Wednesday 29 October 2014

Archie Karas, the World’s Best Gambler

Archie Karas, whose real name is Anargyros Karabourniotis, is the man who managed to turn $50 into $40 million in the duration of three years. He has lost only game from 1992 to 1995, accumulating around $40 million in a winning streak known as ‘The Run'. In addition, he borrowed $10,000, only to turn it into $17 million.
After a violent fight with his father, Karas, then 15, hopped onto an international ship and sailed away as a waiter until he reached America. That was when he took up pool, and eventually poker. Karas is best known for his ability and luck to win enormous sums of money, only to lose them all almost immediately. Regardless of the amount of fortune he managed to amass, Karas has always managed to lose them all.

You’ve got to understand something. Money means nothing to me. I don’t value it. I’ve had all the material things I could ever want. Everything. The things I want money can’t buy: health, freedom, love, happiness. I don’t care about money, so I have no fear. I don’t care if I lose it.”

After a winning streak, Karas finally came face to face with the ‘Crash’. He first loses $20 million playing dice, and later on loses another $17 million playing Baccarat. In 1995, Karas has lost all his money in mere 3 weeks.

“One day I might be driving a Mercedes, and the next day I might be sleeping in it!”

Archie Karas has proven the high turnover of gambling, and each decision made in a game is vital and must be done so cautiously.

Tuesday 28 October 2014

Best Cities to Gamble In

Everyone loves a good game of gambling. With just luck, a small wager can bring a huge return. For gambling enthusiasts, below is a compilation of some of the world’s best cities to gamble in.


Las Vegas, US

With no introduction needed, the casinos in the middle of the Nevada desert are open for business 24/7. Las Vegas is where the world is, with gamblers from all around the world and replicas of famous landmarks gracing its streets – from Eiffel Tower to the Statue of Liberty. With more than hundreds of casino built on this land, it’s a gambling haven for both beginners and professionals alike.

Macau, China

Another place which needs no introduction, Macau is the place to go for one of the best gambling experiences. Flashing bright lights, endless glam, and a city full of Elvis impersonators, this gambling Mecca has got million dollar jackpots just waiting for the rightful winner. It is also very popular among the men for the nightlife it provides, and the entire atmosphere has contributed to a comprehensive gambling, “James Bond” sort of experience. Oh, and by the way, Macau has surpassed Vegas in terms of the number of gambling visitors per year.


Monte Carlo, Monaco

In Monte Carlo, it is all about being glamorous and living the good life. It has had years of reputations being known as a destination for the rich and famous. Although it is illegal for the locals to gamble, foreign tourists are more than welcome to place a bet or two. Grand and luxurious, this place after all, operates on Euros.

San Jose, Costa Rica

The country is small but building more casinos is not a problem. With more than 30 existing casinos already operating, San Jose attracts American tourists who wish to spend less, yet get the same high as they would in Vegas. For instance, gamblers get free drinks with every $1 spent in their local currencies.

Atlantic City, US

Although living in the shadow of Las Vegas, Atlantic City however, is able to remain as one of the top gambling cities in the world. Its crowd consists of mainly gamblers from the East Coast of the United States who couldn’t gain access to Vegas, but people from every corner of a world is a fan of this city thanks to its world class casinos.

Monday 27 October 2014

Famous Celebrities with Gambling Addictions

With wealth comes power and desires, and these famous celebrities know exactly what they are going to do with their mountainous disposable income. Below is a list of famous celebrities with gambling addictions:

Pamela Anderson 

Sex tapes, prostitution, and gambling debts. Yes we are referring to the infamous Pamela Anderson. During an interview on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, Anderson revealed that she once owed $125,000 to a casino in Las Vegas after a poker game. A man offered to settle the debt for her if she would make out with him, and Anderson, well, obviously accepted the proposal immediately. Rick Solomon, you’re the man.


Ben Affleck

Affleck was reported to be addicted to wagering and online gambling, especially in his favorite poker game. He is best known in the gambling industry for his trip to Las Vegas, where he drunkenly wagered $60,000/hand-on blackjack. The result? He walked away from the casino that night with $800,000 in his pockets, after handing out a $150,000 tip to the casino employees.

Michael Jordan

In 1993, MJ was spotted gambling in the Atlantic City the night before his game against the Knicks, in which he has lost $165,000. Later on, a San Diego businessman, Richard Esquinas, claimed that MJ owed him $1.25 million after a game of golf. Is it becoming common for athletes these days to have tarnished reputations and a broken career due to their gambling addiction, but who is surprised?

