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Vegas beachy waves are easier than you think. Watch our how-to video and get glam: http://bit.ly/1fy2ewB

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Enjoying your Christmas cheer tonight? Whip up a Winter White Martini with: 
1.5 oz Absolut Vanilla Vodka
3/4 oz White Creme de Cacao 
3/4 oz Godiva White Chocolate Liquor 

Garnish with merriment. :) 

Enjoying your Christmas cheer tonight? Whip up a Winter White Martini with: 

1.5 oz Absolut Vanilla Vodka

3/4 oz White Creme de Cacao 

3/4 oz Godiva White Chocolate Liquor 

Garnish with merriment. :) 

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Learn How to Play Baccarat
Baccarat is one of the easiest casino games to learn to play and offers one of the best bets in the casino. You have three betting options in baccarat. You can bet that the player’s hand will win, that the banker’s hand will win, or that both hands will tie. The object of baccarat is to bet on which hand will have the highest value. The highest hand in baccarat is nine and the lowest is zero. Tens, jacks, queens, and kings are counted as zero, an ace counts as one, and all other cards count their face value. When totaling the cards on each hand, only the right-hand number of the total figure is used to determine the hand’s value. Example: 7, 8 = 5 or K; 5, 6 = 1.
Initially four cards are dealt. The first and third cards are the player’s hand and the second and fourth are the banker’s hand. Once the initial cards are in place, the dealer announces the totals for each hand, and additional cards are then drawn in accordance with the rules; a maximum of one hit card per hand may be drawn. The fixed rules of baccarat never allow for a player to make a hit or stand decision. Once the outcome of the hand has been decided, the dealer will pick up all losing bets and then pay all winning bets.
If you win with a bet on either the banker’s or the player’s hand, your bet will be paid even money. If you win with a bet on the banker’s hand, you will be charged a 5% commission on your winnings. If both hands tie, neither hand wins or loses, and all
bets made on the tie win. A tie bet is paid at 8-to-1.

Learn How to Play Baccarat

Baccarat is one of the easiest casino games to learn to play and offers one of the best bets in the casino. You have three betting options in baccarat. You can bet that the player’s hand will win, that the banker’s hand will win, or that both hands will tie. The object of baccarat is to bet on which hand will have the highest value. The highest hand in baccarat is nine and the lowest is zero. Tens, jacks, queens, and kings are counted as zero, an ace counts as one, and all other cards count their face value. When totaling the cards on each hand, only the right-hand number of the total figure is used to determine the hand’s value. Example: 7, 8 = 5 or K; 5, 6 = 1.

Initially four cards are dealt. The first and third cards are the player’s hand and the second and fourth are the banker’s hand. Once the initial cards are in place, the dealer announces the totals for each hand, and additional cards are then drawn in accordance with the rules; a maximum of one hit card per hand may be drawn. The fixed rules of baccarat never allow for a player to make a hit or stand decision. Once the outcome of the hand has been decided, the dealer will pick up all losing bets and then pay all winning bets.

If you win with a bet on either the banker’s or the player’s hand, your bet will be paid even money. If you win with a bet on the banker’s hand, you will be charged a 5% commission on your winnings. If both hands tie, neither hand wins or loses, and all

bets made on the tie win. A tie bet is paid at 8-to-1.

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Tips on how-to play Craps
Here’s a quick how-to on playing Craps, one of the hottest games in the casino. The principle is simple: one player rolls, called ”The shooter,” everyone else bets. Easy, right? The most simple bet you can make is the pass line bet. This bet can only be placed on a player’s first roll, the “Come Out roll.” You’ll know it’s time for the come out roll if there’s a black laminated puck on the table with the word “Off.” If the shooter rolls a 7 or 11, you win even money. If it’s a 2, 3 or 12, you lose. If any other total is rolled (4,5,6,8,9 or 10), then that’s called “The point.” Here, the dealer will turn the puck over to the white ”On” side and place it on an area of the table with the point that was rolled. After that, the shooter rolls again. If it’s a 7, you lose. If the point is rolled, then you win even money on your pass line bet. Remember, the pass line bet should only be made on the come out roll. You can make one after, but the value of the bet is diminished, so it’s best to spend your money elsewhere.
Now that you know the fundamental pass line bet, you’re ready to “Take the Odds.” This means you’re making a bet on the shooter rolling ”The point” before he rolls a 7. Remember, you must have made a pass line bet before you can take the odds – in other words, ”The point” must be established. You can bet up to three times your original bet on the 4 and 10; four times your bet on the 4 and 9; and five times your bet on the 6 and 8. There you go – the pass line bet and taking odds. So the next time the dice are hot, you’ll know enough to play it cool.

