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American Casino Guide Show: May 2013 - 10 Reasons Why Jacks or Better is the Best Video Poker Game to Play

2013-05-13
Length: 10s

http://americancasinoguide.com Video poker expert, Linda Boyd, gives details on the 10 best reasons why Jacks or Better is the best video poker game to play. Topics covered include: wide availablility of the game; easy strategy; low variance; increased comps; and much more!

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American Casino Guide Show: April 2013 - The Five Most Misplayed Hands in Blackjack with Blackjack Expert Henry Tamburin

2013-04-16
Length: 9s

http://americancasinoguide.com In this video, blackjack expert, Henry Tamburin, gives details on the five most misplayed hands. Some of the topics covered include: a pair of 9's against a 9 or 10, 16 against a 10; 12 against a 3, soft 18 against a 9 or 10; and a pair of 8's against a 10. Henry analyzes each hand and explains what the proper decision is for each situation.

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American Casino Guide Show: March 2013 - The Five Best Bets in the Game of Craps with Syndicated Gambling Writer John Grochowski

2013-04-16
Length: 10s

http://americancasinoguide.com In this video, syndicated gaming writer, John Grochowski, gives details on the five best bets that can be made in craps. Some of the topics covered include: buy bets, place bets, come and don't come bets, pass and don't pass bets; free odds bets; and more!

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American Casino Guide Show: February 2013 - All About Three Card Poker with Michael "Wizard of Odds" Shackleford

2013-04-01
Length: 6s

http://americancasinoguide.com In this video, Michael Shackleford, who is also known as the "Wizard of Odds," explains all about three card poker. He tells you how the game is played, the various bets you can make, the casino advantage on those bets, and the best strategy for playing the game.

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American Casino Guide Show: January 2013 - Gambling and Taxes with Gambling Author Jean Scott

2013-03-04
Length: 18s

Steve Bourie, author of the American Casino Guide, interviews noted gambling author, Jean Scott, for her insight on gambling and taxes. Jean is the author of "Tax Help For Gamblers" and Steve asks her about what kinds of taxes U.S. gamblers must pay on their winnings, including federal, state and city. Other topics include: what winnings must be reported, how winnings must be reported, the tax differences between "recreational" and "professional" gamblers, when losses can be deducted against winnings, the procedures a casino will follow when you win a taxable jackpot, do you need to show your social security card to claim your jackpot? Plus, much more.

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American Casino Guide Show #2 For December 2012 - Interview with American Casino Guide Author Steve Bourie

2013-03-01
Length: 15s

Steve Bourie, author of the American Casino Guide, is interviewed by the book's associate editor, Christine Bourie. Topics covered include: his background in the gambling industry, how the book came about, unique casinos he has visited, strangest things he's seen in casinos, the most he's ever won in a casino, the casino games he plays, best advice for casino gamblers, plus much more.

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American Casino Guide Show #1 For December 2012 - All About Server Based Gaming With Slot Expert Frank Legato

2013-02-28
Length: 6s

Steve Bourie, author of the American Casino Guide, interviews Frank Legato, who is the editor of Global Gaming Business magazine. Frank is a nationally recognized expert on slot machines and Steve asks hims about server-based gaming which is the latest technology for use in electronic gaming machines in casinos. Topics covered include: what is server-based gaming?; what is the benefit of it for casinos?; what is the benefit of it for players?; how many casinos currently use it?; and can players trust casinos to use it fairly?

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American Casino Guide Show #3 For November 2012 - KISS Slot Machine From WMS Gaming

2013-01-11
Length: 3s

http://www.americancasinoguide.com - Gambling author and casino expert, Steve Bourie, takes a look at the new "KISS" slot machine from WMS Gaming which was introduced at the October 2012 Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas. The game is now being introduced at  casinos throughout the U.S.. The bonus rounds featured are: Band Prize and KISS Alive.

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American Casino Guide Show #2 For November 2012 - Spider-Man Slot Machine From WMS Gaming

2013-01-11
Length: 4s

http://www.americancasinoguide.com - Gambling author and casino expert, Steve Bourie, takes a look at the new "Spider-Man" slot machine from WMS Gaming which was introduced at the October 2012 Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas. The machine features the company's Sensory Immersion 2.0 technology platform which allows the player's seat to move in tandem with the action seen on the video. The game is expected to start arriving in casinos by March 2013. The bonus round featured is the Free Spin Bonus.

