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NOVEMBER

Contents IN EVERY ISSUE 04 EDITOR’S NOTE 06 PLAYERS TALK 08 NEW SLOTS

14 TABLE GAMES 18 ELECTRONIC GAMES 20 FEATURE STORY 24 LAUGHLIN, NEVADA 26 GAMING NEWS 32 CASINO ENTERTAINMENT 34 SAMI’S SMACKDOWN 36 FUN & GAMES 38 CASINO DIRECTORY

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HON-DAH RESORT CASINO IN PINETOP TELLS GUESTS “WELCOME TO MY HOME”

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This new slot by IGT will have you saying “OMG!” Play it now at Fort McDowell Casino.

Try your luck with Omaha, a game that is similar to Texas Hold ‘Em and just as much fun.

Golden Nugget Laughlin is giving away over $50,000 in November with slot tournaments and more.

AMERICAN GODS NOW AT FORT MCDOWELL CASINO

HOW TO PLAY OMAHA POKER

WIN BIG AT THE GOLDEN NUGGET LAUGHLIN

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EDITOR’S NOTE

HON-DAH CASINO

Your Authority On Everything Gaming

Great Location, Great Slots, Great Fun

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on-Dah Resort Casino and Conference Center is one of Arizona’s best-kept secrets. Located near picturesque Show-Low and Pinetop in the heart of the White Mountains, guests have easy access to 24 hour gaming action, outdoor activities, and a first class resort. And that’s just the beginning! Hon-Dah offers over 800 slots plus Blackjack and live Poker. Visitors will enjoy nightly entertainment, a choice of dining options, a full service resort with a heated pool, access to many outdoor activities like hiking, hunting, fishing and skiing. Make sure to read all about Hon-Dah Resort Casino and Conference Center in this month's feature story. We love traveling to Hon-Dah to play and stay and we hope you do too! We’ve got a great issue for you packed full of gaming news stories to keep you updated, information on how to play both electronic table games and live poker card games, new slot installs, as well as hints and tips to make your casino experience a winning one! We hope you enjoy this issue of the Arizona Gaming Guide magazine. Please visit us on social media, become a part of our online community and share your thoughts and experiences with others who also love the same casino games you do. You can sign up for our e-newsletter and find current and back issues of the Arizona Gaming Guide on our website at AZGamingGuide.com. Let me know what you think of this issue and have fun! Thank You!

Alexandra

Alexandra Lang Editor-in-Chief editor@azgamingguide.com

VOLUME 11 • ISSUE 11 MANAGING DIRECTOR & VIDEO POKER GURU Elizabeth Torma liz@azgamingguide.com PUBLISHER & SLOT GURU Chris Höft chris@azgamingguide.com EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Alexandra Lang editor@azgamingguide.com ART DIRECTOR Melanie Mueller CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Al Moe Matt Probst Mark Novak TJ Jorgensen Megan Conner Lana Hartmann Samantha Becker Daniel Cruikshank ADVERTISING SALES Elizabeth Torma liz@azgamingguide.com Nina Consiglio nina@azgamingguide.com MAILING INFORMATION Arizona Gaming Guide P.O. Box 20636 Mesa, Arizona 85277 INTERNET INFORMATION AZGamingGuide.com Facebook.com/ArizonaGamingGuide Copyright © 2019 The Arizona Gaming Guide. All rights reserved. The Arizona Gaming Guide (AGG) presents casino industry and gaming related facts and editorial opinions. AGG accepts no responsibility and no liability for any actions of readers based on articles and/or advertisements presented within. AGG is not liable for claims made in articles and/or advertisements. All pictures, images, logos, trademarks and trade names, etc. are the sole property of their respective owners. Intended for single use only. Reproduction in part or in whole in any form without consent is not permitted. Sale and/or distribution in any form without consent is not permitted. Check all details with the respective casino’s Players Club. Our full legal disclaimer can be found at AZGamingGuide.com/index_files/legal_disclaimer.html. You must be 21 or older to gamble. Please play responsibly. Help is available at 1.800.NEXT.STEP or problemgambling.az.gov. Arizona’s State Gaming Regulatory Agency: Arizona Department of Gaming 1110 W. Washington Street, Suite 450, Phoenix, 85007 1.602.771.4263 or azgaming.gov Tribal Gaming Funded Problem Gambling Resource: Division of Problem Gambling 1.800.NEXT.STEP or 1.800.639.8783 1110 W. Washington Street, Suite 450, Phoenix, 85007 1.602.542.8998 or problemgambling.az.gov

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PLAYERS TALK Q: Dear Ms. Lang, Editor-In-Chief. I just love your Arizona Gaming Guide and try every month to pick one up at the Desert Diamond Casino [in Tucson]. Unfortunately, I could not get the September issue. I was following the articles on craps basics by Daniel Cruikshank. Is there any way you could send me the page for part two? I would really appreciate it. I am elderly and just couldn’t get to the casino last month. Thank you very much and keep up the good work. I know many of us enjoy it and learn a lot of information on gambling. Nancy Hymer – Tucson, AZ A: Dear Nancy, Thank you very much for your kind words. We appreciate all our fans and love to hear how important our magazine is to all of you. We will mail you copies of the September, October, and November issues so you can keep up with the articles on electronic table games. Enjoy and good luck! Readers can always get back issues of the Arizona Gaming Guide on our website at AZGamingGuide.com. If you choose to visit our site, make sure to sign up for our electronic newsletter. Every month, we’ll email the digital issue to you at the beginning of the month. For those readers who are table game enthusiasts beyond blackjack, house banked poker, and traditional poker games, be aware the agreements between the Tribes and the State of Arizona do not allow for live craps, roulette, baccarat, sic-bo, etc. So, in Arizona, you’ll only find electronic versions of those games. While the agreements between the Tribes and the State are frequently amended, most likely some approval would be required on the part of the state legislature in order to incorporate all the different table games as live games. In addition, there is no legal framework for sports betting within the boundaries of Arizona at this time. Again, this area of gaming will have to be approved, in some way, by the legislature and agreed upon by all the Tribes and the State. Please remember the Tribal casinos are the only places where wagering, aside from bingo and charitable gambling, can take place. Beware of any establishment offering slot machines, poker, and other card games. Those businesses are most likely operating illegally. If you believe a business in your area is operating as an illegal gaming establishment you can contact your local law enforcement agency or the Arizona Department of Gaming at 1.602.771.4263. Their main office is located at 1110 West Washington Street Suite 450 in downtown Phoenix. $

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NEW SLOTS

American Gods Now At Fort McDowell Casino

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he new slot from IGT, American Gods 4D Video Slots, will have you saying OMG! This low-denomination game includes three interactive bonuses with TRUE 4D technology for an immersive player experience.

