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Card Room Action Casino Entertainment Boyd’s Eye View – Fork in the Road REEL REVIEWS – Dragons Over Nanjing Blackjack Corner – Most Misplayed Hand Gambling Symposium – Solving a Problem Vol. 24 No. 2 • February 2016

CLIFF CASTLE CASINO

Adds 6-Story Luxury Hotel to Their Game Cover Story on Page 8


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Contents

Gaming•Entertainment•Travel

Vol. 24 No. 2 • February 2016

Reel Reviews Kevin Cummings “Dragons over Nanjing” by WMS

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Cover Story Groundbreaking for new hotel at Cliff Castle Casino

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Boyd’s Eye View of Video Poker Linda Boyd “Fork in the Road”

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TJ's Blackjack Corner TJ Jorgensen ”The Most Misplayed hand”

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Card Room Action Table Game Action Around the State

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Entertainment Casino Entertainment State-wide

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Travel “Back in Time to the 16th Century”

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David at the Snack Bar David Ramsey Film and DVD reviews

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Bingo Directory Complete List of Bingo Games at Arizona Casinos

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Jokes of the Month, Astrology, & Casino Directory

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PO Box 33393 • Phoenix Arizona 85067 • 602-373-8728 • azplayer@cox.net Editor Phil Scudella Production Assistants John Olson Graphic Design CommuniGraphics

Contributing Photography Arizona Renaissance Festival Kevin Cummings Tony Deluz Melody Hudson Larissa Pixler David Ramsey Melissa Rowberry Satara Williams

Special Thanks to: The Marketing team and Management at Cliff Castle Casino

Contributing Writers Linda Boyd Jason Crow Kevin Cummings Cindy Esquer Melody Hudson Briana Jimenez TJ Jorgensen Brian Mulligan Larissa Pixler David Ramsey Melissa Rowberry Satara Williams

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Reel Reviews by Kevin Cummings


COVER STORY

Cliff Castle Announces Hotel Expansion at Groundbreaking Ceremony

Yavapai-Apache Tribal Council members with (far left) DreamCatcher's Greg Hnedak and Cliff Castle Facilities Manager Bob Janis and GM Mary Ketterling.

Cliff Castle Casino broke ground the morning of January 21, 2016 on a six-story hotel. This project is being developed by DreamCatcher Hotels, a specialty hotel brand and development company in Memphis, Tennessee. It will feature 122 luxury suites, king rooms, double-queen rooms, a pool, multi-purpose conference rooms, coffee shop, retail outlet and 300 space parking garage. The groundbreaking ceremony was attended by guests and the public. It featured a project overview by Cliff Castle Casino General Manager, Mary Ketterling. Ketterling said of the event, “We invited the public to come for the groundbreaking and hear about this exciting project that is bringing luxury to the Verde Valley.

Yavapai-Apache Tribal Council Chairman Thomas Beauty.

Cliff Castle Casino General Manager Mary Ketterling.

We have been finalizing plans and making sure we had an amazing product and project to announce and we couldn’t wait to share it with everyone.” Guests also heard from Yavapai Apache Nation Chairman, Thomas Beauty. Beauty stated, “This project is monumental for our Nation as well as Northern Arizona. We’re excited to offer this chance to experience our unique area with an all new hotel, create jobs in our local economy, and bring visitors from near and far to our beautiful homelands.” The six-story hotel expansion project is anticipated to be completed by late December 2016. continued on page 10


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Located an hour north of Phoenix on I-17 just south of Sedona in Camp Verde, AZ., Cliff Castle Casino is proudly owned and operated by the Yavapai-Apache Nation. Cliff Castle Casino is a family friendly destination that offers Las Vegas-caliber blackjack, live poker, 665 slot machines and year-round, world-class entertainment in the Dragonfly Nightclub and the Stargazer Pavilion. Cliff Castle Casino also features a 20-lane bowling center – Shake, Rattle & Bowl, Kids Quest supervised child care and an arcade. Guests can enjoy fine dining at Storytellers Steakhouse and family dining in the Mountain Springs buffet, Johnny Rockets - The Ultimate Hamburger or grab a quick bite at Three Sisters open 24/7. For more information about Cliff Castle Casino, visit www.cliffcastlecasinohotel.com.

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A BOYD’S EYE VIEW OF VIDEO POKER

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“When you come to a fork in the road take it” Yogi Berra, 1925-2015

hen I was in college I dated a guy named Yogi Baer (really George but everyone called him Yogi). Cool name, cool guy-just like the famous Yankee catcher who passed away Sept 22, 2015. When Yogi came up with confusing but humorous directions they warranted a laugh. Not so much, however, in the game of video poker (VP) when blurry directions can cost you money. Accurate VP play requires correct holds after the deal according to Zamzow (wrote WinPoker software) or my strategy cards (free in the back of my book, “The Video poker Edge”). Decision Time: There’s nothing in the world you can do to influence the cards that are dealt in spite of what anybody says. In fact, given a 52 card deck (no jokers) and dealing five cards, there are a whopping 2,598,960 possible dealt hand possibilities. Once they are dealt there are exactly 32 hold options, including holding all or holding no cards. The holds you choose will determine whether you get the theoretical ER (expected return) or less over the long run. The highest possible ER over time is accomplished only by playing the game you’ve selected computer-perfect. In the short-run anything is possible, including being dealt a royal flush or playing inaccurately and still winning. Nobody, however, outruns the odds over time. Most experts consider that to be 5 or 6 royal cycles, with a royal cycle being approximately 40,000 hands. The longer you play, combining all sessions for frequent players, the more your odds will resemble statistical expectations. Home Practice: You’d never be allowed to play baseball for the Yankees or any other team, including for your high school, if you hadn’t demonstrated your skills during practice. If you use WinPoker tutorial software you have four learning modes to choose from for each game. I always select “warn” which does just that when I choose statistically incorrect cards. The software also shows you how much it will cost per hour on average if you continue with this particular incorrect hold. Remember you have 32 choices after the deal and some of the incorrect holds are worse than others. I can play several VP games almost perfect, but if those exact games aren’t available in Arizona casinos then I must learn to play the ones they offer. by Linda Boyd

