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The 12 Richest Olympic Players of 2016

The 2016 Summer Olympics were held at Rio de Janerio Brazil from 5 August to 21 August 2016 where more than 11,000 athletes from 207 National Olympic Committees took part. With 306 sets of medals the games featured 28 Olympic sports including rugby sevens and golf. These sporting events took place at 33 venues in the host city and at five in Sao Paulo, Belo Horinzonte, Salvador, Brasilia and Manaus.

The unique thing was that among all the players there were wealthiest sporting icons that participated in the games. Here are the 12 riches Olympic players in the world that you will love to hear about.

1. Rory Mcllroy

Rory Mcllroy

The wonderful golfer Rory McIlroy is net worth $422 million He is second in the golfing world after his childhood hero Tiger Woods. He’s currently ranked third on the Official World Golf Ranking, previously ranked first for 95 weeks, and is a four-time major champion.

2. Roger Federer

Roger Fedrer

Roger Federer net worth is an astounding $350 million. He is the best tennis player and is extremely generous with this money and has contributed great for charities. He has won 17 Grand Slam singles title and is ranked as number one for a record-breaking 302 weeks.

3. Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova has earned her a net worth of $195 million. She had been the world’s highest-paid female athlete for 11 years straight.

4. Novak Djokovic


Novak Djokovic is a Serbian-born strongest player in men’s tennis and sits at a net worth of $160 million, He currently holds all four Grand Slam major titles.

5. Serena Williams

Serena Williams

Serena Williams is greatest female tennis player of all time. She holds 36 major titles in total, the most among all active players, and is the only person in history of have achieved a career Grand Slam in both singles and doubles. She has won four Olympic gold medals, and has earned the most prize money of any female athlete ever at $36 million. She is placed first on the list of highest paid female athletes with net worth of $145 million.

6. Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant from Oklahoma City is one of the National Basketball Associations top paid and endorsed players, with a net worth of $120 million.

7. Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal nicknamed the King of Clay for his mastery of clay tennis courts haswon 14 Grand Slam singles titles including nine French Open wins and the 2008 Olympic gold medal in singles. He is the second male player to achieve a career Golden Slam. Nadal sits at a net worth of $100 million.

8. Venus Williams

Venus Williams

Venus Williams is one of the world’s best tennis players who won seven Grand Slam singles titles, more than any other active female players other than her younger sister and has a net worth of $75 million, which she’s earned through tournament winnings, endorsements, and her very own athletic fashion line, EleVen.

9. Sergio Garcia

Sergio Garcia

Sergio Garcia is the highest earning golfer and has been runner-up four times and won over 20 international tournaments and has a net worth of $70 million. His biggest endorsement is a $5.6 million-a-year contract with Taylor Made-Adidas.

10. Andy Murray

Andy Murray

Andy Murray is tennis player who has won both Wimbledon and the French Open. This, along with endorsements for Under Armour and other sponsors has earned him a net worth of $70 million.

11. DeMarcus Cousins

Demarcus Cousins

The Sacramento Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins recently earned a spot on the Team USA basketball team and has an estimated net worth of $62 million.

12. Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps with a net worth of $55 million, is Olympian and swimmer of all time with 22 medals.

These Olympic players were the richest this year in 2016. As more and more sport players participate and earn riches at Olympic games this will surely bring some ups and down in this list. Till them enjoy with the best hope for Olympians.


Come on buck the reels for a wild chase to the wicked circus to hear Jimi Hendri- Awe did I mentioned names of Pokies?

Come on buck the reels for a wild chase to the wicked circus to hear Jimi Hendri…yes these are the names of the pokies that you can enjoy. To keep these pokies games or machines running a big hit among players the gaming developers are always looking forward to offer you the latest pokies with great features and themes to draw your attention. Many pokies are based on a television or film or any sport theme and you are given pokies that have potential for making great wins and cash prizes

What you will find is that no matter what is your taste for pokies you will find certainly that suits you best in such a huge gaming variety in online casinos. Here are four pokies games exclusively for you so that you can know more about them and then make a choice to play these at online casinos. All these pokies games are designed to raise the bar with thrilling payouts and bonus features that will keep you on the edge of your seat. So let us begin with these four pokies to chase something worthwhile.

4 Pokies

1. Buck- a-Reels

Buck a Reels

Buck a reels pokies offers convenience to play even on my mobile without even going to any online casino. All you need to do is download this game app from iTunes store and you must be 17 years old and more to have this pokies game on your mobile. Once you download this game you get $5 free with no deposit.

This game is based on the Western themed with great graphics and the playful storyline of the Cowboy and the Cowgirl, plus the horse which is literally ready to kick the bucket in one of the bonus rounds.

