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Identity Members worth $1M at Cosmo Las Vegas April 02, 2013 by H. Scot Krause

Real Deals | Identity Members at Cosmopolitan Las Vegas have a chance to win up to $1 million with a new promotion called “Unlock & Win” taking place now through June 9.

Casinos rely on human error to drive profits in video poker March 26, 2013 by Elliot Frome

Winning Strategies | So, the only way I can see casinos adopting this concept is if they have some crazy reason to scare off some of their most loyal players and want to reduce profits. Nope. I don’t see this as a big trend. 

Hoping this Buffalo slot machine pays my bills March 19, 2013 by Mark Mayer

Pokin' Around | I have to concede that for the past few weeks I have been obsessed with the Buffalo slot machine. Perhaps it was spending periods of time testing various penny slots and hearing the machine shout out “BUFF-AAH-LOW.”

Changing tables for video poker casino comps March 12, 2013 by Marc Meltzer

Smart & Fun Gambling | The $1.25 (maximum bet) in video poker gets played over and over, so when you play a game with high returns the $20 entered into a video poker machine can be played for hours and comps add up much quicker.

90 seconds of virtual NASCAR racing for real money March 05, 2013 by Mark Mayer

On the Mark | NASCAR and South Point have capitalized on a neat venture, which is tied to this weekend’s racing card at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. “We have worked with Bally (Technologies) to use their technology for virtual racing."

Two versions of comps are cash back and free play March 05, 2013 by Elliot Frome

Winning Strategies | I have frequently written about the value of casino comps. Comps generally come in two different versions. One is cash back and the other is free play.

Video poker is a streaky game with hot and cold spells February 26, 2013 by Elliot Frome

Winning Strategies | How many of you remember ABC’s Wide World of Sports from a few decades ago? It has a famous opening that talked about the “thrill of victory and the agony of defeat.” Some days it seems like they could’ve been talking about video poker.

S. Dakota approves penny video lottery games February 25, 2013 by Ray Poirier

It took approval of South Dakota lawmakers to permit casino customers to wager pennies instead of the previous nickels. The legislation will permit casinos to install video lottery games that can be played with a penny.

Craps can be simple with the most basic strategy February 19, 2013 by Marc Meltzer

Smart & Fun Gambling | Craps is the most fun table game you can find in the casino because there are so many betting options. While craps looks like a complicated game you can keep it simple with the smartest and most basic strategy.

Temptations from getting 4-card royal on video poker February 19, 2013 by Elliot Frome

Winning Strategies | I was playing video poker this past week when dealt a 5-card Flush right off of the deal. Good news, right? Well, it was also a 4-card Royal. Still good news, right? After all, either I keep the Flush and take my money or I go for the Royal.

American Casino & Entertainment launches free play site February 19, 2013 by H. Scot Krause

Poker Deals | ACEP Interactive, LLC, the iGaming arm of American Casino & Entertainment Properties LLC, has officially launched its “free to play” poker website,

Play high limits on slot machines for better money February 12, 2013 by Marc Meltzer

Smart & Fun Gambling | Both reel and video slot machines are run by a Random Number Generator (RNG) chip. Random is the important word here. Every spin is random and independent from the previous spin or future spins.

Fiesta Henderson throwbacks for 15th anniversary February 05, 2013 by H. Scot Krause

Real Deals | Fiesta Henderson will celebrate 15 years of providing entertainment by hosting events and activities this weekend.Throughout its anniversary week, Fiesta Henderson will also hold giveaways and offer unbeatable “throwback” specials.

In video poker 3-Card Straight can be tricky to play February 05, 2013 by Elliot Frome

Winning Strategies | The rules for 3-Card Straight Flushes are very subtle. We play a 3-Card Inside Straight Flush over a 2-Card Royal, So, if you have 9H, JH, QH, 2C, 3C, we play the 3-Card Inside Straight Flush over the 2-Card Royal.

Defining casino pay tables we can understand January 29, 2013 by Elliot Frome

Winning Strategies | I realize I have a strong math background, but when I started in this industry, I didn’t realize what I’m about to show you is not universally understood. It is how to calculate the payback of a pay table.

True video poker paylines fix confusion January 22, 2013 by Marc Meltzer

Smart & Fun Gambling | If you’re a video poker player I always recommend giving the progressive video poker machines a look when walking through the casino.

Not all grasp exact strategy of video poker January 22, 2013 by Elliot Frome

Winning Strategies | If dealt an off-suit JKA and choose to keep all three instead of just the JK, the cost to your bankroll will be far less than misplaying four-card flushes.

Spin & Win for cash at Plaza and Las Vegas Club January 22, 2013 by H. Scot Krause

Real Deals | Earn entries to Spin & Win for cash every Saturday through Feb. 23 at the Plaza and Las Vegas Club. Every 100 points earns 1 entry and 10 winners are selected to receive up to $1,000 cash.

Video poker strategy not same as draw poker January 15, 2013 by Elliot Frome

Winning Strategies | Many of you have read my column when I talk about how video poker strategy is nothing like regular 5-card draw poker strategy at a poker game. This is absolutely true. 

Las Vegas Casino bargains and promotions January 15, 2013 by H. Scot Krause

Real Deals | Read about the latest deals and promotions from The D Las Vegas, the LVH, Boyd Gaming, Terrible's casino, the Cosmopolitan and so much more!

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SLS revamps their CODE slot club

SLS revamps their CODE slot club

Coming up on its one-year anniversary, SLS Las Vegas is reinventing itself and has already revamped its slot club, but not its name. The CODE promises a “new club,” with “new tiers” and “new benefits.” It has a four tiered program – Legend, Elite, Premium and Select. Members have a rolling six months to earn toward the next level.


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