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Anomalies: A big problem with statistics is that nobody can use them to predict what cards will be dealt or drawn with certainty. They simply are the best tool available and indicate likelihood only. Players want a crystal ball and will sometimes cite “hunches” after or even prior to the hand. Before the deal, for example, your odds of getting a flush in 9/6DDB are 1 in 88 regardless of whether or not you had a flush in the previous hand. Sometimes a player will recount a story that defies the odds which is what makes it such a great story. For example, they’ll tell you that they got back-to-back royals (I once had them that way and both in the same suit) but this is an anomaly and can not be used to direct play. Insufficient Data: If you think basing play on data you collect from one or two or even ten sessions has any validity, then think again. Even if you play 800 hands per hour for four hours and collect the data for ten sessions you do not have enough information to be sufficiently relevant. That would amount to only 3,200 hands times 10 sessions or 32,000 hands in total. That’s less than a single royal cycle of 40,000 hands and you would need at least 5 cycles or 200,000 hands for any meaning. Even 200,000 hands is negligible next to computer simulations that can run 2 million or more hands played statistically accurately and deliver reliable feedback. In fact, the more hands played computer correctly the closer results match the statistical expectations. With a few million hands the data is almost exact--that’s powerful proof of the math. So using anecdotal information to justify incorrect holds is meaningless and should be avoided. Final Thoughts: If you’re taking a Sunday drive along Arizona’s beautiful highways and byways then follow Yogi’s advice--when you come to a fork in the road take it. If you’re playing VP, however, the fork has 32 separate roads and you must get the exact one to maximize the monetary outcome. Linda Boyd, a long-time table game player before turning to video poker, also writes for “Southern Gaming and Destinations” & “American Casino Guide”. Her book, “The Video Poker Edge”, includes free removable pay schedules and free strategy cards for the most popular games. Look for her story in current editions of “American Casino Guide” and YouTube videos, also with ACG. Her radio shows with Southern Gaming are available on iTunes. The Second Edition of her book appears in both paperback and kindle at amazon.com, bookstores or Square One Publishers. www.squareonepublishers.com Toll Free: 877-900-BOOK


TJ’s Blackjack corner

Ace/7

by TJ Jorgensen

(The most misplayed hand in Blackjack)

by TJ Jorgensen

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hat if I offered you the proposition that you could play Blackjack and would have eighteen every hand, plus you could bet whatever amount you wanted – Would you take that bet? Most players think that 18 is a strong hand and are happy to have it. However in the long run, the hand of 18 will lose .05% of all money wagered, making it a negative expectation hand. It’s no wonder that it seems no matter how skilled a player is, they always misplay the hand of 18 when it’s made up of Ace/seven. If you play basic strategy it will tell you that on Ace - 7 you should stand when the dealer shows a 2, 7, or 8. But, Double Down when the dealer shows a 3-6 and hit when the dealers up card is a 9, 10 or Ace. However many players deviate from basic strategy because it doesn’t seem like the correct play. For example, with Ace/7 against a dealer up card of a 6, Basic Strategy tells you to double down. It is true that if you stand you will win more hands than if you double down, after all 18 is a strong hand against a dealer up card of a 6. It is also true that if you double down you can only improve the hand with a 2, 3, or an Ace, and if you receive a 10 it doesn’t help or hurt the hand but

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you potentially take the dealers bust card. If you get a 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9 it makes the hand worse. If you double down your Ace/7 and get a 5 you find yourself with the hand of 13 with twice as much money bet, and this doesn’t seem right to many players. If you double down Ace/7 you will make it worse about 50% of the time and will lose more hands because of this. Yet by doubling the amount of your bet with Ace/7 vs a dealer up card of a 6 you will win 10% more money in the long run than if you were to stand. So essentially you will win less hands, but win more money, and which would you rather have? If you have Ace- 7 against a dealer’s up card of a 10 and stand, you will lose more money than you If you do the math, basic strategy is the right will win. way to play Ace/7 in the long run. I hope to see you If you hit instead of standing you will also lose at the tables playing this hand correctly. more money than you will win, just not as much. So hitting Ace- 7 vs a ten is the correct play as well as T.J. Jorgensen has been a professional Blackjack player for over 20 years. He is well known for his live tournahitting soft 18 made up of 3 or more cards. ment play and has competed against, and beaten, some The same holds true with Ace/7 vs a dealer up of the top tournament players in the world. He has also card of an ace. The expected return of hitting the won the prestigious World Series of Blackjack. His book, hand is -0.1004 and the expected return of stand“Beating the Casino at Their Own Game,” is available ing is -0.1005. Hitting is slightly better in the long through his web site www.freewebs.com/tjsblackjackcorner or by e-mail TJ4justice1@msn.com run.


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Globe, AZ Dealing blackjack, and poker daily at noon NLHE Tournaments – Saturdays at 2pm – Buy-in $25 w/ one $5 add-on

Arena Poker Room at Talking Stick Resort 480-850-7777

Scottsdale, AZ Sat, Sun & Mon, Feb 20, 21 & 22 at 11:15 am – “5th Annual Arena Winter Poker Classic” NLHE - $400 Buy-in on Sat & Sun (finals Mon) Mon – Fri, 11:15 am – NLHE Tournament - $125 buy-in Mon – Thurs, 7:15pm - NLHE, $145 buy-in Fri, 7:15 pm – NLHE Tournament - $200 buy-in Sat, Feb 13, Mar 12 & Apr 9, 11:15 am – “Super Bounty” NLHE - $240 buy-in w/ $100 Bounties Sat, Feb 27 & Mar 26, Apr 30 & May 28, 11:15 am – EOMNLHE - $160 buy-in Sat, Mar 5 & Apr 2, 11:15am – “Big Stack” NLHE – $345 buy-in Sun, Feb 28, 11:15am – Omaha Hi-Lo - $300 buy-in Food Specials; Daily $4 breakfast or Steak & eggs $6.75 (2 am – Noon) $16 Prime Rib Dinner (5-11pm on Mondays)

