Written on June 13th, 2013 by Staff Uncategorized Comments
When you think of casinos you usually think of well-groomed couples standing around a roulette wheel, or groups of blue-tops filling the slot machines. If you’re really into sports and hitting the casino, why not combine the two? Casinos are now catering for true sports fans by offering various sports to lay bets on.
From the NFL to the NBA, liven up your sports experience by winning money. Here are 3 great examples of sports casinos. Red Rock Casino Sports Star Red Rock Casino is nestled in the foothills of the mountains, a truly great location.
You will be in Sports heaven watching their giant 96” x 18” screen. Red Rock Casino’s Sportsbook boasts the biggest and breathtaking bank of linked monitors you’ll ever see – anyone liking their sports big will love it here!
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Written on March 13th, 2013 by Staff Uncategorized Comments
By Miles Young: No one loves an upset more than the winning team’s fans. Underdogs have always been storied and favored because of the fleeting panic and excitement. From the underdogs we have found 4 less-publicized tales of courage, luck, and of course—winners.
1. Turner Crashes the Party
Pulling Memphis’ Tigers into the Final Four, Andre Turner was a giant among men in spirit and style. On two different nights he landed buzzer-brushing baskets that each won an epic, noteworthy game against incredible adversaries. His amazing skills set the Memphis team apart: he delivered a 12-assist double-double against Oklahoma (including 12 points) in the final game, making Memphis the only small school in the Final Four that year.
While making the Final Four as a non-big team doesn’t sound pivotal or list-worthy, in 1985 it was a big deal. Turner should be a household sports name, but somehow ended up on the dusty shelves of history.
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Written on March 7th, 2013 by Staff Uncategorized Comments
Poker game – Should it be a game for the Olympics?
There has been an endless debate on how poker should be categorized. The endless debate must come to an end for obvious reasons. Perhaps, the proper issue to discuss is whether the game should be part of the Olympic Games. Anyhow, let us first discuss how poker is categorized.
The issue that has always been linked with poker is whether it is a game of chance or luck or is it a game of skill? Due to the immense growth of gambling in the internet, many would categorize poker as a game of luck. However, for some gambling operators, they claim that the game in issue shouldn’t be classified as a game of mere luck, but of skill.
This claim is of course for simple reasons that poker requires of the player strategy and aptitude in order to win. Therefore, for this simple reason alone, poker can also be considered a sport that may be included in the Olympic games.
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Written on September 5th, 2012 by Robert Evans Uncategorized Comments
Meanwhile, back in the 1930s a group of shady characters gather together for a game of poker. They have everything to lose – but there is considerably more to win. Inevitably, the atmosphere grows tense – and the cheat, shoot and kill their way to the money – an enormous pile of dollar bills.
Of course, Partypoker has moved on a long way since then, but there is still a thrill to be had playing without the shedding of blood. Culturally the words associated with the game have become an important part of the English language. You have probably used them yourself – ace up your sleeve, call your bluff – and the chips are down among many other words and phrases with poker at their heart.
Poker is so embedded in our culture that you would think the game was many hundreds of years old. In fact, the first recorded use of the word (and a description of the game) goes back to the US in the middle of the eighteenth century. It had spread throughout Mississippi by 1800 – which is why it is so often associated with southern river boats and by then it was almost as sophisticated a game as it is today.
Until about 1830 the game was played with a deck of just twenty cards. Soon after, however, the 52 card deck was introduced along with the flush and the draw. Later in the 1860s stud poker was introduced and the wild card made its debut. So, although our language is littered with words associated with the game, in its modern form it has only been with us for 150 years. You could say that poker has made quite an impression in its short history.