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Little-known video casino game, Triple Diamond Keno July 10, 2012 by Brad Fredella

Fredella's Fix | Another keno variation players might enjoy, which isn’t so easy to find, is a little-known game called Triple Diamond Keno. Also made by IGT, Triple Diamond Keno never really made it off the ground.

Win A Fiat 500 at Hard Rock and Silverton Casinos July 10, 2012 by H. Scot Krause

Real Deals | Fiat seems to be the car of the month. You can win one at both the Hard Rock and Silverton Casinos, which will be giving them away to several lucky players this month.

A Las Vegas 4th of July at Station Casino July 03, 2012 by H. Scot Krause

Real Deals |  In celebration of Independence Day, the mid-week July 4 holiday will be celebrated all over town with fireworks and parties galore and kicks us off to a great month of casino promotions.

50th anniversary celebration at the Eldorado in Henderson June 26, 2012 by H. Scot Krause

Real Deals |  On Sunday, July 1 at 3 p.m., Bill Boyd will attend the official 50th anniversary celebration at the Eldorado – open to the public – featuring a champagne toast, free cake and special anniversary giveaways.

The payback on huge jackpot games tends to be lower June 26, 2012 by Elliot Frome

Winning Strategies |  If you are looking for a gigantic jackpot, I would personally recommend a Pai Gow Poker sidebet or the Six-Card sidebet for Three Card Poker. The prizes will be in the hundred thousands to $1 million, but you’ll be playing games with higher paybacks.

Bet buffets at 2-1 at your favorite Las Vegas casino June 19, 2012 by H. Scot Krause

Real Deals |  Look for great buffet deals this month at many of your favorite locals’ casinos. Red Rock Station, Jerry's Nugget, Suncoast, Hard Rock, Terrible's and LVH to name a few.

Double Double Bonus Poker machines at full pay June 19, 2012 by Elliot Frome

Winning Strategies | This past week, I met someone who was visiting Las Vegas from California. I told him about my work with video poker and he asked me the best game to play. My natural reaction to that is to just laugh. How am I supposed to answer that?

Cantor Gaming Enters California Gaming Market June 15, 2012 by Staff & Wire Reports

Cantor Gaming has now reached beyond Nevada, announcing Friday that they have reached an agreement to provide a complete mobile casino gaming solution at the Colusa (CA) Casino Resort.

What counts is which poker hand has higher expected value June 12, 2012 by Elliot Frome

Winning Strategies | Instead of simply relying on the expected value in a strategy table, I use a program I created that allows me to put in the exact five cards and tell it which ones I’m holding and which ones I’m discarding. 

Station Casinos first in Vegas to link Hit and Run Blackjack June 05, 2012 by Staff & Wire Reports

Station Casinos became the first gaming company in Vegas to link properties to a single progressive blackjack jackpot. 

Full house pays well for its frequency in video poker June 05, 2012 by Elliot Frome

Winning Strategies | If I were to ask you which occurs more often in video poker – a Flush, a Straight or a Full House, I’m guessing most of you would say a Straight, followed by a Flush and lastly a Full House.

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.

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