Gaming Trivia

Gaming Trivia

Posted by: on Oct 7, 2013 | No Comments

Some Relatively Unknown Facts About Gambling

Gambling has existed in some form or the other for centuries. Indian history has references of betting games as early as 3000 BC. Even Chinese history offers evidence of gambling in 2,300 BC. With a 4,000 year old history, gambling has its share of little known facts. These make you wonder about the love people have for this form of entertainment. 

No Casino is an Economic Island

No Casino is an Economic Island

Posted by: on Aug 19, 2013 | No Comments

In 2007, Macau overtook Las Vegas in revenues. More than 50% of Macau’s economy is based on gambling. The island boasts of 33 casinos that operate under a government franchise. Attention to this little hub of economic prosperity has undoubtedly led to the Chinese cabinet passing the Offshore Islands Development Act,

Is Sri Lanka the Next Asian Casino Hotspot?

Is Sri Lanka the Next Asian Casino Hotspot?

Posted by: on Aug 13, 2013 | No Comments

Ever since Las Vegas Sands’ Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson expressed his desire to have a beach head in India, speculations are rife that this might spell a bounty for the island nation that lies southward of the country.

The Philanthropic Side of the Gaming Industry

The Philanthropic Side of the Gaming Industry

Posted by: on May 29, 2013 | No Comments

According to a survey conducted by the American Gaming Association (AGA), every year, the gaming companies spend thousands of hours and more than US$100 million in charitable donations. Philanthropic efforts towards children, the destitute, food to the hungry and cleaning the society are some of the initiatives taken up by the online gaming industry to give back to the community. So,

Craps – The Most Exciting Casino Game You Will Ever Play

Craps – The Most Exciting Casino Game You Will Ever Play

Posted by: on Apr 25, 2013 | No Comments

A piece of gaming news that made a lot of headlines recently was about New Jersey based Patricia Demauro, who set an astounding new world record for the longest ever Craps roll at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City. Her roll went on for 4 hours and 18 minutes, leaving behind the previously held record of 3 hours and 6 minutes by a mile and a half. This reminded me, though not as glamorous as some other casino numbers, what an exciting and fun game Craps can be.

Roulette for the Uninitiated

Roulette for the Uninitiated

Posted by: on Apr 15, 2013 | One Comment

Roulette is a true casino classic. It has been an integral part of the casino gaming culture since time immemorial. It probably is the most visible, and definitely one of the most romanticized casino games in the world. Roulette has always been associated with glamour and class, and its place in popular thought as a symbol of casino culture, is unmatched by any other gambling activity.

Are You Good at Blackjack?

Are You Good at Blackjack?

Posted by: on Apr 11, 2013 | One Comment

Blackjack is a deck game which, along with maybe Poker, is arguably the most synonymous with casino card game culture. It is played in many variations, such as the traditional shoe styles, single or double deck, continuous shuffler games, and other regional variations. For those of you looking to hone your skills at it, let me do a basic run down of the objectives of the game, and dispel some widespread but completely unfounded myths about it. While at it, I will also let you in on some simple and effective tips about this quintessential casino card game.

Popular Slot Machine Myths

Popular Slot Machine Myths

Posted by: on Apr 4, 2013 | One Comment

Slot machine myths can range from innocuous to ludicrous. Let me start this one by sharing the story of Behar Merlaku, a Swiss national who “won” a 43 Million Euro jackpot while gaming on a slot machine in 2011 at a little known casino, in the non-descript Austrian town of Bregenz. Did Merlaku do something special?

Tips and Tricks for Slot Machine Gaming

Tips and Tricks for Slot Machine Gaming

Posted by: on Apr 1, 2013 | 8 Comments

The home truth about slot machine gaming is that no slot machine gaming strategy ever devised on the face of this earth will ever change the mathematical edge that the house will always have over the gamer. And this is exactly where lays that tiny window of opportunity to learn what is backed by real experience, facts and mathematics, and maybe gain that extra edge in being the one to beat the house. The following advice will hold you in good stead the next time you decide to try your luck with slot machine gaming.