This pokies game features the Wilds, two bonus games, a Free Spins round and the progressive jackpot.  With 15 lines to play on, there are so many ways to land yourself a blazing bounty of bucks

  • You can deposit via phone bill for ease and security
  • Play from as little as 2 cent per line
  • 100% first deposit bonus match
  • $5 welcome bonus for new players

Buck-A-Reels Features

  • Two mighty multiplier mini games: Jailbreak & Kick The Bucket
  • Auto spin feature to keep things spinning on your behalf
  • Buck-A-Reels is available on 99% of devices

To play this pokies select how many of the 15 win lines you want to play on, how much you want to play per line, then press Spin. Also you can choose Autospin, select how many spins you want and let them rip. You can even get the game to automatically stop for you if you win a specific amount.

The game comes loaded with two awesome mini games

  • Jailbreak –While the warden takes a nap, hit the mini-reel to spin a key and breakout. Also pick up a massive multiplayer while you escape. You get three spins of the wheel, with the rewards slowly decreasing, so get out quickly
  • Kick The Bucket – Spin your lucky cart wheel and work from left to right on the multiplier reels. Every time you land in the green area, the multiplier increases. But if you land in the red, and your horse kicks the bucket the mini game ends, but you keep all the multipliers you’d built up. These dollars and cents must be won so grab your trusty steed and get bucking

2. The Wild Chase

Wild Chase

If you are inspired by the wealthy people and their intrigues then this game is for you. The Wild Chase is 5 reels and 25 pay-lines video pokies powered by Quick spin.  The background setting of this game is quite attractive with mountainous beech sight.

The betting coins denomination range from 0.25 to 100. Also there is “Autoplay” feature where you will set the reels turning automatically without interruption for a chosen number of times.

The first major feature of Wild Chase is multiplier wilds. For every wild symbol involved in a line, the payout for all winning lines of that turn will be multiplied.

  • 1 multiplier wild symbol – All wins 2x
  • 2 multiplier wild symbols – All wins 3x
  • 3 multiplier wild symbols – All wins 4x
  • 4 or more multiplier wild symbols – All wins 5x

Wilds not only now help you complete lines. The more wilds you get, the more you win, making them even more useful than regular symbols.

The Wild Chase pokies comes with a re-spins and free spins bonus feature, that aim to make Wild Chase even more hectic. Every time you spin a winning line of symbols, those symbols will be locked in place and a re-spin will be triggered. The pokies will re-spin its reels every time a new symbol of that same type is landed on.

The obvious thrill of this, is if you have any multiplier wilds in play, then retriggering further spins gives you the chance to win even more. The classic free spins feature makes its appearance as well. However, in an attempt to avoid the regular affair, Wild Chase has put its own spin on the feature to further fit its theme.

Free Spins are activated by spinning 3 free spin scatter symbols. You then get 10 free spins. Sadly, free spins can’t be triggered again during the bonus round, so you’ll only ever have 10 free spins at any one time. However, every spin in free spins mode, has one guaranteed multiplier wild. You can spin more than 1, but each win has a 2x multiplier added to it by default.

3. Wicked Circus

Wicked Circus

What you will like in this pokies game is Jokerizer Mode and this joker is a friendly guy with a dark side of his character too as he tempts you to enter his Wicked Circus. Powered by Yggdrasil software this 5 reel and 5 payline game has circus thrills for you though you would not like its scary music.  You can set your bet ranging from 0.01 to 1.

Payouts commence at 20x your line bet for three cherries, and rise to 300x your line-bet for five stars. Any line win in this pokies activates ‘Jokerizer Mode’. Your winnings are pooled into your Jokerizer balance, which you can collect or spend twenty coins for Jokerizer spins – for example if you win sixty coins, then you can either collect or try three Jokerizer spins. Also during autoplay Jokerizer Mode is selected by default.

Your chances to win are increased in Jokerizer Mode. If you land a ‘Mystery Win’ of five hundred coins or more, then you’ll be returned to Regular mode.

If you land two jokers anywhere in Jokerizer Mode, or three anywhere in Regular Mode, then you are awarded a ‘Mystery Win’ – the more jokers you land, the more your win is likely to be, up to a maximum of 6,000 coins.

Two or more jokers anywhere in Jokerizer Mode will trigger the ‘Hold’ function. You do not have to activate this function – you can take the win instead. The hold function locks the reels containing the jokers in place, but spins the remaining reels. You can keep on using hold mode until you have landed the maximum of five jokers or when your Jokerizer balance runs dry, or you can quit at any time. The cost of a spin is 60 coins.

4. Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix

You will love the purplish pokies as it is based on the music legend that was Jimi Hendrix which is immortalised at this pokies game by NetEnt. Here the retro 70’s mixed with the guitar legends rifts as this pokies is packed full of great music and mind warping extra features, making this pokies not only unique, fun to play and offers huge win capabilities

Jimi Hendrix was an iconic musician in his own right and had a successful music career which spanned over 4 short years, before he died tragically at the young age of 27. The rock guitarist was also a singer and songwriter, and is widely believed to be among the best guitarists to have ever lived.

