Shoot To Win Craps has grown on me over the years. When the game was first introduced it didn’t hold much appeal beyond a way to kill time. Even though I prefer the craps table game, I’m actually beginning to enjoy playing this game.
Shoot To Win Craps is growing in popularity on the casino floor for a couple of reasons. It’s inexpensive to play and it’s less intimidating than stepping up to a craps table.
Younger gamblers (millennials) like the game for both of the reasons above. However, most electronic table game players today are older players looking for a different machine game than slot machines and video poker.
Check out the tutorial below to learn more about Shoot To Win Craps.
Shuffle Master was rebranded as SHFL a couple of years ago but was purchased by Bally Technologies. Shortly after that acquisition Bally Technologies was purchased by Scientific Games. In the video below it seems as though Scientific Games has reverted to the old branding of Shuffle Master. Got it? Okay.
The video below shows a tease of new Shuffle Master table games that will debut at G2E. Shuffle Master controls most of the space on the casino floor that’s devoted to Carnival Games. They’re called Carnival Games mostly by traditionalists that grew up with blackjack, craps, roulette and slot machines occupying the casino floor.
Carnival Games are the newer casino games like 3 Card Poker, Mississippi Stud Poker and so on. It’s easier for a company like Shuffle Master to test a new game in place of one of their 3 Card Poker games, for example, than it is for a new manufacturer looking for extra space on the casino floor.
Do any of the titles in the preview below sound interesting? Leave a comment and I’ll try to get some information on that game.
I’ll get more information on the branding as we get closer to G2E but that’s not important right now.
The Global Gaming Expo (aka G2E aka the “slot convention”) is just over a month away and gaming manufacturers are beginning to tease some of the games that will be on display. This week Konami announced that they will release a Frogger slot machine.
I remember playing Frogger at the bodega down the street when I was growing up. I think I’ll be giddy like a child when I see the slot machine in person next month.
Here are some of the specs on the Frogger slot machine from Konami:
The upcoming landmark debut of Frogger themed video slots signifies Konami’s latest homegrown IP release from Konami Digital Entertainment to the casino gaming industry. The first Frogger slot machines will be unveiled at G2E on Konami’s tall-top Podium MonumentTM cabinet.
“Frogger has remained one of the world’s most singularly recognizable video games for more than 30 years, and players have the chance to experience their favorite Frogger features with a real- money casino spin,” said Reback. “While the primary game carries modernized character art paired alongside our proven video slot features and math, the game’s mystery Frogger Bonus allows players to relive the classic road and river crossing course in retro-pixelated glory. Arcade-animated tractors push away the reel strips and players are awarded three ‘lives’ as they watch the frog hop its way to increasing bonus awards across the lower screen and up into the cabinet’s upper top box.”
I’ll try to keep the blog up to date with the deluge of announcements for new slot machines and other games that will debut at G2E. I’ll be sharing info on new games on twitter and Facebook first if you have a need to know about these things as soon as they’re announced.
I’d be more excited if I watched the show or there was some new technology. I figured I’d share the info because the TV show is so popular. Here are details on the SOA slot machine from the Aristocratpress release.
Anarchy is upon us as FX Network’s Golden Globe® winning “Sons of Anarchy” comes to casinos in Aristocrat’s new Sons of Anarchy™ Slot Game, a new action-packed multi-site progressive game with a chance to win a $500,000+ jackpot and the excitement of Cluster Power, No Limits and Big Symbols – a totally new way to play and win.
Sons of Anarchy Slot Game comes to life in all of the show’s gritty glory, with Jax, Gemma, Clay and all of viewers’ favorite characters from FX’s highest-rated series, creatively weaving the show’s storyline into the game and attracting a wide demographic.
The show’s hard-hitting action is captured perfectly on Aristocrat’s award-winning VERVEhd™ cabinet, with ultra hi-def graphics, 3D panoramic adjustable sound and an ergonomic design that enhances game play. Sons of Anarchy has a 6×5 configuration.
Sons of Anarchy Slot Game is the first to feature Aristocrat’s groundbreaking new Cluster Power™, where winning combinations are formed by connecting the same symbol in clusters across multiple reels. Additionally, the game takes reel growth to the next level by expanding the reel area in any direction during the “No Limits Jackpot” feature.
The exciting No Limits Jackpot feature is awarded when a Big Jackpot Symbol lands and causes the reel area to grow to the size of the Big Jackpot Symbol. Three Big Jackpot Symbols award the Mini progressive; four Big Jackpot Symbols award the minor progressive; five Big Jackpot Symbols award the major progressive; and six Big Jackpot Symbols award the grand progressive.
