The Podcasts of Casinos USA

Episode # 63 Ketchup in the Mayo

Casinos USA Podcasts for May 2, 2019:  Follow us on Twitter @casinosusa2017. Join our Facebook group: Casinos USA         Call our 24/7 voicemail: 1-724-519-4556.

Craps Talk for High Rollers opens the episode today. Generally High Rollers play smart craps, which is a pass line system explained by Coach Fav.  He offers an alternative play: Deal or NoDeal for High Rollers.

Come-Out Roll

a. $60 on the Pass Line   

b. $60 on the Don’t Pass Line   

c. $5 bet on the 12

d. After the point is established lay $120 on the Don’t Pass 

e. Next place the inside numbers for a total of $66 

   ($15 on the 5 and 9, $18 on the 6 and 8) All hits on these inside numbers will pay $21.

f. Turn the inside numbers off after 3 hits ($63 profit)

g. **** Now Keep the Don’t Pass Lay Bet odds at $120 or Reduce it to $60 or $30

   * Danger of Negative Expectation Game Reviewed. Why all betting system fail eventually is explained by Coach Fav. Learn to “Take the Money and Run.”

Part II: Video Poker fans go to to learn how your favorite casinos are rated for payouts on their video poker games. The site is recommended by the authors of the American Casino Guide. All my local casinos suck with payouts as this website revealed. Jacks or Better players seek machines that pay “9 coins for full house, 6 coins for a flush.” This pay table identifies a 99% payout machine- hard to top!

Part III: Janie and Coach Fav give casino resort comp tips and discuss some of the better comps that they have enjoyed. Janie asks listeners to share their stories: 1-724-519-4556 24/7 voicemail

                  Thanks for Listening.  We will be back May 16 with podcast # 64  

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Episode # 62 Women and Gambling

1.  Janie gives a true/false quiz on Women and Gambling facts. Coach Fav and Janie discuss the correct answers to the quiz.  

2. Janie talks about a new casino being built across from Mandalay Bay on the Las Vegas Strip.  “Astral” is the name of this new casino resort.  It will have 620 rooms, underground parking, a sky lobby and a rooftop pool.  Of course, it is in walking distance of the new Raiders Stadium.

3. Top women poker players listed.

4. Top women casino executives

5. Top female table game dealer in Las Vegas

6. Craps Talk – today we focus and expand on specific craps terms:

“Buy-In” should be influenced by table minimums (when to buy-in)

“Loss Limit” – your personal view on how much you are willing to lose before you quit betting 

“Betting with the Dice,” “right way bettors”

“Betting against the Dice,” “wrong way bettors”

A Boxman” – the one who is sitting and the ultimate judge of the game

“No Call Bets”

“Odds bet behind the line” – (pass line) often considered to be the best bet in the casino 

“Laying odds” or “putting odds” on the Don’t Pass Line

Differences between odds behind the Pass Line and Don’t Pass odds

7. Coach Fav’s comments about Janie always wants to go to a newly opened casino.  Astral casino construction ( across from) Mandalay Bay begins in 2020. We will be there shortly after it opens.

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Episode # 61 135,000 Slot Machines

1. Contact Casinos USA by voicemail, twitter, and Facebook Group. Check out our website that archives all of our podcasts:  Link to report on the longest documented craps roll in a casino in the USA from the Borgata in 2009 (154 rolls, 4 hours, 18 minutes). 

2. Dice Setting Influence, probably, likely at times — Dice Control, get real, no way… Check out a few of our favorite dice sets on our webpages and Facebook posts.   

3. Nevada Gaming Board reports on Nevada Casinos’ total of monthly gaming wins in February, 2019, which just over a Billion dollars in ONE MONTH. Still snow storms hurt Reno area casinos in February. Nevada Slot Machines (135,000 of them) made 600 million in casino wins in February, Table games made 403 million casino wins in February. Super Bowl casts big wins for Nevada Sports Books on prop bets. Growth of Sports Books in several states does not seem to have hurt the Nevada Sports Books at all.

Tourists still pour into Las Vegas at record rates even though they gamble less. 42 million tourists last year visited Las Vegas. Average room rate $130 before resort fees and taxes. *** Many of our podcasts listeners get some room comps if not totally free rooms. 

Millennials DO know how to play poker.  Stop saying that they do not know how to gamble.  They are killers in the poker rooms. Know that many Las Vegas attractions do not involve gambling: … drinking, dining, dancing, big time show productions, hiking, swimming, enjoying the sun, and upscale shopping- all have little or nothing to do with gambling. For us at Casino USA, we gamble bigger in local casinos than in Las Vegas.

4. Customer Service Issues at Casino Resorts. Gamblers are CUSTOMERS. Hotel Guests are CUSTOMERS. Some casino and hotel workers get that; some do not. We have standards of Customer Service that we expect to receive and will report those who do not give it. Do the same.

