October 13, 2010

The Baccarat Battle Book

baccarat_battle_book.jpgWhen I was in Vegas this weekend, my friends and I were discussing Baccarat, completely baffled by the fact anyone would play it. From the outside it looked to us like it was no more complex or strategic than Casino War, and we came to the conclusion the game should be renamed "Flip, Flip, Lose."

I plan to order the Baccarat Battle Book myself, so I can understand the game better. After all, it was James Bond's central focus in Casino Royale (though they changed it to Hold 'Em in the movie) so it has to be more complex than flipping a coin. The book will tell you advanced play methods, card counting tips, and analyze over 40,000 decision scenarios for Baccarat. Read up and good luck at the tables!

At The Baccarat Battle Book

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October 11, 2010

6 Deck Casino-Style Card Shuffler

6_deck_card_shuffler.jpgIn theory, you can shuffle your cards by hand and play a perfectly fine game of poker. But why would you bother when you can drop a few bucks on a six-deck shuffler that will randomize your cards automagically? All you'll need is a few C batteries and you'll be the envy of your card-playing buddies until the end of time.


At Casino 6-Deck Automatic Card Shuffler

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October 8, 2010

Blackjack For Blood: The Card-Counters' Bible and Complete Winning Guide

blackjack-for-blood.jpgI'm heading to Las Vegas this weekend, and blackjack is hands down my favorite table game in the casino. I love the fact you're not really competing against the other players, and that sense of camaraderie you can get with other players at the table, as long as you don't make any stupid moves.

I wish I'd known about Blackjack for Blood sooner. Err...not that I'd be counting cards if any of you casino-types are reading this - it just looks like it contains some great strategies for winning - as long as you're willing to put some time in. But what else are plane rides to Vegas for, other than boning up on your gaming skills?

At Blackjack For Blood: The Card-Counters' Bible, and Complete Winning Guide

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October 1, 2010

Supreme Court Upholds Casino Ban On $65,000 Winning Blackjack Player - What?

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This is a pretty amazing story, and we had no idea the Supreme court sees such cases. Apparently a player who won $65,000 over a 7 year period playing blackjack at the Grand Victoria Casino on the Ohio River has had his ban upheld by the Indiana Supreme Court.

Tom Donovan became adept at card counting after completing an online course and was able to put his skill to work at the casino before his antics were discovered and he was subsequently banned in 2006.

Via OnlinePoker.net

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September 24, 2010

Boardwalk Empire a Total Casino Show Success

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Yep the Martin Scorsese produced and directed Boardwalk Empire was a total success it's first night playing to 4.7 million viewers. That success also netted boardwalk empire a renewal in Season 2 and season 1 hasn't fully aired.

Via Examiner.com

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September 17, 2010

Waterfront SugarHouse Casino Launches in Philadelphia

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That's right - it's finally open - the SugarHouse Casino on North Delaware Avenue features three lucky sevens on the Ben Franklin Bridge in it's sign, and hopefully the luck is really there so this casino does well in the poor economy.

With the casino's opening Thursday, management wants to lure gamblers from the tri-state area into Philadelphia's first casino with the slogan: Philly Loves a Winner. Located a mile north of the bridge in the city's Fishtown neighborhood, the ultramodern, $390 million venue expects to take another bite out of Atlantic City, which already is bleeding billions from mounting competition.

Via Courier-Post at Sugar House Casino  

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September 10, 2010

Lion Mauls Trainer at MGM Grand Casino in Las Vegas - Trainer Lives

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Looks like the guy made it, but wow! Dramatic footage of a Lion attack was caught on video tape by a couple honey-mooning in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Casino in Las Vegas, NV. The big cat at The Lion Habitat at MGM Grand, mauls the trainer in what appears as if it was unprovoked.

The trainer only sustained minor injuries and required stitches in his leg. The footage was first shown by Today, but is now on YouTube.

Via Gather

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August 27, 2010

Don't Leave Your Kids in the Car at a Casino

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Here's some advice - how about not taking your kids to a Casino? A Northern California couple has gone to jail because they left their newborn child in a car while attending a casino. The baby girl was discovered in the underground parking lot of the Thunder Valley Casino.

More at Parents of casino car-park baby jailed

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August 20, 2010

Rock Gaming and Harrah's Entertainment May Create 1 Billion Dollar Casino in Cincinnati

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Rock Gaming LLC and Harrah’s Entertainment are exploring a partnership in the development and operation of two casinos in Cincinnati that will represent $1 billion of investment. Rock, a subsidiary of Detroit-based Rock Holdings Inc., is the lead on the two projects, while Las Vegas-based Harrah’s would manage the facilities. We are seeing other states which have passed casino bills like Ohio take more than a year to get their casinos even started. Looks like if bills pass in other states like here in Massachusetts, we can imagine the revenue and building of the casinos to take years.

Via GlobeSt.com

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August 13, 2010

Suffolk Downs Mulls Layoffs After Casino Bill in Limbo

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Kayana Szymczak for The Boston Globe/ File

Owners of Suffolk Downs said they are considering laying off employees and reducing purses for race winners now that the track cannot count on casino gambling to rescue its money-losing operations. It's no surprise with Suffolk downs dumping more than $35 million into the track just to keep it afloat in hopes of slots to help boost the bottom line. Too bad they can't just scale the track down and still make some money.

Via The Boston Globe

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