Also dealing blackjack 24/7

Bluewater Resort & Casino 888-243-3360 Ext#7649

Parker, AZ Poker Room opens at 4pm daily except 2pm on Sun & Wed Tues at 7pm, NLHE Tournament - $35 buy-in, w/ one $20 re-buy, $5 Bounties Thurs at 7pm, NLHE – $40 buy-in, w/ one $20 re-buy, $5 Bounties and High Hand of the Tournament Sun & Wed – Spreading 2-8 Omaha Daily Aces Cracked $40 - max 3 per day Wed, all day – Straight Flush $50 & High hand of day at 8pm pays $50 Fri, all day – 4 of a kind $50,Royal Flush $200 High hand of day at 8pm pays $50 Bad Beat Hold-em Jackpot (aces full of 10s or better, beaten) at press time was over $53,000 & Omaha over $7,800 Dealing blackjack daily at 9am – JUST ADDED! Earn entries daily for the $10,000 Blackjack Tournament on March 20th at Noon – Drawing on March 13 to name qualifiers. Earn entries every day for any blackjack, 6-7-8 or 7-7-7 blackjacks – Plus entries for hours played and other ways too. First place pays $5,000! Players, put your skills to work and get in on the fun!

Bucky’s Casino 928-515-5305

Prescott, AZ Mon – Fri, 10am - NLHE Shootouts $25 entry

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Mon – Thurs, 6pm NLHE $50 buy-in (top 3-5 cash) top 5 earn points for Player of Month (3 places $300, $200 & $100) Sat, Noon – DEEP STACK Tournament - $100 buy-in Last Sunday of the Month, at Noon – Omaha Hi/Lo - $100 added per table $80 buy-in Every Mon & Wed – Spreading Omaha Hi/Lo “Aces Cracked” Wins a Rack! ($100) every day – all day, no limits in any Texas Hold Em game Dealing blackjack 24/7 – Now playing; Texas Shoot Out and High Card Flush w/ bonus jackpot

Casino Arizona 480-850-7777

Scottsdale, AZ Blackjack Tournaments: Tues, noon $1,000 added “Break at Noon” $ 50 buy-in Fri, 2:30am - The “Great Late” Tournament, $25 buy-in (Starting time 1am) Dealing blackjack 24/7

Casino Del Sol 520-838-6565

Tucson, AZ Mon - Fri, 10 am - $800 Guaranteed (with 30 players) NLHE, $ 10 buy-in w/ $5 chip-up, plus 2 - $10 add-ons Sun & Wed, 7pm - $800 guaranteed NLHE, $15 buy-in/Opt $15 add-on Thurs, 7pm - $5,000 deep stack NLHE, $100 buy-in no re-buys Sun 11am - $1,500 Guaranteed NLHE, $45 buy-in – no re-buys Sat, 9am – $200 added Limit Omaha Hi-Lo, $15 buy-in, $5 re-buys + $5 add-on Mon 7pm & Sat noon – $1,000 NLHE - $35 buy-in – no re-buys with opt $5 chip-up New “$30 Splash Pots” Tues & Thurs (up to 3 times per hour) 12:30pm – 4:30pm – see poker room for details “High Hand” Wed, Fri & Sat (12:30p – 11:30p) & Sun (12:30pm – 5pm) every hour & a half win $50 to $200 “Hot Poker Spot” ONLY available at Casino del Sol – a side bet on all Hold-em tables. $1 side bet – Win up to $1,000! Dealing Blackjack 24/7 - New Games featuring; Crazy 4 Poker, Texas Shootout, Casino WAR & Ultimate Texas Hold’Em!

Cliff Castle Casino 928-567-7952

Camp Verde, AZ Mon-Fri, 10am - NLHE Shoot-out, $30 buy-in, w/ no re-buys Wed, 7pm – NLHE Tournament $60 buy-in Thurs, 6:30pm – NLHE Tournament $20 buy-in – Max 2 tables – re-enter first 10 minutes Fri, 7pm - NLHE Shoot-outs, $ 150 added per table of 10 - $25 buy-in – no re-buys (re-enter first 15 min) Sat, Noon – $100 added per table of 10– NLHE $50 buy-in (optional $5 dealer appreciation add-on) All Week – Royal Flush pays $100 “Aces Cracked” 24/7 , Win from $50 to $200 – see poker room for details Also dealing blackjack – 9am – 2am (Mon-Thurs) 9am – 4am

(Fri & Sat)

Cocopah Casino 800-237-5687

Somerton, AZ Dealing blackjack daily at 10am –

Desert Diamond Casino Hotel 520-342-1810

Tucson, AZ Mon & Thurs at 9:30 am, plus Tues & Wed at 7pm $500 added NLHE – $35 buy-in no re-buys Daily – Any Royal Flush $200 Hold Em, $100 Omaha, Straight Flush $100 Hold Em, $50 Omaha Special Poker Room menu at ½ off regular prices Dealing blackjack 24/7 w/ 3 card poker, “progressive 6 card bonus” “Push Bet” and “IN BETWEEN” bet

Desert Diamond I-19 Casino 1-866-332-9467 Sahuarita, AZ Dealing blackjack 24/7

Fort McDowell Casino 480-789-4284

Fountain Hills, AZ Mon-Fri at Noon NLHE - $30 buy-in - $20 add-on - No-rebuys Mon at 7pm, Omaha High/Low - $5 buy in w/ $5 re-buys – plus at the break $5 -$20 add-on Sun, Tues & Thurs, 7pm - NLHE - $5 buy-in Fri, 7pm, NLHE - $60 buy-in w/one $10 dealer add-on for additional $5,000 in chips Sat, Noon & 4pm - NLHE - $5 buy-in Sat, 7pm, NLHE Deep Stack tournament - $50 buy-in w/ opt $30 add-on Sun, Noon & Wed, 7pm – NLHE - $10 buy-in, $5 re-buys & Double $20 add-on at the break Sun, Feb 21 at 10am - Ladies NLHE Poker Tournament - $60 Buy-in + Opt $10 Dealer Appreciation “Aces Cracked” 24/7 Min $100 up to $1,000! See poker room for details

“Easy way Jackpot” Aces full of tens beaten by Quads or better wins Jackpot! “High Hand Spin” – with 4 of a kind or better win up to $599 & each live table is splashed with amount

Dealing blackjack 24/7, w/ Free bet blackjack, split Aces up to 3 times, hit more than once and Double Down after first hit! In addition NEW GAMES HAVE BEEN ADDED! Check them out.

Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino 480-802-5138

Maricopa, AZ Just ADDED – March Madness - Starting March 15th - $25 Splash Pots on ALL Tables for every 25 point interval! Monday Madness NLHE at 7:30pm - $25 buy-in – unlimited $5 re-buys for the first hour


CARD ROOM ACTION Tues, 7:30pm – Limit Omaha Hi/Lo -$25 buy-in – w/ 3 re-buys and 2 add-ons Wed, 7:30pm – $1,000 WSOP Qualifier NLHE, $80 buy-in w/ no re-buys (min 20 playes) Thurs, 5:30pm – NLHE, $20 Buy-in plus three $10 re-buys & two $10 add-ons Sat, 12:30pm – $500 Guaranteed NLHE - $50 buy-in Sun 12:30pm – NLHE - $25 buy-in w/ two $10 add-ons at the break Aces Cracked – 24/7 pays $50 All-Day Everyday – 9am (weekends) 10am weekdays until 5:30pm ‘Splash pots” every ½ hour Daily 5pm – 2am, “Hourly Trips High Hand” $50 per hour Hold-Em & Mixed Also dealing blackjack 24/7 – including “Push the bet”

Hon-Dah Casino 928-369-7555

Pinetop, AZ Open Mon-Fri at 4pm – Sat & Sun at 2pm, “early bird” tournament chips available daily Mon, 6pm –NLHE “Big Stack’ $50 buy-in w/ no re-buys Tues, 6pm - NLHE “Speed Shoot-Out” $15 buy-in (no re-buys) $2 chip-up Wed, 6pm – No-limit Hold Em - $40 buy-in no re-buys Thurs, 6pm – Omaha Hi-Lo - $40 buy-in, no re-buys Fri, 6pm – NLHE – “$25 Bounty” Tournament, $45 buy-in w/$10 re-buys and $10 add-on Sat, 4pm - NLHE, $30 buy-in, $10 re-buys + $10 add-on Sun, 4pm, Crazy Pineapple $30 buy-in, $10 re-buys + $10 add-on Fri & Sat – all day, $100 High Hand (Hold Em)

Lone Butte Casino 800-946-4452

Chandler, AZ Dealing blackjack 24/7 Linked Progressive Jackpots include; Crazy 4 Poker & Ultimate Texas Hold EM grows at all 3 Gila River Casinos! Call for current jackpots. PAI GOW Progressive Jackpot at press time was $243,600 and growing!

Mazatzal Hotel & Casino 800-777-7529

Payson, AZ Live poker Wed –Sun at 10am, High Hands (Wed & Thurs includes “Scoop-a-dupe”(see poker room for details)

Wed at 6pm NLHE Tournament, $50 buy-in no-re buys Sat at 3pm, NLHE Tournament, $25 buy-in – no re-buys Aces cracked “wins a $100 in chips” various times daily – Max 3 per day (see poker room for details) Dealing blackjack 10am to 1am, with $5 games Mon - 6pm, Blackjack Tournament $40 buy-in w/two $25 re-buys Bonus Blackjack get dealt a 6, 7 or 8 card “21” win up to $200

Quechan Casino Resort 1-877-783-2426

Winterhaven, CA Open Wed-Sun at 10am, and Mon, Tues at 4pm Wed & Thurs at 2pm Fri – Sun at 10am - spreading 4/8 Hold Em with a kill, 4/8 Omaha hi-low split with a kill also 3-6 & 4-8 limit Texas Hold-Em, plus 1-3 & 2-5 No Limit Texas Hold Em Sat, 1pm, NLHE Tournaments $40 buy-in Thurs, 7pm NLHE Deep Stack - $80 buy-in Dealing blackjack 24/7 - Special room rates for poker players

Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort 928-856-7244

Flagstaff, AZ Dealing blackjack 24/7

Vee Quiva Hotel & Casino 800-946-4452 Ext#1507

Laveen, AZ Wed, 7:30pm, **NLHE “Humpday”$40 buy-in w/ Opt $10 Staff fee at the break for added chips

Sat, 11:15 am, (weekly except 1st Sat) **NLHE “Big Stack”$40 buy-in w/ Opt $10 Staff fee for extra chips + $20 add-on at break 1st Saturday at 12:15pm – “Super Stack” NLHE ($110 buy-in) Opt $20 Staff fee for extra $5,000 in chips + $20 add-on at

Dealing blackjack 24/7 – Friday Afternoon Blackjack Tournament at 4pm - $30 buy-in Linked Progressive Jackpots for Ultimate Texas Hold EM & Crazy 4 Poker grows daily at all 3 Casinos! PAI GOW Progressive Jackpot at press time was $243,600 and growing!

Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino 800-946-4452 Ext #7375

Chandler, AZ Hockey “Splash pots” - each goal scored (either team) gets 3 tables splashed for $100 each! Mon – Thurs Noon - NLHE, $30 buy-in, plus opt $10 dealer add-on - no re-buys - $150 added per table Tues & Wed, 7:30pm - NLHE Freeze Out - $50 entry fee w/ $10 optional add-on - $1,000 added to prize pool Sun, 3:30pm, NLHE - $30 buy- in, $5 dealer add-on, $20 add-at the break & bonus chips for play before tournament JUST ADDED – “High Hand” 4am-9am wins $100 each hour “Aces Cracked” Win a Rack – 24/7 (except during sports promotions) Plus a $50 Splash Pot on that table the next hand! “Rolling Cash Fever” Drawing every other hour 24/7, $100 min, increases by $100 if not hit – must go at 11pm on Monday Progressive Royals $100 added daily until hit. “Super Jackpot” Quad 10s or better beaten wins jackpot that increases $500 per day – at press time jackpot was over $33,500! Food specials: ½ price poker room menu Dealing blackjack 24/7 - PAI GOW Progressive Jackpot at press time was $243,600 and growing! Linked Progressive Jackpots for Ultimate Texas Hold Em & Crazy 4 Poker grows daily at all 3 Gila River Casinos!

the break

Sun 11:15 am, **NLHE “Sunday Brunch”$30 buy-in w/ Opt $10 Staff fee & $20 add-on at break ALL NEW “Quads or Better” Starts at $50 then increases by $25 per day till hit – “Straight Flush” starts at $100 then up by $50 per day till hit! Royal Flush starts at $200 and up $50 per day till hit! “ACES CRACKED” spins the wheel - win up $300 Early Bird Chips” for live play before each tournament - 1st & 2nd place at final table qualify for the “Tournament of Champions” FREE ROLL each quarter.

