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Nov

29

2016

Not Your Same Ol’ Blackjack – Double Up and Toss One 21

Blackjack is the most popular casino game, so it’s only natural that new table games shown at Global Gaming Expo would include a healthy portion of blackjack variants. Take Double Up Blackjack from Score Gaming. After your first two cards, you can Double Up by making a bet equal to or less than your blackjack bet. After that, you receive no more cards. Winners are paid even money, just like your main blackjack and double down bets. Dealt a 20 vs. a dealer’s 6, a player would never want to double down, which brings one more card and about a…

Blackjack is the most popular casino game, so it’s only natural that new table games shown at Global Gaming Expo would include a healthy portion of blackjack variants. Take Double Up Blackjack from Score Gaming. After your first two cards, you can Double Up by making a bet equal to…

Nov

22

2016

Here’s Looking at You, Kid – Casablanca Slots

I’ve seen “Casablanca” at least a dozen times. I’ve seen it in a theater as part of a series of classic films. I’ve seen it on TV in pre-home video days, and I’ve seen it on VHS and DVD. Until this fall’s Global Gaming Expo at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, I’d never seen it on a slot machine. But when I saw a sign in the corridor touting a Casablanca slot at the Everi booth, I knew I had to take a look. Everi’s slots were set up in demo mode so all I had…

I’ve seen “Casablanca” at least a dozen times. I’ve seen it in a theater as part of a series of classic films. I’ve seen it on TV in pre-home video days, and I’ve seen it on VHS and DVD. Until this fall’s Global Gaming Expo at the Sands Expo and…

Nov

21

2016

Holiday Treats For Your Feast!

The Holidays are upon us and to me that means eating, and lots of it. I love cooking during the Holidays and here are a couple of my favorite recipes. (more…)

The Holidays are upon us and to me that means eating, and lots of it. I love cooking during the Holidays and here are a couple of my favorite recipes. (more…)

Nov

17

2016

How to Play Three Card Draw Poker

New table games shown each fall at Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas aren’t as quick to reach widespread distribution as new slots. There’s less turnover of games at the tables. Blackjack may be forever, but most new slots are here and gone in a few months. Distributors of new table games are looking for someone to give their game a chance. Sometimes games become regional hits before becoming national staples. That’s what happened with Three Card Poker, which became a player favorite in Mississippi before spreading to Nevada and the nation. One of the games vying for a niche…

New table games shown each fall at Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas aren’t as quick to reach widespread distribution as new slots. There’s less turnover of games at the tables. Blackjack may be forever, but most new slots are here and gone in a few months. Distributors of new…

Nov

14

2016

New Simpsons and Seinfeld Slots are Coming

Every year, I try out new games at the Global Gaming Expo and write about a few highlights. Most of the slot games are things you’ll see in casinos in the next few months. That’s what I assumed would happen last year with The Simpsons slot from Scientific Games. It was one of the hits of the show, with people crowded around to try it out all week. So I was taken aback when I arrived at Scientific Games’ booth at the 2016 expo in Las Vegas and was once again steered to The Simpsons. It seems the video slot…

Every year, I try out new games at the Global Gaming Expo and write about a few highlights. Most of the slot games are things you’ll see in casinos in the next few months. That’s what I assumed would happen last year with The Simpsons slot from Scientific Games. It…

Nov

02

2016

It’s Duck Hunting Season In Mississippi

It’s November in the Mississippi Delta!  It seems that each month has its own theme, October – Breast Cancer Awareness, November – Thanksgiving, December – Christmas.  But for those who live, work and play in the Mississippi Delta, November is a time of dramatic change.   We lose an hour of day light as we set our clocks back an hour and the lush green fields of summer return to their natural state as the farmers end their harvest and prepare the land for next years new beginning. These changes all lead to the real theme of November here in the…

It’s November in the Mississippi Delta!  It seems that each month has its own theme, October – Breast Cancer Awareness, November – Thanksgiving, December – Christmas.  But for those who live, work and play in the Mississippi Delta, November is a time of dramatic change.   We lose an hour of…

Nov

02

2016

What are the Chances of a 20 Hand Winning in Blackjack?

With the exception of blackjacks, all player hands lose sometimes, and even blackjacks push if the dealer also has a two-card 21. There are times when even 20s just can’t seem to win. The dealer gets on a roll and pulls a 21 – and another and another. Player frustration follows. That’s the way it went recently for Chuck, a player who emailed me his experience.  “One hand, three of us had 20s and the dealer had a blackjack,” Chuck said in the email.” Three times within five hands I was dealt 20s. On one, the dealer also had a…

With the exception of blackjacks, all player hands lose sometimes, and even blackjacks push if the dealer also has a two-card 21. There are times when even 20s just can’t seem to win. The dealer gets on a roll and pulls a 21 – and another and another. Player frustration…