7 Recent & Popular Gambling Posts You Might Have Missed

It’s supposed to be cold here in the winter time – which is officially 6 weeks away. Some of my best memories is going to a casino in a snow storm, having the casino all to myself while the snow falls and cancels event after event. School snow days are the best.

So before winter settles in, let’s take you back a few weeks to the best received posts from the past two weeks. 

But first some gambling humor:

Wife:”My husband’s going to a casino in central Asia.”
Friend:”Tibet?”
Wife:”Of course, why else would he go!”

And now, the best of recent weeks. HERE’S WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED!

7 New England Casinos by the Numbers

a continuous fave on the hit parade – gambling stats include games, # of tables, # of slots, hotel accommodations, dining, entertainment……well complete coverage of all seven “by the numbers.”

 

 

Three posts to understand Maine’s third casino proposal in York County and it’s failure.

October 18th, 2017 – Referendum for Maine’s Third Casino Arriving Soon

November 7th, 2017 – Today’s the Day – The Vote for a Third Maine Casino

November 11th, 2017 – Maine’s Voters Respond – No Third Casino For You!

From the Archives, still popular this week:

Slot Machines – When to Play Max Bet  

……when should I hit that bet max button. Max Bet or Maximum Bet is the highest amount of coins or credits you can play in a single spin. The answer to the question depends on the machine being played…….

 

 

November 1st, 2017 – MGM Springfield Releases New Details with Local Flavor

It seems MGM has some very keen interest in our unique New England heritage.

October 29th – Cardless Casino Players Clubs

Will there ever be a time when the only players club card you need will be your smart phone?  Read on….

 

Have a great week!

Binbin

 

NETimeGambling Posts You Might Have Missed – End of September

Fall has arrived, summer is gone.  New England’s foliage will now take center stage, although the Gypsy moth damage will certainly dampen the landscape’s brilliant colors.

Well, let’s take you back a few weeks to the best received posts from the past two weeks. 

But first a joke, courtesy of from http://www.jokes4us.com/dirtyjokes/gamblingjokes.html

A man rushes into his house and yells to his wife, “Martha, pack up your things. I just won a million dollar slot machine jackpot!” Martha replies, “Shall I pack for warm weather or cold?” The man responds, “I don’t care. Just so long as you’re out of the house by noon!” 

And now, the best of the last two weeks. SO, HERE’S WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED!

Blackjack

September 14th – Blackjack Side Bets in New England Casinos

“What are the side bets offered in New England’s Casinos for Blackjack?  And are they worth playing?…….”

 

 

Mohegan Sun

September 17th – Mohegan Sun Continues History of Expansion With New CEO

“Mohegan Sun has been planning for the future. Expanding its portfolio to include non-gambling amenities has been in progress for years, knowing that competition will soon increase in New England……”

September 19th – Video Poker – When To Play Fast

“Video poker is not like slot machines – there is skill to it…..”

September 20th – Big Data, Casinos, & Jean Scott

“….gaming centers are turning to data analytics to make the gaming experience better for customers while also keeping the casinos solvent.”

 

September 21nd – New England Casino Whiskey & Beer Fests

“Get your drinking buds together and get ready for some great festivals featuring whiskey & beer….”

Have a great week!

Binbin

 

7 Most Viewed “Casino”Posts in August at NETG

It’s been a few weeks since we looked back at previous the week’s previous posts and highlights.  So, this morning, I will highlight the best of August, in case you missed anything on vacation. But first, some gambling humor:

In Vegas, I got into a long argument with the man at the casino roulette wheel over what I considered to be an odd number.” —Gambling Joke By Stephen Wright (courtesy of ThrillofGambling.com )

SO, HERE ARE THE TOP “LUCKY 7” POSTS FROM AUGUST

7)Slot Machines – When to Play Max Bet

One of the most debated topics regarding slot machines, and video poker, concerns max bet, specifically when should I hit that bet max button. Max Bet or Maximum Bet is the highest amount of coins or credits you can play in a single spin.

