Sometimes I get stumped on the odds of games. It's not that I can't find a calculator, or the right formula (alright, sometimes I actually have to ask someone else), but on occasion I just can't get it through my thick skull. I know I have a thick skull because it has, over the years (yeah, many of them) withstood being bashed on concrete (skateboards and I have never seen eye to eye), hit repeatedly with baseballs (pitchers throw at your head you know!), and being attacked by a flying high heel shoe. These incidences have left me woozy, but intact. But I can't figure the odds of being able to use the headline: Borgata Casino in Bed with Players. Go figure. I would if I could.
The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City had announced that to stay at the forefront of new and innovative technology, they will offer Allin Interactive's ITV in-room gaming platform, DigiCasino™, which has been approved by The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement. If you don't know what that means, it means you can play slots and video poker games on your TV in your hotel room. Geez, how lazy are we becoming? This isn't safe for me. At least customers will only be allowed a maximum of $2,500 gaming credits per 24-hours. I mean, wow, what if room service is late and I get bored!
Obviously the Borgata is the first casino to use this mobile gaming technology since the legislation that was signed by Governor Christie in August (or I would have used that cheap headline earlier.
In other casino news, the Nevada Gaming Control Board's posting of gaming win for the last 12-month period had me thinking, mostly about roulette. You see, I really like roulette, even with double zero and a house edge of 5.26 percent, but I do hate knowing that the house (Las Vegas top earning casinos) held 15.23 on roulette for the last 12 month period. How do we as gamblers manage to lose that high a percentage? Where's our pride? And that's not even in the top five of the worst bets. Have you ever looked at the Worst Five Casino Bets? You'll be sadly surprised. Sure, I know the house edge isn't that high, but because we have limited bankrolls compared to the casinos and make multiple bets, we lose a much higher percentage of our buy-in than you might guess. Bummer!