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American Casino Guide Show #1 For November 2012 - Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Slot Machine From WMS Gaming

2013-01-11
Length: 5s

http://www.americancasinoguide.com - Gambling author and casino expert, Steve Bourie, takes a look at the new "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory" slot machine from WMS Gaming which was introduced at the October 2012 Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas. The machine features the company's Sensory Immersion 2.0 technology platform which allows the player's seat to move in tandem with the action seen on the video screen. The game is expected to start arriving in casinos by mid-2013. The bonus rounds featured in the video include: The Chocolate River Bonus and The Golden Ticket.

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American Casino Guide Show #2 For October 2012 - NASCAR Slot Machine From Bally Technologies

2012-11-01
Length: 8s

Gambling author and casino expert, Steve Bourie, takes a look at the new "NASCAR" slot machine from Bally Technologies which was introduced at the October 2012 Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas. The game is expected to start arriving in casinos by mid-2013. The bonus rounds featured are the Pit Stop Bonus, the U Race Bonus and the Burnout Bonus.

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American Casino Guide Show #1 For October 2012 - "Pawn Stars" Slot Machine From Bally Technologies

2012-11-01
Length: 7s

Gambling author and casino expert, Steve Bourie, takes a look at the new "Pawn Stars" slot machine from Bally Technologies which was introduced at the October 2012 Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas. The game is expected to start arriving in casinos by January 2013. The bonus rounds featured are with Chumlee, Old Man and Corey.

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American Casino Guide Show: September 2012 - How To Take Advantage of Player's Club Benefits at Casinos

2012-10-31
Length: 8s

Steve Bourie, author of the American Casino Guide, gives details on how to take advantage of player's club benefits at casinos for slot machine and video poker players. Topics include: how your play is tracked; how to earn cash and comps; how to calculate a casino's cash back percentage; why a lower cash back rate is given to video poker players; how to redeem your cash as "free play"; different types of casino comp programs; and much more!

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American Casino Guide Show: August, 2012 - 10 Tips To Stretch Your Slot Machine Bankroll

2012-10-31
Length: 8s

Steve Bourie, author of the American Casino Guide, gives 10 tips on how slot players can make their playing bankrolls last longer. Topics include: playing slowly, avoiding wide-area progressives, not always making max coin bets, always using your player's club card, forming a slot team with a friend, plus much more.

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American Casino Guide Show: July, 2012 - Casino Comps: How The System Works!

2012-07-20
Length: 5s

http://americancasinoguide.com - Steve Bourie, author of the American Casino Guide, explains how the casino comping system works for table game players. Topics covered include: how to get rated; how the casino rates your play, how to determine how much you can earn in comps; plus much more.

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American Casino Guide Show: May, 2012 - Michael "Wizard of Odds" Shackleford Interview

2012-05-26
Length: 9s

Steve Bourie, author of the American Casino Guide, interviewed gambling expert and mathematician Michael Shackleford who is also known as the "Wizard of Odds." Topics covered include: what's your best advice for slot machine players? Blackjack players? Video Poker players? Players who know nothing about casino gambling? What is the dumbest thing casino players do? How does multi-play video poker affect a player's bankroll? The worst bet you've ever seen in a casino? Plus, much more.

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American Casino Guide Show: April, 2012 - Interview with Christian Blackjack Card Counting Team Co-founder, Colin Jones

2012-04-26
Length: 21s

American Casino Guide author, Steve Bourie, interviews Colin Jones, co-founder of a Christian blackjack card counting team that won more than $3 million from the casinos. The team was the subject of a documentary movie called: "Holy Rollers - The True Story of Card Counting Christians." Topics covered include: how the blackjack team was formed, their best winning day, their worst losing day, how often he was forced to leave a casino, how the team was trained, plus much more.

 

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American Casino Guide Show: March, 2012 - How to Find the Best Paying Video Poker Machines in Any Casino with Gambling Author Linda Boyd

2012-03-22
Length: 14s

Steve Bourie, author of the American Casino Guide, interviewed gambling author Linda Boyd for information on how to choose the best paying video poker machines in any casino.. Topics covered include: the main difference between slots and video poker; how to read a video poker paytable; how differences in the paytable affect the overall payback for a video poker machine; a definition of ER (expected return); which video poker game is the best to play; how volatility affects the game; and more.

