December 2, 2011

Lost Vegas Book

lost_vegas_cover.jpgLiven up your next plane ride to Vegas with Lost Vegas: The Redneck Riviera, Existentialist Conversations with Strippers, and the World Series of Poker. How can you go wrong with a book that includes both strippers and poker in the title? Methinks you cannot.

Where else can you get a cheap steak, crash a Mexican wedding, get cold-decked in blackjack by a dealer named Dong, play video poker for thirteen straight hours, drink pina coladas out of a plastic coconut, bum a cigarette from an 85-year-old woman with an oxygen tank, speed away to the Spearmint Rhino in a free limo, get rubbed by a former Miss Teen USA, puke in the back of a cab driven by a retired Navy SEAL, snort cheap cocaine in the bathroom at O'Sheas, and then catch a lucky card on the river to crack pocket aces and win a poker tournament? Only in Las Vegas.
At Lost Vegas

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October 7, 2011

Decide to Play Great Poker

decide_to_play_poker.jpgLearning how to play poker is tough enough for most people - most poker games are complex, and most players are so serious it can be tough for the casual enthusiast. Learning how to play poker well...that's even tougher. No book can teach you everything you need to know, but Decide to Play Great Poker: A Strategy Guide to No-limit Texas Hold Em takes a nice swing at it.

At Decide to Play Great Poker: A Strategy Guide to No-limit Texas Hold Em

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July 15, 2011

Shot Roulette Drinking Game

shot_roulette.jpgCombine two of nature's greatest pastimes together with the 16-shot roulette wheel. I for one can't see a downside to this game, as long as you always follow Snipes's advice and always bet on black.

16 Shot Roulette Drinking Game Set

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July 2, 2011

Reel Deal Slots Adventure III World Tour

reel_slots_3.jpgLooking for all the fun and skill of playing real casino slots (cough) but without any of the potential risk or reward? Well we've got the magical elixir for you here in the form of Reel Deal Slots Adventure III. Tour the world in the comfort of your own easy chair, playing slot machines of all types and descriptions.

Extra bonus: You don't have to worry about a pit boss coming over to give you money if you win, so you don't even have to put on pants!

Reel Deal Slots Adventure III World Tour

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June 24, 2011

Casino: Love and Honor in Las Vegas

casino_true_crime_book.jpgHey remember that movie Casino that came out like 15 years ago? Turns out it was based on a true story, and said story is apparently pretty damned interesting. Interesting enough that they reprinted the book about said true story a decade and a half after the movie came out. Hope the wait wasn't too hard on you if you wore out your other copy...

At Casino: Love and Honor in Las Vegas

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May 6, 2011

Home Horse Racing Game

horse_racing_game.jpgLooking to have some fun betting on the ponies without actually having to leave the house? Maybe you're allergic to horses (or terrified of their manure) but love the idea of betting on them. Either way, this horse racing game could be the start of a new family tradition - or at least a good way to pass the time while you sip a Mint Julep and wait for the Derby to start.


New Style Horse Racing Game, With Gift Box -

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February 22, 2011

Liquor-Dispensing Slot Machine

liquor_dispensing_slot_machine.jpgWell, I guess I know what I'm going to put on my birthday list this year, and it's a slot machine that dispenses cocktails. No ifs, ands, or buts about it. This thing was homemade for a competition, and was made for about $3,000 in materials. The Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas skin is just icing on the cake, really.

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February 14, 2011

16 Inch Professional Wooden Roulette Wheel

roulette_wheel.jpgThere is nothing I want more in my house than a roulette wheel. And with the hangover I have after this weekend, I'm thinking I might try to convert it into a combination lock for my liquor cabinet, where you can only open it based on the luck of the wheel.

This roulette wheel includes super smooth ball bearing turnstile is solid metal and weighs 3 Pounds by itself. Bottom of wheel is felt covered to protect your table top or any other surface. Wheel also comes in a premium gift box. It comes with one metal ball and a Rake.

16 Inch Professional Wooden Roulette Wheel

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February 1, 2011

Casino Bar Featuring Craps, Roulette, Black Jack

casino_bar.jpgFinally, a casino-related entry that would make our friends at Liquor Snob green with envy. This casino-themed bar offers a reversible top that can either be flat or offer craps, roulette or black jack, as well as racks for wine bottles and glasses down below. Playing games right at the bar? What won't they think of next.

