I’ve been going to the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) since I moved to Las Vegas. I’m not like the vast majority of attendees who work in the casino industry. I attend the annual gathering of the casino biz in part as media and also as a casino customer and gambler. It is always great to examine new slot machines and new gaming technology.
Casino Loyalty, Casino Gaming and Gambling
It’s getting harder to find full pay video poker in Las Vegas, but until the costs outweigh the benefits, I will continue to play. I cannot provide a comprehensive list of the best video poker in Las Vegas, as I did with Atlantic City. Fortunately, I have been going to Las Vegas for many years and know about most of the low denomination (25c or below) opportunities.
Scott Roeben, founder of the Vital Vegas blog and podcast, asked me some questions about video poker strategy, during my interview at the live broadcast of Vegas Confessions Podcast in November. He followed up by interviewing me for the Vital Vegas Podcast and we spoke off the record about his quest to hit his first Royal Flush.
Las Vegas vs Macau is a topic that is quite entertaining when you get a bunch of Casino Geeks (Vegas Nerds) in a casino suite, talking about what they find compelling.
Your favorite casino is more than a place for entertainment. It is regarded by the US government as a “financial institution,” and therefore it is required, under the “Bank Secrecy Act,” to report certain transactions to the US Department of the Treasury through Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). So, what is the casino telling the government?
On October 1st 2019 Ocean Casino Resort Atlantic City is rolling out their new player loyalty program. This program boasts improvements and possible upgrades, assuming, of course, the player actually receives what is promised. But, will this be a major milestone with regard to Ocean Casino Resort Loyalty?
I finally visited the completely renovated Park MGM Las Vegas. I saw construction at the former Monte Carlo monthly over the past two-plus years. Finally, there was no more construction at Park MGM.
Historically, there is more money wagered on football in Nevada than all other sports combined. While the Nevada Gaming Control Board doesn’t break out pro versus college, anecdotally the NFL sees about 60% of the football wagers while college sees 40% of the wagers. Seems like a perfect time of year to talk about watching football In Las Vegas.
The busiest season of the year in the sports book is upon us. Football makes up more than half the money wagered on sports every year in Nevada. Since more people wager on football than any other sports it’s usually the easiest game to figure out how to bet.
This year my summer break was a week on the Vegas Strip at Harrah’s. Usually, when I visit the Vegas Strip it’s for a meeting or checking out something specific. This Vegas vacation is especially fun because I spend the entire week (mostly) on the Vegas Strip like a tourist without a plan.