 


 

6)Casino Comps & Your “Average Daily Theoretical

Ever wonder how the casino you visit decides on what comps to give you? My comps continued to be menial – “minion’s comps” I call them until I found out about Average Daily Theoretical – the average amount that a gambler losses per day for a certain gambling activity…..


 

5)Three Suggestions to Slot Machine Players

Have you wondered why it seems harder to win at your favorite casino?  Here are three tips.


 

4)Massachusetts More Worried, Not Mohegan Sun, About New England’s Casino Share

Still getting noticed after posted two years ago.  For related posts, check out: Massachusetts, MGM Springfield, is Still Worried About Their New England Casino Share


 

#3)Daily Bus Transportation to Our New England Casinos

It seems getting to our 7 casinos in four states is on the minds of our followers.  It will only get more involved with the addition of MGM Springfield & Wynn Boston Harbor!

 

#2)COMPARING ALL 7 NEW ENGLAND CASINOS – From our Menu Pages & Archives


 

AND THE MOST REVIEWED POST IN AUGUST:

5 Things You Need to Know About New Foxwoods Rewards Club

Have a great week. – Binbin

 

NETimeGambling.com – Highlights of Last Two Weeks

August has arrived, is it the end of summer?  

Well, let’s take you back a few weeks to the best received posts from the past two weeks, with a gambling riddles intertwined…… courtesy of from http://www.jokes4us.com/dirtyjokes/gamblingjokes.html

SO, HERE’S WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED!

July 20th – MGMSpringfield Resort Success is Crucial For Springfield

A comparison post, MGM Springfield two years ago and the present.

What did the dealer say to the deck of cards? ……..”I can’t deal with you anymore.” 

July 24th – Comped Drink Systems Is a Good Change  

Video Poker Bar

While all the other changes by corporate bean counters has me pulling out the little hair I have left, paying for drinks through play is not so bad in this blogger’s opinion.

What does a BlackJack player eat for dinner…..Whatever his comp card allows him to! 

July 25th – Wynn Boston Harbor Drinking Hours Extended With Opposition

My, My………we have seen the influence of MGM on the Massachusetts legislature and the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, now the other casino giant has gotten it’s way through the back door.

Whats the difference between online poker and live poker?…….You can cry after a bad beat online and no one will laugh at you. 

 

 

Aug 1st – Gambling Losing Streaks

7 SUGGESTIONS FOR DEALING WITH LOSING STREAKS

 

 

Finally, a quote from Paul Newman  “If you’re playing a poker game and look around the table and can’t tell who the sucker is, it’s you”

Have a great week!

Binbin

NETime Gambling’s Sunday Summary

It’s been a few weeks since we looked back at previous the week’s previous posts and highlights.  So, this morning, I will highlight the best of May, in case you missed anything. As always, I include some pics or humor or thoughts for the day.

SO, HERE’S WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED!

Monday, May 1st – 13 Essential Gambling Websites

Mark Gruetze

Mark Gruetze of the Tribune-Review, or Trib-Live, posted an article about websites for Gambling fans. NETG highlighted his picks with a few additions of our own.

Monday, May 8th – Cousin Vito’s Casino Podcast

A great podcast. His purpose is all about maximizing the experience for the recreational gambler.  “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.

Monday, May 15th – New England Casinos Increasing Hotel Rooms By Over 30%

There are only 3 Resort/Casinos that have hotels connected – Foxwoods (2266 rooms), Mohegan Sun (1600 rooms with the addition of the Earth Tower), Hollywood (152 rooms). Within the next two years, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Maine will add hotel rooms increasing the total number of casino hotel rooms by over 30%.

Connecticut State Capitol

Thursday, May 19th – Connecticut’s Third Casino – Four Links to the Latest Spin

More updates concerning the battle of CT’s third casino, from different points of view.

Tuesday, May 23rd – Mohegan Sun – Stadium Table Games Report

I made a short visit to Mohegan Sun Sunday to play and review stadium gaming, where 30-40 players can play at individual stations at the same time, but with only one dealer per game needed……

Plainridge Park Casino

Plainridge Park Casino

Tuesday, May 30th – Plainridge Park Casino Exceeding All Expectations

Plainridge Park continues to improve its footing in the New England Casino landscape. From its opening two years ago to now, Plainridge Park, in Plainville, Massachusetts, has pushed to make the first Massachusetts casino a successful one.

