The Gamblers Book Club Series

Gambling maybe a game of pleasure but it does require knowledge and sharpness of mind. You need skills to formulate winning strategies to win big or to at least minimize losses. To make the Gamblers Book Club a tradition, we will be featuring a set of books each month. For …

New Yorkers Will No Longer Tolerate Casinos

Lobbyists for the establishment of casinos often rationalize what the gambling house can give to the people in the area on which they will be built. The creation of jobs for the people living in the community as well as the increase in city revenue are all bright promises from …

Allen Iverson: The Gambler and Alcoholic

Allen Iverson was the best 6-foot point guard during his basketball career. He was really good at his sport that he was awarded as Most Valuable Player in 2000-2001, Rookie of the Year in 1996, 4 scoring titles and 10 All-Star appearances along with 2 All-Star MVP Awards. His basketball …

What to Eat at the Casino

Where can I eat inside the casino? Can I eat anything that is worth filling but will not cost that much? Fret no more! We give the answers to these hunger pangs-filled questions. Read on to find out where to score the best meals without the need to go out …

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The Gamblers Book Club Series

April 11, 2014 Live Casino Jackpot
gamblers book club

Gambling maybe a game of pleasure but it does require knowledge and sharpness of mind. You need skills to formulate winning strategies to win big or to at least minimize losses.

To make the Gamblers Book Club a tradition, we will be featuring a set of books each month. For this edition, our set tackles a variety of topics that go beyond casino game how-tos, tips and tricks. Read on to find out.
Career Opportunities in Casinos and Casino Hotels
This amazing book is written by Shelly Field. We find this amazing because Field has explored the casino for the rest of us. Yes folks! You can earn money inside the casino without having to gamble your money. In her book, Field revealed opportunities in industries such as Operations & Gaming, Entertainment, Food & Beverage Service, Marketing & Sales, Public Relations, Security & Surveillance and Human Resources. Just by looking at the Table of Contents of her book, you will find a list of jobs that you can hold in a casino especially in big ones like casino hotels. She even gave tips on how to get in, what kind of education and training such position requires as well as the best geographic location for specific job opportunities.
So, if you are fresh out of college or looking to shift careers, get a hold of Shelly Field’s book and be employed in this exciting workplace.
Casino Women Courage in Unexpected Places
This is one fierce, bold and courageous book written by two powerful authors Susan Chandler and Jill B. Jones that will empower women working in the male-dominated industry of casinos. Go through the pages of this book and you will read stories of women from varied and interesting situations describing their previous and current experiences as they go about their lives as casino workers. These women are working as cocktail waitresses, maids, cooks, janitors, waitresses, dealers, middle management and vice presidents. Whatever career level they are in, none of them were spared from discrimination, sexual harassment and other types of hazards that working in casinos and casino hotels bring. Find out how they cope and fought for their rights in this empowerment title.
The Double-Down Guide to Blackjack
This how-to guide is published by Joshua Hornik, a former professional solo and team blackjack player from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In this book, Hornik shares the rules of blackjack, basic strategy, rule variations, counting cards, betting and other topics essential in playing this game. As a bonus, Hornik interviewed another blackjack pro and he was able to convince him to share the advantages and disadvantages of betting by the big bucks.

Lawrence Shane Johnson spent most of his time in live casino, and says he has an affinity to them, somehow. He has a “casino” angel that helps him win, and tries to get other people winning as well. Check out some of his articles on livecasinojackpot.com and find out if his angel works for you.

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Tips for Slot Machine Newbies

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When you’re new to something, you don’t just jump in without preamble.  You’llhave to do the research first—find out the jargon or lingo, have a gameplan, and of course find the games that will allow you to maximize your bankroll.

First, what’s a bankroll?  A bankroll is basically the amount of money you set aside for gambling.  A bankroll allows you to limit your gambling activity—and essentially makes sure you don’t walk out of a casino penniless.  And mind you, a bankroll is intended to be finite—giving you a ceiling playtime or a limited session is the idea behind having a bankroll.  When you’re winning some cash in slots, make sure you set aside a percentage of your winning so take home.  Set an amount that you can place back into your bankroll, like 30-40%.  That way, your winnings is diverted into two accounts—one you will take home and consider as profit, and the other which you will consider a reinvestment.

