Gambling Equipment

Alright, pack up your gambling equipment and get some rest. Tomorrow will be a long night of spinning, bluffing, raising, checking, drinking, smoking, pushing, and celebrating. I know it sounds tough; not everyone can handle this type of pressure. That's why you were chosen. You have the courage, tenacity, and intelligence to not only recognize a good time, but actually create one for yourself.

Calling gaming supplies "gambling equipment" makes the whole thing sound like hiking or white water rafting. While I enjoy both of these activities, I would hardly lump them into the same category. My gambling equipment consists of my cards, my poker table, my diamond poker chips, my poker chip carousel, my dealing shoes, my dice, and a few other things I can't remember.


What is Gambling Equipment?

Again, equipment and gambling do not belong in the same sentence, but many gamblers insist on formalizing the hobby. For many, gambling isn't simply a hobby; it's a career choice. There are a handful of professional poker players and blackjack players who make a living on the gaming tables. They carefully calculate odds and stick to well-defined routines.

To be a successful professional gambler, you have to have remarkable discipline. As the Kenny Rogers song goes, "You got to know when to walk away and know when to run." This is the most important rule of gambling–knowing when to quit. Someone needs to create a piece of gambling equipment that tells people when to get up from the table and leave.…

Gambling Places in Cherokee North Carolina

Harrahs located at lucky 777 Casino Dr. Cherokee NC. This is located in the Great Smokey Mountains, on the Cherokee Indian reservation. There is no alcohol served at this casino or in the hotel room's mini bars.The luxury Hotel that is attached to the casino is a 15 story 576 rooms. You can stay and walk to the casino to play. All rooms have hair dryers, coffee makers, and 32 inch televisions.

Cherokee art is shown throughout the walkways from the covered parking area to the casino, the main lobby at the hotel shows beautiful artwork of the tribes.

Cherokee Casino has several restaurants, Selu Garden Café which is casual serves steak, sandwiches seafood, and pasta, The Café is opened for breakfast serving pancakes or omelets. You can eat at buffet style at the Fresh Market Buffet, which is casual dining; they always have a wonderful selection of choices. This is located at the edge of the casino you can hear the games from inside the restaurant. Fresh Market Express is a quick deli that is opened 24 hours a day located right beside Fresh Market Buffet. The Club Cappuccino, a coffee bar that offers Danishes, and is a quick stopping place in the morning on your way to casino from your room. One restaurant is getting remodeled. Seven Sisters steakhouse will close the end of May then reopen at a later date as Seven Sisters lounge. There will also be a new restaurant opening in June, Sycamores on the Creek.

Harrahs offers a reward card that you want to sign up for, its free, and the more you use your card the more rewards you can get. Check with the Customer Service at the Casino for your card. Then check out the games.

Harrahs is Video Gaming, they have hundred of video gaming machines, and there are the slot machines which have the favorite games like Sizzlin' 7s and red, white & Blues. There are Keno Machines, as well as many poker machines. You can play Jokers Wild, Shamrocks, and regular poker. There is Digital Blackjack.

You can bet as little as .25 on the games, the quarter machines are located throughout the casino. The casino also has a high rolling area where the minimum bet is $5.00. The jackpots vary by games.

There is a Pavilion at the rear of the casino, Willie Nelson, Wayne Newton has played …

Delaware Gambling Revenue Ranked 35th

Delaware has an estimated 9,938(1.4%) of adults believed to presently have signs of a gambling problem. This is, much like any state estimate, undoubtedly low. Many people are unlikely to be willing to answer questions honestly. As a recovering Compulsive Gambler myself, I can assure you that I did not think I had a problem until I could no longer deny it.

The state brings in $1.21 billion in reported revenue from gambling. This ranks 35th in the U.S.. This revenue is from 6,539 electronic machines, 3 Indian casinos, Pari-mutual wagering, charitable gaming, a traditional, Video and internet lotteries.

Delaware has gone above and beyond in funding treatment with funding $1.42 per capita between public and private investment. Delaware is the "top dog" as far as funding help which placed them in 1st place for 2013.…

Texas Holdem Tables

Texas Holdem tables are the hot poker products right now. Riding on the coattails of the World Series of Poker, Texas Holdem has surpassed blackjack, roulette, and craps in popularity. Wannabe players watch professional poker players intimidate their opponents with stern looks and steely eyes, and they create this romanticized perception of the game. Their minds take them back to saloons in the Old West.

I readily admit, I'm fascinated with the professional poker players and the World Series of Poker. What fascinates me is how these players withstand the pressure of betting so much money. They manage to do this without tipping their hands. I get excited when I'm dealt a pair of twos, and these guys can sit on a full-house without cracking a smile.

Texas Holdem Tables in Your Game Room

People are getting tired of blowing all their money in Las Vegas. Texas Holdem tables give gamers the opportunity to experience the Vegas feel without having to leave their houses. Granted, nothing matches the energy of Las Vegas–the food, the entertainment, the gambling, the free drinks, the elaborate casinos, and the great hotels. Las Vegas can never be duplicated.

