November 27, 2007
Today we came across this article that takes a look at casinos from a different angle, their parking spaces. The Casino City Times has rated the top ten casinos based on parking spaces, and its a pretty interesting list. Next up, maybe you can start tailgating!
1.) Sandia Resort & Casino – Albuquerque, N.M. – 13,470 spaces
Etched out in the shadows of the Sandia mountains, the striking Sandia Resort & Casino certainly has enough activity to justify more than 13,000 spaces. In addition to the 1,700 slot and video poker machines and 111,000 square feet of gaming action, this bustling Sandian Pueblo reservation also features 228 guest rooms, an 18-hole golf course, an outdoor amphitheater and a convention center.
Top-10 casino parking spaces
November 22, 2007
So, you think you're a big gambler? Not as big as these Huge Acrylic Heavy Duty Casino Dice. Don't be fooled, as that picture doesn't do them justice. These babies are 4 inches tall. While they may not be so practical for your everyday craps game, they make a very cool display item for your desk, or bookshelf. You could probably also get some good laughs when you bust them out at your next casino night.
November 21, 2007
If you want to make a real splash the next time you are trolling around your favorite casinos, try showing up in this fantastic High Rollers Flame Shirt. The flames say that your hot, and the dice say that your on fire. P.S. If you are NOT in a casino setting, do not wear this shirt.
November 20, 2007
It feels like a long-shot, but some congress-people are making a push to try to ease internet gambling bans. Casino City Times has the story:
The Bush administration should consider relaxing laws against Internet gambling rather than risk setting a potentially expensive and "worrisome" precedent with European nations and other trade partners, eight lawmakers said in a letter on Monday.
The lawmakers were critical of the U.S. government reaction after it lost a World Trade Organization dispute with the tiny Caribbean nation of Antigua over online casinos. U.S. officials declared the administration never meant for Internet gambling to be covered by international trade agreements.
Arbitrators now are considering damage claims from Antigua, an online gaming haven that said a U.S. law seeking to block betting over the Internet was an illegal form of protectionism.
Other members of the World Trade Organization, including the European Union, Japan and Australia, also are claiming compensation for lost online gaming revenues in the billions of dollars.
Compensation "could prove expensive to the U.S. economy," the lawmakers said in a letter to Susan Schwab, the U.S. trade representative. "However, we are perhaps more concerned about what this withdrawal says about U.S. credibility as a trading partner."
November 15, 2007
Slingo is a very interesting game. What started as a casual game has now branched into mobile, slot machine, and even scratch ticket versions. And if you happen not be one of the 1 in 20 Americans who has played Slingo, now is your chance.
Here the basics from the Wikipedia Entrry:
Slingo is an online multiplayer game created in 1995 by Slingo, Inc. It features a mix of slots and bingo, as well as elements fron the classic game show The Joker's Wild (the slot machine, the Jokers, and the Devils). A player has 20 turns to "spin" the numbers below his or her bingo card. Five numbers appear, and if they are found on the card, they can be marked off. If a joker pops up, any number in the column above it can be matched.
To find out where you an try Slingo at a casino, check out the Slingo Casino listing.
To play Slingo games you can play at MSN, or Yahoo, or try many variations on slingo at Slingo.com
November 13, 2007
So you've been wandering past the tables time and again. You see those weird dominoes, and you hear the excitement of a cluster of folks leaned close at the table. You stop to watch, but you just have NO idea what on earth is happening. Yep, you're wondering, what in the hell is Pai Gow Poker?
Read on to find out just what Pai Gow Poker is, and get the low down on why its such a fun game to play!
Continue reading: "All About: Pai Gow Poker"
November 12, 2007
It appears that for the first time in 29 years, Atlantic City casinos will be seeing a decline in annual revenues. This is an unfortunate turn for a true gem of the casino world. Let's hope that his downturn is only temporary.
Newsday.com has the story:
The leaves are falling, and so are revenues at Atlantic City's 11 casinos, which continue to see their profitable slots customers flee to Pennsylvania and New York.
The gambling halls took in $384.4 million in October, a 7.5 percent decline from the October 2006.
Slots revenues were $270.3 million, a decrease of 12.6 percent over a year ago. It matched the worst month of the year so far for slots here, along with September, which was also down 12.6 percent.
Revenue from table games was $114.1 million, an increase of 7.3 percent over a year ago.
Since the first slots parlor opened in the Philadelphia area last December, customers who once had no closer alternative than Atlantic City began deserting this resort for slot machines closer to home.
November 6, 2007
Now, we prefer our rims with double zero, but hey.. who are we to debate great taste. Clearly no casino lover's vehicle would be complete without these bad boys rolling around, and drawing stares (and bets?) Check them out over at Oh Gizmo.
November 5, 2007
We all can get overwhelmed by the sheer volume of casinos out there. Which ones are the ones to head to, which have the best deals, which have the best party-scene, the best food, and so on. Where do we go to game?!?! Its enough to make your head spin.
Thankfully we have guide books to help us make these tough decisions, and The Ultimate Casino Guide is a great one. Here's the editor's blurb:
The Ultimate Casino Guide is a complete directory of the finest casinos from around the world. Cambodia, Las Vegas, Eastern Europe, the Caribbean-and wherever else the winds of chance may blow-this exciting guide gives travelers all of the information they need about any casino in or around their travel destination: * Casino Name * Address * Phone Number * Website * Email Address * Brief Description * Type of Entertainment * Restaurants * Accommodations * Family Amenities * Poker * Admission Charge * Dress Code * Bonus Whether a dedicated gambler or an armchair traveler looking for a local hot spot, the Ultimate Casino Guide compiles all of the information readers need in one easy reference guide.
November 1, 2007
It sounds like Massachusetts casino opponents are not going to just sit around and wait for the three planned resort casinos to be built up around them. On Monday, opponents of the casino plans announced their own plans to oppose the casino, and they are organizing to do so.
Here's a snip from the Houston Chronicle
Religious groups and small business owners that oppose Gov. Deval Patrick's gambling legislation want Massachusetts residents to know a casino could be coming to their backyards.
Instead of lobbying lawmakers who must approve the measure, the coalition calling itself Casino Free Mass unveiled a campaign Monday to hold forums around the state to encourage people to get involved. The first forum is scheduled for next month in New Bedford.