Your Emotional bankroll.  Now what’s that??  In a way, managing your emotional bankroll is perhaps the more difficult task between the two.  Managing a bankroll only require counting skills, but controlling the emotional bankroll requires you to master your emotions.  The emotional bankroll is you desire to keep playing.  Some people at the end of their monetary bankroll will keep on playing because their emotional bankroll or desire to play has not run out.  They’ll keep on going because they’re feeling lucky, or they want to recover spilt milk.  Everyone will have their own way of managing their emotional bankroll, but the rule of thumb will be to stop playing when you’re no longer having fun.  When you’re frustrated, tired or sleepy, stop playing.  Take a rest, go to your hotel room, or your bed when you’re playing online and take a nap.

The Most Popular Slot Machines.  The number of slots machines on casino floors and online sites these days.  Any one of these offer a degree of fun, but as with anything some machines are just more equal than others.  Some are your typicall run of the mill game while others gain cult status, such as the Rainbow Riches Slot Machines Game.  A vast majority of game will be of course published by various game manufacturers.  Big names will include the International Game Technology or commonly known as IGT, Bally, WMS Gaming and the Aristocrat.

Below is a listing of the most popular games that can be found today, sorted per manufacturer.  This list should get you started on the hunt for the good ones out there, particularly the ones from brand names you can trust to payout properly and give you a proper good time.

IGT

Double Diamond

Five Times Pay

Wheel of Fortune

Cleopatra and Cleopatra II

The Price is Right

Jeopardy

WMS

Triple Golden Cherries

Zeus and Zeus II

Jackpot Party

Triple Charms

The Monkees

Wild Lightning

Bally

Blazing 7′s

Hot Hot Hot

Millionaire Sevens

Goldbeard’s Treasure

Diamonds and Roses

Wizards Wealth

Aristocrat

Queen of the Nile

Five Dragons

More Chilli

Jaws

Sun and Moon

Lucky 88

 

New Yorkers Will No Longer Tolerate Casinos

November 4, 2013 Live Casino Jackpot
New Yorkers Will No Longer Tolerate Casinos

Lobbyists for the establishment of casinos often rationalize what the gambling house can give to the people in the area on which they will be built. The creation of jobs for the people living in the community as well as the increase in city revenue are all bright promises from the proponents.  If these look like good intentions and advantages for the people, why then would the constituents of the Big Apple oppose the addition of casinos in their neighbourhood?

If we are going to measure the opposing party, it is only but a handful of unorganized and budget-less groups. Nevertheless, they are making their voices heard. Read on to find out the truth behind the creation of these adult gaming facilities.

New casinos are said to bring more jobs in the city. Sure, there are additional employment opportunities for the people in the community but the kind of jobs that they bring are less than desirable. For one, the jobs that need to be filled are those of the lower ranks. The casino company bring their middle management folks in the area where they are setting up. They want to run the new branch with their trusted men rather than hire new ones from the surrounding community.

New casinos are believed to generate more income for the city. The income earned from casinos are really big, but, only at the onset of operations. Varying factors contribute its decline. When another casino sets up shop, gamblers usually check them out and do not come back to the previous one. The increasing rate of unemployment is also likely to lessen the patrons that frequent the casinos. There may be a few gambling addicts who would find their means to fund their addiction, but again, they are only a handful.

No one can discount the fact that gambling cause crime rate to rise. Those who can’t live without getting their hands on poker chips, rolling the dice and similar activities are more likely to resort to thievery and even high-scale robbery to pay off their debts.

With all the above mentioned factors and scenarios, how can New York City residents welcome gambling establishments in their hometown? The disadvantages and risks far outweigh the benefits. The advantages are temporary and to some extent, not morally acceptable.

Lawrence Shane Johnson spent most of his time in live casino, and says he has an affinity to them, somehow. He has a “casino” angel that helps him win, and tries to get other people winning as well. Check out some of his articles on livecasinojackpot.com and find out if his angel works for you.

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Allen Iverson: The Gambler and Alcoholic

October 30, 2013 Live Casino Jackpot
Allen Iverson

Allen Iverson was the best 6-foot point guard during his basketball career. He was really good at his sport that he was awarded as Most Valuable Player in 2000-2001, Rookie of the Year in 1996, 4 scoring titles and 10 All-Star appearances along with 2 All-Star MVP Awards. His basketball prowess is undeniable that Reebok signed him a $50M endorsement contract. The sneaker fashioned after his moniker “The Answer” was a bestseller. With all these, no one would ever think that Allen will hit rock bottom.

