Posted on Mar 04, 2014 under Casino Promotions |
They are running a “Hot Seat Giveaway” promotion Saturdays in March for machine players and an “Electronics Giveaway” for those playing table games. Regular gift days are the 12th and 26th. Earn 300 points on Sundays and you are eligible for a gift in the “inventory gift giveaway.”
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Posted on Feb 28, 2014 under Casino Promotions |
Watch for St. Patrick’s Day promotions on and around March 17th. Casinos celebrate this holiday with gusto! Plus festivities continue as March Madness begins on the 20th. Food and drink specials abound all over town.
In March seniors with players cards continue to get a 20% discount off “EVERYTHING, EVERYDAY!” Read more… »
Posted on Feb 23, 2014 under City News, MGM |
From news release: MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) has joined forces with the Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) to bring unparalleled VIP experiences and offers to members of M life, MGM Resorts’ loyalty rewards program. M life members will have unmatched access to UFC including parties, fighter meet-and-greets, discounted merchandise and more. Read more… »
Posted on Feb 21, 2014 under Taxes |
In today’s LVA QOD, I discuss the subject of casino win/loss statements and whether they are valuable for tax documentation. http://www.lasvegasadvisor.com/qod.cfm If you are a LVA subscriber, you can access this article anytime. However, if you aren’t, you will need to hurry since there is only free access TODAY!
Quote of the Day: “No matter where you live, Las Vegas is the exact opposite.” ~ Rita Rudner
Posted on Feb 17, 2014 under Slots, Video Poker |
Here is an article I wrote for Strictly Slots in November, 1999. But I drag it out again every few years since I am still getting the same question and this answer is still as good as it was 13 years ago.
Strictly Slots, among other periodicals and books, is so full of detailed information about slot and video poker machines that I keep expecting people to have very complex questions for me — about random number generators or theoretical win percentages or some obscure video poker strategy. However, the question I’m asked most frequently is a simple one: How do I know when it is the right time to quit playing a particular machine?
Although it’s a basic query, the answer is not so straightforward. For years I’ve been compiling a list of answers to the question of “when to walk.” I find that they fall into three main categories: mathematical, common sensical, and emotional.
Although the following guidelines are more for the recreational player than the heavy gambler or video poker professional, many of these considerations are the same for both groups.
Math Tells You to Walk Read more… »
Posted on Feb 12, 2014 under Taxes |
We have received most of the documents we need and are starting to work on our 2013 tax returns. You probably are doing the same and needing the most up to date information you can find relative to your gambling data. If you are a new gambler – or have gone up in denomination and been getting more W-2G’s – you may find yourself with many questions. I, with the help of Marissa Chien, herself a gambler and Enrolled Agent, wrote the book Tax Help for Gamblers for players such as you. We discuss the basics of record-keeping and filing, for both the recreational and professional gambler who plays any casino game, including live and online poker. We also cover state gambling tax laws for all 50 states. You can go to http://www.shoplva.com/products/tax-help-for-gamblers-2nd-edition-ebook to find more details covered in the book and to order it as a hard copy or eBook.
Many of you already have the latest version of this book (2012), but are wondering if there are any recent changes or updates. Read more… »
Posted on Feb 09, 2014 under Food Review |
Recently I was invited to a media dine at Margaritaville in the Flamingo Casino. Now Brad and I are not Parrotheads (although we do like Jimmy Buffett music) and with the meds we take, we cannot drink alcoholic beverages. So a restaurant with a theme of “It’s 5 o’clock Somewhere” does not have a special attraction to us. However, we are always up to try something different – and this occasion was to introduce a new food menu as well as new drink choices. So, invited to bring two more guests, we rounded up my sister Starr and her mate David to complete our party.
PARTY – that was the key theme of the evening. Read more… »
Posted on Jan 31, 2014 under Casino Promotions |
Pinnacle Entertainment Inc., a casino operator based in Las Vegas (but with no casinos in Las Vegas), has reached a deal with Wynn Resorts Ltd. giving its high rollers access to Wynn Las Vegas and Encore. Pinnacle owns and operates 18 casinos and two racetracks around the country.
The Cosmopolitan Casino has a relationship with Marriott International in which points can be exchanged between the two loyalty programs. http://cdcgamingreports.com/cosmopolitan-of-las-vegas-guests-can-transfer-points-between-identity-marriott-rewards-lvrj/
Back in January, Hard Rock International launched Hard Rock Rewards, a new global loyalty and unified guest affinity program Read more… »
Posted on Jan 26, 2014 under Interesting Reads |
Use a Software Bug to Win Video Poker? That’s a Federal Hacking Case - http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2013/05/game-king/. And you might get away with it! http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2013/11/video-poker-case/. Read more… »
I must be getting old and losing touch. It seems like so much happening – especially on TV, but in the real world too – the operative word is “extreme.” And the extreme whatever often leads to what I can only describe as “weird.” I believe Las Vegas is the epicenter of this phenomenon.
“Extreme Kidnapping Adventure Service Relocates to Las Vegas” – the headline reads. Read more… »