Finally, at the beginning of June:

June 2nd – Craps Quiz – How Much Do You Really Know?

Speaking of craps…….

 

GAMBLING HUMOR

It’s 8:00 AM at a gambling casino. Two bored dealers are waiting around for someone to walk up and try their luck at the craps table. A very attractive lady comes in and wants to bet twenty-thousand dollars on a single roll of the dice. The dealers agree.
She says, “I hope you don’t mind, but I feel much luckier when I’m bottomless.”
With that she strips naked from the waist down, and rolls the dice while yelling, “Mama needs a new pair of pants!”
She then begins jumping up and down and hugging each of the dealers. “YES! I WIN! I WIN!”
With that she picks up her money and clothes and quickly leaves. The dealers just stare at each other dumbfounded. Finally one of them asks, “What did she roll anyway?”
The other answers, “I don’t know. I thought YOU were watching the dice!”

 

Have a great week. – Binbin

 

NETimeGambling Weekly Review 5/7/17

“Weekly Posts You Missed”.  

As you open the paper, check your email, and relax with your cup of “Joe,”  add NETimeGambling to your Sunday morning ritual.  Every Sunday I will include recent posts, spiced up with pics, humor or thoughts for the day – oh, my!

First, our pic of the week – features Bangor, Maine – home to Hollywood Casino, Hotel & Raceway.

The Academy of Country Music has nominated Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion as the Venue of the Year.  Concerts of the best country performers will be held all summer – and it’s only a walk away from Hollywood Bangor Hotel Casino.

SO, HERE’S WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED…..


Monday, 5/1 – 13 Essential Gambling Websites

Mark Gruetze of the Tribune-Review, or Trib-Live, recently posted an article about websites for Gambling fans.  It’s a great list………


ALL ABOUT THE KENTUCKY DERBY

Kentucky Derby for the Beginner

Kentucky Derby 2017 – Renovations & Betting Tips

Kentucky Derby Celebrations – New England Casinos


GAMBLING HUMOR 

NEW GAMBLING MACHINE

eBaum's World  from eBaum’s World

 

 

 

 

NETimeGambling Weekly Review 4/29/17

We skipped a week last Sunday, but we’re back with the best posts of the last two weeks.  (Did you follow that?)

“Weekly Posts You Missed”.  

As you open the paper, check your email, and relax with your cup of “Joe,” let your Sunday morning ritual include checking our recent posts.  Every Sunday morning I will include recent posts, spiced up with pics, humor or thoughts for the day – oh, my!

First, our pic of the week.  Nothing as beautiful as the Bellagio Fountains and the Las Vegas Strip at dusk.

SO, HERE’S WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED…..

Four stories about annoying slot players & the Random Number Generator

Gamblers & Superstitions – If We Could Only Understand the RNG

Slot Machines Systems – Four Players Try To Fake Out the RNG


Monday, 4/25 – MGM Springfield Winning the Casino War?

There is a lot of excitement in Springfield these days.  There is a lot of hope as well……


RANDOM THOUGHT – All the money being flushed into the rush for millennial play seems to be a waste.  New “skill-based” games in AC have already been pulled from almost all casino floors.  Here’s a crazy thought – maybe they just aren’t interested.


Wednesday, 4/27 – Foxwoods Anniversary – Celebrate with A Legendary Blackjack Tourney & Table Games

There are over 250 tables with 22 kinds of table games at Foxwoods Resort Casino.  It also has the largest Poker room on the East Coast.  But one thing separates Foxwoods from the rest – it’s celebrating its 25th Anniversary.  Continuing the celebration in May is the 25th ANNIVERSARY LEGENDARY LUXURY BLACKJACK TOURNAMENT when you can win an ASTON MARTIN.


Friday, 4/29 – 6 Considerations for the Best Video Poker Tournament Strategy

A different strategy is needed for tournament play when playing in a VP tournament. Unlike a slots tournament, when you just “smack” the button over and over with no skill at all, Video Poker has a skill aspect to it, with correct strategy for each game.