The bonus selection is triggered when three buffalo symbols appear on reels two, three, and four. Players can choose from three interactive bonus games or four free games that feature characters from the show such as Easter, Tech Boy, and Mad Sweeny. In the Bunny Bonus, players can use mid-air hand gestures to direct the rabbit in the correct direction to collect eggs that later reveal credit values. During the base game, four different mystery features are randomly awarded featuring iconic characters such as Bilquis, Czernbog, Zorya, and Mr. World. The top jackpot is awarded when three American Gods symbols land on reels two, three, and four. This five reel, 50 pay line game features a 75 credit minimum bet and is housed on the CrystalCurve TRUE 4D gaming machine. Play this game right now at Fort McDowell Casino! For more information about Fort McDowell Casino, visit FortMcDowellCasino.com. $

Leprechaun’s Gold Rainbow Bay Now At Desert Diamond Casino In Sahuarita

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uck is on your side at Desert Diamond Casino Tucson. Leprechaun’s Gold – Rainbow Bay by Scientific Games is making its first appearance in Southern Arizona. Follow the rainbow to find a lucky Leprechaun vacationing in a tropical paradise and spin for his pots of gold playing Leprechaun’s Gold! Leprechaun’s Gold is a 5 reel, 30 line game boasting four levels of near-area progressive jackpots and is available in two entertaining themes, Leprechaun’s Gold – Rainbow Bay and Leprechaun’s Gold – Rainbow Oasis! During the base game, extra lucky Pot of Gold Wild symbols may be added to the reels, from 3 to 10 positions may be covered, for a greater chance of winning riches! There is also an enthralling Bonus Wheel triggered by three or more scattered Bonus symbols. One spin of the Bonus Wheel is awarded where players can win credit prizes, Free Games, a mystery prize, or one of four lucky progressive jackpots. If players are awarded the Free Games Bonus, up to 75 free games can be won and the Extra Pots of Gold Wilds Feature can randomly occur bestowing even more golden rewards! You can find your Leprechaun at Desert Diamond Casino Tucson! For more information on the latest slots, visit DDCAZ.com, call 1.866.DDC.WINS (1.866.332.9461), or follow on Facebook (@ddcaz), Twitter (@DiamondCasinos), and Instagram (@DiamondCasinos). For more information on Scientific Games, visit SGGaming.com $

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NEW SLOTS

Coming Soon

Zoltar By EVERI

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he all-knowing, all-seeing great gypsy king Zoltar will bring you much happiness in this latest premium linked theme from Everi on the popular Player Classic cabinet.

The Zoltar games are available in two versions, Zoltar 5X Pay and Zoltar Triple Jackpot. Both games feature a free spin bonus where Zoltar predicts a multiplier between 2X – 10X with each free spin on the next reel stop. With thrilling bonus features and heart-pounding multipliers, you will continue to return to Zoltar for his wisdom, which might just help improve your fortunes. For more information about these games visit EVERI.com. $

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Coming Soon

NEW SLOTS

Hot Hit Rainbow Riches By IGT

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xperience the excitement of a progressive on the casino floor with IGT’s Hot Hit Rainbow Riches Diamonds Free Games!

The title offers a nine-level standalone progressive which is triggered with seven or more scattered Hot Hit symbols. During the base game, symbols change color on every spin. Each color awards different payouts with red being the highest, followed by blue, green, purple, and yellow. The free games bonus is triggered when bonus symbols appear on reels one, three, and five, awarding ten initial free games with possible retriggers. During the bonus, solidcolored symbols turn into rainbow symbols and equal the value of all five colors combined. This five reel, 30 pay line game is offered on the S3000 gaming machine and features a 150 credit cost-to-cover. For more information, visit IGT.com. $

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TABLE GAMES By Al Moe

HOW TO PLAY OMAHA—PART II Just Like Texas Hold ‘Em But With Four Cards To Start!

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he best part of Omaha - a game just like Texas Hold ‘Em but with four cards to start - is that every hand seems exciting. Unfortunately, that’s also the worst part of Omaha. You must have the discipline to throw many hands away. Sure, 7-7-6-5 double suited looks good, but your only real money hand is a full house with a board that includes a 7 and a pair of lower cards. And, quads happen much more often in Omaha than Texas Hold ‘Em. So, you need to choose hands carefully and you need to throw away many starting hands after seeing the flop. This will minimize your losses and keep you from chasing hands that even if you make them (like a flush with 7-6 high from above or a straight of the same cards) are unlikely to win. Go ahead and spend a half-blind on that 7-7-6-5 if you want, but don’t be surprised if you flop a set of sevens, turn a straight, and then river the third-best flush. That’s Omaha in a nutshell. Keep in mind that starting hands that are all one suit aren’t going to help you. Neither are the hands that contain three (or four) of one card value. Even if you start with J-J-J-8, what could you flop? The one remaining jack I guess, but on the rare times it happens, it usually won’t hold up as the winning hand. Starting Hands That Work in Omaha If you start with Ace-Ace King-King, you’ve got a good hand in Omaha, but not great. Sure, you can make the nut full house two ways, but if the hand isn’t double suited (the ace-king of spades and say the ace-king of hearts), you don’t even have a top-30 hand. Your best-starting hands in Omaha are always double suited and contain at a pair of aces or faces. That means Ace-Ace KingKing is number one, but number two happens to be Ace-Ace Jack-Ten. The advantage of making the top full house, nut flush, or straight is the best quality for a starting hand. The next best-starting hands are any pair of aces with another pair, working their way down from queens to deuces. Then comes King-King with pocket queens, jacks or tens, and then queen, jack and ten combos. After that group comes Queen-Queen hands with pairs of jacks, tens, nines, and combos that make high flushes and straights

