3 Bizarre Encounters at the Casino

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These weird events could only happen at the casino. There are so many odd people in an even

stranger place in their lives. It is hard to believe these things even happened, but then again, how

hard to believe is it really? Take a look at these jaw-dropping stories.

1. Dice Fight

A man was minding his own business at the craps table when someone else came storming up to

the table looking angry. He was grumbling under his breath, insulting the dealer like he was

trying to pick a fight. The dealer hunched his shoulders, took a breath, and held out as long as he

could, but before long, they were trading insults. Apparently something had happened earlier that

day, and the player was looking for vengeance.

The moment it was the angry man’s turn to throw, he threw the dice off the table. The dealer

started yelling at him, but handed him another pair. Pretty soon, these dice were across the room,

then the player launched the rest of the dice as far as he could.

Security took him away, and every available dealer went on a scavenger hunt for the missing

dice while the players were left to stand and watch. They never did find the missing dice.

2. Black Chips, Black Jack

A woman was enjoying herself playing what was, to her, a high-rolling game of blackjack with

$15 per hand. That was until a man sat down next to her and threw a wad of $100 bills on the

table. He called out a single word, “black,” which turned out later to be a sort of catch phrase for

him.

The woman watched with her mouth gaping as he burnt through about $4,000 in the span of half

an hour. Then he took out another $2,000 and bet that away, too. Each time he won, the dealer

went to take out large chips, but the man kept saying “black,” and refused to take anything but

black chips. Most of his bets went down the drain until he fished a final $400 out of his pocket.

Then he rode that $400 through a jaw-dropping winning streak. The woman who saw it all

claims he left with about $50,000, all in black poker chips.

3. The Giving Couple

A young woman was playing video poker, conserving her money despite the high betting limit.

The machine was in the old style that let players double their winnings by guessing the high card,

but she had no interest in taking a risk like that. A well-dressed couple was sitting next to her

with buckets full of quarters, enjoying themselves, when they noticed the woman playing quietly

by herself. The man convinced her to start taking risks, and to her surprise, she started really

enjoying herself. The couple smiled along with her, having fun along the way. In the end, they

let her keep the buckets full of quarters – $300 in value.

Has anything strange ever happened while you were at the casino? Some of the stories are

downright messy, but others have a happy ending. Things are much quieter at online casinos.

iPhone Online Casino Users, it’s Time to Switch to Android

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Everything seemed great for the iPhone just months ago, but its time in the spotlight may be

coming to an end. It may be time to stop investing time and money into iPhone gambling games,

and move on to something more sturdy.

The reason may be hard to believe. Early this September, iPhone users were clambering over

each other to attain the new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus. The brand new iPhone 6S Plus was unveiled

with an unprecedented 5.5″ screen, dimensions unseen in the 21st century.

Cell phones had been shrinking since their creation in 1973. Once phones finally fit comfortably

in the pocket, designers had nowhere to go but up. Now the latest phones are built for purses and

cargo pants. Asus coined the name “FonePad,” which aptly describes their 8″ monstrosities. It

didn’t matter to the public, however. Once the iPhone 6S Plus came out, there was nothing

stopping them from purchasing what was (at the time) the one smart phone with the largest

screen in the world.

An iPhone bent. Possibly only a single iPhone, possibly only once, possibly by no fault of the

manufacturer, an iPhone bent and the internet had a field day. A “bend test” YouTube video

went viral and attracted almost five million viewers in a single day.

When disaster struck, Apple set up a breakability test and found the new 6S Plus was even

sturdier than the 5S. Even Snopes took Apple’s side, but users continued to insist that the phones

were bending in their front pockets due to the phone’s elasticity and enormous size.

In the end, it was the so-called “bendgate” or “bendghazi” that drove once-devoted iPhone users

away. iPhone sales fell 1.5 million units below expectations last quarter, and are expected to

slump in this current quarter. Not only are iPhone sales dropping but Mac and tablet sales are

falling as well. The once beloved iPhone’s image is dwindling, and it is all because the creators

dreamed too big and reached too far.

If you are considering buying a new iPhone or making any large in-app purchases, this may be

the time to consider other options. Luckily, online casinos with an iPhone app almost always

have a matching one on the Android, and the switch will be a smooth if potentially painful one.

Unless Apple truly blows our minds away with the iPhone 7, the corporate giant may be making

room for new phones to step in.

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5 Life Hacks to Turn Your Bingo Game Around

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The house advantage can be a hard problem to conquer, but the wide world of bingo presents a

genuine opportunity to walk away with more money. The main idea is to spot golden

opportunities and fully invest in making them work. Here are some of those chances to make it

playing bingo.

