Video slots have been the major thrust of the slot machine industry for a couple of decades now. That doesn’t mean three-reel players can’t have a magical time, too.

Scientific Games is one of the giants among casino industry suppliers, a leader in slot machines, electronic table games, automatic shufflers, casino management systems and more.

Social consciousness. Sustainability. Men in black. Ever since Hollywood’s award season kicked off earlier this month, we’ve seen several of these themes evolve into fashion trends and emerge in a big way. Not only can we expect to see variations of these trends at the upcoming Oscars, but w…

International Game Technology’s Wheel of Fortune slot machines have been player favorites ever since the first three-reel version launched in 1996.

Slot machines come and go so rapidly that virtually every player has a list of old favorites that now are absent from casino floors.

Most of the slot machines I write about come from a few large companies – International Game Technology, Aristocrat Technologies and Scientific Games (which now holds both Bally and WMS) command the most attention, with Incredible Technologies, Konami Gaming, Everi and international giant No…

Legalized sports betting, the opening of two casinos, the 40th anniversary of another, an expansion in entertainment options for visitors, and some jaw-dropping payouts online and in the casinos made 2018 one for the record books in Atlantic City.

I’ve often mentioned Bob, my blackjack-playing friend and a retired high school math teacher. A little over a year ago, I also wrote about Mike, Bob’s son, a middle-school science teacher who was drilling himself on strategy for soft doubling.

The New Year has just begun, and Atlantic City casinos have lots of news to share.

When you see payback percentages listed for video poker games “with expert strategy,” players need to understand that betting maximum coins is part of expert play.

When readers relay tales of their gambling exploits, they’re almost always taking a victory lap. Everybody loves to relive their big wins.

The put bet in craps is not exactly one of the topics high on readers’ request list. Nevertheless, in one November week I received three emails requesting additional information.

From time to time, table games inventors ask if I’ll take a look at their games, whether just to add my input or for a little publicity. I can’t get to every game – if I did, this column would be strictly a new games report.

Q. The straight flush payoffs in video poker really bother me. They are so rare. Shouldn’t you be rewarded for getting something that rare? They pay less than four of a kind in a lot of games.

Nov. 11 is Veterans Day and Atlantic City casinos are offering special deals and discounts to veterans and active duty military. Offers are valid only on Nov. 11, unless otherwise indicated, and proper ID is required. Some restrictions may apply. Visit the casinos’ player loyalty card center…

Way back in the 1990s, I met Brett at a seminar. He was a slot player — strictly three reels in those days — and he wanted to learn something about table games.

Whether it’s because we’ve been amped up on a month’s worth of pumpkin spice lattes, the excitement of having seen all the runway looks during Fashion Week, or the fact that holiday season is but a few weeks away, October is one of those months that gets us in the mood to shop. We can offici…