Nothin' but Net

Nothin’ but Net

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Look for three new first-of-their-kind games, two exclusive to Tropicana Atlantic City, the next time you’re in A.C.

Tropicana has Nothin’ but Net and Spread-Bet Roulette, while a Total Rewards-branded Wheel Of Fortune (WOF) slot machine is debuting exclusively in Atlantic City at Harrah’s Resort.

Nothin’ but Net — GameCo’s newest video game gambling machine (VGM) — is, naturally, a basketball-themed game. Players get 16 shots to make virtual layups, jump shots, free throws and half court bombs, plus there are bonus money balls. Minimum bet is $2, with the option to wager up to $20.

GameCo introduced the first VGMs with Danger Arena, followed by Pharaoh’s Secret Temple, both of which are still available for play at Tropicana. Caesars Atlantic City, the Wild Wild West casino at Bally’s Atlantic City and Harrah’s, where the machines were first introduced, have removed the machines.

The next new game, Spread-Bet Roulette, adds a unique option to traditional roulette.

Before placing a Spread-Bet, players must play and satisfy the roulette game minimum. With seven side wagers to choose from, the range of the side bets is determined by the roulette display and the ball placement. Two separate wheels spin in opposite directions on the roulette display. Before the ball drops, both wheels stop, and the Spread-Bet number is determined when the ball comes to rest on the roulette wheel.

The number the ball lands on then will be added to the corresponding number on the inner wheel as it appears on the roulette display. The result is the winning Spread-Bet number. Spread-Bet limits are $1 to $5. Payoffs can be as high as 400-1.

‘Wheel ... Of ... Fortune!’ adds yet another variation to the hundreds of WOF slot machines on the market. These 10 $5 one-line Total Rewards-branded machines at Harrah’s offer the chance to win a huge jackpot, but require the maximum bet of $15. An additional 10 machines will be installed at Caesars the first week in May.

Size matters

If you prefer classic arcade games to gambling, play The World’s Largest Pac-Man and Connect Four at the Wild Wild West.

Annual review

While the number of tier credits required to reach Epic, Paramount and Red Carpet at Resorts Casino Hotel has doubled, so has the amount of time players have to earn those credits.

Previously, players had to renew their scores every six months. Now they have 12 months, but the amount of credits for the levels has increased to 100, 600 and 2,500, respectively.

Recreational gambler Darryl D. McEwen, a former professional journalist, is president of his own consulting firm that manages several small national and international trade associations, and provides public relations and fundraising services for a number of charitable organizations. Have a comment on this or a question specifically related to an Atlantic City casino, players club or other promotion? Email Darryl at MrACCasino@gmail.com and he’ll try to respond to you personally. Your question — without your name — may appear in a future column.

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