1. Spot a Slow News Day

Bingo games pick a jackpot amount and stick to it, no matter how many people show up to

compete. The way to sweeten the pot is to wait for a day when very few people bother to show

up, and take advantage of the improved chances for the prize.

2. Buy the Cards

Every card that someone buys improves their chance of winning. The downside is that buying

cards in the first place burns a hole in the pocket, and the only way to make up the difference is

to win the game. This is why waiting for a slow news day is so crucial. Cards should only be

purchased when the chances of winning are high.

3. Keep it Simple

To cut down the house edge, there is only one perfect method, and that is to find the most likely

route to winning and hedge all of your bets on that win. Side bets essentially mean that you are

not expecting the game to conclude in your favor, and you are looking for an extra edge. To win

at bingo, bet on just one thing: winning.

4. One-Up Your Rivals

When players shop for cards before a bingo game begins, an important opportunity arrives: The

chance to find out how many cards the other players are buying. If the other players are just

purchasing one or two cards, you may still wish to purchase more, but it is unnecessary to buy

much more than the others. If other players are buying extreme or absurd amounts of cards, then

it may be time to turn tail and leave. There is no point to competing when it is likely another

player will grab the prize.

5. Listen In

During the gameplay, listen for the case alerts on other player’s machines. The sounds indicating

that other players are drawing close should only be heard when you are also in the ballpark of

winning. Otherwise, the game is simply too crowded and it is not a good time to be placing bets.

The best opportunity in bingo is when an otherwise popular bingo locale has very few players

show up, and these players are buying an affordable amount of cards. It is a good idea to observe

the game often, not necessarily playing, just getting a sense of what a quiet day looks like. When

the competition opts not to show up, that is the time to play.

 

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Why Every Gambling Enthusiast Should Save Up for an Oculus Rift Right Now

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The Oculus Rift headset is tested by attendees at the Eurogamer Expo at Earls Court in London.

The Oculus Rift pre-orders start shipping at the end of March, and it is only a matter of time

before they hit the shelves. The headset is projected to cost $600, and some reviewers are

scratching their heads wondering if the first wave of virtual reality will be worth the price.

By converting the display on a video game screen to a 3D image that wraps around just like

normal vision and turns when the user’s head turns, this technology is doing something that has

never been done before: create a realistic visual environment for users to walk around in.

Gambling companies have already found the best use for the Oculus Rift. Slated to come out at

the same time as the headsets, a virtual reality casino simulator is already in the works.

Users canwalk around using an ordinary joystick, look using the headset just like looking around an

ordinary room, and wander through a virtual casino just like a casino in real life. This immersive

game can be played from your own living room, and is as close as we have to a real virtual

reality.

After wandering around, users can walk up to a table game and start playing. Cards, chips, and

other things are still selected using ordinary buttons, but the user can make hand gestures to hit,

stand, and direct the dealer in other ways. It may not be exactly like playing a table game in real

life, but it is pretty cool regardless.

Some reviewers are still arguing that the Oculus Rift is not worth the money. It is the first of its

kind, and its functionality is still limited. Buying this headset the year it comes out may end up

like purchasing the first wheel ever designed or the first airplane to ever lift off: cool, but

ultimately doomed to disappointment.

Not all of virtual reality is there yet. It is possible to see the cards and hear the dealer, but it is not

possible to feel the cards and smell the dealer. Some components of virtual reality are missing,

completely undeveloped, and depending on how important all five senses are to the user, it may

be time to wait. On the other hand, if the Oculus Rift does turn out to be the best thing since

sliced bread, now is the time to start saving up.

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The 4 Types of Casinos and What to Play There

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Dive Casino

The enormous casinos that everyone has heard about attract tourists from all over, but there are

other, cozier places nearby. These smaller locations are quieter and more low-key, and usually

bring in the same group of locals on a regular basis. There are many perks to visiting a dive

location, but there are also pitfalls.

Do: Play what the others are playing.

If you are looking for fun, trust the locals. They know the best games.

Don’t: Play competitive table games.

Many of the people at a dive casino see each other regularly, and may even be friends. Chances

are high that when a newcomer walks in, the locals will gang up on the new player.

Rugged Old Casinos

Not all casinos are in prime condition. Things happen sometimes, and a once-was casino sinks

under the water. These unkempt casinos may be falling apart, but they still have uses for clever

gamblers.

Do: Play roulette.

