Slot

The Psychology of Slot Machine Design and Player Engagement

Flashing lights, cheery tunes and hollow promises of bountiful payouts lure players to slot machines, moth-like, into the mathematical delirium of dodgy stats that lie just beneath their garish suface trappings. Shaping works by approximating but never quite reaching the desired goals through scattering frequent payoffs. Shaping employs near misses or losses that feel like […]

Rummy

Card Game Renaissance – Rediscovering the Joy of Rummy and Its Variations

If one of the players captures the card, he scores the points. There are also speciality cards, such as the 7 of Coins (Scopa), which give the player who captures them some extra points. This card game gained popularity during the Italy’s Renaissance. This is comparable to rummy (but with a few variations), and ‘many’ […]

Rummy

Rummy for Families

Rummy is an enjoyable combination of strategy, friendly rivalry, and communication that provides invaluable lessons beyond the card table – impacting family relationships while upholding treasured traditions. From the joyous celebration of victory to the heartache of defeat, every game serves as an invaluable thread in family relationships – which explains why online rummy has […]

Blackjack

Unmasking the Enigma of Seasoned Blackjack Players

An exciting marriage of ability and luck, blackjack is a game where winning often comes down to how effectively players budget their money. It’s all about setting boundaries before you even begin and then sticking to them. Once either cap has been reached (the limit for losses and the limit for wins), that’s your cue […]

Poker

5 Common Poker Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Make no mistake about it: one of the worst mistakes tournament players can make is failing to listen and pay attention when competing in tournaments. Ignoring your opponents and their tells can result in missing vital information that could improve your game and lead to further success in tournaments. Reading your opponent and detecting their […]

Casino

The Psychology of Casino Design – How Layout Influences Gambling Behavior

Many people don’t realize that casinos are carefully constructed to keep you inside and spend more money than you intended. From carpet color and placement of slot machines, casino are an array of sensory stimuli designed to lure customers in. Gambling floors ensure you can’t keep track of time by eliminating windows and clocks from […]

Casino

Exploring the World of Casino-Themed Movies and Books

Casino movies tend to focus on the glamour and glitz of gambling while some films explore its darker underside. Martin Scorsese’s Casino is an outstanding example. Featuring mobster Sam Rothstein (Robert De Niro) and partner Nicky Santoro based on real life characters, the movie remains very accurate to its story. Martin Scorsese’s “Casino” (1973) Casino, […]

Casino

The History of Casino Games

The history of casino games goes back almost as far as human civilization. The earliest records show people playing dice games more than three thousand years ago in Mesopotamia. The games evolved to include card games and other games based on luck. Ancient Romans also enjoyed gambling and had animal fighting matches where they bet […]

Casino

How to Define a Casino

A casino has many different names depending on the game it is. For example, the term “casino” can describe a physical casino as well as a specific game room. In addition to the name, casino games can be distinguished by special promotions, which may be in the form of a rule or free meal. Pumpkin […]