Matt Damon

In 2011, information about Damon being a poker player came to light. Together with a few other celebrity friends, Damon was caught up in a scam. Earning his role as the main actor in Rounder’s, said to be the best and most crucial movie ever made about poker gambling, Damon was said to have prepped himself completely by spending $25,000 just to get some experience on the poker table.

50 Cent

Ironic as it may be, 50 cent is a splurger when it comes to gambling. In 2012, it was reported that 50 has placd a $500,000 bet on a championship game between the New York Giants and the San Francisco 49ers. He even raps about gambling in his songs!

Tiger Woods

Woods’ gambling addictions first surfaced after he was closely associated with Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley, both whom are high rollers who enjoy gambling. A regular at Mansion at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Woods was given a $1 million betting limit, and he regularly played blackjack at $25,000 a hand. A high roller himself, sources said that Woods would always request that while gambling, his tables should always be filled with “hot party girls”.

Charlie Sheen

When Denise Richards, Sheen’s second wife, disclosed that Sheen was spending almost $200,000 a week on gambling, the world has come to know of his addictive personality. While they were on their way to the hospital when their daughter Lola was about to be delivered, Sheen made a call to his bookie to place a bet. “That’s how I roll,” Sheen declared. 
Tobey Maguire

The Spiderman star was one of the few celebrities who were sued for taking part in a multi-million dollar illegal gambling ring. Reportedly to have won $300,000.00 worth of illegal stolen funds, Maguire is said to be a very skilled Texas Hold’Em player, which he has learned from Daniel Negreanu, a professional player and winner of the World Series of Poker. Despite reports that said he has won about $10 million just by playing poker, friends and family are worried about his addictive nature.

Friday 24 October 2014

Paris Hilton — Parties with Casino Killer

Hilton nabbed a whale during her Atlantic City DJ gig — a gambling fable who’s spotless out casinos in a past … showed adult to watch her and forsaken hulk stacks of money while he did it.

Don Johnson — blackjack pro, not a actor — was in a V.I.P. while Paris was spinning during Pool After Dark during Harrah’s final weekend. Sources tighten to P tell us Don done champagne upsurge like a stream — shopping 10 bottles of Ace of Spades during $1,000 a pop! And for a chaser … 8 some-more bottles of Moët.

Total bar add-on — $15,000! Best of all … he common a bubbly with a normies outward V.I.P. 

We’re told Paris and Don have been friends for years. They have a lot in common.

FUN FACT: During a 6-month widen in 2011 … Don won $15 million from Atlantic City casinos. Trained assassin, watch the video below where he explained how did he do that.

Tuesday 21 October 2014

4 Tips on Choosing the Best Online Gambling Site

If games with superheroes and manic fruit aren't your thing, you can always stick to tried and tested favorites like blackjack and roulette. If your tastes are more wide ranging, you can spend time spinning reels populated with Egyptian princesses, or trying to hit a feature bonus with a slightly deranged squirrel. Some of the most famous slots in Atlantic City might be more to your liking; that's online now, too.

There are tons of sites offering a wide variety of choices, but how will you choose the one that works best for you? Here are 4 tips that will guide you through making the decision on where to setup an account:

1.    What games do you want to play?

Most sites will be advertising heavily on website, posters and online so keep your eyes open for the games you already know and love. This will be the first round of cuts.

2.    What is the User Experience like? 
How easy is it to create an account and how straightforward is the site to navigate? Your friends might be able to recommend where they've opened accounts and how they've found the experience at different casino sites. Some sites might have informative YouTube tutorials like this one that can help you make your decision.

3.    Are there any Welcome Bonuses for joining a site? 
Don't be blindsided by sites offering thousands of slot dollars free; it's most likely you'll have to make a first deposit of the same amount and play at very high levels to redeem these bonuses to the full.

4. Take your time and shop around; 
There will be lots of promotions, offers, deals and prizes on offer to tempt you to set up an account. Take a little time to make your decision, maybe play some of the games for free (this is possible at some leading sites) and then choose a site, register your details to set up your account, make a deposit, claim your bonus (this should happen automatically) and then you're all set to play your favorite slots and casino table games online.

Have fun - oh, and good luck out there!

