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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

MTV

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

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?

 

 

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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
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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

Ana
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
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.

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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

Stardust

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.

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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?

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The Four Great Winning Stories to Awaken your Guts for Success

Wake up guys…there are stories to tell..the four great winning tales to cherish

1. The well informed bet of Floyd Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather

You know about Floyd Mayweather -one of the most famous boxers in the world. His superb understanding and inside knowledge of sports gave him a special place in sports betting. He is well-informed and through careful calculating Mayweather knows how to place safe bets.

His most famous bet yet was in June 2013, when he put $5.9 million on the Miami Heat in the NBA Eastern Finals. He being a wealthy player and knew exactly what he was doing, by placing a well-informed bet

The Heat lost the sixth playoff game in the series to the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis, and prepared for game 7 against the Pacers again, but this time in Miami. The odds were against the Pacers, and Miami hadn’t lost back-to-back games throughout the finals. The Heat easily won 99 to 76, and Mayweather took home another $5 million.

2. Fred Smith and his Good Blackjack

Fred Smith

Do you know who is Fred Smith? None other than CEO of Fed Ex the global shipping giant.

Smith’s big win story takes place in 1973, when FedEx was just a small, young company with only $5000 in its bank account. Smith got a $24,000 jet fuel bill. If he wouldn’t pay it, no flight would leave the ground. He applied for a loan with General Dynamics and was turned down. Smith realised this was a ‘nothing-more-to-lose’ situation. Either he paid the fuel bill, or FedEx will have to shut down.

Smith withdrew the $5000 from the bank account, and took a flight to Las Vegas. He sat at a Blackjack table and through a lucky streak made it into $27,000. When he got what he needed for the fuel bill he stopped. FedEx was saved from bankruptcy, and the rest is shipping history.

Do you know what he quote to his friend, “If I hadn’t tried, or haven’t won, the result would have been the same. I had nothing to lose – those $5000 alone wouldn’t make a difference.”

3. Big win with Joseph Jagger in Monte carlo

Joseph Jagger

Now this story is very special as it dates back to 1873. Location the Beaux-Arts casino at Monte Carlo, the grand winning happened.

Joseph Jagger was fed up from his work as a mechanical engineer in the cotton industry. His professional experience taught him many things about machines, one thing in particular: some mechanical machines have small imperfections. He applied this understanding to a surprising conclusion – some roulette wheels must have a bias, must not be perfectly balanced.

This tool him off Monte Carlo, six helpers he hired, and sent them to the Beaux-Arts casino to watch and record every winning number on all six roulettes in the house. When he looked at the results it was obvious that one of the six wheels had a bias. Nine specific numbers on one side of the wheel won over and over again, more often than chance can support.

The next day, dressed in his finest attire he walked into the casino and in three straight days of playing that specific roulette with those specific 9 numbers, won $300,000. Remember that this feat of clever conclusion-drawing was in 1873. This sum is the equivalent of $5 million in today’s money. Mr. Jagger placed a well-informed bet, almost risk-free. Careful observation and some basic math dealt him a winning card.

4. Phil Ivey -The Greatest Poker Player

Phil Ivey

Phil Ivey is the best poker player in the world. He has won 10 World Series of Poker bracelets in just 14 years of time frame

Ivey is a master of his own craft. He is the Tiger Woods of poker as not many can beat him, but everyone wants to play against him. One memorable such game was in 2006 in The Wynn Resort hotel in Vegas. The Dallas billionaire Andy Beal just had to play against Ivey. He didn’t care about the money he knew he would lose to the number one poker player in the world – he just wanted to play. They played heads-up Limit Texas Hold’em with stakes at $50,000/$100,000.

No big surprise, Ivey won and took home $16 million after a three-day game. Beal said after that he had a blast, and that Ivey is indeed an amazing poker player.

So what you learnt with these stories.  They were well informed of the games they played and knew when to use their bets and proper strategy. Also most important they all had the will power to fight for win. Which story you liked?

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Which Casino Game Suits Your Personality?

Casino Personality

Do you love playing casino games? Which casino game you like the most and what game makes you a successful winner? The personality of yours speaks in answering all such questions.  According to Henry Tumburin who wrote “Choosing the Right Game for your Personality” in Casino Player Magazine, describes how different personality types influence your choice on casino games.

Tamburin has formulated an intelligent typology which is a system for classifying behaviour based on universal characteristics that casino players could employ in order to determine whether or not the game that they are playing is the one that most suits their personality. He identifies ten personality types and matches them to the corresponding casino games.

