Boredom generates habits meant to replace the feeling of purposelessness. Habits become ingrained and can take many forms. Most pastimes in Arviat revolve predominantly around hunting, sewing, attending church, socializing, and last, but not least, Bingo jackpots. People play bingo to entertain, fundraise, socialize but, ultimately, they play to win. Isolation is a choice, especially when you live in a remote place where the sun is on vacation and the moon can feel like your only light in January. There is a legitimate argument here for why you would freeze your eyelashes off to walk to a friend’s place to play radio bingo in the dead of winter: self preservation. Anything to get the blood flowing. A racing heart when you’re “on the ‘itch” is one way of getting warmed up in these subzero temperatures. Some believe in good luck and the rest, determination. Whatever our beliefs, we all need something to do and be a part of.
Every year, the NCAA college basketball tournament gives employees a reason to goof off at their desks and root for their alma maters. But there's a growing source of potential headaches for bosses. Media companies like hosts CBS Corp. and Time Warner Inc.'s Turner are doing all they can to promote so-called TV Everywhere services, which add value to cable and satellite TV packages by allowing subscribers to watch live TV on smartphones and tablets while on the go — and on the job.
Activision has announced the Skylanders series has grossed more than $2bn worldwide.
The publisher revealed the milestone during its annual investor call, adding that the figure is current as of December 31st – the end of Activison's previous quarter. The series surpassed $1.5bn in retail sales as of August 2013, which would indicate a healthy holiday season for the property.
To date, the video game and toy hybrid franchise has sold approximately 175m individual toys. To compare, Skylanders had sold 100m toys lifetime by the end of 2012.
The franchise's latest offering, Skylanders: Swap Force, launched this past October.
Last week, the casinos of Macau, the world's largest center for gambling in terms of revenues, got some bad news: smoking will be banned at all casino tables as of October, a move to protect workers' health. That's a problem for the island's massive casino industry—which generated $45 billion last year, several times that of Las Vegas. Macau depends overwhelmingly on gamblers from the world's...
A free roll game is used to explain a game in which a player does not need to pay a particular admission fee but it does not mean that there will be no payment of any type; a player has to pay in the form of points or credits. In order to take part in free roll poker games a player does not need to pay any charges but the player stands in rank of winning cash prizes, similar to standard tournaments.