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5 Tips to Stay Profitable When Playing Online Casino Games

Having a huge loss playing online casinos? Worry no more, here are 5 tips to stay profitable when playing online casino games! Spend less, play more Play smart. Don’t rush into gambles and try to win a 1% chance of huge win. If you’re on a $100 budget, don’t play on a minimum stake of […]

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What Are The Tips On Choosing Best Poker Rooms?

One Should Know About The Good Ways To Run An Illegal Poker Room!

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5 Tips to Stay Profitable When Playing Online Casino Games

Having a huge loss playing online casinos? Worry no more, here are 5 tips to stay profitable when playing online casino games! Spend less, play more Play smart. Don’t rush into gambles and try to win a 1% chance of huge win. If you’re on a $100 budget, don’t play on a minimum stake of […]

Daniel Negreanu: Short Biography and Biggest Achievements

What Are The 3 Gambling Tips For Performing Gambling In Las Vegas?

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What Are The Tips On Choosing Best Poker Rooms?

Pkv Games are very popular and played games all around the world. Poker games are exciting as well as the best way to overcome boredom. You can easily play these games online and offline for hours. There are several poker games to be considered from different websites. One can play these games as long as […]

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Daniel Negreanu: Short Biography and Biggest Achievements

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Retro Video Game Review: Castlequest (NES)

With the gaming world full of interactive games there are hundreds of games that are released every year. You have Online Casinos Indonesia and online casinos that are also developing every year allowing this industry to grow even more. We now have Castlequest (NES) which is a really good and fun game that you can try.

Overall Rating: 1.5/5 Stars

Produced by the team of ASCII Entertainment and Nexoft for the 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) home video game console in 1989, Castlequest has an astoundingly in-depth storyline detailed in its instruction manual concerning the usually captured princess in an intricate castle owned by an evil overlord that our heroic white male protagonist must save through a seemingly endless series of foe-vanquishing, key-searching, door-unlocking, trap-avoiding, problem-solving, and general puzzle-platformer hybrid action.

Gameplay

The player controls Prince Rafael, a small but cutesily animated sprite entering an enormous black-background castle of many puzzling rooms. The A button jumps, the B button holds a dagger out that can kill certain enemies that run into it, and the directional pad determines which way he walks. There are dozens upon dozens of rooms to explore, most spanning more than a screen-wide, and actually allowing the player to look back and forth across the room before beginning to actually enter it. Through a long series of getting colored keys, unlocking matching doors, avoiding enemies, using lifts, pushing blocks, making precision jumps, and other classic platforming challenges, Rafael must reach the Fairies and Princess Margarita.

The playstyle is similar to Solomon’s Key, though more expansive and not confined to a single screen at a time per challenge. The player is given 50 lives to start out with, which is never a good sign. Also, certain commands entered on the second controller allow the player to restart a room or go back a room entirely since it is very possible to get stuck. Using a key at the wrong time can actually make the game impossible to continue. Even the instruction booklet says that this can be a “very difficult game.” In some ways, this is a simple title: There is no time limit, so you can take your time, and tackle everything as you see fit and ready to. You are also encouraged to create your own map for your progress. On the other side of the coin, though, this truly is a tedious, arduous, monumental task, if the goal is true completion.

Graphics

The laterally oriented tile-based graphics look nice enough, somewhat like a harmless old shareware PC game like F. Godmom or similar. The animations are simple, clean-cut, though a little stilted in the case of some of the lifts, which actually affects gameplay as the player must wait, patiently, slowly, for a while before being able to board or exit. The keys and doors certainly are different colors, and at least there are no flickering or slowdown issues to be found in the abyss of the Castlequest.

Sound

The sound effects are quick, basic, one-channel, little buzzes and beeps and things. The background music is a somewhat watered-down, repetitive ditty that grows old quickly and can be annoying. While it does utilize a couple of channels of synth, it is not a skillfully composed track and does not do much for the inspiration.

Originality

Castlequest, in a sense, can be thought of as a conglomeration of other platformers but without retaining any true sense of provocative identity. It evokes the era and grueling quest of Gauntlet, but without the frenzied action and tense survival. It presents the side-view platformer level-by-level puzzling of Fire ‘n’ Ice, but without the carefully crafted, well-planned challenge of each room, being seemingly much more haphazard in nature. It has the back-and-forth, multi-level traveling of Mighty Bomb Jack or Mappy-Land, but without the more imaginative combat or stage objectives. It has some of the feels of a dungeon crawler, but completely devoid of any developing RPG elements or otherwise. This is a flat, overworked, treadmill of a game, that finds the matching key for a star and a half out of five.

Duke Nukem Forever Review

Well maybe ‘dead’ is a bit much but the series has pretty much breathed its last with the release of the long awaited Duke Nukem Forever. As many know the game has been in the works for the past 14 years for quite a few reasons and many never expected it to actually be released. I was shocked at first to see all the scathing review I saw coming in all unanimously giving it a poor rating. I thought “It can’t possible be that bad for a game 14 years in the making.” Boy, was I wrong.

Here’s the short and blunt version: It sucks.