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American Casino Guide Show: February, 2012 - How to Save Money When Planning a Las Vegas Vacation with Jean "Queen of Comps" Scott

2012-02-17
Length: 18s

Steve Bourie, author of the American Casino Guide, interviewed gambling author Jean Scott, who is also known as the "Queen of Comps," for information on how to save money when planning a Las Vegas vacation. Topics covered include: the best times to travel; how to save money on rooms, food, transportation and shows; plus tips on how to get the most from your gambling bankroll.

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American Casino Guide Show: January, 2012 - The Five Worst Casino Bets with Syndicated Gaming Writer John Grochowski

2012-01-13
Length: 12s

Steve Bourie, author of the American Casino Guide, interviewed syndicated gaming writer John Grochowski for this video where John gives his picks for the five worst bets in a casino. Games covered include: keno, slots, baccarat, craps and the big six wheel.

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American casino Guide Show: December, 2012 - The Five Best Casino Bets with Syndicated Gaming Writer John Grochowski

2011-12-08
Length: 13s

American Casino Guide author Steve Bourie interviewed syndicated gaming writer John Grochowski for this video where John gives his picks for the five best bets in a casino. Games covered include: blackjack, baccarat, craps and video poker.

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American Casino Guide Show - November, 2011: New Michael Jackson Slot Machine From Bally Technologies

2011-11-25
Length: 8s

Gambling author and casino expert, Steve Bourie, takes a look at the new Michael Jackson "King of Pop" slot machine from Bally Technologies which was introduced at the October 2011 Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas. It is a one-cent, wide area progressive, slot machine that is expected to start arriving in casinos by mid-2012.

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American Casino Guide Show - October, 2011: When to Bet Maximum Coins on Slot Machines

2011-10-18
Length: 10s

American Casino Guide author, Steve Bourie, takes a look at various types of slot machines and discusses when it is best to bet maximum coins on them. Machines covered include: multipliers, buy a pays, progressives and multi line/multi coin.

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American Casino Guide Show - September, 2011: How to Become a Winning Video Poker Player with Video Poker Expert Henry Tamburin

2011-09-21
Length: 12s

Gambling author and video poker expert Henry Tamburin explains how casino-goers can learn how to become winning video poker players. Topics covered include: why video poker is better than a slot machine; how to find the best-paying video poker machines; how to use the correct playing strategy; how to take advantage of casino comps and cashback programs; plus much more.

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American Casino Guide Show: July, 2011 - Robosaurus destroys a car at the Seminole Casino in Hollywood, Florida

2011-07-04
Length: 3s

Robosaurus destroys a car at the Seminole Casino in Hollywood, Florida as part of a special casino promotion. This isn't really going to teach you anything about gambling, but you'll have a lot of fun watching it! Footage includes video shot from inside the Robosaurus cockpit which is located just above his (her?) fire-breathing nostrils. Special thanks go out to Matt Bourie who was brave (or crazy?) enough to climb into the cockpit and sit behind the pilot to shoot the special footage. If you have a fast Internet connection, be sure to watch it in HD.

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American Casino Guide Show - June, 2011 - Visiting the Casinos of Biloxi and the Mississippi Gulf Coast

2011-06-24
Length: 10s

American Casino Guide author, Steve Bourie, takes a video tour of the casinos of the Gulf Coast in Biloxi and Gulfport, Mississippi. He lets viewers see what each casino looks like, plus he gives details on what the area offers in the way of other attractions.

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American Casino Guide Show: May, 2011 - Answers to Common Blackjack Questions with Blackjack Expert Henry Tamburin

2011-05-21
Length: 11s

American Casino Guide author, Steve Bourie, interviewed blackjack expert Henry Tamburin for this video that gives answers to some of the most common questions that players have about blackjack. Topics include: Are all blackjack games the same? What are good rules to look for? What are bad rules to avoid? What is a continuous shuffling machine? Does card counting really work? Is it good to be a progressive bettor?

 

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American Casino Guide Show: April, 2011 - Answers to Common Slot Machine Questions with Syndicated Gambling Writer John Grochowski

2011-04-26
Length: 14s

American Casino Guide author, Steve Bourie, interviewed syndicated gaming writer John Grochowski for this video that gives answers to some of the most common questions that players have about slot machines.

Topics include: how they work; do video slots pay out better than reel spinning slots; are all machines regulated; can a casino change the payback on a machine; what is server-based gaming and how widespread is it; how can machines be programmed to act randomly; plus much more.

