Wednesday Giveaway at Bovada Casino

January 19, 2015

bovada-casino-wednesday-giveawayIt gets boring during the weeks. Trudging through the daily grind that is work, commute and what not. Bovada Casino knows how this is and has decided to make that wait for the weekend a little easier by having some light festivities during the mid-week.

Every wednesday there are going to be 10 players who can walk away with $500 in cash just for playing in their casino. That is a total of $5000 given away each week! What a great way to get your weekend started early.

All you have to do to get a chance at this draw is to go to Bovada Casino, signup to their promotional emails (only those signed up to that are eligible), check out the current weekly task and get to playing! The winners will be notified by email the day after the draw.

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It differs what you need to do in order to qualify for this draw. Last week for example, you needed to wager $2500 in their mobile casino to get into the draw, and for this week you need to wager $1500 on the slots. I know, no Pai Gow Poker. But next week you have the chance to do some Pai Gow playing as you need to wager $2500 on any casino game of your choice.

weekly-tasks-bovadaNote that the wager requirements needs to be met within one week. So you can be playing casually every day for the week, save up the grinding for the weekend or just burst through it minutes before the deadline if you are a constant procrastinator like I am :)

Check out Bovada Casino now to take part in a great promotion and enjoy an excellent US casino!

Eldorado Resort Casino to Hold $10,000 Pai Gow Poker Tournament

September 24, 2014

eldorado-casino-resort-logoThe Eldorado Resort Casino will organize a Pai Gow Poker Tournament with a guaranteed prize of $10,000 on October 3 – 4. While the finalists will receive their share of $7,500, the casino will give away consolation prizes of $2,500.

The Pai Gow Poker Tournament will begin at 6:00 p.m. and end at 7:30 p.m. on October 3, Friday and will continue from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on October 4, Saturday. Wild card draws will be held at the quarter final, the semi final, and the final levels. The winners of the semi-final round will get to play the finals. The player who finishes first, second, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth in the final round will win prizes of $3,500, $1,500, $1,000, $750, $500, and $250, respectively. The players who present the second biggest bankroll in the semi-final round will be given an opportunity to play at the consolation table, where they can play for their share of a prize of $2,500.

Pai Gow Poker players can view extra details either at the promotion center of the land casino or at www.eldoradoreno.com, the casino resort’s official website. Anybody can become a member of Club Eldorado free of charge.

The Eldorado Resort Casino, which was launched by a family in 1973, offers attractive facilities such as nine award-winning restaurants, a luxurious Eldorado Showroom, live bands, bars that offer unique cocktails, and much more. The casino resort is located in downtown Reno and connected to Circus Circus and Silver Legacy via a skyway that is enclosed on all sides.

Intertops Casino introduces $150,000 Football Kickoff Promotion

September 18, 2014

intertops-football-kickoff-promotionIntertops Casino has introduced the football cheer into its online casino gaming environment by launching a special promotion called $150,000 Football Kickoff.

According to the terms of this promotion, hundreds of Intertops Casino players will get the opportunity to win large cash prizes and qualify for enormous casino bonuses simply by playing real money casino games.

The portfolio of games at Intertops Casino includes a number of titles such as Roulette, Blackjack, online slots, and others. Among the casino’s slots games, players will find amusing slots based on the football theme, such as Fruit Bowl XXV. This game is special because it has a unique feature called Win-Win, guaranteeing cash prizes to players who do not win anything or win small prizes in its free spins feature.

The above-mentioned promotion, which will be played till October 6, requires players to play for real money, collect loyalty points, and achieve a place on the leader board.

Every week, the top 300 players on the leader board will be rewarded with a bonus prize of up to $500 per player. In addition, each player who answers a football-related question correctly will be given an entry into a lucky draw, which will reward 50 players with bonuses of up to $50 on September 23. In addition, every player who gets a place on the leader board will get a free entry to a $1000 Extra Point Cash Bonus Draw, which will be held on October 7.

In addition to an online casino, Intertops offers an online sportsbook and poker room.

How to beat Pai Gow Poker

April 3, 2014

Being an advantage gambler makes me always interested in ways to beat the casino. I regularly read apheat.net about the latest news for those figuring out nifty ways to beat the dealer. I have to admit, I am not the most creative one when it comes to these things, but I have a knack for copying the findings of others :)

Many people are looking for ways to win at pai gow poker, and recently I came about an article outlining how people were able to beat the casinos for a pretty decent sum of money over a five year period. Now the casinos have found a simple way to stop this advantage play, but if you happen to come across a game that serves it with the old rules, you could be cleaning up.