Here’s the long version: It is certainly not the worst game ever created but it’s not a true Duke Nukem title. It’s more like a Duke Nukem title after another developer picks it up and screws up the formula that made the originals so good.

Here are just a couple of things Gearbox allegedly got wrong:

Crappy dedicated server support

I believe this post summarizes it best:

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It’s always sad to see a strong modding community get kicked in the nuts this way. When you limit a PC game from having mod capabilities or even basic admin capabilities you are shooting your game in the foot. Take notes Gearbox.

It’s not finished

The game allegedly has far too many features that are poorly executed. The multiplayer has horrible lag to the point of being unplayable due to poor netcode. The gameplay isn’t satisfying and it’s clunky. A game 14 years in the making should not feel like it was churned out in under a year.

It’s another CoD clone

That’s right. This is the biggest mistake of them all. Publishers and developers really need to stop trying to cash in on the success of Call of Duty with its limited weapons system, regenerating health and linear shooting gallery style of gameplay. Duke Nukem was never any of those things to begin with and they took a huge dump on all of Duke’s fans the minute they tried to conform to the horrible standards that CoD has put in place for the FPS genre.

The graphics suck

It’s perfectly fine that it uses an outdated engine. Duke Nukem has never been about graphics (this isn’t Crysis we’re talking about here) but regardless of whether it uses an old or new engine (even old ones can still look amazing nowadays) the graphics are just plain painful to look at; a good example being the fire effects. They’re horrible by today’s standards. The models are chunky and the lightning is liquid looking and spotty. There is a huge difference between a simple looking game and a bad looking game. DNF simply looks bad; plain and simple.

It’s easy, linear-tastic and not epic whatsoever

Does this need explanation? Watch any gameplay video on Youtube. Duke Nukem is allowed to be somewhat linear but this is just ridiculous. There is no challenge involved whatsoever. You can also see that pkv games are amazing graphics, design and gameplay. It got all the things that you are looking for in a game. The website also offers you wide variety of games. Hence, you will never run out of games to play. So it is really advisable that you check on this game.

The PC version seems to be getting more positive reviews than the console version but at the end of the day the real lesson learned is that you shouldn’t ever take 14 years to release a game. No matter what the reason is, it’s simply not going to be met with open arms by the gaming community like it would have been if it had been released on time.

To be honest, I wasn’t looking forward to it anyway. The Duke Nukem series has always been awesome but I think everyone said their goodbyes years ago when it seemed like this sequel wasn’t coming. Some people will find this game perfectly entertaining, but CoD fanboys won’t and Duke fans certainly won’t. I respect 2K games and always have (they even sent a fan package to one LPer who got a strike on his Youtube account for doing an LP of DNF. They even had the strike removed.) but Gearbox I do not. 3D Realms could have made this game the shining gem among junk it was supposed to be.

X-Box 360 Controller Modding

Alright, so the X-Box Elite came out, and for some reason, the consumer part of me desired a black controller. Jimmers, my roommate, and I discussed the topic, but never in any real detail. That was until the other day when he was looking at modded controllers you can buy off of a site with cool LEDs and such.

I thought a moment and then looked to him and gave him that same smirk I always do when I get in the mood. NOT THAT MOOD YOU SICKOS! I meant the mood to mod. So, I ran upstairs, grabbed my wireless controller, and went about planning what to do with Jimmers.

Well, Jimmers and I knew I wanted a black controller, but not all black, as we were going to leave the piece where the headset plugs into gray, but we decided that was a trivial detail. I knew I wanted the LEDs, and I wanted it bad. So, I decided that we would take the controller apart, and see what we had to work with as far as room went.

One problem, the Wireless controller uses a hexi-phillips screwdriver, one that we didn’t have at the moment, so I walked upstairs defeated, until Jimmers mentioned that maybe the wired controller had regular Phillips, so I checked, and indeed it did!

(The pictures included are separated by four pictures. Each picture is a figure, reading left to right, top to down. Figure 1 is a picture of the typical white wire controller.)

So it would seem we were back in business. Now… to take the controller apart, one must know that there are seven screws on the bottom of an x-box controller. (See Figure 2) There is a small barcode sticker, and beneath it, is the seventh screw.

The sticker is the main part of the controller which serves as proof for the worthiness of X-Box 360 and has proved to be a game changer for Pkv games and is one of the most preferred parts and the screws hold the battery underneath together.

NOTE!

REMOVING THAT BARCODE STICKER WILL VOID ANY WARRANTEE YOU MAY HAVE ON THE DEVICE!

Now… with that said, because frankly I could care less, use a knife to cut the hole where the screw is, or do what I did and remove the sticker entirely. Now, all the screws are visible (Figure 3) and we can take it apart. Once unscrewed, you should get something like Figure 4. And then go ahead and continue gently separating the innards of the controller. (Figure 5) MAKE SURE YOU REMEMBER WHERE EVERYTHING GOES!!!

As you can see in Figure 6, I went outside and set what I wanted to paint out. Let me say now, that if you use plastic die, it turns out much better, and lasts a long time. Spray-paint WILL flake and rub off. But let me save you some time. Painting the triggers is not worth it. As I painted everything black, and realized I didn’t want to paint the triggers because I would have to take the assembly apart.

