3 Casinos that Might Actually be Haunted

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No one wants to believe it, but some stories just hit too close to home. Casinos are a place that

people enter in order to indulge. A casino is a place filled with thrills of every variety, and people

come from all over and enter the doors wanting. Some never come back out. These few casinos

have a rich and tragic history, and the echoes of this past are still seen and heard today.

1. Bally’s Hotel and Casino

There was not always a casino known as Bally’s on the Las Vegas strip. Once, there was a

towering building called the MGM. This building was a piece of art, a glamorous hotel wrapped

around an elegant casino complex. The building was packed with people the day the fire struck.

84 lives were lost in that building that day. Guests were seen jumping out of windows to escape

the smoke, and were heard banging against the walls when the fire blocked their way out. The

building was burnt to cinders that day, and another casino constructed in its place Web Site. To this day,

strange things are seen in the upper floors where the victims of the fire once were.

2. Imperial Hotel and Casino

Cripple Creek, Colorado, has been the home of poor miners since the 1800’s. The Imperial Hotel

has been standing since nearly the beginning, and holds the hopes and memories of poor workers

and travelers as they sought after gold and a better life. In particular, the hotel was once under

the management of a diligent man named George Long. George had a daughter who refused to

obey his wishes, and so he locked her inside her room within the hotel. One night she escaped

and hit him down the stairs with a cast-iron skillet. George is not believed to be an angry ghost,

but sometimes, at night, it is said that he takes a seat at one of the slot machines and plays a


3. Flamingo Hotel and Casino

Paradise, Nevada was once a quiet desert town, but it was transformed by powerful people, not

the least of which was a ruthless and cunning mobster named Bugsy Siegel. Before his violent

death, Bugsy made the Flamingo his home. He designed the hotel’s presidential suite as his own

personal paradise with pistachio green decorations and a network of secret passages. It is no

surprise that patrons have claimed to see him wandering the grounds.

Spooked yet? Casinos may have a creepy sort of feel, but online casinos are 100% ghost-free.

Trust us, we checked.

How to Find the Gamblers in Your Friend Group

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Like any other hobby that also lands on someone’s deal-breaker list, it can be hard for friends

and acquaintances to broach the subject of gambling. Tell the wrong person, and then everyone

at work knows that you gamble. Be too subtle or discreet, and spend your free time gambling

alone. Picking out the gamblers in a group of friends and then getting involved can be an

awkward process, but it is ultimately rewarding.

1. Create an In

The first step is all about creating a comfortable setting where open talk can happen. The goal is

for everyone involved to feel comfortable and like they can safely speak openly about

themselves. The key is to keep the head count low, since few people are willing to say they

gamble to a room full of people. If there is a friend or couple of friends who seem like gambling

folk, the best option may be to invite them to dinner and games in your home. Bringing the cards

out is a good opportunity for the question, “Have you ever played poker?” Most people have at

least one story around the game, but a real gambler will have plenty to say about it. A shared

love of gambling introduced over good food and clean fun is a safe way to break the ice, though

it does take an awful lot of prep time.

2. Bring out the Jargon

There are some people out there who turn their noses against gambling as a hobby or as an

institution, and they can make a gambler’s life miserable when the beans are spilled. Luckily,

people who snub gambling also don’t know very much about it. When talking with a group of

friends or acquaintances, try dropping a few terms in conversation. See if anyone knows what a

croupier is, or if they can tell the difference between a layout and a table cloth. When the ears

start perking up, that means there are gamblers in the room.

3. Invent a Friend

There are very few occasions when a person is willing to speak their mind about something, and

one of these occasions is gossip. Instead of talking about your own gambling, bring up someone

you know (who also doesn’t exist) who recently had a winning streak and paid you back the $20

they owed you, or some such story. Even better, bring up an actual person who you actually

know and gamble with. If anyone is impresses by the story and seems interested instead of acting

bitter or awkward like others might, then you have yourself a new gambling buddy.

The Ultimate Online Casino Soundtrack

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One of the most underrated perks of gambling from home is getting to pick out your own

soundtrack. The constant blips and beeps going on at a real casino are replaced by peace and

quiet, or something even better. The best gambling soundtrack is gripping, fun, and most of all,

modern. Take or leave any of the tracks on this list.

Meghan Trainor – Me Too

“If I was you, I’d wanna be me, too.”

This feel-good song is perfect for riding out a winning streak, and watching the chips roll in. You

can even sing along. We won’t judge. Even when the dice aren’t agreeing with the mood of the

song, it will keep the atmosphere pumped and ready change around to something better.

Watsky – Whoah Whoah Whoah

“Bada bing bada boom. When I walk in, I’m the king of the room.”