Buying a gaming table is the closest thing many people can do to bring Las Vegas into their homes. They can invite friends over to play a few hands and bet a few dollars. Texas Holdem tables are great for parties and serious poker games. If you like the idea of owning a gaming table, look for a table that converts into different types of gaming tables, so you and your guests are not limited to one game. If that doesn't work out, buy the one that suits you favorite game.…

Las Vegas, Nevada Microbreweries: Gambling on Finding a Good Beer

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Beer lovers can rejoice by imbibing at any number of microbreweries that have sprung up in Las Vegas over the past few years. So if you’re hopping mad or foaming at the mouth to find a unique beer in Sin City, you’re on tap to find a wide variety of home-grown brews that, bar none, compete against the major breweries.Microbreweries offer beer lovers distinctive tastes and flavors of beer that differ from the mass produced brews made by the top sellers. (You know who they are.) Both Vegas tourists and residents alike can sample any number of beers made right on site, ensuring freshness and flavor. And if you cannot make it to the actual microbrewery, many of the small beer makers’ brews are also sold in Vegas restaurants and bars.

The original Vegas microbrewery, and you have to love the name, is Big Dog’s Brewing Company (4543 N. Rancho). Originally known as Holy Cow Brewing Company, this off-Strip micro began selling suds in 1993.

The brewery is about 15 minutes off the Strip and located in Big Dog’s Draft House, which is a full service restaurant and neighborhood casino. Ales, porters, stouts and light beers are all brewed at Big Dog’s 15-barrel microbrewery establishment. In addition to the eclectic beers, Big Dog’s also serves up great Wisconsin foods including bratwurst and walleye pike, along with hamburgers, sandwiches and salads. Green Bay Packers’ fans will feel right at home in this Vegas microbrewery and restaurant.

Also off the Strip and welcoming all beer immigrants is Ellis Island (4178 Koval Lane.). This relatively small bar and casino offers a variety of gambling opportunities from slots and video poker to blackjack. And, most importantly to beer lovers, Ellis Island also houses its own microbrewery.

The brewery offers customers a number of types of beer including an American-style lager; light, dark and amber beers; and a hefe weiss, which is made with wheat and malt with the yeast left in the beer and served with a slice of lemon. For those wanting a different kind of beer, Ellis Island’s micro also makes up root beer. Ellis Island has a restaurant in addition to the bar. But maybe the best things to go along with the micro beers are stopping at the bar’s pizza stand and then heading over to the karaoke lounge to take in the amateur singers. And not only are beverages …

The Gambling Issues in Alabama Continue to Escalate

Governor Riley of Alabama had intended to spend ten minutes addressing a group of people who support his anti-gambling position. Instead what he got was a chaotic and violent clash between those supporters and former employees of now closed casinos who want their jobs back.In order to speak to the crowd the Governor had to be surrounded by Capitol police, state troopers, and legislative security officers on the steps of the State House. Signs were raised from both sides and ranged from “Thank you Bob Riley for upholding the law” to “Impeach Governor Adolf Hitler.” The chaos and frenzy between the opponents is starting to look and feel an awful lot like to clashes during the days of segregation.

The rowdy rally was reported extensively by the Mobile Press Register on February 24th ( .The Register has long supported a referendum to rewrite the state constitution. A document over 100 years old, written when blacks and females had no voice at all, which now has over 800 amendments, cannot seem to make it out of the House for fear that legalized gambling (among other things) would be included in the changes. Yesterday the House again voted 58-32 against a resolution to hold a referendum during the Nov.2 general election to rewrite the constitution.

A private citizen, Luther S. Pate IV, took out a full page ad in the Register today which he called a public notice to John Tyson and Bob Riley. In reads ATTENTION CRIME FIGHTERS!! And goes on to tell his intended audience that the cruise ships that come into the port of Mobile have Slot Machines, Crap Tables, Black Jack and Roulette and that if the Governor feels every gambling machine that does not belong to the Indians should be confiscated, then the ones on the cruise ships should be also. Clearly the ad is meant to get the cruise ship owners to become a part of this fight to protect their interests. But no one actually believes that any such action would take place because of the financial value the cruise lines have to Alabama.

In a previous article  I stress my concern for the seriousness of this conflict. Millions of dollars and thousands of jobs are at stake. The fact that the Governor needs to be surrounded by security to speak to his constituents for 10 minutes clearly shows how the concern for …

Florida is 4th Highest Revenue from Gambling

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Florida has a Division of Business and Professional Regulations which collects a total of $2 Million from the 8 Racetrack Casinos for the expressed purpose of providing Compulsive Gambling Programming.

With an estimated 116,791(1.1%) of adults believed to presently have signs of a gambling problem, which is most likely an under estimate for the 4th ranked revenue state at $7.03 billion reported Florida is an interesting state to look at. This revenue comes from 19,462 electronic machines, 14 Indian Casinos, 8 Racetrack Casinos, Pari-mutual wagering, a state lottery and Charity gambling.

