July 31, 2008

For the sake of everyone, please shower when you play.

Card Wash

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From Gaming Alerts today comes this story about a poker player who smelled so bad he had to be kicked out.

As players of fine poker establishments everywhere, we applaud the decision of the unnamed Atlantic City casino to remove him. We have been at some tables where the funk of players was a little unsightly, but this guy seems to have brought that to a whole new level. And as we all know, playing poker takes concentration, which can be hard to summon when you are resting in a cloud of stench.

The best part of the story was the quote from the gentlemen

"There's no question I stink," said Wax. "I'm not denying it. I do have an odour. I've been playing for 17 hours."
Well, he may stink, but at least he got stinky in the way we'd want him to.

Head over to Gaming Alerts for the story.

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July 22, 2008

Casino Snob Book Club: 1000 Best Casino Gambling Secrets

1000 Best

From Pros to Joes, 1000 Best Casino Gambling Secrets has one thousand tips that anyone can take to heart. You know Bill Burton has it right when is first tip is that luck is fleeting, and his second tip is the age old never bring more money than you are willing to lose.

From Baccarat to Video Poker, Mr. Burton has some sage advice, and since we want to win, we take all the sound advice we can get.

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July 20, 2008

World Poker Tour Makes a Deal with Fox Sports

You can't always get out to the casino floors to get in some great poker, but for the last several years, you have been able to easily catch great poker on television. The mass market appeal of the various TV shows, arguably led by the World Poker Tour, has created a massive upsurge in the popularity of the game. So Its great to hear that the show goes on, and apparently its going on Fox Sports!

Casino City Times has the story.

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July 9, 2008

Star Trek: The Experience Closing by September


Some very sad news has come to us from the blog of Wil Wheaton. Come September first, Star Trek: The Experience will be closing down at the Las Vegas Hilton. Your last chance to hang out at Quark's and drink a Warp Core Breach is fast closing in. The final opportunity to get beamed aboard the Enterprise, and be chased by some scary Borg is appearing on the horizon.

If you have not yet had the chance to check out this one of a kind Vegas casino attraction, head on over and Experience it before its gone forever.

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July 3, 2008

Confused about the Legality of Online Gambling in the US?


No need to worry. Gambling Planet has word of a website called USA Online Gambling devoted solely to shedding some light on the murky legal waters of america's online gambling scene.

The website has been established to inform US players of their continued ability to enjoy playing poker, blackjack, slots, and other games of chance on the Internet. The website describes how the law works and why it is still possible to gamble online, listing poker rooms, sportsbooks and USA microgaming online casinos that are still accepting US players.

Thanks Gambling Planet for giving everyone the heads up! And thanks US Online Gambling for helping to clarify things!

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