Archive for: July, 2012

Mystic Lake Derby

Published by Lucky Dog under Horse Racing, Indian Casinos, Minnesota.

This Saturday I was at Canterbury Park for the first running of the Mystic Lake Derby. There was a seven horse field looking to take the $150,000 purse. It was a very close match and extremely hard to pick a winner. Unfortunately, there was a dispute between the 1st and 2nd place horses. The replay […]

Slot Picking

Published by Lucky Dog under Slots.

Here is a quiz for you. There are three identical slot machines in a row. The middle one says on the screen that it has just paid out a $86 to the last player. The one on the right says it paid out $1.25 and is next to the restrooms. The one on the left […]

Slot Machine Screen Touching

Published by Lucky Dog under Slots.

Lately, I’ve come across people who are touching or rubbing the screen on video slot machines in a futile attempt to¬†influence¬†the outcome. I think this is happening because most of the newer slots now have some form of touch screen technology that requires the player to select items, roll dice, or spin a virtual wheel. […]

Ho-Chunk Wittenberg

Published by Lucky Dog under Casinos, Indian Casinos, Wisconsin.

This past week I stopped at the Ho-Chunk Casino in Wittenberg Wisconsin. The Ho-Chunk tribe operates six casinos in Wisconsin. The one in Wittenberg is located about 30 miles south of Wausau, one mile off of highway 29. The 11,000 sq. ft. facility has 500 slot machines, with a bar and snack area. I found […]

Hot Horses in MN

Published by Lucky Dog under Horse Racing.

This past weekend it was in the 90’s here in Minnesota, which makes it feel like the 100’s with the humidity. The horses ran pretty good despite the warm temps. I went back to betting straight exactas and trifectas instead of boxing them. I think I would have won one extra bet if I had […]