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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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Venice Carnival 2015: details and guide - Telegraph

Venice Carnival 2015: details and guide - Telegraph | Games People Play | Scoop.it
The Venice 2015 Carnival (the Carnevale) will take place from January 31 - February 17. Our expert explains how to make the best of a visit - from where to get the best masks to how to find the best parties

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la nuit de carnaval

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#venice #travel #italy #kidstravel

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Review: Kommissar, the cold war board game

Review: Kommissar, the cold war board game | Games People Play | Scoop.it
Deanna Dahlsad escapes Soviet Russia, sends her friends to Siberia, and braves the wicked Kommissar in this 1960s-era board game.

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5 Things I Learned as the Internet's Most Hated Person

5 Things I Learned as the Internet's Most Hated Person | Games People Play | Scoop.it

Hi. My name is Zoe, and I make weird video games with some degree of success (and make them playable for free, if you're so inclined). My life is generally pretty uncomplicated, I guess, aside from the fact that a month ago the Internet decided to make me the center of a supposed global conspiracy. I made the mistake of dating a guy who would later go on to write a several-act manifesto about my alleged sex life and post it to every forum he could create a handle for


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Best quote: "There could be other women out there making games and having sex, right now, dammit!"

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What Are The Odds Of You Betting On DWTS?

What Are The Odds Of You Betting On DWTS? | Games People Play | Scoop.it
Season 19 of Dancing With The Stars begins tonight! Diehard fans will be watching, of course, no matter who is on the show. But what I want to know is how many of you bet on who will win? I mean it...
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Trumping Through Tarot Cards: Collecting & History, Part Two

Trumping Through Tarot Cards: Collecting & History, Part Two | Games People Play | Scoop.it
There were several fortune-telling games or devices prior to the 18th century. These included random selections of symbolic pages in the books of fortune a
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Part One is here: http://www.collectorsquest.com/blog/2007/09/03/trumping-through-tarot-cards-collecting-history-part-one/

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Antique Playing Cards

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Includes: history of playing cards, collecting antique playing cards, and evaluating antique cards.

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World Cup Gambling Hub Lands Ambassador in Vegas Court

World Cup Gambling Hub Lands Ambassador in Vegas Court | Games People Play | Scoop.it

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.

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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

Not According To Hoyle | Games People Play | Scoop.it
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

How sensory technology could change the future of gaming | Games People Play | Scoop.it
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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Original Caesars Palace Paintings Up For Auction

Original Caesars Palace Paintings Up For Auction | Games People Play | Scoop.it
On November 17, 11 paintings previously created for the Poker Room at Caesars Palace will be auctioned off. The 11 paintings by LeRoy Neiman are from the 1980 series The Girls of Caesars Palace and...
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The Who Framed Roger Rabbit? board game reviewed

The Who Framed Roger Rabbit? board game reviewed | Games People Play | Scoop.it
The board game based on the phantasmic film isn't that great, writes Deanna Dahlsad, but will be a coveted rarity for fans

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Gambling On The Real Game Of Thrones: Betting On The Royal Baby Bump

Gambling On The Real Game Of Thrones: Betting On The Royal Baby Bump | Games People Play | Scoop.it
Unless you've been living under a rock, you've heard that Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton are expecting their second child. In the UK, bookmakers have already gone about setting odds for...
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Women significantly outnumber teenage boys in gamer demographics | The Rundown | PBS NewsHour

Women significantly outnumber teenage boys in gamer demographics | The Rundown | PBS NewsHour | Games People Play | Scoop.it
Adult female gamers have unseated boys under the age of 18 as the largest video game-playing demographic in the U.S., according to a recently published study from the Entertainment Software Association, a trade group focused the U.S. gaming industry. Continue reading →
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Trumping Through Tarot Cards: Collecting & History, Part One

Trumping Through Tarot Cards: Collecting & History, Part One | Games People Play | Scoop.it
Called Boris Kobe's Tarot Cards*, these cards date from 1945, when Kobe, a Slovenian architect and painter, was a political prisoner at the Allach concen
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Part Two is here: http://www.collectorsquest.com/blog/2007/09/06/trumping-through-tarot-cards-collecting-history-part-two/

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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

Mantiques Modern / Rare Cartier Sterling Dice Lighter | Games People Play | Scoop.it
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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