Learn expert v-p

Dec 10, 2007 3:29 AM

El Cortez Hotel & Casino rings in the new year with complimentary video poker classes taught by local gaming professional Bob Dancer every Wednesday beginning Jan. 9.

Players will be taught the skills and tips needed to enhance their game and increase their payouts. Dancer’s exclusive classes will be taught every Wednesday at Roberta’s Steakhouse inside the El Cortez.

Beginner-level classes are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and intermediate-level classes from noon to 1 p.m. Classes are free and subject to seating capacity. Players can reserve a space in classes by visiting Jackie’s Club Cortez every Wednesday beginning at 9:30 a.m.

"We are pleased to be able to provide our players with the tools and techniques needed to provide hours of enjoyable and rewarding play time on our video poker machines," said Mike Nolan, general manager of the El Cortez. "Our ability to share Bob’s gaming expertise and advice is a unique opportunity for the El Cortez to again say ”˜thank you’ to its loyal players."

As one of the better-known video poker players and writers in the country, Dancer has over two decades of video poker-career experience and over one million dollars in winnings. Currently, Dancer co-authors the weekly Las Vegas Review-Journal column, ”˜Players Edge,’ that features the latest news in gaming promotions throughout Las Vegas. Dancer is the author of Million Dollar Video Poker, a book that provides the secrets behind his success at the game.