Gambling Podcasts

Listen and Watch Podcasts with Gambling Experts

A monthly podcast hosted in the American Casino Guide continues to keep up to date and to take advantage of your online casino experiences. All the information for online casinos in 2021 right here! 

If you’re not familiar with a podcast, it’s similar to a radio show, except that it’s a digital sound file that you can listen to at your convenience. You can listen to podcasts on your computer or on a portable digital music player.

The American Casino Guide has a monthly podcast hosted by the book’s author, Steve Bourie, who talks about topics of interest to travelers who like to visit casinos.

Whether it’s using the best gambling strategies or simply getting the best deals on travel to casinos, Steve can speak expertly on the subject. During each show, which all run about 30 minutes, Steve interviews a special guest from the world of casino travel or gambling.

You can automatically subscribe to the American Casino Guide Show through iTunes, or simply copy the following URL and paste it into your podcatching program: http://www.americancasinoguide.libsyn.com/rss If you prefer, you can simply listen to each show individually, as listed below.

List of Available Podcasts

August, 2018 – The Top 10 Slot Machine Myths – BUSTED! – Part 2 – A video podcast!

Steve and Matt Bourie, from the American Casino Guide, discuss 10 of the most common myths that players have about how slot machines work.

This is part two of a two-part series where they explain why these myths are incorrect and what the actual truth is for each myth.

Topics covered include:

  • Slot machines by the aisles and doors are “looser”
  • Casinos tighten up slots on weekends and loosen them up during the week
  • If a machine hasn’t hit in a while, keep playing because its due to hit, or, if a jackpot just hit, the machine will stop paying
  • If a machine is set to pay back 93% I will get $93 back if I bet $100
  • Always bet max coins

July, 2018 – The Top 10 Slot Machine Myths – BUSTED! – Part 1

Steve and Matt Bourie, from the American Casino Guide, discuss 10 of the most common myths that players have about how slot machines work.

This is part one of a two-part series where they explain why these myths are incorrect and what the actual truth is for each myth.

Topics covered include:

  • Someone else won my jackpot
  • It doesn’t matter what symbols you pick in a bonus round
  • A slot machine knows when you lower your bet and will pay out when you do
  • You can affect the outcome by stopping the slot machine reels early
  • Using a players card lowers your chances of winning

June, 2018 – 6 of the Dumbest Bets You Can Make in a Casino

Steve and Matt Bourie, from the American Casino Guide, discuss six of the dumbest bets you can make in a casino. They explain why these bets are dumb and, if possible, how a similar bet can be made with much better odds for the player.

Topics covered include:

  • Big 6 and Big 8 on the craps table
  • The 5-number bet on a double-zero roulette wheel
  • Only betting 4 coins on video poker
  • Splitting 10’s in blackjack
  • The any 7 bet on the craps table
  • Not betting max coins on a wide-area progressive slot machine

May, 2018 – 8 Things To Never Do In A Casino! – A video podcast!

Steve and Matt Bourie, from the American Casino Guide, discuss 8 things to never do in a casino. They explain why you should never do these eight things and, if they are not avoided, how they can lead you to having a very bad casino experience.

Topics covered include

  • Drinking too much alcohol
  • Getting a credit card cash advance
  • Over-betting your bankroll
  • Chasing your losses
  • Getting a credit line
  • Cheating
  • Taking credits left on a slot machine
  • Blaming other players, or dealers, for your losses

April, 2018 – How to Win – The Truth! – A video podcast!

Steve and Matt Bourie, from the American Casino Guide, discuss how to be a long-term winner on slot machines.

They explain how most people will have to expect to lose, but they also go on to give examples of three different ways that you can become a successful long-term winner on slots.

A slot machine is what most people play when they go to a casino and everyone wants to know how to win on slots. Get your answers in this video!

March, 2018 – How to Win in a Casino – GUARANTEED! – Even if You Know Nothing!

Steve and Matt Bourie, from the American Casino Guide, discuss how to be a guaranteed winner in a casino – even if you know nothing!

They explain one easy method for doing this and they also give details on another simple way to get a mathematical edge over the casinos.

Both of these methods are simple to use and they will work for both novice and experienced gamblers.

Matt and Steve explain in detail how the methods work and the expected mathematical advantage you will have.

February, 2018 – Cleopatra Gold Slot Machine from IGT – A video podcast!

Gambling author and casino expert, Steve Bourie, interviews Mike Brennan from IGT about their new Cleopatra Gold Slot Machine from IGT which was introduced at the 2017 Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas.

The game is expected to be introduced into casinos throughout the U.S. by mid-2018.

January, 2018 – A Look at The New Westworld Slot Machine From Aristocrat Technologies

Steve Bourie, from the American Casino Guide, speaks with Nathan Drane, Vice President of Marketing at Aristocrat Technologies, about their slot machine based on the hit HBO series, Westworld, which was introduced at the 2017 Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas.

They look at several features of the game including the Mariposa free games and the Reverie re-spin.

November, 2017 – Two Videos – Featuring Scientific Games and Konami

“James Bond” Slot Machines From Scientific Games

Steve Bourie, takes a look at the new series of James Bond slot machines from Scientific Games which were introduced at the 2017 Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas.

The three games covered are: Casino Royale, Goldfinger and Diamonds Are Forever.

A Look at The New Beat Square Skill-Based Casino Game From Konami Gaming

Matt Bourie, from the American Casino Guide, speaks with Tashina Wortham, Marketing Communications Manager of Konami Gaming, about their new Beat Square skill-based casino game which was introduced at the 2017 Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas.

Players can win cash prizes in the game by hitting buttons in beat with various musical soundtracks.

October, 2017 – Three Videos – Video Poker Experts

Top 10 Mistakes Video Poker Players Make with Mike “Wizard of Odds” Shackleford – Part 1

This is part one of a two-part video where Mike Shackleford, also known as the “Wizard of Odds” gives his top 10 list of mistakes that video poker players make.

