G&D’s 2019 Bracket Battle – “Hustle, hit and never quit….Let the MADNESS begin!”

It’s no secret that our readers LOVE to gamble…and WIN FREE STUFF!  We are running our annual March Madness Bracket Challenge again this year, so play along and you’ll have the opportunity to win: A standard hotel overnight package to Rising Star Casino Resort with choice of Golf or Wellington’s for two. Rise & Shine Breakfast is included.

CLICK HERE to join G & D’s 2019 Bracket Battle. It’s FREE to enter…Good luck!

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SLOT FLOORS of The Midwest – Our Favorites!

What makes a slot floor amazing and worth a visit? In our opinion, it’s the perfect blend of various components. First and foremost, we don’t like to feel crammed, so the floors that are easy to move around in are definitely a must. No one wants to be bumped in the chair while trying to play his or her favorite machine! We also love the casinos that have subtle background music, but not blasting so loud that you literally have to SHOUT your conversation in order to speak with the person sitting next to you. We feel for the non-smokers as well. The ventilation of the floor is extremely important, as cigarette smoke can be unbearable for those who don’t partake.
We are confident that the gaming floors selected in this year’s Top Slot Floors of 2019 will meet your expectations as they have certainly blown our standards out of the water. Our goal is to enhance your slot experience, so use this as a guide on your next gaming quest!

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HOT SLOTS of 2019- Our Top Picks!

It’s a slot player’s world in modern casinos. Slots are by far the hottest games around, with their popularity having surpassed table games decades ago.
Casinos and slot manufacturers alike know they have a good thing going. Their business is to keep you coming back for more with new bonus wrinkles, new ways to play, exciting themes, ever-sharper graphics and sound effects. This year, we’re seeing new spins on old favorites, creative games with variable paybacks, colorful jackpots with payback upgrades for a small ante, and much more. So with eager anticipation, let’s take a look at Hot Slots of 2019!

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Beau Rivage Resort & Casino – Celebrating 20 Years on Biloxi’s Beautiful Shoreline

Beau Rivage Resort & Casino first opened its polished doors to a great fanfare on March 16, 1999 and they have never looked back. At that time, it was the largest single investment in Mississippi’s history at over $750 million. Since then, it has established itself as the premier destination for gamers, their families, and those looking to enjoy the best of Southern hospitality and recreation. The dazzling casino provides some of the best entertainment, gaming, and dining on the Gulf, while also taking pride in their contributions to advance the growth and development of the Biloxi area. To put it into perspective, Beau Rivage employs more than 2,800 full-time positions annually and has been the largest private sector employer in the city for the past 20 years. To say that they have had a major impact on the Gulf Coast community is an understatement.

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CRAPS: Deconstructing the Constructors

There are many different kinds of bets at the game of craps and most of them go from bad to worse. You can place a bet on the 5 or 9 and face a four percent house edge or take a chance on the 4 or 10 and face a 6.67 percent house edge or you can go nuts and face the astoundingly high house edge of 16.67 percent on the Any Seven.
Take a pick of the poison by facing disaster in the guise of attempting to win a lot of money. The fact that occasionally players win these amazingly negative expectation bets just fuels the desire of others to follow suit.

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VIDEO POKER: Accurate Assumptions

I’ve heard video poker (VP) players make seemingly logical statements that were simply incorrect. For example, the maxim “Never throw away a winning hand” is an untrue statement. There are, in fact, times when you’re dealt either a straight or flush that has to be tossed in favor of holding four cards to the Royal Flush (RF). It depends on the game’s pay schedule. Rely on tutorial software, like Dean Zamzow’s WinPoker, or the strategy cards in my book, “The Video poker Edge”, instead of another player with unknown credentials. Another assumption I frequently hear is “He’s from Vegas and told me…”; that, too, may be incorrect. Always fact-check for accuracy regardless of where the source lives or how frequently they play. Here are some tips for separating the wheat from the chaff while gambling.

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SLOT FLOORS of The South – Our Top Picks!


What makes a slot floor amazing and worth a visit? In our opinion, it’s the perfect blend of various components. First and foremost, we don’t like to feel crammed, so the floors that are easy to move around in are definitely a must. No one wants to be bumped in the chair while trying to play his or her favorite machine! We also love the casinos that have subtle background music, but not blasting so loud that you literally have to SHOUT to speak with the person sitting next to you.

We feel for the non-smokers as well. The ventilation of the floor is extremely important, as cigarette smoke can be unbearable for those who don’t partake. We are confident that the gaming floors selected in this year’s Top Slot Floors of 2019 will meet your expectations as they have certainly blown our standards out of the water. Our goal is to enhance your slot experience, so use this as a guide on your next gaming quest!

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Slot Speculation: Theories and Questions Answered

Slot players like to think about the games they play as much as those who play any other games. A key difference is that you can’t see the inner workings of a slot machine. You can’t watch the process by which results are determined and calculate your chances, like craps, roulette or blackjack players can.That has long led slot players to speculate and form their own theories. Are results really random? (Short answer: yes.) Does it make a difference to your payback percentage if you push buttons, pull handles or touch the screen? (No.) Can the casino choose who wins and who loses? (No.)Modern video slots have brought new questions including both the mechanics of how games work and downright philosophical debates.On the game mechanics side, one question that’s been prominent in reader email is, “How can players who bet different amounts be allowed to play for the same jackpot?

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Win the Ultimate Casino Getaway! Vote for your Favorite Casinos Today!

We are excited to officially kick-off the Voting of our annual Readers’ Choice Awards that runs through the end of February.

CLICK HERE to vote!

We are giving away the Ultimate Gambling Getaway to one lucky voter. The winner will receive an overnight stay at the casino of their choice, dinner on us, gambling money to play with and a gas card to get there. Best of luck in the 2019 Reader’s Choice Awards!

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Pai Gow Poker: Learning the Game

If you are looking for a new game to play in the casino that is easy to learn and can be very profitable, you should consider Pai Gow Poker. It is a combination of American poker and the Chinese domino game that shares its name. Similar to blackjack, it is a slow-paced table game with plenty of player interaction and dealer assistance. With a 5% house vig on your winnings, this game provides the player with a huge advantage which is why the house has to take a cut. The actual house advantage is 2.3 percent.

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