So… again, let me save you time. I painted the bumpers black… and gave them several coats… then in the end repainted them white. Do not paint the bumpers… leave them be. Instead paint the rest of the case black, like in Figure 7, except paint the D-Pad, and the grey boomer-rang shaped piece from the bottom of the controller white.

I paint several coats and then seal it with a matte clear finish, because honestly everyone seals their works in glossy, and as much as I want this controller to look good, I do not want it looking like you can use it a little.

Whilst the paint dries, and in between coats, Jimmers and I attempted to figure out the LED project. Okay, we used LED’s from a Christmas tree string that he had got, so as far as telling you what voltage they were, or even what resistors they needed, it was a guess on our part. However, never fear you can find places on the internet that tell you what resisters you need and such.

4 white LEDs for this project need a resistor of 22 Ohms, whilst 6 Red LEDs need a resistor of 25 Ohms. We used color specific LEDs, which I recommend, for the buttons. We tested them on a power supply from a computer, hooking the positive wires to the red wire leading to a standard four pin power supply adapter, and the negative to the black wire in the same adapter.

Found out that all the LEDs in one series (Meaning wired all together) would not be powered. So… we split them up, and placed the blue LED for the X button, and the green LED for the center X box logo together, placed the green LED for the A button and the yellow LED for the Y button together, then the Red LED alone.

Now we have three series, two with two LEDs, and one with one. The Yellow and Green series lit up wonderfully, and the Blue and Green series lit up a little dimmer because of the intensity of power needed for the colors, but not badly.

After this, I went outside, and applied the final coat of mat finish, which was my second one, after three coats of black, and I got my finished project. Went back inside, and Jimmy and I worked on a resistor for the single red LED. Now… since it was the only light in that series, we were going to have to dampen the power. You can go online, which is what we did, and figure out, what resistor you need for a red LED. After soldering the resister on, it looked fantastic.

Next, I had to figure out how to light the buttons the way I wanted. So, I took them (Figure 8) and drilled out the center white piece, the plastic that actually hits the button inside the controller, with my dremel, until only the letter was visible at the bottom, still full of whit plastic, but nothing else.

This took time, and patience, as I spent an hour on all four buttons. Now that the plastic was gone, I had to figure out a way to get them to make connection with the button pad inside. So, one site recommended, after wiring, submerging the button in hot glue, which I did after I soldered the wires.

The LED, on the inside, is separated into two pieces of metal. The smaller one is the positive, and the larger is negative, or ground. I wired a positive to one of the series’ LEDs, to the center of the controller, and a positive wire from the negative of the first LED to the positive of the second. Then we wired the ground wire from the negative of the second to the center of the controller.

Likewise with the second LED series, just a different color for the positive wire. With the lone red LED, I cut the positive wire in half, and placed the resistor in the middle of it. Then, I had the ground go to the center of the controller.

First I cut a notch into the side of the button so that the wires can come through without interrupting the buttons function, and remain out of the way.

Then, I placed a little hot glue in the bottom of the button, set the light in, the totally submerged the button. Using the end of an X-acto knife, as soon as I could, I packed down the glue, and then I twisted the handle so the glue came unattached from the bottom of the knife, cleaning it, and doing it all over with the other buttons, five buttons total.

In Figure 9, you can see the wired LEDs, in the glued buttons. Also… you see the wire mess. For the Ground wires, or negative, I used black wires on all the series. For the Positive, or hot wires, I used a different color for each series.

In the Figure 10, you can see I grouped the ground wires, and the positive wires from all three series, and soldered them.

Before putting everything together, I tested the lights on the controller board. The ground wires are going to be soldered on the black wire of the power from the X-Box controller, and the red wire, on the opposite side, was where the positive wires were to be installed. As you can see in Figure 11, it worked. EUREKA!

So, carefully, and very irritated, I placed the controller back together, and then the piece was finished. I had to see if all the buttons worked, as I may have missed something, so I tested it on Halo 3 Beta, and it worked wonderfully. As you can see in the final three Figures, that is my finished product.

Have fun with this mod, it is a lot of work, but totally worth it!

Expert’s Guide for How to Read Poker Tells

With the increase in the popularity of the game of poker both online( with websites like buktiqq) and at physical casinos, everyone is trying to find a way to get an advantage on their opponents. On television, during broadcasts of poker tournaments and the World Series Of Poker, you will see opponents talking to each other. They are trying various ways to read their opponents. It’s not always the person that has the best hand that wins at a poker table. It’s the person who can read their opponents and has a hand that is just good enough to defeat the players that are left in the hand. At other times the key to winning is being able to know that even though you have a great hand that it just isn’t quite good enough. If you can do this, you will save yourself a lot of chips in a poker tournament. The best way to do this is by learning the “tells” of your opponents.

I have been a card player for almost twenty years now. Not all of it has been playing poker. I also play a card game called a bridge. Some view this as the game just played by old ladies. In the end, though, it helps you learn card to play which can help you learn the tells of your opponents in poker. I’ve been playing poker now in home games for five years, and feel I have become very good, if not an expert at reading the tells of my opponents. This comes from developing a strong card sense, and by knowing your opposition. Here are some tips to help players when dealing with many of the basic tells at a poker table.

