December 18, 2007
If you can't decide whether to drink or gamble, why not do both! This sweet Six in One Casino Bar is a fantastic addition to any pad. Here are some of the features:
* A gorgeously crafted mahogany Casino Bar.
* As a bar it has 4 shelves and a wine/booze rack.
* A wooden surface for bar use.
* Reversible baize playing table tops for casino fun.
* Play Roulette, Craps, Blackjack, Baccarat and Texas Hold 'Em Poker.
* 2 dice.
* A dealer chip.
* 2 packs of playing cards.
* 6 sets of 50 playing chips.
* A banker's holder.
* A wooden rake.
* A 40cm wooden roulette wheel with ball bearing.
* Instructions for all games.
* Suitable for ages 18 years+.
* Weight: 65kg.
* Size: 137 x 77 x 68cm.
December 17, 2007
Here's a little something for you last minute holiday shoppers. For the casino lover in your life, who wants to look like a hundred bucks all the time, we saw these poker chip cufflinks. They may not make anyone win hands, but they may draw some looks.
December 12, 2007
Word is spreading that Mariah Carey will be hosting New Year's Eve at TAO nightclub at the Venetian in Las Vegas. Tickets aren't cheap, at $200, but it could make for a very special New Year's Eve
December 7, 2007
Nothing says the holidays like some casino themed christmas tree ornaments. These glass beauties will look wonderful on any tree, but they are especially suited for the gambler in your life. Our favorite is the craps table. It makes us want to get a wee stick man, and some wee dice to throw on it.
December 6, 2007
Its sometimes difficult to find tasteful art that has casino elements in it. More often than not, casino themed art tends to lean toward the flasy or trippy vegas theme. This roulette poster by Paulo Romero on the other hand, is subdued, and reminds us of long afternoons sipping cocktails in game rooms while we enjoy the titillation of some roulette. To us, this piece just exudes that casino style we love.
December 5, 2007
If you are looking for some gift suggestions for the casino game lover in your life, these are some sweet looking glass poker card coasters from Kikkerland. These are very elegant, and would add some splash alongside your weekly poker night. Of course, no self respecting poker player uses coasters, but hey.. while they may not belong on a poker table, they will look nice on a coffee table.
December 4, 2007
As we were perusing the news this morning, we discovered an intriguing story about a Hollywood movie mogul trying to spin a new casino card game he invented into the next Texas Hold'em. His game, called BlackJack Extreme sounds like an intriguing mix of poker and blackjack, with plenty of bluffing, and a chance to play the "house".
Here's a bit about the story behind this new game from KansasCity.com:
[David C.]Thomas and Internet marketing guru Mark Koetting have formed BJX Entertainment LLC and are simultaneously pitching BlackJack Extreme as a TV card-game show, an online or live casino poker room game and an electronic game joining slot machines and video poker on casino floors.
“This is very ambitious to move simultaneously into three major industries,” Thomas admitted. But he’s confident that, given a chance, the game will catch on.
“It’s fast. It’s fun,” he said. And, he added, BlackJack Extreme is even more sociable than standard blackjack or Texas Hold ’em.
And for more on the game itself, head over to the BlackJack Extreme website, where you can learn to play, watch a sample game, and see a video that gives a flavor of how a TV show might work.
Welcome to the sickest game in town. We took the best of poker, added the best of blackjack, and came up with a brand new game. If you have the heart to bluff, the courage to make big plays and the brains to stay two jumps ahead of your opponents we’ve got the game for you. It’s blackjack so the rules are familiar - you can surrender, hit, stay, double and naturals pay 3 to 2. It’s BlackJack eXtreme because everyone takes turns being the dealer. When you’re the dealer, you can bluff, fold and hit any soft hand. When you’re the player you can go all-in but take as many cards as needed to make the best hand. And card counting is allowed. Learn to Play – Play to Win.