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….
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….
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…..
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…..
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….
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….
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….
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….
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….
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….
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….
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….
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….
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!
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….