Casino Scene: Video poker site is hands down the best

2014-02-13T18:36:00Z Casino Scene: Video poker site is hands down the bestJohn G. Brokopp
February 13, 2014 6:36 pm  • 

Video poker has a legion of enthusiasts simply because there’s an element of strategy to the game. It is as close to playing with a real deck of cards as a computer program will allow.

If you’re a fan of the game there’s no better online source for information that you can use to make you a better player than It was founded 10 years ago and today boasts a world-wide membership of over 300,000 people. is a legal non-wagering web site devoted entirely to one of the most popular casino games. It also is the only place to play real video poker games found in casinos. No gambling takes place on the site and all the contests are free to enter.

Games include single-hand favorites such as Jacks or Better and Double Double Bonus, as well as multi-hand games such as Triple Play Poker, Super Times Pay Poker, and Spin Poker.

Basic membership is free and includes the ability to play real casino video poker games, read advice and strategy from the experts, and access a forum in which you can ask questions and share thoughts, ideas and comments with fellow video poker fans.

You can also find information about video poker pay tables, plus there is a state-by-state locater to find in which casinos your favorite games are located.

Video poker contests for a variety of cash prizes and merchandise are also held on a regular basis. There is also an entertaining monthly newsletter.

If you’re a fan of video keno, also has some information for you, plus there is a variety of games to play for free.

There is an option available to purchase a Silver membership and even a Gold membership.

The Gold membership allows members to track their play over time using the Tracking Mode, real time training using the Training Mode, and playing brand new games even before they hit the casino floors.

When you visit the site, you have an option of getting a free trial Gold membership.

Unlike slot machines, video poker is an open book for all those serious enough to seek the correct information on pay tables, the best games to play, and the best strategy to use to improve your chances of winning. is a one-site open book for everything you want to know about video poker and more.


AMERISTAR: The “Roll to Win” grand finale will be held on March 1 with drawings at 7:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Two winners will be selected every hour. The number the participant rolls is multiplied by 1,000 up to 10,000. Roll “snake eyes” and receive up to two additional rolls. Each participant is guaranteed to win between $3,000 and $1.2 million in cash. Receive up to five free entries daily, based on tier, by swiping your player’s card. Earn additional entries based on play.

BLUE CHIP: It’s not too early to make plans for the 4th Annual Blue Chip Brewfest, an immensely popular event scheduled this year on Saturday, April 12. It’s a beer lover’s opportunity to sample brews from many of the top microbreweries across the country. Brewmaster tickets are priced at $99.00 and include a luncheon and VIP session from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. plus general admission from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The VIP ticket, priced at $75.00, includes the VIP session as well as general admission. General admission tickets are $40.00 and designated river tickets are $15.00. Visit or the Blue Chip Gift Box in the pavilion.

FOUR WINDS: Saturday, March 29, is the day for a lucky W Club member to win a Mercedes S550 sedan valued at over $120,000 and a share of $30,000 in cash. Hourly drawings will be held starting at 3:00 p.m. (EST). The grand prize drawing for the car will be at 9:00 p.m. W Club members receive one free entry daily and additional entries by playing with their card. You must be present at Four Winds new Buffalo, Four Winds Hartford, or Four Winds Dowagiac to be eligible to win.

HOLLYWOOD JOLIET: Celebrity tier members of the casino’s new Marquee Rewards player’s club have exclusive promotion days the last two Wednesdays of February. On the 19th from 8:30 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. stop by Club Hollywood to see what you’ve won as a guaranteed winner. One in five participants will win $30.00 or more. On the 26th, also from 8:30 a.m. until 10:00 in Club Hollywood, guests are invited to swipe their cards for a complimentary Celebrity T-Shirt.

HORSESHOE: Swipe your Total Rewards card now through March 2 for your chance to win the best seats in the house and meet Brent Seabrook in the Chicago Blackhawks Sweepstakes. The seats between the player’s benches will be for the March 14 game. Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook will announce the winner on March 2. Drawings will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. to win additional Hawks tickets and free slot play. Seabrook will be available starting at 6:00 p.m. for autographs and pictures.

RIVERS: The $50,000 Super Sunday Giveaway will be held on March 9. Stop by Loutus to receive your free entry on the promotional date. Drop it in the Mega Drum between 12:00 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. to be eligible to win $1,000 in cash. Drawings will be held every half hour from 1:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Five winners will be selected at each drawing. Winner must be present.

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