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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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After column, three of kind strikes writer

After column, three of kind strikes writer

posted on July 04, 2017 by

Winning Strategies | No sooner did I write last week’s column about how frustrating Three of a Kinds can be when they don’t turn into Quads, when I had the pleasure of playing for a bit this weekend and proving it.

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Inside video poker's crown jewel the Royal Flush

Inside video poker's crown jewel the Royal Flush

posted on June 20, 2017 by

Winning Strategies | A friend of mine recently posted on Facebook the picture of his final video poker hand – a Royal Flush. While everyone else was congratulating him, I thought – “I wonder how many cards he held.”

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Downtown Underground offers a true new casino experience

Downtown Underground offers a true new casino experience

posted on June 13, 2017 by

​With a new generation of young adults entering the casino scene, many have an aversion to gambling not present in previous generations. One promising answer is eSports. Enter the Downtown Underground.

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Nearly winning provides same thrill

Nearly winning provides same thrill

posted on June 13, 2017 by

Winning Strategies | Many years ago, I read an article that described a test run on humans with regards to gambling. The experiment was to determine exactly what in the human brain causes people to want to gamble.

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