This song is what it feels like to predict three craps results in a row. It’s the feeling of being

amazing, and surrounded by the ordinary and mundane. If Meghan Trainor’s take on self-esteem

isn’t enough, Watsky has his own line to fit the mood: “I thought I was an atheist until I realized

I’m a god.”

Jessie J – Do it Like a Dude

“Rolling money like a *****.”

For the women out there in the casino, especially the tomboys, here is Jessie J’s take on the

underground. She is quick to remind everyone that she can “do it like a dude,” whatever “it”

means. That part is left to the imagination, but in this case, it’s rocking the <a href=”http://www.rickross Your Domain Name.com/5-people-youll-meet-casino/”>casino.

Pitbull – Timber ft. Ke$ha

“It’s going down. I’m yelling timber.”

Instead of being all about winning, this one is more about the action and excitement of gambling.

It may not be pretty, but it is going down one way or another.

Silentó – Watch Me

“Watch me whip. Watch me nae nae.”

This song is about personal style, and doing things your own way. To a gambling enthusiast, that

means letting loose and showing the casino how it’s done.

OK Go – White Knuckles

“Maybe it’s not so bad.”

Low-key, this song reminds everyone to let their hair down and relax. After all, coming to an

online casino is all about taking the edge off. This song is for listeners who like to take it easy

while they surrender to the ebb and flow of chance.

The Secret to Winning Roulette

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Not every gambling secret involves a complex strategy, bending the rules, or doing anything

fishy at all. In fact, this roulette secret is so simple, people have been using it for years. Like

most tricks, it’s not enough to know the gist of how it goes. To pull it off right, it is necessary to

know how to do it right.

Here’s the trick: Stick to the basic bets (red/black, high/low, even/odd). Double after every

losing bet. Be ready to keep laying down more and more bets until the win. Then start over.

Simple, right? The secret to doubling up is that you will always make up for the losses, and gain

some, too. So long as you can keep doubling up until winning, you will always come out ahead.

There are just a few pitfalls in the way.

Know how many times you can afford to double up.

Numbers stack up quickly. For example, you may start with a $5 bet. 5 becomes 10, 10 becomes

20, 20 becomes 40, 40 becomes 80, and soon enough you are betting $160 just to earn back $5. It

is important to know how many times you can actually afford to double up. It doesn’t happen

often, but sometimes a roulette table spins out 10 odd numbers in a row. It happens. If someone

is betting even and then10 odds appear, they need to be prepared to say goodbye to $2120. At

some point, it is time to let go, and it is important to decide ahead of time what that walking

away point is. It is more important to be able to double up more times than to bet a larger starting

number. Smaller numbers take more patience but are safer because they mean more chances to

win the money back.

Bring the right chips.

Have the exact chips at the ready to follow up each bet exactly. This will save time and hassle,

and help prevent mistakes.

Know the table limit.

Some tables have higher limits than others. There is no fun in setting up a foolproof roulette

system just to find out the necessary combination of chips is too large to be set on the table. It

may take some looking around to find a table limit that fits with this strategy. The best first place

to look is online casinos, which have clearly labeled table limits for all their games.

Make Your Plan, and Stick to It

Most of the time, it will only take a bet or two before a winning spin comes up. The ball landing

on a red space happens about as often as a coin lands on heads. It’s rare for a coin to land on tails

over and over. However, if the ball is not landing on the chosen target, the worst thing to do is to

get cold feet and walk away from a losing streak. The only way to win is to go all the way each


I Saw the Inside of the HTC Vive and I don’t Want to Come Out

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If you were waiting for the greatest breakthrough in gaming immersion, here it is. No joystick,

no “press X to select,” just walking around and reaching things like you are inside the game.

Sure, the system may come with two controllers, but they quickly become part of the

environment. They become your sword, your gun, your key, your torch, or your hand.

The biggest hassle is watching out for the cord on the ground. At present, the virtual reality

headset must be plugged directly into the system, and a thick cord is running along the ground.

Unless you are standing perfectly still, you are going to need to learn how to step over the cord

on a regular basis, preferably without tripping and taking the whole headset with you.

With that little death trap out of the way, virtual reality is finally ready to bring an entire casino

into your living room. You will be able to walk around the halls just like in real life, pick out a

machine or a table, and play almost like in real life. Multiplayer in this sort of environment is

still years away, but there’s no reason there can’t be NPCs running around.

Another thing we can’t have quite yet is lifelike interaction. The xbox one might be able to pull it

off, but the Vive does not support voice commands. This means you cannot walk up to a

blackjack table and say, “deal me in.” Rather, you can but it won’t do anything.

The most overwhelming thing about the Vive is how natural moving around is. You can crouch,

look up, lean back, and sprint as far as the system will let you go, and it will track your

movements perfectly.