  • The Jimi Hendrix Pokies features 5 reels, 3 rows and a total of 20 pay lines.  There are many in game features in this pokies featuring classic Hendrix songs as well, including Crosstown Traffic, Little Wing and Purple Haze being available to play.
  • The minimum bet per spin is 0.02 and the maximum 200 per spin. It offers total of 6 bonus features across the game as well as extra cool graphics of the legend, playing the guitar popping up at regular intervals. There are 2 features in the base game, and this is where you can get re-spins and wilds. Without a doubt, the main appeal is the ‘Pick and Click’ feature, which is where you have cash prizes and 3 free spins features.
  • Purple Haze Feature: This is where the rock star himself appears and plays some of his iconic riffs. If you manage to land the Jimi Hendrix Purple Haze symbol, then three Wild symbols will randomly be added to the reels.
  • Red Guitar Re-Spins Feature: If you land at least four of Jimi’s red guitars, you’ll activate the re-spins feature. During each re-spin, if you man land more Red Guitar symbols, the feature will re-activate and will keep on re-occurring until no new Red Guitar symbols land on the reels. It’s possible to land some big wins within this feature.
  • Pick and Click Feature: In this feature you can win one of four prizes. To activate this feature, you’ll need to land three of the Jimi Hendrix Angel symbols and then you click on a loud speaker to reveal your prize. For each free spin feature, the Jimi music track of the same name will be playing in the background
  • Cross town Traffic Free Spins: If you pick three of the orange haze symbols, you’ll receive 6 Free Spins. During the free spins, a total of up to two wild reels will appear with every spin. During every spin, the wild reels will change position.
  • Purple Haze Free Spins: If you pick three of the purple haze symbols, then you’ll receive between 6 and 12 Free Spins. What’s more, during each free spin, a Jimi Hendrix Purple Haze symbol will also appear on the reels with the main aim of giving you some huge wins!
  • Little Wing Free Spins: If you pick three of the blue haze symbols, then you’ll receive again, between 6 and 12 Free Spins. This time, during each free spins, there are between 3 to 5 overlay Wilds that will randomly appear on the reels to give you extra coin wins.

You can play for fun mode or real play and enjoy these games at Aussie friendly online casinos.  Now enjoy!


The Great 5 New Pokies Machines You Will Love To Admire

In the year 2015 Global Gaming Expo came up with 5 new pokies machines which are really wonderful. This year in 2016 Global Gaming Expo is going to be held in last week of September hopefully with new pokies machines to display. But till then let us enjoy these 5 new pokies which are so bright that you will love to admire.

1. The Simpsons

The Simpsons

The new Simpsons video pokies machine is now the  most popular among pokies players.

2. Caddyshack

Caddy Shack

“Caddyshack” the best pokies for move fans to revisit the inspired lunacy of this 1980 classic. Bonus rounds based on your favorite scenes from the movie will bring back memories of a time when feature films actually had scripts.

3. Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad

Clips from the AMC crime drama play while you build your drug empire in this pokies.

4. Ted

Ted Pokies

Ted, the story of a foul-mouthed Teddy bear brought to life. Game play involves lots of highlights from the film, including an appearance by Sam J. Jones, star of “Flash Gordon.”

5. Monty Python and The Holy Grail

Holy grail

The “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” pokies has  twisted humor from “Holy Grail” translated nicely into the pokies machine format.


The four songs that thrill and excite like casino games

Songs at Casino

You must have heard few songs that sets the thrill of sitting at the casino tables and handling chips of poker game. Sing to these tunes and melody of gaming delights that will put you vibrating into the winner’s line.

Take Me Down to Junior’s Farm- Paul McCartney

“You should have seen me with the pocker man,
I had a honey and I bet a grand,
Just in the nick of time I looked at his hand.

I was talking to an Eskimo,
Said he was hopping for a fall of snow,
When up popped a sea lion ready to go.

Let’s go, let’s go, let’s go, let’s go
Down to junior’s farm where I want to lay low,
Low life, high life, oh, let’s go,
Take me down to junior’s farm”

House of the Rising Sun- The Animals

There is a house in New Orleans
They call the Rising Sun
And it’s been the ruin of many a poor boy
And God, I know I’m one

My mother was a tailor
She sewed my new blue jeans
My father was a gamblin’ man
Down in New Orleans

Now the only thing a gambler needs
Is a suitcase and trunk
And the only time he’s satisfied
Is when he’s on a drunk

Candyman- The Grateful Dead

Come on boys and wager
if you have got the mind
If you got a dollar boys
lay it on the line
Hand me my old guitar
Pass the whiskey round
Want you to tell everybody you meet
the Candyman’s in town

Look out
Look out
The Candyman
Here he come
and he’s gone again
Pretty lady ain’t
got no friend
till the Candyman
come round again

Roll the Bones- The Rush

Well, you can stake that claim
Good work is the key to good fortune
Winners take that praise
Losers seldom take that blame
If they don’t take that game
And sometimes the winner takes nothing
We draw our own designs
But fortune has to make that frame

We go out in the world and take our chances
Fate is just the weight of circumstances
That’s the way that lady luck dances
Roll the bones

Why are we here?
Because we’re here
Roll the bones
Why does it happen?
Because it happens
Roll the bones

Till you enjoy these…will have more soon in coming posts. So watch out.


