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Never going to understand the people preferring slot machines to video poker

Never going to understand the people preferring slot machines to video poker

posted on January 03, 2017 by

Winning Strategies | Happy New Year! I’d like to ask my readers that do play slots to please let me know what you find alluring.

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Maximum bet on all poker machines throughout South Australia cut in half to $5

Maximum bet on all poker machines throughout South Australia cut in half to $5

posted on December 31, 2016 by

In Australia, the maximum bet on all poker machines throughout the state of South Australia will cut in half to $5 starting today, but anti-pokies campaigners say the change does not go far enough.

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Asian authenticity lives at Lucky Dragon

Asian authenticity lives at Lucky Dragon

posted on December 27, 2016 by

Slot Club Spotlight | Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino is Las Vegas’ first casino resort designed from the ground up to create an authentic Asian cultural and gaming experience. Features of the property include a nine-story hotel with 203 rooms, of which 22 are suites.

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How video poker became my top game

How video poker became my top game

posted on December 27, 2016 by

Winning Strategies | When I was in my 20’s blackjack is what I played when I went into the casino. It had a good payback (99%-plus) and required a fair amount of skill in the form of strategy to earn this payback.

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Australian senator: 2017 'very unhappy year for gambling industry'

Australian senator: 2017 'very unhappy year for gambling industry'

posted on December 21, 2016 by

A powerful Australian senator, Nick Xenophon, says 2017 will be a "very unhappy year for the gambling industry” promising a Senate inquiry for retail giant Woolworths and “pokie” machine makers.

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Multi-strike makes smart poker decisions confusing

Multi-strike makes smart poker decisions confusing

posted on December 20, 2016 by

Winning Strategies | I’ve been working on casino games for nearly 30 years and in my writings I usually apply some examples my father originally used in his “Expert Video Poker for Las Vegas” book. 

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Venetian innovating with Stadium Blackjack

Venetian innovating with Stadium Blackjack

posted on December 13, 2016 by

Dye-ing to Know | Robert Cinelli heard a loud roar and wondered what all the commotion was about on the casino floor at The Venetian. It was a Saturday night, but those types of responses usually come from a craps table or the sportsbook. This was coming from somewhere else.

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Book fair leads to remembering dad breaking down video poker

Book fair leads to remembering dad breaking down video poker

posted on December 13, 2016 by

Winning Strategies | Slot machines don’t work the same way as video poker machines. You may see 20 symbols on a reel, but this doesn’t mean each has a 5% probability of appearing in any given spin. If there are four reels on the slot machine, some of the apparent combinations may never appear. They can be programmed this way completely legally.

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IGT to develop lottery products based on reality show Shark Tank

IGT to develop lottery products based on reality show Shark Tank

posted on December 08, 2016 by

International Game Technology (IGT), through a subsidiary, has entered into a multi-year licensing deal with Sony Pictures Television to develop and distribute lottery products based on the popular reality show Shark Tank.

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Double double bonus can prove to be minus even with proper strategy

Double double bonus can prove to be minus even with proper strategy

posted on December 06, 2016 by

Winning Strategies | This past week, I ventured over to a locals casino and had what was possibly the worst video poker session I have had in years. I was playing Double Double Bonus on a Multi-Strike machine and I just had no luck from beginning to end.

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My rewards include everyone, casino players, foodies at Palms

My rewards include everyone, casino players, foodies at Palms

posted on November 15, 2016 by

Slot Club Spotlight | With the recent addition of the Palms Casino Resort, it seems like a perfect time for Station Casinos to expand its award-winning Boarding Pass card benefits.

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Max-coins betting is crucial at any denom

Max-coins betting is crucial at any denom

posted on November 15, 2016 by

Winning Strategies | Generally speaking, I advise players to play max-coins when playing video poker. For most versions, this means 5 coins.

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Station My Rewards used to be all about gaming, now it works on everything

Station My Rewards used to be all about gaming, now it works on everything

posted on November 08, 2016 by

Around Town | We were excited to hear that as of Nov. 1 Station Casinos has expanded their Boarding Pass card into My Rewards, which awards points and status credits on nearly everything there is to do at any of the 20 Station properties, including their latest addition, the Palms Casino Resort.

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Holiday gifts a big feature at MGM, Golden Nugget and Cannery slot clubs

Holiday gifts a big feature at MGM, Golden Nugget and Cannery slot clubs

posted on November 08, 2016 by

Slot Club Spotlight | With the holidays coming up, you can find many opportunities to use slot club points for shopping and gifts. This week we’ll look at MGM’s Holiday Gift Shoppe as well as the Golden Nugget’s Gift Point Program and the Cannery’s Premium Gift Gallery.

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Enough is enough there is no system to beat casinos, just ways to improve player odds

Enough is enough there is no system to beat casinos, just ways to improve player odds

posted on November 08, 2016 by

Winning Strategies | I’m very suspect when people claim they have a system to beat a game and write a book about it. This is for a couple of reasons. If there really is some way to beat a game that most anyone can follow, then the casino is going to do some countermeasures.

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First skill-based video game gambling machines unveiled at Caesars A.C. properties

First skill-based video game gambling machines unveiled at Caesars A.C. properties

posted on November 03, 2016 by

The world’s first skill-based video game gambling machines (VGM) created by GameCo, Inc., will be unveiled at Caesars Atlantic City properties. 

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Determining just when enough is enough when gambling

Determining just when enough is enough when gambling

posted on November 01, 2016 by

Winning Strategies | One of the questions I’m often asked is how do you know when to stop playing. This is not an easy question to answer. It is a good idea to go in with a plan. But, it is tough to give a one-size-fits-all answer.

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South Point unleashes new gaming promotions for November

South Point unleashes new gaming promotions for November

posted on October 28, 2016 by

Featuring more than 2,100 guestrooms, South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa overlooks the famous Las Vegas Strip and the serenity of the surrounding mountainscape.

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Atlantis – Reno's four diamond paradise

Atlantis – Reno's four diamond paradise

posted on October 25, 2016 by

Slot Club Spotlight | Atlantis Resort Casino in Reno is a AAA Four Diamond resort – a distinction held by only the most exceptional hotels in the world. Hotel guests enjoy free WiFi, custom furnishings and complimentary access to indoor/outdoor pools and Cardio Theater and Fitness Center. 

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Eureka Casino still has that neighborhood feel

Eureka Casino still has that neighborhood feel

posted on October 18, 2016 by

Slot Club Spotlight | The Eureka Casino, just off-Strip began as Friendly Fergie’s Casino in the early 1960’s and was renamed The Eureka Casino in the mid-1990’s when the Lee family (Ted and Doris Lee) began actively operating the business.

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