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American Casino Guide Show: March, 2011 - How to Get More Casino Comps with gambling author Jean "Queen of Comps" Scott

2011-03-17
Length: 14s

American Casino Guide author, Steve Bourie, interviews gambling author/expert Jean Scott, who is known as "The Queen of Comps," for details on how to take advantage of the casino comping system. They discuss what comps are, how players earn them, the best way to get room comps, the role of a casino host, plus much more.

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American Casino Guide Show: February, 2011: How to win at blackjack (21) with gambling expert Michael "Wizard of Odds" Shackleford

2011-03-17
Length: 13s

Steve Bourie, author of the American Casino Guide, interviews Michael "Wizard of Odds" Shackleford. They talk about how to play blackjack, also known as 21, and how to win at the game.

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American Casino Guide Show: January, 2011 - A look at some new WMS slot machines at the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas

2011-01-26
Length: 14s

American Casino Guide author, Steve Bourie, takes a look at some of the new WMS slot machines displayed at the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas. Included are Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers, the Godfather and Monopoly - Bigger Event.…

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American Casino Guide Show: December, 2010 - All about Video Poker with casino gambling expert Michael "Wizard of Odds" Shackleford

2010-12-23
Length: 13s

American Casino Guide author, Steve Bourie, interviews gaming expert Michael "Wizard of Odds" Shackleford about the game of video poker. http://americancasinoguide.com

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American Casino Guide Show: November, 2010 - Video Podcast - How to win on slot machines: Interview with gambling expert Michael "Wizard of Odds" Shackleford

2010-12-22
Length: 9s

American Casino Guide author, Steve Bourie, interviews Michael Shackleford, also known as the "Wizard of Odds." They talk about how slot machines work and how to win on them. http://americancasinoguide.com

 

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American Casino Guide Show: November, 2010 - All About Slot Machines with Michael "Wizard of Odds" Shackleford

2010-12-16

November, 2010 - All About Slot Machines with Michael "The Wizard of Odds" Shackleford
A video podcast!

This is a video podcast hosted on You Tube. In it American Casino Guide author, Steve Bourie, interviews Michael Shackleford, also known as the "Wizard of Odds." They talk about how slot machines work and how to win on them.


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American Casino Guide Show: October, 2010 - Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Baccarat with Michael Shackleford, the Wizard of Odds

2010-09-22
Length: 35s

Steve interviews gaming writer Michael Shackleford, also know as the Wizard of Odds, to learn all about baccarat. They discuss how to play the game; the casino's mathematical advantage on the various bets that are offered; the best strategies for playing; and whether or not the game can be beaten.

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American Casino Guide Show: September, 2010 - How to have a cheap Las Vegas vacation

2010-08-28
Length: 37s

Steve interviews Matt Weatherford, editor of cheapovegas.com, about how to get the most value for your money when visiting Las Vegas. They discuss getting cheap deals on rooms, food, gambling, shows and more. They also discuss the "resort fees" that many Las Vegas hotels now charge, plus Matt gives his best advice for first-time, as well as long-time, Las Vegas visitors.

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American Casino Guide Show: August, 2010 - Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Craps With Frank Scoblete

2010-07-28
Length: 51s

Steve interviews craps expert and best-selling author Frank Scoblete. They discuss: the basics of how to play craps; good bets to make; bad bets to avoid; using controlled dice shooting to gain a mathematical edge at the game; the 5-count betting system; and Frank's best advice for craps players.

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American Casino Guide Show: July, 2010 - Video Poker - How to Win and How it Works with Steve Bourie

2010-07-20
Length: 14s

In this podcast gambling author, Steve Bourie, explains how video poker machines work and how they differ from slots. He also explains how you can learn to easily find the best-paying video poker games in any casino and use the proper strategy to achieve the best long-term payback percentages.

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American Casino Guide Show: June, 2010 - Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Blackjack with Henry Tamburin

2010-05-28
Length: 1s

Steve interviews blackjack author and expert Henry Tamburin. They discuss: how the casino's mathematical advantage in blackjack is determined; progressive betting versus card counting; and the best strategies for basic play, doubling down, splitting, soft hands, surrender and insurance.

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American Casino Guide Show: May, 2010 - Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Slot Machines with Frank Legato

2010-04-28
Length: 51s

Steve interviews gaming writer Frank Legato, who is the authorof "How to Win Millions Playing Slot Machines, or Lose Trying." They discuss: how slots work; the various types of machines and the best strategies for playing them; the future of server-based gaming for slots; and Frank's best advice for players.

