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17 March 2015FROM NEIL: Frank, excellent column, excellent advice about doing things other than gambling in casino towns. I'll take in an afternoon show, such as Mac King-highly recommended for all ages.I take my friends to Mt Charleston, Valley of Fire, Red Rock, Fry's Dept...read more
16 March 2015The NCAA men's basketball tournament is the single biggest sports wagering event in the United States. According to the American Gaming Association (AGA), about $240 million will be wagered in Nevada alone on this year's tournament. By comparison, more than $185 million was wagered on Kentucky Derby Day...read more
15 March 2015QUESTION: I live in the Las Vegas area and frequent several locals casinos. I play mostly video poker, but I keep my eyes open as I walk through the casinos. It seems that lately the turnover of penny slot machines has increased, with more titles and themes being introduced more often...read more
14 March 2015Don’t you wish there was an app that, with a couple of clicks, you could use to fix the problems facing casinos?Well, there is no such app. But there are three critical problems that casinos must face head-on if they want to survive (yes, survive) and, ultimately, succeed...read more
13 March 2015Dear Mark: With “Fortune” Pai Gow Poker, how bad are the odds on the bonus fortune bet? Ray C.Pai Gow Poker is a hybrid of Chinese dominos, “Pai Gow” and American seven-card poker. Played with a standard 52-card deck plus a joker, it differs from the typical seven-card game in that you play against...read more
12 March 2015One of the best features of Three Card Poker is that the top-paying hands occur frequently. If you play very long, you’re going to get your share of straight flushes, which pay 40-1 on the Pair Plus portion of the game, and three of a kinds, which pay 30-1.Big wins with high frequency make possible beginner’s luck stories such as Kim’s...read more
11 March 2015I put a slot voucher for $12.40 into a slot last night and the slot sucked it in but did not acknowledge it in the credits. I had a slot attendant open the slot and my ticket was not there, so she brought up some kind of message on the screen that said the last ticket that went in was only 10 cents...read more
9 March 2015Early March is a tough time of the year, at least here in the Northeast. Spring is technically only a couple weeks away, but the four feet of snow still sitting in my yard makes me feel like this winter is never going to end.Of course, the NCAA Men's Basketball tournament is coming up next week, bu...read more
8 March 2015QUESTION: I live near the Canadian border and frequent a Canadian casino twice a month. So I purchase a 72-trip bridge pass for $35 good for nearly two years. Recently this casino telephoned me (I’d never gotten a telephone call from a casino!) and told me to visit the players club and receive my...read more