When it comes between sitting in a chair to play and getting to experience (almost) everything

just like real life, the choice is easy. Of course, it might make sense to wait a console generation

or two until the gambling experience is truly immersive. The wish list might be shrinking, but

true VR is still not here. If you want to experience the real thing, you will still have to pull into a

casino parking lot and go inside. If realism isn’t that important, however, playing casino games

with a headset at least means no waiting in line.

Daily Luck Tests

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Don’t you wish there was a way to know how well your day was going to go? What if you could

even take this sort of information with you to the online casino, and just know for sure when to

go all out? There is nothing concrete out there yet, but there are some ways to gather at least a

sense of how lucky any given day will be. These are just a few ideas that could revolutionize

your gambling routine.

1. The Handkerchief Test

Hang a handkerchief outside your window. Every morning, reach out to see if the handkerchief

is damp. When the handkerchief is completely dry, it is going to be a great day. If it’s soaked,

this is not the time to go all-out at the casino.

2. The Egg Drop

If you like eggs in the morning, this will work perfectly. When you crack an egg, see if the yolk

breaks or leaks. This works best with larger amounts of eggs, say 4 or more. It’s fairly easy to

break one or two eggs without harming the yolk, but it becomes trickier with more and more


3. The Hot Guess

This test is especially great in preparation for number-based gambling games like keno and

roulette. It is used to see how accurately you can guess a number that you couldn’t possibly

know: the air temperature. When you first step outside, take a guess how hot it really is before

looking it up, or even better, peering at a thermometer. The day you guess exactly right is a lucky


4. The Shuffle

Put your music on shuffle and skip to the 7 th song. This song represents how your day will go.

Before you start downloading a long list of happy songs and deleting anything upsetting,

remember that your music represents your own scope as a person, and messing with the selection

makes the entire test just a little bit pointless.

5. The Marble Bag

This test requires many small objects that feel the same and look different. It shouldn’t be

possible to tell the difference by touching them. Different-colored marbles are perfect. After

assigning “good” and “bad” to two different colors, pour them in a bag. Each day, you can take a

marble out to see how your day is going to go. You could even include multiple colors with even

more meanings such as “luckiest day possible,” “kind of average day,” and “a good time to stay

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Are You Lucky?

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Are some people really luckier than others? How do you know if you are carrying something

special? Do you have some innate advantage that most others just don’t have? Answering the

following questions to yourself may help to determine if you have a special advantage inside and

outside the casino.

1. How often do you stumble or drop things?

This question can be a great way to start, but it can also be a little misleading. Tiny fumbles

throughout the day are a classic sign of bad luck, just like catching things in the air can mean

great luck, but they can also mean other things. For one, clumsiness can be just that: clumsiness.

Maybe you don’t get enough sleep. Maybe you don’t get out of the house much. Maybe you’re

just not that lucky.

2. Do you make a good first impression?

Many people believe that good luck is an air that people carry with them, and everyone senses it

in their own way. Someone with an air of good luck would impress everyone around them, either

in how things fall into place around them, or something more intrinsic. Either way, someone who

experiences a lot of good luck is bound to make a great impression on the people around them.

3. Did you get your dream job?

Not everyone has a dream job, but everyone has an idea of what a great job would look like.

Whether it’s the environment, the pay, what it feels like to walk into work, or anything else, we

all have an ideal we are striving for. How close did you get to that perfect dream? That may give

you a sense of what lies ahead at the casino.

4. How many first dates go perfectly, and how many are nightmares?

When it comes down to it, how you match with a first date is pure, unadulterated luck. Whether

you met someone through their online profile or you were set up by a friend, they are still

essentially strangers, and it’s hard to say whether or not the match will be any good. Do you have

a good history with first dates, or do you have a few not-so- funny stories to share? In the end, it’s

all just the luck of the draw.

Luck is a complicated and fickle thing, so these questions are not the be-all and end-all of all

future luck, but hopefully the answers were good.

The Right Brain Food for Every Gambling Game

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Do NOT eat like this for gambling

Do NOT eat like this for gambling

Do you have what it takes to hunker down and see a gambling night through from beginning to

end? Do you start to lose focus or get sluggish when there are still chips to win? The answer you

are looking for may be in the food you eat.

Casino food can be great. In fact, plenty of 5-star restaurants are built into casino resorts. But

most people can’t exactly afford to go to these restaurants every day. Most of the time, it’s just

beer and fried food, not exactly the recipe for success. There’s nothing wrong with a burger and

fries every now and then, but if you really want to turn your brain on, these are the foods that

will get you through each and every casino game.

Slot Machines

Killing it at the slot machine takes patience. It’s important to make the money last instead of

spending it all at once and making frequent trips to the counter for more betting money. Foods

like chocolate and tea have small doses of caffeine, not as much as coffee or energy drinks, but

enough to reboot your brain when it starts to doze off. Energy drinks will work for some number

of hours, and can cause a crash at the end for some. Juicy, flavorful foods like fruit will help

keep your mind occupied for long periods of time. Go for whole grains instead of sugar in order

to stretch out the amount of time that the energy will be released.


