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Tips for visiting the casino

The High Roller Happy Hour trip to Hollywood Casino in Toledo is finally here. We head to the Casino on Saturday, but before we head out I wanted to share a few tips of the trade with you regarding poker games and slot machines.
Ariel Shuey
Nov 29, 2012

Throughout the past few weeks we have been giving away free tickets to ride on our Fun Bus to the Hollywood Casino in Toledo and the time for the trip is finally here. We are super excited for Saturday and hope that all of our winners are too!

If you were one of our lucky winners, don’t forget the bus leaves at 8:45 a.m. sharp from North Coast Marketplace, 11001 US Route 250, Sandusky, this Saturday. If you have any questions regarding the trip you can email us at editor@funcoast.com or call 419-609-5876.

Even if you didn’t win, you can still meet us in Toledo on December 1st, we’ll be there from about 10 a.m.-4 p.m., hopefully winning big.

But before we head out I wanted to share a few tips of the trade with you regarding poker games and slot machines.

Hollywood Casino has tables for many popular casino games, including one of the most popular poker games, Texas Hold’Em.

In the game, each player is dealt two cards face down and three cards are dealt in the center of the table. After betting around the table after each card is revealed, players can use any combination of their two cards with the three board cards to compose their hand. The goal is to have the best poker hand using normal poker rankings with royal flush being the highest and one pair or high card being the lowest.

For more detailed instructions check out this awesome website to see examples on great hands as well as step-by-step instructions: pokerlistings.com.

Slot Machines
So here’s the lowdown on slot machines. Know the facts and fibs of them before you chance your luck at even the small nickel or penny slots.

According to www.homepokergames.com, playing faster will not increase your chances of winning and the number of coins you play does not have any influence on the numbers that are picked.

Also, if someone hits a big payout at a machine that you just left, don’t sell yourself short, you would not have gotten that payout unless you pulled the shot machine at the exact fraction of a second that the other person did. After all, it’s called luck and chance for a reason.

Final tip for you; know when to stop! Wisdom equals discipline when it comes to gambling. Decide ahead of time how much you’re willing to spend and only bring that amount. If you think it would help, maybe leave your ATM card at home so you’re not tempted to take out more from your bank account. Whatever helps you keep your head and some money still in the bank when you leave, do it.

Most of all, have fun and remember that casinos offer more than just gambling, great food, drinks and entertainment are available throughout the day. If you do gamble, good luck, and may the odds be ever in your favor.