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The Fiesta Casino Hotel recently unveiled a new “7-Card Thrill” poker game, a simplified version of Pai Gow Poker, in its main casino pit. The game is played with a standard poker deck of 52 cards plus one Joker.

Players may make one of two bets:

A poker bet, whereby the player makes the best five-card poker hand from seven cards and plays against the dealer’s best five-card poker hand; or, a pair of aces or better, which is a side bet. The player bets he or she will have a pair of aces or better in his or her hand.

A winner is paid even money if a hand has two pair or better, and a winner will receive a blackjack payout of 3-2 if a hand has two or more aces.

“Seven-card Thrill is a more exciting way to play Pai Gow poker because there is no commission, it is easy to learn and it is fast-paced because cards are dealt only to participating players, not into seven hands each time,” said Bob Finch, Fiesta vice president and general manager.

Caesars Palace debuts Konami slot machines

Caesars Palace recently unveiled its new “Money in the Bank” slot machines, making the fabled Strip resort the first to introduce Konami Gaming products.

Konami Gaming is a newly-established Nevada subsidiary of Konami Corp. of Japan, the international amusement-game industry giant, perhaps best known for its software products, Game Boy, Nintendo-64, Dreamcast and Sony’s Play Station. Konami has already established itself in Australia, where it has garnered 20 percent of the slot market.

Konami, which means “small wave” in Japanese, is poised to roll out an extensive American product line over the next several months. Their first machine, “Money in the Bank,” is a classic video slot machine themed on everyone’s favorite images: gold bars, cash and coins. The nine-line game provides excellent entertainment value and multiple feature wins that include 10 free games and second chance hold and spin.

Caesars has 10 of the “Money in the Bank” machines installed and ready for play near its Nero’s restaurant. Konami is the first public Japanese company to secure a gaming license in Nevada.

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