About the Author

 Steve Bourie

American Casino Guide author, Steve BourieSteve Bourie is the author of the American Casino Guide, the most comprehensive publication available for information on any U.S. casino/resort, riverboat or Indian casino. His guide has been published annually since 1992 and it is now the #1 bestselling book in the U.S. on the subject of casino gambling and travel.

It provides detailed listings on more than 700 casinos in 41 states; information on how casinos differ from state-to-state; how slot and video poker machines work; which games offer the best odds; and comprehensive stories on blackjack, craps, roulette and baccarat. It even provides actual slot machine payback percentages for every state’s casinos.

Steve has more than 40 years of experience in the gambling industry and is a former marketing executive at a South Florida gambling facility. His casino travel articles have appeared in Fortune, Bestfares.com and the inflight magazines for Spirit Airlines and Continental Connection. He has also written numerous articles for gaming magazines, including Chance, Double Down, and The Gambler, Canada’s largest circulation gaming magazine. Steve was also a contributing author to The Experts Guide to Casino Games from Carol Publishing Group.

Steve is an experienced speaker on casinos and/or gambling. He has been a guest on hundreds of radio talk shows and he formerly hosted his own one-hour South Florida Gaming Show on a local South Florida radio station. Steve has also made numerous television appearances including MSNBC, CNNFN, WTVJ (NBC affiliate), WPLG (ABC affiliate), WSVN (FOX affiliate), WFOR (CBS affiliate), KABC (ABC affiliate in Los Angeles), Steve Crowley’s nationally syndicated Money Report and numerous cable TV shows.

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Comment ( 2 )

  • Roger Maw

    Dear Steve,
    I hope this finds you well!
    I have a slot question and was wondering if you have the answer. You might think this is a silly question but I can’t think of anyone else I know to ask. I have viewed the video of you and Brian Christopher answering often thought of questions regarding the many myths of slot play, very cool, thanks for that!

    I have my own Game King, 32 game video poker machine. I play it a lot and have been learning the best strategies to win in 4 Card Keno. It is a machine that came from a Vegas casino and has not been altered in any way. I have found a system that continues to win and accumulate money.

    My question is this, because I never cash out, does the machine want to pay-out at some point by virtue of its percentage pay-out programming? I use the term pregnant for the state of this machine because it keeps receiving money but there is never a cash-out. I’m just wondering if I truly have this game figured out legitimately or am I fooling myself thinking I could go on to win $5,000 in a single 1 hour sitting on a like machine in a casino. Or, is my machine out of balance because it receives money but never cashes out? Your thoughts?
    Thanks, Roger

    • AcgAdmin

      I think you are fooling yourself. Whether or not you cash out should have no effect on the outcome of the games.

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