Adding to the fun, a free games bonus awards anywhere from 10 to 100 free games!
I first heard of Gamblit Gaming over the summer when they received approval to incorporate video games with casino games (see story on Vegas Chatter). They were fairly quiet over the few months following approval. Their plan was always to use G2E as a springboard and launch games publicly next year.
While the big named themed slot machines were the first talking point for the mainstream media covering G2E, Gamblit Gaming really took over as G2E came to a close. If you’ve seen any news articles since G2E you’ll probably notice the injection of millennial’s into the discussion. That’s where Gamblit steps into the discussion.
There may not be a secret to finding a Royal Flush, but if you keep your eyes open you may find one.
Red Rock Resortis one of three casinos in my neighborhood but its my favorite. You might know that I consider the sportsbook bar my local bar. If you follow me on twitter you probably know that I’m at Red Rock a few times a week to work, eat, drink and gamble (WEDGeVegas?).
I’ve been in a rut playing video poker over the past year. I play mostly full pay quarter, fifty cent or $1 Jacks or Better or Bonus Poker and hadn’t seen a Royal Flush in quite a while until recently.
Over the summer I began playing nickel video poker games just so I could say I got a Royal Flush with hopes that it would help get my mojo back. After a few sessions at various nickel machines I finally got a sweet Royal Flush. Then I got another. Then I got another. These were nickel games but were still the Royal Flush that I wanted.
My video poker mojo is back and I’m back to playing my normal denominations for the most part.
I’m back to playing video poker with my normal denominations for the most part. However, when I walk by this specific bank of nickel video poker machines and see the progressive is above $525 I’ll always put in a $20 bill. The jackpot never reaches $600 so there’s a good chance that maybe I’ll cash in on a Royal Flush for $20. Since I started doing this a few months ago I’ve hit three progressive Royal Flush jackpots of $525 or more.
When you have a casino that you frequent more often then others, no matter where you live, you notice things most people don’t. In my case it’s a bank of nickel progressive video poker machines right across from Starbucks. My typical visit usually has me in this area so I usually check out this progressive jackpot when I visit.
I first noticed a bank of slot machines that hit progressive jackpots in a similar manner back at Showboat in Atlantic City when I lived on the east coast. I’ve kept my eye open for progressives as well as “lucky machines” even since. You may not want to bring a note pad with you when you visit the casino to mark where you’re playing but you might want to keep a mental note. It could pay off.
I don’t like lines. I don’t do lines. If a business wants me to wait I’ll usually take my money elsewhere. That’s how I roll.
I think SLS Las Vegas understands people like me. Since SLS Las Vegas is still new the lines for the players club have been extremely long. Here’s how skip the lines to sign up for their players club, The Code.
You can sign up at any table game, video poker or slot machine or the cashier. There are constantly SLS reps walking the casino floor looking to sign new players up for The Code. It’s very convenient.
I signed up for The Code online before visiting and getting a card took about 1 minute at the cashier’s cage while they verified my information. Nice n smooth.
This isn’t a new concept. You can get a players club card at table games at most casinos. Some properties have rovers around the machine games like SLS to make you a card on the spot too.
I just figured I’d give you a heads up in case you weren’t aware of these tricks. There’s nothing worse than wasting time in lines in Vegas.
The casino always has the advantage in gambling so they’re guaranteed to make money as long as they have customers. The amount of money made in a casino probably wouldn’t surprise anyone. When we see gaming revenue it’s usually in bulk form from quarterly reports.
These numbers are impressive but are dwarfed by similar revenue from Las Vegas Sands and Wynn Macau casinos (see full chart here).
Wynn has some of the biggest baccarat games in Las Vegas so the difference in table game revenue between Las Vegas Sands and Wynn doesn’t come as much of a surprise. The difference in slot machine revenue is a bit surprising since Las Vegas Sands has so many more slot machines between their properties.
Whatever the case people are losing a lot of money every day gambling in these casinos. If we do win the casino will just sue for their losses anyway.
It was expected that winners of the jackpot would receive the machine as a gift so this isn’t much of a surprise. This takes all Lion’s Share slot machines off the casino floor in all Vegas casinos. None of the other 49 Lion’s Share slot machines that were made are even on eBay.
While we say goodbye to a Las Vegas legend we can look on the bright side. There’s no more standing in line for hours with dreams of a mega jackpot just to blow $100. There are plenty of better ways to kill time and money in Vegas.