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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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Would casinos disclose all key statistics about each game?

Would casinos disclose all key statistics about each game?

posted on July 30, 2013 by

Winning Strategies | My college roommate posted a question to one of my old columns on my blog (gambatria.blogspot.com) wondering if I thought the casinos would ever have to disclose all the key statistics about each game.

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Tips before taking on Las Vegas craps tournaments

Tips before taking on Las Vegas craps tournaments

posted on July 23, 2013 by

Smart and Fun Gambling | Craps tournaments in Las Vegas are popular among casino gamblers because craps has almost zero house advantage for the casino.

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Blackjack, Roulette, and Craps have mechanisms

Blackjack, Roulette, and Craps have mechanisms

posted on July 23, 2013 by

Winning Strategies | Blackjack, Roulette, Craps and every table game has a mechanism game inventors use to create a house edge when playing at the casino.

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Slot results playing with our minds

Slot results playing with our minds

posted on July 16, 2013 by

Winning Strategies | A new study was released this week that says the bells and whistles used on slot machines make the player feel like he is winning even when he isn’t. 

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Know what gambling is available for your vacation

Know what gambling is available for your vacation

posted on July 16, 2013 by

Smart and Fun Gambling | Whether I’m vacationing in Las Vegas, Atlantic City or anywhere in between I always like to know what gambling is available before choosing a casino-hotel.

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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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Finding good blackjack at 3:2 harder and costlier

Finding good blackjack at 3:2 harder and costlier

posted on July 09, 2013 by

Smart & Fun Gambling | Smart gaming on the Vegas Strip is becoming more difficult and more expensive. The over abundance of blackjack games that pay 6:5 is no longer being exaggerated. 

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Entertainment for me is better ‘21’

Entertainment for me is better ‘21’

posted on July 02, 2013 by

Smart & Fun Gambling | The difference in a blackjack game that pays 3:2 compared to one at 6:5 is about 1.5%. When blackjack pays 6:5 the casino has a 3x greater advantage on the player. No gambler likes that.

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Big rewards at Plaza and Las Vegas Club in Nevada

Big rewards at Plaza and Las Vegas Club in Nevada

posted on July 02, 2013 by

Real Deals | As of July 1, PlayLV Gaming, LLC, which owns and operates the Plaza Hotel & Casino and the Las Vegas Club Hotel & Casino, has launched their new Players Club program, Royal Rewards.

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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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It’s ‘Riviera Hotel Wednesdays’ on the Las Vegas Strip

It’s ‘Riviera Hotel Wednesdays’ on the Las Vegas Strip

posted on June 18, 2013 by

Real Deals | Riviera Casino & Hotel is enhancing weekday casino play for June and July. The property is hosting free weekly slot tournaments on Wednesdays where participants will compete for $3,000 in cash and free slot play.

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