Tami Thompson

Table Games Dealer

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"“Flip-it”, recently approved for trial by the Nevada Gaming Control Board, is simple enough for novice players, but complex enough to challenge experts, she says."

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Tami, a longtime dealer at the Rio, took her idea for a brand- new casino game and brought her vision to life. Tami is excited to debut “Flip-it” and we are thrilled, too!

Tami Thompson’s vision started with a shoe box lid, glue, and some colorful pieces of felt. “The idea for ‘flip-it’ flew into my head like a spark,” says the longtime Rio dealer, believed to be the first woman at Caesars to create a casino game on her own. “I immediately knew this game would work.”

“Flip-it”, recently approved for trial by the Nevada Gaming Control Board, is simple enough for novice players, but complex enough to challenge experts, she says.

Played with eight standard decks of 52 cards plus 24 jokers, it’s designed to transition slot players to table games, allowing them to join the fun. Players place bets on which card they predict the dealer will “flip” next. If the joker turns up, all bets are lost.

“It’s super fun and easy,” says Tami, who worked out the math with the help of a WSOP-playing mathematician. She also has the full support of her management team, as well as Caesars sourcing and compliance experts.

“Flip-it” will debut at Rio – of course. Expect to see Tami on the floor, flipping the cards. She can’t wait. “Actually seeing this vision come to life…it’s so exciting.”

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