Paigowdan
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September 8th, 2016 at 4:47:18 AM permalink
Okay. WOW......
A REALLY nice blurb by Deke Castleman (the Senior Editor of the Las Vegas Advisor - and also my editor on the book itself.)

VERY descriptive blurb - and totally up to date, even mentioning DEQ's buy out into - and absorption into - Scientific Games. Accurate and great, all in all a great QoD.

I had about 20 industry people read and vet the book, some here at this forum. About five were from the gaming laboratories (GLI and BMM), as well as gaming attorney Rich Newman. Mike Shackleford (Wizard), Roger S (Pacman), Geoff Hall ("Switch" at this forum), Mission146 (Pearce), and Dr. Noah Dean Of GLI/Gaming Laboratories International also. Many others also.

The book extensively mentions most of the good independent games - including DJTeddyBear/Dave Miller's Poker for Roulette game, - as the authentically novel roulette side bet that was picked up by Galaxy Gaming. Dave, I discuss your roulette side bet game in the brilliant way you reproduced the three-card Poker side bet for roulette Really - it is the BEST of the lot in Roulette side bets, and Rob Saucier, the CEO rightfully fell Totally in Love with it when shown. I AM very sorry that Galaxy Gaming is only pushing it in the United Kingdom, and not here in the States, but that is politics as well as geography in gaming,- so to speak. NO shortage on that, and that is also discussed in depth in the book in chapter 14. (See the table of contents earlier in the thread.)

Two other forum members' games were discussed in the book: MathExtremist's remarkable crap game side bets "Hard Pass" and "Point Right Back", - really great new prop bets for craps, - and Paradigm and Lucky's "Lucky Stiff" - were analyzed in detail. Note that the Lucky Stiff side bet DID make it to commercial success - with a footnote of Paradign's wife doing a "Sam Kinison"-type on him - "Well, Mister - where's da money, big shot...!:" - while waiting for that ship to come in. It did come in to a fine degree (with double-digit installs!!), and God bless Paradigm and Lucky.) For the record, my wife also stood by me during my game design periods, - and had opened up a successful Day Spa with some [a lot] of the EZ Pai Gow proceeds.

Most of the independent game designers are unknown to the forum, but ALL good stuff was analyzed and dissected for all game designers, budding and old pro alike. A very rough business to succeed in, but possible, that also described in detail.

Anyway Dave..DJ....thanks for the mention, - and you got a fine mention too. A VERY GOOD page out of 320 or so.

Salud!
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ShineyShine
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October 5th, 2016 at 10:21:03 AM permalink
Just received my copy today, looking forward to getting stuck into it.
Paigowdan
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October 7th, 2016 at 7:07:36 PM permalink
Believe it or not, the game design book got a plug to day on ESPN radio The Las Vegas Sportsline 10/7/2016 .

Anthony Curtis was the guest, and it was part of The Las Vegas Advisor's big give-away; he mentioned it at 9 minutes in, then it was discussed at 23 minutes in, and praised at 24 minutes in by the hosts, as they often get asked "how does one go about getting a casino game made?"

A pleasant surprise, and very much appreciated.
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October 7th, 2016 at 8:15:00 PM permalink
+1. Congrats
DJTeddyBear
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Thanks for this post from:
Paigowdan
November 21st, 2016 at 3:47:43 PM permalink
The book has been gaining traction.

Now there's a review by Dr Dave Schwartz from the UNLV Center for Gaming Research, published by CDC Gaming Reports:
http://www.cdcgamingreports.com/commentaries/book-review-the-essentials-of-casino-game-design-from-the-cocktail-napkin-to-the-casino-floor/

Nice job Dan!
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Paigowdan
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November 21st, 2016 at 3:54:52 PM permalink
Thank you Dave Miller and Dave Schwartz!

Nice to see!
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November 21st, 2016 at 4:48:38 PM permalink
Quote: Paigowdan

Believe it or not, the game design book got a plug to day on ESPN radio The Las Vegas Sportsline 10/7/2016 .

Anthony Curtis was the guest, and it was part of The Las Vegas Advisor's big give-away; he mentioned it at 9 minutes in, then it was discussed at 23 minutes in, and praised at 24 minutes in by the hosts,d.



You forgot to mention he pitched his worthless casino coupon book at 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,10,11,12,13 and 15 minutes in. He also told stories about how valuable the book is in the other minutes. He also told stories about coupon runs in the 90's where customers made $5.85 an hour in expected value using his tactics.

He also pitched off strip bars paying him to promote their current free play offers worth $20 on Sundays.

He forgot to mention his shilling for friends as big players on Spike TV Bar Rescue.

But congrats on the "free advertising ". We all justifiy it in the end my friend.
Paigowdan
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November 21st, 2016 at 5:04:30 PM permalink
Well, I don't think Anthony Curtis or his Las Vegas Advisor is any sort of a bad outfit at all, if anything, it's an extremely useful source for gamblers of all stripes. For a modest subscription fee, I found the coupon book invaluable, and their Huntington Press publication a source of great gaming (and AP) books long before they considered my book effort, of which I am extremely grateful.

Your negative opinion of LVA doesn't take away from my book's merit, or the merits of the good things that LVA provides.

The review of the book by Dr. David Schwarz of the UNLV Center for Gaming Research has prestige.

All in all, I am very thankful.
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Boz
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November 21st, 2016 at 5:27:42 PM permalink
Quote: Paigowdan

Well, I don't think Anthony Curtis or his Las Vegas Advisor is any sort of a bad outfit at all, if anything, it's an extremely useful source for gamblers of all stripes. For a modest subscription fee, I found the coupon book invaluable, and their Huntington Press publication a source of great gaming (and AP) books long before they considered my book effort, of which I am extremely grateful.

Your negative opinion of LVA doesn't take away from my book's merit, or the merits of the good things that LVA provides.

The review of the book by Dr. David Schwarz of the UNLV Center for Gaming Research has prestige.

All in all, I am very thankful.



Defend "invaluable" since you called it that.

Not debating the value of his overall business. Cullota's book was a good incite into a bygone era. The "Week at the Blue Angel" book is a part of LV history long forgotten, and yours may be.

But the coupon book and membership is a scam by him trying to hold on to a long gone era.

But my usual disclaimer is make all you can, while you can. I respect you for that.
Paigowdan
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November 21st, 2016 at 5:41:08 PM permalink
Quote: Boz


Defend "invaluable" since you called it that.


I keep the LVA book in my car when I travel around Las Vegas. Such things as 25% off Binion's Steak house is a huge savings on a great dinner AND a great Vegas experience; so is two-for-one show tickets. Just about any casino in any area has a good perk in the coupon book. I can't complain.

Quote: Boz

Not debating the value of his overall business. Cullota's book was a good incite into a bygone era. The "Week at the Blue Angel" book is a part of LV history long forgotten, and yours may be.


This may be true, but I am thankful for the praise and recommendations my book has so far received. It very well defined this niche of game design technique, and as a more formal discipline. It might not be a big niche, but to me and many others it is an important area, and was worth the effort to publish, as short lived as you seem to hope it will be.

Quote: Boz

But the coupon book and membership is a scam by him trying to hold on to a long gone era.


I get real discounts from it, and many business get my patronage: I see this as a good thing, and little wrong in this.
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