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Episode # 68 You Ain’t Dead Until…

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1. Overview of Casino Road Trip to Southern Indiana Casino Riverboats, 2 nights at The Belterra Casino Resort and 1 night at the Rising Star Casino Resort 

2. Coach Fav plays craps with Andrew, a Casinos USA podcasts listener from Kentucky. Nonetheless Day 1 was a losing effort in the game of craps. The complete title of the podcast is revealed, a quote alleged to be by Jimmy the Greek, ” You Ain’t Dead Until Your Ass is Cold.” Which means one craps episode can be negative and the next one could be great. Craps can turn from a cold table to a hot table at anytime.

3. Janie has Coach Fav at the  Belterra pool so early that we are the only ones there. The pool empty of guests was perfect for her power swim. Three hours later pool side, we shared an amazingly great club sandwich. Three hours of sun were enough and the crowd was back. 

4. So Coach Fav gets to the craps table early afternoon, earlier than expected.  Details of the game’s outcomes reviewed. 

Make All Small: 2–3-4-5-6      Make All Tall: 8-9-10-11-12     Make Them All (all 10) 

Coach Fav makes THEM ALL.  His Dice Set is the “6-4.”

Coach Fav meets 5 more listeners on Day 2 and three of them won big money on his roll as they went $15 across, $5 on each bet of the Make Them’s.  Coach Fav offers a way around the River Road detour if traveling to Rising Sun as the River Road is now under construction and the detour from the road is time consuming. So I present the way the natives are going back and forth from The Belterra to the Rising Star: Use the Markleland Pike and then Route 56 East. to begin this route from The Belterra, turn left toward Vevay as you are coming out of the Belterra hotel or parking areas. Do not turn right to Rising Sun. Again turn left toward Vevay. A few miles toward Vevay, take Markleland Pike to 56E through Aberdeen and follow 56 down again to the River and you are only two miles from the town of Rising Sun and the Rising Star Casino. Such an easy drive. Use this route. A Belterra bartender gave us this local way to Rising Sun.

5. In Part 2 today, we review the awesome Video Poker that we enjoyed during all three days of our trip – How about 4 fours (Four of a Kind) back to back on a progressive machine betting max! Coach Fav gives a couple of VP tips borrowed from  Jean Scott’s THE FRUGAL GAMBLER CASINO GUIDE. 

6. In Part 3 of this podcast Coach Fav explains his excitement regarding an upcoming reunion at the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, a 5 star resort in Farmington, Pennsylvania, which is about an hour and a half minute drive from his home.  The resort has a small casino called “Lady Luck” on the 2,000 acre plus property. There he will meet with Scott, Chris, and Nick.  These three men encouraged Coach Fav to start Casinos USA.  So if you are at Lady Luck and you hear some yelling and laughter from a group of four men, come on over and say, “hello.”  We would love to meet you. 

7. In Part 4, Janie explains her “obscure slot machine searches.”  Her tip is enjoying slots without spending a lot of money. Listen to how she does it.

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Episode # 67 Summer Reports from LV and AC

Welcome to our 7th Season and our 67th podcast.

1. Jill talks about the Park MGM’s Eataly (Italian Food Marketplace), which she loves and enjoys on her visit to a recent Aerosmith Concert (Sensational) at the MGM Park venue.  

2. “Keno Nick” gives a positive report from Bally’s in Atlantic City and the HardRock casino now refurbished and renewed. Nick says AC is jumping and the weather is great.

3. Coach Fav reviews how his “Parade of Junk Bets,” many of the worst bets in craps, paid off big time as he broke into the $1,000 win barrier at Rocky Gap Casino’s tables in June.  Hop the reds on a stick change, play the hard ways and take them up as place bets payoff, chase crap numbers, hop the hard ways on the come-out rolls. All of these junk bets came through for Coach Fav. Don’t be afraid to try these junk bets that the experts say to avoid.  Sometimes, as Coach Fav proves, they are the best bets on the table. 

4. Coach Fav gives the details of his 64 dice set.  It has been very effective this summer.

5. Casinos USA will be playing Craps at the Belterra Casino Resort in Florence, Indiana on Sunday evening July 14.  We will also be visiting the Rising Star Casino on the evening of July 18. Please feel welcome to play with us or just say, “hello.” We want to meet our listeners.

6. Sport Book apps are now legal in Pennsylvania and are designed for smart phones and desk top computes. They are legal only when the user is in Pennsylvania. Coach Fav focuses on the application from The Rivers Casino on the North Shore of Pittsburgh.  He considers some of the ins and outs of betting by using a legal app.

7. California earthquakes rattle Nevada – frightening thousands on the Strip and nearby communities. Let’s pray that the after shocks finally end.

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Episode # 66 Las Vegas Marijuana Lounges

OPENING MONOLOGUE: A new law, created by the Las Vegas local government regarding marijuana lounges, officially passes; however, it’s not exactly what people were hoping for – at least for the next year. Nonetheless, marijuani lounges in LV are now legal with important restrictions.

ANECDOTE: A local Catholic church has a tour group going to a famous chapel, then after that visit a group lunch at a nearby club, all regular things. Next, those on the tour have a choice, spend the next hours at a science museum or a CASINO. If you choose the casino, you get $10 in free slot play.  This strange combo of religion and casino gambling demonstrates how mainstream casinos have become in the 41 states that have legalized casino gambling. How about that!  Who knew?