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entertainment Apache Gold Casino Resort

(5 miles East of Globe on Hwy 70) 1-800-272-2438 The POINT Sports Bar & Grill: Big screens to watch sports & more! San Carlos Event Center: Mar 12 & 13 – Apache Gold POW WOW - $32,500 prize money awarded

Apache Gold POW WOW

The Point Sports Bar: Live bands on various weekends

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BlueWater Resort and Casino

11300 Resort Dr., Parker 1-888-243-3360 BlueWater Showroom: BlueWater Amphitheater: Feb 27 – Lee Greenwood Mar 12 – Colorado River Blues Festival River’s Edge Cantina: Call for entertainment updates Dig Lounge: DJs/live bands & Sports on the big screens

Casino Arizona

101 at McKellips, Scottsdale 480-850-7734 Showroom: Feb 19 & 20 – The Ultimate Stones (Rolling Stones Tribute) Feb 26 & 27 – Double Vision (Foreigner Tribute Band) Mar 4 & 5 – Urban Skies (Tribute to Keith Urban) Mar 11 & 12 – Iron Maidens (Iron Maiden Tribute Band) Mar 25 &26 – BONFIRE (AC/DC Tribute) Apr 1 & 2 – House of Floyd (Pink Floyd Tribute) Apr 15 & 16 – Led Zepagain (Led Zeppelin Tribute Band) Apr 22 & 23 – wanted (Bon Jovi Tribute) Apr 29 & 30 – Mistress of Reality (Black Sabbath Tribute Band) Arizona Room Patio Grill: Mon – Chad Freeman and Redline (8pm) Tues– Trivia Tuesdays - $1000 up for grabs (register 5:30-6:30 – action starts at 7pm) Wed – Country dance instruction with Laina Lee, (6-8pm) Daisy Train at 8pm Thurs – Latin Fire Dance Night w/ Dance Lessons (6-8pm) Rhythm of the Sun Band at 8pm Fri – Superhero Band at 8pm Sat – Live bands like; Neon, Shining Star or JJ’s Band Sun – Str8Up Saturday April 9, World Welterweight Championship – Pacquiao vs Bradley (Viewing Party) Bingo Hall: Fri & Sat at Midnight, L-8 Nite Bingo! Music, light show & dancing w/ host Corina & DJ Kenji!

Casino Del Sol

5655 W. Valencia Rd. Tucson 520-838-6506 Paradiso Bar: Free entertainment, Live bands weekends & Tribute bands on Thursdays, plus every Sunday 80’s & Gentlemen Band AVA Amphitheater: New schedule coming soon Conference Center: Feb 28 – What’s it worth? 9am – 4pm (Antiques Appraisal Fair) Mar 8 – SAIGON NIGHTS (Asian Lunar New Year Celebration) Mar 11 – Comedian Jim Jefferies Apr 9 – Comedy & Magic of Mac King Paradiso Bar: Free entertainment, with Live bands on weekends and Tribute bands on Thursdays Feb 19 – Billy Templeton & The Legend Feb 20 – Angel De Oro (Latin) Feb 25 – Corrie Sacks (From Las Vegas, (The #1 Reba MC Entire Tribute Artist)

Cliff Castle Casino Hotel

I-17 at exit 289 in Camp Verde 1-800-381-SLOT Stargazer Pavilion: Call for new schedule Dragonfly Lounge; live music on weekends Now thru Mar 31(Thursday Night Band Showcase at 7pm) Feb 19 & 20 – Signo 12 (Latin) Feb 25 – Costaki Economopoulos (Comedy) Feb 26 & 27 – Apache Spirit

Cocopah Casino Resort

15318 S Avenue B, Somerton, AZ (Yuma area) (928) 726-8066 Sunset Lounge: Thurs at 9pm – Whitehorse band Fri & Sat – Karoake (You’re the Star!) River Room: The best Live local bands in Arizona


entertainment Desert Diamond Casino Hotel

7350 South Nogales Hwy, Tucson 1-866-332-9467 Monsoon Night Club: Live bands or DJ on weekends Fridays – “Old School Mix” w/ DJ Blade Saturdays – “Noches Caliente” Featuring; Los Gallegos, Los Centenarios or Angel Norteno

Desert Diamond Casino I -19

1100 West Pima Mine Road, Sahuarita 1-866-332-9467

Harrah’s Ak-Chin Resort & Casino

15406 Maricopa Rd., Maricopa 480-802-5000 ULTRASTAR Amphitheater – (next door to Harrah’s Ak-Chin) Feb 20 – SALT N PEPA w/ Spinderella Mar 26 – Frankie Ballard THE LOUNGE: Weekends in The Lounge starting at 8pm (no cover) Mar 4 – Terri Clark Fri & Sat: (8pm to 1am) – featuring Bands; ZFG, Basketball Jones, Smooth Groove or The Walkens Wed (noon -4pm) featuring; Guy Pennachio, Joe Costello Trio, Bandstand Shows, Silhouette, or the Buddy Holly Tribute Mon - Thurs (Happy Hour, 5-8pm) w/bands; Harry Luge, Chuck Baby Duo, Flavour, Karen & Marcus, Walkens Trio, Stanley Serano Duo, Van & Melanie, John Eric, 2 Shades of Blue, Freddie Duran Duo or Unique For updates, go to harrahsakchin.com