5. Craps Talk: Teaching Craps at Rocky Gap Casino Resorts and later a “craps student” of mine gets a $2,500 slot machine win.

6. Our cousin has back to back Big Wins at the same exact Buffalo Slot Machine at the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh and just days apart.

7. Some important late news before we close.

Be back in two weeks; thanks for listening!

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Episode # 60 Eighty Thousand Views and Counting

“3-2-1 Craps,” a craps pass line betting scheme for low rollers, created by Casinos USA and produced by ColorUp’s Jeremy Elerick for YouTube has surpassed 80,000 views in just 6 months. Consider our “Deal or NoDeal” (video) play from the Don’t Pass line as well, which was also produced by ColorUp and Jeremy. Jeremy put it on live and our system produced winnings of  $193 profit in less than 22 minutes, the length of the video.

Vegas Crimes: A recent robbery took place at the Bellagio Casino Resort’s poker cage. The thief robbed the cage and ran outside where a policeman shot the robber after the robber first fired at another policeman. The robber died a few days later in a hospital. The Las Vegas police officer was also shot as mentioned, but his vest saved his life. He was examined and released from the hospital quickly. More Shooting! Also there was a multiple shooting at the El Cortez Casino Hotel on the 5th floor.  All involved have been arrested. The cause of the shooting seems unclear to this date.  Nevada with its western history is an open carry state (gun laws). Coach Fav explains how guns easily can get be brought into a Casino or a hotel.

(Speaking of guns) Coach Fav unknowingly takes a loaded shotgun in his golf bag to a Las Vegas Country Club for a golf outing. Wait until you hear what happened next.

A Saint Patrick Day tale (from years ago)  by Coach Fav’s is presented followed by a news report of a big, big win in Las Vegas on Saint Patrick’s Day 2019 ( a million dollar win) at the Plaza Hotel in downtown Las Vegas on a progressive Monopoly Millionaire Slot Machine.  Wow!

Feature Segment:  Casinos USA overview  of the Women’s and Men’s NCAA Basketball Tournaments as seen by Coach Fav. He also explains three of his bets made at the Rivers Casino for the first round men’s games.  Think Money Line!

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Episode # 59 Youtube Success for Casinos USA


1. Coach Fav Explains what a YouTube Premier is and what happened the evening of 

March 5, 2019 – a live test of our Deal or NoDeal Craps betting system by Jeremy Elerick of “Color Up.”

2. We replay a phone call to our voicemail from a California gambler (John) regarding his views of Dice Control. We generally agree with the caller but with some exception.

3. Coach Fav’s High Roller Anxiety is revealed and the meaning of a negative expectation game explained —”You can leave the game but the game never ends.” Consequently,

the longer one plays, the casino wins in the end as odds are stacked on their side.

4.  Check-In trouble at the Luxor results in a free upgraded suite

5.  Janie highlights the Rugby Sevens Parade of Nations Rally featuring 200 athletes from 16 Nations; in addition, also she describes the Nascar Arrival Parade in Las Vegas. 

6.  Janie goes on an extended description of the shopping, dining, and entertainment at the

Linq Courtyard where the High Roller (Big Wheel) is. A day of fun for us.

7.  The appeal of free slot play takes Janie and Coach Fav to Fremont Street where Janie has organized the day around free slot play coupons. Our free slot play and match play coupons are from the Rewards Book associated with a subscription to the Las Vegas Advisor Newsletter by Anthony Curtis and the American Casino Guide.

Both of these “coupon” items are well worth the money, simply amazing deals.

8.  MS Kondo’s (author of “Tidy Up”) method of folding and storing clothes “sparked joy” with Coach Fav as he now takes a much smaller suitcase to Las Vegas, packed the Condo way.

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Episode # 58 Sparking Joy, Japanese Metaphysics, and Casino Travels

from Western Pennsylvania on February 21, 2019

Title: “Sparking Joy, Japanese Metaphysics, and Casino Travels”

Part I. We play and respond to a phone call from a craps “high roller” in Colorado.

Coach Fav responds to caller’s concerns and explains the mystery of why his book on craps play is no longer available. Does Coach Fav acknowledge a second book is being written? Our focus on low roller play is tied to Coach Fav’s concern about gambling getting our of hand and hurting marriages and families. Yet, if one can truly afford to bet big, the limit of your bets is up to you without any negative judgement from us. 