Monopoly Craps

Think of the point numbers as streets and avenues. 4th, 5th 9th 10th streets, 6th and 8th avenues. The table is your town. We suggest placing 5th street and 6th and 8th avenues to begin the game. Here’s the sequence to follow.

Step 1  Buy a property or more on any street or avenue by placing it (a point number).

Step 2  Collect the rent when the dice land on this property that you bought (placed).

Step 3  Improve the property by pressing it 1 unit or buy more properties with the winnings until all streets are covered. 

OPTION A:  Use the field to help you do this a little faster if you own property on  5th street and 6th and 8th avenues.

Step 4 Collect the rents, then press or buy more properties. 

Step 5 Keep Repeating step 3

Step 6    When you reach your “personal” hotel level just collect without improving this property anymore. Again when you stop “improving properties” you own a hotel.

OPTION B: Once all the streets and avenues are owned (point numbers), collect rents and improve by pressing until you want to take a break by taking some time “off.” Tell the dealer which numbers are off.

DETAIL: Remember that your Hotel is the maximum amount of money that you want to invest on any street or avenue.. Say it’s $50 or $60 on one street or avenue. At your call, take your other selected properties off of the market by getting an “off button” for them 

OPTION C: When you want to wait for a new shooter, You can also take the hotels off and wait for a new vacation season (new shooter). 

Have fun – you are playing “MONOPOLY CRAPS.’  In Monopoly Craps as with any strategy  the investor can also go bankrupt just like the board game so play wisely.  

An iconic Pittsburgh sandwich comes to Las Vegas. The details are provided.

Jean Scott’s recent book (2017), The Frugal Gambler Casino Guide is briefly discussed.

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Episode # 65 McCarran LV Marijuana Search

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Nashville caller provides needed information on the gaming options in or near Reno, Nevada- “The Biggest Little City in the World” and the home of the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR).

Jeremy Elerick of Color Up has a big announcement played on our podcast for those who enjoy his craps videos on YouTube. Casinos USA’s 3-2-1 craps betting strategy surpasses 100,000 YouTube views on  Color Up in just 8 months. Our Deal or NoDeal strategy goes over 14,000 views in 2 months. Big News: Jeremy wants to meet and play craps beginning in June with his Color Up subscribers and YouTube Color Up viewers at a casino just outside of Denver, Colorado.  Get the details from his message. We are happy to learn that Jeremy is increasing his high quality craps videos to twice a week. Great to hear!

Coach Fav provides the details of how Janie and he were required to go through a random marijuana search before departing Las Vegas for Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. By Clark County law, possession of recreational marijuana is illegal at this airport. Be careful. Be Warned.

In Craps Talk today – Coach Fav Explains How All Craps Strategies and Betting Systems Work and the big “IF” that is required to make them work. Also Coach Fav plays two strategies and at the end comes out a loser and his 2 month winning streak ends.  Nonetheless, Janie comes through on Slots winnings and the podcast pair goes home ahead for the fourth straight visit to Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Flintstone, Maryland. Perhaps our listeners may glean some ideas from his experience with two rather rare strategies that this time did not “bring home the bacon.” One has the potential to win a ton on a hot table.

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Episode # 64 Casino Group Therapy – Gambling and Anger

May 16, 2019 –  Episode # 64 Casino Group Therapy – Gambling and Anger

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Chp.1  “Call the police!”  Why?  We are angry and we are gamblers.  Everyone probably has been angry after losing at a casino slot machine, table game or sports betting. Yet how do most people stay under control? Screaming and rage are not going to help solve a gaming problem. Realize that you are responsible for your emotions so swearing, slamming the table, threatening is not going to help. Expressing anger as rage may help a casino gambler feel better, but it is not going to help his/her case with the casino management. 

Nonetheless, from the no call pass interference that probably kept the New Orleans Saints out of the Super Bowl, to the very questionable 5 minute major penalty against the Golden Knights Hockey Team in the NHL playoffs, to the Kentucky Derby 2019 disqualification of Maximum Security and two angry incidents that we recently witnessed at a Craps Table — we have to calm down. So let’s examine this gambling and anger problem in Casino Group Therapy today and reason together.

Chp.2  The state of Indiana legalizes “Sports Betting” and approves the construction of two more casinos! Great News.

Chp. 3

As a family member has been accepted and plans to attend the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) next fall. Coach Fav and Janie are planning to visit our relative at UNR, and we plan to stay in the nearby casinos very close to campus.  We have learned that Video Poker payouts are top notch here. Help us learn more about the Casinos in Reno by calling our 24/7 voicemail: 1-724-519-4556. Your information will be a great help.  Presently, we are relying on the 2019 version of American Casino Guide, a trusted work that we hold in high regard.

Chp.4   Craps Talk:  YES, PRESS …. We examine pressing progressions for both high and low rollers of Larry Edell, noted gaming writer and gambler as presented in his, “Everything Craps Strategy Book,” which we highly recommend that you purchase for yourself. We review his favorite pressing strategies. We love that he takes down his progressive bets after 4 levels. He offers a very creative way of increasing bets. We employ his strategies in our own way, and we suggest that you may want to do the same                   Take ownership of your betting strategy and enjoy Craps all the more win or lose.

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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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