Lone Butte Casino

202 loop at the Kyrene exit – Chandler, 1-800-WIN-GILA

Hon-Dah Resort and Casino

Tracy Lawrence Diamond Center: Feb 27 – Tracy Lawrence Mar 5 – Cage Rage at the Diamond (MMA featuring Eddie Arizmendi) Mar 19 - Mariesela Sports Bar: Mon – Fri 5pm -2am, Sat/Sun 10am-2am w/ Sports on big screens, Karaoke (Wed), DJ nightly or live bands (weekends)

Highways 260 and 73, Pinetop 1-800-WAY-UP-HIGH Conference Center: Mar 25 – ABBA FAB (Tribute to ABBA) Timbers Lounge: Free entertainment, Monday is Comedy Night, Tues-Sat, Live bands Feb 16 thru 20 – In A Fect (R & B) Mar 1 thru 5 – Groove City Band Mar 8 thru 12 – Rockhall Doctors (Classic Rock) Apr 5 thru 9 – Barrio Latino

Fort McDowell Casino

N of Shea off Hwy 87, Fountain Hills 1-800-THE-FORT Lucky 7 Saloon: weekends with bands; Smokestack Lighting, Route 66, along with Rick Lenzi as ELVIS featuring Roustabout, Mar 5 – UFC 196 on PPV (Dos Anjos VS McGregor Bingo Hall: 1st Saturday of each month – Late Night Lunar Bingo w/ music & giveaways For updates – go to fortmcdowellcasino.com

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Lone Butte Event Center: Feb 28 – ABBA FAB (Tribute to ABBA) Mar 5 – Comedy w/ Barry Neal & Debbie Praver Mar 10 – The Leon Olson Show Cascades Lounge: Mon, Tues & Fri (4-8pm) Featuring; Marty & the Party, Thaddeus Rose and others Fri & Sat (9:30pm- 1:30am) featuring; JJ Band, Soundwave, Str8Up, Powerdrive, Rhythm Edition New Frequency Band and others Cities Bar & Grille: Sunday: (10am-4pm) live Jazz during Brunch Buffet Bingo Hall: 11pm Fri & Sat - B.A.D BINGO w/ DJ “Rockin’ Rob” music, light show, bingo & giveaways

Mazatzal Hotel & Casino

April 12 thru 16 – Doo-Wah Riders Apr 19 thru 23 – Justin Wright & High Octane

1/2-mile S. of Payson on Hwy 87 1-800-777-PLAY www.777play.com Event Center: Feb 15 – HUNKS – The Show (Male Revue) Ladies Night Out! May 21 NEON CIRCUS (Brooks & Dunn Tribute Apache Spirits Lounge: Entertainment nightly Thurs – Sat (live bands, Deejays and Sporting Events)


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450 Quechan Drive, Yuma 1-888-777- 4946 Sharky’s Bar & Bites: DJ or bands on weekends

Quechan Casino Resort

525 Algodones Rd, Winterhaven CA (Yuma area) 1-877-783-2426 Sidewinders bar: Free weekend entertainment w/ bands or deejays

Talking Stick Resort

Loop 101 and Indian Bend Road - Scottsdale 480-850-7734 Showroom: Feb 20 – The TUBES Feb 27 – The Mavericks Mar 12 – BoDeans Mar 16 thru Mar 20 – Legends in Concert! 2 shows, 5 & 8pm (except Wed 8pm, 1 show & Sun I show at 5pm) Mar 25 – Tesla Mar 26 – An Evening with David Crosby April 2 – Steve Hackett April 9 – Kathleen Madigan April 22 – HOLY HOLY – Performing David Bowie’s Greatest Hits April 23 – Graham Nash April 30 – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band May 5 thru 7 – Thunder from Down Under (Male Revue) May 14 – Tracy Morgan May 15 – Aaron Lewis

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

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Grand Ballroom: Mar 5 – Joe Satriani – Palo Verde Lounge: Live bands nightly Shadows Lounge: Bands, singles & duos featuring jazz, classic sounds of Frank Sinatra and others Degree 270 Lounge: Fri & Sat, w/ the region’s best DJ’s Orange Sky Restaurant & Lounge: Live jazz

Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort

22181 Resort Blvd (I-40 @ exit 219) Flagstaff (928) 856-7200 Free Live Entertainment on weekends w/ bands; Risque Band, Tyler Stevens, Kung Fu Grip and others

Vee Quiva Hotel & Casino

The West Valley Casino 51st Ave, 4 miles S. of Baseline – Laveen 1-800-WIN-GILA Event Center: Feb 27 – Diamond in the Rough (Neil Diamond Tribute March 12 – Latin Royale (Tribute to Santana, Selena & Ricky Mar 26 – Motown Magic (Tribute to the music of Motown) V Q LIVE: (Mon – Sat, 4pm-7pm & 9pm-1am, Featuring; Andrea & Gemini, Powerdrive, Str8up, Latino Rebel Band, Chaka & Friends, Rhythm of the Sun Band, Chuck E Baby, Marty & the Party , Soul Persuasion and others

Larry Gatlin & Gatlin Bros

Bingo Park: Every Saturday at 11pm – BINGO ECLIPSE – Bingo, DJ music, light show & giveaways

Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino

I-10 at Wild Horse Pass exit - Chandler 1-800-WIN-GILA Ovations LIVE! Showroom: Feb 20 – Oak Ridge Boys Feb 28 - Corrie Sacks From Las Vegas, (The #1 Reba MC Entire Tribute Artist) Mar 4 – Gordon Lightfoot (50 Year Carefree Hwy Tour) Mar 5 – Pesado Mar 6 – Nashville Gold Mar 11 – Larry Gatlin & Gatlin Bros Mar 12 – 38 Special Mar 20 – Magic of Manilow Mar 25 – Jim Jefferies Mar 26 – Richard Marx Apr 1 – Belinda Carlisle Apr 8 – Sinbad Apr 9 – Air Supply Apr 29 – Clint Black May 13 – Night Ranger The Lounge: Mid-day (Mon10am-3pm) w/ Jukebox 6 or Route 66 w/ DJ Danny Davis Late night (Wed – Sun) featuring; Priminition, Shining Star, Smooth Groove, Soundwave, Priminition and others CHROME NIGHT CLUB: Fridays & Saturdays – Arizona’s Newest Hot Spot featuring DJ Medik


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gaming news 10th Annual Symposium on Problem Gambling and Recovery On Monday, March 7th the Arizona Office of Problem Gambling (OPG) will be hosting its 10th Annual Symposium titled “Embracing Possibilities within the Addiction Realm” This one-day event offers a great educational and networking opportunity to attendees. Every year about 100 people attend this event, including treatment providers from across the state alongside problem gamblers at various stages of recovery, members of the gaming industry, and other members of the behavioral health community. “We are excited to have two internationally recognized speakers who will bring coast to coast insights on recovery and emerging treatments. Our attendees will walk away with in-depth knowledge of how families are impacted by gambling addictions and co-occurring disorders,” said Larissa Pixler, Program Director of the Office of Problem Gambling. Dr. Claudia Black and Mr. Frank Kros are celebrated authors who work closely with families dealing with the effects of addiction. Combined they offer more than 50-years of experience in treatment and recovery focused especially on the effects addiction has on children and young adults.