Watch the wheel carefully to see if it favors any particular numbers, or if it is more likely to pick

a certain side of the board. Roulette wheels in places such as this are the most likely to provide a

distinct player advantage.

Don’t: Play on the gambling machines.

There is a small chance that run-down gambling machines will not work right. They might not

pay out for a win, they might crash, or they might do any number of other things. These errors

may be beneficial, but if the machine does something to your deficit instead, there is no way you

will get a refund.

Online Casino

These casinos take place on the computer or on the phone. The advantage is they can be played

anytime and anywhere, but the disadvantage is they can be played anytime and anywhere. For example, we recommend Slots of Vegas for first time players.

Do: Play for bonuses.

Sometimes bonuses are unleashed for playing specific games on specific days. Go for it.

Don’t: Play the slots.

Unless you know for sure that a specific online slot machine is fair, find something else to play.

Some online slot machines have a respectable house advantage, but others are through the roof.

Big, Fancy Casino

When at a large, commercial casino like the giants in Las Vegas and Macau, the rules change.

Some things make perfect sense to do, even if they would not make sense in other places.

Do: Play high-roller games.

If you can afford it, being a high roller is amazing. High rollers receive real special treatment

including coupons and free stuff. It’s not even necessary to bet large amounts so long as you can

make it look like you are doing so.

Don’t: Do Nothing

At large casinos, the machines are working (or properly marked as out of order). The

competition is fierce but not targeted at anyone in particular, and the slot machines are as fair as

they are anywhere else. Nothing is closed off here.

70 Ways to Say Good Luck

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Keep it simple.

Want to keep it secular, or cut the idea of luck out of the mix? Tired of saying the same thing

over and over? Here are a few go-tos.

Break a leg.

Use your head.

Be careful.

Knock ‘em dead.

You’ll do great.

Let me know how it went.

Blow them away.

Best wishes.

Fingers crossed.

Do your best.

Quote something.

The old bards said it best. Why say “good luck” the traditional way when you can reference

something brilliant?

Live long and prosper. (Star Trek)

Have fun storming the castle! (The Princess Bride)

Good premises. (Ayn Rand)

Go forth and conquer. (Arthur O’Shaughnessy 1874, unconfirmed)

Fortune favors the bold. (Latin Proverb)

Be British (Captain Smith of the Titanic, apocryphal)

Use another language.

Luck is wished on people in different ways in different places. “Schwein haben” is a personal

favorite which literally means, “have pigs.”

Buena suerte. (Spanish: Good luck.)

Viel Glück. (German: Good luck.)

Alles Gute. (German: All the best.)

Schwein haben. (German: Have pigs/Have good fortune.)

Bonne chance. (French: Good luck.)

Buona fortuna. (Italian: Good fortune.)

In bocca al lupo. (Italian: In the mouth of the mother wolf/Be safe.)

Jūk néih hóuwahn. (Cantonese: Good luck.)

Gokoūn o inorimasu. (Formal Japanese: Good luck.)

Ganbatte. (Informal Japanese: Do your best.)

kalí tíhi. (Greek: Good luck.)

İyi şanslar. (Turkish: Good luck.)

Bol şans. (Turkish: Break a leg.)

Saubhāgya. (Hindi: Good fortune.)

Bi’t-tawfiq. (Arabic: Good fortune.)

Call on a higher power.

It doesn’t have to be God, but at least in this list, it’s mostly God. Check the next section for

other religious and spiritual ideas.

Godspeed.

God be with you.

Strength.

Give a gift.

Some good luck gifts are common yet full of meaning. Others are rare and expensive yet

meaningless to the receiver. The goal is to find the gift that means the most to the one who will

receive it.

Four leaf clover (Irish)

Acorn (Norse)

Rainbow (Judeo-Christian)

Amber (New Age)

Shooting star symbol (New Age)

Bamboo (Chinese)

Rabbit’s foot (Hoodoo)

Wishbone (Ancient Etruscan)

Goldfish (Buddhist)

Dolphin miniature/picture (European sailors)

Beckoning cat miniature/picture (Japan)

Horseshoe (Saint Dunstan 959)

Lucky penny (England)

3 keys (Ancient Greece)

Dream catcher (Ojibwe Native Americans)

Laughing Buddha miniature/picture (Buddhist)

Cross (Christian)

Birth stone (Judo-Christian)

Use good luck herbs.

Make a pouch of herbs to carry in a pocket, sprinkle it into food, or hold it in your hand and blow

it onto your friend’s face. Results may vary.

Chamomile

Clover

Dandelion

Mistletoe

Rose hips

Sandalwood

Spearmint

Anise

Thyme

Provide a good luck snack.