Study Your Opponents- This is the tip I will give you that you must learn if you want to be successful. If you are at a tournament you won’t have a lot of time to study them ahead of time, because you won’t have time to observe the table before you are seated. Of course, if you have played any of your opponents in the past, try to remember what you know about them. Otherwise, study their betting styles and mannerisms. This means even if you are out of a hand, play close attention to what is going on at the table. Notice what types of hands they talk with, and how they bet holding certain hands. Poker players tend to develop a style and have trouble pulling themselves away from it. If you can discover the styles of your opponents at the table while watching a hand after you have folded you can use that to your advantage. Keep in mind that many skillful players will alter their styles once in a while to throw you off, but if you watch closely you will be able to determine when they are doing this as well. Of course, if you are playing in a money game at a casino, my strongest advice is to watch the table before joining so you have an idea of what styles the players at the table have.

The home game can be an interesting challenge for studying styles. Many players will concentrate on throwing their opponents off, by making unusual bets and plays that differ from their normal style. This is because they play with the same people so often they realize it’s easier for their opponents to learn their style. Regardless of how hard they try to disguise it though, if you watch them closely they will fall into a certain style of play the majority of the time.

Signs of strong hands- There are several tells that are pretty standard that can clue you into the fact that your opponent has a strong hand. If when placing a bet their hand is shaking this is a good indicator of some anxiety. The most common cause of anxiety is having a good hand that they are playing. Another sign of a good hand is if they start counting their chips after being dealt their hand. They are determining how much they have to push the bettering against their opponents. With a weaker hand, the number of chips they have usually won’t matter because they won’t stay very long. A final clue that might tip you off about your opponent having a strong hand is they will look very disinterested. Believe me, just because they only look at their hand once doesn’t mean they don’t know what they have. Odds are it’s a good enough hand it’s easily memorized and they don’t need to see it again to remember it. Especially if they stop looking after the flop or turn, there is a good chance they have flopped the nut hand and are hoping you underestimate their lack of concentration.

Signs Of Weak Hands- Of course there are also signs of weak hands when your opponent is trying to bluff to steal the hand. These are valuable to know because if you can catch them in a bluff you can win big with a moderate hand. Yet, if you are wrong you will lose big. The first tip is fast play quite often indicates a weaker hand. They are trying to indicate a position of strength to chase opponents out. This happens quite often when they are one of the first to bet on a hand. They will quite often become less talkative at the table as well. They don’t want to let you pick up anything from the inflection of their voice. It’s more common for nervousness to show in a voice than confidence, which is why people are less likely to talk with weak hands and more likely with strong hands. The final sign of a weak hand is constantly looking at their hand. They probably are on a draw and are trying to calculate pot odds while determining their number of outs.

Of course, poker isn’t an exact science. The truly skillful players are also aware of all these tells and will reverse them and change their styles several times a game. That is why the first tip is so important. If you know your opponent, then you know their tendencies. Remember, no system is foolproof in poker, but these tips are a good guideline for helping you as a beginning player to learn the common tells that you will see from your opponents at a poker table. I’ve played a lot of hands of poker, and I’ll be the first to admit I’m not always right. The key is to be right more often than you are wrong and you will be well on your way towards becoming an advanced poker player.

Don’t Play the Slot Machines at Casinos – Look Under Them!

Some readers may know that I once dabbled in designing slot machine video theme games and bonus rounds. I actually had Non-Disclosure Agreements with three of the largest slot machine manufacturers in the world. But it was hard work and the paychecks were few and far between.

However, as the technology continued to leap forward at blinding speed, it was just taking up too much time for a freelance outsider to keep abreast of developments in order to produce competitive designs. So I gave it up, and now look at what I’m doing! Now I’m more into situs judi online which is the best online casino website that is out there. You will find some of the best and interesting games including card games, slot machine games, that you can try. 

Nonetheless, I continue to have several friends and associates in that industry and during a recent trip to visit my money in Atlantic City I became aware of the following:

Nearly $20,000 coins, gambling tokens, and even paper currency notes, including a $100 bill, were discovered as slot machines and other gaming paraphernalia were removed from the 79,802 square foot Sands Casino in Atlantic City in 2017 as the property was awaiting a date with the wrecking ball.

The Sands, at Indiana Avenue and Brighton Park, was Atlantic City’s smallest casino. It was purchased on November 17, 2006, by Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. of Las Vegas and, at this writing, is in the process of being demolished to make way for a Las Vegas-style $1.5 billion resort.

The closed casino is part of a complex which once had more than 2,000 people on its payroll, and includes a 623-room hotel and six restaurants. During its lifetime the Sands proffered between 2,100 to 2,450 slot machines and ninety-three table games for patrons. Frank Sinatra and his Rat Pack buddies played there.

The bulk of the cache, mostly in loose change ranging from dimes through half dollars, apparently accumulated from overflow spills of full coin catching bins inside the machines with open frame bottoms. The errant change made its way into the narrow space between the sides and bottoms of the machines and the cabinets they sat on (nothing like that ever happened with machines I designed!)