Craps
The Pass Line
The pass line is the most fundamental bet in craps; almost every player at the table bets on it. If you only understand one bet in craps, it should be this one.
The pass line bet is placed on the pass line itself on a come out roll. You can tell it is a come out roll if there is a black laminated puck on the table that says “off.” I f on the come out roll a 7 or 11 are rolled you win even money. If the come out roll is a 2, 3, or 12, then you lose. If any other total is rolled (4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10) that total is called “the point.” The dealer will turn over the puck that says “off’ to the white “on” side, and place it on an area of the table with that number, to help the players remember what the point is. Then, the shooter will shoot the dice until he rolls a seven. If a seven comes before the point, then you lose. If the point is rolled first, then you win even money for the pass line bet.
Do not make a pass line bet after the come out roll. This is allowed but highly ill advised because the value of a pass line bet is diminished after the come out roll.
The house edge on the pass line is only 1.41%, which is not bad compared to most other bets on the table and other games in the casino.
Taking the Odds
Have you ever wanted a bet with no house edge, well if so, the odds in craps are the bet for you. However, you have to make a pass line bet first. After a point has been established you may bet up to 3 times your bet on the 4 and 10, 4 times your bet on the 5 and 9, and 5 times your bet on the 6 and 8. Odds are placed directly behind your pass line bet.
The odds are simply an additional wager that the point will be rolled before a 7. Odds on the 6 or 8 Pay 6 to 5, 5 or 9 the odds pay 3 to 2 and on the 4 or 10 odds pay 2 to 1. These are exactly statistically fair payouts.

Tips on how-to play Craps

Here’s a quick how-to on playing Craps, one of the hottest games in the casino. The principle is simple: one player rolls, called ”The shooter,” everyone else bets. Easy, right? The most simple bet you can make is the pass line bet. This bet can only be placed on a player’s first roll, the “Come Out roll.” You’ll know it’s time for the come out roll if there’s a black laminated puck on the table with the word “Off.” If the shooter rolls a 7 or 11, you win even money. If it’s a 2, 3 or 12, you lose. If any other total is rolled (4,5,6,8,9 or 10), then that’s called “The point.” Here, the dealer will turn the puck over to the white ”On” side and place it on an area of the table with the point that was rolled. After that, the shooter rolls again. If it’s a 7, you lose. If the point is rolled, then you win even money on your pass line bet. Remember, the pass line bet should only be made on the come out roll. You can make one after, but the value of the bet is diminished, so it’s best to spend your money elsewhere.

Now that you know the fundamental pass line bet, you’re ready to “Take the Odds.” This means you’re making a bet on the shooter rolling ”The point” before he rolls a 7. Remember, you must have made a pass line bet before you can take the odds – in other words, ”The point” must be established. You can bet up to three times your original bet on the 4 and 10; four times your bet on the 4 and 9; and five times your bet on the 6 and 8. There you go – the pass line bet and taking odds. So the next time the dice are hot, you’ll know enough to play it cool.

Craps

The Pass Line

The pass line is the most fundamental bet in craps; almost every player at the table bets on it. If you only understand one bet in craps, it should be this one.

The pass line bet is placed on the pass line itself on a come out roll. You can tell it is a come out roll if there is a black laminated puck on the table that says “off.” I f on the come out roll a 7 or 11 are rolled you win even money. If the come out roll is a 2, 3, or 12, then you lose. If any other total is rolled (4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10) that total is called “the point.” The dealer will turn over the puck that says “off’ to the white “on” side, and place it on an area of the table with that number, to help the players remember what the point is. Then, the shooter will shoot the dice until he rolls a seven. If a seven comes before the point, then you lose. If the point is rolled first, then you win even money for the pass line bet.

Do not make a pass line bet after the come out roll. This is allowed but highly ill advised because the value of a pass line bet is diminished after the come out roll.

The house edge on the pass line is only 1.41%, which is not bad compared to most other bets on the table and other games in the casino.

Taking the Odds

Have you ever wanted a bet with no house edge, well if so, the odds in craps are the bet for you. However, you have to make a pass line bet first. After a point has been established you may bet up to 3 times your bet on the 4 and 10, 4 times your bet on the 5 and 9, and 5 times your bet on the 6 and 8. Odds are placed directly behind your pass line bet.

The odds are simply an additional wager that the point will be rolled before a 7. Odds on the 6 or 8 Pay 6 to 5, 5 or 9 the odds pay 3 to 2 and on the 4 or 10 odds pay 2 to 1. These are exactly statistically fair payouts.

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