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poker: Some Facts about Free Roll Tournaments and Games

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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.


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Play Doesn't End With Childhood: Why Adults Need Recess Too

Play Doesn't End With Childhood: Why Adults Need Recess Too | Games People Play | Scoop.it
Play among children is vital for their social development. So what's in it for adults?
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Once-stranded Savannah casino boat Escapade to set sail again tonight

Once-stranded Savannah casino boat Escapade to set sail again tonight | Games People Play | Scoop.it
The gambling ship that got stuck on a sandbar near Tybee Island overnight on its maiden voyage with 96 passengers on board last month has been cleared to set sail tonight.
The casino cruise ship Escapade will launch at 7 p.m.
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On Horse Racing, “Break Downs,” and Our Humanity

On Horse Racing, “Break Downs,” and Our Humanity | Games People Play | Scoop.it

In humans you never see someone snap their leg off running in the Olympics. But you see it in horse racing.

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Black Shoe Degenerates: Game of the Year Point Spreads

Black Shoe Degenerates: Game of the Year Point Spreads | Games People Play | Scoop.it
Nothing like a little mid-summer gambling talk to pass the time
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Owner of Revel Casino in Atlantic City Files for Bankruptcy Protection

Owner of Revel Casino in Atlantic City Files for Bankruptcy Protection | Games People Play | Scoop.it
The move came as the $2.4 billion Revel Casino Hotel was formally put on the auction block.
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Mantiques Modern / Rare Cartier Sterling Dice Lighter

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Rare Cartier Sterling Dice Lighterfrance1960's
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How To Play Texas Hold 'Em Infographic

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Texas hold 'em (also known as hold 'em or holdem) surged in popularity the 2000s, replacing seven-card stud as the most common game in U.S. casinos. Proof of the game's popularity came in 2006, whe...
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On the ‘itch or, the politics of bingo in Arviat, Nunavut

On the ‘itch or, the politics of bingo in Arviat, Nunavut | Games People Play | Scoop.it

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.


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People often downplay the social aspects of gaming and gambling, but they do exist.

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"...Which is the lesser of two evils: taking away funding opportunities for groups that clearly bring people together and possibly save lives, or providing more ways for people to blow their money?..."
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Poker odds calculator

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Welcome to the Poker odds calculator. Knowing the odds is very important if you want to have an advantage over your opponents. A lot of times you will be wondering if you should call a bet or not. ...

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By using poker odds calculator, you find out what the odds are for your hand to win.

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March Madness Romance

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I haven't paid attention to basketball since the men wore shorts -- I mean shorts, not the baggy capri pants they wear now. Back then, I was the nerdy girl who hand wrote the stats and charts for t...
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Making bets on romance during March Madness

 

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NCAA college basketball tournament's 'March Madness' will be streaming live to millions more this year on smartphones, tablets

NCAA college basketball tournament's 'March Madness' will be streaming live to millions more this year on smartphones, tablets | Games People Play | Scoop.it
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.
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Congressional ban on all online gaming is wrong for America

Congressional ban on all online gaming is wrong for America | Games People Play | Scoop.it
American families, including children, would be less safe online should Congress ban all online gambling.
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Alleged Poker Cheat Christian Lusardi Charged with Bootlegging DVDs from China

Alleged Poker Cheat Christian Lusardi Charged with Bootlegging DVDs from China | Games People Play | Scoop.it
Alleged poker tournament cheat Christian Lusardi has been charged with copyright infringement after 37,500 pirated DVDs were discovered in his home.
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There are many types of gambling & risk taking; and many kinds of cheating too.

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World Cup Gambling Hub Lands Ambassador in Vegas Court

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When FBI agents went into Villa 8882 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on the afternoon of July 9, they found Wei Seng Phua and his son watching the World Cup semifinal between the Netherlands and Argentina.

 

...Phua, 50, a Malaysian citizen who also goes by Paul Phua, and his son appeared today in federal court in Las Vegas and pleaded not guilty to charges they ran an illegal gambling business out of the Caesars Palace villas. Phua and his associates, six of whom are set to be arraigned Aug. 7, were using the SBOBet and IBCBet sports betting websites, neither of which is licensed to operate in Nevada, to monitor odds and place bets, according to federal prosecutors.

Sport Betting

Those are the two biggest online sport betting commission businesses in the world, according to Chris Eaton, former head of security at soccer’s governing body FIFA. Eaton, now a director at Doha, Qatar-based International Centre for Sport Security, estimated that each company turns over about $2 billion a week.

Of more than 8,000 operators offering sports betting worldwide, most do so without obtaining authorizations required in the countries where their clients are located, making about 80 percent of all sports bets illegal, according to a May 2014 report by the Sorbonne University and International Centre for Sport Security.

 

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Not According To Hoyle

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Pretty much everyone who has an interest in playing cards has heard the expression "according to Hoyle". Edmond Hoyle's writings also included backgammon and chess, but Hoyle was best known for his...
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Vintage 1964 Board Game

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Fun from start to end game - for 2-6 players age 6 to adult. Originally invented by Otto Maier Verlag in 1927, was called “Cap The Hat” and after

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Sheldon Adelson hates email, doesn't text and wants to stop you from betting online

Sheldon Adelson hates email, doesn't text and wants to stop you from betting online | Games People Play | Scoop.it
In February, an attack ad titled "Don’t Let the Games Begin" started popping up in online gambling forums. The ad opens on two shadows shaking hands in...
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Study: Gamers are more educated, more social than the people who make fun of them

Study: Gamers are more educated, more social than the people who make fun of them | Games People Play | Scoop.it
A new study commissioned by Twitch suggests gamers are more social and more successful than non-gamers.

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How sensory technology could change the future of gaming

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Gaming sensors and peripherals have come a long way since the original Wii’s waggle controls.
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A smoking ban in Asia’s gambling mecca could be bad news for the casinos

A smoking ban in Asia’s gambling mecca could be bad news for the casinos | Games People Play | Scoop.it
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...
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What A Card!

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retrogasm:
“ The Queen of Hearts nicer sister The Queen of Spades

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Romantic Antique Poker Chips

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Aren't these the sweetest little vintage poker chips?! Antique embossed clay poker chips featuring Cupid's Kiss, in red and ivory; via newport44.
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10 Most Bizarre Bets

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Check out these 10 gamblers willing to bet on anything, everything and even anyone to win a wager – often with disastrous results.

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poker: Some Facts about Free Roll Tournaments and Games

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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.


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Vintage Las Vegas Pussycat A Go Go

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Pussycat a’Go Go, 3255 Las Vegas Blvd S. These are the only pictures I can find of the place that was open 1964-1971. Jim Morrison of The Doors was arrested here Jan. 29, 1968. Location
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