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(ace, king, jack, ten, nines), and finally Jack-Jack Ten-Ten and Jack-Jack Ten-Nine. That’s the top three-dozen starting hands. Is that all you’ll be playing? No, but sticking with hands that contain aces and faces, suited cards, and connected face cards that you can make a straight with will keep you busy enough that you won’t get bored – or broke. You will go broke if you don’t recognize when you are in bad shape or even drawing dead on the flop or turn. Play good cards, and your decisions will be easy. When you don’t flop a hand that is or might become the nuts, you aren’t likely to make any money. Finally, if there is a possible straight, flush, or just a single pair for a full house and you run into any aggression, well, you should assume you are up against the hand represented. Next Month – Omaha Hi-Low Split. $

Writer Al Moe has worked in the casino industry for many years. He has lived and worked in Las Vegas, Reno, and Lake Tahoe. He also attended the University of Nevada, Reno. He is an avid writer and blogger. His book, “Vegas and the Mob," is available online at Amazon.com. He is also the proud father of four beautiful girls.


TABLE GAMES By TJ Jorgensen

INTIMIDATION & BLACKJACK Don’t Let This Natural Response Kill Your Game

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he seat to the right of the dealer is called third base. Many players won't sit there because they believe that player controls the flow of the cards, and a bad play by this player can ruin the game for everyone. While you will remember a bad play that caused you to lose a hand, in the long run it has no effect on your outcome. Stupid players help you just as much as they hurt you, the problem is you only remember the ones that caused you to lose. The intimidation of this seat will cause many players not to sit there or will cause them to play hands incorrectly as to not mess up the cards. If you were sitting at third base and you had the hand of 12 versus the dealer up card of 2, how many of you would hit it even though it is the correct basic strategy play? If you deviate from basic strategy so you don't get rude comments from the other players, you will cost yourself money. You have to eliminate intimidation from your game. It’s tough enough to make money playing Blackjack so you have to play the hands correctly. I personally like to sit at third base, and since I am a card counter my strategy is different than basic strategy. For example, when my count is negative I hit 12 versus a dealer up card of 4. It drives the other players crazy and I am often told that I need to learn how to play the game by other players! But these are the same players that can't understand how I ended up winning while they lost at the end of the day. In fact, I like it when other players get mad and leave the table! I prefer one-on-one with the dealer because I can get 200 hands in an hour as opposed to only 60 with a full table. Since I have a long term advantage over the casino it helps me get to the long run expected outcome quicker. Have you ever run across the self proclaimed Blackjack expert at your table? The one who always tells you how you should have played your hand after it’s over! I don't talk much when I'm playing, but not too long ago I doubled Ace-8 versus a dealer up card of a 6 and caught a 10, then the dealer caught a 5 to make 21 and beat everyone. When “Mr. Blackjack Expert” asked why I did that I simply replied, “if you don't know, this game is going to cost you a lot of money.” That shut him up because he knew that I knew!

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So if the correct play is to hit our 12 against the dealer’s 3, or hit your Ace-7 versus the dealer’s 9, do it. Don't let any player or seat intimidate you. I have a brand new book out called How To Become A Blackjack Jedi. It teaches you everything you need to know and some things that you haven’t even thought of before. Order it on my website at freewebs.com/tjsblackjackcorner/mybook.htm $

Writer TJ Jorgensen has been a professional Blackjack player for over 20 years. He is well known for his tournament play and has beaten some of the top tournament players in the world. He has also won the World Series Of Blackjack. His book, “Beating The Casino At Their Own Game” is available by email at: TJ21PRO@GMail.com.


TABLE GAMES By Daniel Cruikshank

ROULETTE BASICS—PART I Let’s Spin That Wheel!

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his is probably the easiest, and most fun, electronic table game to play. There is more to it, though, then just betting your favorite number and hoping to win big. It helps to have a strategy. In this article, I will discuss the various bets that can be made and provide you with a strategy. Below is a reasonable facsimile of a Roulette betting layout:

The other outside bets consist of twelve numbers referred to as Dozens. They pay 2-1. These bets are described below: • 1st 12 - the first twelve numbers (1-12) • 2nd 12 - the middle numbers (13-24) • 3rd 12 - the last twelve numbers (25-36) • TOP - The twelve numbers in the top row • MIDDLE - The twelve numbers in the middle row • BOTTOM - The twelve numbers in the bottom row You may have noticed that none of the above bets contain the 0 or 00. Again, this provides the house with an edge by not paying the true odds.

In American style Roulette there are the standard 36 numbers consisting of 18 Red and 18 Black. These numbers are laid out consecutively in a grid, starting with 1 in the lower left corner, and ending with 36 in the upper right corner. In addition, there are two Green numbers, 0 and 00, referred to as Zero and Double-Zero. The game consists of a slotted wheel and a ball track. As the wheel spins clockwise a ball runs on a track counter clockwise. As the ball slows down it eventually lands into a numbered slot. The odds of any one number winning are 37-1. If you bet on a single number then you win 35 times your bet. Why not 37 times, according to the true odds? The difference is referred to as the House Edge.

The following are a few ways to make grid bets: • Split - a bet placed on the border of two numbers pays 17-1 • Street - a bet placed on the bottom border of the first number in a column of three numbers pays 11-1 • Neighbors - a bet that includes two numbers located to the immediate right and left of another number on the wheel, not the betting layout. The payout depends on how the bet is made. • GREEN - a split bet placed on the border between the 0 & 00. I have been using the following strategy: • GREEN • Street bet which includes the last winning number • Street bets which include the winning number’s neighbors • Street bets which include the neighbor’s neighbor.

