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?
Another year is in the books for the largest slot tournament in the world. The $1 Million TournEvent of Champions® crowned Tanya S., representing Pines Restaurant & Casino, Evergreen Park, in Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada, the winner of its sixth annual event. Held October 10th at XS Nightclub in the Wynn/Encore Las Vegas Resort, the slot tournament didn’t disappoint. After overcoming 166 competitors, the winner walked away with the grand prize of $1 million and a cruise for two on Norwegian Cruise Line®.
A sportscaster can really make a moment happen. The best out there can take an average play and make it into a good one or a good play and turn it into a great one. They have a way of increasing your stake in a game without the viewer realizing it, making everything more meaningful with their ability to use their words – or sometimes not speak at all – to correctly capture the gravity of a given sporting achievement.
Some sportscasters on this list are well known for their work on the national level, while others may be a little more obscure. One thing that is for certain is that any game called by these sportscasters in their prime was a must see event.
Executive Spotlight: Ben Douglass – General Manager – Rising Star Casino Resort (Rising Sun, Indiana)
When it comes to great gambling and customer convenience on the Ohio River, Rising Star Casino Resort in Rising Sun, Indiana has figured it out. Home to one of the top golf courses in the region, an award-winning steakhouse and a Vegas-style casino, look no further than this gem of a property.
After recently introducing a car toting ferry that transports guests from Kentucky to Indiana, and a full transformation to a ‘Christmas Casino’, we caught up with Ben Douglass, the properties new general manager, to get the scoop on all of the exciting thing happening at Rising Star.
Churchill Downs Racetrack in Louisville, Kentucky, has been the home of countless historical moments for over a century, primarily centered around the Kentucky Derby. From the elite champions such as War Admiral (1937), Omaha (1935) and Secretariat (1973) to the major upsets like Giacomo (2005), Charismatic (1999) and Mine That Bird (2009), every Derby leaves a lasting impression on those who attend or watch.
Up until 1988, the Fall Meet at Churchill Downs primarily gave horseracing fans a preview of the upcoming Kentucky Derby and Oaks contenders, but would not host very many other notable horses. That changed in 1988 when the Breeders’ Cup, then a relatively new day of championship racing, made its debut under the famous Twin Spires.
Executive Spotlight: Setting the Sights on Sports – Brandon Dardeau: Beau Rivage Resort & Casino – Biloxi, Mississippi
With new legislation allowing sports wagering sweeping the nation, casinos are racing to get their sportsbooks up and running for the upcoming football season. Mississippi is one of the first states to implement the new laws and several properties hit the ground running. The first legal sports bets in Mississippi took place simultaneously on August 1st at the MGM Resorts-owned Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi and Gold Strike Casino Resort in Tunica. We caught up with Brandon Dardeau, Vice President of Marketing at Beau Rivage, to get the inside scoop on their outlook on the industry how they are positioning to be the leader in sports betting in the South.
If you are looking for a complete resort experience, look no than further Greektown Casino-Hotel in Detroit, Michigan. Located in the cities popular historic Greektown Entertainment District, the thirty story hotel tower proclaims its presence as a premium casino property delivering excellence in everything from dining to entertainment. Since their opening in 2000, Greektown Casino-Hotel has continued to enhance the property with features to make their guest experiences inviting and seamless including lavish rooms, multiple dining options, a 3,500 parking garage, and the latest and greatest games spread throughout their casino floor.
What started with thirteen of the top casino chefs from throughout the region ended with one grand champion, and the crowning of this year’s Culinary King of the Casino. Chef Shawn Mac from Greektown Casino in Detroit, Michigan bested the other entries in Gaming and Destinations annual Casino Chef Showdown.
After three rounds of voting for recipes from the chefs, it was Chef Mac’s Seared Mangalitsa Pork Rack Chop that garnered the most votes and put him in the winner’s circle.
In the world of rock music, there are some frontmen who are so strongly associated with the band, it’s impossible to envision the band existing without him. You couldn’t have the Rolling Stones without Mick Jagger; Steven Tyler is the face of Aerosmith; and for years, Freddie Mercury was the performing heart, soul, and voice of Queen. When Mercury met his untimely demise in 1991, it was a foregone conclusion that Queen was over. Through the years, there have been occasional attempts at reviving the band. George Michael’s 1992 performance at the Freddie Mercury tribute concert led many to think that he might step in; then the 2005-2006 tour of Queen + Paul Rodgers seemed like it might pave the way for future studio albums, but that ultimately fizzled out. It wasn’t until Adam Lambert captivated America in Season 8 of “American Idol” that Queen found what they were looking for, not as a replacement for their irreplaceable frontman, but a new voice to bring 30 years of Queen music to new audiences.
(Bowler, WI) You have likely heard North Star Mohican Casino Resort talked about as the “Friendliest Casino” or seen the advertisements on your television set, letting you know “there’s more of what you’re looking for” at North Star Mohican Casino Resort. Maybe you have stopped in to see a show in the Event Center, enjoyed one of our buffets in The Longhouse or seen one of the comedy shows in the Joker’s Corner Comedy Club, but perhaps you have not noticed all of the enhancements to the facility. There really is more of what you’re looking for at North Star Mohican Casino Resort and North Star has been hard at work on a number of new initiatives, making each and every guest’s visits more enjoyable, more convenient and yes, even more green!