1. Extroverts players love Craps

Extroverts are usually outgoing, enjoy being noticed and interacting with other in a social games and they love to play Craps. They have got the stamina to fight for the Big Win. They focus on their goal and determine to succeed.

2. Introverts types love pokies, Video poker, Roulette and mini Baccarat

Introverts are shy, quiet and prefers to play solitary games like pokies, video poker, roulette and mini baccarat. They work hard to follow the game rules and though seems tensed while at play but they keep their smile on. They are generous by nature and are care free and can grow from rags to riches with their confidence.

3. Risk Takers love Progressive slots, Keno, Craps and high stakes games

Risk taker personality loves living and playing on the edge, when it comes to betting they put in significant amounts of money if they feel there is a good chance of winning. They love to even end with a tie for winnings and love to speculate too.

4. Frugal types love Video Poker

Frugal personality hates spending money and wants as much value as possible. As this type of personality is sophisticated they take Vegas games like storm and like to bet on odds just as with their confidence they hope for great wins.

5. Flamboyant player loves Blackjack, Baccarat and Craps

For those who like to attract their stylish appearance they love to play Blackjack, Baccarat and Craps. Sometimes they can be called as too hyper as they are easily bored easily and want new challenges. And even if they lose they forget easily and are back to their table again focusing on next deal.

6. Intuitive love Pokies and Poker

Intuitives love to play pokies and poker games a lot. Be it, Let it ride, Caribean stud three card poker and new generation pokies they always go with their hut feeling to predict the outcomes of bets in these games.

7. Thinking type players love Poker, Blackjack and Video Poker as well as tournaments

Thinking type personalities enjoy poker games, Blackjack and video poker like discerning game play outcomes and employ strategies to win

8. Insightful types love Blackjack and Video Poker

Insightful personality players enjoys putting knowledge and skill into action in order to win in the games like Blackjack and Video Poker

9. Feeling or emotional types love Pokies and Video Poker

This personality flows with their emotions as to what games to pick and bets to make and they love to play Pokies and video poker

10. Competitive types love any casino game Poker games and Pokies tournaments

Competitive personality is quite thrilling and betting is their hobby as they gather strength and skill against any game you give them to play for winning. They will never say no and will definitely take part or think to get involved in casino tournament games too.

Among these personality types you will find some types do overlap and can have more than one traits and love for games. Like for Penny poker players are best describes as “Feeling, Flamboyant and Extrovert” and high value video poker players as “Risk Taking, Thinking, Introverts”.

Now next time when playing at the casino do watch out your personality and choose the game that best suits you and may be you are destined for a millionaire win.

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The 7 Cutest Pokies to Play

The 7 Cutest Pokies to Play

Wanna play the cutest pokies. Here are the seven best to play

1. Teddybear’s Picnic

Teddy Bear Picnic

Teddybear’s Picnic by NextGen Gaming is a perfect pokies with such adorable characters like teddy bear and family, consisting of parents and a precious baby. The 5 reel, 25 payline has the softest and the most adorable images, Wild Symbols and Scatters with free spins.

2. Puppy Love

Puppy Love

Do you love puppies? The puppy love is really adorable pokies from Betsoft. This pokies game has big-eyed canines, look like they will come out of the screen to shower you with love. The 3 D style game has 5 reels and 25 paylines full of cute shape of additional Wild and Scatter symbols.

3. Cutesy Pie

Cutesy Pie

The classic pokies game Cutesy Pie by Microgaming, features the most adorable cartoon panda. With 3 reels, 1 payline and has the basic features with lovely black-and-white bear to hug you.

4. Butterflies

Butterflies

Butterflies pokies by Next Gen Gaming is as colourful and the most beautiful characters of butterfly that fly all over the game. With such wonderful graphics and pleasant sound effects 5 reels and 20 paylines, Wilds, Scatters and Bonus rounds for you to enjoy.

5. Glutters

Glutters

Glutters is very friendly and adorable pokies to play. You can enjoy this pokies with 5 reels, 20 paylines and plenty of features like Wild Symbols, Free Spins and a bonus round to name a few.

6. Sugar Pop

Sugar Pop

Lollipop ..no no it is Sugar pop…This Sugar Pop online pokies is the sweetest pokies with stunning graphic, with magical sounds and all those candies, jelly beans, lollipops, cupcakes are a real jam. This pokies is yummy from Betsoft for the sweetest wins on Earth.

