The slot machine was once an after thought to casinos in the early days of gambling in Las Vegas. Most older gamblers did not trust the mechanical gambling devices and they flocked to the table games to gamble their money with actual dealers, dice and cards.
Now casinos feature four to five times as many slot machines as they did in the early days of Las Vegas. The trend is more profound on Indian reservations and jurisdictions away from Las Vegas.
Once corporations began to buy gaming companies and become gaming companies, they saw the slot machines as an employee who never needed a break and never talked back. Slot machines don’t try to unionize and they rarely make a mistake.
Now slot machines are high-tech and sped up by the player to give faster results and of course make more money for the casino. The slot machines are also used to gather information on a player. How fast does the player play? How much does the player play and do they ever walk away with a win. A “good player” for the casino is one who plays fast, loses all their money and plays for extended period of times.
Slot machines have come a long way from their simple timing reels that would spin randomly. Now they are computer marvels that lure players in with high quality graphics and noises designed to peak their interest. The next time you walk by a slot machine that is compelling to play, you will see first hand how the slot design teams have taken every step to attract you to play their machine.
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A new series of live high-roller tournaments called the Onyx Cup has been freshly unveiled by Full Tilt. In out of the ordinary locations in the United States, Europe and Asia, the six-tournament series will attribute buy-ins ranging from $100,000 to $300,000.
For the series, tournament organizers are guesstimating an overall prize pool of $30 million, which also feature a leaderboard to determine which player will become the Onyx Cup Series Champion. On the Onyx Cup Series trophy, the champion of the Onyx Cup will have his name carved and he will drive away in a spanking new luxury sports car.
All tournaments will be No Limit Hold’em and the events are open to any players wishing to play who can afford the six-figure buy-in. For the player many consider the world’s best, it is not just about the dollars, although the buy-ins and prizepools are astounding numbers.
For May 11 and 12 in Las Vegas, the first Onyx Cup Series event is scheduled. While the events will most likely be programmed around the same time as other major events in those countries, the complete dates and locations have yet to be declared. On FullTiltPoker.com, qualifying for the events will be offered absolutely, beginning on March 15.
Erik Seidel is the hottest player on the planet right now. He is looking forward to a buy-in level and format that guarantees the best of the best are in play. With a similar focus of bringing the best together, in 2011, this is the second new league/tour created. The first league being the Federated Sports and Gaming league of which Annie Duke is the Commissioner.
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Las Vegas— What is a seven-letter game, which means simple rules, high-limits and natural thief attractor? Baccarat. In this recession stricken city, this table game is one of the few table games on the rise.
Baccarat and online casino games are loved by Cash-rich Asians and money hungry criminals. Thieves view Baccarat as being “ripe for the picking”, at $100,000 per hand, according to security consultant Bill Zender.
The con is not difficult. Baccarat players, upon their wager must draw a third base. To determine the order of the following cards, the con person is now enabled. By stating cheats will be profitable “if they know the next 40 cards”, Zender concurs. Eight hands of winnings will be the approximate result.
Embedding playing and shuffled cards with radio frequency identification chip is what the casinos are attempting to combat the potential loss. The cards will be able to be tracked, once the cards pass over the reads.
For the casinos, this is a win-win situation. To track unusual winning patterns or if non-tracked cards are incorporated into the decks, they will have the ability. Protection of their money is the second win. Over a four year period, the San Diego based Tran Organization is believed to have stolen close to $15 million from casinos.
The house always wins, look out thieves.
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Atlantic City has been a gambling Mecca for a number of years. It has built a reputation for the great things it has to offer: everything from high-powered poker, to low-cost slot machines. Atlantic City casinos offer specialty table games, roulette, poker, craps, slots. You name it and the casinos offer everything for a gambler’s pleasure.
The non-stop action takes place along the boardwalk. The casinos are located in the Marina District. Aside from the gambling most of the online casino games offer a variety of entertainment. Big name stars play some of the great, well-known casinos such as Caesars, Bally’s, Harrah’s, Trumps, the Tropicana along with many others.
Aside from what Atlantic City has to offer with their casinos for gamblers, visitors should start looking ahead and booking ahead. Atlantic City is set to be transformed by 2012. The city will see the luxury mega-casinos change the face of the gambling capital of New Jersey. The leader of the pack is the future MGM Grand. Plans for the $5 billion resort will bring the city one of the most modern casinos in the world. It is predicted that the new projects will transform the face of the city into a more futuristic gambling hub.
It is predicted that the makeover in Atlantic City will cause the area to equal anything and everything that Las Vegas has to offer. It will continue to be the place to visit and stay as the gambling will offer what anyone wants. This year the new $2 billion Revel Casino is set to open. It will feature 3900 rooms. The new burst of casinos is the biggest since the city opened the doors to casinos in 1978.