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY 

Gambling: The sure way of getting nothing from something – Wilson Mizner

 

 

 

NETime Gambling – Weekly Posts You Missed 4/9/17

Another Sunday Morning, and another Sunday edition of 

“Weekly Posts You Missed”  

But first………

 

“Easy like Sunday Morning….”   As you open the paper, check your email, and relax with your cup of “joe,” let your Sunday morning ritual include checking our past week’s posts.  SO, HERE’S WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED LAST WEEK!

Last Monday – Video Poker Players – Practice Before Your Visit

…..this post suggests resources to practice video poker.


Last Wednesday – Casinos and People Watching on a Saturday Night – “Oh the Humanity!”

….Remember the bar scene in the first Star Wars movie (Episode IV) and the infinitely different cast of characters in that lounge?……


Last Thursday – Maine Opposition To Tribal Gaming is Prejudicial


Last Friday – Martha’s Vineyard Decision Reversed 

Earlier, in July of 2015, Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head tribal officials announced that they planned to convert an unfinished community center on the island into a gambling venue…..


Saturday – Connecticut Casino Revenue Decline is a Sign For Action


GAMBLING HUMOR

Bet you didn’t know this…

Do Las Vegas churches accept gambling chips?

This may come as a surprise to those of you not living in Las Vegas ,
but there are more Catholic churches than casinos.
Not surprisingly, some worshipers at Sunday services will give casino chips rather than cash when the basket is passed.  Since they get chips from many different casinos, the churches have devised a method to collect the offerings.
The churches send all their collected chips to a nearby Franciscan monastery for sorting and then the chips are taken to the casinos of origin and cashed in.
This
is
done
by ……..
you
guessed
it………
the chip monks.
Gotcha.!
Thanks, Alice D. for the joke.  Always glad to hear from you!
Happy Easter to all those celebrating.  
Cya Next week.
Binbin

 

 

 

NETime Gambling – Weekly Posts You Missed 4/9/17

Week three of our new Sunday series

“Weekly Posts You Missed”.  

As you open the paper, check your email, and relax with your cup of “joe,” let your Sunday morning ritual include checking our past week’s posts.  We at NETime Gambling will include recent posts, spiced up with pics, humor or thoughts for the day – oh, my!

SO, HERE’S WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED THIS WEEK!

Monday – MGM, Massachusetts, Provide Answers to Connecticut’s Casino Mess

Monday – MGM Springfield Sets Topping-Off Ceremony Today

David Collins, staff writer for the New London Day, wrote an OP-ED piece called “Can the tribes outmaneuver MGM?” Why did it get my blood boiling? – because he spewed a lot of correct view points, leading me down a different path of thinking.


Tuesday – New England Casino Entertainment in April

 Easter Dining at New England Casinos


Wednesday – Gambling Books – Must Read Recommendations From “Due For A Win” Podcast Facebook Group

……Their Facebook group, which I also recommend, is a wealth of knowledge for the AC newbie and the AC regular.  The following recommended list is from a member of the “Due For A Win” Facebook Community.  With his permission (he only wants to be known as @Scan720 , here they are.


For the School Break & Easter…….

Friday – Foxwoods Kids Week & 15 of the Best Family Attractions In & Around New England’s Casinos


Saturday – 15 Ways to Improve Your Slot Machine Etiquette

As with most behavior in public spaces, behaving properly usually helps provide a better experience for you and for those around you.  No where in the casino could that be true than the winding rows of slot machines…….


RANDOM THOUGHTS

Are”Dave & Busters” the unknowing conduit for children & millennials to casino gambling?  Maybe arcades should offer free drinks and charge for parking, too.

GAMBLING HUMOR

May the Fours, with a kicker, be with you! – Binbin

 

NETime Gambling – Weekly Posts You Might Have Missed 4/2/17

Week two of our new series on Sundays.  As you open the paper, check your email, and relax with your cup of “joe,” let your Sunday morning ritual include checking our past week’s posts.  Did you miss some key promotions?  Some interesting gambling news in New England? Some great tips for your own personal gambling?