Speakers at last year’s symposium included Dr. Laurie Rugel and Christopher W Anderson

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Some of the participants at last year’s symposium The symposium will run from 8am – 4pm at the Black Canyon Conference Center in north Phoenix* The cost to attend the event is $90 in advance and $110 at the door; this includes breakfast and lunch as well as light snacks throughout the day. Treatment providers can receive continuing education credit for attendance. Registration is still open for the symposium and those interested in attending can learn more by visiting www.azgamblingsymposium.com *The Black Canyon Conference Center is located at 9440 N. 25th Ave. in Phoenix. The office of Problem is located at 1110 West Washington St. Suite 450 in Phoenix, AZ 85007 Need help now? Go to www.problemgambling.az.gov or call 1-800-nextstep (639-8737)


travel TRAVEL – Back in Time to the 16th Century! Looking for an uplifting good time? It’s easy! Take a trip Back in Time to the wildly popular and entertaining Arizona Renaissance Festival. Today’s audience want to be more then spectators. They want to interact and be surrounded by entertainment as they seek to escape the everyday world. This Festival transports visitors to an European style fair filled with an agreeable rabble of knights, rogues, royalty and craftsmen, all roaming throughout a 30-acre village filled with delectable sights and sounds tantalizing the senses. Explore 200 charming craft shops, 13 stages of non-stop entertainment, an arena for full-contact armored jousting, a living fountain, kitchens, pubs, and people powered games and rides. All the Festival is a stage with a cast featuring more than 2,000 brightly costumed actors, dancers, mermaids, acrobats and musicians. These are the amazing people who populate this bustling event to ensure a good time for the 265,000 visitors who mingle into the endlessly wacky and unpredictable merriment and mayhem. At the Renaissance Festival, the audience is a special guest in another place and time. The Renaissance Festival experience is meeting and interacting with a variety of colorful characters, shopping for unique arts and crafts, and taking in a selection of over 150 shows every event day. Some new shows this year include “Sea Fairies” The Living Mermaids, Captain Francis Drake, The Angels (Heroines in Disguise) and others , plus all your favorites like; The Ded Bob Show, Don Juan & Miguel, The Tortuga Twins and dozens more! There is a great variety of food for feasting, and a bevy of beverages including Medieval Margaritas, Da Vinci Coladas, Dukes of Daiquiri, wine, honey mead, beers and ales, along with soft drinks and lemonade.

A popular attraction at the Festival are the live Jousting Tournaments held three times daily in the 5,000 seat arena, complete with knights on charging horses, clanging weapons and a great deal of braggadocio. The 16th century Festival is home to many popular traditions including chomping down on a giant roasted turkey leg, adding to your collection of drinking vessels or hair adornments as well as battling wits with the village idiot where he will insult you as you walk by…now, you can pelt him with tomatoes for a small fee, BUT don’t miss or you will be ridiculed in front of friends and strangers. It’s good clean, or rather messy fun! Create YOUR own tradition at this annual event. The Faire features demonstrations of time honored crafts such as weaving, jewelry making, glass blowing, blacksmithing and pottery throwing. Shopping is fun and if you are looking for a unique gift; you shall surely find it at this bustling marketplace. A most special event within this giant event is The Pleasure Feast. This is a one and a half hour, five courses Medieval Feast with live music and comedy entertainment, all you can eat and drink, plus festival souvenir. With limited seating twice daily, advance feast reservations are recommended. Don’t miss this time travel experience—see thee at the Faire. Huzzah! The 28th Annual Arizona Renaissance Festival is just east of Apache Junction on US Highway 60. The faire begins at 10 am every Sat & Sun thru March 27.

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DAVID AT THE SNACK BAR Deadpool Former Special Forces op turned mercenary, Wade Wilson, is diagnosed with terminal cancer and agrees to under a rogue treatment to beat it. He is cured but turned into a disfigured mutant with incredible healing powers. by He designs a special suit and adopts David Ramsey the name Deadpool , but he is still the wisecracking, foul-mouthed ‘merc with a mouth’. This is the first R-Rated Marvel film and it earns that rating. It is true to the comic, very funny from the opening credits to the very end and part of the ‘X-Men’ universe. Ryan Reynolds has been trying to get this movie made for years. I am glad he finally got it done. Everything about Deadpool is perfect.

David’s Video Details

Spotlight

When a new editor arrives at the Boston Globe he asks its investigative division, known as “Spotlight”, to look into the possible connection between two stories about priests molesting children. The investigation uncovers a large worldwide conspiracy and rocks the foundation of one of the most powerful institutions in the world as well as the very foundation of the city. The cast is outstanding as is the storytelling. Based on the true story “Spotlight” is a compelling story as well as a cautionary tale.

Black Mass

Hail, Caesar! Eddie Mannix runs a Hollywood studio in the 50s and its typical day. The biggest part of this job is keeping the stars in line and keep the cameras rolling. Today he has to keep a starlet from shooting racy pictures, convince a cowboy star he can act in a drawing room drama, keep the unwed pregnancy of a ‘virginal ‘ starlet from being a scandal and the studio’s biggest star is kidnapped - all while keeping a secret of his own. If they had stayed with Mannix it might have worked but the story has too many side plots that don’t go anywhere. Despite its all-star cast Hail, Caesar! is one of the rare times the Coen Brothers have missed the mark.

