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Gayle Mitchell, one of the first women to break through the “felt ceiling” of the previously male-dominated world of casino gambling gurus, is now regarded as one of North America’s leading experts on casino gambling.

Gayle’s commitment to educating the gambling public began almost 20 years ago, when she walked into a Las Vegas casino and experienced for the first time the thrill that comes with winning even a small bet. She made up her mind then and there to learn every game in the casino, and a short time later resolved to make a career out of sharing her insights with other gamblers. She had always considered herself to be a good teacher – she believes in keeping things simple – and decided that she would commit herself to showing newbies how to become knowledgeable, intelligent gamblers.

Gayle started her own publishing company, and her first book came out in 1997. Today she is the author of seven books, seven EBooks, and a set of five Tips booklets, and has presented many seminars on casino gambling. Currently she teaches Learn to Win Programs with other leading experts at GamblingTeachers.com. The site is a player-friendly Free Gambling Learning Center offering 300+ online lessons for popular casino games plus Gambling Teachers Blog. Gayle also operates www.gamerisms.com, which is a games glossary site for sport, casino, skill and video game players.

“It’s a fact that less than 2 percent of casino players know the profitable, correct strategies and/or rules for most casino games,” Gayle says. “Our group of career teachers and writers are working to improve that statistic.”

Gayle Mitchell Websites:

www.gamblingteachers.com
www.gamerisms.com
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Bonus Slots Update: Richard Petty's Driving Experience, Double Diamond 2000, Monkey Business, Family Feud, Ride to Riches

1 October 2001

Let's begin another expedition for newer bonus slots. You will find Double Diamond 2000, the update of an all-time favorite slot among the versions in this latest post.

1) Richard Petty's Driving Experience: Of course, there are racing symbols--checkered flags, pit-stop tools and race cars. Petty's car landing anywhere in the pay window sends you to the bonus round. Revving engines and Charlotte raceway is the scene awaiting your eight choices of inside or outside to make a pass. Each time you make that pass you are upping the multiplier and upon completion, you are awarded top bonus of 500 X bet or 22,500 coins max. Roarrrr.

2) Double Diamond 2000: Bring on the old with a new twist. Wild symbols that multiply into more money, more paylines and symbols of diamonds, jewelry, bundles of cash, and shiny baubles. Double Diamond wild doubles the jackpot, two for quad and three for eight times. Five dancing jewel boxes prompts a bonus round for a player's choice of 15 jewel boxes. Locate the double diamond in one of five picks and you are in for a sixth pick plus all amounts double. The scatter-pay feature is a jeweler and there is an award high of 4500 coins. You will find this latest updated, classic IGT version in most casinos.

3) Monkey Business: A noticeable slots display on the casino floor; it is surrounded by a jungle, palm trees and bubbling water encased in transparent trunks and striking signs. Animated movies up top and on your screen add to your playing fun. Toss in a bonus multiplier wheel with 2X-25X pay amounts, three monkey icons and one 'Witch Doctor' waiting to set off the bonus game. A second chance bonus round occurs when you land two monkeys at which time you are offered a spin to get that third monkey--the name of the game here. Other cash awards await as you make your choices on the 16 spot game grid. Just watch out for the Witch Doctor who will end your bonus round before you can get on with more Monkey Business.

4) Family Feud: Three version series: a) standard 9-line game, b) multideck VideoPoker game and c) a video re-spin slot plus film clips featuring Richard Dawson and Louis Anderson atop the display. The latter is the most popular where the player can have their picture taken and watch their play on the game screen--transported to the TV show stage. Introductions all around including the opposing family, sound, applause, cheers and 'Let's Play the Feud'. Once you stop the answer button within the top four answers, your reward is tallied up on the credit meter. That 'On-Air Bonus' is truly defined here--have fun at The Feud.

5) Ride to Riches: Wild symbol on each of three reels results in frequent bonuses and re-spins. One wild pays 2-1 and that's the least of your winnings in this generous game where over one third of the pays are 15 coins+ for mixed bar and wild symbols. Certainly a winning ride.

On that note, I am riding out of here until our next expedition trekking through the bonus slot jungle.

Gayle Mitchell
Gayle Mitchell, one of the first women to break through the “felt ceiling” of the previously male-dominated world of casino gambling gurus, is now regarded as one of North America’s leading experts on casino gambling.

Gayle’s commitment to educating the gambling public began almost 20 years ago, when she walked into a Las Vegas casino and experienced for the first time the thrill that comes with winning even a small bet. She made up her mind then and there to learn every game in the casino, and a short time later resolved to make a career out of sharing her insights with other gamblers. She had always considered herself to be a good teacher – she believes in keeping things simple – and decided that she would commit herself to showing newbies how to become knowledgeable, intelligent gamblers.

Gayle started her own publishing company, and her first book came out in 1997. Today she is the author of seven books, seven EBooks, and a set of five Tips booklets, and has presented many seminars on casino gambling. Currently she teaches Learn to Win Programs with other leading experts at GamblingTeachers.com. The site is a player-friendly Free Gambling Learning Center offering 300+ online lessons for popular casino games plus Gambling Teachers Blog. Gayle also operates www.gamerisms.com, which is a games glossary site for sport, casino, skill and video game players.

“It’s a fact that less than 2 percent of casino players know the profitable, correct strategies and/or rules for most casino games,” Gayle says. “Our group of career teachers and writers are working to improve that statistic.”

Gayle Mitchell Websites:

www.gamblingteachers.com
www.gamerisms.com