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American Casino Guide Show: April, 2010 - Setting Your Video Poker Goals with Jean Scott

2010-03-25
Length: 49s

Steve interviews VP expert Jean Scott about setting goals for video poker players in three specific areas: 1 - Those simply wanting to lose less money; 2 - Those wanting to play a break-even game and enjoy the casino comps; and 3 - Those who want play at an advantage over the casino and make money.

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American Casino Guide Show: March, 2010 - Interview with Mike Aponte of the MIT Blackjack Team

2010-02-27
Length: 34s

Steve interviews Mike Aponte of the MIT Blackjack Team. They discuss how Mike first became involved with the team; how they operated; his role on the team; and their biggest success. Mike also explains what he did after the team broke up; what he is doing today; and his best advice for blackjack players.

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American Casino Guide Show: February, 2010 - The Changing Face of Video Poker with Linda Boyd

2010-01-30
Length: 47s

Steve interviews Linda Boyd, author of "The Video Poker Edge," about the changing face of video poker. They discuss newer games such as Wheel Poker, Quick Quads, Dream Card, Super Times Pay and Power Punch. They also discuss server-based gaming as well as how casino promotions are changing.

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American Casino Guide Show: January, 2010 - An Interview wth David Schwartz, Director of the Center for Gaming Research at UNLV

2009-12-20
Length: 37s

Steve interviews David Schwartz, Director of the Center for Gaming Research at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas. They discuss some of the materials contained in the Gaming Research collection, plus they talk about some of the unique documents and artifacts that are featured on the Center's web site.…

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American Casino Guide Show: December, 2009 - What's New in Slots and Table Games with John Grochowski

2009-11-30
Length: 56s

Steve interviews syndicated gaming writer John Grochowski about the new slot machines and table games introduced at the November 2009 Global Gaming Expo (G2E) trade show in Las Vegas.…

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American Casino Guide Show: November, 2009 - Interview with American Casino Guide author Steve Bourie

2009-10-31
Length: 34s

Steve Bourie's son, Matthew, interviews his dad about his work as the author of the American Casino Guide. They discuss Steve's background in the gambling industry, how the book first came about, his travels to various casinos, interesting gamblers he has come to know, plus his best advice for casingoers.…

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American Casino Guide Show: October, 2009 - A Look at the American Casino Industry - Its Past, Present and Future

2009-09-27
Length: 35s

Steve interviews Global Gaming Busines Magazine Publisher, Roger Gros, to discuss the American casino industry. They start with a timeline of how the industry developed. They then discuss its current problems in the recession and conclude with how the industry will probably change in the future.…

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American Casino Guide Show: September, 2009 - Casino Gambling and the Law with I. Nelson Rose

2009-08-31
Length: 48s

Steve interviews gambling law expert I. Nelson Rose. They discuss current U.S. laws governing Internet gambling; the rights of players who count cards at blackjack; the rights of players who win slot jackpots that are disputed by the casinos; legal rights when gambling at Indian casinos; and more.…

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American Casino Guide Show: August, 2009 - Advantage Players versus the Casinos with Bill Zender

2009-07-31
Length: 55s

Steve interviews casino consultant Bill Zender who advises casinos on how to protect themselves from advantage players who are trying to get an edge by using legal methods. They discuss how the players attempt to get that edge in various games such as blackjack, craps, roulette, baccarat, slots and video poker.…

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American Casino Guide Show: July, 2009 - 1,000 Best Casino Gambling Secrets with Bill Burton

2009-06-27
Length: 53s

Steve interviews Bill Burton, the casino gambling guide at About.com and author of 1,000 Best Casino Gambling Secrets. They discuss various aspects of casino gambling including: money management; odds/probabilities; tipping etiquette; and strategies for playing slots, video poker and table games.…

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American Casino Guide Show: June, 2009 - How to Play and How to Win at Caribbean Stud Poker, Let It Ride and Three-Card Poker

2009-05-30
Length: 47s

Steve interviews gambling writer Henry Tamburin on how to play and how to win at Caribbean Stud Poker, Let It Ride and Three-Card Poker. They discuss the basics of how to play each game, plus the best strategies for each game that will give the casino the least mathematical advantage over the player.…

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American Casino Guide Show: May, 2009 - The Tactics of Winning at Video Poker with Dan Paymar