At Casino Gaming Bar

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January 20, 2011

Casino Craps: Shoot to Win!

casino_craps_shoot_win.jpgHey guess what? It turns out craps is more than just rolling some dice and losing money! Who knew?

This is the most comprehensive craps book ever written and the only book that gives you everything you need to know to get a real edge at this popular casino game - including the secrets behind the revolutionary 'Golden Touch' dice control technique. Beyond the physical aspect of throwing dice, this indispensable volume will also teach you the mental side of the game, helping you to develop the discipline needed to beat the house. "Casino Craps" also comes with a free instructional DVD featuring unedited footage of controlled shots from four of the world's best players, allowing you to see how theory can be turned into reality.
So...a golden throw technique is technically cheating, right?

At Casino Craps: Shoot to Win!

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January 18, 2011

Poker Winners Are Different Book

poker_winners_are_different.jpgWhat does it take to win at poker? According to Poker Winners Are Different author Dr. Alan Schoonmaker, it takes more than knowing when to hold them and when to fold them. It takes the ability to manage risk and information, develop discipline, improve your decision making, focus on the right issues, control your reactions and the information you give others, and the ability to act decisively. If you're ready to win, pick up this book and see if old Schoonmaker really has what it takes to help you walk away a winner.

At Poker Winners Are Different

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January 13, 2011

Microgaming Online Gambling for Android Phones

android-open.jpgYou've been able to download all kinds of casino games to your Android smart phone for a while now, but you haven't been able to play online for money. That's about to change as microgaming will be coming to the Android.

Betway is the first Microgaming operator to offer its games to Android users. The games are currently available at mobile.betway.com, and are available to play for real money and for play money. In coming months, a number of Microgaming's existing Spin3 games will also be made available for download on Android phones.
via Online Casino Pro

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January 11, 2011

M Life Player's Club from MGM Resorts International

mgm-grand-logo.jpgI was surfing a bit this morning and found an interesting post called Who Owns Las Vegas over at About.com's Casino Gambling blog. I've never had much need to join most of the casino loyalty programs since my trips to Vegas are so rare and spotty, but I thought the description of MGM's new M Life program was worth mentioning:

Right now, MGM Resorts is kicking off a casino loyalty program that rivals the old Harrah's program. Their new player's club, called "M life," will include a dozen properties. Your casino action will automatically be updated from every casino in the group, from the MGM Grand Detroit, the Beau Rivage and Gold Strike in Mississippi, to the company's nine resorts in Las Vegas. In case you lost track, the Vegas casinos include: Aria, Bellagio, Luxor, Excalibur, Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand, Mirage, Monte Carlo, and New York New York.

If you're on your way to Vegas anytime soon (or Detroit or Mississippi, but that seems less likely) it seems worthwhile to sign up since I can almost guarantee you'll end up at one or more of these casinos during your stay.

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January 6, 2011

Poker After Dark Season 7 Begins

poker_after_dark.jpgSeason 7 of everybody's favorite Monday night poker show started this past Monday, and if that's not enough to make you forget about football, nothing can. This year the buy-in has been increased from $20,000 to $100,000 - which means the final pot will be half a million dollars.

The lineup for this week's episodes include some of the best players in the world such as John Juanda, Erick Lindgren, Phil Galfond, Huck Seed, Tom Dwan and Phil Ivey.

The episodes of this high-stakes winner-take-all freezeout will air at 2:05 a.m. beginning Monday and will continue for five consecutive nights in the same time slot. The "director's cut" of the program will recap all of the week's action late Saturday night at 1:00 a.m. after the conclusion of Saturday Night Live.

On top of all that, hostess Leann Tweeden is piping hot - you decide. What could possibly keep you away...from Tivoing it?

via CardPlayer.com

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January 3, 2011

Poker Player Downs 42 Drinks in 17 Hours

beer_poker.jpgFor a lot of neophyte gamblers, the only reason to hit the casino is for the free drinks you get at the table. While this is a nice perk, you may want to keep your drinking to a relative minimum - not only will you stay sharper, you'll also keep out of trouble.

Having a drink at the casino while playing poker isn't anything to write home about. Over New Year's Eve, it wouldn't even be unusual to have quite a few drinks as part of the night's festivities. But one man at the Star City Casino in Sydney, Australia may have gone a bit far by having an incredible 42 drinks served to him at the poker table over a 17-hour period, resulting in severe consequences for several casino employees.
Get the full scoop at InternetPoker.co.uk.

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