Today’s gamblers in Las Vegas


Things have been changing for years in Las Vegas.With so many options on there for the gambling fan, Las Vegas is no longer the only viable option out there. This is true whether you’re a high roller or a casual one-armed bandit. For example, you can go to these sites if you’re a high roller, so now there are more options to meet your needs. Sure, high rollers love junkets to Las Vegas and all of the fringe benefits that go along with it. But many guys just love the rush of gambling and the thrill of winning, and now people can get that whether they go to Vegas or not.

Las Vegas is now selling the overall experience and entertainment just as much as they’re selling gambling. You can see that with new spots like the Cosmopolitan which is the latest hot spot where the beautiful people like to congregate. It can be fun as hell, but that also affects the gambling crowd. It seems like the casual gambler is much less educated these days, so the casino plays around with the table games offered. They haven’t messed with craps much, but games like blackjack are manipulated with the decks and the odds. Ignorant gamblers don’t know any better, so they’ll sit down at a one-deck game thinking they have an advantage, but not realizing that the altered blackjack payouts are screwing them.

This is less prevalent in the high roller areas, as those gamblers are usually much more educated. But the casinos have been messing with the formula on the casino floor for so long that they’re chasing away the guys who aren’t quite high rollers but will come to Vegas with a $1,000 bankroll. If you mess with them too much, you lose them to other outlets, like online options or the casinos around the country. It will be interesting to see how the gambling experience continues to evolve.


James Bond hits Las Vegas in “Diamonds are Forever”

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James Bond if the ultimate high roller, and the Bond movies are filled with great casino scenes. He’s also a world traveler, so man of his casino scenes throughout the film take place in exotic locations around the world. But in 1971’s “Diamonds are Forever” he takes his gambling skills to old school Las Vegas.

In the screen shot above, we have James Bond (Sean Connery) playing craps with the beautiful and well-endowed Plenty O’Toole (Lana Wood). As usual, Bond has no trouble winning some serious cash, which naturally excites Ms. O’Toole, who plays a classic Las Vegas gold digger who seeks out high rollers in the casino.

This part of Las Vegas has not changed. If you have money and you throw it around, you’ll have no trouble having busty beauties like Lana Wood hanging around you. And we have to say that’s not a bad thing!

Check out’s look back at “Diamonds are Forever” for more about this cool film.


Heat wave hits Las Vegas


Las Vegas is hot right now in many ways. Pool season is underway, so the party atmosphere is definitely wild as tons of hotties and high rollers flock to Sin City to enjoy the festivities. Also, with the World Series of Poker getting underway, the town is loaded with poker players looking for that huge score, along with tons of side action in hotel rooms and the poker rooms around town.

However, Las Vegas is also experiencing a pretty intense heat wave along with the rest of the Southwest portion of the United States. Sure, it’s always hot in Vegas in the summer, but when it’s scorching like this it makes it a lot harder to really enjoy all of the fun.

If you’re there mostly to play all the casino games, then of course you can enjoy yourself with no problem by just staying in the casino. This is even easier if you’re staying at one of the new ones that are completely decked out like The Cosmopolitan, Vdara or Aria. But do you really want to go there only for the casino action when you can always have fun at home with sites like Canadian Casino Club? I guess it depends on your game of choice. If you love the slots or video blackjack you can have just as much fun in front of your computer. Of course the atmosphere of playing craps at 3:00 AM at a table loaded with high rollers and sexy tourist babes wearing next to nothing is hard to replicate online.

When the weather is like this I’m partial to postponing the trip until the weather cools a little in the fall months. Plus, right now there’s really only baseball as an option for sports betting, unless you’re really into the horses. If you wait until fall you can enjoy your casino games, the pool, and of course football season, where the sports book is a a real blast.

Again, you can make your own call, but I suspect we’ll be seeing fewer impulse Vegas trips, particularly drive trips, when the weather is this brutal.


VIP lounge at new Horseshoe Casino in Cleveland

Here’s a photo of the new VIP lounge at the new Horseshoe Casino in Cleveland. has a review of the new Cleveland casino that is located in the heart of downtown. There are plenty of perks for high rollers, so if you’re in Cleveland make sure to check it out!


Craps is the Classic Casino Game

Perhaps no game best personifies the epitome of online casino games than craps, the famous and exciting dice game that is often featured in classic movies with such masculine actors as Humphrey Bogart and Frank Sinatra. It is a game that is often described as a “game within a game” and offers among the best odds for a player that they can find anywhere.

Although craps is a fair game with a very low house edge if played correctly, many online players are intimidated by it because of the layout of the table and the fast pace. Beyond that there are many different bets you can make with craps and it can appear a lot more confusing than it actually is. With that in mind let’s take a look at the basic terminology of craps as it helps describe the game overall.

First of all, there is no way to influence the dice roll at craps, regardless of what wild stories you may have heard. And beyond that, no matter what strategies you employ, even the most sensible ones, there are no guarantees that you will ever win and beat the house edge, small as it may be.

The best bets to make at craps are pass and don’t pass, come or don’t come, as they have a 1.4% house edge. Where gamblers often blow their bankrolls are on prop bets, where the house edge is far greater. A great example is the Big 6 and Big 8 bets, which come with a ridiculous 9% house edge. And yet despite the big numbers these bets are constantly made.

And then there is the famed “7” bet with the “theory” that it is the most common number rolled, therefore it’s the best prop bet on the table. WRONG! The house has the “7” totally covered with a staggering 16.7% edge that nobody will ever be able to wear down. This is a classic example of the house taking full advantage of basic gambler’s “logic” and turning it upside down.

The famed hedge bet of playing the field is also a bonanza for the house with a 5.6% edge to the casino. And yet the masses line up thinking that they are getting a “bargain” with this bet.

The one bet that is a must to make when playing craps online casino games is the odds bet after the point is established as that reduces the house edge up to 40%.


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