2009-04-12
Length: 38s

Steve interviews video poker expert Dan Paymar. They discuss tactics for winning at video poker, including: which casino is best to play at?; how important are slots clubs and promotions?; which game is best to play?; should the double-up feature be used?; and more.…

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American Casino Guide Show: April, 2009 - Visiting Reno and Lake Tahoe

2009-03-20
Length: 36s

Steve interviews Ellen Oppenheim, President and CEO of the Reno-Tahoe Convention and Visitors Bureau. They discuss things for visitors to see and do when visiting Reno-Tahoe, including a property-by-property description of all casino hotels, plus a suggested travel route for visiting all areas of interest.…

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American Casino Guide Show: March, 2009 - How To Get The Most For Your Money When Visiting A Casino

2009-02-22
Length: 44s

Steve interviews The Frugal Gambler author, Jean Scott, on "How To Get The Most For Your Money When Visiting A Casino." They discuss ways to save money when planning the trip; how to take advantage of players clubs and promotions; using coupons; and choosing the best games for maximum comps.…

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American Casino Guide Show: February, 2009 - Slot Machines - How They Work and How To Win

2009-01-19
Length: 34s

Steve interviews slot machine expert John Robison. They discuss how slot machines work and how to win on different types of machines such as: straight multipliers, bonus multipliers, buy-a-pay, progressives, and multicoin/multiline.…

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American Casino Guide Show: January, 2009 - New Casino Games with John Grochowski

2008-12-23
Length: 42s

Steve interviews syndicated gaming writer John Grochowski about new table games and slot/video poker machines introduced at the November 2008 Global Gaming Expo (G2E) trade show in Las Vegas.

 

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American Casino Guide Show: December, 2008 - The Best Things to See and Do in Las Vegas

2008-12-05
Length: 35s

Steve interviews Las Vegas entertainment columnist Jackie Brett. They discuss the best things for visitors to see and do in Las Vegas. They talk about various shows and attractions within particular price ranges for all kinds of visitors - from those with limited budgets to high rollers with money to burn.…

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American Casino Guide Show: November, 2008 - Problem Gambling Awareness

2008-11-02
Length: 36s

Steve interviews Keith Whyte, Executive Director of the National Council on Problem Gambling. They discuss; what is a problem gambler; who is prone to become a problem gambler; how can you tell if someone is a problem gambler; sources of help for problem gamblers; and advice to avoid becoming one.…

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American Casino Guide Show: October, 2008 - Video Poker Basics with Linda Boyd

2008-09-23
Length: 39s

Steve interviews Linda Boyd, author of The Video Poker Edge, on the basics of video poker. They discuss why it is better than playing slots; which are the best games to play; how to find the highest-paying machines; how to learn the correct playing strategies; and how to use slot clubs for maximum benefits.…

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American Casino Guide Show: September, 2008 - Visiting Tunica, Mississippi

2008-09-05
Length: 25s

Steve interviews Webster Franklin, president of the Tunica Convention and Visitors Bureau. They discuss tourist attractions for visitors in the greater Tunica area and then, on a property-by-property basis, they give details on each of the nine casinos in Tunica.…

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American Casino Guide Show: August, 2008 - Blackjack Card Counting Teams with Tommy Hyland

2008-07-31
Length: 31s

Steve interviews Tommy Hyland who has run one of the country's most successful card counting teams for more than 20 years. They discuss his opinion of the "21" movie, how he got started, how teams work, problems teams encounter, the future for card counters, and his general advice for blackjack players.…

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American Casino Guide Show: July, 2008 - Interview with gaming author Frank Scoblete

2008-06-19
Length: 41s

Steve interviews gaming author and the foremost gaming writer for Casino Player and Strictly Slots magazines, Frank Scoblete. They discuss Frank's background, his various books on casino gambling, his current projects, and his advice for gamblers.…

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American Casino Guide Show: June, 2008 - Getting the most out of slot clubs with Jeffrey Compton

2008-05-23
Length: 32s

Steve interviews Jeffrey Compton, slot club editor for Casino Player and Strictly Slots magazines. They discuss how players can get the most benefits from various kinds of slot clubs.…

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American Casino Guide Show: May, 2008 - Howard Schwartz of the Gambler's Book Shop in Las Vegas