When a friend or group of friends will be at the casino all day, or they do not have time or the

frame of mind to make a meal, a little food goes a long way, especially when that food is hand-

picked for good luck.

Long noodles (Asia)

Lentils (Italy)

Pomegranates (Mediterranean)

Black-eyed peas (Southern United States)

Fish (Around the world)

Take action.

Actions speak louder than words.

Knock on wood. (German)

Throw salt over your shoulder. (Christian)

Cross your fingers. (Western Europe)

And finally…

Good luck!

What Makes Macau the Top Gambling City in the World

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Anyone who has ever set foot in Macau knows that the gambling scene is expansive. The

Chinese city features 5 of the world’s 10 largest casinos, and more money comes into and out of

the city than Las Vegas can ever dream of. Macau is living the dream, and the pull of the casinos

is enough to drive all kinds of nightlife together. The gambler’s paradise is home to world-

famous clubs, from the 2,800 square meter Club Cubic to the infamous China Rouge.

What has made Macau so ridiculously successful? How can a casino empire sprout out of a

country that pronounces all gambling illegal, and does not house a single legal casino in the

mainland? Brace yourself for a surprise answer.

Here is the truth: The city of Macau has its very own laws. There is hardly a single thing in

common between China’s Communist government and Macau’s own government system. How

did this happen? For the past 130 years, Macau has been under the control of Portugal. The busy

port town has been bringing its profits to Portugal for even longer, being rented out to the

European country since 1557. Eventually, the Portuguese government grew tired of paying China

money, and renegotiated the terms. Whether these terms involved threats of war or not is a bit of

a mystery, but China handed over the city in exchange for nothing but cooperation.

 

Even before Portugal claimed Macau for their own, they were able to legalize gambling in their

tiny section of the gigantic country. In 1847, gambling was legalized just in Macau. Free from

restrictive laws that might cut into the fun, Macau’s success exploded. In 2007, Macau finally

surpassed Las Vegas in revenue, and it is now the most successful gambling locale in the world.

In the late 90s, China let the world know that it wasn’t too happy about Portugal sitting on its turf

making a profit. Under pressure, Portugal returned Macau to China in 1999, but held onto its

governmental structure. At least until 2049, 50 years after Portugal gave up its precious Chinese

port city, Macau will be filled to the brim with more casinos than a visitor can ever hope to

explore.

There is no place quite like Macau. Each towering casino is packed with eager players from all

around the world, ready to be bamboozled. Even if, in the end, we have imperialism to thank, at

least the countless profits are in the right hands now.

How the Magic Leap Could Give Online Gambling a Much-Needed Revamp

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2015 Promised us the Magic Leap, and now it’s time to deliver. What will this new technology bring us? For those who are unfamiliar with the Magic Leap, it is an augmented reality device designed to produce 3D holographic images for the user to watch and maybe even interact with.

Very little is known about what this technology will look like or hoe it work, but some rumors. According to Re/Code, users will wear a projector on their heads, and the device will track the movement of their eyes in order to create a seemingly 3-dimensional image.

The device is also suggested to use an infrared camera, much like the Microsoft Kinect, in order to understand and interact with the user’s environment. For example, the projected images can appear inside boxes, on top of tables, or under archways.

So far, the Magic Leap threatens to be a little gimmicky, more of a toy than a useful device. Most of the ads involve frolicking animal holograms and astounded children, and I can’t remember the last time I needed an imaginary elephant to be rendered inside the palm of my hand.

The ideas so far don’t look very promising, but Richard Taylor, who is behind some of the most baffling designs from aloud of the Rings, is a board member, so that is good news.

Just in case they’re still stuck on miniature animals, here are a few better ideas that we hope the Magic Leap will

1. Holographic dice that can be picked up, held in your hand, shaken, and rolled onto any surface.

Imagine being able to hold a pair of holographic dice and watch it bounce around your living room. They could be any style, any color you like. They would behave just like regular dice, and you wouldn’t even be able to lose them under the fridge.

The game would count and track them just like in a computer game, and you would get to roll them just like in the casino. So invite your friends over and play craps at home! wow.

2. A roulette wheel that can appear on any surface.

You could spin this wheel on the walls, on the ceiling, or in the kitchen sink. It could be fitted for any size table, and just like the dice, it could be colored and styled in any way. The bad news is only you would be able to see it right. We don’t yet know what the 3D images look like to people not wearing the device.

3. 3D Auto-Shuffling Cards

Remember the trick magicians do where cards float through the air and fall into a nice, neat pile?