On the Roulette betting layout there are several additional bets you can make. The odds vary depending on the bet. I will review these bets beginning with the outside bets and then finishing with the inside or grid bets. The following bets usually appear at the bottom of the layout and represent a grouping of 18 out of the 36 red and black colored numbers. They pay even money. The bets are clearly labeled as follows: • LOW - the first eighteen numbers (1-18) • EVEN - even numbers (2,4,6,8 thru 36) • RED or BLACK - the color of the winning number • ODD - odd numbers (1,3,5,7 thru 35) • HIGH - the last eighteen numbers (19-36)

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Above is another betting layout which simplifies making Neighbor bets. Using the layout, if the last number is 22, then I bet the streets containing 15, 34, 22, 5 and 17. Beware, most other roulette strategies available in books, magazines, or on websites advocate really poor wagering decisions. Among the worst are strategies advocating doubling your bet after losing. $ Writer Daniel Cruikshank lives in Arizona, is retired, and has been an Electronic and Live Table Games player for decades.


COVER STORY—Hon-Dah Resort Casino

Hon-Dah Resort Casino Tells Guests “Welcome To My Home” The word “Hon-Dah” in the Apache language means “welcome to my home.” Guests from every corner in Arizona, and the globe, are welcome at Hon-Dah Resort Casino and Conference Center in the heart of Arizona’s White Mountains. Whether you visit for business or pleasure, you will find state-of-the-art convenience dressed in the charm of the Southwest. Owned and operated by the White Mountain Apache Tribe, Hon-Dah Resort Casino and Conference Center stands at the pristine forests, wide savannahs and mountains of the Fort Apache Reservation which is home to a variety of wildlife including elk, black bear, cougar, javelina and turkey. Twenty six sparkling lakes and 400 miles of trout streams beckon to fishermen. Outdoor recreation is as diverse as the land, ranging from downhill and cross-country skiing in winter, to hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, camping and rafting in the summer.

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At Hon-Dah Resort Casino and Conference Center you can stay in touch or get away from it all. It’s your choice! You can feel the outdoor ambiance as you enter their lobby and check into one of the finest hotels on the Mountain! Each of their 128 oversized rooms comes complete with a wet bar, refrigerator, satellite TV, and luxurious appointments. Banish stress with a visit to the hot tub, sauna, or heated all-season pool. The kids, and others who are young at heart, can sharpen their skills in the video game arcade. But you’ll find the real action is with Lady Luck in the casino!

For fine dining, at casino prices, try breakfast, lunch, or dinner at the Indian Pines Restaurant. Indian Pines features daily buffets every day of the week. They even have a large Off-Menu selection to satisfy any appetite including delicious varieties of hot breakfasts to choose from to their gourmet cheese burgers, sandwiches or salads for lunch. Start your dinner off with one of their great appetizers like a shrimp cocktail, chicken wings, or battered zucchini sticks (our team’s favorite) or build your own pizza! Then browse the rest of their great selections off the menu which include the Pork & Poultry or Steak & Seafood dishes. To all of America’s Veterans & Members of the U.S. Armed Forces: This Veteran’s Day Hon-Dah Resort Casino salutes you and thanks you for your service to America. To show their appreciation, they will be serving a free lunch buffet for a Veteran plus 1 on Veteran’s Day Monday, November 11, 2019 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. They have a delicious menu planned which includes a soup-of-the-day and salad bar, smoked pork with BBQ sauce, meatloaf, fried chicken, garlic lemon trout, mashed potatoes & gravy and steamed vegetables, just to name a few of the items. Please be prepared to show a Military ID or DD214.

Hon-Dah Resort Casino features over 800 slots (with new games added to the floor regularly) and a live-action poker room. Make sure to join the Players Club to take advantage of discounts, free play, and exclusive offers available only to Players Club members. It’s absolutely free to join and you instantly get $5 in free play just for signing up! Plus, earn points every time you play and be eligible for promotions that offer even more chances to win! So whether it’s tickets for big drawings, or a chance to win big bucks in cash or Mountain Moolah free play, the Hon-Dah Resort Casino Players Club card is your exclusive pass to winning! Of all the casinos in Arizona, Hon-Dah Resort Casino has some of the hottest promotions and offers the best incentives for their players. From Monthly Drawings to Hot Seat drawings, there’s something every day of the week at Hon-Dah Resort Casino! They even host slot tournaments every month and their customers love them! Just a $25 entry fee earns a chance to win one of their Top 10 Cash Prizes including a first-place prize worth $2,000! Each player gets a free gift along with live entertainment and food in the Timbers Showroom after the tournament. From October through March, the tournaments are held on select Saturdays at 1 p.m. and From April through September they’re held on select Tuesdays at 1 p.m. Just head on over to the Players Club booth for registration and complete rules.

Haven’t made any plans for Thanksgiving yet? Or just tired of cooking and the cleanup? Why not let Hon-Dah Resort Casino do all the work for you? This year, they have a special Thanksgiving menu planned on Thursday, November 28, 2019 starting at 11 a.m. in the Timbers Lounge, Convention Center and Indian Pine Restaurant. Besides roasted turkey (of course), the carving station will have prime rib au jus as well as sliced ham with bourbon peach glaze. And what’s a Thanksgiving feast without mashed potatoes with turkey gravy, cornbread stuffing, candied yams and cranberry sauce? Guests will also enjoy a large salad bar and fresh fruit display, steamed vegetables and assorted pies for dessert. Ages 11-Adults cost $15.50, Children 4-10 cost $6.99 and Children 0-3 Free. All meals include coffee, tea or soda. (Continued on page 22)

