The Podcasts of Casinos USA

Episode # 103 The Hippie Lobo Wolf Lady


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Show Notes, January 14, 2021

Janie tells the story of the Hippie Lobo Wolf Lady, which begins at the Rio Hotel Casino back when the Rio was a popular destination in Las Vegas in part because of its festive atmosphere. Coach Fav and Janie were two days away from heading to a family wedding that was going to take place just outside of Golden, Colorado. However, because Janie won a Rio steak house comp for two meals of her choice, they left for the Colorado destination much later in the day then they planned. The steak house didn’t open until 4 pm. So instead of leaving in midmorning, they left for Golden after 6 pm. This translated to driving through the Rocky Mountains with a high wind warning with the only extra light coming from a full moon.  The adventure continues in Cold Creek Canyon just outside of Golden, Colorado.

In part two of the podcast, Coach Fav explains the origin of the point spread in sports betting.  This interesting historical information was taken from the Las Vegas Advisor. Surprisingly, the idea of the point spread came much later than most gamblers probably realize. Coach goes on to explain how Money Line bets are paid.

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Episode # 102 Fantasy Football in the Twilight Zone

Show Notes: “Fantasy Football in the Twilight Zone” is Casinos USA Podcasts’ 2020 New Year’s Eve podcast. Behind the overall theme that living in  2020 has been a year long episode of The Twilight Zone, we explore the brief days of sunshine that many of us also enjoyed between the days of dread.  The podcast begins with a caller from Maryland who just won his Fantasy Football League Championship. 

We end the podcast with the story of one of the biggest slot wins in Las Vegas History.  In between Coach Fav compares his life experiences in  2020 with the mixture of horror and happiness that 1968 was to him.  He explains in detail how in some manner all years in the words of the English Author  “…are the worst of times and the best of times.” 

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In 2021 We Resolve to Have a Ton of Fun!

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Episode # 101 Bundled Casino Vacations 2021


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Due to the present Covid 19 surge throughout the nation, this episode encourages our listeners to look ahead to July 1, 2021. By that time we believe that every American who wants to be vaccinated for protection from a Covid 19 infection will have had the opportunity to have done so. So we bundle possible casino trips in this episode for July 1, 2021 and later into the fall and winter.  When you open group vacations up to experiencing a variety of activities outside of gambling, casinos and other personal passions often work so well together. Because we bundle this way so ofter, we refer to ourselves as agents of Casinos USA – enjoying so many things while staying at casino resorts. 

Some Examples: Lake Tahoe Nevada has so much to offer all year long: winter skiing at all levels of expertise from novice to downhill racers, snowmobiling, hiking, swimming, fishing, fine dining, e-biking, clubbing, and in the later evening CASINOS.  So why not bundle several of your favorite things together. Of course, this bundle works in other casino venues so we consider one in Western New York and another in Western Pennsylvania

Bundle Las Vegas Casinos: Vegas is perfect for bundling if you enjoy professional football, college football, professional women’s basketball, professional hockey, top grade entertainment, fine dining, and gambling. We also do examples for enjoying college football and basketball in other states with casino bundles.  We make bundling work for us while NASCAR Races in Kentucky (Kentucky Speedway and the Belterra Casino Resort). We do the same while swimming at Daytona Beach, Florida and taking out Casino Boats in the afternoon as well.  Make your own bundles and tell us about it by calling our voicemail:


Finally, in our closing “Odds and Ends” segment, we mention a three million dollar scratch off ticket winner from our area and a surprising fact that some casinos in the USA are actually doing better in 2020 than they did in 2019. Guess how that happened.  

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Episode # 100 Thirty-Four Straight Wins!


Coach Fav celebrates Casinos USA Podcasts 100th podcast by celebrating his recent amazing 34 straight wins, 23 in sports betting and 11 in craps outings. He explains exactly how it all happened.    To call the show, 24/7 voicemail 1-724-519-4556.

We also hear from Jeremey Elerick, the ever-so successful producer and narrator of Color Up Videos on Youtube, and (late in the podcast), Keno Nick calls in to talk about his first day at Pennsylvania’s newest casino, Pittsburgh Live which opened November 24.  He actually called the show live, but we played it at the end of the podcast.  A number of listeners want us to broadcast live so we are considering it.

In our popular Craps Talk segment Coach Fav reviews his favorite bets during his 11 straight wins.  Here they are:    

1. 15-6  $15 on the Pass Line  hedged by 3-Way Craps for $6  [Come-out rolls]If I hit a 2 or 12, I keep the $50 and press the 3-way $6

2. Hop the Hardways high on the 10 for $5.  Bet pays 30 to 1, which makes the hard 10 two dollar bet a $60 winner. Remember this bet is one roll only and I only use it on come-out rolls ever so often.

