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Get $100 In Free Play At Riviera

Where: 2901 Las Vegas Blvd. S. [map], 89109
September 18, 2014 at 2:53 PM | by | Comments (10)

Over the past couple of years, Riviera has done more promotions than most Strip casinos to attract gambling customers. Their most popular promotion has been $1 blackjack which started a year ago and is still available. The same can’t be said for Riviera’s craps promotion. While 1,000x craps odds sounds awesome, few players are going to Riviera to drop a minimum of $5,005 ($5 pass line and $5,000 odds) per roll.

Riviera’s latest promotion to attract new gamblers is an offer for up to $100 in Free Play. New players club members can receive up to $100 in Free Play. This isn’t a rebate on losses like you’ve seen at Tropicana and Cosmopolitan in the past year. This is Free Play in the casino with only one string attached:

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Baccarat Tournaments Coming To Palazzo

Where: 3325 Las Vegas Blvd. S. [map], 89109
September 12, 2014 at 2:32 PM | by | Comments (0)

The Palazzo will be home to the third annual Grand Dragon Master Baccarat Championship later this month and again in October. Entrants will have the opportunity to win a share of $10 million. The tournament is actually 2-in-1 and entry is anywhere from $0 (yes, free) to $250.

The Golden Dragon Baccarat Tournament will take place September 26-29 and October 3-6. The tourney features a $30,000 daily cash prize pool. Grazie Members receive one complimentary entry per day. Each player is allowed unlimited re-buys for $50. The top three daily finishers will automatically advance to a semi-final round on October 12.

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Mild Makeover Of Club Palms

Where: 4321 W. Flamingo Rd. [map], 89103
September 9, 2014 at 3:06 PM | by | Comment (1)

About a year ago, Palms totally revamped its players club so it must be time to tinker with things again. The biggest change to Club Palms last year was the addition of multiple tiers based on how much money is spent. This year, the players club has received a mild makeover which seems aimed at making sure anyone who has any kind of status is a consistent spender.

Earning 400 points still gives you $1 in free slot play and you must earn 2,000 points ($5) before you can spend it. In addition to earning points from gambling, you can earn 1 point for every dollar you spend in the restaurants, hotel, spa, salon and gift shop. The first changes you’ll notice are the requirements for each tier.

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Changes At Caesars: New Sportsbook Bar And Food Court Renovations

Where: 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. S. [map], 89109
September 8, 2014 at 9:29 PM | by | Comments (6)

Construction walls surround the former Cypress Street Marketplace at Caesars.

Caesars Palace, the sprawling compound that it is, has gotten a sports book facelift and is undergoing renovations to its food court, previously known as Cypress Street Marketplace. The former food court always had steady traffic and especially long lines whenever this writer wanted to pop in for her beloved BBQ pork sandwiches, mac & cheese and creamed spinach at the Bar BQ outpost.

Granted Mesa Grill, Rao’s and Nobu are also at Caesars and clearly in a different class, but the various Cypress Street offerings were solid food court options for those with less time or a smaller budget.

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Three New Gambling Shows Hitting TV This Week

September 8, 2014 at 2:58 PM | by | Comments (2)

Watching television doesn’t get much better than when we get to see Vegas on TV. Ok, we may be a little biased, but you'll probably agree, regardless! We may not, specifically, get Vegas on TV this week, but we’ll be getting something pretty close.

One of the first things anyone thinks about when he or she ponders Las Vegas are the casinos. Second after that would probably be gambling. This week, we get a few new shows featuring both on the Discovery Channel. “Hustling the House”, “Casino Secrets” and “Poker Underground” are all set to debut this Wednesday, September 10. Each will offer something different and have a hint of Vegas even if they don't take place here. Here’s a breakdown of each show as per Discovery:

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Video Poker Tips For Beginners

September 4, 2014 at 7:24 PM | by | Comments (6)

Video poker is one of the most popular games in the casino for a lot of reasons. Some enjoy it because they prefer playing machines, others because players can find the highest returns and some just like to have something to do while sitting at the bar while enjoying a few drinks. Whatever the reason you play, you’re going to want to get the most out of the experience. Here are a handful of tips to make the most of your video poker sessions:

1. Play The Best Games: Playing the best games a casino offers will extend your playing time or even help you make some money. If there’s a game that returns 99% while another only returns 92%, you’ll probably play longer with the same buy-in on the former game. The longer you play, the greater the chances you'll hit a Royal Flush or another great hand. vpFREE2.com is a great resource to find the best games in a casino.