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COVER STORY—Continued

Across the highway from the casino and hotel is Hon-Dah RV Park. This 258-space RV Park offers 24-hour security, an on-site manager, full power, satellite TV connections, phone hook-ups, laundry room, and shower facilities. Before you go exploring, gas up at Hon-Dah’s Convenience Store where you will find the most affordable gas prices around. The Hon-Dah Convenience Store also offers beer, soft drinks, groceries, and reservation permits for fishing, camping and hunting. And, while in town, make sure to visit Hon-Dah Ski and Outdoor Sports—a store that provides all types of fishing, hunting, and other outdoor supplies. During the winter season, you will agree this is the best place for all of your skiing equipment, rentals, sales, and tune-ups. Their friendly and knowledgeable staff can answer any questions about the surrounding White Mountain Apache Reservation lands. Not only does the store carry all the equipment you will need for a memorable experience in the outdoors, the staff are local fishermen, hunters, skiers, and snowboarders! You can find Hon-Dah Outdoor Sports located in the old Fatco Home Center buildings just inside the reservation line. This new location gives them more room to offer you what you need to enjoy your time in the White Mountains. Hon-Dah Ski and Outdoor Sport is located at 787 HWY 260 in Pinetop, AZ. For more information, call 1.928.369.7669 or 1.877.226.4868. The Timbers Lounge at Hon-Dah Resort Casino regularly offers exciting entertainment options and nationally known performers for their guests. The lineup in November and December has something for everyone! November 5—9, Joey Leone Band (Variety) November 12—16, Barrio Latino (Variety) November 19—23, The Strip Kings (Variety) November 26—30, Apache Spirit (Variety) December 3—7, Groove City Band (R&B Variety) December 10—14, Greywolf (Country & Rock Variety) December 17—21, Vol.1 (Latin Variety) December 24—28, Edgewater Band (Variety) Even business can be enjoyable and stress-free when you let Hon-Dah’s professional staff help you find the perfect meeting room for your specials needs. Their 9,000 square foot conference center can accommodate a diversity of meetings and events, including accommodating over 700 people in theater style seating and 450 people for banquet style seating. Their rooms are available for a countless variety of occasions and events including but not limited to: business conferences, seminars, concerts, weddings, expos or dances.

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Hon-Dah Resort Casino and Conference Center is located just South of Pinetop-Lakeside at the intersection of AZ 260 and AZ 73. For more information call 1.800.WAY.UP.HI (1.800.929.8744) or visit their website at Hon-Dah.com. $


LAUGHLIN, NEVADA By Elizabeth Schueren

WIN BIG AT GOLDEN NUGGET LAUGHLIN This November, Golden Nugget Laughlin Is Giving Away Over $50,000

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xciting things are happening at Golden Nugget Laughlin this month. This November, Golden Nugget Laughlin is giving away over $50,000.

Gobble up your share of $20,000 during Golden Nugget Laughlin’s Gobble The Green Blackjack Tournament, November 21-23. The players that finish in the top 20 places take home cash and first place wins $10,000. Plus, all tournament players will be entered into the bonus drawings where ten lucky players will win $100 in promotional chips throughout the tournament on Friday, November 22. The entry fee for the tournament is $50 with $50 Re-buy rounds. Warm up this winter at Golden Nugget Laughlin during their $35,000 Holiday Hot Seat where every 15 minutes one lucky player will be sitting in the hot seat and win $200 in Free Slot Play. The rules are simple. Between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. every

Saturday, November 2 through December 14, Golden Nugget Laughlin will be randomly selecting 25 hot seat winners. All you have to do for the chance to be one of the lucky players sitting in the hot seat is use your 24K Select Club Card while playing your favorite slot machine during the time of the hot seat selection. For more information about Golden Nugget Laughlin’s upcoming promotions or to book a stay at Golden Nugget Laughlin, visit GoldenNuggetLaughlin.com or call 1.800.237.1739. $

COMPS NATIONWIDE USE YOUR COMPS AT OVER 600 LANDRY'S RESTAURANTS! One-of-a-kind benefits that travel with you! Now you can take your Golden Nugget comp dollars cross-country! As a 24K Select Club member, the comp dollars you earn can now be used at your favorite Landry's, Inc. restaurants NATIONWIDE. That's access to more than 600 locations in 34 States! For a list of all locations visit LandrysInc.com. Locations include: Morton’s—The Steakhouse Lillie’s—Noodles, Asian Cuisine, Sushi Bubba Gump Shrimp Company Rainforest Café Landry’s Seafood House Saltgrass Steakhouse Chart House Mitchell’s Fish Market The Oceanaire Seafood Room Charley’s Crab T-REX

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TAILGATE AT THE GOLDEN NUGGET LAUGHLIN! Join them every Sunday this season for the best football viewing parties on the river. Watch all the football action on over 20 TVs, win great tailgating gifts and play classic tailgating games like cornhole & giant Jenga. Plus, enjoy amazing drink specials and delicious stadium style food favorites.


GAMING NEWS

Lone Butte Casino In Chandler Unveils “The Game Room” New Addition To Casino Floor Includes Electronic Table Games By Luxury Gaming Products Manufacturer Interblock

At the end of October, Lone Butte Casino, one of the three properties within the Gila River Hotels & Casinos group, launched The Game Room on their casino floor. The new area features electronic table games appealing to all players and are the hottest products available from luxury gaming products manufacturer Interblock. Last year, Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino and Vee Quiva Hotel & Casino installed Interblock’s “Stadium” product which allows players to participate in a variety of games all from their wagering station. Based on their popularity at the two properties, Lone Butte Casino is now offering an 18 seat Stadium game. In addition, customers can now play on a 6 Seat MiniStar Roulette, a 6 Seat MiniStar Craps, a 6 Seat Diamond Universal Video BlackJack, a 5 Seat Diamond Universal Video Baccarat, a 5 Seat Big 6 Super Spin, 3 Universal Craps, and 2 StarBars.

Interblock’s Stadium Electronic Table Game Installation

The StarBar play station brings player favorite tables games to bar tops for the first time. The StarBar allows players to interact with multiple games simultaneously on one play station without having to cash out or change machines. Players can play up to four out of a possible eighteen different games simultaneously. All your favorite games, many with side bets, are available on the StarBar including: Diamond Video Poker (Jacks or Better, 4-of-a-Kind Poker, 2x 4-of-a-Kind Poker, 4x 4-of-a-Kind Poker, Deuces Wild Poker), Keno, Blackjack, Multi-Hand Blackjack, Baccarat, Single and Double-Zero Roulette, Craps and Sic Bo. Additionally, Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino will add 4 Universal Craps to their existing 22 seat Stadium and 6 seat Roulette games. Vee Quiva Hotel & Casino will add a 6 seat Roulette and a 6 seat Craps alongside their existing 26 seat Stadium and 6 seat Big Six in November. For more information on Gila River Hotels & Casinos visit PlayGila.com. For more information on Interblock’s games visit InterblockGaming.com. $

