What's New and a Kicker
Holiday Contest
Tournament of Champions
New Game Spotlight: Build A Wheel
Monthly Member Poll
Hand of the Month
December Kicker
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Holiday Contest

This year’s holiday contest features one of our newer games, Dream Card Poker. In this exciting game, when the Dream Card feature is awarded, optimal autohold strategy is employed to pick the perfect 5th card to complete the dealt hand. In other words, you can be given a 4-of-a-kind in place of a 3-of-a-kind on the deal!

In addition to Visa gift cards to our Grand Prize winner and 4 runners up, we’ll award 3 month GOLD memberships to bonus round winners. And don’t forget the top ten qualify for the Tournament of Champions. The contest starts at noon Pacific time on Thursday, December 22nd and ends December 31st at midnight Pacific. Click here for contest information.

Tournament of Champions Update

The Tournament of Champions is only a few weeks away, beginning on January 9th, 2012. So far over 275 people have qualified and will be competing for a Las Vegas Dream Vacation valued at over $5,000.

Over 100 qualifiers have come from our random drawings so it pays to play in the daily and monthly contests, whether you get great hands or not! Click here for more information about the Tournament of Champions.

New Game Spotlight: Build A Wheel

Build a Wheel Poker is a great new game that adds wheel spin bonus action to three and five play games. Each natural dealt three of a kind or better reveals one slice of the wheel. If you are dealt a full house or better, all slices are revealed. Once all slices are revealed, spin the wheel to win up to 10,000 additional credits! If you're a GOLD member, you can play this game right now before it hits casino floors.

Monthly Member Poll

December Poll: What is your favorite game variation?

Click here to answer this month’s member poll and we’ll publish the results in the January Newsletter.

Hand of the Month

This month we feature "billyjoe," who was dealt a royal flush at Caesars Palace while playing Triple Double Bonus on a Good Times Pay Poker machine. Congratulations, billyjoe! If you have a great winner to show, please send your picture to and we'll feature our favorite each month!

December Kicker

by Mike Fields,
Fellow Video Poker enthusiast and Executive Vice President at

I know I shouldn’t admit this, but every now and then I play Keno. Recently I hit an 8 spot (8 of 8) for 40,000 credits. That was really cool, I thought. Then I went and looked at the odds of Keno versus video poker…and was really surprised the rarity of this hit.

A Royal Flush occurs every 40,000 roughly and a dealt Royal Flush happens approximately every 650,000 hands. 8 of 8 in Keno happens every 230,000 plays and 7 of 7 every 41,000. So if you play 8 spots, the top award is almost 6 times as elusive as a dealt Royal Flush and 7 of 7 almost the same! Wow. Think I am staying with my original game – video poker! Haha.

Happy Holidays to you all and may your stocking be filled with quads and royals!

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