Six embarrassing stories of great punters

Six embarrassing stories of great punters which are worldly popular among players. Now would you call them embarrassing or attitude of high rollers or just funny?

1. Archie Karas

Archie Karas

The story of Anargyros Karabourniotis, better known as Arc hie Ka r as, is the stuff of legends. From 1992 to 1994, Karas reportedly turned $50 into more than $40 million in what has become known as “The Run.”

During that time, Karas defeated some of poker’s best including Chip Reese, Doyle Brunson, and Stu Ungar. Johnny Chan was the only pro to beat Karas, reportedly taking $900,000 from the red-hot player.

Unfortunately for Karas, his winning days came to an end and he proceeded to lose everything back over the next two years.

With $40 million to bet at the table he lost it all in a single bet, but even that wasn’t enough for him. Not ready to call it quits, Karas came back to the Baccarat table to lose another $30 million, $300,000 at a time.

Now, nearly two decades later, Karas’ fall from grace continues as he was placed in Nevada’s “Black Book,” officially known as Nevada’s List of Excluded Persons.

Karas has nearly $205,000 in lifetime tournament earnings and seven World Series of Poker cashes. The largest score of Karas’ career came at the 2009 WSOP where he took fifth in the $10,000 World Championship No-Limit Deuce-to-Seven Draw for $53,783. Of course after being blacklisted, Karas won’t be able to attend future WSOPs, which take place annually at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino.

2. Voler La Vedette

Volaer La Vedette

Punters hoping for a share-out of the £23m “won” in controversial circumstances on Betfair in 2011 met with a substantial if not unexpected setback when the Independent Betting Adjudication Service (IBAS) backed the betting exchange’s decision to void all the bets.

Voler La Vedette, the easy winner of the Christmas Hurdle at Leopardstown was available to bet in-running at 28-1 even as the mare passed the winning post and some 200 punters took advantage of the situation, staking a total of £800,000.

But in unprecedented circumstances, Betfair took the decision to void bets and refund all stakes, citing a software failure caused by “a unique set of circumstances”. Betfair insisted that it would have voided the bets, regardless of the result of the contest.

An investigation showed that a customer’s multimillion pound lay bet on Voler La Vedette at 28-1 had somehow bypassed the usual checks to be placed on the system. This would have resulted in a £600m liability for that customer had sufficient bets been placed on the horse. Betfair claimed that the situation had arisen as a result of the customer’s rogue “bot” – a malfunctioning automated bet-placement programme.

3. John Hennigan

John Hennigan

John “Johnny World” Hennigan was a well-known face in the poker world, he was one of the best pool players around. Learning to play pool at a young age, Hennigan played the game professionally and travelled the pool circuit. Betting is a part of many pool games and John was a big punter. When he couldn’t find someone to bet with in pool, he looked to other avenues, one of which was poker. His willingness to punter on anything in the world landed him the nickname “Johnny World”, to which he is widely known as today.

A frequent visitor of Las Vegas casinos, a punter named John Hennigan had a reputation for not being able to walk away from a bet. His friends gave him a challenge: Stay in a remote area in Des Moines for six weeks without betting, and win big. He took the wager of $100,000 and moved out into the wilderness, but was back in Las Vegas after just two days.
Hennigan flew under the radar and stayed out of the big spotlight for some time in the poker world. He ran deep in the WSOP Main Event in 1999, but would find his big breakout to come in 2002. That year, Hennigan placed seventh in a preliminary event before going on to win his first gold bracelet in the $2,000 H.O.R.S.E. tournament. For that win, Johnny World netted himself $117,320.

That same year, he placed fourth in the WPT’s Five-Diamond World Poker Classic for over $80,000. To close out the year. In 2007, Hennigan traveled back to Atlantic City for the Borgata Winter Open. He came out on top of the Championship Event and earned over $1.6 million. In 2008, Johnny World won the Ante Up for Africa Charity Event at the WSOP. He has over $3.2 million in career tournament earnings and is always willing to gamble on almost anything possible.

4. MTV Reality Show


A group of young men were challenged by an MTV reality show to meet the mark of “100 things to do before you die.” One of the big items on the list was to earn a million dollars. There are a lot of ways to earn $1 million in a lifetime, but the show didn’t last long enough to follow each of the individuals through earning their doctorate and engineering degrees, so instead they pooled all their money together and took it to the roulette table. All they needed was three successful bets on near 50/50 odds, but after just two rounds, every penny was gone.

5. Howard Lederer


Howard feels comfortable playing with his friends who support him: Doyle Brunson, Eli Elezra, Huck Seed, and David Grey. Howard was never a winning player in the mixed games and was being staked by David Grey. In fact, it was David who gave Howard the seed money to invest in FTP. Just to show you how shameless Howard is, he later allowed David to invest at twice the price of other investors, despite owing him money. Well that was on money but what about on a burger?
David Grey bet Howard Lederer that he couldn’t down a real meat hamburger. Clearly, Lederer was no more committed to his lifestyle choice than he was to treating other players fairly, because he wolfed down the burger easy breezy.