Part II: In this segment we Share our story fun times with Janie at Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Flintstone, Maryland. A new expressway out of Somerset, Pennsylvania shortens our trip by 30 minutes.  Yea, Man!  Just a two hour drive now. Details and outcomes of the games played by Coach Fav at Rocky Gap are presented

Part III: 

1. Janie explains who Marie Kondo is and that her message is sweeping the country. 

2. Coach Fav defines her Japanese Metaphysics with respect and admiration. 

3. Janie and Coach Fav embrace the significance of “sparking joy” in one’s life.

4. A review of how the packing for flights to Las Vegas have been changed by these values.

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Episode # 57 Three Card Poker Explosion


Part 1  February Q and A  Craps Talk

1. (craps) Hard number Parleys

2. (craps) Playing the Don’t Pass.  Our Deal or No Deal System – most enjoyable for me

3. (craps) Playing the Pass Line  with the 6-4 dice set and other favorites

4. (craps) Careful Dice Setters Take me to the Pass Line

5. Crap Superstitions I most often embrace

Part 2  Explosion of 3 Card Poker

The casino variety of Three Card Poker was first created by Derek Webb in 1994 and patented in 1997. Webb tried to get the correct mix of three important factors for any casino game: 

1.  the game rules were easy to understand, 

2. the payouts were large enough to attract players

3. the house edge was enough that casino owners would be interested in adopting the game.


Part 3  Booked February Casino Visits

Rocky Gap on February 7

Las Vegas Bally’s and Luxor February 25-March 1

Be happy to have a beer with you. Find me, wearing Notre Dame Attire, playing craps.

Part 4 Super Bowl Follow-up Discussion between Janie and Coach Fav

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Episode # 56 Deal or No Deal

Opening of Season Six  January 24, 2019

A. $5  is the smallest amount of money accepted for sports bets at the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh This casino is now has more people space in the sports book which can now seat 98 with chairs and tables combined (fills up quickly)


Caution: Baby Sitting Services in Las Vegas have specific rules. Check with the concierge in the LV Strip hotel where you are staying. Do this before you go to Las Vegas.



1. $5 on the Pass Line $5 on the Don’t Pass Line on the Come-Out roll

2. $30 odds on the Don’t Pass

3. If the established point is not a 6 or 8, place them for $6 each and keep them up for two hits; then take them down. Make your own decision on this.


4. If the established point is a 6 or 8 make another choice: Deal or No Deal. Either put odds behind the pass line and lift the Don’t Pass Bet and odds or not.  Again, playing the 6 or 8 from the pass line is Deal or No Deal – Your choice.  Remember that a Don’t Pass bet can be lifted. A pass line bet cannot. Any odds bet can be lifted from either line.                         

C. Caller from Utah wants Casinos USA’s thinking on hardware parleys

D. Janie reviews an article from

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Episode # 55 Never Fight A Streak

Part 1: Never fight a winning or losing streak thinking that the opposite bet is due when the outcome is pretty much one or the other -for example, red or black bets in Roulette.   Things are never due; thinking that way is called the “Gamblers Fallacy.”    In Baccarat Banker and Player bets fall into this category as does Pass line or Don’t Pass Line in Craps.  Things would even out after thousands and thousands of plays, but that is not happening in the short term. Famous Craps player Jimmy the Greek felt that it was wise to stop betting rather than fight a streak.  In his case, he only played the Don’t Pass Line. If a hot shooter was beating him, he would just stop betting until that bettor lost rather than fight it by continuing to bet against the shooter. We suggest “jumping on a steak” as we did with 8 yo’s in a row (11’s) at the Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City, Indiana.  Coach Fav has made the mistake of fighting a streak in the past and now has wised up. Why keep betting the same way if you are losing? Join the parade while it lasts. Don’t fight a streak – jump on it.

Part 2: Sports Betting in Pittsburgh is now legal at The Rivers Casino, which is close to PNC Park (Home of the Pirates) and Heinz Field (Home of the Steelers and the University of Pittsburgh (Football Teams).

Part 3: Craps Talk – 6-4 Dice Set still hot for Coach Fav.  Keep setting this until it hurts me…

Part 4: Explaining the Spread Bets and Money Line bets in Sports Betting… No right or wrong here.

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Episode # 54 Part II of Uptown Funk, Downtown Grand

Call Casinos USA’s voicemail at 1—724-519-4556 to comment or ask a question. 1.  Closing up at Bally’s:  Bronx Wanderers talented, Checkout by email. Don’t forget the Avenue shops and fast food outlets downstairs at Bally’s and the inside walkway to the Paris Casino. The escalator down is right beside Bucco de Pepo. 2.  Received a message on my Mlife App that our room was ready at the Luxor.  East Tower renovations. In our view East Tower rooms are superior to staying the Pyramid. Bottom en trance right beside the registration area Starbucks and Boarding Pass Computers and Printers 2.  Walk or take a tram to Mandalay Bay, Excalibur, then a walk to New York, New York, in the Park at Park MGM and to TMobile Arena. Shops on walkways.  Not so bad. 3.  Janie considers how the Professional Hockey Team, The Golden Knights has changed Las Vegas and what she expects with the arrival of the Raiders and NFL Football. The Raiders Stadium is 30% completed and scheduled to be open by July of 2020. UNLV has a football game scheduled for the new stadium in August of 2020. 4. Breakfast at the 4 Queens Magnoliz Room on a BOGO Coupon.  Played up and down Fremont on match play and free play coupons.  Hit gold when we went to the Downthown Grand. Right click here to download