more on a slot machine or a $200 or more jackpot on live keno will receive $10 to $1,000 in free play.

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Let's give those dealers some love

Let's give those dealers some love

posted on September 10, 2013 by

Smart & Fun Gambling | The good dealers will entertain us with fun stories and advice while we play. Others will just deal the game and not say a peep. This isn’t any different than any other employee at a casino.

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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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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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When gambling think loss rate, not payback

When gambling think loss rate, not payback

posted on August 20, 2013 by

Winning Strategies | Most table games have a payback between 97% and 99.5%. Video Poker can range from about 95% to 101%. Slot machines probably range from about 85% up to 95%. Sidebets, quite frankly, are all over the place.

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Fact, theory, superstition at the poker table

Fact, theory, superstition at the poker table

posted on August 20, 2013 by

Heavenly Poker | Recently, I wrote a column about superstitions at the poker table. Two of these were about playing at a particular seat and at a particular table in your local casino. 

 

 

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Knowing when to protect your hand in poker

Knowing when to protect your hand in poker

posted on August 20, 2013 by

Poker by George | We focus here on hands that are likely the best at this point in the hand, but there are two or more unseen cards in the deck that could render them a costly second-best. 

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Pigskin and poker event at The Golden Nugget

Pigskin and poker event at The Golden Nugget

posted on August 20, 2013 by

Poker Deals | The Golden Nugget Las Vegas Pigskin & Poker Party weekend will pair football and fun poker tournaments September 7-8 in the Grand Event Center.

 

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Boulder Station celebrates 19th anniversary Saturday

Boulder Station celebrates 19th anniversary Saturday

posted on August 20, 2013 by

Real Deals | Boulder Station will celebrate its 19th anniversary Saturday with free cupcakes and champagne for all guests from 4-7 p.m. on the casino floor.

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When gambling at casinos be aware of chasing bets

When gambling at casinos be aware of chasing bets

posted on July 30, 2013 by

Smart and Fun Gambling | When you spend a lot of time in casinos gambling, you are reminded of what to avoid. That happened to me recently when I chased a keno jackpot that was just a few dollars from hitting. I was reminded not to chase bets.

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