The Analyst | The common analysis of Nevada’s 4.48% decrease in gaming revenue was mostly attributable to February of 2016 having 29 days in it verses February of 2017 having 28 days. However, the real story seems to be the continuing erosion of baccarat play compared to continuing growth in blackjack and roulette.view
Winning Strategies | This past week, I spoke to an acquaintance who is a regular video poker player here in Las Vegas. He wanted to know why, despite playing games that claim to pay over 100%, he rarely won. There is a fairly obvious answer to that.view
Heavenly Poker | What is a Hi-Lo hand? After reading about them in George “The Engineer” Epstein’s book, I asked him about such hands. I found his explanation fascinating. So now, you relax and be prepared for an amazing journey into the realm of Hi-Lo hands when playing Texas hold’em.view
Winning Strategies | I received an email asking how come I never talk about Surrender in blackjack. In 15 years of writing for GamingToday I don’t think I did write about surrender or even insurance. So, this week, I’m going to talk about both.view
Winning Strategies | Playing blackjack you’re dealt a 16 looking into a Dealer 7. What do you do and why? I’ve watched a lot of players with this hand and it is almost fun to see it. Sure, there are some blackjack counters who spend a few seconds thinking about it, thinking about the count and working out what to do in this situation.view
Winning Strategies | Through the years, a number of betting schemes have been created that are supposed to increase the chances of winning by the player. To the best of my knowledge not a single one of them has ever been shown to actually work.view
Legislation that may mean an extensive expansion of gambling in Florida is moving forward in the Florida Senate. A Senate committee approved a measure that would legalize fantasy sports and allow the Seminole Tribe of Florida to offer craps and roulette at its casinos.view
Heavenly Poker | Skill – expertise – is essential to winning at the poker table. There are many aspects of skill. Working with my poker mentor, George “The Engineer” Epstein, here are our favorite 15 skill forms for limit hold’em:view
Beyond the Numbers | If anyone deserves to be in the Poker Industry Hall of Fame, it’s Jerry Stensrud. During his 25-year tenure at Commerce Casino, Stensrud helped develop Commerce Casino into the largest poker room in the world, a distinction it still holds today.view
The decline in the popularity of so called “table games” in the gambling world is the subject of an industry conference that concluded Wednesday at the Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel and Casino.view
Featuring more than 2,100 guestrooms, South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa overlooks the famous Las Vegas Strip and the serenity of the surrounding mountainscape.view
Winning Strategies | The table game landscape has changed quite a bit in the past few years. I don’t know where in the rank they fall, but they had the second largest table game display at the Global Gaming Expo two weeks ago. This week, I’ll give a brief review of the games of AGS.view
The Golden Nugget Las Vegas is the most luxurious resort on the Fremont Street Experience, and consistently receives critical acclaim for exceeding customer expectations.view
South Point Hotel lands another touchdown with its latest football season promotions, ranging from food and beverage to gaming. In addition, South Point Sports Book, recognized as one of Las Vegas’ top sports books, features 24-hour sports betting windows and more than seven parlay card options.view
Dye-ing to Know | The billboards near Chinatown send out the Palace Station message in Chinese: “We’re here for you.” In Scott Nelson’s case, it could read: “I’m back.”view
Winning Strategies | Roger Snow is vice president for Scientific Games and heads up their table games division. I’ve worked with Roger for more than a decade and together we’ve invented countless successful table games and sidebets.view
Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore will offer 15 stakes worth $3.7 million in purses during its spring meet. The meet opens on Thursday, May 10 and is highlighted by the 143rd running of the Preakness Stakes (G1) on May 19, the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown.
The U.S. hotel industry should continue to enjoy gains on both the top and the bottom line. The report notes that consumer spending grew 3.8 percent in the fourth quarter after a 2.2 percent boost in the third.
A possible South Dakota constitutional amendment on the November ballot that might have allowed voters to decide the fate of a proposed casino complex in Yankton has been voted down by a branch of the State Legislature.
On a night when the U.S. Olympic men's curling team captured gold in South Korea, the Knights capped a 7-game home stand by "sweeping" past Vancouver, 6-3, Friday at T-Mobile Arena.
William Hill Chief Executive Philip Bowcock says the company is readying a war chest to invest into marketing in the U.S. should the Supreme Court end the ban on sports betting.