AI, as he was mostly referred to, was indeed a basketball hero but his off court behaviour led to his downward spiral. He is an alcoholic and a gambler. A dangerous combination that is certainly hazardous to one’s life, his family and his career.

AI’s bad drinking habits were already present during his heyday as highest scoring point guard. His coach and team would neglect it because it has not affected his play. That was how he could get away with hangovers during practice. His alcoholism was tolerated by his family back then. It was reported that he was not beside his wife Tawanna when she gave birth to their daughter, Tiaura and he  was so intoxicated that he was not able to take her to the hospital when she was about to pop out their son, Allen Jr.

Added to his alcoholism, Allen acquired another bad habit: Gambling. His was a case of serious gambling problem; far from having a leisurely play at the casino. News has it that he was driven out of casinos in Detroit and Atlantic City.

As Stephen A. Smith, a writer of the Philadelphia Inquirer, “Iverson will either drink himself to oblivion or gamble his life away.”

From someone who had a very difficult life as a child and young adult, being so poor, he could have had the motivation not to go back to that dire situation again. He was given the chance and opportunity that few people could ever have. He has that amazing gift. It was so sad that he did not value them and did not invest in his future and that of his loved ones.

Lawrence Shane Johnson spent most of his time in live casino, and says he has an affinity to them, somehow. He has a “casino” angel that helps him win, and tries to get other people winning as well. Check out some of his articles on livecasinojackpot.com and find out if his angel works for you.

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What to Eat at the Casino

October 29, 2013 Live Casino Jackpot
What to Eat at the Casino

Where can I eat inside the casino? Can I eat anything that is worth filling but will not cost that much? Fret no more! We give the answers to these hunger pangs-filled questions. Read on to find out where to score the best meals without the need to go out of the casino building.

Surely, when you go to a casino, your main goal is to play and not really to eat. You would just look for a place to eat when your stomach grumbles, you got tired from all the gaming or it’s just you think you need to re-fuel in order to recover the money that you have lost. Casino owners certainly have these in mind. There is that casino in Tacoma, Washington, which gives out a food voucher that will allow its patrons to get a good meal for free after they have spent 2 consecutive hours of playing time. They track it through the card that they give out at the guest services desk. They give it to you after you have registered upon entering the casino. After you have played a couple of hours, go back to their desk so they can validate and they reward you with a free meal voucher. On some occasions, it is only a discount voucher but it’s worth it. The vouchers must be used within 24 hours in the diners situated inside the casino.

There are also restaurants within the casino premises that offer buffets. Are you a burger-loving person? Head on to the Christchurch on a Thursday and enjoy their Cheap as Chips promo. Pay only $14.50 dollars to eat all the burgers that you can munch on in one night. An added bonus is a $5 chip that they give those who would avail of the promo which they can use to play on selected gaming tables except on poker. Not bad, right?

For crab-eating gamblers out there, you will surely love the Red Rock Buffet at Fort McDowell Casino. For all Wednesdays and Thursdays of fall from 3PM-9PM, patrons can have all the snow crab legs that they can eat for only $9.99 for club cardholders and $15.99 for non-cardholders. Allergic to crabs? Red Rock gives you an alternative. Take advantage of their Prime Rib specials on Tuesdays during the same time as that of the crab buffet. It costs $8.99 for cardholders and $14.99 for non-cardholders.

Take note of all these superb dining hotspots so you wouldn’t have a hard time navigating the dining scene of the casinos that we have mentioned.

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Casino Themed-Party

October 29, 2013 Live Casino Jackpot
Casino Themed Party

Themed parties are the thing these days. Organize one without spending too much yet achieve that casino ambience. We have rounded up sources of inspiration to help you get started.

Begin with the menu. Instead of serving the usual meals found in the gambling arena, why not prepare dishes that resemble the elements of games played inside the casino. Take for example, fruit skewers. Since most of the card games have the red and black colours, why not make skewers bearing these hues? Strawberries and blueberries are perfect for this. Get a cake shaped like a dice, deck of cards, or a roulette wheel. Buy cupcakes and place them in cupcake holders which are with designed in casino elements. You can also serve dishes and add a dash of casino games in their labels. Black Jack Chicken, anyone?

