Micro-Wins: Salvation or Doom for Casinos?
BY J.W. Paine
| Published on February 16, 2020

“Micro-wins? What the heck is a micro-win? Are you just making stuff up now?” With slots, a micro-win is a win that is actually less than the amount wagered. You put...

7 Amazing Baccarat Secrets No One Tells You About
BY Randy Ray
| Published on February 16, 2020

Baccarat boasts a reputation as one of the casino’s most mysterious and secretive games, and for good reason. A game of chance derived from French and Italian origins, baccarat is nonetheless...

Jim Murren Steps Down as Top Exec at MGM Resorts International
BY J.W. Paine
| Published on February 13, 2020

MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) surprised the industry Wednesday (February 12, 2020) with an announcement that Jim Murren, its CEO and chairman for the past 12 years, was stepping down as...

China Closes Macau Casinos in Attempt to Curb Spread of Coronavirus
BY J.W. Paine
| Published on February 10, 2020

Multiple news sources are reporting that Macau’s Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng has ordered the closure of all 41 of Macau’s casinos for 15 days (starting on February 4th, 2020), with...

Best Live Dealer Casinos Accepting Bitcoin
BY Jerry Summer
| Published on February 10, 2020

Cryptocurrencies and Bitcoin in particular are a great payment option for playing online casino games. More and more real money gambling sites on the web are accepting crypto, so players have...

How Biometrics Implementation Is Changing the Casino Experience
BY J.W. Paine
| Published on February 6, 2020

Vending machines in Oklahoma can sell you a bag of chips or a candy bar with nothing more than a look at your finger (no jokes, please). You can rent a...

6 Celebrities Who Have Been Banned From Casinos
BY J.W. Paine
| Published on February 2, 2020

For most of us, one of the least likely items on our “bucket list” is to get banned from some place. It could be a retail store, it could be a...

Coronavirus Already Affecting Casinos Worldwide – Macau, Singapore, and Las Vegas Impacted
BY J.W. Paine
| Published on January 31, 2020

The Wuhan Coronavirus couldn’t have chosen a worse time to announce its presence to the world. It emerged in one of the many population centers of China just a couple of...

Hawaiian Senate Considers Lifting Gambling Ban – Two New Bills Introduced
BY J.W. Paine
| Published on January 29, 2020

Hawaiians have long joked about Las Vegas being the state’s “ninth island”, a tribute to Sin City’s lofty status as an attractive nuisance among Hawaiians. It is a fact that every...

5 TV Show-Themed Slot Machines You’ve Got to Play
BY Gary Mills
| Published on December 25, 2019

Did you know that the average American watches five hours and four minutes of TV every day? That’s a ton of TV! To be clear, I’m not judging. I watch plenty...

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