Thursday 16 October 2014

New Jersey will OK real-money skill gambling

New Jersey betting on skill-based games for real-money gambling; huge untapped market seen

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Sure you love matching little candy pieces with each other, or spelling out words with your pals. But New Jersey gambling regulators want to let you do it for real money.

The state Division of Gaming Enforcement says it is seeking game developers' proposals to conduct real-money gambling on skill-based games, which would make New Jersey a nationwide laboratory for a betting phenomenon many have predicted will become the next big thing.

And because of its vast potential reach, some are worried that the addictive nature of the games and their easy availability on smartphones and tablets could cause some people to get in way over their heads when the money is real. But New Jersey sees it as another way to help its struggling casino industry.

"More and more we've been watching the social gaming arena and hearing about the opportunities it presents," said David Rebuck, director of New Jersey's Division of Gaming Enforcement. "We thought, 'Wait a minute: why aren't these companies coming to us?' We are ready, willing and able, under existing law, to deal with this. This is not theoretical anymore; this is real."

Eric Meyerhofer, CEO of Gamblit Gaming, which adds gambling components to familiar social games, says the potential market in the United States for such betting is $8 billion to $10 billion.
"Casual games are played in such abundance across such a wide demographic," he said. "We think there's quite a large market for this."

Players could face off against one another to compete for a prize, with the casino taking a fixed percentage of it.

Game developers would have to partner with one of Atlantic City's eight casinos, in the same way that Internet gambling providers must do. And like online gamblers, players of real-money skill games must be physically located within New Jersey's borders. (New Jersey can approach other jurisdictions about multi-state gambling compacts if there's enough interest.) Nevada is considering a similar plan, and other countries including England and Mexico are testing similar technology.

Currently, most games offer free play up to certain limits. From there, players can buy additional chances to play or equipment to use in the game. Ashley Feinberg, a staff writer at, quickly burned through $286 in less than a month buying additional play time on Candy Crush Saga.

"It's all very high-reward; you get sucked in and there's this big reward and then it goes away and you keep trying to get it back," she said. "Unless you actually seek out how much you're actually spending on this, it goes like nothing. It feels like Monopoly money."

After writing her first-person account, Feinberg kicked the habit — for a while.

"Then it went back downhill," she said, adding she doesn't know how much the second binge has cost her.

"I'm scared to look," she said.

Gary Loveman, CEO of Caesars Entertainment, has long lamented that people spend millions of dollars on games like Farmville — where they buy equipment for a virtual farm — with none of that money going to his company.

"Millennials typically find traditional slot machines boring because there's little or no skill involved; they'd much rather play games were there's an element of skill and the opportunity to socialize or compete with friends while doing so," said Caesars spokesman Gary Thompson. "It's clear skill-based games are going to be a big part of the industry's future."

Les Bernal, national director of Stop Predatory Gambling, is worried New Jersey could be creating a new generation of problem gamblers.

"State officials know the future of New Jersey's casinos hinges on luring kids to develop a gambling habit," he said, adding that by taking games that thousands of young people already play and turning them into gambling games, the state is trying to create a new generation of gamblers to exploit.

Players would fund an account that would be good for in-person play on a casino floor, or remotely via a smartphone, tablet or computer. While details still need to be worked out, the games have to meet complex rules incorporating minimum payout standards that apply to slot machines, while also providing for the variable element of player skill.

So far, some of the biggest names are taking a pass. Zynga, which makes Words With Friends, has said it doesn't favor real-money gambling on its platforms, preferring to focus on free-play. King Digital Entertainment, the makers of Candy Crush Saga, said it "does not have any plans to license Candy Crush Saga or any of our other games for use in casino slot machines or for any form of gambling."

Tuesday 14 October 2014

Insane Facts About Gambling

#1 The Devil's Game

All of the numbers on a roulette wheel add up to 666, hence why roulette is referred to as “The Devil's Game.” Well, after all the money we've lost on roulette wheels, at least that's what we call it.

#2 Poker hands

There are 2,598,960 potential 5-card poker hands within a 52 card deck. This means there is a 1 in 649,740 chance of having a royal flush- the highest hand in poker- at any given time.

#3 Vegas tourists

Las Vegas gets an average of 38 million visitors per year, and they spend about $42.8 billion of their own money. It is, after all, like an adult Disneyland.