After taking care of the menu, think about the decor because it sets the mood of the party. If you are the crafty kind, why not make your own party effects? It will give a touch of personalization. But, if you are not that artistic and you don’t want to stress out on how your creations will turn out to be, just buy pre-made pennants, lanterns, garlands and other decors from your nearest bookstore or party supplies shop.

Now that you have already made sure that you and your guests will not starve and your venue will not look blah, move on to the party favours. Keep in mind that these are not just for kids in children’s parties. Favours are for everyone and for every event.  Favours range from edibles to keepsakes. Being a casino-inspired party, you may want to give out favours in the form of dice, poker chips (though not the complete stack) or playing cards. Another option is to give out candies in the form of these elements.

Armed with these tips, you are now ready to set your own casino-themed party!

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Wedding at Excalibur Las Vegas

October 23, 2013 Live Casino Jackpot
Wedding at Excalibur Las Vegas

The Excalibur at Las Vegas, Nevada is one of the many resort hotels under the MGM Resorts International conglomerate. Guests are given the MGM treatment and the amenities that Excalibur offers are simply amazing.

For engaged couples who are scouting for that extraordinary yet budget-friendly venue, why not consider starting your forever at the Excalibur Hotel in Las Vegas? The hotel which name conveys magic is bound to give soon-to-wed couples a celebration that is beyond ordinary.

The Excalibur Hotel has a selection of wedding packages that will fit your style and budget. They can host intimate weddings with only 20 guests as well as grandiose ones that can accommodate up to a hundred people! Let us walk you through their different packages.

Excalibur wedding packages include I DO, Sweet & Simple, Unity of Dreams, Journey Begins, Circle of Love, Royal Romance and Forever After. The packages differ in total cost, maximum number of guests that will be accommodated and the type of photo and video coverage.  The I DO package is the simplest and most inexpensive of them all. It costs $199 for a maximum of 20 guests. The bride gets to have a petite bouquet while the groom has a boutonniere. Photo is only for the newlyweds. The most extravagant package is the Forever After. The couple would pay $ 1,575 and they get to invite 100 guests. They get to have the large chapel for the ceremony. The bride gets a dozen roses as her bouquet. All nine of her attendants will have their flowers, too. They can also avail of photo coverage for them including their immediate family and their attendants. They also get to enjoy a year’s worth of online hosting for their photos. A two-night hotel accommodation is also inclusive in this package.

For those who are dreaming of having a medieval wedding, the Excalibur Hotel helps them make it a reality. The hotel rents out gowns, robes and kingly outfits for the bride and groom during the ceremony. Check out the hotel’s website and you will see that these costumes are as authentic as they can be.

Don’t just take our word for it. Get in touch with a representative from the Excalibur Las Vegas Hotel and discuss how they can be part of your dream wedding. Visit their website here: http://www.excalibur.com/weddings/

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Michael Phelps’ Other Sport

September 24, 2013 Live Casino Jackpot
Michael Phelps’

Who wouldn’t know who Michael Phelps is? He is the most be-medalled Olympian of all time! As stated in his Twitter account, he is an 18 time Olympic gold medallist and 22 time Olympic medallist in the duration of his swimming career. He is only 28 years old but he has already retired from competitive swimming. He can afford to bid goodbye from his career at a younger age because he has earned a lot from his winnings and he has a lot of endorsements to boot. Figuratively, Phelps is swimming in money!

With plenty of time in his hands (no more long hours of practice sessions!) and a seemingly bottomless source of funds, Phelps does not have any reason not to give in to his favourite pastime, that being poker. Phelps is so into poker. He’s been into it for several years already. He started playing with this card game betting online for only a dollar or two. He then progressed to high stakes poker and began going to casinos. Friends outside of Phelps’ poker circle are worried that he might waste all that he has earned from swimming competitions and endorsements and be deep in debt for the reason that he is crazy about poker.

Phelps has an attitude of not quitting until he is winning. This proved to be very helpful when he was still doing laps in the pool to get the much coveted Olympic gold. Phelps is feared to be using the same mantra when it comes to poker. He just wouldn’t stop until he emerges as the victor. Rumour has it that he has gambled thousands of his winnings in the table.