After the point is established

3. Go one roll without betting before Placing the 6 and 8 for $18 each

4. $15 Pass Line with 3-2-1 Odds – much higher than a $5 table

5. Playing the Don’t Pass but also betting the Iron Cross for 2 hits and down.  During our amazing run of 11 winning sessions, these bets produced almost $2,000.00 in Winnings

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Episode # 99 Waking Up In Vegas

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Episode # 99 Show Notes: In the opening monologue Coach Fav exams Katie Perry’s Lyrics to her hit, “Waking Up in Vegas.” He considers the verisimilitude of the lyrics and weighs the song’s message against his experiences as a recreational gambler in Las Vegas over the decades.

In our 3-2-1 Craps Talk segment, Coach Fav discusses craps strategies on a $15 table, which are becoming much more common as in many states craps tables are limited to just six players due to Pandemic restrictions by state governments. $15 minimum tables are challenging to low rollers who go in to games with $200 or less.

Coach Fav examines the surprising success of the John Gruden’s Las Vegas Raiders.  The Raider upset of the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City was most impressive. Important stats are considered.

Finally, a call in to the show from “Tom,” an Atlantic City gambler is played.  He offers an enthusiastic congratulations on our upcoming 100th podcast and has suggestions for some future content in the podcasts.

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Episode # 98 Twelve Feet Away From $34,000

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Part I

Opening: Youtube 3-2-1 craps strategy approaching 200,000 views.  Craps segment begins with us playing craps at the Meadows Casino in Washington, Pennsylvania. Our opening three straight matchplay coupons were losses and made Coach Fav more cautious in this game .  Hint: he decided not to make place bets or odds bets behind the pass line until after the first roll following an established point number. This is a cautious way to play and it certainly helped today.  Coach Fav continues to hedge $15 come out rolls with a 3-way  $6 craps bet. This hedge bet paid off but not until he approached the end of the session. Until late in the game, he was behind.

Back to back come out rolls craps numbers 12 and 2 along with 3 consecutive $15 field bets make the session profitable and makes that made 10 straight sessions of winning craps since the casinos reopened in Pennsylvania. How about that! Just Plus $66 on this visit, but we’ll take it after being behind most of the game.

Part II

Janie explains the title of the episode: “Twelve Feet Away from $34,000.  She has a great attitude and enjoys seeing other players win.

Part III

Tax consequences on slot winnings are explained. A player always has the responsibility of paying taxes on gambling winnings.  So if you are an honest individual then a journal that keeps track of your winnings and losses and provides the date and location of your visit is acceptable to the IRS. Remember you can deduct your “documented” losses from you winnings.

The casino will make sure that you pay if you hit $1200 or more on a slot machine by giving you a W2G from to complete before you are free to depart the casino with your cash.

In table games there are two things that must happen to be given a W2G.

1. Must win at least $600 on a wager. 

2. The payout must be at least $300 times the wager.  This is most unlikely in craps with the exception of the Fire Bet.  Other sidebets in a number of table games but not a craps table would certainly be this way often paying thousands and thousands of dollars.  Remember though that the responsibility to pay taxes on winnings of any amount is always there.

For details: go to Color Up’s “Taxes and Gambling” on YouTube by Jeremy Elerick.  It’s the best explanation of this tax information that I have ever come across.

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Episode # 97 Less Talk More Rock

I. In this episode Coach Fav draws from the Review Journal Newspaper, the daily newspaper of the Las Vegas area, the book CRAPS TO WIN THOUSANDS by Carroll Meyer ,and KNTV Las Vegas news broadcasts. 

The incidents of violence and even murder in Las Vegas appear to be out of control. Consequently, new security and more severe security measures are being put in place by  Wynn/Encore and many other companies are also increasing their security protocols and staffing.  In our view these are good things (great news) and working in conjunction with the Las Vegas Metro Police should turn back the recent increase in crime in the Las Vegas area, particularly on the Tourist Corridors of the Strip and Fremont Street. 

II. After playing craps for decades as has Carroll Meyer, I have learned that “when a craps table is hot it’s hot and when it’s not, it’s not.”  All place bet, pressing, come, and pass line plays are effective when the table is hot.  When shooters keep rolling numbers, good things happen to those who bet the numbers.

