The Podcasts of Casinos USA

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

Episode # 53 Uptown Funk, Downtown Grand

1.  Sharing Experiences Staying at Bally’s 4 Nights and the Luxor 4 nights

2.  Why go to Las Vegas in November?  Many Advantages but increasing comps the best… 

3.  LV Temperatures 63-69 degrees and Sunny all of Thanksgiving Week

4.  Breakfast for six upon our arrival from the airport at the Peppermill Lounge was super

5.  Early Check-in at Bally’s via computer stations simple as can be

6.  Afternoon win at Bally’s $10 craps table while low rolling with 3-2-2 (not 1) odds

7.  Bally’s new Lobby Bar large and impressive (Janie agrees).

8.  Coach Fav wins $180 Bally’s Sports Book on an over bet (63.5) LA Rams vs KC. 105    points scored! Thanks to Geoff for this call.

9.  “Narcy at the Ellis Island Players Club is so helpful, sweet, and kind,” says Janie.

Janie goes on to win some nice money from slot play and also qualifies for a free pumpkin pie and other treats.

10. Janie explains how she kept daily food costs down with coupons with plenty of Bogos 

11.  Lounge Entertainers at Ellis Island reminds Coach Fav of a song (Tulsa Time) one of his college roomates at Notre Dame sang the entire Freshmen year.

12. Lunch at the Cosmopolitan’s “The Henry” restaurant great and worth the $55 

13. Coach Fav almost loses his shirt (down $1400) at the Bellagio while playing smart craps at a $25 table with $100 in odds on pass line bets and two of his come bets, but he is saved from total disaster by one hot shooter. Learned that $375 often on the table is too much of a gamble (for me) so early in the week. Close call. Lesson Learned.

14. A now careful (after Bellagio) Coach Fav uses a 6-8 place bet strategy, pressing once ($10 table) and coming down after 4 hits during the final 2 days of craps play at Bally’s and departs our four day stay with more than $600 from 7 hours of craps play. Sweet!

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Episode # 52 Dice Control- Yes, No, Maybe

 Zach Bagan’s Haunted Museum, 600 E. Charleston, Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89104   90 minute tour – Ticket Price $44  Phone: 702-444-0744

Part I: Craps Talk: Paying for Dice Control training with hands-on instruction is an expensive purchase. Is Dice Control Possible? Is the training worth the cost? Does the setting of dice and a proper throwing technique give one an advantage over the house edge in casino craps?  Our answers follow: Watch for this: Dice Control instructors create a variety of throwing components and blame failure to execute the motion correctly the cause of 7-outs. Yet, the longest recorded shoot (2009 in Atlantic City) was not from Dice Control. So why has not a  Dice Control shooter broken this record? Casino USA believes in Dice Tendencies as a result of setting dice. Certain dice sets seem to bring about certain numbers more than not.  We do not believe that a shooter can control Dice more than two consecutive rolls if the dice hit the back wall. However strange, we do admit that we are more confident when we see a shooter set dice and establish a throwing rhythm. Let’s not argue about it. For us, it’s about tendencies of numbers occurring not control. Dice Sets create number tendencies. Control, if real, is limited to a roll or two and extremely rare. 

Part II: Inside Casinos USA: Who and What is Casinos USA? Coach Fav explains what our purpose and mission is all about:  Enjoying casino resorts …

Part III: Las Vegas for Grownups: Janie and Coach Fav review essential items that should be completed before one departs for an extended vacation thousands of miles away from home. Listeners may find  information in our essential tasks list. Finally, Janie tells the story of a friend who recently won a $1,000 on a Quick Hit slot machine at The Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh.  Next Podcast December 6, 2018.  Call our voicemail at 724-519-4556.  

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Episode # 51 Electronic Crack

Part 1. There are over 100 million visitors in total to America’s casinos year in and out; in fact, nearly half of these visitors are age 50 or older. Many specialist who treat compulsive gamblers believe that has many as 4 million boomers have a gambling problem as casinos seem to offer Boomers an escape from loneliness and even grief.  This makes the addiction all the more powerful. The Indian Regulatory Gaming Act in 1988 started the casino boom in America. Think about the Thin Ice Analogy. Play Hit and Run, remembering that your competitive personality can work against your own reasoning in that you keep playing beyond your loss limit while you create great Debt from gambling while insanely chasing losses

Part II The Top 7 Gaming Companies with casinos in America are discussed.

A. Las Vegas Sands Corp., B. MGM International (M-LIfe), C. Caesars Entertainment (Total Rewards), D. Wynn International, E. Boyd Gaming, F. Penn National, G. Pinnacle


Part II Extended: Craps Talk: Learning the Don’t Pass plays, often called the Dark Side of Craps, is important in grasping a totality of understanding in craps betting whether one plays from the Don’t Pass Line or not.

Part III Janie, who sets the daily agenda for Casinos USA while on casino trips, discusses some of her vacation priorities during Thanksgiving week 2018 in Las Vegas.

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Episode # 50 Own the Table?

Part 1.  Coach Fav gives his explanation of what “own the table” means and gives advice for pass line players on what it takes to own the table.  How? Secure more money with place bets than you have on the pass line and odds bet behind it.  When that happens, go “off” on the place bets. So now you assured of a profit even if the shooter 7’s out not making the established point.  If the point is made, you win the place bets and the line bet with odds.  Either way, you own the table. Sure, bet higher on a hot table.  Yet Coach Fav exposes the problem with high full odds (100X) that puts your bankroll at great risk.  Is it worth it to expose yourself to possible losses that can reach thousands of dollars? Your Call, but we enjoy the game as low rollers and enjoy it just as much.

