Seminole Hard Rock Collects $579 Million, Versus $578 Million For Eight South Florida Racetrack Casinos

Historic Racing game slot machinesSouth Florida racetrack casino owners merely shake their head when they asked how they can compete with the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood. My recent calculations illustrate why.

Seminole Hard Rock Resort & Casino The Seminole Hard Rock’s haul for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016, totaled more than $579 million. That’s… [Read more…]

Massachusetts Legislators Keep Racing Fund Intact

Massachusetts mapMassachusetts horsemen achieved a major victory when lawmakers reached compromise on the $40 billion 2018 budget bill that eliminates $400 million in spending yet leaves intact a significant portion of the money in the Race Horse Development Fund.

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Annual Slot Revenues at Florida Racetracks Up 2 Percent vs 2016

racino slots machineSlot revenues at South Florida racetrack casinos rose by more than 2 percent this fiscal year compared to last, according to figures released this month by the state’s Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering. Click Here For Other Stories And Videos On South Florida Reporter The eight dog tracks, horse tracks and jai-alai frontons with slots collected $549… [Read more…]

Century Casinos Acquires Casino in Bath, England

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., June, 2017 /CNW/ — Century Casinos, Inc. (NASDAQ Capital Market®: CNTY) announced that the Company’s Austrian subsidiary, Century Casinos Europe GmbH, has acquired 100% of the outstanding common stock of Saw Close Casino Ltd. (“SCCL”), the holder of a Small Casino Premises License (as defined under the 2005 United Kingdom Gambling… [Read more…]

Blackjack Variations with the Lowest House Edge

Blackjack, or 21 as it’s often called, is one of the most popular casino games in the world. Players love the fast pace, easy gameplay, and thrilling wins the game offers. But, not all 21 tables have the same house edge, which can mean the difference between a successful or losing blackjack session.

First off, you should always play at reputable online casinos. Experienced gamblers choose to play blackjack at casinoroom.com because they offer the game variations players want most.

Let me explain.

The house edge is the casino’s profit shown as a percentage of a player’s original bet. American roulette has a house edge of 5.26%, meaning the casino can expect to make $5.26 off of every $100 wager.
The house edge in blackjack varies based on the game variation. Here are the best blackjack variations to get the lowest house edge!

Classic Blackjack – This game can offer the lowest house edge of all blackjack variations. Look for single deck that allows you to double down when holding a value of 9-11. Also, find a game where the dealer must stand on a soft 17, which will bring the house edge down to an incredible 0.13% when playing perfect strategy!

Blackjack Switch – Played with 6 decks and multiple hands per player, Blackjack Switch lets you ‘switch’ cards from one hand to another. This variation, combined with perfect strategy, lowers the house edge to 0/16%!

Vegas Strip Blackjack – Vegas Strip is a variation that became very popular after players realized the house edge can be dropped to 0.35%! Perfect strategy combined with the fact that a player double down on any split cards makes this a great game to win a lot of money playing. Some online casinos offer a single deck version of Vegas Strip Blackjack that also has a 0.35% house edge.

Spanish Blackjack – This eight deck blackjack variation is a little different than classic 21 games. Players can split up to three times, double down, and also insure bets, although the dealer does hit on soft 17. Perfect strategy drops the house edge in Spanish Blackjack to 0.38%! Before playing Spanish Blackjack, learn more about the different rules and gameplay.

You’ll notice I mentioned ‘perfect strategy’ in each game variation. It’s imperative to play strategy correctly if you want to get the house edge as low as possible. There are plenty of online resources that can teach you about strategy based on the game variation, so study up if you really want to win.

Play these variations if you really want to win during your next blackjack session!

Historic Horse Racing Continues to Crush It

historic horse racing machineBOYNTON BEACH, Fla., March, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Exacta Systems and Kentucky Downs once again shattered the single month historic horse racing handle record in February, with wagering in the 28-day month totaling $51.8 million. The previous record of $47.2 million was only one month old, having been set in January. This marks the third straight month that a new HHR (Historic Horse Racing) wagering record has been set at Kentucky Downs.

In addition to the record set at Kentucky Downs, Exacta set a one-month record by handling over $75 million in HHR wagers at its installations in Kentucky and Wyoming, up from its previous record of $68.6 million set last month.

“Despite the short month, Exacta and Kentucky Downs added over $4.5 million in pari-mutuel wagering handle when compared to January’s record numbers,” commented Exacta Systems President Jeremy Stein. “I am confident that with the introduction of Exacta Premium Game Titles with minimum jackpots of $100,000 at Kentucky Downs next month, the explosive growth of historic horse racing will continue. In January, Exacta went over $1 billion in total wagers handled since we first went live in 2015. We are on pace to do $1 billion in total wagers at our combined installations this year alone, which will continue generating millions in new revenue for purses, breeders incentive funds, racetrack operators and state general funds.”

For more information about the company and the Exacta historic horse racing system, visit www.exactasystems.com or the Exacta Systems Facebook page.

Atlantic City’s Darkest Days May Be in the Past

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WASHINGTON — The chief executive officer of Borgata owner MGM Resorts International said he expects Atlantic City to stop hemorrhaging casinos and begin traveling on the road to recovery. “Atlantic City’s darker days are behind it,” MGM CEO Jim Murren said at a National Press Club luncheon Friday. “We’re going to see gradual improvement.” Atlantic City… [Read more…]

Video Lottery Machines at New Jersey Racetracks?

Historic Racing game slot machines If casino vote fails, should N.J. put video lottery machines at racetracks?

TRENTON — A state lawmaker has a backup plan if New Jersey voters reject next month’s ballot referendum to bring casino gambling to the northern part of the state: Installing slot machine-like gaming at the Garden State’s racetracks. Assemblyman Ralph Caputo said Monday that should the referendum fail — as polls predict it will — he… [Read more…]

Northern N.J. Casino Fight has N.Y. groups jumping in with big bucks

TRENTON — New York-based groups on either side of a fall referendum to decide whether to expand casino gambling to the northern part of the state are gearing up for a fight, according to a news report. The New York Hotel and Motel Trades Council and a group backed by a Queens virtual casino operator are… [Read more…]

Parx, Penn Among Casinos Receiving Fines from the Gaming Control Board

racino slots machine HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb., 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today approved fines totaling $32,500 against three casino operators for various violations. The fines were the result of the approvals of consent agreements between the PGCB’s Office of Enforcement Counsel and: Mount Airy #1, LLC, operator of Mount Airy Casino Resort in Monroe County,… [Read more…]