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Hey gang, it’s almost football season and you know what that means… Football Contest! We have a brand new game for everyone this year, Gridiron Glory. Come get your share of the glory today.
That’s right, the Station Casinos Gridiron Glory Football Contest is completely free. All you need is your Boarding Pass card to sign up. Head down to your favorite Station Casino, Fiesta Casino, or El Cortez and use the kiosk to register.
Its so simple, just follow these four steps and you’ll be ready for football season.
Login to your account using your PIN code. Don’t remember your pin? Head on over to the Rewards Center and they’ll get you all straightened out.
Once you’re logged in, select the Gridiron Glory Enrollment tile. Duh!
Read the Gridiron Glory Terms & Conditions. If you agree to the Terms & Conditions, tap “ACCEPT”
If you don’t agree, don’t accept. It’s ok. My odds just increased!
There’s really only one team, so go ahead and select Seattle. Great job!
Congratulations you’re all signed up for the Station Casinos Gridiron Glory Football Contest. Don’t forget to reward yourself for a job well done!
Each week, competitors make picks for the entire lineup of NFL games for that week including Thursday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday night games. For each correct pick your avatar drives towards the goal on a simulated football field.
There’s two ways to win each week:
You can easily see your weekly standings, and more importantly your season standings. You may also check your standings on our website at any time.
Rack up enough wins to make the postseason and you can make the cut for postseason play. Just score 4 or more touchdowns during the regular season for a chance to advance to the playoffs. There are four rounds of postseason play:
Just the in football, the playoffs are harder. Players selected to participate in the playoffs will need to select more than just the game winner. There will be an Over/Under bet and other prop bets for each game. Each winning wager moves your helmet down the field.
After the first 3 weeks of playoffs, the top 200 season contestants share in $50,000
It all comes down to this. Everyone who qualified for the postseason is eligible to play in “The Big Game.” There will be a number of bets including winner, over/under, and prop bets. Move your marker down the field ahead of the competition.
The top 100 post-season winners share in $25,000 cash prize pool.
Join today and get ready for the 2015 NFL season.
We’ll be picking them each week on the blog, so come talk some trash, and let’s have fun!
Seasoned Las Vegas blackjack connoisseurs have watched casino after casino shift from classic 3:2 Blackjack to 6:5 over the years.
To gain further insight, we spoke with Station Casinos’ VP of Casino Operations Bill Burt who said, “I have been very surprised by this trend and the lack of a strong reaction from guests. We at Station Casinos, feel that the strip casinos are taking advantage of their guests. The vast majority of our games at Station Casinos are 3:2. We run a small number of 6:5 games on single decks or low limit games.”
Blackjack aficionados hope not, because there’s a big difference, and that difference matters.
The difference between 3:2 blackjack and 6:5 blackjack is simple. If you have a winning blackjack hand, you get paid 3 dollars for every 2 that you bet, or 1.5:1 odds. In 6:5 you get paid $6 for every $5 you bet, which is 1.2:1 odds. It may seem like a small difference but it makes a huge difference in your expected outcome.
There are a lot of factors that determine the final expected return, but in general, the house increases their edge by roughly 400% when dealing the 6:5 variant. In the 3:2 blackjack game, the house edge, for player playing perfect basic strategy, is in the ~0.5% range. That means for every $100 wagered, they take in, on average, $0.50.
With 6:5 blackjack, that edge shoots up to almost 2%! So now you can expect to contribute upwards of $2 per $100 wagered to the house coffers.
Obviously these differences get magnified over the long term, as serious bettors make thousands of wagers over time.
Apparently not. The majority of the casinos on the Las Vegas strip have converted to 6:5 blackjack. If people weren’t playing, the operators would switch back in an instant.
Serious local blackjack players know that the “vast majority of our[Station Casinos] blackjack games are 3:2 blackjack. We’re basically the opposite of the strip. We deal almost exclusively 3:2 blackjack, whereas on the strip you are getting a 6:5 game unless you are betting $100 or more,” said Bill.
You can see for yourself, it’s right there on the felt. It will say “Blackjack pays 3:2.” If you ever have any question, you can always ask your dealer or floor supervisor for all the specifics of any table on the floor.
In addition, all Station Casino 6 deck shoe games offer surrender. Very handy for the times you’re dealt a 16 and the dealer is showing an Ace or face card, you can “surrender” half your bet and essentially fold your hand. There’s a few situations where this is advantageous, so use with discretion.
If you want to maximize your odds of having a good turn at the blackjack table, be on the lookout for 3:2 tables. On the strip they are pretty rare, usually hidden in high limit rooms where you need to bet $100 per hand. Or you can escape the insanity of the strip and join us at your favorite Station Casinos location for blackjack the way it was meant to be played. Spread the word to friends and family, educate them on the difference. Let them know they have a voice and a vote with every dollar they wager.