Category: offline casinos

Luxor Las Vegas. Pyramid-shaped casino
Categories: offline casinos, video 16 May 2020 729

Luxor Las Vegas. Pyramid-shaped casino

Las Vegas is known as the entertainment capital of the world, and the Luxor Casino is one of the most iconic destinations for gaming and entertainment. Located on the southern end of the famous Las Vegas Strip, Luxor is an impressive 30-story black glass pyramid that stands out from the...

Mafia impact on Las Vegas in early years
Categories: gambling history, offline casinos 20 May 2020 954
Reading time: 19 min, 3608 words

Mafia impact on Las Vegas in early years

Las Vegas, the glittering oasis in the middle of the Nevada desert, is famous worldwide for its flashy casinos, luxurious resorts, and vibrant nightlife. However, the history of Las Vegas is also intertwined with the shadowy world of organized crime, particularly the Italian-American Mafia. In the early years of Las...

Video poker bug: John Kane & Andre Nestor story
Categories: cheating, offline casinos 16 Jun 2020 2853
Reading time: 10 min, 1905 words

Video poker bug: John Kane & Andre Nestor story

In the summer of 2009, John Kane appeared in the Silverton Casino in Las Vegas. He sat down in a video poker game known as Game King, and six minutes later he won a jackpot worth $4,300. So what, huh? That is luck! Well, this is not quite so. He'd...

MIT Blackjack Team - blackjack card counting
Categories: blackjack, offline casinos 12 Jul 2020 1480
Reading time: 5 min, 1036 words

MIT Blackjack Team - blackjack card counting

While card counting has been around for a very long time, it was only in 1979 that the very first group of students was created, after a professional blackjack player approached them. What made it possible was the fact that a new law was passed by the New Jersey Control...

High Rollers - High Risk?
Categories: documentary, offline casinos, video 9 Aug 2020 580

High Rollers - High Risk?

Linton Besser explores Australia's campaign to lure overseas gamblers, and the consequences of that policy. Building casinos may be a lucrative business. The industry here is estimated to be producing about five billion dollars a year. Most of that money comes from average Australians, but businesses that operate casinos are...

Tropicana casino history
Categories: gambling history, offline casinos 24 Aug 2020 867
Reading time: 6 min, 1186 words

Tropicana casino history

Las Vegas was halfway through a recession. It was April 1957, and two years earlier the town had still come to terms with the opening of five major resorts. The Dunes, the Riviera, New Frontier, Royal Nevada and Moulin Rouge had all fought through changes of ownership, some falling into...

Top 10 Las Vegas adult shows
Categories: offline casinos, other 6 Sep 2020 864
Reading time: 9 min, 1774 words

Top 10 Las Vegas adult shows

Zumanity is a seductive twist to reality which makes the provocative playful and the banned electrifying! Leave inhibitions at the entrance, let a sexy ride full of sensational acrobatics and naughty fun loose and marvel. Part burlesque and part cabaret, you'll never forget Zumanity is one big night! Designed for...

How mob associate become a pioneer in sports betting: Frank "Lefty" Rosenthal
Categories: gambling history, offline casinos 2 Oct 2020 1171
Reading time: 8 min, 1542 words

How mob associate become a pioneer in sports betting: Frank "Lefty" Rosenthal

Frank Lawrence "Lefty" Rosenthal was a sports handicapper, Chicago Outfit partner, and a former Las Vegas casino executive (June 12, 1929-October 13, 2008). He had received the mocking nickname "Lefty" because at a hearing on gambling and organized crime, he had cited the Fifth Amendment thirty-seven times, even invoking his...

Top 5 biggest slot jackpots won
Categories: jackpots, offline casinos, slots 15 Oct 2020 503
Reading time: 4 min, 855 words

Top 5 biggest slot jackpots won

The creation of the progressive jackpot on slot machines can be largely credited to some of the biggest wins in gaming history. A number of slot machines can be associated with this jackpot system, and with every spin that yields no wins, a portion of the money from the spin...

World capitals of gambling: best casinos
Categories: offline casinos 13 Nov 2020 705
Reading time: 17 min, 3199 words

World capitals of gambling: best casinos

With the rising prevalence of online gaming and coronavirus, you might only think that offline casinos are far past their heyday. Everyone's interest, though, is still caught by the iconic land-based casino, influenced by our imaginations. There are thousands of casinos worldwide, many of which have grown into major casino resorts...

Las Vegas most expensive hotel-casino ever
Categories: offline casinos 22 Nov 2020 501
Reading time: 2 min, 400 words

Las Vegas most expensive hotel-casino ever

One of the new casino projects being built on the Strip is Resorts World Las Vegas. To come in second place among the tallest buildings in this casino area, it will stand 57 floors high. The West Tower has a 100,000 square-foot facade that is lit up as a focal...

Gambler from Las Vegas interview
Categories: interviews, offline casinos, video 26 Apr 2021 373

Gambler from Las Vegas interview

Interview and portrait of Don, a gambler from Las Vegas, Nevada. Don shares his life experiences. Don was born in Hortonville, Wisconsin, in 1949, and spent the first five years of his life in a closet in the farmhouse. His mother's husband was imprisoned for raping two of his brothers,...

Degenerate gambling stories
Categories: live poker, lottery, offline casinos, online casinos, slots, sports betting 1 May 2021 524
Reading time: 18 min, 3456 words

Degenerate gambling stories

Gambling is a common activity that many people engage in for fun or profit. While some gamblers may have success and win big, others may fall into the trap of degenerate gambling. This type of gambling involves chasing losses, taking bigger risks, and experiencing negative consequences that can spiral out...