6. Brian Zembic

Brian Zembic

Magician and high-stakes gambler Brian Zembic bet in 1996 that he would get breast implants and keep them in for a year for $100K wager. Zembic got some plastic surgeon to do this for free in exchange for forgiving some gambling debts. The craziest part of this story is that Zembic apparently became so enamored with his fake boobies, he never had them removed.

No stranger to bizarre wagers, known as “prop bets”, Zembic once earned $5,000 spending a night under New York’s 59th Street Bridge in the 1990s, sleeping with vagrants — with $10,000 strapped to his leg. More recently, he bet that his nine-year-old daughter, who had never before played piano, could learn to play George Winston songs better than the New Age pianist himself in three years.

Winston himself provided confirmation, and Zembic won $75,000. Later, he bet that his daughter would open a concert for Winston. She did! Fifty people paid to see the younger Zembic and Winston play in Zembic’s home. He’s also bet that he could do better hand shadows than a contestant on America’s Got Talent.

Would you call these punters embarrassing?




8 Simple Tips for Responsible Gaming

8 Tips for responsible gaming

Here are the eight tips to responsible gaming at the casinos

  1. Think of playing games as an entertainment and not a way to make money
  2. Only bet when you can afford to lose
  3. Fix your spending limit at casinos
  4. Fix your hours of play at the casinos
  5. Do not form a routine to the casinos but take a break
  6. Do not play real money when not in good mood
  7. Balance your lifestyle and the casinos
  8. Never run after your losses and play responsibly

Is Poker Machine Always the Winner- The 10 Myths Busted

Poker Machines

Does poker machine always has the advantage to win? When you play pokies you are the controller not the pokies machine. Then what does Pokies Machine do? They entertain you and you pay them for your amusement. They are glamorous with flashy lights and great sounds to excite and entice you. Hmm..look at them they are colourful and you want to sit and play. Pokies are just computer programs designed for your entertainment. Here are 10 myths busted for you to believe that poker machines are not always the winners but it is you who actually win or lose.

#1. Myth: Poker machines are more likely to pay out at particular times of the day.
Fact: The result of each game is entirely random and is not affected by anything going on around you. The game has no way of knowing the amount of money the machine contains.

#2. Myth: You can confuse poker machines into paying out by altering play patterns.
Fact: No matter what you do, the computer program determining the result does not change. The machine responds only to you pushing the button.

#3. Myth: You can influence the outcome of a game by touching the machine or pushing buttons in a particular way.
Fact: The machine’s buttons have only two states, on or off. No difference in approach to the pushing of the buttons will yield different results.

#4. Myth: You can influence the outcome of a game through concentration or positive thought.
Fact: The machine will always remain random, it cannot be convinced otherwise. The machine responds only to you pushing the button and nothing else.

#5. Myth: You can make up for past losses by continuing to play.
Fact: The result of your last game has no bearing on the result of your next game. It is illegal for poker machines in many parts of the country to base outcomes of games on previous outcomes. Poker machines cannot react to the frequency of wins or losses. The games operate randomly at all times no matter how many wins or losses have occurred in the past.

#6. Myth: Certain machines are “hotter” or “luckier” than others.
Fact: Poker machines are simply computers programmed to randomly select outcomes. While the odds may change depending on the game being played, individual machines are never “hot” or “lucky”.

#7. Myth: A “close miss” is an indication of an upcoming win.
Fact: Every event or “spin” is random and a separate event. A near miss means as much as any other loss.

#8. Myth: You are a skilled player and can beat the odds
Fact: Skill has no bearing on the outcome of playing the pokies. Your chance of winning when you sit down are the same as the person next to you.

#9. Myth: Poker Machines pay you more than you bet
Fact: They are designed to take more money from you than they pay back

#10. Myth: Longer you will play, more you will win
Fact:  The longer you play a poker machine, the more likely it is you will lose all the money you’ve put in.


Meet the Top ‘She ‘ Poker Stars

You all know that there is no field in this world now that has remain untouched by the beautiful females. Same goes for Poker games too. Earlier Poker was reserved for men only but it is surprising to know that our female counterparts are fast moving ahead with times in Poker tournaments and also claiming Millionaire awards.
From crushing major live poker tournaments to playing key roles in the poker industry, women are making major contributions to the poker world. And their presence is only getting stronger. Here let us meet some of these beautiful Poker ladies who became a star of the Poker show.

Vanessa Selbst

Vanessa Selbst has won more money through live tournament poker than any other woman till date. Selbst, has earned over $9.6m in an eight-year career that has seen her secure seven-figure scores on two separate occasions. Her biggest win was in 2010 when she pocketed $1.8m for her victory at the Partouche Poker Tour in France.
Selbst is currently ranked seventh in the Global Poker Index (GPI) Top 300 and has already earned $1.4m in the first two months of 2014.

