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Rampart cashing in on ‘13 December 31, 2012 by H. Scot Krause

Real Deals | Will you keep it or risk it? During January, Rampart Casino drawing winners will have to decide if they’ll pocket the guaranteed $400 cash or trade it away for a shot at up to $10,000 cash.

Hit Ellis Island before world ends December 18, 2012 by H. Scot Krause

Real Deals | According to some interpretations of ancient Mayan calendars and beliefs the world is coming to end Dec. 21, Ellis Island Casino & Brewery isn’t taking chances. They’re “giving away the store!” 

12 days of giveaways in Las Vegas casinos December 11, 2012 by H. Scot Krause

Real Deals | Celebrate 12 Days of Giveaways at Suncoast Hotel & Casino. From December 12-23 drawings will be held daily at 8 p.m. giving away cash and electronics. Giveaways include: gift items plus cash prizes of $5,000 and $10,000.

Study shows gamblers prefer slots to table games December 11, 2012 by Marc Meltzer

Smart and Fun Gambling | Penny Slots are taking over the world. If they’re not, then they’re at least taking over the casino. 

Double Double Bonus Poker two pair frustrations December 11, 2012 by Elliot Frome

Winning Strategies | One of the most frustrating parts of playing Double Double Bonus Poker is getting paid only 1 on a Two Pair. 

Paytables can alter strategy for video poker December 04, 2012 by Elliot Frome

Winning Strategies | While a 2-card Royal is hardly the most powerful hand, it is a fairly frequently occurring one. When a player has 3 High Cards, with 2 of them of the same suit, he discards the third High Card and plays the two suited ones.

Casinos are often in clusters providing variety November 27, 2012 by Marc Meltzer

Smart and Fun Gambling | There’s not one perfect casino anywhere. Some casinos may have a great selection of restaurants, bars, activities or gambling but few have everything.

Video Poker strategy is about the long run November 27, 2012 by Elliot Frome

Winning Strategies | Last night, I sat down at a five-play Double Double Bonus machine and had a mostly frustrating night. In the end, I hit a big four of a kind and only lost a few dollars, so it wasn’t a financially frustrating evening. 

Illinois draws $346,000 in October video gambling revenue November 21, 2012 by Staff & Wire Reports

A new Illinois Gaming Board report this week shows video gambling statewide brought in more than $346,000 last month, which is when the bulk of the machines went live. 

Smart gamblers look for ways to lessen the house edge November 13, 2012 by Marc Meltzer

Smart & Fun Gambling | While the low house edge of most video poker games is great, you can still expect to lose a little over time, even with perfect play. However, there are a handful of video poker games that return over 100%!

Thank Arizona Charlie’s for Feed A Family charity drive November 13, 2012 by H. Scot Krause

Real Deals | For the first time in its history, Arizona Charlie’s casinos (West/ East) will allow players the opportunity to contribute their points to help provide a holiday meal for those in our community who might otherwise go without.

Dice rolls help to explain actual probability November 13, 2012 by Elliot Frome

Winning Strategies | Numbers can be spun and it usually takes numerous pieces of key information to get a full picture of what is going on. Most importantly, very little of what actually occurs is “outside the norm,” meaning games are not rigged.

Blackjack and video poker big part of casino gambling November 06, 2012 by Marc Meltzer

Smart and Fun Gambling | Blackjack and video poker make up a lot of the gambling done at casinos but these games take skill to master. Basic strategy will help your performance, but it’s not easy to play perfectly and that's frustrating.

WinPoker app to help hone video poker playing skills October 30, 2012 by Marc Meltzer

Smart & Fun Gambling | “Practice doesn’t make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect.” That mantra goes all the way to the casino. Practicing perfect form in games of skill (blackjack and video poker) will win more money.

Boo, booze plus BBQ! on Las Vegas Strip at Gilley's Saloon October 30, 2012 by H. Scot Krause

Real Deals | Try Halloween at Gilley’s Saloon, Dance Hall & Bar-B-Que inside Treasure Island this Wednesday at 9 p.m. for the annual Cowboys vs. Zombies party. Remember, masks are not allowed in most casinos.

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 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.

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El Cortez brings value through Club Cortez

El Cortez brings value through Club Cortez

​Club Cortez is the customer loyalty program (slot club) found at the El Cortez in downtown Las Vegas, rewarding you for being a valued player at the hotel-casino. Membership is free and easy. 


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