Want to beat back those nostalgia blues and play slots like in the good old days – with coins, buckets, and levers? Here’s where you can go By Sean Chaffin Today’s slot machine is largely an electronic experience– a mix of random number generators, video and light displays, computer processing, card readers, and every […]
Incredible Technologies takes the persistent play feature to new heights with “Happy 8’s” and “Jolly 8’s” By Frank Legato In China and other Asian countries, you are more likely to find slot machines paying out for three 8’s than three 7’s, because in that part of the world, the number 8 is lucky in […]
Across the Northeast tribal casinos have reopened their doors By Karrie L. Zukowski Despite the toll on the gaming industry COVID-19 has had, tribal casinos across the Northeast have reopened their doors with much excitement. And all are doing their part to make sure guests and employees are safe. What follows is a detailed […]
Make your choice and practice, practice, practice! By John Grochowski No matter how dedicated the video poker player, it’s all but impossible to memorize the ins and outs of strategy for every game and every pay table. If you’re going to flip back and forth among Jacks or Better, Double Bonus Poker, Double Double […]
Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City is thrilled to reopen its doors on July 2 at 8 AM for its team members and guests. We have implemented enhanced cleaning initiatives to complement the exceptional level of service and rewards that our guests have come to expect. “Built-in 2012, we have state of the art air filtration […]
Aristocrat Technologies announced the launch of the first ever Buffalo Xing™ at Silverton Casino in Las Vegas, NV. The newest evolution of the fan-favorite brand Buffalo™, the Buffalo Xing offers the ultimate gaming experience for players that offers all their favorite Buffalo games in one space. The Buffalo Xing will officially open with an event […]
Home to Downtown Las Vegas’ only bingo room, the Plaza Hotel & Casino again offers six daily bingo sessions and will hold its popular Super Bingo tournament, July 5-7. “We have greatly missed our bingo players,” said Plaza Hotel & Casino CEO Jonathan Jossel. “Bingo is great entertainment for all ages, and bingo at the […]
The 51st running of the World Series of Poker (WSOP), set to begin Tuesday, May 26 from the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas is officially being postponed as a result of the public health emergency involving COVID-19. It is now targeted for fall of 2020, with exact dates and events to be determined. “We […]
Fremont Street Experience (FSE) announced they will reopen the pedestrian mall and access to adjacent hotel casinos and retail stores when they reopen on June 3 at 9 a.m. Leading up to the reopening of FSE’s casino partners, the world’s largest single video screen, Viva Vision, will display a 144-hour countdown that will conclude at […]
The first ever WSOP.com Online Super Circuit Championships showed a record-breaking event. The 18-event series ran March 14 – 31 and featured 18 WSOP Circuit ring events – the most ever for an online Circuit series. The series guaranteed a total of $1.24 million with each of the 18 ring events guaranteeing between $30,000 and […]
Drum Roll, Please Dancing Drums, one of the hottest games on casino floors, is now available in a thrilling stepper version! The brainchild of Scientific Games, Dancing Drums Reels is the debut title on the stunning new TwinStar 5RM cabinet, which boasts five dazzling reels with full RGB LED backlights, LED reel dividers, and bezel […]
Answers to common video poker FAQs Video poker is a casino mainstay, and with good reason. Offering elements reminiscent of both slots and poker, video poker is one of the few games in the casino where a player can actually find positive expectation of winning. What follows are answers to some of the most […]
Can slot machines send signals to intuitive players? By Frank Scoblete I receive quite a few emails from readers asking questions and/or commenting on my articles but this one from Mike and Morris was quite interesting. Here it is: M&M: This may seem far out, but we think it deserves some consideration. Can slot […]
William, a Kansas resident and long-time Boyd Gaming customer, turned a visit to Ameristar Kansas City in Missouri into a $160,000 payday when he hit a giant jackpot on IGT’s Five Star Poker game Wednesday, Feb. 5. Visiting the popular entertainment destination to get out of the cold weather, William won the life-changing prize on […]
A guest of Boyd Gaming’s The Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas turned his visit into a $100,000 payday when he hit a jackpot on IGT’s Game King Video Poker Slots on Sun., Jan. 19 at approximately 9 a.m. The local resident hit the video poker slot jackpot with a royal flush on the […]
Escaping reality can be a costly mistake If you are an average gambler on a multiple day trip to a place like Las Vegas, you arrive at your hotel, drop your bags off in your room and immediately head to the casino. You then plop yourself down at the first open machine and start […]
What should players expect to receive from casinos By John Grochowski There is no one standard for casinos in awarding free play, cash back, meals, rooms and other comps. Each casino has its own marketing goals, its own standards for deter- mining what should be done to keep its most valuable customers coming back […]
The Holidays are fast approaching and to usher in the season, many casinos across in Las Vegas have stuffed those stockings and prepared loads of special deals, discounts and opportunities to help players embrace the spirit of the season—and have a lot of fun too. For many Casino Player readers, the holiday season is the […]
On Oct. 22, Synergy Blue announced its arcade-style, skill-influenced games were officially approved for statewide rollout in Nevada and will go through field trial phases at two Station Casinos properties, Palms and Red Rock Casinos. “We’re very excited to introduce our games to the Las Vegas market and to be working with Station Casinos,” said […]
Ocean Casino Resort welcomed October with the launch of its new loyalty program, Ocean WOW Rewards Club. “We’ve reimagined what it means to be part of a loyalty program. Guests can now earn special perks and privileges that extend beyond Ocean,” said Chief Marketing Officer, Mike Donovan. “We’ve partnered with national brands to give […]
By Frank Legato (You can download this article with all the artwork by clicking the button below.) To the average slot player, a trip to a casino normally brings some new adventure in play—it seems there is always a new game to try, offering a new theme, a radical new presentation or some fun new […]
Despite a decline in the percentage of children gambling, the percentage of 11-16 years olds at risk of developing a gambling problem has doubled in two years.
888 is giving players the opportunity to “take home up to $200 per day” in poker, casino, and sports bonuses for reloading their accounts during the promotion.
Party Poker is scrapping the majority of satellites that feed into specific tournaments and replacing them with satellites in which you win tournament dollars.
888 Poker is running an “ultimate cashback” offer in which players can get up to 100% of their rake, sports losses, and casino losses repaid the following day.
Intertops Poker is hosting three feature tournaments over the coming weeks to celebrate events such as the birth of Oscar Wilde and the Rumble in the Jungle.
The Plaza Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas is offering gamblers a chance to win a real piece of Las Vegas history. The property is hosting two contests in October to give away a dozen classic coin machines including traditional slots, keno, and video poker games. Some of the machines are more than 25 years […]
San Manuel Casino and Aristocrat announced that the next evolution of “hold & spin” game play launched with the world premiere of Dollar Storm. From the creators of industry changing games Lightning Link and Dragon Link, Dollar Storm debuted exclusively at San Manuel Casino in Highland, CA, on September 19, with nationwide locations to follow. “We strive […]
If you are a fan of Omaha cash games, you won´t want to miss the eight leaderboard competitions being run by GG Poker during October.
Party Poker is giving away eight packages to the Caribbean Poker Party in a special online tournament organized to support the survivors of Hurricane Dorian.