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Six Ways To Remember Your Childhood At The Casino

October 1, 2014 at 3:12 PM | by | Comment (1)

Hey, remember the 90s? Or 80s? 70s? 60s?

You don't need to rely on BuzzFeed or Nick at Nite for flashbacks to the past. Just visit any casino to take a stroll down memory lane. And, more ways to remember yesteryear are on the way. Here are six games sure to evoke nostalgia, as featured on the exhibit floor of 2014's Global Gaming Expo. Some are already making their way to gaming floors while others will turn up soon.

Return to the fantasy world of Dungeons & Dragons.

See if you're finally able to keep up with The Jetsons now.

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You Can't Use Free Play Anywhere You Want

September 30, 2014 at 11:52 AM | by | Comments (8)

If you’ve been visiting casinos for a while, the concept of free play (Freeplay, as one word, is the trademark of a specific casino company) isn’t anything new. However, if you’re new to casino promotions or just noticed free play as an offer from MyVEGAS, you might not realize that it’s not quite as simple as receiving money.

Free play is a reward of “free money” that casinos offer players. It can be spent on video poker and slot machines. Free play isn’t real bills, but credits can be turned into straight cash homey as you win.

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Bellagio Will Host the 'Alpha' and Omega of Poker Tournaments

Where: 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S. [map], 89109
September 29, 2014 at 1:25 PM | by | Comments (0)

If you’ve got $100,000 and guts –- and we mean some serious intestinal fortitude –- you can take your shot against some of the world’s best poker players at Bellagio in December.

The MGM Resorts property and the World Poker Tour recently announced the high-roller Alpha 8 tournament will be part of the annual Five Diamond World Poker Classic taking place December 5-20. The Alpha 8 event, and its $100,000 buy-in, will start Dec. 18 and last for three days.

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Sons Of Anarchy Will Live On For Slot Players

September 26, 2014 at 3:55 PM | by | Comments (0)

The fine people who brought you The Walking Dead slot machine at G2E (the Global Gaming Expo) last year, Aristocrat, are bringing another cable television hit to the casino.

FX Network’s Golden Globe-winning Sons of Anarchy will come to gaming floors soon. The fact that it is Tuesday’s highest-rated show on cable TV reveals its popularity. In fact, SOA (as the cool people call it) is FX’s highest rated series period as it rolls out a new multi-site progressive while in the midst of its seventh and final season.

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No Bluff: Halloween Poker Fun For A Good Cause

Where: 128 Fremont St. [map], 89101
September 22, 2014 at 7:28 PM | by | Comments (0)

Wear your best costume, but be careful when raising Dracula. That player is out for blood. The Poker Gives charity group will host a Monster Mash Halloween Bash poker tournament and costume party at Binion's November 1 at 5 p.m. (Yes, not on Halloween, but the night after giving us one more reason to keep our costume on. The other, of course, being the hangover from the night before.)

Half of the money will go to the prize pool and half will be divided up between four charities: Diabetes Action Research and Education Foundation, Special Olympics Nevada, Step by Step Foundation and Wish Upon a Hero Foundation.

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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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