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GAMING NEWS

Escape To BlueWater Resort & Casino In Parker There’s New Slots, Food Specials, John Denver Tribute Concert, Another Dam Race, Veterans Day Celebration & Thanksgiving Boat Races

The weather may bring you in but BlueWater Resort & Casino will bring you back! Make a visit to the BlueWater Resort and Casino in Parker, Arizona any weekday or weekend and you will find weekly gaming promotions, daily food specials along with various hosted special events. Escape to BlueWater Saturday, November 2, BlueWater will be wrapping up their “Escape to BlueWater” giveaway with the Grand Prize drawing of a new 2020 Ford Escape and cash drawing of $3,000 from 4 to 10 p.m. Join theClub today, it’s FREE! By joining theClub you get more out of every casino visit. Play with your card to earn points or entries to any of their weekly and monthly promotions. November is slated with the following theClub member promotions; Turkey Bowling Tuesdays kiosk promotion, earn 100 base points for a chance to win $30, $20 or $10 of Free Slot Play. Thursday Slot Tournaments where you can win up to $500 in cash, earn 50 base points to register for the tournament. Sunday, November 17, theClub will offer a Turkey Earn & Get, earn 150 base points to win your holiday turkey. See a Casino Host at the VIP Lounge or visit theClub for all member details. New Slots BlueWater has recently added 90 new slot titles to their already popular gaming floor. New games being offered are 88 Fortunes, Scarab, Solar Disc, Temple Fire, American Gods and Wild Pirates to name a few. Come play your favorite slots today! Rocky Mountain Christmas Concert Get into the holiday spirit and take a trip down memory lane with a tribute to the music of John Denver. Jim Curry performs live “A Rocky Mountain Christmas” Saturday, November 30 in the BlueWater Show Room. Purchase tickets online today at BlueWaterFun.com or visit the BlueWater Gift Shop. VIP Tickets $30, General Admission $20. Doors at 7 p.m., Show at 8 p.m. November Food Specials The BlueWater Grille is offering these daily food specials: Meatloaf Mondays – Served from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. for $4.95. Meal Deal Tuesdays – Cooked to order 6 oz. New York Steak, French fries, vegetable du jour, roll and butter. Served from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. for $6.95. All You Can Eat Spaghetti Wednesday – From 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., $6.95. As a theClub member, earn 75 points on Wednes-

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day and eat FREE! Thursdays are for Super Seniors! – Pot Roast with all the fixings for $5.95. Served from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Captain Bob’s Friday Seafood and Prime Rib Buffet – Don’t be late! This buffet is served from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Friday. Guest price is $26.95, theClub member price is $23.95. Saturday Prime Rib Buffet – From 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Members of theClub pay only $13.95, guests pay $17.95. Sunday Champagne Brunch – From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Members of theClub $10.95, guests $12.95, and kids under 10 pay $8.95. Veterans Day Celebration BlueWater will be hosting the local Veterans Honor Committee “All Veterans Remembrance and Recognition Celebration,” Saturday, November 9. The celebration will take place in the Show Room from 1 to 3 p.m. There will be Posting of Colors along with keynote speakers from local Posts, displays of Veterans memorabilia and other displays giving special recognition to those who have served. 73rd Annual Thanksgiving Regatta Boat Races Once again, the river will light up November 29 and 30 with Sprint Boat racing on the water in front of the BlueWater Resort and Casino. This race features some of the fastest sprint boats, both Inboard and Outboard in the nation. Come sip a “River Ripper” or eat fresh cooked fare, then take in the panoramic views and this historic race from the River’s Edge Cantina at the BlueWater Resort and Casino. For more info on BlueWater Resort & Casino visit BlueWaterFun.com. $


GAMING NEWS

AZ Department Of Gaming $28.9 Million During Q1 Of FY 2020 Strong & Steady Upward Trend

Talking Stick Resort Wins “Top 100 Resorts” & “Top 25 Best Buddies Resorts”

The Arizona Department of Gaming (ADG) announced $28,899,442 in tribal gaming contributions to the Arizona Benefits Fund for the State’s first quarter of fiscal year (FY) 2020. This amount represents a 5.3 percent increase when compared to FY2019 and follows the highest year on record since the Arizona Tribal State Gaming Compacts were signed in 2003. “We’re pleased to report a strong start to the State’s fiscal year 2020,” said Ted Vogt, Director, Arizona Department of Gaming. “With this healthy increase of 5.3 percent, tribal gaming contributions have shown a steady upward trend for 10 consecutive quarters.”

Talking Stick Resort, an enterprise of the Salt River PimaMaricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC), has been named the recipient of GOLF’s “Top 100 Resorts in North America” and also won in its “Top 25 Resorts for Buddies” category.

ADG distributed State FY2020 first quarter tribal gaming contributions to the Arizona Benefits Fund as follows: Instructional Improvement Fund/Education $14,403,482 Trauma and Emergency Services Fund $ 7,201,741 Arizona Department of Gaming Operating Costs $ 2,600,950 Arizona Wildlife Conservation Fund $ 2,057,640 Tourism Fund $ 2,057,640 Problem Gambling $ 577,989 TOTAL: $28,899,442

Hundreds of resorts across North America were assessed by GOLF Magazine for this first-ever award. Those selected to be a Top 100 Resort were then put into one of four experience categories: Luxury, Buddies, General Excellence and Families. Talking Stick Resort was placed in the “Top 25 Resorts for Buddies” category. Those selected in the Buddies category have demonstrated player satisfaction, featured multiple golf courses and gave players a place to unwind and have fun after a day spent on the course.

Per the AZ Tribal-State Gaming Compact, Tribes with casinos contribute 1 to 8 percent of their Class III gross gaming revenue to the state, cities, towns and counties. Currently, there are 24 Class III casinos in AZ, which ADG regulates with AZ tribes. Established by the AZ State Legislature in 1995, ADG is the state regulatory agency for tribal gaming, racing and parimutuel/simulcast wagering, and unarmed combat sports. ADG also provides and supports education, prevention and treatment programs for people and families affected by problem gambling through its Division of Problem Gambling and 24-hour confidential helpline, 1.800.NEXT.STEP. $

Talking Stick Resort has the perfect balance of fun and relaxation and everything in between. The resort has a multitude of amenities, including its two championship golf courses, three swimming pools, a world-class spa on the 14th floor with breathtaking views, a state-of-the-art fitness center, 11 restaurants and lounges, and a whole world of gaming on the main floor. Talking Stick Resort is a AAA Four Diamond Rated Resort and a central landmark within the emerging Talking Stick Cultural and Entertainment Destination.