Part II.  We talk about Blackjack mistakes that one can make.  Be careful and enjoy the game, but do your best to do things correctly:

a. Stay away from 6-5 Blackjack unless you are at a $1 table.

b. Communicate with the dealer by hand signals, not by voice.

c. Learn and play Basic Strategy for Blackjack. Blackjack is one of the best games in the casino when played correctly.  The house edge is below 1% when basic strategy is played perfectly. 

d. Don’t play where the table uses a continuous card shuffle machine if you count cards.

f. Never touch your bet chips once the cards are dealt.  This is a felony offense in Nevada if the casino decides you are adding or taking away chips when your fingers touch your original bet.

Part III. Janie’s favorite Las Vegas restaurants are discussed.  Great inexpensive food!

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Episode # 49 Grease for Peace

September 27, 2018: Episode # 49 – To ask a question or make a comment, call Casinos USA’s voicemail at 1-724-519-4556. We will give you up to 5 minutes.  Thank You

Part 1: Grease for Peace – What about all the “Boomer Music, Boomer Musicians” and their longevity is reviewed. So many are found in the 1400 casinos in the United States entertaining all ages. How old are they?  Coach Fav gives you many of their ages. Several are in their 70’s!

Part 2: Casino Group Therapy – is led by Janie who takes great exception to the YouTube’s Las Vegas talking heads that warn that staying in Las Vegas for more than 2 nights if you are not a gambler is a “waste of time.” Janie tells our story and how we spend 8-12 nights in Las Vegas Strip hotels and enjoy so much away from and outside of casino gambling.  Who’s right?  Hey, don’t argue with Janie. [Casino Group Therapy is a segment that we use to discuss something that upsets us]. Consider calling our voicemail to comment and give your view.

Part 3: Craps Talk – Regardless of what system we may be using, we often play around by chasing craps numbers (2) and (12 after they roll once. We  also call “hopping the reds” (7’s) if two 7’s are thrown consecutively on the come-out roll. Coach Fav gives you the details, how he uses these plays and how much he bets and presses. It’s a kick to try and makes me happy chasing win or lose.

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Episode # 48 Believe and Achieve

Part I      Our 3-2-1 Craps Strategy for low roller pass line players was made into a video on YouTube’s COLOR UP by Jeremey Elerick. After 21 minutes of play, Jeremey, as the shooter, was up $54.  That’s over $120 per hour at that rate.  Casinos USA believes that our system is the best system for low rollers as there is never is more than $36 put at risk. Often the player of 3-2-1 “owns the table” because they will win on a 7-out or win even more if the point is made.  So we call that “Own the Table.” To see our system in action go to YouTube Search type in 3-2-1 craps.  You’ll find it easily.  Thanks again, Jeremey.

Part II  Information about Las Vegas Time Shares and Vacation Clubs are presented. Learn about “discounted stay promotions” that are a real savings without you buying a thing; however, you have to attend the sales promotion or you will be charged full fare according to several court cases on this matter. A typical sales presentation is explained.

Part III Learn all about casino promotions such as free play, BOGO dinners, reduced room rates, gifts, and 3x or 5x or 10x point promotions for players points on specific days, and concert and other show tickets.  

Part IV Advantages of an MLife Mastercard for MLife points. Let’s consider them. Certainly there are benefits. but always be concerned about the effect of holding too many credit cards on one’s FICO Score. Maybe open one new card, but first payoff and close a card that you have now.  Your FICO score determines the loan rate on any loan that you seek. They are a big thing.

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Episode # 47 Golden Entertainment and Rocky Gap

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Part 1:  The many benefits of a late fall visit to Las Vegas are explained- nearly everything is better than visiting during July and August. Casinos USA will be in Las Vegas from Monday, November 19 through Tuesday, November 27.

Part 2:  Learning the benefits of the 3-2-1 low roller betting system for pass line players, Coach Fav claims his is the absolute best system for low rollers who are pass line players.

Part 3:  Jane and Coach Fav give a recent “Trip Report” from Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Flintstone, Maryland – America’s most beautiful casino resort venue managed by the Golden Entertainment Gaming Company, which also owns the Stratosphere in Las Vegas.

Part 4: Pennsylvania Casinos are presently suing the PA State Lottery.  Coach Fav explains the Casino’s complaints against the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  Who’s right?

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Episode # 46 Let’s Talk about Comps

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Part I: Caller asks how to parley a diamond status from one gaming company into comps from a different gaming company. Before answering, Coach Fav discusses comps in general and explains his own attraction to casino comps. He warns in full disclosure that comps are given based on anticipated losses, which is tied to level of play and length of play on table games or slots. Honestly, in the end, most gamblers pay for their own comps by their losses.

To answer the caller, Coach Fav presents his specific strategies for getting comps from a new gaming company by getting “personal” with your present casino hosts.  

Part II: Janie and Coach Fav discuss the value of renting a car on a Las Vegas vacation as opposed to just using Uber and cabs. Rental cars work well on weekend evenings where cab lines and Uber lines can have you in a 30 or 40 minute wait. If one wants to go “off strip” everyday, a rental car makes great sense. Janie presents actual rental costs in today’s Las Vegas. Janie reminds all to bring their auto insurance card rather than paying for rental car insurance from the rental agency, which is very costly. Consider renting a car for a day or two from within the hotel. This is easy to do and beats going back to the airport to do this.

Part III. In “Casino Group Therapy” today Coach Fav asks, “Do you really know what you are getting into when you gamble in a casino?” Coach tells craps players if they do not use odds bets behind the pass line, do not make pass line bets because the “house edge” is too great against you after the come-out roll without an odds bet. Rather make one unit place bets on the 6 and 8 to enjoy craps.  Low rollers are best served by the 3-2-1 pass line craps betting system that we review repeatedly.  Finally, know your own limitations in any table game before you decide to gamble at a higher level. Be honest with yourself! 

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