Some coins were also found between the teller counters in the coin redemption booth. Among them were a number of 40% and 90% Kennedy halves, and the speculation is they didn’t fall there but were deliberately dropped there by an employee who intended to eventually retrieve them, but for some reason never got to.

A lesser amount of coins and gaming tokens were found under the carpeting near the elevators in the casino and hotel as well as various nooks and crannies in the property’s six restaurants.

A long-time friend at Harrah’s Casino, and familiar with the Sands operation, told me that despite the widely-practiced industry policy of moving, rotating, and replacing slot machines on a fairly regular basis, the windfall hoard under the slot machines appeared to have escaped detection for several years.

However, he dismissed widely circulating local rumors that the slot machines in the Sands had not been moved in more than 30 years.

“That’s incredible. First of all, the Sands opened its doors as a functioning casino-hotel in Atlantic City 26 years ago. Second, the technological advancement in electronic and video screen graphics, interactive bonus rounds and slots that no longer accept coins, has jumped in leaps and bounds since the mid-1990s. No casino could have operated as long as the Sands did with old equipment. Machines had to be replaced.”

The generation of slot machines that populate casino floors in Atlantic City, Las Vegas, and elsewhere, are a few generations removed from what was state-of-the-art just seven years ago. And those slots, even the “older” ones in the Sands, were generations away from the once-popular mechanical machines. A second casino official pointed out that it would be mind-boggling to think a casino didn’t regularly replace its old machines with equipment offering new styles and advancements.

“So how did all this loot escape detection? Anyone in the business knows that before the era of ‘coinless’ casinos, small amounts of overflow change sometimes slipped between the slot machine’s open frame bottom and the stand or cabinet,” he pointed out.

The ‘coinless’ casino era began in Atlantic City in December 2001, when Park Place Entertainment, at the time owners and operators of Bally’s, Caesars, Hilton, and Claridge became the first area casino to introduce the EZ PayTM paper voucher slot payout technology system.

In June 2003 the New Jersey Casino Commission approved incorporating coinless gaming into Atlantic City’s dozen casinos. Less than a month later the Borgata Casino Hotel opened there and became the first U.S. casino to completely eliminate the traditional use of coins in its several hundred slot machines.

‘Coinless’ slot machines do not pay players with coins. Instead, paper vouchers are ejected from the machine when a player wants to “cash out.”.

Adding further to the mystery of the Sands hoard, players have not been able to purchase coins (or tokens) in Atlantic City casinos for the last few years. All slot machine play is conducted with paper: currency when starting, and casino vouchers when cashing out. The paper voucher cash out system is universally used in Atlantic City and a majority of casinos throughout the country.

The result is that it is very unlikely we will be thrilled by a future Ted Binion-style hoard of $100,000+ in real silver dollars. Binion’s Morgan and Peace dollars came right from the world-famous Binion’s Horseshoe Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas which he inherited from his father.

Actually, that day has already been here for some time. During research for a story about tokens a few years ago, this writer was unable to find a single casino using U.S. $1 coins among the more than 20 casinos contacted. At the time they were all using their own imprinted metal tokens.

Jack Jackson, a former casino executive and Las Vegas history buff explained why casinos turned to tokens:

“The last all silver dollar size coins (Morgans and Peace dollars) virtually vanished from casino play when the U.S. removed all silver from dimes, quarters and halves in 1965 and the price of silver began its climb upward from the $1.29 an ounce where it had been since anyone could remember. There were a few years there when you could still get lucky and find a real silver dollar now and then. But for the most part, they were gone.

“The clad Ike dollar’s short-lived run from 1971-78 did little to meet the demand, but the introduction of the smaller size Susan B. Anthony dollar was the last straw. Casinos went all out and opted for their own, same-size tokens. The thinking was the casinos had to control their own destiny as far as this denomination went and depend on the whim of the government to know if there would be another break in minting the cartwheels, as there was from the last Peace dollar in 1935 till the first Ike in 1971.

Most important, tokens would always be the same size, eliminating the need to retool or adjust slot machines to take whatever size dollar coin the government bureaucrats decided they wanted.”

Jackson said that the use of half dollar tokens came about partially because over the years there has been a lot of talk about eliminating the half dollar coin. “Nobody in the casino business wanted to get blindsided and have to retool their half dollar machines, so some slot machine manufacturers began offering machines that could accept half dollar size tokens.”

Even with the paper voucher system, a limited number of casinos continue using tokens to some degree for various denominations. As of August 2003, Harrah’s, for instance, was the only casino in Atlantic City still using U.S. half dollars in its machines. All others use a half dollar size token. By the end of 2003, The Sands, and all Atlantic City casinos, had totally eliminated the sale and distribution of coins to casino patrons.

Hotel Review: Circus Circus Hotel and Casino Las Vegas

On a recent vacation to the Las Vegas strip, I had the privilege of staying at the Circus Circus Hotel and Casino. Little did I know, my bar of decency would be challenged by an old, rusty, out-of-date room and horrid amenities? Moreover, the casino was not that good as well, this is why I tried 카지노 사이트 추천 which was a much better alternative to the casino there. 