Topics covered include:

  • Playing lousy pay tables
  • Not playing maximum coins
  • Not using a player card
  • Not using a mathematically-based strategy and making accidental errors

Part 2

This is part two of a two-part video where Mike Shackleford, also known as the “Wizard of Odds” gives his top 10 list of mistakes that video poker players make.

Topics covered include:

  • Over-tipping on jackpots
  • Not paying attention to promotions
  • Leaving a game in a high state
  • Leaving credits in the machine
  • Playing a defective machine

Slot Machine YouTuber Brian Christopher Learns to Play Video Poker with Steve Bourie

American Casino Guide author, Steve Bourie, travels to Las Vegas, to visit with Brian Christopher who has a YouTube channel dedicated to videos of him playing slot machines.

Steve gives Brian tips on why he should play video poker rather than slots and, together, they play $25 a hand on 20-line 8/5 Bonus Poker.

At the end of their play Steve also gives Brian advice on the steps needed to become a long-term winner at video poker.

August, 2017 – How to Become a Professional Video Poker Player with Video Poker Expert Bob Dancer – A video podcast!

Steve Bourie, interviews video poker expert Bob Dancer about “How to Become a Professional Video Poker Player.” Bob has won more than one million dollars playing

video poker and he gives his tips on how anyone can learn the information needed to become a professional player. Topics covered include:

  • How to find the best games, analyzing the benefits of players clubs
  • Using proper strategies
  • Practicing with video poker software
  • How much a player can be expected to earn
  • Plus much more!

July, 2017 – Two Video Podcasts – Top 10 Mistakes Slot Machine Players Make

Top 10 Mistakes Slot Machine Players Make with Mike “Wizard of Odds” Shackleford – Part 1

Part one of a two-part video where Mike Shackleford, also known as the “Wizard of Odds” gives his top 10 list of mistakes that slot machine players make.

Topics covered include:

  • Playing slots in the first place
  • Playing in “tight” casinos
  • Overplaying
  • Playing participation slots
  • Not using a players card

Top 10 Mistakes Slot Machine Players Make with Mike “Wizard of Odds” Shackleford – Part 2

This is the second part of a two-part video where Mike Shackleford, also known as the “Wizard of Odds” gives his top 10 list of mistakes

that slot machine players make. Topics covered include:

  • Not paying attention to promotions
  • Playing progressive machines when the meters are low
  •  Over-tipping on jackpots
  • Leaving a game in a high state
  • Leaving credits, or money, in a machine

June, 2017 – How To Stretch Your Casino Bankroll – With Gambling Author Jean Scott

Steve Bourie, interviews gambling author Jean Scott about how average gamblers can stretch their bankroll to get more value for their money.

Jean explains how gamblers can take some simple steps to increase their odds of winning, or to at least lose less money.

January, 2017 – Seinfeld Slot Machine from Scientific Games – A video podcast!

Gambling author and casino expert, Steve Bourie, takes a look at the new Seinfeld slot machine from Scientific Games which was introduced at the 2016 Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas. The game was introduced into casinos throughout the U.S. by mid-2017.

December, 2016 – A Look at Skill-Based Video Gambling Games Coming to U.S. Casinos From Gamblit Gaming – A video podcast!

Gaming expert, Steve Bourie, speaks with Darion Lowenstein, Chief Marketing Officer of Gamblit Gaming, which is the second company to be introducing skill-based video gambling games into U.S. casinos.

The games looked at include: Into The Dead, Playboy Pinball and Cannonbeard’s Treasure.

These new skill-based video games were introduced at Caesars Entertainment casinos in California in December 2016 and at other Caesars casinos in Nevada in early 2017.

Darion and Steve also take a look at Gamblit’s VRC (Virtual Reality Cube) gaming platform, which will allow players, as well as spectators, to wager on their success in fighting monsters while playing The Brookhaven Experience in a virtual reality environment.

November, 2016 – Sharknado Slot Machine from Aristocrat Technologies – A video podcast!

Steve Bourie, takes a look at the new “Sharknado” video slot machine from Aristocrat Technologies which was introduced at the 2016 Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas.

The game is based on the hit series of made-for-TV movies shown on the Syfy channel and launched in casinos in early 2017.

October, 2016 – A Look at the First Skill-Based Video Game Gambling Machine (VGM) Coming to U.S. Casinos

American Casino Guide author, Steve Bourie, speaks with Blaine Graboyes, CEO of GameCo, which is introducing Danger Arena, the first skill-based video game gambling machine (VGM) into U.S. casinos.

Blaine explains how the game works, how skill is a factor, and how players can win. The new VGM was introduced at Caesars casinos in Atlantic City in early October 2016.

August, 2016 – Where are the “loosest” slot machines in America? – Part 1 – A video podcast!

American Casino Guide author, Steve Bourie, takes a look at gaming statistics to discover where the “loosest” slot machines in America are located.

This is part 1 where he takes a look at two types of slot machines statistics: those for casinos located within a specific geographic area, as well as those for Indian casinos.

He shows you which casinos had the best returns in those two categories and in part 2 he will take a look at individual casinos.

July, 2016 – 10 Tips for Visiting Las Vegas With “Las Vegas Advisor” Publisher Anthony Curtis – A video podcast!

Steve Bourie, interviews Las Vegas Advisor newsletter publisher Anthony Curtis about 10 tips for Las Vegas visitors to get the best deals.

Topics covered include:

  • How to save money on rooms
  • Dining and shows
  • Best advice for gamblers
  • Resort fees and how they can be avoided
  • Best and worst times to visit
  • Why “locals” casinos often offer the best values
  • Plus much more!

June, 2016 – How To Properly Play 10 Common Video Poker Hands with Gambling Expert Linda Boyd

Video poker expert, Linda Boyd, gives details on how to properly play 10 common Jacks or Better hands.

Some of the hands covered include:

  • Four card straight with a low pair
  • Four card flush with a low pair
  • Dealt flush with a four card royal
  • Dealt straight with an open ended straight flush
  • Low pair with three unsuited high cards
  • Three card royal flush with a low pair
  • Plus five more interesting hands that are often misplayed

May, 2016 – How to Win a Million Dollars Gambling in a Casino

Steve Bourie, interviews gambling author Jean Scott about how she and her husband, Brad, were able to win more than one million dollars gambling in casinos.