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How To Handle A Tight, and A Loose, Poker Table

August 27, 2014 at 5:08 PM | by | Comments (2)

We’ve all been there, especially if you’ve played enough hands of poker in Las Vegas card rooms. We're talking about when you find yourself at a table full of “rocks” who only play the best hands or at the wild and crazy table full of buzzed gamblers ready to tear it up on a hot Sin City night. How do you handle these situations? You’ll certainly have to make adjustments if you want to come out a winner.

The makeup of a no-limit Texas hold’em game can vary greatly from table to table depending on the lineup of players in each setting. Often, the addition of just one reckless player can cause the entire game to change, from a relatively tight and conservative match to one in which all the players begin to loosen up and the chips start to fly in an attempt to win the money of the reckless player. Here are some characteristics of tight and loose games:

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Three Casinos With 3:2 Blackjack Just Off The Vegas Strip

August 26, 2014 at 1:05 PM | by | Comments (2)

The hunt for good blackjack games in Las Vegas never ends. The expansion of 6:5 blackjack on the Vegas Strip means there are less 3:2 games available, which offer better returns and are more desirable to play. Experienced visitors and blackjack players know where to find the better games in town.

VegasChatter reader MinnesotaPhats recently emailed us to remind everyone that there are better alternatives if you venture off the Strip:

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The Rise Of The Smaller Casino

August 25, 2014 at 5:25 PM | by | Comments (4)

Casino openings in Las Vegas are a blast. There are so many new things to do, see and touch. With every new property opening we see the entire hotel and casino concept evolve. Operators follow the money so it's no surprise to see the spread of smaller casinos. When The Cromwell opened earlier this year, few were surprised to see the low-rollin' property become a nightclub that also had an intimate hotel and casino.

It's not news when we say the majority of revenue on the Vegas Strip has been coming from non-gaming outlets. Last year, when Sam Nazarian spoke about his now open SLS Las Vegas, his goal was to reap 70% of its revenue from non-gaming sources. When it was revealed SLS would open with nine restaurants and three clubs it wasn’t much of a surprise to anyone.

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Sick of Hold'em? Here's Where to Head for Some Poker Variety

August 25, 2014 at 12:11 PM | by | Comments (2)

Sure, Texas Hold’em is the game du jour of poker, the focal point of the vast majority of cash games and tournaments, but don’t you sometimes get tired of playing it?

Yeah, this writer too.

Fortunately, if you, like me, prefer to branch out into other forms of poker you do have some other options in Vegas; though, not as much as you may like.

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Lion's Share Hits At MGM Grand For $2.4 Million, Winner Inserted $100

Where: 3799 S. Las Vegas Blvd. [map], 89109
August 23, 2014 at 8:50 PM | by | Comments (11)

So many people who can now say they came this|close to realizing the seemingly impossible.

Before this VegasChatter writer was a regular contributor to the site, I was a reader of its content and definitely fell for this year's April Fool’s joke for about a half of a second. When I read the Lion’s Share slot at MGM Grand machine hit on April 1, I was about to send the story to friends when I noticed the date… the joke was almost on me!

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What To Do With Leftover $1 Casino Chips

August 21, 2014 at 3:58 PM | by | Comments (13)

We've all been there. You're sitting at the table defeated after losing countless thousands hundreds dollars to {insert favorite table game here}. It can be frustrating and leave a sour taste in your mouth. Somehow you always end up with spare $1 chips, perhaps from hitting that awesome blackjack, hitting your number on roulette, or cashing some in for tips for the cocktail server or dealer.

So, what to do with them? Most often they are used to tip out the dealer, or tossed to the funny, cool person at the table, but sometimes, you just can’t let them go. Obviously, the embarrassment of cashing in $3 in chips at the cage can sometimes be too much to bear so the chips end up making the long journey home as a souvenir.

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