2008-04-26
Length: 47s

Steve interviews Howard Schwartz, marketing director of America's first gambling bookstore, the Gambler's Book Shop in Las Vegas. They discuss the history of the store, some of its famous visitors, and Howard's recommendations for the best books on a variety of gambling topics.…

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American Casino Guide Show: April, 2008 - Visiting Atlantic City

2008-03-28
Length: 55s

Steve interviews Jeff Vasser, Executive Director of the Atlantic City Convention and Visitors Authority. They discuss Atlantic City's typical visitor; getting to and around the city; current and future casino developments; and a quick take on all of the city's casino resorts.…

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American Casino Guide Show: March, 2008 - Gambling and Taxes with Jean Scott

2008-02-16
Length: 29s

Steve interviews Jean Scott, author of Tax Help for Gamblers, about the tax implications for gamblers. They discuss what ID is needed to claim winnings; which forms you receive from the casinos, how to keep a gambling diary; how to declare wins and losses on your tax forms; state tax liabilities; and more.…

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American Casino Guide Show: February, 2008 - How to Become a Professional Gambler with Arnold Snyder

2008-01-20
Length: 58s

Steve interviews blackjack and poker expert Arnold Snyder about how a player can learn to become a professional player at those two casino games.…

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American Casino Guide Show: January, 2008 - New casino games with John Grochowski

2007-12-24
Length: 36s

Steve interviews syndicated gaming writer John Grochowski about new table games and slot/video poker machines introduced at the G2E (Global Gaming Expo) trade show this past November in Las Vegas.…

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American Casino Guide Show: December, 2007 - An update on the Mississippi Gulf Coast Casinos

2007-11-21
Length: 27s

Steve interviews Nicole Learson, Director of Marketing at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau. They discuss, on a property-by-property basis, how the casinos in the area have changed since Hurricane Katrina and what new developments are expected in the future.…

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American Casino Guide Show: November, 2007 - How to Choose the Best Video Poker Paytables with Jean Scott

2007-10-18
Length: 37s

Steve interviews video poker expert Jean Scott about how to choose the best video poker paytables. They discuss how to find paytables offering the best returns; which paytables have high "volatility," which can require a bigger bankroll; and which ones offer better returns on progressive machines.…

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American Casino Guide Show: October, 2007 - Maximizing Comps at Blackjack with Max Rubin

2007-09-23
Length: 33s

Steve interviews Max Rubin, co-host of CBS TV's Ultimate Blackjack Tour and author of "Comp City." They discuss Max's background in the casino industry and his past work as a card counter, plus Max gives practical tips for blackjack players looking to exploit the casino comping system.…

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American Casino Guide Show: September, 2007 - All about Craps with Larry Edell

2007-09-01
Length: 32s

Steve Bourie interviews Larry Edell, author of seven books on craps and webmaster of thecrapshooter.com. They discuss how to play craps, the game's good and bad bets, maximizing casino comps in craps, and using "controlled dice shooting" to overcome the casino's mathematical advantage.…

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American Casino Guide Show: August, 2007 - Winning on Slot Machines with Frank Legato

2007-07-22
Length: 38s

Steve Bourie interviews Frank Legato, author of How To Win Millions Playing Slot Machines...Or Lose Trying. They discuss how slots work and tips for players to increase their chances of winning.…

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American Casino Guide Show: July, 2007 - Saving Money in Las Vegas with Anthony Curtis, publisher of the Las Vegas Advisor newsletter

2007-06-17
Length: 30s

Steve Bourie, interviews Anthony Curtis, publisher of the Las Vegas Advisor newsletter. They discuss various ways to save money on rooms, shows, food and gambling when visiting Las Vegas.…

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American Casino Guide Show: June, 2007 - Beatable Casino Games with The Wizard of Odds

2007-05-10
Length: 38s

Steve Bourie interviews Michael Shackleford, also known as The Wizard of Odds, for his opinion on which casino games are beatable. They discuss slots, video poker, blackjack, craps, roulette and baccarat with tips from Mike on how to either beat a game, or lessen the casino's advantage.…

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American Casino Guide Show: May, 2007 - Texas Hold'em with Bill Burton

2007-04-20
Length: 29s

American Casino Guide author, Steve Bourie, interviews Bill Burton, the casino gambling guide at About.com and author of "Get The Edge at Low-Limit Texas Hold'em!" They discuss how to play Texas Hold'em and strategies for winning.…

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American Casino Guide Show: April, 2007 - Maximizing Slot Club Benefits with Jean Scott

2007-03-11
Length: 32s

American Casino Guide author, Steve Bourie, interviews Frugal Gambling author, Jean Scott, for her expertise on casino slot clubs. They discuss how various slot club systems work, how to earn cashback and comps, plus other ways for players to earn maximum benefits.…

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American Casino Guide Show: March, 2007 - How to Become a Professional Video Poker Player, with Bob Dancer

2007-02-08
Length: 30s

American Casino Guide author, Steve Bourie, interviews professional video poker player, Bob Dancer, who has won more than $1 million in his career.