Jean explains how they started off as 25-cent players and worked their way up to higher stakes. She talks about some of their bigger wins, as well as some of their worst losses.

Jean also gives tips for other players on how they can learn to be successful casino gamblers.

April, 2016 – A look at two new skill-based video games coming to casinos – Pinball and a Pac-Man clone – A video podcast!

Gaming expert, Steve Bourie, speaks with Steve Riesenberger, Creative Director at Nanotech Gaming about two new skill-based video gambling games they will be introducing in the future.

The first is Vegas 2047 which is a video pinball game and the second is CasinoKat which is similar to Pac-Man.

They discuss how the games work, how they compare to skill-based slot machines, how to bet on the games and how skill affects the betting aspect of the games.

February, 2016 – A look at new skill-based slots and other skill-based gaming machines with Marcus Prater from AGEM – A video podcast!

Gambling expert, Steve Bourie, speaks with Marcus Prater about some of the new skill-based slots and other skill-based gambling games that will be coming to casinos in the near future because of recent changes in gambling regulations.

Marcus is the executive director of AGEM (Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers), the organization that was behind the push to introduce these new skill-based games.

They discuss how these new games will be changing the casino environment, what kind of new games will be introduced and when the new games will start appearing in the casinos.

January, 2016 – Two Videos – Cirque du Soleil: Kooza Slot Machine from Scientific Games & Plants vs. Zombies 3D Slot Machine from IGT

Cirque du Soleil: Kooza Slot Machine from Scientific Games

Gambling author and casino expert, Steve Bourie, takes a look at the new Cirque du Soleil: Kooza slot machine from Scientific Games which was introduced at the 2015 Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas.

The game is expected to be introduced into casinos throughout the U.S. by mid-2016.

Plants vs. Zombies 3D Slot Machine from IGT

Gambling author and casino expert, Steve Bourie, takes a look at the new Plants vs. Zombies 3D Slot Machine from IGT which was introduced at the 2015 Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas.

The game is expected to be introduced into casinos throughout the U.S. by mid-2016.

December, 2015 – Cher Slot Machine from Bally Gaming

Gambling author and casino expert, Steve Bourie, takes a look at the new “Cher” video slot machine from the Bally Division of Scientific Games which was introduced at the 2015 Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas.

November, 2015 – Game of Thrones Slot Machine from Aristocrat Technologies – A video podcast!

Steve Bourie, takes a look at the new “Game of Thrones” video slot machine from Aristocrat Technologies which was introduced at the 2015 Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas.

The game is based on the hit HBO TV show and launched in casinos in early 2016.

October, 2015 – Two videos – A Look at Esports Betting with Unikrn.com & “The Simpsons” Slot Machine from WMS Gaming

A Look at eSports Betting on Games Such as League of Legends, Dota 2 and Starcraft 2

American Casino Guide Associate Editor, Matt Bourie, interviews Rahul Sood, CEO of Unikrn, a website which allows users to bet real money (or play money) on eSports matches for games like League of Legends, DOTA 2, Heroes of the Storm and Starcraft 2.

The Simpsons Slot Machine from WMS Gaming

Steve Bourie, takes a look at the new “Simpsons” video slot machine from WMS Gaming which was introduced at the 2015 Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas. The game is based on the hit TV show and launched in casinos in mid-2016.

June, 2015 – A Look at Problem Gambling with Author and Certified Compulsive Gambling Counselor Arnie Wexler – A video podcast!

In this video, American Casino Guide author Steve Bourie interviews Certified Compulsive Gambling Counselor Arnie Wexler.

Arnie was the Executive Director of the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey for eight years and is the author of the book All Bets Are Off which chronicles his years as a compulsive gambler, as well as how he eventually overcame his addiction and went on to help others.

Some topics covered include:

  • What is compulsive gambling?
  • How can someone tell if they might have a gambling problem?
  • How can someone tell if a friend, or loved one, has a gambling problem?
  • What kind of resources are available for problem gamblers?
  • Can a compulsive gambler ever gamble normally again?

At the end of the video a list of organizations is displayed that can provide help to problem gamblers and their families.

February, 2015 – Two Videos – How Slot Machines Are Tested and Regulated & Why It’s Hard to Win on Penny Slots

How Slot Machines Are Tested and Regulated with Ian Hughes From Gaming Labs International

Gambling author and casino expert, Steve Bourie, interviews Ian Hughes from Gaming Labs International (GLI) about how slot machines are tested and regulated.

GLI is the world’s largest independent testing facility for all types of electronic gaming machines and does testing for more than 450 gaming jurisdictions throughout the world, including the state of Nevada.

Why It’s Hard To Win on Penny Slot Machines with Slot Machine Expert Frank Legato

Steve Bourie interviews slot expert, Frank Legato, at the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas about why it is hard for slot players to win on penny slot machines.

Please note that the average slot machine returns listed in this video are based on Nevada’s 2014 fiscal year from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014.

January, 2015 – Two Videos – Slot Machine Sneak Peek EP. 24 & 25 Featuring IGT and Bally Technologies

“Wheel of Fortune – Jackpot Paradise” Slot Machine from IGT – A video podcast!

Steve Bourie takes a look at the “Wheel of Fortune – Jackpot Paradise” video slot machine from IGT which was introduced at the 2014 Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas.

Take ‘n Play Gaming System From Bally Technologies – A video podcast!

Gambling author and casino expert, Steve Bourie, takes a look at the new Take ‘n Play gaming system from Bally Technologies that allows users to download their favorite slot machine onto a mobile tablet and play it elsewhere in the casino.

December, 2014 – Two Videos – Slot Machine Sneak Peek EP. 22 & 23 Featuring WMS and Bally Technologies

“Friends” Slot Machine from Bally Technologies

American Casino Guide author  Steve Bourie takes a look at a new slot machine from Bally Technologies based on the hit sitcom “Friends”  which was on display at the 2014 Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas.

