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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: Scrabble, Big Tippers, Chickendales

20 March 2002

Let's explore Scrabble, Big Tippers and Chickendales bonus slot versions in this latest update.

Remember the many hours wiled away competing and sometimes even making up words at the Scrabble board game? Well, yearn no more for those happy times because Williams brings you their slot version to once again challenge your mind. By the way, xillphontz is still not a word. Nice try, though. Big tippers and male strippers--every women's fantasy, right? Well maybe not these dancing Chickendales, but they are surely the most hilarious characters for everyone, thanks to IGT. Let's explore these bonus slot versions.

1) Scrabble: the familiar wooden tiles are depicted as dancing characters and their job is to place the player in several bonus sequences. Game reels display the Scrabble board, brainy characters, tiles and a wild 'star' scatter pay symbol. Three or more scattered tile symbols propel you to the bonus second screen event called 'Tile Picking' where the player selects three face down tiles noting bonus amounts. The main bonus event occurs when three or more scattered Scrabble board symbols appear on an active payline, then the fun begins. There are a number of themes to entertain you, including football, Broadway and 'Space Invasion' with accompanying themed characters and music. The player is prompted to select dancing tiles revealing both a letter and a bonus amount. The letter may be part of a word and if so, then proceeds to take its place on a tile holder bench. Three incorrect picks or 'X' symbols ends this bonus round and all correct words are moved up to the top-box Scrabble board awaiting increased credits by landing on 'double letter' or 'double word' spaces. During bonus play, you may get an opportunity to extend the round if a 'save' tile is revealed to cancel one of the 'X's. If you are up for the 'carl ebbs' challenge, this slots for you.

2) Big Tippers: Players can transform themselves into a cocktail server in search of big tips. Three or more cocktail waitress symbols trigger the bonus round where you select items from a bartender such as cigarettes and/or drinks from behind the bar. After loading your tray, it's onto the casino floor where patrons are selected for your chosen items. Tips are accumulated from each of your slot playing characters until your tray is empty. Some customers will tip a multiplier number instead of a bonus amount that in turn increases your total tips for the tray of goodies. You also have a chance to serve drinks in the high-stakes lounge where everyone is the biggest of tippers. This slot version can 'serve up' to 25,000 coins--certainly not 'chump change'.

3)Chickendales: Teasing male strippers in the slot world? Guess again. This time it's flabby chickens in G-stings competing for a chance to entertain you with a private Chippendales performance. An egg symbol appearing on the second and fourth reels is wild. One symbol in a winning combination doubles the jackpot and two eggs multiplies the jackpot by four. Three or more Chickendales symbols trigger a 'Chickendales Competition' where our overweight 'boids' compete on a spotlighted stage. The player selects a member of the audience to critique one of the stripper's goofy 'bumps and grinds'. That audience member displays a scorecard indicating a bonus amount, a rose, a 'collect' or a 'private dance' symbol. Three roses or 'private dance' takes the player to a second bonus screen, an 'Egg-citing Private Dance' where you select one of four eggs that increases or decreases the bonus gathered during the first round. I tried this slot simply to watch the hilarious chickens dance. It's worth the price.

Now, it's time for me to dance on outta here, until next time we boogie in cyperspace.

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