Every Sunday, the staff at NETime Gambling will look back at the previous week’s posts.  I might include some pics or humor or thoughts for the day – whatever seem’s to “float my boat” for that day.

SO, HERE’S WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED THIS WEEK!

Monday – Casino Saturation In The Northeast 2017

At one point, I was beginning to believe the number of possible casinos in New England may indeed saturate the region. In case you haven’t been following, here are the number of casinos by state now in 2017 from Maryland to Maine:

Tuesday – MGM Springfield Sets Topping-Off Ceremony Today

…. state and local officials will gather for a topping off ceremony downtown. The ceremony will top off what will become the hotel rotunda along Main Street. The Massachusetts Gaming Commissioner will also be in Springfield to celebrate this phase in the hotel construction.

Wednesday – Casino Trickery or Irresponsible Players?

Doesn’t the responsibility on which games to gamble on rest on the shoulders of the gambler? YES!

RANDOM THOUGHTS

Are people really so lazy that they can’t look at the lights outside the elevator?  We can’t figure out that the top light means “going up” instead of asking that favorite question “Is this going up or down?” I don’t answer anymore…..if it goes up instead of you wanting it to go down, maybe you need the extra time to learn from the experience.  Grrrr…….

GAMBLING HUMOR

Wife – “Where the heck have you been?”

Husband(entering house) – “Sorry, I lost you in a poker game, you’ll have to leave.”

Wife – “How’d you do that?”

Husband – “It wasn’t easy, I had to fold with a Royal Flush!”

 

Have a great week. – Binbin

 

NETime Gambling – Weekly Posts You Might Have Missed

I am introducing a new series on Sundays.  As you open the paper, check your email, and relax with your cup of “joe,” let your Sunday morning ritual include checking our past week’s posts.  Did you miss some key promotions?  Some interesting gambling news in New England? Some great tips for your own personal gambling?

Every Sunday, the staff at NETime Gambling will look back at the previous week’s posts.  I might include some pics or humor or thoughts for the day – whatever seem’s to “float my boat” for that day.

SO, HERE’S WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED THIS WEEK!

Monday – 5 Foxwoods Newest Dining Options Entice the Palette  –

FOXWOODS Resort Casino, in Mashantucket, CT.,  has by far introduced the most of the new options.  With a theme of “A Restaurant for Every Craving,” Foxwoods has added a few more mouth-watering palette-enticing restaurants to their large line-up of over 35 eateries.

Tuesday – 10 Money-Saving Tips For the Casino – Jean Scott, The Queen of Coupons

While all of Jean’s suggestions are with Las Vegas in mind, it would be a great idea to use or modify them for our local New England Gaming.  Check out these tips…..

Thursday – 3 Casino Facts for the Recreational Gambler – Acceptance Is The Key

When players talk about their gambling experiences, so many times I have to laugh at the things they say. Aside from the nonsensical myths and mathematical proven superstitions that permeate the gambler-sphere, three things seem to be heard the most……”

Friday – Foxwoods Two Trees Inn 2-Night Review

Foxwoods Resort Casino has so many hotel options, it’s hard to cover them all. This week, NETimeGambling was able to stay at Two Trees Inn two separate nights, and here us our report….

RANDOM THOUGHTS

REMEMBER, March was Gambling Awareness Month.  But every month should be gambling awareness month, don’t you think?  Special Kudos to the MGC ( Mass Gaming Commission) for instituting self gaming controls, and MGM for future interest in adding it to their many properties.

This month was also “TRYPOD” month – a month for you to try listening to podcasts.  I listen to many, ranging from gambling, to sports and even Ayervadic medicine.  You could find a podcast to listen to on your way to work for any interest of yours – many without those annoying commercials on radio.  My favorite Gambling Podcast is “You Can Bet On That.” (for the recreational gambler).  Mark & Dr. Mike are easy to listen to, informative, and funny.  You can find them on iTunes and other sources.

GAMBLING HUMOR

“Horse racing is animated roulette.” – Roger Kahn

Have a great week.

Binbin