It is a one-cent, wide area progressive, slot machine that is currently arriving in casinos throughout the U.S.

“The Flinststones” Slot Machine from WMS Gaming

Steve Bourie, takes a look at the new “Flintstones” slot machine from WMS Gaming which was on display at the 2014 Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas.

It is a one-cent, wide area progressive, slot machine that arrived in casinos throughout the U.S. by late 2014.

November, 2014 – Two Videos – Featuring WMS Gaming and Bally Technologies

“Austin Powers” Slot Machine from WMS Gaming

Steve Bourie takes a look at the new “Austin Powers” slot machine from WMS Gaming which was on display at the 2014 Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas.

It is a one-cent, wide area progressive, slot machine that started arriving in casinos throughout the U.S. in the spring of 2015.

“Wonder Woman” Slot Machine from Bally Technologies

In this second video, Steve takes a look at the new “Wonder Woman” slot machine from Bally Technologies which was on display at the 2014 Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas.

It is a one-cent, wide area progressive, slot machine that arrived in casinos throughout the U.S in 2014.

October, 2014 – “Ellen DeGeneres Show” Slot Machine from IGT

Steve Bourie, takes a look at the new “Ellen DeGeneres Show” video slot machine from IGT which was introduced at the 2014 Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas.

The game is based on her hit TV show and is expected to be in casinos by late 2014. The bonus rounds shown include “12 Days of Giveaways” and “Know or Go.”

June, 2014 – One Easy Tip to Increase Your Players Club Benefits with Casino Gambling Expert Steve Bourie

In this video, casino gambling expert, Steve Bourie, explains how one easy tip can increase your players club benefits.

Topics covered include:

  • How casinos calculate your expected Average Daily Theoretical loss
  • How to increase your comps and freeplay benefits without betting any extra money
  • Why you shouldn’t always use your players club card
  • Plus more!

May, 2014 – Why 8/5 Bonus Poker is a Good Game to Play with Video Poker Expert Linda Boyd – A video podcast!

Video poker expert, Linda Boyd, explains why 8/5 Bonus Poker is a good game to play.

Some of the topics covered include:

  • Wide availability of the game even when casinos downgrade their games
  • Strategy is similar to that used on jacks or better
  • Low variance compared to many other versions of video poker
  • Casinos usually offer full comps and cashback
  • More exciting because of increased payouts on certain four-of-a-kinds
  • Wide availability on progressive machines
  • Plus more!

April, 2014 – Five Important Things Every Slot Player Should Know with Syndicated Gaming Writer John Grochowski – A video podcast!

In this video, syndicated gaming writer, John Grochowski, discusses five important things every slot player should know.

Topics covered include:

  • You are betting more money than you realize
  • Past results do not affect future outcomes
  • Higher denomination machines have higher paybacks
  • On video slots you don’t have to always bet maximum coins to get the maximum payback
  • On progressive machines, always bet the amount needed to be eligible for the jackpot

December, 2013 – “Iron Man” Slot Machine From WMS Gaming – A video podcast!

Steve Bourie, takes a look at the new “Iron Man” slot machine from WMS Gaming which was on display at the 2013 Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas. It is a one-cent, wide area progressive, slot machine that is now arriving in casinos throughout the U.S.

December, 2013 – “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” Slot Machine from WMS Gaming – A video podcast!

Gambling author and casino expert, Steve Bourie, takes a look at the new “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” slot machine from WMS Gaming which was on display at the 2013 Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas.

It is a one-cent, wide area progressive, slot machine that has now arrived in casinos throughout the U.S.

November, 2013 – Three Videos – IGT Slot Machines

“Jurassic Park” Slot Machine From IGT

Gambling author and casino expert, Steve Bourie, takes a look at the new “Jurassic Park” slot machine from IGT which was introduced at the 2013 Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas.

The game is based on the hit Steven Spielberg movie and launched in casinos by late 2013.

The bonus rounds shown include the “Fence Bonus” and the “Free Spins” scatter bonus.

“Back to the Future” Slot Machine from IGT

Gambling author and casino expert, Steve Bourie, takes a look at the new “Back to the Future” slot machine from IGT which was introduced at the 2013 Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas.

The game is based on the hit movie and is expected to be in casinos by early 2014. The bonus rounds shown include the “Wild West Train Bonus” and the “Wheel Spin” random bonus.

“Avatar” Slot Machine From IGT

Steve Bourie, takes a look at the new “Avatar” slot machine from IGT which was introduced at the 2013 Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas.

The game is based on the hit James Cameron movie and is expected to be in casinos by March 2014. The bonus rounds shown include the “Willow Glade” and the “Big Win.”

October, 2013 – Michael Jackson “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin'” Slot Bally Technologies – A video podcast!

Gambling author and casino expert, Steve Bourie, takes a look at the new Michael Jackson “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin'” slot machine from Bally Technologies which was on display at the 2013 Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas.

It is a one-cent, wide area progressive, slot machine that is now arriving in casinos throughout the U.S.

August, 2013 – The Five Best Slot Machine Themes of All Time with Syndicated Gambling Writer John Grochowski – A video podcast!

In this video, syndicated gaming writer, John Grochowski, gives his picks for the five best slot machine themes of all time.

Some of the slot games covered include: Blazing 7’s; Double Diamond; Jackpot Party; Monopoly and Wheel of Fortune.

July, 2013 – All About Ultimate Texas Hold’em with Gambling Expert Michael “Wizard of Odds” Shackleford – A video podcast!

In this video, Michael Shackleford, who is also known as the “Wizard of Odds,” explains all about Ultimate Texas Hold’em.

Michael explains how the game is played, the various bets you can make, the casino advantage on those bets, the best strategy for playing the game on a pre-flop basis and advice for making the later bets on the turn and the river.

May, 2013 – 10 Reasons Why Jacks or Better is the Best Video Poker Game to Play – A video podcast!

Video poker expert, Linda Boyd, gives details on the 10 best reasons why Jacks or Better is the best video poker game to play.

Topics covered include:

  • Wide availability of the game
  • Easy strategy
  • Low variance
  • Increased comps
  • And much more!