Liv Boeree

Olivia “Liv” Boeree is a poker player, TV presenter and model from England who won the 2010 European Poker Tour in Sanremo. Liv Boeree British superstar won the $1.7m first-place prize at the European Poker Tour Main Event. The heavy metal loving astrophysics graduate has found it difficult to find the right blend of skill and fortune since that groundbreaking victory, however, but the most commonly photographed female player on the European circuit has started taking $165,000 in live tournament earnings after impressive performances at the Caribbean Adventure, The United Kingdom & Ireland Poker Tour Edinburgh and The Aussie Millions.

Kara Scott

karra scot
Kara Scott is the hardest working woman in poker. Kara Scott is a Canadian TV personality, journalist and poker player. She was born in northern Alberta, Canada. Her ambassadorial role at online poker giant PartyPoker means that she is never far away from the glare of the TV cameras, whether she is playing on the felt or acting in the role of sideline reporter or TV presenter.
Scott is also an integral part of ESPN’s coverage of the World Series of Poker and combines a grueling filming and playing schedule without a hair out of place.Scott’s recent performances on the felt have been the most successful of her career, and it won’t be too long before she is experiencing the same sort of success she experienced back in 2009 when many believed she was unfortunate not to win the Irish Open when she finished second for $413,000.

Ana Marquez

This Spanish poker earned just shy of $1 million in live tournaments. Her biggest score to date came when she won the 2013 Hollywood Poker Open for $320,000. Marquez is a feared competitor. She plays every form of poker imaginable and is equally adept in both cash-games and tournaments. In 2013 she won the honour of Europe’s Leading Lady at the GPI European Poker Awards.

Ebony Kenney

Ebony Kenney got her first big break when she was selected as a World Poker Tour One to Watch in 2012.Kenney isn’t just a hot shot at the tables. The Floridian is also a model, full-time mother, and has been signed by the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) outfit Fighters Source to act as their host/sideline reporter. Kenney has won close to $200,000 in live tournament earnings including a recent 10 place finish at the WPT Main Event in St Kitts recently.


11 biggest robberies in casino history that will leave you stupefied

Do you remember the famous Ocean’s Eleven-style heist that left Australia’s largest  Crown casino $32 million Australian dollars (about $33.2 million) out of pocket.

This was carried out by a high rolling gambler, a card dealer, and someone working in security for the gambling den. The dealer had been fired and the card player had been banned from the premises for life. The man was playing cards in one of the casino’s high-stakes rooms. These rooms are outfitted with more sophisticated surveillance than the rest of the casino due to the millions of dollars that change hands there. It’s believed that the man had someone on the inside, viewing the CCTV footage, and through an earpiece was told what cards the dealer was holding. The gaming regulator in Melbourne also believe the dealer was in on the heist, ensuring his cards could be seen by the cameras.

Such kind of casino robberies are often on the news though not glamorous as it is portrayed in Hollywood’s movies like the Ocean’s 11. These heists in history are the  players who are crazy or psychologically hands in glove with such casino crimes. Here are the 10 biggest casino robberies in history

1. MIT Blackjack Team

MIT BlackJack Team

The Casino: Various across the world

This multi million casino robbery have been made famous in many different books and movies. Adapted in books like Bringing Down the House in 2003 and a Kevin Spacey flick in 2008 , the “MIT Blackjack Team” for 14 years, this notorious team of student maths geniuses ran the most prolific card-counting ring in history under the auspices of Harvard MBA Graduate, Bill Kaplan (Mr. M). Over the course of their long career, the MIT crew nabbed millions at high-stakes blackjack tables. These math wizards employed an advanced method for counting cards and raked in millions of dollars in winnings. Today, it’s unknown as to how many card counters are still out there and following in the footsteps of this notorious team. Despite ostensibly dissolving in 1993, various splinter groups, imitators and adventurous newcomers carry on the MIT team’s legacy.

2. Peaking through Camera

Crown Perth

Casino: Crown, Perth

As said above this happened in 2013 where a high roller player nabbed a hefty sum of $33 million by remotely hacking into the surveillance system at the Crown Casino in Perth, Australia. By manipulating the casino’s camera array and sneaking peaks at dealers’ plays, he was able to feed winning strategies to an inside man via an earpiece, pocketing the lion’s share of the take. The Crown was cagey about the exact nature of the scam, but has allegedly captured the inside man, though the hacker remains at large.

3. Roulette wheel command inside the sole

Roulette wheel command inside the sole

Casino: multiple across California

In one of the most hi-tech heists of all time, in the 1970’s two physics students from the University of California, Santa Cruz,developed a small computer that fit into a shoe and interfered with the roulette wheels. The device would interfere with the wheel and read its movements so one player could wear the shoe while the other would have the information relayed on his own show and bet accordingly. Unfortunately the computer would short circuit, causing an electric shock and setting their socks on fire . The two were able to keep up the gag for few months but were eventually caught and charged.