This is the true story of Boston mobster “Whitey” Bulger and his childhood friend, who grew up to be an FBI agent. Bulger is the most violent criminal in South Boston when he is offered a deal by his friend. If he gives them information on the mob from the Northside moving in on him the FBI will get rid of them and he’ll get the protection of the FBI. It works well for Whitey as he expands his criminal empire but when the new federal prosecutor starts asking questions things start to fall apart. A great cast brings the story to life in a riving manner.

Spectre

Bond is back and while on a secret mission for the late “M” he discovers the organization that has been behind all his troubles tying all four Daniel Craig Bond movies together in one nice package. Unfortunately, while it’s a pretty package it is long and slow with more than a few plot holes. While better than “Skyfall” it is nowhere near as good as “Casino Royale.” I hope “Spectre” is not Craig’s last appearance as Bond.” David Ramsey is the President and co-founder of the Phoenix Film Critics Society and a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (The Critics Choice Awards). Watch his reviews on the CBS 5 Morning News every Friday between 5:30 and 6:30am and on ABC-15’s “Sonoran Living Live” every other Friday. Read more of his DVD reviews at WildAboutMovies.com. Contact him at David@TheSnackBar.net.

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Bingo Games Statewide Apache Gold Casino - Globe

Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino - Maricopa

Noon (Wed, Thu & Sun) 7pm (Fri & Sat & 1st Mon)

& 6:30pm (Wed - Sun)

BlueWater Casino - Parker

Lone Butte Casino - Chandler

6:30pm (Mon-Wed) & 1:30pm (Sun)

Casino Arizona - Scottsdale

Paper & Electronic buy-ins; Matinee session daily at 1pm (Early birds at 12:30pm) Nightly session at 7pm (Early birds at 6:30) Late Night Bingo - Fri & Sat at Midnight (With music, light show & dancing!)

Casino Del Sol - Tucson

2:15 & 7:15pm (Daily) (Daily mini Sessions at noon & 1:30pm)

Cocopah Casino - Somerton (Yuma area) 1pm & 6pm (Daily)

Desert Diamond Casino - Tucson 2pm & 7pm (Daily)

Fort McDowell Casino - Fountain Hills

11:30am, 2:30pm, 3:30pm

Noon & 6:30pm (Daily) 11:30pm - B.A.D. “Bingo After Dark” Party (Fri & Sat)

Mazatzal Casino - Payson

Noon (Mon-Thurs) 6:30pm (Tues & Thurs) (Double Payouts 1st Thurs & 3rd Tues)

Paradise Casino - Yuma 1:30 & 6pm (Daily)

Vee Quiva Casino - Laveen

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Joke page, ASTROLOGY, Casino directory Was this a confession?

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Penance or not

A pious young woman went to Confession. Upon entering the confessional, she said, “Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned.” The priest said, “Confess your sins and be forgiven.” The woman said, “Last night my boyfriend made mad passionate love to me seven times.” The priest thought long and hard and then said “Squeeze two lemons into a glass and drink the juice.” The young woman asked, “Will this cleanse me of my sins?” “No” replied the priest,” but it will wipe that smile off of your face.”

An old man walks into a confessional and says “Hello Father, I am 75 years old, have a wonderful wife of 50 years, with many children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren “Yes”, said the priest, “What’s the problem?” The old man took a deep breath and said “yesterday, I picked up two college girls, hitchhiking - We went to their apartment where I had sex with both of them” The Priest remarked “Are you sorry for your sins?” The old man shook his head and replied “What sins?” Priest: ‘What kind of a Catholic are you?’ Old man replied “I’m Jewish” The bewildered Priest remarked “Why are you telling me all this?” Old man smiled and said “I’m 78 years old .... I’m telling everybody.”

Feb 10–16 Casino slot you like hits Feb 17–16 Get ready for fun trip Feb 24–28 You make correct choice Mar 1–7 Play your favorite numbers

Taurus April 21 to May 21

Feb 10–16 Fun memories this week Feb 17–16 More fun than expected Feb 24–28 Good things happen Mar 1–7 Play smart on the tables

Leo July 23 to Aug 23

Scorpio Oct 24 to Nov 22

Pisces Feb 20 to Mar 20

Aquarius Jan 21 to Feb 19

Feb 10–16 Luck is holding up Feb 17–16 Go with gut feelings Feb 24–28 Best is yet to come Mar 1–7 Stick with your decision

Feb 10–16 Old friend returns Feb 17–16 Plan needed trip now Feb 24–28 Unexpected pleasure Mar 1–7 Trust yourself – it will work

Feb 10–16 Time to play your hand Feb 17–16 Your idea is sound Feb 24–28 Careful, use good judgement Mar 1–7 Terrific time with new friend

Gemini May 22 to June 21

Feb 10–16 Take that earned trip Feb 17–16 Amazing flop for a win Feb 24–28 Careful – use your head Mar 1–7 Friend wins and so do you

Virgo Aug 24 to Sept 23

Sagittarius Nov 23 to Dec 21

Cancer June 22 to July 22

Capricorn Dec 22 to Jan 20

Aries Mar 21 to April 20

Feb 10–16 Believe – it will happen Feb 17–16 Old friend returns Feb 24–28 Nice streak of luck Mar 1–7 Lucky place due to hit

Feb 10–16 Working hard pays off Feb 17–16 Big excitement ahead Feb 24–28 Nice win near home Mar 1–7 Great time with new friend

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Feb 10–16 Persistence Pays off Feb 17–16 Go with family plans Feb 24–28 Get set for an adventure Mar 1–7 Very lucky week

Libra Sept 24 to Oct 23

Feb 10–16 Fun is just beginning Feb 17–16 This time you get it right Feb 24–28 Lucky is your new name Mar 1–7 They will be stunned

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Feb 10–16 Help comes in strange way Feb 17–16 Late night excitement Feb 24–28 Right place – right time Mar 1–7 A well deserved rest Feb 10–16 Plan needed trip Feb 17–16 Great opportunity soon Feb 24–28 Take friends advice Mar 1–7 Now, you get it right

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