Living in Las Vegas, we rarely actually visit the strip; so, when I planned a recent surprise mini-vacation for my 10-year olds birthday what better choice for the stay than the Circus Circus. This hotel is notorious for its child-like atmosphere and abundant activities. What we found nearly ruined our vacation.

Our first problems started at the check-in lines which were horrendous. After forty-five minutes of waiting in line, we finally checked in and received the key to our modest Manor room with no apologies for the wait. Mind you, we were checking in on a Tuesday. This was not a Friday or Saturday, notoriously busy nights in Las Vegas.

As if that experience wasn’t enough, upon entering our room which was situated across the street from the main hotel, we were punched in the face with the old adage, “You get what you pay for!” The Manor room was booked for right under $54.00 per night and a Super 8 motel offers better amenities. The décor was old, worn and dated. The mattresses on the two queen beds rose only 2 feet from the floor and there were cobwebs and stains on the walls. This room truly was not what I had expected from shiny Las Vegas. We put up with the digs until I tried to bathe my 3-year-olds and found the bathroom fixtures rusted and broken. This final straw led me straight to the front office.

My visit to the front office was a pleasant highlight of the previous events. The office manager was understanding and accommodating even amidst my enraged banter. We were immediately moved to a room in the West Tower which retails for a little more than $100.00 per night for no additional charge.

The main hotel room in the West Tower of the Circus Circus Hotel and Casino was much closer to what I had expected. The décor was clean and refreshing with the slight air of the Circus Circus themes throughout. The bathroom was remodeled with granite countertops and a granite shower stall. The fixtures were bright and shiny and there was certainly no stains or cobwebs insight. The beds were both of normal height and I was finally on vacation.

The Circus Circus Hotel and Casino offers a circus-style atmosphere for the kid in all of us no matter our age. One of the main attractions is the in house circus acts. These acts are all the rage and as a family of kids, we were eagerly awaiting the chance to see a show. We gathered ourselves and headed off to the midway where the circus acts are performed and saw a crowd forming in the stadium seating. We collected our seats and waited for the show. We waited and waited. Oh, and waited, one hour to be exact. A woman behind us even said, “This show better be GREAT!” Finally, the act came to the stage. A woman dressed in velvet and sequins would be performing balancing acts on a circle twenty feet in the air. We were amazed. The act was beautiful for the eight minutes it lasted. Then, the stage was clear and a clock brought out where the act had just stood. Fifteen minutes until the next act. To put it plainly I must quote a patron of the Circus Circus, “You have got to be kiddin’ me!” This trip would have to get better than this.

To finish my review of the Circus Circus let us just say that the time we spent there was full of disappointment. To hit all the main points…

The hotel rooms are older and worn.

You have to pay for great accommodations to get good ones.

Nothing is included in the room price. No food discounts or cool Las Vegas coupons.

The circus acts are lame and overstated.

The midway is fun and energetic but wildly overpriced.

The Circus Circus Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV is one hotel I hope to never have to stay with again. I was truly disappointed at every turn and taken aback by the overpriced nature of everything from a cup of coffee to a Krispy Kreme donut. The hotel left me feeling spent in more ways than the obvious and at the end of the vacation I was happy to walk through my front door. The Circus Circus Hotel and Casino barely rate one out of five stars.

Take a Trip: Casino’s Great For a Bad Economy?

Even though the economy is almost in shambles, and falling more and more in trouble as the days prolong the feeling of an inevitable depression. I found some clarity in a slight vacation last weekend. The casinos are only thirty minutes from my new house. Even though it was a Monday night, the urge to get out and have a good time had set in after a long weekend of moving. It ended up being a reminder of just how nice vacation to a casino can be, even in rough times which is why casinos and online casinos like 먹튀검증 are considered to be really good for a bad economy. Well, if you are having second thoughts about that then you can read the following article and see for yourself why these casinos are really effective as you deal with a bad economy.

Gambling isn’t for everyone, but there are ways to look at the trip as more than just throwing your money away at a game that’s made to benefit the company running it. The fact is vacationed in any sense cost money. They aren’t cheap, even a camping trip ends up running up on the bill. There are ways to have fairly inexpensive fun within a casino. Casinos want to keep their customers happy at all costs. They give free drinks while you’re playing, all you have to do is tip your waitress $1 per drink. Anyone who goes to any bar knows that a five drink tab is going to run $50, and who only buys five drinks. You take $40 to a casino table game and if you pick the right one you can make it last for at least 30 to 40 mins without winning a single bet. Even waiting for a seat at a table you get free drinks. At a nicer casino, you will typically get a free comped meal for two if you sit at any table for 30 mins. At dinner, that’s a $30 value. You’ve drunk at least two drinks and got two free meals for $40. I’d say you didn’t really do too much gambling for your money at that point. Sitting at a low limit slot machine, you can play for two hours easily and get a free comp meal for two.

