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Bonus trivia: In French decks of cards, Jacks are known "valets."

Once You Know This, You’ll Never See Playing Cards the Same Way Again

September 15, 2015

Playing cards are a big part of Las Vegas casino culture. While lots of casino players enjoy blackjack or other casino card games, they often don’t spend much time thinking about the cards themselves. Once you hear this theory about the origin of playing cards, though, you’ll never view them quite the same way again!… Read More

Vic & Anthony's Steakhouse

Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse at Golden Nugget: One of the Best Fine Dining Values in Vegas

August 25, 2015

If you’re looking for a fine dining experience that won’t break the bank, you’re in luck at Golden Nugget Las Vegas. The resort’s Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse offers an incredible three course meal at an unbeatable price. The prix fixe menu at Vic & Anthony’s isn’t widely publicized, but the restaurant’s “Distinctive Dining Deal” can… Read More

Las Vegas Club

Las Vegas Club Sold to Owners of The D Las and Golden Gate

August 14, 2015

The historic Las Vegas Club on Fremont Street has been purchased by Derek and Greg Stevens, owners of The D Las Vegas (formerly Fitzgerald’s) and its sister hotel-casino, Golden Gate. The news comes by way of a statement from the former owners of Las Vegas Club, Tamares Group: “Today we are excited to announce the… Read More

Craps bowl

Today’s Craps Jargon: The Dice Holder Thingy

August 6, 2015

One of the most fun things about craps is the jargon! There are nicknames for just about everything, including dice combinations (a roll of four is called “Little Joe from Kokomo,” for example). Tools of the trade in craps also have names, and even seasoned craps players may not know them all. Here’s a goodie:… Read More

Filament Bar cocktail

Fremont Casino Flips the Switch On Filament Bar in Downtown Las Vegas

July 7, 2015

The Fremont Hotel & Casino has opened a swanky new bar, Filament Bar, in downtown Las Vegas. Filament Bar combines an upscale, modern decor with cocktail values visitors have come to expect from casinos along Fremont Street. Here’s a look at the new Filament Bar inside Fremont casino. Speaking of video poker, Filament Bar boasts… Read More

Bonus Spin Blackjack

Count’s Kustoms Blackjack Debuts at Binion’s, Custom Motorcycle Up for Grabs

July 1, 2015

Binion’s Las Vegas just debuted a new table game in its cowgirl party pit, Count’s Kustoms Blackjack. In this game, a lucky blackjack player could take home a custom motorcycle from Count’s Kustoms. Count’s Kustoms, of course, are best-known for reality TV shows like “Counting Cars” and “Pawn Stars.” The Count’s Kustoms-built bike is a… Read More

Casino cup of nickels

How Much Money Can a Bucket of Nickels Hold in a Casino?

June 22, 2015

Today’s blog post is proof positive no trivia is too trivial when it comes to Las Vegas casinos! Several downtown Las Vegas casinos still have slot machines and take and pay out coins (as opposed to TITO, or “ticket-in, ticket-out”). While playing at The D Las Vegas, we noted a cup filled to the brim… Read More

Double Ball Roulette

A Refreshing Twist on a Casino Classic: Double Ball Roulette at Binion’s

June 11, 2015

Roulette is one of the most glamorous (and easy-to-learn) table games in any casino. Now, guests at Binion’s casino in downtown Las Vegas can try a fun new twist on the classic game, Double Ball Roulette. Double Ball Roulette, as the name implies, doubles up on the entertainment value with two balls in play on… Read More


25 Fun Things to Do on Fremont Street If You’ve Blown Your Gambling Allowance

April 6, 2015

The only sure bet in Las Vegas is Lady Luck is fickle. When you’re playing in Vegas casinos, it’s good to know your limits and that includes how much you’re willing to spend on gambling. If you’ve blown your bankroll and decide to call it quits for the day, there’s still a lot to do… Read More

Million dollar ticket

Casino Owner “Misplaces” Million Dollar Sports Bet Ticket, Frantic Search Underway

April 1, 2015

UPDATE: April Fools’ Day! We had a blast writing and sharing this story, but to be clear, it’s completely made up. The million-dollar ticket is safe and sound, but we hope you’ll find this story still has some entertainment value. Derek Stevens, owner of The D Las Vegas, made national headlines this week for a… Read More