They discuss what it takes to become a professional player, including: choosing the right machines, using proper strategies, bankroll considerations and more.

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American Casino Guide Show: February, 2007 - Henry Tamburin

2007-01-19
Length: 27s

American Casino Guide author, Steve Bourie, discusses blackjack when he interviews gaming author and blackjack newsletter publisher, Henry Tamburin. They discuss the new Speed Count system for counting cards; how rule changes affect a casino's mathematical advantage, how to find the best games, how to avoid the worst games; and how to get a FREE three-month subsciption to Henry's newsletter.…

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American Casino Guide Show: January, 2007 - Linda Boyd

2006-12-14
Length: 26s

American Casino Guide author, Steve Bourie, interviews Linda Boyd, author of The Video Poker Edge. They discuss Linda's background and her advice for video poker players.…

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American Casino Guide Show: December, 2006 - Mark Pilarski

2006-11-30
Length: 19s

American Casino Guide author, Steve Bourie, interviews syndicated gaming writer Mark Pilarski whose column appears in newspapers, magazines and web sites throughout the world. They discuss Mark's background, his advice for players, plus interesting stories from his columns as well as his casino career.…

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American Casino Guide Show - November, 2006 - Stanford Wong

2006-10-12
Length: 25s

American Casino Guide author, Steve Bourie, interviews blackjack expert Stanford Wong. They discuss Wong's background, card counting, the current state of blackjack games in Las Vegas and tips for players wanting to get the most for their money when playing blackjack.…

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American Casino Guide Show : October, 2006 - Blackjack Tournaments

2006-09-18
Length: 15s

American Casino Guide author, Steve Bourie, interviews Ken Einiger, 2005 World Series of Blackjack champion and author of "Play To Win." Steve and Ken discuss blackjack tournaments and strategies for playing in them.…

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American Casino Guide Show - September, 2006 - Slot Myths

2006-08-12
Length: 22s

American Casino Guide author, Steve Bourie, interviews John Robison, author of "The Slot Experts Guide to Playing Slots." Steve and John play "Mythbusters" and examine 11 common myths that people have about playing slot machines.…

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American Casino Guide Show - August, 2006 - Video Poker

2006-07-10
Length: 19s

American Casino Guide author, Steve Bourie, explains the three big differences between slots and video poker. He also interviews Jean Scott, author of "The Frugal Gambler" and "Frugal Video Poker" to get her tips for winning at video poker.…

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American Casino Guide Show - July, 2006 - Slot Machines

2006-06-09
Length: 21s

American Casino Guide author, Steve Bourie, explains how slot machines work and how casinos decide what they should be set to pay out.

He also interviews syndicated gaming writer, and author of "The Slot Machine Answer Book," John Grochowski, on tips for winning on the slots.

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American Casino Guide Show - June, 2006 - Gulf Coast Casinos

2006-05-24
Length: 23s

The American Casino Guide is the  #1 bestselling book in the U.S. on the subject of casino gambling and casino travel.

On each show the book's author, Steve Bourie, talks about topics of interest to travelers who like to visit casinos.

Whether it's using the best gambling strategies or simply getting the best deals on travel to casinos, Steve can speak expertly on the subject. During the course of each show, Steve also features an interview with a special guest from the world of casino travel or gambling.

For this June, 2006 show Steve gives three tips on how to save money when booking a trip to a casino hotel, plus he interviews former Biloxi Sun-Herald gaming writer Linda Mabry to get an update on the status of all casinos on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

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The American Casino Guide has a monthly podcast hosted by the book's author, Steve Bourie, who talks about topics of interest to travelers who like to visit casinos. Whether it's using the best gambling strategies or simply getting the best deals on travel to casinos, Steve can speak expertly on the subject. During each show, which all run about 30 minutes, Steve interviews a special guest from the world of casino travel or gambling.

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