Interview Flashback: G&D’s Interview with Hugh Hefner

On the evening of September 26, 2017, news began to spread that Hugh Hefner had passed away. The founder of Playboy magazine and a major influence for today’s social culture, Hefner was a leader on many front.

G&D was honored to feature Hefner on the front cover of our 2007 issue highlighting his all-new slot machine. We discussed everything from getting started to his views on gambling.

We hope you enjoy the interview … and RIP to a legend.

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Gun Lake Casino Unveils $76 Million Expansion in Michigan

Build it and they will come. Gun Lake Casino, located in Wayland, Michigan, recently announced the completion of a $76 million expansion that includes more gaming space, a new bar and major overhaul of their popular Harvest Buffet.

With the expansion, the casino is now home to over 2,000 of the latest and greatest slot machines and nearly 50 table games. The gaming floor also features wider aisles for easier accessibility and overall flow through the casino. The property has also added a state of the art ventilation system to reduce smoke and maximize air flow for the comfort of guests.

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IP Casino Resort Spa: Hot Happenings in Biloxi

IP Casino Resort Spa in Biloxi, Mississippi is cranking up the rewards in September with a chart-topping list of new ways to win!

Starting September first, players can begin rocking the slots and tables for a chance to win one of two Mercedes-Benz® vehicles or a share of up to $20,000 Slot Dollars in Mercedes® Mania. Entries are earned with play and the drawings start at 4:00pm each day September 29 and 30. As if two luxury cars don’t already pick up pulse rates, IP will also roll out the $110,000 Winfiniti Giveaway September first and third. Players will earn entries through September third to win one of two Infiniti® Q50s or a share of up to $20,000 Slot Dollars. The same weekend, slot tournament fans will compete for a share of $40,000 in cash and Slot Dollars in the Trail to Victory Slot Tournament September first.

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G&D’s Annual Casino Dining Guide: Top Casino Cuisine

Who’s hungry? We are excited to unveil some of the top casinos and their culinary offerings in this year’s Casino Dining Guide.

If you aren’t carving out time to check out your favorite casinos dining options, you are missing the boat!

Whether you are celebrating something special and go to the white table cloth, fine dining steakhouse, or want something more casual, we got our top picks listed for your consideration and think you’ll enjoy them as much as we do!

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Craps: Seven Deadly Sins

Craps is the most exciting game in the casinos. Craps players are an interesting and diverse lot too – from working-class men and women betting a small percentage of their incomes, all the way up to the economic elite of society betting tens of thousands of dollars on a single roll of the dice.

“Baby needs a new pair of shoes,” one says. Another says, “I need a new Lear jet!” It doesn’t matter what category you are in, the game holds fascination and thrills galore no matter your betting level.

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Casino Q&A with John G. : Get the Answers that Help You Win!

As a game that allows players to exercise their skill along with having a strong element of chance, blackjack has more subtleties than most casino games. It also leaves plenty of room for question and comment. Let’s try to answer a few questions and relay a few comments submitted by readers.

Q. Weird thing at blackjack the other night. Some guy wanted to double down on blackjack when the dealer had a 6. The dealer told him it was against house rules to double on blackjacks. It became this whole big thing. The pit supervisor came over and told the guy sorry, they don’t allow it.The dealer busted, the player complained some more, but I told him we didn’t know if the dealer would have busted if the player had taken a card for his double. Just for discussion, how bad is doubling with blackjack vs. 6? Does it make a difference if blackjacks pay 3-2 or 6-5?

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Property Profile: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City

Since opening in August 2014, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City has welcomed over 5.3 million guests through its doors, making it a premier entertainment destination. Gamers and entertainment seekers alike have flocked to the property for over a decade for the best in gaming and luxurious accommodations. Serving as one of Midwest Gaming’s Preferred Properties, and the recipient of Best Overall Property in our recent Readers’ Choice Awards, we are excited to give our readers an insider’s look at what makes Hard Rock a definite destination property to add to your Summer and Fall travel calendar.

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Blackjack: Avoid 6:5 Tables

There’s a cancer growing in the game of blackjack, namely, those abominable blackjack games that only pay 6:5 for a blackjack. If players don’t do something about it, 6:5 payoff games may become the new blackjack standard. However, you can help get rid of this game once and for all, and I’ll show you how in a moment. Historically a blackjack hand has always paid 3:2. That means if you bet $10, you will be paid $15 (a 3:2 payoff). (This assumes, of course, that the dealer doesn’t have a blackjack on the same hand.) When a casino decides to pay only 6:5 for a player blackjack, it increases the house edge by almost 1.4 percent (no, that’s not a typo).

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