7. Lil Lady

Lil Lady

Lil Lady pokies is created by IGT featuring cute anthropomorphic bugs living in a magic forest. It revolves around a fairy tale story of bugs who are quite friendly in this 40-payline, 5-reel machine that is  filled with bonus features, like Wild Symbols, Scatter Symbols, Free Spins and a Bonus Round to enjoy!

Cute pokies Isn’t it?

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Ocean’s Eleven- Did that happened in Las Vegas?

Las Vegas Casino

Las Vegas and the casino has always been in limelight in some form or the other. Also called the land of sin it the location that attracts everyone. You might be quite interested in playing casino games in Las Vegas but for some it is not affordable. Thanks to online casinos you get a chance to play Las Vegas style pokies at home in your comfort zone with your tech devices be it a PC or mobile or tablet.

Some things apart from the casino games also happen in Las Vegas. That is what is unfolds in Ocean 11. Most of you must have watched this movie on your big screens but many of us are still interested to know what really the show it about.

You must have heard of many casino themed movies but Ocean 11 has been very popular and much in demand. May be that is the reason the original Ocean’s Eleven, a 1960’s movie starring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr, that was remade in 2001 with George Clooney.

You must be wondering what this movie has to do with Las Vegas. It has much to do as the story revolves in robbing three great casinos of Las Vegas and telling us much about casino security.

How the plot was formed?

Danny Ocean is released from prison, the first thing he chooses to do is violate his parole by heading straight to California. There, he meets up with his buddy Rusty Ryan to propose what would ultimately become one of the greatest schemes in casino history. The pair head to Sin City where they meet up with a former casino property kingpin named Reuben Tishkoff, to whom they propose their master plan. The master plan involves robbing three casinos at the same time, including the Bellagio, The Mirage, and MGM Grand.

Will they succeed on their plan?

Reuben who already is familiar with casino security and he wants to take revenge from Terry who is his old rival. But who is Terry? The Bellagio, The Mirage, and MGM Grand are all owned by Terry Benedict

Does Casino Cashier is always having drawers full of money?

Under Nevada law, a casino must have enough money on hand to cover all bets made. So a casino can’t just have a couple million in a vault and hope that people won’t actually win big. Nor can they write IOU’s and pay money the next day. While they can issue checks, casinos must have a ridiculous amount of cash on hand.

Danny Ocean decides that the best night to rob the casinos is the night of a major boxing match. On that night, it’s estimated that there will be more than $150 million in the Bellagio vault alone.

Who is then Ocean 11?

In the movie Danny Ocean needs more money than just Rusty and Reuben. As it was a master plan to rob three casinos simultaneously Danny needs a team of expert criminals to tackle the job. Danny gets to work on recruiting eight guys he’s worked with in the past, all of whom are perfect for the crime. These include: Linus Caldwell, a pickpocket; Frank Catton, a casino employee and conman; Virgil and Turk Malloy, two mechanics who really know what they’re doing; Livingston Dell; an electronics and surveillance maven; Basher Tarr; an expert on explosives; Saul Bloom; an old-school conman; and The Amazing Yen, an acrobat.

But these made nine people in team including Danny. So who are the other two? Watch here! The whole idea of Ocean’s Eleven plan unfolded underneath people’s noses, yet no one really noticed it happening.

So did this really happened?

All this was in a movie right! But yes this can happen as casinos are always the target for robbery and theft. A crime similar to this one did occur at Bellagio but that did not involved 11 people. On December of 2010, a man rode up on a motorcycle to the front of the Bellagio doors, walked right in, headed to a Craps table, and pulled out a pistol, demanding chips. He then fled, wearing a full-face motorcycle helmet. The man was eventually caught trying to unload a bunch of $25k chips to an undercover police officer.

While the story is definitely an interesting one, perhaps even more interesting are some details that came out in court.

On Dec. 11, just a few days before the crime criminal told a Bellagio poker dealer that he would love to pocket some cranberries, a nickname given to the $25,000 chips due to their color.

“Man, how easy would it be to rob a casino?” Carleo said, according to court papers.

Do you know what the dealer said,“Dude, you watch ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ too much. This is real life and this doesn’t happen,”

Apparently, it does. Anthony Carleo the man behind this crime is serving a 9-year sentence for his crime. But this doesn’t ended up in Ocean’s Eleven. It really happens in Las Vegas.