#4 Gambling addictis

Approximately 5% of people who gamble will become gambling addicts. For your information, a gambling addict is defined as a person who spends money irresponsibly which impacts both themselves and the people around them.

#5 Male gamblers

According to a survey by Inland Entertainment Corp, 84% of all gamblers are men. Perhaps there's a reason for that Frank Sinatra-era stereotype of a bunch of guys in suits hitting a casino?

#6 Slots jackpot

The largest slots jackpot in Las Vegas history was $39,713,982.25. However, it's also worth noting that most Vegas machines only give a daily payout of $108.36, so don't hold your breath on being the lucky winner when the jackpot starts to get up there!

#7 Napoleon

Blackjack was the favorite card game of Napoleon Bonaparte, the infamous French Emperor. Of course it was simply called '21' back then- the name 'Blackjack' is an invention of the early 20th century.

#8 Powerball Lottery

The probability of winning the jackpot in the Powerball Lottery is roughly 1 in 175,223,510. Even for the lower payoffs, the odds are astronomically low: Your odds of winning $4 are at best 1 in 55.41.

#9 Keno is key

Of all the standard casino games, Keno gives you the best chance of winning with 27.04%. Bingo is the worst with only 2.69% of players winning.

#10 2/3 of adults

Two-thirds of the adult population placed some kind of bet last year. What can we say- gambling IS fun, just make sure you don't bet anything you're not willing to lose.

Monday 13 October 2014

How to Win at Online Slot Games

There are so many type of slot games in the market, each with different play style and animation but generally it can be split into 2 major type, landed and online slot games. Here we will be showing you a few tips that you can win at Online Slot Games:

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1. Manage your Money

This is quite simple. Keep your overall bankroll in mind, both bonus and deposit combined

Probability suggests you won’t lose everything you bet in a short span, but you may very well lose everything you came with over a long enough time. This is how casinos make money.

Before you start playing take into account the amount of your deposit in bonus, check the wagering requirements and come to a close approximation of the number of spins reaching that requirement will take. Once you start keep close attention to your bankroll and amount wagered to make sure you are staying within the required parameters ,

2. Find the Best Payouts

Payouts are sort of like prices at the grocery store - If you simply focus on the price of the item rather than the price per pound or liter, you’ll likely end up spending more than you want to and getting back less.

Make sure you don’t get seduced by big high-end numbers or scared away by smaller but steady ones - Do the math and you’ll be much happier in the end. Remember that with bonuses your initial purpose is to clear the wagering requirements, a generally good idea is playing mostly low volatility machines until the bonus is cleared.

3. Find the Right Type of Slot

Online slots are not equal - Progressive slots offer huge jackpots but don't pay out often, whilst the classic 3 reel slots like their land based equivalent won't enable you to quit your day job, but you will enjoy a win more often than on the progressives.

It's all down to volatility – You can mix it up and move between progressive jackpot slots and lower volatility ones, this way you still have the chance of hitting a major jackpot but also remain likely to clear the bonus and end up with some extra cash in your balance.

In conclusion : Pick a low volatility slot or two to play with for 80-90% of your money, you can still allocate about 10% for that huge jackpot you have your eye on without hurting you bonus clearing chances too much

4. Cut your losses

Cutting your losses is called “cutting” because it’s painful - As any three-footed fox knows, sometimes it’s necessary if you want to walk away, no matter how bad the limp. Fortunately, we’re just talking about money, so you won’t have to chew your own foot off if you have a bad day, and since you will be using bonus money as a significant part of your bankroll even that shouldn't hurt too bad.

Don’t chase losses – some sessions end in a loss, which makes perfect sense and is something you must learn to accept, the important thing to do is not to lose your head. Go out , have a meal , enjoy yourself and when you feel like it again you can continue playing in a cool and collected manner.

5. Start slow

This last piece of advice has been handed out by countless grandparents, yet is seldom heeded right away. Well, you better listen to the words your grandpa put in your head on this one:

Don't go big right away - If you try to go big right away and don’t get supremely lucky, you’ll probably just lose all your money and never end up enjoying the game. Like lifting weights, it’s best to start with the five-pounder rather than the 50 and to build yourself up steadily. The bonus amount should help you find this balance, be careful and plan ahead

6. Bonus Tip - Have Fun!

Follow these five helpful slot machine tips and you’ll be off to a good start.

But the best advice of all is: You're here to have fun - don't let you're game end after 5 minutes of throwing everything you have. Enjoy the game!