Magic Leap could pull all the cards off the table, shuffle them neatly, then deal for the next game. One could even call it magic. The Magic Leap could flunk, or it could be in every home in America, but it might just turn out to be an online gambler’s best friend.

It could mean a whole new level of online gameplay, of it might mean floating giraffe holograms. There is only one way to find out for sure: Get the new year going, and see what they announce next.

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3 New Years Resolutions for Gamblers

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The chance for new beginnings happens so rarely in our lives, we created a holiday tradition just

for the opportunity to start again with a clean slate. For many, the new year could very well be

the only such opportunity for a new beginning. It can be hard to choose what in life to

concentrate on, so why not the hobby which brings so much hope and so much frustration to

every gambler? You may already have an idea of what resolution to make, but nearly every

gambler can find something in this list worth resolving about.

1. I will always lend chips to keep my friends in the game.

No one wants to be left out. As human beings, we recognize this, yet when it comes to a friend

running out of chips at the table, we don’t always deliver. On one hand, betting is about seizing

the best odds and not deviating from the path to winning. Some gamblers may shake their heads

at this pledge, and that’s okay. For others, gambling is more about companionship, and it is time

to step forward and hand a few chips to a player who has run out.

2. I will have one devoted time for gambling and only gamble during that time.

Sometimes it is hard to find time for hobbies and it may seem like there is no time to relax and

gamble, but using all of your spare time gambling doesn’t solve the problem, either. Setting a

schedule can be life-changing when people find themselves spending less time with family, or

snubbing other responsibilities. Ultimately, choosing a specific time on a specific day of the

week is more fulfilling and gratifying. At least we certainly hope it’s more gratifying that way.

3. I will only bet within my means.

Everyone knows the advice to only bet within their means, to know their limit and stay within

the invisible lines. Saying is much easier than doing, and the temptation is always there to stretch

the budget a little. After all, it is much more satisfying to go home with a large wad of newly

won cash than empty pockets. A gambler who is ready to get serious about monetary safety may

choose to make this oath, and even better, name that budget out loud. The more precise the oath,

the easier it is to keep.

In every aspect of our lives, in our gambling and our hobbies, in our friendships and our

relationships, there is a goal to make and to keep. To everyone vying to make a difference this

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Gift Ideas for the Gambling Enthusiast

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With the holidays creeping closer, time is rapidly running out to get gifts out to friends and

family in time. The moment has come to crack down on the Santa list and pick out the last few

presents before it’s too late. With any luck, this list will make it a little easier, at least when it

comes to those gambling lovers who can be so tough to shop for.

$1 – $2: Scratch Ticket

Who can say no to a chance at big money? Sure, some may roll their eyes at the sight of a scratch

ticket, but the feeling of scraping ink off of paper causes a unique sort of bliss that cannot be

denied. This present is best as a casual gift when none is expected, or a bonus to go along with a

bigger gift. Everyone knows how much it cost.

$2 – $8: Novelty Card Deck

Everyone has a soft spot for something, from fish to windmills to dogs wearing party hats. For

every bizarre and specific idea out there, there is a deck of cards to match it. With the power of

the world wide web, that card deck can be yours. Or your friend’s.

$10 – $20: Gift Card

If you know your friend’s favorite places to gamble, you have the ability to improve that

person’s chances of hitting the jackpot in those places. This power is called money. Some may

call it shallow, but money is almost always the most well received gift. When people say, “It’s

the thought that counts” or “Give from the heart,” what they mean is “Give me money.”

$20 – $80: Poker Kit

A classic poker set in an exquisite wooden box is a sight to behold. Poker kits come in a variety

in quality, so there is one out there for every budget. Giving a poker set is also an excellent way

to start up a poker night. Worst case scenario, the kit contains cards and chips that can be used in

most any other table game.

$100 – $1,000: Pachinko Machine

These machines are gorgeous as well as rare. Mostly due to their scarcity on the market, each

one is also largely one of a kind. Decent pachinko machines can be purchased online for around

$100, but cheaper plastic versions are also available. Rare and well-made machines go for much

more. As a game with such a rich history on the fringe of American gambling society, pachinko

has a special significance that defies words. To the right person, a gift like this can mean a lot.

Even cheap gifts don’t need to be thoughtless. Somewhere down the line, for a price that doesn’t

break the bank, there is a present that will satisfy anyone. Whether it is a cute yet fitting deck of

cards or straight up cash, something is bound to work out. When in doubt, look it up and see

what’s out there.

 

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