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“Talking Stick Resort is honored to be recognized in the inaugural top resorts ranking by GOLF Magazine,” said Ramon Martinez, Director of Public Relations of Talking Stick Resort. “Our resort is known for its array of amenities. These two awards are a testament of our commitment to always exceed guest expectations and we are incredibly thankful.”

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CASINO ENTERTAINMENT

Editor’s Pick

Charlie Daniels Band

Little Joe Y La Familia

Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino—Chandler December 5

Harrah’s Ak-Chin—Maricopa December 28

Gila River Hotels & Casinos – Wild Horse Pass closes out the year with a star-studded lineup of performers in November and December. Celebrate the season by seeing top headliners, including the hilarious duo Cheech & Chong on November 8, comedian Norm Macdonald on November 15, country legend Charlie Daniels on December 5, boy band 98 Degrees on December 7 and a spectacular New Year’s Eve show featuring the high-energy show, Dueling Pianos. The entertainment schedule is as follows: Friday, Nov. 8: Cheech & Chong – Wild Horse Pass Richard “Cheech” Marin and Tommy Chong helped define an era with their hilariously irreverent satirical counterculture no holds barred comedy routines. Their phenomenal success includes nine comedy albums and eight films. Their debut movie “Up in Smoke” in 1978, defined a new genre of cinema, the stoner comedy. To this day, the movie still ranks as a top weekend film rental. Friday, Nov. 15: Norm Macdonald – Wild Horse Pass Norm Macdonald is best known for his four-year stint on Saturday Night Live where Chevy Chase noted he was the best anchor to ever grace the chair. His 2011 Comedy Special “Me Doing Stand-up” was hailed by The Guardian as one of the best Stand-up Specials of all time, and Comedy Central named him in their top 100 comedians of all time. Norm retires all material he has used on specials and guarantees that no two shows will ever be identical. Thursday, Dec. 5: Charlie Daniels Band – Wild Horse Pass Known for his number one country hit “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” his up-tempo fiddle playing, and his contributions to Southern rock, country, and bluegrass music, Charlie Daniels is a country music legend who has been thrilling audiences with his energy-packed shows since the 1950s. Daniels has been inducted into the Cheyenne Frontier Days Hall of Fame, Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame. For more info on these and other entertainment events at all the Gila River Hotels & Casinos visit PlayAtGila.com. $

Make sure you visit the Events Center at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino on Saturday, December 28, 2019 as Little Joe Y La Familia takes the stage. Tickets start at $24.50 and are on sale now through Ticketmaster, with doors opening at 7 p.m. and the show starting at 8 p.m.

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Little Joe Y La Familia, a dynamic and lively Tejano band, is a Grammy-winning group led by Temple, Texas native Joe Hernandez. Known as Little Joe, Hernandez has been performing for half of a century and credits his fans for helping him sustain his 50-year career. “It’s an incredible feeling to see men and women in the audience who get sentimental and sing, cry and dance,” says Hernandez. “I’m so impressed with the positive energy of our crowds, there’s always a lot of love in the audience.” “Our fans get the most excited about our signature song, Las Nubes, which some people also call the Chicano National Anthem,” says Hernandez. Not many artists get to have a signature song in their lifetime, so we’re very honored.” Off stage, Hernandez is passionate about giving back to his community and is involved in several organizations that help children. As a diabetic, he is passionate about educating people on how to avoid the disease, which led him to found a diabetes and obesity prevention program. “After being diagnosed with Type II diabetes 10 years ago, I noticed people were embarrassed to talk about the disease,” says Hernandez. “I didn’t have all the facts before my diagnosis, so I started this program to help people not feel embarrassed to talk about it and want to find answers.” For more info about this show and other great performances coming to the Events Center, or Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, visit Caesars.com/Harrahs-Ak-Chin or call 1.800.502.8000. $


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CASINO ENTERTAINMENT

RODNEY CARRINGTON AT THE DIAMOND CENTER FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26 Comedian Rodney Carrington to perform at Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment’s Diamond Center on Friday, November 22, 2019. Tickets start at $30 and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased through Star Tickets and at Desert Diamond Casino’s Box Office. Doors open at 7 p.m.; show starts at 8 p.m. This is an ages 18 and over show. Rodney Carrington is a multitalented comedian, actor, and writer who has recorded eight major record label comedy albums selling over 3 million copies. Morning Wood has been certified gold and Greatest Hits has been certified Platinum by the RIAA. Carrington starred in his own TV sitcom, “Rodney,” which ran for two seasons on ABC. He co-wrote and co-starred with Toby Keith in the feature film “Beer for My Horses.”

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In 2011, Rodney partnered with the ACA (American Country Awards) by presenting at their awards show and hosting the American Country New Year's Eve Live show on Fox. According to Pollstar, Rodney has been one of the top 10 highest grossing touring comedians for the last 10 years and among the top four or five the last several years. Rodney is on track to be in the top five again in 2019. He regularly performs to sold out crowds across the United States and Canada. Treena Parvello, Director of Public Relations and Communications for the Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise, said, “Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment welcomes famed comedian, Rodney Carrington, on November 22. Kick off the holiday season by laughing out loud with your friends and family at the Diamond Center for as little as $30!” NORM MACDONALD—NOVEMBER 16 Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment welcomes Norm Macdonald to the Diamond Center on Saturday, November 16, 2019. Tickets start at $20 and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased through Star Tickets and at Desert Diamond Casino’s Box Office. Doors open at 7 p.m.; show starts at 8 p.m. This is an 18+ show. Norm Macdonald is best known for his four-year stint on Saturday Night Live. He is a favorite guest on late night shows, having performed the final stand-up set ever on David Letterman. Letterman referred to Macdonald as the funniest man in the world. Conan O'Brien also lists Macdonald as his favorite guest. After leaving SNL, Macdonald starred in several movies, including cult classic “Dirty Work,” and “Billy Madison.” Macdonald also starred in three television series, was a judge on “Last Comic Standing,” and portrayed Colonel Sanders in