 Yet learn quickly that it is not always that way.  Carroll Meyer’s narrative of an amazing afternoon playing craps at Caesar’s is a high roller’s dream.  Enjoy it. Over $500,000 was won at the table that afternoon with only three people playing at this $100 minimum table. Nothing like a $7500 line bet with $15,000 in odds behind it. One player had $60,000 at risk at times.  You will love this story if you are a pass line and “bad bet” player (hard ways, hop bets, prop bets). Check out his book, Craps to Win Thousands – it’s a fun read.

III. Do you play the slots at McCarran International Airport?  People always warn about these “tight machines.”  Good thing for one tourist from North Dakota that he did not listen to such advice. Playing a $1.25 Wheel of Fortune machine, the tourist flew home with a more than two hundred thousand dollars.  Nice work!  

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Episode # 96 Just Win, Baby!

Show Notes, September 24, 2020

Host Coach Fav visits the impressive National Football League upset win of the LV Raiders over the heavily favored New Orleans Saints on the opening night of Allegiant Stadium and televised on the 50th anniversary of Monday Night Football. We look at the economic promise of the opening of bars and sports books in Nevada, and we discuss many of the amazing BIG slot machine payouts and table game bonus bets in recent weeks in Las Vegas. Simply, they are HUGE. A few hours after our podcast was completed another big win of $437,540 on a Wheel of Fortune slot machine at the Cosmopolitan. The winner won on his 60th spin of a $2.50 wager.

This podcast also takes a deep look at the present unemployment numbers in Nevada, pointing out that Reno is down to under 8% unemployment while the job growth comeback in Las Vegas is much slower.  Finally Coach Fav presents Covid 19 stats that are getting overlooked by the major of major news outlets. These numbers are amazing yet unreported by most news outlets.

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Episode # 95 Labor Day Vegas Mayhem

Show Notes:

1. Keno Nick calls from Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Western Maryland (Flintstone, Maryland)

2. “Adventure Betting” in Roulette explained. This play is becoming increasingly common in Roulette, but the bet is physically difficult REQUIRING that one must place 30 numbers before the time to bet expires. If the table is crowded, then “just making” the bet becomes an adventure in this high risk low reward wager. (30 ways to win and just 7,8, or 9 ways to lose depending on how many zeros the table offers).  This bet reminds Coach Fav of laying numbers in Craps or using odds on the Don’t Pass Line; that is, the player risks more money to win less. 

3. Coach Fav considers what is, perhaps,  “the most important concept” one can learn in a Dealer School. Live Casino Pittsburgh, a new casino being built near Greensburg, Pennsylvania, has established their own dealer school (5 week course), admitting 120 students as they plan to hire 50 or 60 of them. The new casino is scheduled to open before Thanksgiving 2020.

4. National social unrest spills over in Las Vegas on both the Strip and Downtown – physical fighting in and out of casinos and casino hotels. The Las Vegas Metro Police speak on the podcast reporting what happened and how they expect to stop this mayhem from occurring in the future. Over the Labor Day weekend,  it was very dangerous to be a tourist in Las Vegas. This problem must end or Vegas will be severely hurt as it struggles to comeback from Covid 19.

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Episode # 94 Casino Smarts

In his opening segment Coach Fav talks about several “smarts” that helps one when gambling in a casino to actually come out ahead, and in the final segment of the podcast,  Janie explains why it is often wise to book more comped nights at a hotel casino then you actually need. From refrigerators in the room to the dangers of “third party” bookings, this episode provides the listener with much of their accumulated wisdom over several decades of enjoying traveling together and gambling in so many casino resorts.  

In between their opening and closing segments, Coach Fav in his popular CRAPS TALK segment explains how “Smart Craps” is played from the pass line.  Although experts consider that the math behind smart craps proves that it is definitely the best way to play the game, Coach Fav shares his feelings about putting so much hard earned cash at risk and why he moved away from smart craps over the years.  Playing full odds or heavy odds behind the pass line and doing the same on a couple of “come bets” is a way to win or lose big money fast. That’s a hard and fast fact. Of course, this is all up to the player, which is a point that Coach Fav embraces each and every podcast.

Play your own way with a style that you trust.  Despite what you may hear from the so called experts, there is no guarantee that you will always win any casino table game and craps is no different. If any table game system of play or dice control in craps was actually foolproof, casinos would remove craps tables from the floor or any other table game that was easily defeated by patrons.  Every table game and slot machine has a “house edge” built in and that is something that should always be understood. That is why casinos exist – to win your money. Nonetheless, there are still many reasons to enjoy recreational gambling, and Casinos USA Podcasts seeks the “Pursuit of Happiness.” 

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