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Monthly Archives:: September 2013

How Fruit Machines Got Their Fruit Symbols

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WHO PUT THE FRUIT IN THE FRUIT MACHINES? When a 25-year-old software engineer from Phoenix called Bill Elfritz put his last $20 into the Megabucks slot machine at the Excalibur casino in Las Vegas, he probably wasn’t aware of the history of the game he was playing. He would have cared even less about Megabucks’…Read More

Top Ten Gambling Arrests Of All Time

Gambling and scandal seem to go hand-in-hand like an aging rock star and a 20-year-old model. And trying to zero in on the Top Ten Most Scandalous Gambling Arrests of All Time is somewhat akin to picking the biggest boobs on an Internet porn star: where do you even begin your search? Tasked with this…Read More

The Drive to Gamble: Reasons Behind Our Love of the Bet

Gambling is so much a part of the woven thread of human experience dating back millenia that it would be hard to imagine our lives without it. But there are so many different forms of gambling that it’s interesting to consider what drives each type of wager. With that in mind, we explore the bettor’s…Read More

Augmented Reality Online Casinos: Will You Ever Leave Home Again?

Online gamblers love the ease and convenience of playing wherever and whenever, but sometimes that has meant sacrificing some of the pizzazz found in an actual land casino. But a new technology – coming to you from a company called Infinity Augmented Reality, Inc. in partnership with Google and other developers (you’ve heard of Google Glass…Read More

Casino Lingo: Understanding the Language of Gambling

Whether you play online or on land, and whether you most enjoy poker, blackjack, craps, slots or all of them, you’ve probably heard words when playing at a casino that you’ve never heard anywhere else. Some apply to specific games – generally table games like poker or blackjack – and some might be more general…Read More