NORM MACDONALD an avant-garde series of spots for KFC. His tour-de-force anticomedy roast of Bob Saget became an instant classic, as well as the five-minute "Moth Joke" on Conan which received a full one-minute laugh. His most recent credits include voiceover work for Activision Blizzard’s “Skylanders Academy,” Adult Swim’s “Mike Tyson Mysteries,” and guest starring in Netflix’s original series “Girlboss.” In 2017, Macdonald released his own special titled “Norm Macdonald: Hitler’s Dog Gossip & Trickery.” He currently hosts “Norm Macdonald has a Show.” It is still Macdonald's stand-up which is his pure gift. His 2011 Comedy Special “Me Doing Stand-up” was hailed by The Guardian as one of the best Stand-up Specials of all time and Comedy Central named him in their top 100 comedians of all time. For more information about these shows or Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment, visit their website at DDCAZ.com or call 1.866.DDC.WINS. You can follow Desert Diamond Casinos on their Twitter (@DiamondCasinos), Facebook (@DDCAZ), and Instagram (@DiamondCasinos). $ azgamingguide.com | November 2019 | Arizona Gaming Guide 33


SAMI’S SMACKDOWN By Sami Becker

REGULAR SLOT PLAYERS ARE STUPID? Scientific Study Claims Most Slot Enthusiasts Can’t Make Observations

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eading scientific research is something I enjoy doing from time to time. I love it even more when media outlets summarize findings using ignorant journalists. I think you know the drill… Global warming is bunk, global warming isn’t bunk, drink this and you won’t get a heart attack, definitely don’t eat this and avoid a stroke, putting sugar in your gas tank actually increases your gas mileage, etc. What I find particularly disturbing (i.e. really pisses me off) is when I come across headlines in the casino gaming industry which just make me shake my head. Unfortunately, I see this all the time. Major media outlets, publishers, people in the casino gaming industry, the general public, and don’t get me started about websites claiming to dispense wisdom on all things casino, all have plenty of disinformation to disseminate and promote bad science. I once read a study claiming problem gambling was a result of the low jackpot limits instituted by casinos in Canada. Wow! Seriously? Respected scientists and their peer-reviewed scientific journals didn’t bother to check that those jackpot limits supposedly put in place by casinos are actually a gaming regulation the casinos must abide by. If there’s a problem gambling angle to investigate, better bring it up with the regulators and don’t point the finger at the casinos and the “evil” slot machines. A group of researchers studying something they don’t even fully comprehend and not bothering to actually “research” and then writing up conclusions is truly a little pointless. Or, one then has to ask what the political or social motivations are behind publishing the “study” and its “conclusions.” Idiots, all of them. I mean, what else can you say? Anywho, enough generalized ranting. Let’s get back to specifics and the “facts,” or, the “supposed facts”…according to studies... Recently I came across an article whose headline implied it was a myth that players can tell the difference between the house edge on the same slot machine. That makes even a non-gambler pause for a minute. It certainly made me pause. But that’s why they call it “click bait” right? And, it works, even on me. The way I read the headline was that your average slot player is stupid and incapable of making basic observations. Perhaps this is what casinos want to hear. Their customers are stupid. Perfect! It doesn’t matter what games the casino installs or what

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hold percentage the casino sets them at, or even what settings the slot machine manufacturer recommends for top performance based on test bank data and installations around the world. The customers are stupid, so just make the house edge as high as possible. Nobody can tell the difference anyway. Why then do we get letters and emails claiming the exact opposite? The basic content of these communications goes something like this: “I play game A at casino B and I play the same game A at casino C and my money lasts longer at casino C on average.” I recognize this is anecdotal and not scientific research, but after more than ten years since we launched the Arizona Gaming Guide and thousands of letters and emails about house edge one begins to recognize exactly how smart our audience is! I don’t think they are dumb. The rest of the staff doesn’t think so either. What I do know is there are many factors influencing play on a slot machine. House edge is one, but there are many more. Look, what the general public might not understand is while there may be “dumb casino patrons” out there, perhaps even a significant proportion of the entire group of patrons, there are those that are smart. Being a “smart” gambler is actually pretty straightforward. All a casino patron has to do is keep a log of wins, losses, time on device, average spins to the bonus, and the truth pops out quite fast as to which game has a higher house edge when comparing one casino to the next. Just because you don’t see casino patrons keeping a visible log book at the casino, they do know, even intuitively, when they are being hit over the head with high house hold and high volatility games at a particular casino. Patrons can easily compare video poker pay tables from one casino to the next and quickly get a very good idea about the difference in house edge between casinos. Hello! $


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CHINESE HOROSCOPE—Year Of The Pig For November 2019: Pray for good luck on these dates: 2, 5, 7, 8, 14, 15, 18, 20, 23, 25, 26, 29, 30. The best days to travel: 2, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 14, 20, 23, 25, 29. The best days to meet a friend or relative: 4, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30. Overlap on 14 & 23! The people born under the Pig sign are: Warm-hearted, honest, tolerant, highly valued and have many friends, help friends without hesitation, and like to share what they have with others. Dates for Year Of The Pig: 02/04/35-01/23/36, 01/22/47-02/09/48, 02/08/59-01/27/60, 01/27/71-02/24/72, 02/13/83-02/01/84, 01/31/95-02/18/96, 02/18/07-02/06/08, 02/05/19-01/24/20.

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Arcade

Slots

Golf

Milepost 127 on Arizona 77

03. BlueWater Resort & Casino

Phone

Poker Room

800-272-2438 479

Table Games

Globe

Live Keno

City

RV Park

02. Apache Sky Casino

Location Hwy. 70, 5 mi. E. of Globe

Hotel

01. Apache Gold Casino Resort

Bingo

Casino

High Limit Area

CASINO DIRECTORY

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