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GameCo CEO talks about feedback on their video game slot machines

GameCo CEO talks about feedback on their video game slot machines

posted on November 21, 2017 by

Winning Strategies | A few weeks back, shortly after the Global Gaming Expo, I wrote a column that gave my thoughts about the latest fad, skill-based games. I made it clear when I wrote that column I was writing more as a layperson than an expert. 

Video Poker Took Off In Casinos

Video Poker Took Off In Casinos

posted on November 14, 2017 by

Winning Strategies | Somewhere in the 1980’s the landscape of the casino changed forever. Video poker was born. Some of the first versions weren’t so successful, but over time, the players began to warm up to it. 

One of the jewels of Downtown Vegas resurgence Downtown Grand

One of the jewels of Downtown Vegas resurgence Downtown Grand

posted on October 31, 2017 by

Slot Club Spotlight | Just steps from Fremont Street, the Mob Museum and The Smith Center, the Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino urban resort offers guests a variety of options to dine, play, game and explore the heart of Las Vegas.

Two Pair works in your favor, so don't hurt the payback

Two Pair works in your favor, so don't hurt the payback

posted on October 24, 2017 by

Winning Strategies | The Two Pair is one of the more curious hands in video poker. In jacks or better and bonus poker, it is a very important hand. It accounts for roughly 26% of your payback; 13% of your hands end up as a Two Pair. 

Video gambling huge success at Illinois casinos' expense

Video gambling huge success at Illinois casinos' expense

posted on October 18, 2017 by

In Illinois, video gambling has been a huge success for the state, but at the state’s casinos' expense. A new report says video gambling is now more profitable than casino gambling for the state.

Skill-based games highlighted G2E

Skill-based games highlighted G2E

posted on October 17, 2017 by

Winning Strategies | One of the hot topics of this year’s Global Gaming Expo was skill-based games. For those of us in the industry for a while, we find the notion that skill-based gaming is a new concept to be misleading. 

Las Vegas Casino's offering up great October deals

Las Vegas Casino's offering up great October deals

posted on October 10, 2017 by

Reel Deals |  Pumpkin Patch Pick is back at Boyd Casinos, and Station Casinos goes pink this month. Boyd B Connected members can win up to $5,000 in cash during the Pumpkin Patch Pick promotion this month at The Orleans, Gold Coast, Suncoast and Sam’s Town. 

New Scientific Games offerings at G2E

New Scientific Games offerings at G2E

posted on October 03, 2017 by

Winning Strategies | Welcome to the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) 2017! There is little doubt my bread and butter (video poker and table games) is not what most people are talking about this year. I’m guessing most of the talk will once again be about skill-based gaming. 

Golden Gate gets remake after 111 years in Vegas

Golden Gate gets remake after 111 years in Vegas

posted on October 03, 2017 by

Slot Club Spotlight | Las Vegas’ original hotel, Golden Gate Hotel & Casino, has completed a major expansion project, marking a new chapter in the 111-year-old downtown Las Vegas property’s elaborate history.

The D cancels Golden Knights fan fest; Wheel of Fortune Big Time Bonus hits Station Casinos

The D cancels Golden Knights fan fest; Wheel of Fortune Big Time Bonus hits Station Casinos

posted on October 03, 2017 by

Reel Deals | The winning and spinning continues in October with the Wheel of Fortune Big Time Bonus. Play the Bonus throughout the month to spin the wheel on your favorite slot machine to win the bonus or free slot play.

Century Gaming Technology sets tone for power slots

Century Gaming Technology sets tone for power slots

posted on October 03, 2017 by

Century Gaming Technologies is a company with deep roots in the neighborhood gaming market. As a local route operator, they have been suppliers of gaming devices and game management systems in Nevada over the past 50-plus years under various names.

Palms fitting in nicely as a Station

Palms fitting in nicely as a Station

posted on September 19, 2017 by

Slot Club Spotlight | Since Palms Casino Resort was acquired by Station Casinos in October 2016, we’ve seen the integration to the Boarding Pass, yet they still operate somewhat independently from some corporate promotions and offer their own separate mailer to players.

Player sues slot maker

Player sues slot maker

posted on September 19, 2017 by

A lawsuit in Australia alleging slot-maker Aristocrat’s Dolphin Treasure game has an oversized fifth reel reducing the chances of the symbols lining up and therefore decreasing a player’s chance of winning is now underway down under.

We’re high on Sierra’s Grand Lodge

We’re high on Sierra’s Grand Lodge

posted on September 05, 2017 by

Slot Club Spotlight | Nestled in the Sierra Nevadas, Grand Lodge Casino at Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe offers world-class gaming in a unique and blissfully serene atmosphere. Reminiscent of a traditional alpine lodge, the private and secluded resort sits like a jewel in the wilderness on Lake Tahoe’s tranquil north shore.

Silverton rewards club offers free football contest

Silverton rewards club offers free football contest

posted on September 05, 2017 by

Reel Deals |  Silverton Casino is getting in on the football action this season with an all new contest. Rewards Club members may play the free weekly football challenge by picking the team they want to win each week.

The Bicycle provides the perfect ride for gamblers

The Bicycle provides the perfect ride for gamblers

posted on August 22, 2017 by

Slot Club Spotlight | Located just 15 minutes from downtown Los Angeles in Bell Gardens, The Bicycle Hotel & Casino brings a four-star luxury boutique experience to casino gaming in Southern California.

Zombie Blackjack Makes Busting Entertaining

Zombie Blackjack Makes Busting Entertaining

posted on August 01, 2017 by

Winning Strategies | Geoff Hall, inventor of Free Bet Blackjack and Blackjack Switch, is at it again! This past week, his latest game debuted at the Venetian. It is called Zombie Blackjack.

Expected values key to expert video poker

Expected values key to expert video poker

posted on July 25, 2017 by

Winning Strategies | When my father, Lenny Frome, first set out to analyze video poker 25 or 30 years ago, he coined the phrase “expected value” to refer to the average amount returned to the player when playing expert strategy.

Scientific Games' Stadium Blackjack peaks reader interest

Scientific Games' Stadium Blackjack peaks reader interest

posted on July 18, 2017 by

Winning Strategies | Over the past few weeks, I received some email from a reader who had questions about a relatively new Scientific Games electronic blackjack game called Stadium Blackjack.

Video Poker our nation's patriotic gamble

Video Poker our nation's patriotic gamble

posted on July 11, 2017 by

Winning Strategies | As I celebrated July 4th this past week, I couldn’t believe I missed the opportunity to write more directly about America’s National Game of Chance – Video Poker.