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Patent application ruling could affect casino games

Patent application ruling could affect casino games

posted on March 29, 2016 by

The Analyst | In a little noticed ruling by a patent examiner on a patent application for a new method of playing blackjack and making side bets, the patent application was rejected as ineligible for not being new but instead being an abstract idea.

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$25K slot progressive throughout South Point

$25K slot progressive throughout South Point

posted on March 22, 2016 by

Reel Deals | Throughout March, all South Point Casino Club players have the opportunity to win a cash progressive bonus while playing their favorite slot machines.

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Venetian planning third poker Extravaganza

Venetian planning third poker Extravaganza

posted on March 22, 2016 by

Poker Deals | The DeepStack Extravaganza II Tournament at the Venetian wraps up this Sunday. The next event will be the DeepStack Extravaganza III Warm Up taking place May 16-26 with a $420,500 prize pool.

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Affinity Gaming in Primm has many slot rewards

Affinity Gaming in Primm has many slot rewards

posted on March 22, 2016 by

Slot Club Spotlight | Affinity Gaming operates 11 properties, five in Nevada, three in Colorado, two in Missouri, and one in Iowa dedicated to delivering a value-oriented product in a convenient, welcoming and casual atmosphere.

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How to play the straight flush in video poker

How to play the straight flush in video poker

posted on March 15, 2016 by

Winning Strategies | The payout for a Straight Flush is awful relative to how often they occur. A Royal occurs every 40,000 hands or so and pays 800-for-1.

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Delay sought in Florida trial

Delay sought in Florida trial

posted on March 11, 2016 by

A trial that could determine the long-term shape of Florida’s gaming industry may be pushed back to the fall from its scheduled start in July. The trial will determine whether the Seminole Tribe of Florida can continue offering the blackjack games.

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No dealers needed in Macau

No dealers needed in Macau

posted on March 10, 2016 by

The demand for dealers qualified to work in the Macau casinos has dipped to zero, according to figures from the government’s official database.

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Back to the blackjack tables

Back to the blackjack tables

posted on March 01, 2016 by

Winning Strategies | This past week, I got an opportunity to do something I don’t do very often. I played some blackjack. Most of the time at the casino I play video poker.

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Blackjack, video poker players need discipline

Blackjack, video poker players need discipline

posted on February 23, 2016 by

Winning Strategies | There was a story going around about a blackjack player who took the Tropicana in Atlantic City for a lot of money, but in interviews he stated that those were his winning trips. He stated that his greatest gift at gambling was discipline.

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Check out Show Pai table game at Palace Station

Check out Show Pai table game at Palace Station

posted on January 26, 2016 by

Dye-ing to Know | Can’t decide whether to play Pai Gow or Baccarat? Try “Show Pai,” a new game that combines both. Designed by Phujohn “John” Nguyen a product of UNLV’s Center for Gaming Innovation program, currently available at Palace Station.

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Video poker, blackjack paybacks have merit in long run

Video poker, blackjack paybacks have merit in long run

posted on January 26, 2016 by

Winning Strategies | Expert Strategy has always been about the long run. Occasionally, someone has come along and tried to knock it by stating the long run is so far out there that striving for it is a fool’s errand. Obviously, I disagree.

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Extra card found in blackjack deck

Extra card found in blackjack deck

posted on January 15, 2016 by

The Rivers Casino of Pittsburgh has been fined  $15,000 for “compromising the integrity” of a blackjack game when the dealer put an extras card in the automatic shuffler from which cards were being dealt.

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Casino Royale a unique Vegas slot club

Casino Royale a unique Vegas slot club

posted on January 12, 2016 by

Slot Club Spotlight | The Best Western Plus Casino Royale is located center-strip across from Caesars Palace at 3411 Las Vegas Blvd. South and is owned privately by the Elardi family. The 22,000 square foot casino offers stand-alone club.

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Sometimes poker luck triumphs over skill

Sometimes poker luck triumphs over skill

posted on January 05, 2016 by

Heavenly Poker | Most of you are familiar with my friend Lucy. I have written about her several times. She is both my dear friend and a poker buddy. We have shared many experiences, both in life and in the poker world.

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Max Shapiro's poker wisdom is funny because it's true

Max Shapiro's poker wisdom is funny because it's true

posted on January 05, 2016 by

Poker by George | I was so impressed with Irene Edith’s recent column about Max Shapiro, the world’s foremost poker humorist, I decided to write my own column – sort of a sequel to Irene’s. Speaking of skill and luck...

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Video poker the original skill-based casino game

Video poker the original skill-based casino game

posted on January 05, 2016 by

Winning Strategies | Many, many years ago, my father, Lenny Frome, wrote about a court case (I believe from Pennsylvania) that focused on whether or not video poker was a game of chance or skill. 

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How to make up the casino poker rake

How to make up the casino poker rake

posted on December 22, 2015 by

Heavenly Poker | Casinos make their money by having an edge over the players in all games except poker. Edge is nothing more than an advantage.

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Poker rooms keep NFL promotions going

Poker rooms keep NFL promotions going

posted on December 22, 2015 by

Poker Deals | There are still a few weeks left to participate in the regular season football squares across several Las Vegas poker rooms.

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7 Spots Can Lead to the Big Keno Win

7 Spots Can Lead to the Big Keno Win

posted on December 22, 2015 by

We have spent a lot of column space discussing 7-spots in Keno. The reason is the 7-spot is the lowest number of spots you can play and get a really BIG win.

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Trapping your opponent in poker

Trapping your opponent in poker

posted on December 15, 2015 by

Heavenly Poker | Instead of mucking his cards, you want your opponent to stay in the pot – perhaps even bet or raise, or try for a bluff – when you hold the nuts or even a huge monster of a hand that is almost certain to be the winner at the showdown.

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