February, 2013 – All About Three Card Poker with Michael “Wizard of Odds” Shackleford – A video podcast!

In this video, Michael Shackleford, also known as the “Wizard of Odds,” teaches us all about three card poker.

January, 2013 – Gambling and Taxes with Gambling Author Jean Scott – A video podcast!

In this video, American Casino Guide author Steve Bourie interviews noted gambling author, Jean Scott, for her insight on gambling and taxes.

Jean is the author of “Tax Help For Gamblers” and she discusses what kinds of taxes U.S. gamblers must pay on their winnings, including federal, state and city.

December, 2012 – All About Server Based Gaming With Slot Expert Frank Legato – A video podcast!

This video includes an Interview with Frank Legato, the editor of Global Gaming Business magazine.

Frank is a nationally recognized expert on slot machines and Steve asks hims about server-based gaming which is the latest technology for use in electronic gaming machines in casinos.

December, 2012 – Interview with Videopoker.com Chief Marketing Officer, Greg Brown – A video podcast!

Steve Bourie interviews Videopoker.com’s chief marketing officer, Greg Brown, for details on his site.

Topics covered include:

  • How players can use it for FREE to practice playing different types of games, such as Triple Play, Super Times Pay and Quick Quads
  • How to play in FREE daily video poker contests
  • How to get a FREE two-week trial of a gold membership
  • Plus much more!

November, 2012 – Four Videos – New Slots from WMS Gaming and an Interview with Steve Bourie

The first three are showcasing new slot machines from WMS Gaming, Spider-Man, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory and KISS.

The fourth video features an interview between American Casino guide associate editor Christine Bourie and American Casino Guide author Steve Bourie, where he discusses his background in the gambling industry.

Spider-Man Slot Machine From WMS Gaming

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Slot Machine From WMS Gaming

KISS Slot Machine From WMS Gaming

Interview with American Casino Guide Author Steve Bourie

October, 2012 – Two Videos – New Slots from Bally Technologies!

“Pawn Stars” Slot Machine From Bally Technologies

Steve Bourie takes a look at the new “Pawn Stars” slot machine from Bally Technologies which was introduced at the October 2012 Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas.

The game started arriving in casinos by January 2013. The bonus rounds featured are with Chumlee, Old Man and Corey.

NASCAR Slot Machine From Bally Technologies

Gambling author and casino expert, Steve Bourie, takes a look at the new “NASCAR” slot machine from Bally Technologies which was introduced at the October 2012 Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas. The game started arriving in casinos in mid-2013.

The bonus rounds featured are the Pit Stop Bonus, the U Race Bonus and the Burnout Bonus.

August, 2012 – 10 Tips To Stretch Your Slot Machine Bankroll – A video podcast!

In this video, American Casino Guide author Steve Bourie gives 10 tips on how slot players can make their playing bankrolls last longer.

July, 2012 – How The Casino Comp System Works! – A video podcast!

In this video, American Casino Guide author Steve Bourie explains how the casino comping system works for table game players.

May, 2012 – Michael “Wizard of Odds” Shackleford Interview

In this video, American Casino Guide author Steve Bourie interviews gambling expert and mathematician Michael Shackleford, who is also known as the “Wizard of Odds.”

March, 2012 – How to Find the Best Paying Video Poker Machines in Any Casino with Gambling Author Linda Boyd

In this video, American Casino Guide author Steve Bourie interviews gambling author Linda Boyd for information on how to choose the best paying video poker machines in any casino.

February, 2012 – How to Save Money When Planning a Las Vegas Vacation with Jean “Queen of Comps” Scott – A video podcast!

In this video, American Casino Guide author Steve Bourie interviews gambling author Jean Scott, who is also known as the “Queen of Comps,” for information on how to save money when planning a Las Vegas vacation.

January, 2012 – The Five Worst Casino Bets with Syndicated Gaming Writer John Grochowski – A video podcast!

In this video, American Casino Guide author Steve Bourie interviews syndicated gaming writer John Grochowski, who gives his picks for the five worst bets in a casino.

December, 2011 – The Five Best Casino Bets with Syndicated Gaming Writer John Grochowski – A video podcast!

In this video, American Casino Guide author Steve Bourie interviews syndicated gaming writer John Grochowsk, who gives his picks for the five best bets in a casino.

November, 2011 – Three Videos for New Slot Machines from WMS Gaming, IGT, and Bally Technologies

Aladdin & The Magic Quest Slot Machine from WMS Gaming

In this video, American Casino Guide author Steve Bourie takes a look at the revolutionary new “Aladdin & The Magic Quest” slot machine from WMS Gaming which was introduced at the October 2011 Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas.

It is the first slot machine to feature the company’s Sensory Immersion 2.0 technology platform which allows the player’s seat to move in tandem with video seen on the screen.

Ghostbusters Slot Machine From IGT 

In this video, Steve Bourie takes a look at the new Ghostbusters Slot Machine from IGT which was introduced at the October 2011 Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas.

Included is a video of the original Ghostbuster, Dan Akroyd, who cut the ribbon to open the Gaming show and then played the machine.

Michael Jackson “King of Pop” Slot Machine From Bally Technologies

In this video, American Casino Guide author Steve Bourie takes a look at the new Michael Jackson “King of Pop” slot machine from Bally Technologies which was introduced at the October 2011 Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas.

October, 2011 – The Slot Machine – When to Bet Maximum Coins

In this video, American Casino Guide author Steve Bourie takes a look at various types of slot machines and discusses when it is best to bet maximum coins.

Steve discusses multipliers, buy a pays, progressives and multi line/multi coin.

July, 2011 – Robosaurus Promotion at Seminole Casino in Hollywood, Florida – A video podcast!

In this video, the 45-foot-tall robotic dinosaur Robosaurus destroys a car at the Seminole Casino in Hollywood, Florida as part of a special casino promotion. This isn’t really going to teach you anything about gambling, but you’ll have a lot of fun watching it!

The video includes footage shot from inside the Robosaurus cockpit which is located just above his (her?) fire-breathing nostrils.