4. Heather Tallchief and Roberto Solis partner in crime

Circus Circus

Casino: Circus Circus

Heather Tallchief and Roberto Solis took in 1993went to casino robbery and making off with two and a half million in an armoured truck, Solis skipped town, leaving Tallchief and her young son a mere $1,000. She stayed on the run until her arrest in 2005. All was fair in love and robbery for this couple.

5. Classy Teamwork

Sobaba Casino

Casino: Soboba Casino, Las Vegas

The Villains to this robbery were Eric Alan Aguilera and Roland Luda Ramos. Ramos was an employee at the Soboba and managed to convince his friend Aguilera to rob $1.5 million from the casino’s vault. They didn’t try any fancy plans or employ the use of hi-tech gadgets. Ramos held and gagged three workers and barged another 7 at gunpoint. Aguilera drove the getaway car. They didn’t make it for very long and were both apprehended within a short amount of time.

6. Mobile Lasers to spin the wheel

Mobile Lasers to Spin the wheel

Casino: Ritz, London

The Ritz made an involuntary pay-out of £1.3 million to three cheaters in 2004, who used lasers in their mobile phones to measure the speed of roulette wheels and predict the outcome of spins. Incredibly, although all three men were arrested, the judge presiding over their trial determined that no crime had been committed and the accused were let off scot-free. But things are not easy to let go at the casinos. They were given a life time ban.

7. Sports book cashier


Casino: The Stardust, Las Vegas

The Stardust casino is no longer on the scene but the famous story of a sportsbook cashier who got a little greedy is still talked about today. A sportsbook cashier in 1992 at The Stardust, Bill Brennan, decided one day to walk out of the casino after his shift with a bag containing over $500,000 in chips and cash. Brennan was never seen or heard from again and while he’s still on the FBI’s most wanted list. Brennan vanished without a trace after lifting the money, leading some to speculate that he might’ve been killed by a greedy accomplice.

8. The three shady men

The Three Shady men

Casino: multiple across London

This happened in the year 2000 where three Londoners armed themselves with state-of-the-art spy equipment and hit six casinos across Britain’s capital and took away £200,000. One of the bandits used a miniature camera hidden in his sleeve to film cards as they were dealt, feeding images to an accomplice in a van outside. The footage was reviewed in slow motion and wagering instructions were fed to the inside man via a small ear piece. All three of these greedy gentlemen were arrested for their crimes.

9. Danny Ocean Style

Danny Ocean Style

Casino: Bellagio, Las Vegas

Jose Vigoa, Luis Suarez, and Oscar Sanchez made several attempts to fleece the Bellagio Casino in the year 1998 while trying to rob the Bellagio for over $160,000. Vigoa was a known bank robber and his face was caught on camera, giving the authorities a clear lead. Then, Sanchez confessed to police and gave up Vigoa and Suarez. Vigoa was sentenced to life in prison and Sanchez committed suicide in jail with Suarez a lighter sentence.

10. The Treasure Island

Treasure Island

Casino: Treasure Island, Las Vegas
This Las Vegas casino was actually subject to multiple robberies at the turn of millennium, though only one was successful. In October, 2000, Reginald Johnson burst into the Treasure Island Casino wielding a gun, making off with $30,000. This followed two previous hits on the establishment, during which Johnson failed to nab any dough and wounded a security guard.

Johnson’s general incompetence and habit of returning to the scene of the crime meant he was eventually apprehended in January 2001. This psychopathic klutz was eventually sentenced to 130 years behind bars.

11. Superfast with no clue

Superfast with no clue

The Casino: Mandalay Bay

This robbery was superfast and took place in the afternoon of March 11 2005. Two men came up to the change booth and held up the casino cashier at gunpoint. The two made off with an undisclosed amount of money neither the police nor casino spokespeople wouldn’t disclose that information. No one knows which entry and robbers came in from or what booth they robbed. Leaving the casino embarrassed till date one can only imagine such a robbery which was so swift and fast.

Baffled? Right; such are the tales of casino robberies.


5 Best Casino Cruise Ships to Enjoy

Casino Cruise Ships

Playing Casino games on a cruise is a wonderful experience and great fun to enjoy. The casinos at cruise ships offer variety of games to play and provide opportunity to win big too. Whether you are an experienced player or a newbie you will find playing casino games on cruise exciting as these casinos provide guidance as how to play the games as well as many ships run games tournaments for you to practice your skill and compete with other players.

Here are the 5 best casino cruise ships where you can have a feel of games at sea and will give you a memorable experience.

1. Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean offers a casino on every ships offering Vegas style thrill of playing games. Their popular ‘Casino Royale’ is set up on 18,000 square foot designed and decorated beautifully loaded with full entertainment and a wide range of activities on offer. You will find hundreds of pokies machines, roulette, poker games like 3 card and Texas Holde’m poker, blackjack and many more games for players of all levels, with casino and card lessons available for complete beginners.

