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Last week, Yahoo! quietly snuck into a seat at the online poker table. Yahoo! Poker is a free, online casino game (for the time being) that can be played anywhere and has more in common with other social games like HDPoker than it does with Ultimate Poker as it’s not a real money enterprise.
Gameplay for Yahoo! Poker is simple. Head to the game, spin for free chips, choose the table limits you'd like to play, and get in the game. If you run out of chips, you can purchase more like any other social game.
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If you like to roll them bones, you’re better off frequenting some Vegas casinos than others.
That’s because only a handful offer the best pass line odds bets at the craps table – one of the rare instances where you’re playing even with the house. In a land where high rises are built on the backs of tourists with a jones for gambling, that’s one bet we’re happy to take.
It's time for another study about gambling from overseas. This one comes to us from Utrecht University in the Netherlands. The study says that it’s best to gamble when you’re hungry.
In brief, the study revealed that hunger is associated with advantageous decision-making. The research team ran three trials that examined the counterintuitive hypothesis that hunger improves strategic decision-making. The first two demonstrated that participants with more hunger or greater appetite made more advantageous choices in the Iowa Gambling Task compared to sated participants or participants with a smaller appetite. The Iowa Gambling Task is a psychological test used to simulate real-life decision-making and is widely used in research of cognition and emotion. The third trial revealed hungry participants were better able to appreciate future big rewards in a delay discounting task and were not more inclined to take risks to get the object of their desire. Altogether this research challenges conventional thinking that an empty stomach or bad conditions are detrimental role of impulsivity in decision making.
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The game’s, perhaps, most popular player and a stalwart tournament director will be the two newest inductees into the Poker Hall of Fame.
A 41-person panel of existing HOF members and poker media members chose Daniel Negreanu and Jack McClelland to enter the hall. An official induction ceremony will be held at Binion's at 7:30 p.m. on November 9, a day before the final table of the World Series of Poker Main Event takes place at Rio. The festivities will take place in the Longhorn Room. Formerly known as Benny’s Bullpen, the room was home to the final table of the WSOP for the bulk of its existence.
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Way back in January we alerted you that prepaid cards for casinos were a strong possibility. Shortly after the article published, the concept was approved by the Nevada Gaming Commission. Essentially, it allows a player to load a debit card and use it for gaming. Well, there’s finally a casino using the prepaid card technology, but it’s not exactly for use inside of the casino.
Station Casinos recently announced the availability of the Sports Connection prepaid card. It's to be used in conjunction with Sports Connection wagering accounts and, ultimately, the Sports Connection betting app. This card will be used to streamline accounts so the user doesn’t have to visit the casino when they want to add funds. Since the card is linked with Discover, you can use it anywhere Discover is accepted.
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Way back in 2011 we saw our first iTable in action at Planet Hollywood. Since then the chipless tables haven’t taken over Las Vegas as their manufacturer may have hoped. That hasn’t stopped them from trying, though.
Since we first spotted the Shuffle Master iTable back in 2011, Shuffle Master changed its name to SHFL Entertainment and was acquired by Bally Technologies. The most recent Global Gaming Expo was really Bally Technologies’ first where SHFL was fully integrated into their ecosystem and it showed. There were almost as many table games on display in the Bally Technology booth as you’ll see on the casino floor at Downtown Grand. Many of these games were iTables.
VegasChatter reader Greg B. let us in on some updates from one of his favorite spots, Palace Station, which he affectionately said was “voted the casino I want to love again if only they’d stop making weird decisions.” While he seems ok with the carpet upgrade, the changes in the high limit slot area came across as a bit odd.
First, check out the new carpet on the right in the photo below. It’s being rolled out in segments across the casino floor. The machines from the coffee shop up to the oyster bar had been removed to make room for the new flooring on Greg's recent visit.
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Gambling is as healthy as anything else you do for hours without moving. Yeah, it's not all that healthy and the habits developed while gambling, like drinking and smoking, only make things worse. That said, gamblers aren’t any less healthy than the rest of the population. This is according to a survey of 2,000 gamblers in England.
The poll found gamblers in England have the same general Body Mass Index (BMI), 27, as the rest of the population. According to the CDC, Americans have a similar BMI. For the sake of commonality among gamblers, let's assume that Americans and English have similar lifestyles, too.
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If you’re floating around Vegas in search of the best each poker room has to offer, you’ll find the Bravo Poker Live app absolutely essential to your quest.
The app will tell you pretty much anything you want to know about the games taking place from
Stratosphere the off Strip Santa Fe Station to Mandalay Bay and many of the poker rooms, small and large, in between.
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The Main Street hotel-casino announced it was downtown’s best place for video poker. There are a lot of great video poker games to be found downtown so this is a bold statement. But, is it true? That’s up for discussion, but they do have a great selection of video poker games, according to vpFREE2.com.
There are few feelings worse in poker than getting up by a large amount in a cash game and losing it all back; or, even worse, losing it back and then losing your entire buy-in. (You've got to save some for that late night steak dinner, right?) The adage “quit while you’re ahead” certainly comes to mind in these situations. So what’s a poker player to do to prevent this?
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During G2E (the Global Gaming Expo), we saw quite a few things that caught our eye. The ever-growing popularity of TV and movie-themed slot machines, Britney, b*tch, and the new ways to play video poker. Something else that captured our attention? This neon green slot pod (our name for the lack of an official word.)