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Maximize your video poker gambling dollar October 23, 2012 by Marc Meltzer

Smart & Fun Gambling | Video poker is one of the most popular games in a casino. On the surface video poker is a simple game but in order to maximize your gambling dollar you’ll want to learn how and where to play. Let’s start with the basics of video poker.

South Point hiring! for SouthPointPoker.com this fall October 23, 2012 by H. Scot Krause

Poker Deals | Looking for a job in the poker business? In August 2012, Michael Gaughan’s popular resort made history, becoming the first casino to be licensed to operate a real-money poker website in the United States.

Caesars leads holiday spirit October 23, 2012 by H. Scot Krause

Real Deals | Wynn/Encor the popular Strip resort is hosting Lucky 8 Daily Drawings and a Luxury Car Giveaway. Guests earn points for entries by playing any table game or slot. The Grand Prize will be a luxury car valued at $250,000 or $250,000 cash. 

Slot machines do produce jackpots October 23, 2012 by Elliot Frome

Winning Strategies | Some games have relatively small house advantages such as video poker, blackjack and Ultimate Texas Hold’em. Some have slightly larger house advantages, such as many other variations of video poker, Let It Ride and Three Card Poker.

Poker, blackjack may still be what public wants October 16, 2012 by Elliot Frome

Winning Strategies | What did I find in the table game arena? No real surprises. This is both good and bad for a variety of reasons. First, I saw almost no new inventor/gaming companies.

Ninth Annual 'Cards for Kids' at Stratosphere in Vegas October 16, 2012 by H. Scot Krause

Poker Deals | Speedway Children’s Charities Ninth Annual “Cards for Kids” Poker Tournament will be held at the Stratosphere Hotel & Tower on Thursday, Oct. 25, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Hard Rock Casino place for Thursday beer nights October 16, 2012 by H. Scot Krause

Real Deals | The Hard Rock Casino Hotel is running an October beer promotion every Thursday through Nov. 1. Earn your first 750 slot points and receive a 6-pack of Bud Light Platinum Beer or two Hard Rock logo glasses.

G2E tells me Empire Striking Back! October 09, 2012 by Elliot Frome

Winning Strategies | IGT, Bally’s, WMS, Konami (my apologies for leaving any others out) all have large booths where you can try out their latest offerings in the slot machine world.

Bally Technology's penny level games slated for 2013 October 09, 2012 by H. Scot Krause

Casinos utilizing the Elite Bonusing Suite are able to reward players’ right at their machine while playing their favorite games, thanks to the iVIEW Display Manager. In Las Vegas we can see this new technology at South Point Casino.

Best thing about G2E? What is on the way to play October 09, 2012 by Marc Meltzer

Smart & Fun Gambling | Every year the casino and gaming industry travels to Las Vegas for their annual conference called the Global Gaming Expo (G2E). The conference brings together casinos from around the country.

Downtown Las Vegas modernized and offering great deals October 02, 2012 by Marc Meltzer

Smart & Fun Gambling |  Downtown Las Vegas has been undergoing a metamorphosis for the past few years – modernized from being “Old Vegas” to a more up to date and hip Fremont Street without losing its historical feel.

Setting record straight about video poker and slot machines September 25, 2012 by Elliot Frome

Winning Strategies |  I don’t think there is a game in the casino more misunderstood than video poker. Even in the days when slots were mechanical, most people considered video poker to just be another slot machine, but one with a computer screen.

Downtown Las Vegas up on great buys and deals September 25, 2012 by H. Scot Krause

Real Deals |  A friend visited recently who hadn’t been downtown much. We were able to sign him up for most of the slot clubs and found some great deals.

140 ways to ‘reward’ players in all Las Vegas Casinos September 11, 2012 by H. Scot Krause

Real Deals |  The Checkout Rewards slot machines are located in more than 140 locations across Nevada including Albertsons, Smith’s, Vons, CVS, Safeway, WinCo Foods, and SaveMart.

Look at casino slot machine advertising with skeptical eye September 11, 2012 by Brad Fredella

Fredella's Fix | Any casino can advertize generalities like “Our slots are looser” or “The most liberal paytables in town” regardless of how loose or liberal they really are.

Importance of using right strategy when playing casino is key September 11, 2012 by Elliot Frome

Winning Strategies | Over the years, I’ve heard all sorts of excuses for why people abandon strategy, ranging from it doesn’t matter in the short run to some anecdotal story about how someone they know threw strategy to the wind and it paid off massively. Yeah, that’s nice.

Bally Technologies Inc. to produce NASCAR slot machine September 10, 2012 by Ray Poirier

Bally Technologies Inc. (BYI) has licensed the NASCAR brand and will soon introduce a slot machine using the company’s systems-based Virtual Racing.

Slot machine revenue up 5.7 percent at Pennsylvania casinos September 06, 2012 by Staff & Wire Reports

Gross revenue from slot machines was up 5.7 percent at Pennsylvania casinos last month as the state’s gambling industry continued to grow, but there were signs of the effects of new competition from neighboring Ohio.

Vegas casinos ready for Monday Night NFL Football September 04, 2012 by H. Scot Krause

Real Deals |  You really can’t beat making a small wager (I’ll leave the betting advice to the expert GT sports writers!) that lasts 3-4 hours while enjoying cheap food, beer and drink specials and a chance for some prize giveaways and contests to boot!

Four of a kind is pretty fair consolation in video poker August 28, 2012 by Elliot Frome

Winning Strategies | For those who read my column regularly, you are probably now well aware that a full-pay Jacks or Better video poker machine pays 99.5%. Many people are still confused, however as to what this means. 

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