Top Casino Suites: Living it Up!

The life of a high roller can be compared to that of a Hollywood star. While they may not have paparazzi or sign autographs, they will have plenty of attention from the moment they arrive at valet to the end of the trip, and no request is too big. Including great suites to stay in.

We have highlighted a few of our favorite suites and hope you agree!

Midwest Roadside Distractions: What they are and where you’ll find them!

Roadside--DinosaurYou’re driving along the highway and BAM, there’s a big bottle of catsup! Or an over sized dinosaur. These larger than life roadside attractions stretch from coast to coast and as you zip by at 75 miles per hour, a thought might run through your mind, ‘I wonder what that’s all about?’

Well, we are excited to highlight a few fun Roadside Distractions of the Midwest posing as great spots to stop, gas up and stretch the legs for a bit. Enjoy!

10 Ways to Maximize Your Slot Play

When we sit down to play a slot machine, our task is simple: Make a bet, spin the reels and the machine takes care of the rest. Except in rare instances, there are no strategies to learn or skills to master. The flip side is that while we can’t affect the outcome in any predictable way, nor tell from the outside which games are the highest-paying, there are things we do know about slots and the casinos that operate them to get the most out of a day on the machines. Here are 10 things every slot player should know.

Types of Casino Gamblers & The Things They Say

P14_S_ArkEditorial_Pic2When it comes to gamblers, you will notice a lot of different eclectic personalities and behaviors. You will see everything from superstitious rituals to over zealous excitement with visions of guaranteed jackpots.

Whatever category you find yourself in, or your favorite gambling buddies, we feel that most fall in to one of three categories. Check them out and see which you align with the most.

Casino Courtesy: Know the Games…Get the Results.

When a new year rolls around, it often brings the desire to implement new behaviors, resolutions and a chance for a fresh start. For gamers, knowing the basic knowledge of the games you are playing, and the courtesy that comes along with it, might be the factor in coming out ahead or not.

Being knowledgeable about the rules of the games in casinos doesn’t always mean a player is familiar with proper protocol. Freshen up on the basics with this rundown of rules for Slots, Craps, Blackjack and Roulette.

Top Sporting Moments in 2016: The good, the bad and the remembered.

p15_pic2_michaelphelps-copyAs fans of sports, each year we are reminded records are meant to be broken, success is earned through hard work and at some point, everything comes to an end. This year was no exception as we saw some great icons of sports accomplish some incredible feats as well as a few that retired or passed away. Here are a few moments from the year that we will cherish and remember for years to come.

Check out our top sporting moments of 2016! 

Great Casino Getaways and Holiday Happenings

frenchlick_casino-copyAs the holiday season and winter temperatures set in, we can all use a quick getaway to ease our minds. We are excited to unveil some of our favorite places to escape the hustle and bustle of shopping and stress and remind you of great places to stay and play. Casinos put a lot of effort into creating winter wonderlands for their guests to really feel the warmth and cheer of the season, and they also host great parties, promotions, shows and specials so make sure to cash in on the fun.

Willie Nelson and Casino Classics: Decades of Hits

williemerle-webIn today’s culture of disposable musicians, a performer whose career lasts ten years or longer can be thought of as an icon. Such is the case for Willie Nelson, who at the age 83 is still recording and is currently on a tour of the United States. His “Willie Nelson and Family” band appears regularly across the country and in Canada and in casinos everywhere.

Check Willie Nelson and our other list of familiar faces at casino’s around the world!

Casino Confidential: Things you should never do!

p18_crapspic-webCasino games are full of judgment calls with what plays you should make. Should a blackjack player hit hard 16? Yes, if the dealer’s face up card is 7 or higher, but not if it’s 6 or lower. Should a Three Card Poker player match the ante with a play bet? Yes, if the hand is Queen-6-4 or better, but not with lesser cards. But there are absolutes, too. And many of those absolutes are absolutely not’s.

Here are a few things you should NEVER do in a casino….

Texas Hold ’em: Changing Gears

blackjackThe residual effects of watching thousands of hands has been tremendous for my game, and I’d love to share some observations with you, as I do regularly as an instructor at the WPT Boot Camp. We have taken the time to match WPT footage with specific instructional material.

Check out some of these insider tips on how to change gears during your play.