It was an unbelievably hot afternoon in the summer of 1968 when the young couple arrived in Las Vegas. It was their first trip ever to this gambling Mecca and they didn’t know what to expect. Certainly the 120 degree temperature was nothing they had ever experienced in their native New Jersey. When they arrived at the Aladdin Casino Hotel, they were taken aback by the elegance of the casino. The adrenaline was already flowing through the young mans body as he couldn’t wait to play blackjack. They agreed that she would stand in the hotel check-in line and he would “check out the casino”.
The family of properties under the Wind Creek umbrella includes a variety of amenities and offerings for gaming enthusiasts across the board. Their slogan, “There’s always something extra to do here” certainly fits the bill with three premier properties scattered throughout Alabama. Whether you enjoy their delicious variety of cuisine, amenities to guarantee your comfort satisfaction or the hot action in the casino, you are sure to find your “winning moment” at these winning properties.
The Lodge at Deadwood Gaming Resort
Playing A-x Suited: Bad Flop
Suppose that a jackal has raised the flop, and you have called his raise with Ad- 5d, and then the big blind calls as well. If the flop comes down Js-Qh-3d and the big blind checks and the jackal bets, fold your hand. You have missed the flop (you don’t have either a pair, a straight draw, or a flush draw); you have only two bets in the pot at this point; and you were the caller before the flop, not the raiser. There is no warrant for getting further involved in this hand. (more…)
Recently I was yakking with a friend about a lost $100K jackpot at a Florida casino when I realized it could have happened to any of us. That’s when it dawned on me that either the casino or the court often makes seemingly illogical and unfair decisions regarding who gets the jackpot cash. While researching this topic, I discovered a few interesting cases of interest I look forward to highlighting in this two part series for Gaming and Destinations.
The Ho-Chunk family of casinos scattered throughout Wisconsin are well-known among gaming enthusiasts for offering a premium, and personal, experience for their customers. Each of the six properties have excellent reputations for their guests and offer great a great player rewards program, winning promotions and entertaining events that always seem to satisfy. We caught up with general manager Fletcher Collins to discuss the exciting property projects and their plan to continuing to deliver a superior casino experience for guests.
Innovation is a fact of life in today’s slot machine industry. It’s a competitive business, and a game maker who didn’t constantly search for new ways to engage players would languish behind the ever-changing bonus play, sound effects, graphics, jackpot triggers and sometimes even skill-based gameplay offered by others. Slot innovations started with San Francisco mechanic Charles Fey’s Liberty Bell in 1895 and have never stopped.
Let’s take a look at some of the most important slot machines that have led us to the modern era.