When you go on any vacation, you will spend anywhere from $50 – $150 per night in a hotel. At a casino during the week, shopping around prices you will find a room for $40 per night. And the casinos do not let up any on their costs for their hotels. They provide luxury at any level. Customer satisfaction is number one, especially in a time of a bad economy. Once you’ve stayed a couple of times, the casinos will begin offering you free stays, very cheap flights with stay included packages, and free money to play with when you come back. There is a clear value factor to compare a vacation to a casino as to say a vacation at a beach. They are completely different atmospheres, but the casino trip if the managed right could save anywhere from $150 to $500 dollars, right around 35% of your typical vacation spending. That’s when you’ve lost every time you’ve played. The casino option actually does leave an option for you to come home victorious.

I ended up spending about $80 and had the time of my life. Long Island’s were perfect, not too strong and not too weak. The place was packed, even on Monday. They even had a great bar to sit and watch the game. If you are someone who enjoys the nightlife and interacting in a social atmosphere, the casino will suit you as comfortable and fun. If you are someone who enjoys the luxury of life and service at it’s best, then you will love a vacation to a casino. Make sure it is a popular one, because the nicer the place the better the deals they will be able to give you in the long run.

My Biggest Secret: I Am a Teenage Gambling Addict

Bright futures always wait for me, for I am an elementary valedictorian; wise, clever, intelligent, intellectual and hard working boy; making my self one of those great students of my time.

Notwithstanding, due by the influence of my family; a gambler father, brothers and sister, I can only comprehend to them by doing such things too. 

When my cousins play cards, curiosity struck me. I joined them at a young age. I could never forget, of why destiny let me win that time being as first-timer. I feel much happier, even for that small amount. Over time, this passion of mine increased and I started with online pokerv. This is where I started betting online on different games and played several online games that were equally engaging. 

I do always think this way; If they could why not me? So I started massive gambling at that time. Playing here, playing there, playing anywhere, knowing that my playmates are all at the stage of parenthood.

Every time I play gambling, I always cheat, lied, and steal to have money, betting an amount which doesn’t belong to me, burning my young soul to the fire of hell.

Those vice get even more worse that I couldn’t quit for it. I think something tied up my mind. I tried to pull it out, but I couldn’t.

It ruined my whole life now. My bright future becomes dull- I made silly things in order to keep it alive, I had cutting classes just to play it, I dropped almost all of my subjects and again I lied, I cheat, I steal.

Yes, I need an advice for that time, for I’m lost in the dark. I need someone to pull me out there. Until I realized that we have our own deity, yes he throws abundance of light unto me, saving me from that worst nightmare.

I have the calmness of my mind at that time, I stopped those vices. I am now at the hand of my divinity.

I planned too many good deeds, not only for me but for my whole family. I am changing now. But another big problem struck my life again, my handicap father; who was at bed for several years due to high blood pressure, got unto the hospital again for his illness gave him to many complications; lungs, heart, brain, and the worst of all is in his kidney, making him comatose at the hospital.

Anyone glancing his way would have seen no change in his appearance. His eyes were still closed and he breathed with the regularity of sleep. He did not even stir. Nonetheless, he was awake. There was a time when I have to mumble on the conscious part of his brain saying, it may never happen if we have money for those times that we have nothing at all. I prayed and prayed for the revival of his health until he lost his pitting breath.

I do say to my self, I need to become one of those rich people even of my age right now. To do that thing I need to think of something that will immediately make me like those. Gambling may be the answer: when I will bet money for the lottery, maybe I could win and I will become wealthy. In the beginning, I played only a small amount next was double, again and again, but I didn’t win even a single centavo. All my money had gone. So I decided to lie, cheat and steal again for that silly thing-gambling.

It made me even worst, I am now betting five times or more than the usual way. I now steal a bigger amount from the piggy bank of my mother-again and again and again.

I do promise to return that money that I steal after I will win to that lottery. But I didn’t. I lose over and over again, making that quantity bigger and bigger until it had gone to such a sum that I couldn’t pay.

Yes, there is always plenty of time to stop. But this chain of addiction got me up. Destroying my future, keeping it far away from me.

Better than I am 15 when I’ve been addicted to gambling because there so much time to sow. Just always remember that the first time always lasts a lifetime, that you could not easily stop it.

My secret is always a secret for me; even the world will know, it for I am the one who suffered its consequences and I’m the one who makes it happened.

4 Best Places To Watch Ncaa Tournament In Las Vegas

Las Vegas has always been the best place to watch the NCAA Tournament. Where else can you find hundreds of TV’s on one wall and betting windows just beneath them? Every casino has a version of an NCAA Tournament Party but there are five parties that stand out above the rest.

Hard Rock Goes above and beyond with NCAA Tournament Pool Party.

Only the Hard Rock could combine their outrageous pool party with the NCAA Tournament. The Hard Rock is turning it’s pool area into an all out NCAA Tournament Viewing party. Starting Thursday morning the festivities begin in the pool area and will carry on through the last games of the night. There will be VIP cabanas available and bottle service, along with the usual craziness that ensues at a Hard Rock party in the pool area. One more unique aspect of the pool party will be swim up blackjasck in the pool. The weather is expected to be 76 on Thursday and then a little more chilly the rest of the weekend.

If the pool isn’t to your liking, there will be several alternative viewing areas throughout the casino. The center bar will always be packed and a great place to watch the games. The center bar is also not to far from the betting windows and the sportsbook. Wasted Space will be open for later games to handle the overflow crowds if necessary. Different Pkv Games can be played through the players with confort and convenience. The registration of the players will be simple for the players. After the registration over the server, the players will have access over the games.