Special thanks go out to my son Matt who was brave (or crazy?) enough to climb into the cockpit and sit behind the pilot to shoot the special footage. If you have a fast Internet connection, be sure to watch it in HD.

June, 2011 – Visiting the casinos of Biloxi and The Mississippi Gulf Coast – A video podcast!

In this video, American Casino Guide author Steve Bourie takes a tour of the casinos of the Gulf Coast in Biloxi and Gulfport, Mississippi.

Viewers get to see what each casino looks like and get details on what the area offers in the way of other attractions.

April, 2011 – Answers to Common Slot Machine Questions with Syndicated Gambling Writer John Grochowski – A video podcast!

In this video, American Casino Guide author Steve Bourie interviews gaming writer John Grochowski, who answers some of the most common questions that players have about slot machines.

March, 2011 – How to Get More Casino Comps with gambling author Jean “Queen of Comps” Scott – A video podcast!

In this video, American Casino Guide author Steve Bourie interviews gambling author/expert Jean Scott, who is known as “The Queen of Comps,” for details on how to take advantage of the casino comping system.

January, 2011 – Two Videos – How to Win on Slot Machines & A look at some of the new WMS slot machines at the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas

How to Win on Slot Machines – Interview with slot machine expert Frank Legato

In this video, American Casino Guide author Steve Bourie interviews slot expert, Frank Legato.

He discusses how slot machines work, how to win on them and whether or not there is such a thing as “hot” and “cold” machines. He also discusses server-based gaming and how it differs from regular slot machines.

January, 2011 – A look at some of the new WMS slot machines at the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas

In this video, Steve Bourie takes a look at some of the new WMS slot machines displayed at the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas.

New slots include Lord of the Rings – The Two Towers, the Godfather and Monopoly – Bigger Event.

December, 2010 – All About Video Poker with Michael “The Wizard of Odds” Shackleford – A video podcast!

This is a video podcast hosted on You Tube. In it American Casino Guide author, Steve Bourie, interviews Michael Shackleford, also known as the “Wizard of Odds.” They talk about how video poker machines work and how to win on them.

November, 2010 – All About Slots with Michael “The Wizard of Odds” Shackleford – A video podcast!

This is a video podcast hosted on You Tube. In it American Casino Guide author, Steve Bourie, interviews Michael Shackleford, also known as the “Wizard of Odds.” They talk about how slot machines work and how to win on them.

October, 2010 – Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Baccarat
with Michael Shackleford, the Wizard of Odds

Steve interviews gaming writer Michael Shackleford, also known as the Wizard of Odds, to learn all about baccarat.

They discuss how to play the game; the casino’s mathematical advantage on the various bets that are offered; the best strategies for playing; and whether or not the game can be beaten in the long run.

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September, 2010 – How to have a cheap Las Vegas vacation

Steve interviews Matt Weatherford, editor of cheapovegas.com, about how to get the most value for your money when visiting Las Vegas.

They discuss getting cheap deals on rooms, food, gambling, shows and more. They also discuss the “resort fees” that many Las Vegas hotels now charge, plus Matt gives his best advice for first-time, as well as long-time, Las Vegas visitors.

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August, 2010 – Everything You Ever Wanted to Know
About Craps with Frank Scoblete

Steve interviews craps expert and best-selling author Frank Scoblete. They discuss: the basics of how to play craps; good bets to make; bad bets to avoid; using controlled dice shooting to gain a mathematical edge at the game; the 5-count betting system; and Frank’s best advice for craps players.

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July, 2010 – Video Poker – How to Win and How it Works – A video podcast!

In this video, American Casino Guide author Steve Bourie explains how video poker machines work and how they differ from slot machines.

He also explains how you can learn to find the best-paying video poker games in any casino and use the proper strategy to achieve the best long-term results.

June, 2010 – Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Blackjack with Henry Tamburin

Steve interviews blackjack author and expert Henry Tamburin. They discuss: how the casino’s mathematical advantage in blackjack is determined; progressive betting versus card counting; and the best strategies for basic play, doubling down, splitting, soft hands, surrender and insurance.

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May, 2010 – Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Slot Machines with Frank Legato

Steve interviews gaming writer Frank Legato, who is the author of “How to Win Millions Playing Slot Machines, or Lose Trying.”

They discuss: how slots work; the various types of machines and the best strategies for playing them; the future of server-based gaming for slots; and Frank’s best advice for players.

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April, 2010 – Setting Your Video Poker Goals with Jean Scott

Steve interviews video poker expert Jean Scott about setting goals for video poker players in three specific areas: 1 – Those simply wanting to lose less money; 2 – Those wanting to play a break-even game and enjoy the casino comps; and 3 – Those who want play at an advantage over the casinos and make money.

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March, 2010 – Interview with Mike Aponte of the MIT Blackjack Team

Steve interviews Mike Aponte of the MIT Blackjack Team. They discuss how Mike first became involved with the team; how they operated; his role on the team; and their biggest success. Mike also explains what he did after the team broke up; what he is doing today; and his best advice for blackjack players.

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February, 2010 – The Changing Face of Video Poker with Linda Boyd

Steve interviews Linda Boyd, author of “The Video Poker Edge,” about the changing face of video poker. They discuss newer games such as Wheel Poker, Quick Quads, Dream Card, Super Times Pay and Power Punch.

They also discuss server-based gaming, as well as how casino promotions are changing.

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January, 2010 – Interview with David Schwartz, Director of the Center for Gaming Research at UNLV

Steve interviews David Schwartz, Director of the Center for Gaming Research at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas. They discuss some of the materials contained in the Gaming Research collection, plus they talk about some of the unique documents and artifacts that are featured on the Center’s website.

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December, 2009 – What’s New in Slots and Table Games with gaming writer John Grochowski

Steve interviews syndicated gaming writer John Grochowski about the new slot machines and table games introduced at the November 2009 Global Gaming Expo (G2E) trade show in Las Vegas.

Steve also tells the story of how he recently was able to get a penthouse suite at The Hotel at Mandalay Bay for two nights for $130!

