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Roll the dice and play to win in your favorite Las Vegas casinos. Take a spin at the slots, show your cards at the tables or test your luck in the high-limit room—nothing beats the thrilling fun of gambling in Las Vegas!

Caesars Palace, Celebrities, Gaming, Las Vegas Casinos

USA’s “Royal Pains” TV Series Shoots at Caesars Palace

Everyone comes to Sin City, eventually, and bigtime TV series are no exception. “Royal Pains,” a popular show on the USA channel, recently shot an upcoming two-hour movie in one of The Strip’s most iconic hotels, Caesars Palace. We breached security to bring you some exclusive, behind-the-scenes photos from the casino floor during the shoot…..

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Gaming, Las Vegas Casinos, Rio Las Vegas

Greg Merson Wins World Series of Poker, Snags $8.5 Million

Poker pro Greg Merson, a mere 24 years old, bested 6,598 contenders to win this year’s World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event at Rio Las Vegas. Merson, who hails from Maryland, won $8,531,853 (yes, we counted it) and a coveted WSOP gold bracelet valued at infinity dollars, because WSOP bracelets are just that flipping awesome…..

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Caesars Palace, Gaming, Las Vegas Casinos, Paris Las Vegas, Things to Do in Las Vegas, Total Rewards

How Much Is Your Roulette Chip Worth?

Roulette is one of the most fun games in a casino. We love the sight of the spinning wheel and the sound of the ball whirling around it. It’s also a relatively easy game to learn. Pick your favorite number, choose a color and you’re playing. One thing that’s not quite as simple is how the….

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Gaming, Las Vegas Casinos

Have You Ever Doubled Down on Blackjack?

This blog’s curious. Have you ever gotten a natural blackjack against, say, a dealer’s 6 and doubled down? Oh, you heard us. You have a guaranteed winner, but you’re in Vegas, and everyone at the table’s cool with it, so you double down to try and get double your money (rather than 3-to-2, or 6-to-5,….

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Gaming, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Shows, Nightlife, The Cromwell, Things to Do in Las Vegas

Five Things to Love About Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon

This blog loves it some Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon, and not just because it has “Saloon” in its name. There are so many things to love, in fact, if we were to list everything, we would need a bigger Internet. Instead, we’re picking five at random. We hope you like them. But if you….

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Gaming, Las Vegas Casinos

Today’s Thing You May Not Know About Dice

Dice are one of the most popular gambling thingamabobs (that’s the technical name) in human history. They’re an important part of craps, this blog’s favorite casino game aside from “consuming cocktails,” which may not actually be a “casino game,” per se. But did you know just how far back dice go? In fact, dice have….

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Gaming, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Shows, Planet Hollywood Resort, Things to Do in Las Vegas

World Series of Fighting Comes to Planet Hollywood

They say mixed martial arts is the the fastest-growing sport in the world. Now, it’s putting down roots at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. The mixed martial arts (MMA) organization, World Series of Fighting, recently announced it’s inked a deal with NBC Sports Network (the folks that broadcast the Olympics) to host a series of….

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Bally's Las Vegas, Celebrities, Gaming, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Hotels, Things to Do in Las Vegas

“Pawn Stars” Get Their Very Own Slot Machine

It’s about time! This blog loves it some “Pawn Stars,” and now the quirky crew of the famed Gold & Silver Pawn Shop are getting their own slot machine. Bally Technologies (no relation to Bally’s Las Vegas, the hotel) has announced it will unveil the new “Pawn Stars” slot at the Global Gaming Expo, held….

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Gaming, Las Vegas Casinos, Nightlife, The LINQ

Is This the Best Happy Hour in Las Vegas?

When you think “value in Las Vegas,” Imperial Palace leaps to mind like a gazelle being chased by a lion. Or something. The Imperial Palace has upped the value game once again, at its Sports Bar (near the hotel’s Sports Book), with a Happy Hour we think might just be the best in Vegas. First,….

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Gaming, Las Vegas Casinos, O'Sheas, The LINQ

O’Sheas Trivia Nobody Knows But This Blog (Until Now)

When the beloved O’Sheas casino closed (in April, 2012) to make way for The Linq project, there was much wailing and gnashing of teeth. We know, because we were in the building, gnashing along with all the other O’Sheas fans. As the end neared, the table games were shut down, one-by-one. At the roulette table,….

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Gaming, Las Vegas Casinos, Things to Do in Las Vegas

Why is Blackjack Called Blackjack?

Blackjack is one of the most widely played casino games so you’d think this question would’ve come up sooner, but we just realized we have no idea where the game got its name. Here’s the scoop: When the game of “21” was introduced to the U.S., gambling establishments offered bonus payouts to promote the game. One of….

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Caesars Palace, Celebrities, Gaming, Las Vegas Casinos, Shopping

Today’s Random Las Vegas Encounter With a Champ

You never know who you’ll bump into when you’re in Las Vegas. Yesterday, while roaming The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, we stumbled into an autograph signing with none other than former World Boxing Council and World Boxing Association heavyweight champion of the world, Leon Spinks. The Field of Dreams sports memorabilia store hosted the….

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Gaming, Las Vegas Casinos, Rio Las Vegas

World Series of Poker Sets Main Event Final Nine

What began as a massive field of 6,598 players vying for poker’s most prestigious prize has been whittled down to just nine. The World Series of Poker (WSOP) recently announced its “October Nine” who will battle it out (starting Oct. 29) for the No-Limit Hold’em Championship at Rio Las Vegas, as well as a first-place….

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Gaming, Las Vegas Casinos, Rio Las Vegas

WSOP Hosts Dogs Playing Poker Photo Op

If you think herding cats is challenging, try poker-playing dogs! Yesterday (July 11, 2012), this blog worked with a group of Las Vegas dogs, and the World Series of Poker, to pay homage to those iconic “dogs playing poker” paintings done by artist C.M. Coolidge as far back as 1903. Read more. Wild times ensued….

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Charity, Gaming, Las Vegas Casinos, Rio Las Vegas, Things to Do in Las Vegas

Magician Wins $18.3 Million in WSOP Charity Event

You know how sometimes you pony up a million bucks to enter a poker tournament, and then you win the biggest prize in poker tournament history, more than $18.3 million? Yeah, it happened for Antonio Esfandiari, too. Esfandiari, a pro poker player and magician, made history when he outmaneuvered a field of 48 millionaires and….

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