The basic idea is to take advantage of the great edge one can get as a player when you can see the hole card in your hand. But that is impossible you might retort? That is true, but not for the “dragon hand”.

A dragon hand is a hand dealt at any vacant seats that might be present at your table which the other players can bet on in order to entice more action. This way the casino can get more action on every hand and in turn earn more money. See how the casinos fooled themselves?

The way one could make money off of this was that you were able to see the hole card of the dragon hand before you made a wager, and if you see that this is a good card (especially the joker) you would have a positive edge as a player even with the house setting the hand.

If you read the article they will go in depth on how the players advantage increases for the different hole cards showing. Queens is marginally profitable, the King is pretty good and the Ace is double digits in EV. The Joker is amazing, giving an expected value of over 25%!

Once you saw any of these cards in the hole card, you simply bet the maximum on that hand and could rake in the cash, all the while betting the minimum on your own hand.

As mentioned, this was eventually exposed and the casinos countered by adding a limit to the dragon hand bet. This bet could be maximum the bet you bet on your own hand, essentially removing the whole edge the player had. Those who took advantage of this did so from 2007 untill 2012 and probably made great money too. I am sad to say that the solution to making big money playing pai gow poker is still the same as always: invent a time machine 😛

You can read the whole article at here: http://apheat.net/2013/11/15/hole-carding-pai-gow-poker/

How it should be done

February 17, 2014

pai-gow-poker-sign-at-casinoJust read about a guy that managed to turn his $200 into $77,777 at the casinos in Las Vegas. And he did this in mere 15 minutes! Just shows you how crazy this game is. Crazy fun that is.

The jackpot were hit at the Eldordao Hotel Casino back in early februray. The man were there to enjoy himself during the Super Bowl, and I guess the production technician certainly did now!

Remember that not everyone goes on these amazing win streaks. I do sometimes, but then I try to ride it out for too long, or I do some silly mistakes where I try to hock for more. It is all fun and games though, but I guess that if I can get beyond the threshold of $50,000 I would stop playing right then and there myself. Good to set such a limit in order to not get blinded by the sun when you are aiming for the sky 😉

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Besides reading about other people getting lucky at the pai gow poker table, we have also been able to get to work on the content on this site. As you can probably see, we have fitted in quite a nice range of topics now, if I might say so myself. These range from articles on the history, rules and strategy for the game, to FAQs, betting systems and guides on how to arrange home games of pai gow poker. Good to know if you want to host a fun boys night out or start of a bachelor party.

We decided that we couldn’t keep us to simply just talk about pai gow poker, cause even if we love this card game, we also try to spread our action out to other fun games at the casinos. Therefore we will add some articles explaining the basics for them and where you can go to learn more. Check them out and see what you think! We have already made articles about blackjack and slots.

For now we are uncertain of the future of the site. We feel we have shared most of the information we have on pai gow poker, but we will add some more casino game articles. Also will try to keep the site somewhat fresh with news regarding pai gow poker as well.

Welcome to PlayPaiGowPoker.org

January 26, 2014

welcome-matHello dear reader and welcome to our brand new website! We have decided to make the web a better place by offering our expertise about the great game of Pai Gow Poker. The owners of this site are well-versed with most of the gambling games that are found online and offline, but one that we like a bit more than most others are the Pai Gow Poker. Or atleast I do. I know that the others are not that fond of it, but have played it enough to be able to add value to this site :)

We will try to post articles that answers the most common questions people have about this niche game of Poker and for now we have put up some basic articles for those that are new to the game. The rules and history has been explained and a beginners guide has been added, as well as a few other articles. If you have anything you want to ask or a topic you would like to see discussed, please contact us and let us know!

Although this website will mainly be focused around the great casino game of Pai Gow Poker and all things related to it you will also find articles on other casino games that we enjoy and divulge in from time to time. These are not only limited to casino games, but may also include other gambling activities like poker, bingo, sports betting and so on. So if you are looking for info on other games, here is a good starting point. We do not claim that this site, a site about Pai Gow Poker, will be the be all and end all on all other topics, but we will give some introductory information and guide our readers to the best next step.

The blog part on the site will mostly be some of our own thoughts and ramblings. Mostly we will try to relate this to the game of Pai Gow Poker, but sometimes we will just write about whatever falls into our heads. Hope that is okelydokely with you guys. So, now it is time for us to get to work. Not on the Penske-file, but this site off course!

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George “working” on the Penske file