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November, 2009 – Interview with American Casino Guide author Steve Bourie

Steve Bourie’s son, Matthew, interviews his dad about his work as the author of the American Casino Guide. They discuss Steve’s background in the gambling industry, how the book first came about, his travels to various casinos, interesting gamblers he has come to know, plus his best advice for casingoers.

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October, 2009 – A Look at the American Casino Industry – Its Past, Present and Future

Steve interviews Global Gaming Busines Magazine Publisher, Roger Gros, to discuss the American casino industry. They start with a timeline of how the industry developed.

They then discuss its current problems in the recession and conclude with how the industry will probably change in the future.

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September, 2009 – Casino Gambling and the Law with I. Nelson Rose

Steve interviews gambling law expert I. Nelson Rose.

They discuss current U.S. laws governing Internet gambling; the rights of players who count cards at blackjack; the rights of players who win slot jackpots that are disputed by the casinos; legal rights when gambling at Indian casinos; and more.

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August, 2009 – Advantage Players versus the Casinos with Bill Zender

Steve interviews casino consultant Bill Zender who advises casinos on how to protect themselves from advantage players who are trying to get an edge by using legal methods. They discuss how the players attempt to get that edge in various games such as blackjack, craps, roulette, baccarat, slots and video poker.

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July, 2009 – 1,000 Best Casino Gambling Secrets with Bill Burton

Steve interviews Bill Burton, the casino gambling guide at About.com and author of “1,000 Best Casino Gambling Secrets.”

They discuss various aspects of casino gambling including money management; odds/probabilities; tipping etiquette; and the best strategies for playing slots, video poker, and the major table games.

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June, 2009 – How to Play and How to Win at Caribbean Stud Poker, Let It Ride and Three-Card Poker

Steve interviews gambling writer Henry Tamburin on how to play and how to win at Caribbean Stud Poker, Let It Ride and Three-Card Poker. They discuss the basics of how to play each game, plus the best strategies for each game that will give the casino the least mathematical advantage over the player.

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May, 2009 – The Tactics of Winning at Video Poker with Dan Paymar

Steve interviews video poker expert Dan Paymar. They discuss tactics for winning at video poker, including: which casino is best to play at?; how important are slots clubs and promotions?; which game is best to play?; should the double-up feature be used?; and more..

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April, 2009 – Visiting Reno and Lake Tahoe

Steve interviews Ellen Oppenheim, President and CEO of the Reno-Tahoe Convention and Visitors Bureau. They discuss things for visitors to see and do when visiting Reno-Tahoe, including a property-by-property description of all casino hotels, plus a suggested travel route for visiting all areas of interest.

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March, 2009 – How To Get The Most For Your Money When Visiting A Casino

Steve interviews The Frugal Gambler author, Jean Scott, on “How To Get The Most For Your Money When Visiting A Casino.” They discuss ways to save money when planning the trip; how to take advantage of players clubs and promotions; using coupons; and choosing the best games for maximum comps.

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February, 2009 – Slot Machines – How They Work and How To Win

Steve interviews slot machine expert John Robison. They discuss how slot machines work and how to win on different types of machines such as: straight multipliers, bonus multipliers, buy-a-pay, progressives, and multicoin/multiline.

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January, 2009 – New Casino Games with John Grochowski

Steve interviews syndicated gaming writer John Grochowski about new table games and slot/video poker machines introduced at the November 2008 Global Gaming Expo (G2E) trade show in Las Vegas.

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December, 2008 – The Best Things to See and Do in Las Vegas

Steve interviews Las Vegas entertainment columnist Jackie Brett. They discuss the best things for visitors to see and do in Las Vegas. They talk about various shows and attractions within particular price ranges for all kinds of visitors – from those with limited budgets to high rollers with money to burn.

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November, 2008 – Problem Gambling Awareness

Steve interviews Keith Whyte, Executive Director of the National Council on Problem Gambling. They discuss; what is a problem gambler; who is prone to become a problem gambler; how you can tell if someone is a problem gambler; sources of help for problem gamblers; and advice to avoid becoming a problem gambler.

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October, 2008 – The Basics of Video Poker with Linda Boyd

Steve interviews Linda Boyd, author of The Video Poker Edge, on the basics of video poker.

They discuss why video poker is better than playing slots; which are the best VP games to play; how to find the highest-paying VP machines; how to learn the correct playing strategies; and how to use slot clubs for maximum benefits.

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September, 2008 – Visiting Tunica, Mississippi

Steve interviews Webster Franklin, president of the Tunica Convention and Visitors Bureau. They discuss tourist attractions for visitors in the greater Tunica area and then, on a property-by-property basis, they give details on each of the nine casinos in Tunica.

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August, 2008 – Blackjack Card Counting Teams with Tommy Hyland

Steve interviews Tommy Hyland who has run one of the country’s most successful card counting teams for more than 20 years. They discuss his opinion of the “21” movie, how he got started, how teams work, problems that teams encounter, what the future looks like for card counters, and his general advice for blackjack players.

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July, 2008 – Interview with gaming author Frank Scoblete

Steve interviews gaming author and the foremost gaming writer for Casino Player and Strictly Slots magazines, Frank Scoblete. They discuss Frank’s background, his various books on casino gambling, his current projects, and his advice for gamblers.

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June, 2008 – Getting the most out of slot clubs with Jeffrey Compton

Steve interviews Jeffrey Compton, slot club editor for Casino Player and Strictly Slots magazines. They discuss how players can get the most benefits from various kinds of slot clubs.

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May, 2008 – Howard Schwartz of the Gambler’s Book Shop in Las Vegas

Steve interviews Howard Schwartz, marketing director of America’s first gambling bookstore, the Gambler’s Book Shop in Las Vegas. They discuss the history of the store, some of its famous visitors, and Howard’s recommendations for the best books on a variety of gambling topics.

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April, 2008 – Visiting Atlantic City

Steve interviews Jeff Vasser, Executive Director of the Atlantic City Convention and Visitors Authority about what visitors can expect to see and do in Atlantic City. They discuss the city’s typical visitor; getting to and around the city; the newest developments that have opened, or are in the planning stages; and a quick take on all of the city’s casino resorts.

