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Poker / Silverton / The LINQ Hotel / Aliante / Off Strip / The Strip / → All Tags
An empty poker room, a soon to be closing poker room, and an electronic poker room highlight this look at what's currently going on in the Las Vegas poker landscape. Shuffle up and deal!
The poker situation at Silverton has pretty much been in limbo for the past two years. The off-Strip property's room closed back in early 2012 only to pop back up near the end of 2012 as part of Cantor Gaming's new sports book. Word was the cards would start flying once the sports book opened, but that day came and went and the poker room has yet to see any action. A recent visit to Silverton confirmed that, yes, the five-table poker room is still there in all of its painfully bright red glory, but it still is not open for business.
Sportsbooks / Venetian / Palazzo / The Cosmopolitan / Tropicana / Hard Rock / The Palms / M Resort / Silverton / Sports Betting / CG Technology / Promotions / → All Tags
The sportsbook operator formerly known as Cantor Gaming and now known as CG Technology has a pretty great cash back promotion. They’ll refund 5% (up to $5,000) of net losses from wagers of $100 or more. The caveats are that bets must be placed through your CG Technology account (not in person) and that only sports wagers will qualify. And no, it's not limited to new members only.
Here are specifics on how the promotion works:
Off Strip / Silverton / Resort Fees / WiFi / Internet / → All Tags
The off Strip casino-hotel used to charge $4.99 for standard rooms and $9.99 for its suites. Now, the resort fee is a flat $9.99 (not counting tax), no matter the spaciousness of your room type. The policy change quietly went into effect September 1. Here's what the website says guests receive for their money:
Gambling / The Orleans / Hard Rock / The Palms / Silverton / Sam's Town / Boulder Station / Arizona Charlie's / Boulder Strip / Off Strip / Slot Machines / Loose Slots / → All Tags
As part of our search for the best gambling odds, we constantly seek the best blackjack, craps and video poker games. Generally, slot machines aren’t high on the list for gamblers seeking the best odds in a casino. Slot machine payback is referred to in a different language. People aren't looking for slot machines with the smallest house advantage. They're looking for loose slots. Loose slots have the highest returns (yay) while tight slots have the lowest (boo).
So, where can you find the loosest slots in Vegas? Exactly where you think and probably not where you visit. The second best slot machine returns in the country are found just off the Vegas Strip. Off Strip casinos like The Orleans, Hard Rock, Palms and Silverton have slot machines that return 94.64% of the money played.
Las Vegas continues to nudge those hated resort fees higher and higher.
Since our annual guide to resort fees dropped in mid-Janaury, five hotels (Palms, Quad, Flamingo, Bally's, Plaza) have increased their nightly charges while one Downtown Vegas holdout (El Cortez) switched gears and joined the fee frenzy.
Betting / Venetian / Palazzo / The Cosmopolitan / Tropicana / Hard Rock / Palms / M Resort / Silverton / Sportsbooks / NFL / Sports Betting / CG Technology / Cantor Gaming / → All Tags
Most of us are getting ready for March Madness or the first pitch of the Major League Baseball regular season. Football isn't front and center with most people that bet on sports, but that hasn't stopped Cantor Gaming (CG Technology) from looking forward to the NFL season. It's the first sportsbook operator to post season win totals for the next pro football season.
Over the past couple seasons, Cantor has become the first sportsbook operator to release NFL season win totals but this marks the earliest they've posted them to date. In fact, this is the earliest any sportsbook operator has released season win totals. Ever. Free agency hasn't begun yet and the NFL Draft is weeks away, but if you can see into the future maybe you're ready to place bets on how teams will perform. Take a look:
Everyone’s favorite business reality show is coming to Las Vegas to find new participants. Shark Tank features business pitches from aspiring entrepreneurs to a panel of potential investors, including Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban. The show has been on ABC since 2009 and has just entered syndication so, if you get on, you might see yourself on TV for years to come.
How can you vie for a spot? Shark Tank will be holding open auditions at 3 p.m. on February 20 inside Veil Pavilion at Silverton.
The off-Strip Silverton wants to build two new towers. And, make them timeshares. Once we checked our calendar to confirm it was, in fact, still 2013, we continued reading the agenda for a November 6 County Zoning hearing for more details.
Apparently, Silverton wants to build two, 20-story towers south of its existing parking garage where a surface parking lot can now be found. One tower would face east/west, the other north/south. Both would be connected by a walkway which would extend to the Silverton's porte cochere. Each would offer 400 guest rooms with 20 accommodations per floor.
While on a weekend visit to Silverton, which is definitely one of this writer's favorite Las Vegas casinos, I stopped to admire the aquarium as usual. One of the most awesome free things in Vegas, this tank is filled with various kinds of fish, stingrays, plant life and, on occassion, beautiful women dressed as mermaids.
As I made my way around the aquarium, I discovered an art gallery against the back wall featuring, you guessed it, mermaids! Local artist Wil Cormier has painted a whole series of mermaid paintings, called Mermaids of Atlantis. Cormier’s attention to detail is stunning. The mermaids are painted sitting on trees or rocks, coyly covering their naughty bits. Check it out:
Look at the naughty mermaid with her little bird!
Video Poker offers some of the best returns in the casino. Depending on where you play, you can find returns where the advantage is with you and not the house. According to vpFREE2.com, Circus Circus still has some Aces & Eights games that have 100.25% returns with perfect play.
While we all have our favorite video poker games, playing it all the time can get a little boring. If you're like this writer who mostly plays Jacks or Better (the most boring video poker game with the easiest strategy), you need a little spice in your video poker life. Thankfully, there are many varieties in casinos now. I often trade a few percentage points on returns for fun, the price to pay for a little excitement.
Football / Fantasy Football / Contests / Vegas Contests / Golden Nugget / Palms / South Point / Silverton / William Hill / Slice of Vegas / Hussong's Cantina / HERAEA / → All Tags
Whether baseball is just a filler for football's offseason or your primary sports drug of choice, MLB's trading deadline is an annual milestone Monday morning quarterbacks everywhere take note of. It coincides with the end of most fantasy baseball periods that determine whether your team is going..all...the...way or simply dumping useful players to a college buddy for his championship run. This year it also marks the suspension of several players for their primary drug of choice.
Whether you're riding the Reverse Cowgill to victory or putting the Mauer Patch Kids to bed, it's time to put the baseball brain in cruise control and get ready for some football. That means 'tis the season for some football contests! Here are the ones we know about. We'll add more as we discover them
Promotions / Silverton / Red Rock Resort / Off Strip / Swag / → All Tags
Last week, we ventured into various casinos like we always do. However, we did so on a couple of special days. We happened into several off Strip casinos during promo days.
Promo items used to be thrown around like they cost casinos nothing. But, as the Vegas Strip became corporate, casinos became resorts and offers of sweet memorabilia lessened. Thankfully, we can still find awesome casino promo items at Downtown Vegas casinos and at off Strip locals casinos.
After stopping into the Silverton recently, we ran into a couple of friends who had just won the sweet American Flag watches you see above after earning enough points from playing a little video poker. It's possible that these were leftover from a July 4th promotion, but we didn't bother asking for more information.