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Caesars Palace, Gaming, Las Vegas Casinos

Two of the Happiest Words in the Universe: Hand Pay

If you’ve seen these words in a Las Vegas casino, you know what we mean. This just happened in the casino at Caesars Palace. “Hand pay,” of course, refers to slot jackpots in a range where printing the amount on one of those ticket in-ticket out deals just won’t cut it. A “hand pay” jackpot….

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Gaming, Las Vegas Casinos

Why Are Casino Dealer Tips Called “Tokes”?

Tips are the grease that lubricate the gears of Las Vegas. Seasoned gamblers know “toking,” or tipping, is a great way to not only thank dealers for their stellar service, but they also ensure a dealer will watch your back (and your bets) during your play so you’ll get the most from your visit to….

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Caesars Palace, Gaming, Las Vegas Casinos

Caesars Palace Adds European Roulette to Its Repertoire

Wandering through the casino at Caesars Palace recently, we were surprised and borderline giddy to see European roulette is now being offered in the iconic casino. That’s right, European roulette. Which means Caesars Palace is one of the few casinos on The Strip that offers topless roulette! Which would be even more awesome if we….

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Gaming, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Hotels, Nightlife, The Linq, Things to Do

A Vegas Miracle: The Quad Opens New Casino Area and Catalyst Bar

It seems like only yesterday (because it was yesterday) we were peeking our head in at The Quad’s new casino area, and there was so much to be done! The dealertainer tables were being assembled. The shelves at the new “Q” Wine & Spirits store were yet to be filled. The roulette wheels were being….

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Gaming, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Hotels, Things to Do

The Quad’s Ready to Give Us All a Swift Kick to the Expectations

We know The Quad hasn’t officially debuted its new casino area and Catalyst Bar yet, but who can wait? We popped in for a sneak peek, and honestly, our mouth’s still agape. Which, admittedly, is not a great look for us, but we digress. The Catalyst Bar is the centerpiece of The Quad’s expanded casino….

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Gaming, Las Vegas Casinos

What’s the Funniest Number on a Roulette Wheel?

Everyone seems to have an opinion about what the luckiest number on a roulette wheel is. But here’s a fact about roulette you probably didn’t know: The funniest number on a roulette wheel is 32. Now, we know what you’re thinking. It’s something along the lines of, “Despite your being an award-winning Las Vegas blog,….

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Caesars Palace, Gaming, Harrah's Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Things to Do

My Poker Ups the Ante With Personalized Video Poker Online and Off

Video poker fans are going to love the new My Poker Multi-Game Poker machines at Caesars Palace and Harrah’s Las Vegas. Why? Because they’re the only video poker machines we know of that remember you and what you’re into, or at least seem to. My Poker video poker machines straddle the world of real and….

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Caesars Entertainment, Gaming, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Hotels, The Cromwell

Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall Closes for $185 Million Renovation

One of the wondrous things about the human condition is we can feel many emotions at the same time. That was this blog’s experience as we witnessed the closing of Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Casino on Feb. 4, 2013. Two main emotions swirled around that day. One was a certain sadness, as we know how….

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

Las Vegas Sports Books Take Offbeat Bets for the Big Game We Can’t Name Specifically

Sports betting is like a world all its own, and Las Vegas is the only place in the world where you can walk in and place a legal bet on sporting events. Unless that’s not true, in which case it sounds like it could be true, and that’s close enough, right? Anyway, there’s no busier….

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Gaming, Las Vegas Casinos, Nightlife, The Cromwell, 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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Gaming, Las Vegas Casinos, Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino

“World Series of Poker: Full House Pro” Game Comes to Xbox 360 and Windows 8

A new video game, “World Series of Poker: Full House Pro,” based on the world’s most recognizable poker tournament, will come to Xbox 360 and Windows 8 in spring 2013. The new game is touted as “the most visually-stunning digital poker game on the market.” The World Series of Poker, of course, happens each year….

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Flamingo Las Vegas, Gaming, Las Vegas Casinos

Flamingo Las Vegas Guest Reaps $1.2 Million Wheel of Fortune Windfall

The progressive jackpots seem to be coming fast and furious on The Strip these days. A lucky Wheel of Fortune player, from Texas, won $1.2 million at Flamingo Las Vegas on Jan. 3, 2013. Well, that’s not entirely true. They actually won $1,264,172.64. In case you’re not familiar with the term, “progressive” slot machines are….

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Caesars Palace, Gaming, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Hotels

Texan Lassoes $2.8 Million Progressive at Caesars Palace

Just another day in Sin City! A Las Vegas visitor from Texas won a sweet $2.8 million jackpot on a Bombs Away progressive slot machine at Caesars Palace on Dec. 28, 2012. Actually, the exact jackpot on the penny machine paid $2,832,042.49. But when you’re a millionaire, what’s a few tens of thousands, so why….

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