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March, 2008 – Gambling and Taxes with Jean Scott

Steve interviews Jean Scott, author of Tax Help for Gamblers, about the tax implications for gamblers. They discuss what ID is needed to claim winnings; which forms you receive from the casinos, how to keep a gambling diary; how to declare wins and losses on your tax forms; state tax liabilities; and more.

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February, 2008 – How to Become a Professional Gambler with Arnold Snyder

Steve interviews blackjack and poker expert Arnold Snyder about how a player can learn to become a professional player at those two casino games.

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January, 2008 – New casino Games with John Grochowski

Steve interviews syndicated gaming writer John Grochowski about new table games and slot/video poker machines introduced at the G2E (Global Gaming Expo) trade show this past November in Las Vegas.

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December, 2007 – An update on the Mississippi Gulf Coast Casinos

Steve interviews Nicole Learson, Director of Marketing at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau. They discuss, on a property-by-property basis, how the casinos in the area have changed since Hurricane Katrina and what new developments are expected in the future.

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November, 2007 – How to Choose the Best Video Poker Paytables with Jean Scott

Steve interviews video poker expert Jean Scott about how to choose the best video poker paytables. They discuss how to find paytables offering the best returns; which paytables have high “volatility,” which can require a bigger bankroll; and which ones offer better returns on progressive machines.

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October, 2007 – Maximizing Comps at Blackjack with Max Rubin

Steve interviews Max Rubin, co-host of CBS TV’s Ultimate Blackjack Tour and author of “Comp City.” They discuss Max’s background in the casino industry and his past work as a card counter. Max also gives tips for blackjack players looking to exploit the casino comping system.

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September, 2007 – Playing Craps with Larry Edell –

Steve interviews Larry Edell, author of seven books on craps and webmaster of thecrapshooter.com. They discuss how to play craps, the game’s good and bad bets, maximizing casino comps in craps, and using “controlled dice shooting” to overcome the casino’s mathematical advantage.

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August, 2007 – Winning on Slot Machines with Frank Legato

Steve interviews Frank Legato, author of “How To Win Millions Playing Slot Machines…Or Lose Trying.” They discuss how slots work and tips for players to increase their chances of winning.

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July, 2007 – Saving Money in Las Vegas with Anthony Curtis, publisher of Las Vegas Advisor Newsletter

Steve interviews Anthony Curtis, publisher of the “Las Vegas Advisor” newsletter. They discuss various ways to save money on rooms, shows, food and gambling while visiting, or planning a trip to, Las Vegas.

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June, 2007 – Beatable Casino Games with “The Wizard of Odds,” Michael Shackleford

Steve interviews Michael Shackleford, also known as “The Wizard of Odds,” for his opinion on which casino games are beatable. They discuss slots, video poker, blackjack, craps, roulette and baccarat with tips from Mike on how to either beat a game, or lessen the casino’s advantage.

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May, 2007 – Texas Hold’em Poker with Bill Burton

Steve interviews Bill Burton, the casino gambling guide at About.com and author of “Get The Edge at Low-Limit Texas Hold’em!” They discuss how to play Texas Hold’em and strategies for winning.

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April, 2007 – Maximizing Slot Club Benefits, with Jean Scott

Steve interviews Frugal Gambling author, Jean Scott, for her expertise on casino slot clubs. They discuss how various slot club systems work, how to earn cashback and comps, plus other ways for players to earn maximum benefits.

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March, 2007 – How to Become a Professional Video Poker Player, with Bob Dancer

Steve interviews professional video poker player, Bob Dancer, who has won more than $1 million in his career.

They discuss what it takes to become a professional player, including: choosing the right machines, using proper strategies, bankroll considerations and more.

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February, 2007 – Blackjack with Henry Tamburin

Steve interviews gaming author and blackjack newsletter publisher, Henry Tamburin. They discuss the new Speed Count system for counting cards; how rule changes affect a casino’s mathematical advantage; how to find the best games, how to avoid the worst games; and how to get a FREE three-month subsciption to Henry’s newsletter.

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January, 2007 – Video Poker with Linda Boyd

Steve interviews Linda Boyd, author of “The Video Poker Edge.” They discuss Linda’s background and her advice for video poker players.

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December, 2006 – Casino Gambling with Mark Pilarski

Steve interviews syndicated gaming writer Mark Pilarski whose column appears in newspapers, magazines and web sites throughout the world. They discuss Mark’s background, his advice for players, plus interesting stories from his columns as well as his casino career.

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November, 2006 – Blackjack with Stanford Wong

Steve interviews blackjack expert Stanford Wong. They discuss Wong’s background, card counting, the current state of blackjack in Las Vegas and tips for players wanting to get the most for their money when playing blackjack.

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October, 2006 – Blackjack Tournaments with Ken Einiger

Steve interviews Ken Einiger, World Series of Blackjack champion and author of “Play To Win.” Steve and Ken discuss blackjack tournaments and the best strategies for playing in them.

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September, 2006 – Slot Machine Myths with John Robison

Steve interviews John Robison, author of “The Slot Experts Guide to Playing Slots.” Steve and John play “Mythbusters” and examine 11 common myths that people have about playing slot machines.

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August, 2006 – Video Poker with Jean Scott

Steve explains the three big differences between slots and video poker. He also interviews Jean Scott, author of “The Frugal Gambler” and “Frugal Video Poker” to get her tips for winning at video poker.

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July, 2006 – Slot Machines with John Grochowski

Steve explains how slot machines work and how casinos decide what they should be set to pay out. He also interviews syndicated gaming writer, and author of “The Slot Machine Answer Book,” John Grochowski, to get his tips for winning on the slots.

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June, 2006 – Gulf Coast Casinos with Linda Mabry

Steve gives three tips on how to save money when booking a trip to a casino hotel, plus he interviews former Biloxi Sun-Herald gaming writer Linda Mabry for an updateon the status of all casinos on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

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