The name of the game is zinc. This vitamin powers higher thinking, enhancing your critical

thinking and improving your memory, two vital things for a mental game of wits like blackjack.

The best source is probably pumpkin seeds, which also happen to be light, portable, and

nonperishable. They make for a great snack break. The vitamin K from broccoli may come in

handy, too.


There are a lot of options for this one, from citrus to tomatoes to bell peppers to greens, all of

which contain the handy vitamin C. Vitamin C is known for a lot of things, but in this case, what

we want it for is quick, on-the- spot thinking. Having your wits about you is the best ally when it

comes to playing this fast-paced group game.

Feel prepared? If your favorite game isn’t on this list, the brain foods listed will still help out

with any other, from roulette to video poker.

5 Activities which are Taboo at the Casino but A-OK at Home

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Looking for a reason to stay home to get your gambling fix? How about five? There are tons of

reasons why online casinos are better than gambling in person, but we won’t even touch on the

bonuses, the discretion, or any of those other compelling reasons to stay home. Instead, this is

just about what people can and can’t do at a real-life casino, and how much more freeing it is to

play at home.

1. Drinking the Bottle Clear

Even at the friendliest casinos, the staff has this odd habit of cutting people off when they’ve had

too much to drink. The drinks may be free, but once your face turns red and you start staggering

from table to table, the drinks disappear. Be loud enough and you may even find yourself sent

home early. Where is the fun in that? At home, you decide when you are done and when you are


2. Pulling an All-Nighter

No matter how well-behaved you are, no matter how much you tip, eventually the dealer will ask

you to go home for the night. This is because casinos have a habit of “closing,” or turning off all

the machines and locking the doors for several hours so the employees can sleep. Online casinos

don’t do this. You can gamble on your lunch break. You can gamble in the middle of the night.

You can gamble right now.

3. Hogging the Dealer

At the casino, you are either waiting for another player to set up their chips or trying to pick your

placements while everyone else stares. Online gambling happens at your pace. You click on the

“deal” button when you’re ready, not when the rest of the players start tapping their fingers.

4. Filming it

Have you ever whipped out a camera and started recording everyone around the table? People

tend to get nervous, or think you’re cheating. Online, however, a live stream is totally OK and

could even form a group of followers.

5. Swearing at the top of your lungs

When you set down all your chips on a single bet and then lose, it is time to yell. When you take

a risk and miraculously win, your arms are going up in the air and someone is going to get

punched. If you like to celebrate when you win and let it out when you lose, your antics may be

better off taking place at home.

Which celebrity gambler are you?

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What alter ego comes out when you hit the casino? Tons of our celebrity friends like Tiger

Woods and even John McCain have been up to some eyebrow-raising things behind the scenes.


Michael Jordan

Do things ever get so bad that your friends make you stop? A little bird says this happened to

Michael Jordan back when he left to play baseball. Except for him, it wasn’t his friends, it was

the whole NFL.


Charles Barkley

If you have lost tons of money on blackjack and keep coming back, this is you. Blackjack isn’t

for all of us, but at least we can still have fun…right? Of course, while Barkley managed to lose

about $10 million, our losses are probably closer to a couple thousand.


Tiger Woods

High rollers, anyone? Tiger Woods likes to bet $25,000 a hand. After all, the higher the stakes,

the greater the payoff.


John McCain

What do you do when you’re procrastinating? McCain has been known to spend close to 24

hours leaning over the side of a craps table. Studies are starting to trickle out saying

procrastination is good for you, so maybe he’s onto something.

Jennifer Tilly

Jennifer Tilly

To the few people out there who always have the cards on their side, what’s your secret. Jennifer

Tilly might just know, because she’s brought home a pretty penny from the poker table.

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Allen Iverson

Have you ever been banned from a casino, not because of your behavior, but from the sheer

quantity of money you owe? Allen Iverson might just be your long-lost best friend.


Phil Mickelson

Sometimes we all need a helping hand from a relative or a good friend to drag ourselves out of

debt. This is rumored to be true for Phil Mickelson except it wasn’t a rich uncle, it was Callaway.


Ben Affleck

Not everyone is lucky every day they hit the casino, but maybe you have one or two astounding

success stories. Ben Affleck once managed to win $800,000, and left a generous tip of $150,000.

We’d all love to be that dealer.

If we catch wind of any more scandalous celebrity stories, you’ll be the first to hear about it.

That’s all for now, but we would love to hear what the latest up-and- coming actors and singers

have been up to. It would also be nice to hear if Donald Trump has any habits worth knowing

about. Until next time, check out Silver Oak Casino and catch your hot streak today