Royal Caribbean also offers Club Royale, a rewards programme for high rollers.  You can join Club Royale on invitation from casino managers who judge you on your level of play and once you become a member you can enjoy complimentary drinks and discounts off future cruises. For High rollers there are VIP Casino Cruises to experience the luxurious travel to various destinations like the Scandinavia and Hawaii . Royal Caribbean also offers casino games tournaments on such voyage for both pro punters as well as new players.

2. Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line offers casinos with variety of exciting games and rewards for cruisers and players on board. These casinos are attractive as they are  beautifully decorated with over 2,800 pokies and almost 200 table games across their fleet of ships. This cruise has won a number of awards including Best of Gaming Winner from Casino Player Magazine for twelve years in a row. You can enjoy reel pokies, video pokies or hybrids available for all types of budget players. You can bet from minimum 1 cent to $100. The unique thing is you do not need to take a break in between your ongoing game as you can also play video poker while sat at the casino bar. The Vegas style table games take from $5 to $5,000 and all the usual choices are there.

You can enjoy weekly blackjack, poker and pokies tournament. For new players who do not know how to play any of the casino games the cruise provides free gaming lessons for players.

3. Carnival Cruise Lines

Carnival Cruise

Like the above two cruise Carnival has a casino on every ship too, and offers great selection of games  like craps, roulette, Three Card Poker and Caribbean stud poker where you can bet with a minimum bet of $5 . You can select from more than 100 pokies games and give yourself a chance to win ‘the Megacash jackpot’ which is the biggest progressive jackpot available at sea, and is linked to more than fifty cruise ships across the world. It has been recorded that one of the players at had won this Megacash Jackpot worth $1,065,428.00 once, so why not give a try.

Also there is an offer where you  can join the Carnival Players Club and add up points that redeem you for a free drinks, many rewards and cashback offers at the casino. Also you will find casino tournaments on board with some great prizes to win.  Carnival’s on board ‘Fun Times’ lists the tournament details including dates and times so that players at the ship come to know of the wonderful experience before hand.

4. Holland America Line

Holland America

Holland America offers a casino experience for both new players and pro players. This is because they have a great range of pokies for all levels of players and if you do not have any experience you will be offered free guide and lessons to learn the game from their friendly casino staff.

You can enjoy table games that include blackjack, roulette, three card poker, Texas and craps. There’s also plenty of the standard pokies to choose from, together with video poker and the Megacash jackpot.

Holland America’s rewards program is Club 21. To become a member at Club 21 you do not have to do anything as you automatically join when you put your cruise key card into a pokies machine or show it to a dealer at one of the tables. As a member of the club, you can benefit from cruise offers and cashback rewards.

The most wonderful thing of this cruise is that all pokies  machines are coinless . As said above  you just insert your key card to play, with a daily limit of $1,500. A credit line can be prearranged with the cruise line from $2,500.

Like the other cruise lines, Holland America also offers pokies and blackjack tournaments. The other thing is that they also run a cruise lottery on all of their ships, giving you the opportunity to enjoy and win all the time when you are on cruise.

5. Celebrity Cruises

Celebrity Cruises

Celebrity Cruises offer a wide range of casino games with beautiful and decorative range of pokies machines which are over 237 on the Celebrity Reflection and on their regular casino they have 181 pokies game to offer. The games on offer differ from ship to ship but typically include blackjack, roulette, three card poker, craps and Texas Hold ‘Em. Some games are available on select ships by request, including Baccarat and Let It Ride.

Like other cruise ships the players have royalty programs and cubs to enjoy. If you are a High roller you can join the Blue Chip club which is by invitation. This usually happens after two hours of play daily during the course of your cruise with average hands of at least $50 on blackjack, or $25 on three card poker or Caribbean Stud poker. Players betting $50 a roll on craps or $25 a spin at the roulette table will also qualify, and those betting $5 a spin on the pokies can expect an invite too. As a member to Blue Ship Club you are rewarded with discounts off the cost of future cruises which range from $250 to the entire cost of the cruise.

One another great thing of Celebrity’s casinos is the Fortune casino which allows you to play in the casino wherever you are on the ship even while in international waters. You need to be 18 years and above to play at casino. Gaming operations are performed in U.S. currency. Exchanges are limited to $1,000 USD per person per day.

Celebrity Cruise also have Fortune casino app. This free mobile casino gaming app for your Apple or Android smartphone or tablet lets you play popular casino games while you’re anywhere on the ship as long as it’s in international waters.

  • With this app you can play table games such as Baccarat, Roulette, Caribbean Stud Poker, Black Jack 8 and Single Deck, Texas Hold ‘Em Bonus, and Three Card Poker
  • Pokies including Sphinx, Sun and Moon, Kill the Number, and Keno
  • Video Poker with Improve Your Hand, Double Double Bonus Poker, Jacks or Better, Joker Poker, Deuces Wild, and Quick Draw Stud

All you need is to play with this app is to activate and fund a “virtual wallet” at the ship’s casino desk and you must be at least 18 years old to play

Aren’t these casino cruises the best and enjoyable?