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24 November 2016Wheel of Fortune slot machines have been with us for 20 years now. The most popular games in slot machine history, Wheel of Fortune machines have commanded space on casino floors in countless variations on video and in the original three-reel format.International Game Technology celebrated Wheel’s 20th anniversary in style at Global Gaming Expo in style this fall in Las Vegas...read more
23 November 2016Question: As always, enjoy your articles and expert insights, but I'm gonna complain here a bit. My son gets me a subscription to Casino Player magazine every Christmas. I am getting the issues a month late. I get October issue in November, for example, so any offers, shows, etc., are over by the time I get the magazine...read more
22 November 2016If you play craps you know one major truth: most craps players are men. In fact, well over 90% seem to be men. It is not at all rare to be at tables — one after another after another — where women are not seen and not heard.Still, there are some intrepid women who do play craps and are not reticent about it...read more
21 November 2016As someone who has been a part of the Mohegan Tribe and the Mohegan Sun brand for 15 years, Ray Pineault felt a special sense of personal and professional gratification last week when the Connecticut resort casino unveiled its new $139 million Earth Tower."I've been here a long, long time," the Mohegan Sun president and general manager told Casino City in an interview last month...read more
20 November 2016QUESTION: I’m a Cleveland Indians fan and a casino player who doesn’t bet on sports much, but who followed the odds throughout the baseball playoffs.The Indians were underdogs all the way. Oddsmakers expected them to lose to the Boston Red Sox and even to the Toronto Blue Jays, who got in as a wild card...read more
19 November 2016A reader asked me if I’ve ever had a losing streak playing video poker. Short answer: You bet I did. But here’s why and how I deal with losing streaks.It’s been my personal experience that I lose on average about two out of every three video poker sessions, even though I’ve come out ahead 10 out of the past 12 years that I’ve played video poker...read more
17 November 2016Ultimate X has been an enormous video poker success, the leader in that segment of multi-hand games that requires an extra bet to get a bonus feature.It’s a success worth building on, and International Game Technology is looking to do just that with Ultimate X Bonus Streak and Ultimate X Spin Poker...read more
16 November 2016Question: I am a regular reader of your column and want to express my appreciation for you and its contents. I am a regular player of 88 Fortunes and here are three reasons why: September 2015 - Hit the Grand for $12,000+ playing $1.76 at the Eureka Casino in Mesquite Nevada...read more
15 November 2016I am guessing that many craps articles open with some form of the following sentence: “Craps is the most exciting game in the casino.”I know I’ve used something such as that opening many times. How can a gambling writer escape writing something such as that? After all, craps is the most exciting game in the casino! Nowhere do you hear the cries of joy or moans of agony as you do at the craps tables.There are a number of reasons craps is so exciting...read more