When asked about his poker obsession, Phelps reasoned out that it is otherwise. He is not obsessed with it. He said that it’s just something he does to relax and just be himself. He added that it was at the table where he met his closest friends, Jeff Gross, a professional poker player, being one of them. Phelps dreams of becoming one, too.
His poker playing days have finally come to an end. Michael Phelps has set his eyes on golf. He has shown great interest in this sport by joining a lot of tournaments. The golf community has noticed his prowess in his new found love and even made features on him, among them is Golf Digest.

Very few celebrities recover quickly from being so fixated with gambling. We are more than glad that we have not lost this be-medalled Olympian to the gambling pit.

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Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana

September 24, 2013 Live Casino Jackpot
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana

Last month, we have featured the amazing wedding packages of the Mandalay Bay Hotel. This September, let’s take a peek on what the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino has to offer for soon-to-be husbands and wives who want to have their wedding at this best in class casino hotel.

The Hard Rock has casino and hotels in Biloxi, Hollywood, Las Vegas, Macau, Punta Cana and Tampa. For couples looking to have a destination wedding, we will go over the packages of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. What could be more romantic and exciting than a wedding by the beach!

Reading through the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana’s wedding section gives visitors an idea of how much wedding essentials and add-ons would cost. That makes planning and budget allocation so much easier. They get to plan for their dream wedding without having to be shocked in debt the day after. Check out what they’ve got in our review below.

Punta Cana has 8 wedding collections (packages) that will definitely suit every engaged couple’s taste and funds. These are Insignia, El Sol, Metallic Dunes, Purple Shimmer, Rocker Chic, Seaglass, White Rosette, Compliments of Hard Rock and Elegant Ivory. These collections range from USD$1,500 to $4,200. The cost of all collections, except Compliments of Hard Rock, covers the ceremony, reception and honeymoon. It is also inclusive of the flowers, sound system and even a wedding planner to help the bride-to-be with every detail of her momentous occasion. The Compliments of Hard Rock collection is free of charge. It may be reserved a month before the desired wedding date.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana also gives USD$1,500 resort credits for those who will book the venue. This huge resort credit is only applicable on USD$3,000 or higher valued collections. They may opt use it to indulge in luxurious spa treatment their honeymoon.

To make their event more special, they can check out the Optional Services page to customize or add to the basic collection components. There are plenty of choices available for flowers, cakes, photo and video, music and even legal documents.

Honeymoon packages and registry are unique offers that Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana has for soon-to-wed couples.

Visit the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana website and send an inquiry today.

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Caught Red Handed

September 24, 2013 Live Casino Jackpot
Caught Red Handed

Have you read about politicians caught gambling by the press? It may not be gambling per se but playing online casino through their smartphone or government-issued computer. The subtlety by which they were seen or known to be in the act does not make them any less of a gambler. What’s worse is that they were caught red handed while on the job. If you have already read about them from the online news, have you checked out what people have been saying in the comments? They were mad as ever! Who would be happy to find out that the people who are getting a huge part of their hard earned money, also known as taxes, are not doing what they were elected to do?

Take the case of Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona. Early this September, ace Washington Post photographer, Melina Mara, caught a glimpse of the senator on her camera. The photo only showed a part of McCain’s right arm and his hands holding his iPhone. His phone clearly displayed an ongoing poker game. The image was soon published on the website of Washington Post. This was during the time when the Senate is having a very important and ongoing Foreign Relations hearing. Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey were in the middle of giving their justifications on the use of force in Syria while Sen. McCain was deep in thought on which move he must do on his virtual poker table. A few minutes after that photo made the rounds in social media, McCain came clean and tweeted:

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McCain even had the audacity to tell CNN, when asked to give a comment regarding the issue, that he needed a break from the lengthy hearing. He furthered that as much as he would like to concentrate to the ongoing Senate committee hearing, he was getting bored and so he turned to playing poker on his smartphone. Clever thing to do on a dragging discussion about international conflict, isn’t it?

The voting population of United States, on the next senatorial election, take the time to select which candidate you would cast your vote on. Pick someone who would do their best to keep their focus on the task at hand especially if it concerns the lives of thousands of innocent civilians.

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