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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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No fast track for skill-based slots

No fast track for skill-based slots

posted on September 29, 2015 by

The Analyst | I was forwarded a press release regarding a company touting their skill-based slot products and their optimism about having their machines in field trial in the early part of 2016. I don’t share their optimism about how speedy the process will work.

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$250K Grand Slot Tournament at Downtown Grand

$250K Grand Slot Tournament at Downtown Grand

posted on September 23, 2015 by

Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas launches the 250K GRAND SLOT TOURNAMENT

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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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100-play poker and its volatility

100-play poker and its volatility

posted on September 15, 2015 by

Winning Strategies | Anytime I mention 100-play, an interesting question comes up. Does a 100-play machine raise or lower the volatility of the game relative to a single play? Volatility is a measure of the streakiness of the game. 

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So…Nicole here just won $1.9 million at Fiesta Henderson!

So…Nicole here just won $1.9 million at Fiesta Henderson!

posted on September 10, 2015 by

​So…Nicole here just won $1.9 million at Fiesta Henderson! She received the warmest welcome to Vegas, ever, having just moved to Vegas in March.

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Cold streaks outweigh hot streaks

Cold streaks outweigh hot streaks

posted on September 08, 2015 by

Winning Strategies | Today’s topic comes courtesy of a friend of mine who asked me over dinner if he was way off base by saying sometimes it seems like video poker machines get into hot streaks.

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Wheel of Fortune Station Casino players could split $1M

Wheel of Fortune Station Casino players could split $1M

posted on September 08, 2015 by

Real Deals | International Game Technology (IGT) and Station Casinos invite players to participate in an exciting promotion that could deliver big wins to Boarding Pass members in celebration of Wheel of Fortune slots minting its 1,000th millionaire.

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Hard Rock offers a unique slot club Backstage Pass

Hard Rock offers a unique slot club Backstage Pass

posted on September 08, 2015 by

Slot Club Spotlight | The Backstage Pass Club at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino offers some very unique ways to earn points as well as many unique benefits. The club desk is located at the casino cage in the HRH Tower adjacent to Luxe Bar.

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Pick the Pros free NFL contest is back

Pick the Pros free NFL contest is back

posted on September 01, 2015 by

Real Deals | Pick the Pros, the Las Vegas Valley’s longest-running free football contest, kicks off its eighth season at Boyd Gaming casinos across Southern Nevada on Tuesday, Sept. 1. 

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Emerald Island offers only all penny slots

Emerald Island offers only all penny slots

posted on September 01, 2015 by

Slot Club Spotlight | Located in downtown Henderson (120 Market St.), Emerald Island Casino has a catchy phrase to describe the fun little casino: “Nevada’s ONLY All Penny Casino, Where Every Day is Promotion Day!”

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Plenty of time to enjoy Trop Plus Players Club

Plenty of time to enjoy Trop Plus Players Club

posted on August 25, 2015 by

Slot Club Spotlight | While the Tropicana Las Vegas is under sale to Penn National Gaming, (the deal is scheduled to close by the end of year) there is still plenty of time to enjoy the benefits of the Trop Plus Players Club.

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The talk is all about skill-based slot machines

The talk is all about skill-based slot machines

posted on August 25, 2015 by

Winning Strategies | This past week, I listened to an industry leader talk about some upcoming changes to casino games. More specifically, he was talking about the proliferation of regulatory changes that were beginning to allow skill-based slot machines.

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Huge casino perks at Aliante

Huge casino perks at Aliante

posted on August 18, 2015 by

Slot Club Spotlight | Aliante Casino/Hotel is a full service resort located in North Las Vegas featuring over slot and video poker machines, table games, Poker Pro tables, a race and sportsbook, pool and spa, dining, movie theaters and more.

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15 for 15 MLB favorites not as crazy as you'd think

15 for 15 MLB favorites not as crazy as you'd think

posted on August 18, 2015 by

Winning Strategies | I woke up on Wednesday morning to find a text from my older son that had a link to an article about how the previous night was the first time in Major League Baseball history that all 15 home teams won their game.

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Treasure Island Player Club Has One Level

Treasure Island Player Club Has One Level

posted on August 11, 2015 by

Slot Club Spotlight | Treasure Island’s Players Club one-card system rewards players based on slot and table games play to qualify for benefits and rewards such as free slot play, complimentary or reduced rooms, discounted or free shows and dining and more.

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A-Play Club always a solid Seven

A-Play Club always a solid Seven

posted on August 04, 2015 by

Slot Club Spotlight | New members signing up for the A-Play Club can win up to $1,000 with a scratch card, plus if you earn 250 same-day base points, swipe your card at a kiosk for another chance to win up to $250 in free slot play.

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Understanding 9-6 payouts in video poker

Understanding 9-6 payouts in video poker

posted on August 04, 2015 by

Winning Strategies | Full-pay machines are the version of a particular type of video poker that have the commonly found highest paybacks.

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The key to gambling is controlling your bankroll

The key to gambling is controlling your bankroll

posted on August 04, 2015 by

Beyond the Numbers | Las Vegas is a town defined by big gambles, spectacular successes and lost opportunities. You can be successful in the professional world of gambling if you can master the art of staying in control of your bankroll and yourself.

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