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Jackpot of more than $2.2 million won at The Orleans June 05, 2012 by Staff & Wire Reports

The Orleans recently made a local resident a millionaire as Tamara P. of Las Vegas won a progressive jackpot of more than $2.2 million on a Wheel of Fortune slot machine.

Gaming arrives at Columbus race track June 01, 2012 by Staff & Wire Reports

MTR Gaming Group, Inc. (MNTG) announced today that the new Scioto Downs, the latest addition to its gaming properties, will open as scheduled this Friday, June 1.

Enjoyment is my finest casino advice to you May 22, 2012 by Elliot Frome

Winning Strategies | Lenny Frome described Expert Strategy as a three-legged stool, with each leg equally important. These three legs are: Know which game to play, Know how to play that game, Know what to expect.

Caveman Keno very popular May 15, 2012 by Brad Fredella

Fredella’s Fix | One version of Caveman offers a top award of 2,000 credits for hitting a solid seven-spot or better and a top multiplier of 10X, giving the player a total top possible award of 20,000-1, twice that of traditional keno.

In Four Card Poker every hand plays including the dealers May 15, 2012 by Elliot Frome

Winning Strategies | By the time Four Card Poker hit stride, there had been a bit of a lull in table game creation. The casino floor had already changed a good deal with Let It Ride, Caribbean Stud Poker, Three Card Poker and Spanish 21.

Still ‘wild’ on Deuces Wild video poker May 01, 2012 by Elliot Frome

Winning Strategies |  One of the most important things to learn is when to hold just the Deuces when drawing. Proper strategy says, unless you have a royal, five-of-a-kind, straight flush, four-of-a-kind or a 4-card royal, you hold ONLY the two deuces.

Defining video casino Jacks or Better numbers April 24, 2012 by Elliot Frome

Winning Strategies | As we get deep into the political season, we’re all going to be frequently reminded how it is possible to make numbers say just about anything we want. It can be done with all types of math – casino math, included.

Plenty of deals in Vegas to take sting out of tax season April 17, 2012 by H. Scot Krause

Real Deals | Tax day! For all of the last day filers, there are plenty of deals and bargains around town to take the sting out of tax season or enjoy some great offers while you’re waiting for your refund check!

Reader questions on strategy for Full Pay Deuces Wild April 17, 2012 by Elliot Frome

Winning Strategies | I love getting fan mail and/or e-mails from readers. It is especially gratifying when someone tells me they always read my column. A question from a reader can frequently become the basis for a particular week’s article.

See, Las Vegas casinos help players! April 10, 2012 by Brad Fredella

Fredella's Fix |  Slot attendants can be some of the most helpful people in a casino. They can make change or point you in the direction of your favorite machine. Some will reprint your players’ club card for you and bring it right back over you.

Triple Bonus Poker ‘simply’ attractive April 10, 2012 by Elliot Frome

Winning Strategies |  Triple Bonus Poker offers the player a relatively easy game to learn without all of those pesky high cards. I have little doubt that for the average player, the error rate will go down and the gap between the two games will be reduced.

Silverton Casino has a Audi A4 for you! April 10, 2012 by H. Scot Krause

Real Deals |  Silverton is giving away Audis in April. Earn chances to win an Audi A4 and some incredible cash and slot play prizes this month. Players earn one entry into the drawing for every 50 base points earned.

Real Deals: Las Vegas Casino bargains and promotions April 03, 2012 by H. Scot Krause

Read about the latest deals and promotions from Arizona Charlie's, M Resort, Hard Rock, Suncoast, South Point, Eldorado, Joker's Wild and so much more!

Take advantage of any/all promotions the casinos give March 27, 2012 by Elliot Frome

Winning Strategies |  The rule is you have to play the full $10, but you get to keep any of the return. I sat down at a nickel Bonus Poker machine and played max-coin. Forty hands later, the machine said $12 and I left. It took about 5-10 minutes.

St. Patty’s bargains all around Las Vegas March 13, 2012 by H. Scot Krause

Real Deals |  Las Vegas turns green this week. Party people can celebrate St. Patrick’s Day all over town. There are lots of options for parties, casino specials, cheap beer, Irish whiskeys plus plenty of corned beef and cabbage specials to fill your belly.

Cal., Ill. and N.Y. may take first steps leading to online poker March 13, 2012 by Phil Hevener

California and Illinois – perhaps even New York – may be the source of the first efforts to launch programs that could lead to Internet poker based on speculation from sources with a good sense of the political and business dynamics at work in each of these areas.

Tight isn’t like cold when you lose at gambling March 13, 2012 by Brad Fredella

Fredella's Fix |  This will only tell you if a machine is tight or loose – hot or cold is a different story. Just because you find a loose machine doesn’t mean it won’t run cold as ice. It’s always a gamble… but that’s just part of the fun of gambling!

Some big bang for your gambling buck March 06, 2012 by H. Scot Krause

Real Deals |  My goal is simple: To bring my readers the latest information on casino promotions, specials, good deals and getting the most from your slot clubs. More bang for your buck, if you will. So let’s get started!

Welcome back H. Scot Krause in GamingToday February 28, 2012 by Mark Mayer

Look for the return of H. Scot Krause in GamingToday’s March 6 edition. For those who may have recently started reading GT, Scot authored columns called On The Cheap and Real Deals where he showcased some of the best bargains in town.

Speaking softly, don’t Double Down on 7-Ace in blackjack February 21, 2012 by Elliot Frome

Winning Strategies |  Blackjack is very similar to video poker in that they both require learning rather complex strategies in order to achieve a strong payback. However, blackjack has the advantage in that it is a bit easier to learn the strategy.


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Baccarat has good odds with little strategyBACCARAT

Good odds with little strategy

My column a few weeks ago about commission-free Baccarat and commission-free Pai Gow Poker prompted a reader to send me an e-mail asking for advice on how to improve his play at baccarat. The simple reality is I could not provide him with any advice.


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