South Point knows how to throw an NCAA Tournament Party.

The South Point knows how to throw a party and the NCAA Tournament is no different. This year the NCAA Tournament Party will be held in the South Point’s Grand Ballroom. The NCAA Tournament Party will be hosted by former college standouts Jerome “Junk Yard Dog” Williams of Georgetown and UCLA Tournament winner Ed O’Bannon.

The NCAA Tournament Party will also feature convenient betting windows right in the Grand Ballroom and cheap eats like dollar hot dogs and $2.50 Bud Lites. The South Point always has one of the best Monday Night Football Parties and the NCAA Tournament follows the same successful formula.

Las Vegas Hilton is old school Las Vegas NCAA Tournament fun.

The Las Vegas Hilton Superbook has long been the standard as the best sportsbook in Las Vegas. The NCAA Tournament Party is designed just as their Sunday NFL parties in the showroom. There will be plenty of huge HD televisions, plenty of alcohol and cheap eats. The Las Vegas Hilton will also have prizes including a free shirt for any twenty dollar wager.

The Las Vegas Hilton Superbook will also have plenty of viewing areas for the over flow of NCAA Tournament viewing crowd. Inside the showroom there will also be convenient betting windows so the bettors won’t have to walk to the other side of the casino to place a wager.

Monte Carlo The Pub boasts HD televisions galore  amp; plenty of fresh brew.

Monte Carlo’s The Pub will host a big NCAA Tournament Party in their spacious digs. The Pub always host one of the largest Monday Night Football Parties in Las Vegas and will follow the same formula. The Pub will not have betting windows in the bar area and it is about a 2500 foot walk to the sportsbook. The Pub boasts a nice selection of beer on tap and there will be food available also.

All casinos will have a version of an NCAA Tournament Party just ask any of your favorite casinos. If drinking, Designated Drivers, a non-profit agency that will get you and your car home in one piece.

Deadwood, South Dakota; Things To Do And See In The Black Hills

If you are going to South Dakota your trip will be incomplete if you don’t stop in Deadwood in the Black Hills. When we were told that the entire town was on the National Register of Historic Places we knew we had to see it.

In it’s heyday during the Black Hills Gold Rush, Deadwood was a hub of gambling activity. Many colorful Old West characters passed through or stayed in this now historic town. The legends surrounding Deadwood are as numerous as the tumbleweed on the landscape. Today, about 2 million visitors visit this Black Hills town annually. If you are thinking of joining them here are a few things that you might want to see and do.

Deadwood, South Dakota; Things to See and Do #1 Gambling

This town is true to its Black Hills roots. There are many casinos and gambling halls. Miss Kitty’s is right on Main St. Home of the Chinatown Caf├⌐ they have a full bar and gaming floor. Another popular Main St. is Hickok’s Hotel and Casino. Named for the famous Wild Bill Hickok, the casino offers slots, card games, hotel rooms, arcade and more. You can also play Pkv games in this area. Most of the people who go to this place find it very interesting to play games.

Deadwood, South Dakota; Things to See and Do #2 Tours

Tours are a great way to learn more about the history and culture of this famous town. Two tour possibilities are Kevin Costner’s Original Deadwood Tour and Black Hills Discovery Tours. Both of these offer tours of Deadwood and the Black Hills. Prices vary. Contact the tour companies by clicking the links above.

Deadwood, South Dakota; Things to See and Do #3 Attractions

There are so many historic attractions in the Black Hills and Deadwood that it’s hard to know where to begin. One of the most prominent houses in the area is the historic Adams House. This was once known as the grandest house west of the Mississippi River. At different times this was a home and a bed and breakfast before becoming a museum.

In the Black Hills, about 3 miles from town in Lead, SD you’ll find Homestake Gold Mine Visitor Center. The mine was shut down as recently as 2002. The visitor center gives a fascinating recount of the community of Lead and the power of the mine.

Deadwood, South Dakota; Things to See and Do #4 Dining

We were told at the SD Welcome Center that at one time, Deadwood had one of the largest Chinese populations outside of California. For this reason the Miss Kitty’s Casino mentioned above offers great Chinese food. Other choices in the Black Hills include Mustang Sally’s which is an American style grill and bar, the Oyster Bay Restaurant, Tin Lizzie’s and others. There is no shortage of dining options to fit any taste and budget. Try the link above for a restaurant guide for the Black Hills of South Dakota.

Deadwood, South Dakota; Things to See and Do #5 Lodging

Lodging choices range from the Super 8 to the historic. There are bed and breakfasts, cabins, campgrounds, historic hotels – you name it. Click on the lodging link above to learn more.

We found Deadwood, South Dakota to be a neat place to visit. Black Hills history is everywhere. Traffic isn’t bad but the tourists are intent on having fun instead of watching for cars. When you come in on Main St. the best bet for seeing the town is to find a place to park your car and walk. Most of the motels offer parking and you can park along the street in front of a meter. Off of downtown was a city run parking lot. We saw this as we were driving around the city one last time before leaving.

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