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Blackjack, Craps, Gaming, Las Vegas, Slot Machines

This Blog’s Favorite Casino Ads in the History of Gambling as We Know It, Ever

This blog does not love commercials. We use our Tivo remote to blow by commercials on TV, and have clicked “Skip Ad” links since the very invention of the “Skip Ad” link. But the ads in this blog post are different. They’re for Horseshoe casinos around the country, which is cool and all, but somewhat….

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Bill's Gamblin' Hall & Saloon, Craps, Gaming, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Nightlife, Poker, Things to Do

11 Things You Used to Do at Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall and Where to Keep Doing Them

It is with mixed feelings this blog reiterates the fact Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon will shut its doors on Feb. 4, 2013. The popular hotel, at the corner of Flamingo Boulevard and Las Vegas Boulevard, is set for a multi-million dollar renovation and will re-open with a new name (we vote for “Pulse of….

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Craps, Gaming, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Nonsense

We Answer All Your Bones Questions in Honor of National Dice Day

It’s National Dice Day! Each year, on December 4, casinos across Las Vegas celebrate this momentous occasion by hosting “craps games” and “providing complimentary beverages when certain gaming thresholds are met.” Dice are one of the oldest known gambling devices, along with domino tiles and the middle finger. “Why are dice called bones?” you ask…..

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Caesars Palace, Celebrities, Craps, Gaming, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos

USA’s “Royal Pains” TV Series Shoots at Caesars Palace

Everyone comes to Sin City, eventually, and bigtime TV series are no exception. “Royal Pains,” a popular show on the USA channel, recently shot an upcoming two-hour movie in one of The Strip’s most iconic hotels, Caesars Palace. We breached security to bring you some exclusive, behind-the-scenes photos from the casino floor during the shoot…..

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Craps, Gaming, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Nonsense

Today’s Thing You May Not Know About Dice

Dice are one of the most popular gambling thingamabobs (that’s the technical name) in human history. They’re an important part of craps, this blog’s favorite casino game aside from “consuming cocktails,” which may not actually be a “casino game,” per se. But did you know just how far back dice go? In fact, dice have….

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Craps, Gaming, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Hotels, Nonsense, Slot Machines

Dog Casino Gives Pups the Vegas Experience (Kinda)

Perhaps not surprisingly, this blog loves casinos: The eye-popping carpeting, the slang, the clicking of gaming chips, the whole nine yards. This blog also happens to love dogs. So, we were especially thrilled to discover the Dog Casino. We quickly whipped out our wallet, stuffed with Blazing Sevens winnings from the night before, and acquired….

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Craps, Gaming, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos

Today’s “What Were You Thinking?” Craps Tip

Here’s an important lesson: Just because it’s bigger doesn’t mean it’s better. That lesson applies to craps, too! When you approach a craps table, two big numbers jump out at you, the Big 6 and Big 8. Craps is all about the odds, and the 6 and 8 are decent bets, because only the 7….

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Craps, Gaming, Las Vegas

The Riv Offers 1,000-Times Odds on Craps

The Riviera Hotel & Casino, on the north end of the Vegas Strip, has announced it now offers 1,000-times odds on its craps tables. In craps, “odds” bets are used to increase a “Pass Line” bet, and are considered one of the best bets in a casino, if not the best, because of the low….

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Caesars Entertainment, Craps, Flamingo Las Vegas, Gaming, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Hotels, Las Vegas Restaurants, Total Rewards

Get ‘Em While You Can, Parrotheads

Fair warning. The supremely-collectible Margaritaville Casino Total Rewards cards are going fast, and after February, they’ll be gone for good. Some background may be required. Total Rewards, of course, is the player loyalty program of Caesars Entertainment. Learn more. Caesars Entertainment owns a number of Las Vegas hotels. One of those hotels is Flamingo Las….

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Craps, Gaming, Las Vegas

Throw Them Bones: Happy National Dice Day 2011

What, you thought we’d forget? We are a Las Vegas blog. December 4 is, indeed, National Dice Day each year. In honor of this auspicious day, enjoy our Five Things You Didn’t Know About Dice. By the way, the six sides of a die are called ace, deuce, trey, cater, cinque and sice. There’s a….

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Bill's Gamblin' Hall & Saloon, Craps, Gaming, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Hotels, Things to Do

Five Fun Things To Do at Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon

With one of the best locations on the Las Vegas Strip (the corner of Flamingo and Las Vegas Boulevard), Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon is a fun hang-out with lots to do. Here’s our quick list of things to do at Bill’s. 1. Take a Photo The escalators outside Bill’s give a sweeping, bird’s-eye view….

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Craps, Gaming, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Nonsense

Today’s Useless Las Vegas Casino Trivia

This blog loves it some craps, the most exciting game in any casino! Today’s useless casino trivia involves those covers that go over the chips when a table isn’t in use (see below). Impress friends and loved ones by knowing this see-through cover is called a “lid” in the casino biz. See you at the….

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Caesars Entertainment, Craps, Flamingo Las Vegas, Gaming, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, O'Sheas, Roulette, Slot Machines, Things to Do

Margaritaville Casino Opens to Fanfare at Flamingo

We aren’t completely sure we know what fanfare is, but we are sure there was a good bit of it as the much-anticipated Margaritaville Casino opened its doors at Flamingo Las Vegas on Oct. 1, 2011. What kind of Las Vegas blog would we be if we didn’t amble on over to the new casino….

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Craps, Gaming, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos

Today’s Gambling Trivia: Craps Jargon

As this is an equal opportunity Las Vegas blog, we aren’t really allowed to have a favorite casino game. And in that spirit, we say unto you, craps is our favorite casino game! So, here’s today’s craps jargon. The plain, unmarked outer edge of a craps table layout is called the “apron.” Now you know!

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Craps, Flamingo Las Vegas, Gaming, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Hotels, Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino

Happy 60th Birthday, Binion’s!

Binion’s Gambling Hall, one of the truly iconic downtown Las Vegas casinos, is celebrating its birthday today, Aug. 15, 2011. Binion’s is one of Sin City’s longest operating casinos. The oldest Las Vegas casino is the Golden Gate (1906), just down the Fremont Street Experience from Binion’s. The oldest operating casino on the Las Vegas….

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