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Casino War isn't a laughing matter

Casino War isn't a laughing matter

posted on November 24, 2015 by

Winning Strategies | Invariably when I get into a discussion about gaming, whether it is someone in the industry or not, the game of War comes up. The name of the game you see in the casino is Casino War. 

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Show Pai a favorite of Red Rock Showcase

Show Pai a favorite of Red Rock Showcase

posted on November 17, 2015 by

Winning Strategies | EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second of two parts on a recent student gaming showcase sponsored by Station Casinos in partnership with UNLV. It was held ;at Red Rock Casino & Resort. Next up was Super Blackjack.

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Red Rock hosts student gaming showcase

Red Rock hosts student gaming showcase

posted on November 10, 2015 by

Winning Strategies | It was my privilege to attend a seminar involving UNLV college students in the university’s Center for Gaming Innovation. The Center is run by Dr. Mark Yoseloff, formerly the CEO of Shuffle Master.

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Saddle West places customer need first

Saddle West places customer need first

posted on November 10, 2015 by

Ed Sher is a casino owner who actually takes phone calls directly from customers that may be running into a problem. Most of his calls praise him.

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Florida asks court to close tribal blackjack tables

Florida asks court to close tribal blackjack tables

posted on November 02, 2015 by

The low-key negotiations aimed at preserving the Seminole Tribe of Florida’s exclusive hold on casino gambling in its seven casinos may have come to an abrupt halt. Both sides – the state and the tribe – have filed federal court lawsuits. 

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PokerTournamentsComing to Dover Downs Casino

PokerTournamentsComing to Dover Downs Casino

posted on October 22, 2015 by

A series of tournaments surrounding the Thanksgiving holiday will be featured in November in the Crown Royal Poker Room

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Expected value all that matters in video poker

Expected value all that matters in video poker

posted on October 20, 2015 by

Winning Strategies | As far as I know, my father, Lenny Frome, pretty much coined the term Expected Value (or EV for short) where casino games are concerned.

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Keep searching for poker tells and learn to use them

Keep searching for poker tells and learn to use them

posted on October 13, 2015 by

Poker by George | Undoubtedly, every poker player is familiar with tells – mannerisms, physical motions, facial expressions, vocal sounds – that can give strong clues into players’ hands. We have often discussed them.

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Let's gear new casino games toward millennials

Let's gear new casino games toward millennials

posted on October 13, 2015 by

Winning Strategies |In the video poker arena, it has gotten harder and harder to find 100%-plus games, which were never in abundance on the Strip anyhow. Finding even full-pay machines on the Strip has gotten harder.

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As G2E ends, what gaming offerings stand out

As G2E ends, what gaming offerings stand out

posted on October 06, 2015 by

Winning Strategies | The 2015 Global Gaming Expo (G2E) is over. On a positive note, I found more table games on display than I recall in the past few years. On a negative note, I don’t think there were any independent inventors in their own booths.

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Circus Circus, part of MGM, has its own slot club

Circus Circus, part of MGM, has its own slot club

posted on September 29, 2015 by

Slot Club Spotlight | While Circus Circus falls under the MGM Resorts brand, the slot club is not linked to MGM’s Mlife club. The Circus Players Club operates independently and the card can also be used at Slots-A-Fun.

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Giving you a head start on G2E games

Giving you a head start on G2E games

posted on September 29, 2015 by

Winning Strategies |  In the casino world, the term “success” is most definitely a relative term.

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Vegas still needs to consider California poker players

Vegas still needs to consider California poker players

posted on September 29, 2015 by

Beyond the Numbers | When I was an executive host for MGM, I got a call once from a casino manager in L.A. who said a customer playing small limit poker wanted to go Las Vegas and could I get him a room

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WIN CARDS help casinos attract new players

WIN CARDS help casinos attract new players

posted on September 29, 2015 by

I personally taught free gaming lessons in multiple casinos. These popular classes covering craps, blackjack and roulette are usually conducted on the slower, day shift hours and occasionally on Friday and Saturday evenings.

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Downtown Grand $250K slot event starts Oct. 1

Downtown Grand $250K slot event starts Oct. 1

posted on September 29, 2015 by

Reel Deals | Beginning Oct. 1, the Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino will launch the $250K Grand Slot Tournament. Jim Simms, new CEO of Downtown Grand said, “This will be the highest single payout ever for any slot tournament ever held at the Downtown Grand.

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Palazzo hosts global $10M baccarat championship

Palazzo hosts global $10M baccarat championship

posted on September 22, 2015 by

Real Deals | The Annual Grand Dragon Master Baccarat Championship with a total global prize pool worth over $10 million kicks off the Las Vegas leg of the competition on Oct. 2, at The Palazzo.

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Four Queens Royal Players Club a one-tier system

Four Queens Royal Players Club a one-tier system

posted on September 15, 2015 by

Slot Club Spotlight | The Royal Players Club at the Four Queens in downtown Las Vegas offers a full-service casino. It includes over 1,000 of the newest and hottest game variety plus video poker having liberal pay tables.

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Gold Coast offers bonuses on Royal Flushes

Gold Coast offers bonuses on Royal Flushes

posted on September 15, 2015 by

Real Deals | B Loyal to the Royal at the Gold Coast, where you can win bonus slot dollars when you hit a royal flush on video poker. For all royal flushes hit with a max coin bet, you will receive $20 in slot dollars.

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$10M baccarat championship slated for The Palazzo

$10M baccarat championship slated for The Palazzo

posted on September 08, 2015 by

The Annual Grand Dragon Master Baccarat Championship, with a total global prize pool worth over $10 million kicks off the Las Vegas leg of the competition on Oct. 2, 2015 at The Palazzo.

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Poker math makes you a winner not luck

Poker math makes you a winner not luck

posted on September 01, 2015 by

Poker by George | It requires skill to use the mathematics of poker to be a winner. Otherwise, you are mostly depending on luck, over which you have no control. That’s what losers do.

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