The state ranks 26th in funding at a 3 cents per capita contribution from the state and 9 cents from the Nonprofit FCCG (Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling. Florida’s Division of Business and Professional Regulation Collects $2 million total from the 8 Racetrack Casinos ($250,000 x 8) specifically to fund programs for Compulsive Gambling and contracts with FCCG for $600,000 for the operation of a hotline, responsible gambling programming at the racetrack casinos, problem gambling awareness and prevention activities. The majority of the 2013 budget ($2.35 Million) for FCCG came from grants provided by tribal Governments operating 14 casinos in the state ($1.75 Million).

Florida’s FCCG is one of the largest state affiliate of the National Council on Compulsive Gambling. It has this distinction in large part due to Budget, Staffing, and scope of services they are responsible for. Florida handled calls to the Problem Gambling Hotline for Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina in addition to 3,957 Florida callers in 2012.

As a recovering Compulsive Gambler it is concerning that part of the trainings are referred to as ‘responsible gambling programming’. Having heard from compulsive gamblers in Florida that they are encouraged to ‘manage’ the gambling, skepticism should be taken in that respect. If someone is calling because of a problem gambling this gives a false impression that it can be done without returning to the addictive state. Just as an alcoholic cannot drink and a drug addict cannot use in that manner, a gambler cannot return even a little to the gambling. Research and personal experiences have shown this to be true.…

Gambling: Genetic Tendencies or Learned Behaviour?

Many people use gambling as a form of entertainment, and for those the ability to stop is there, for a select few though, gambling becomes a major issue. Problem gambling disrupts your daily life, leading to financial hardships and problems in relationships. Millions of people are affected by this disorder and often it goes untreated even when the person seeks therapy for other problems. One of the most harmful forms of gambling is the Pathological gambler.Pathological gambler traits: A person who gambles longer than they intended, gambled away their last dollar, used the money for bills and daily life to gamble, often they try and stop but with little success. This causes depression to rise and the person to feel an uncontrollable urge to try and win back their losses. Their financial obligations are in turmoil due to the gambling addiction. If you know someone like this before everything in their life is destroyed you have to find a way to perform an intervention, to get their life back on track.

There is a misconception about gamblers, they are not weak minded individuals, and most people perceive them to be very strong in their lives and career. Often times this is true, what causes someone prone to gambling to be unable to stop are; problems at home, job stresses, relationship problems. These things all play a key role in a gambler gambling away their last dollar.

Take for instance, a woman that has become an empty nester, enjoying the peace and serenity of her home and the ability to come home from work and simply relax by herself. Now she is known to gamble however it was just a recreational past time from bingo to playing a few lotto cards and sometimes dropping a few coins into a slot machine. Now, her home is disrupted by a child moving back home and the unsuccessful attempts at maintaining a solid lifestyle. Suddenly the pressure to take care of another person is weighted down on her shoulders. She suddenly has this urge to try to make everything right in the world, so the gambling starts up again. Coin after coin is dropped into the machine hoping for the bells and whistles to sound off that she has won. But, those alerts do not come, so she continues to trudge ahead dropping more money into the machine, until the very last dollar …

Arizona Funding for Compulsive Gambling

Arizona has a balanced ranking in both revenue and treatment spending. At 20th in revenue brought in for 2012 and 15th in treatment spending for 2013, it shows a definite level of understanding. Sadly it is less reasonable when you compare the revenue ($2.41 Billion) to the spending for treatment ($2,051,300.00).

The estimated 1.6% (74,534) believed compulsive gamblers is most likely an under estimate because most people are not going to admit a problem. It is more likely hidden behind the 'recreational' gamblers reporting they don't spend more than they can afford.

Arizona Gaming in 2012 included 14,530 machines, state lottery, conventional Casino forms, wagering and the 'charitable' gaming. Thankfully, Arizona has involvement it providing a level of services to those in need.…

How to Tell If Someone Has a Gambling Problem

Are you a hard-core gambler? Do you have a problem?When I'm at the casino, usually I am there a lot out of the week, and I always see the same people gambling their money away. At first it's hard to tell who is there just to have fun, and who has a problem. But if anyone stays at a casino long enough, it is easy to spot the problem gambler. These people seem to have big problem! I am there at the casino a lot myself so I know, because I see it with my own two eyes first hand. I mean, how some of these gamblers are, by that I mean is how they become at the casino, an especially when they loose. They become extreme annoy, and start taking it out on other people around them an a specially the dealer. There are many sign of a problem gambler, they are very easy to detect because it is not normal behave that they show. There are three mean things, If your there gambling all the time, expect to win back all the money you lost, and get mad when you lose, you have a problem.

When someone has a problem, you can usually tell through their face expression, the same rules apply to anything in life. There are some easy ways to tell if someone might have a problem in gambling. Number one, If your at the casino so long that you loose track of time, forgot to eat dinner, so you pull out your casino club card and ask for comps, but you don't have enough credit so you gambler some more till you get enough. Number two, if your gambling for so long that you start to off asleep in the middle of a live game, and the dealer has to wake you up every now and than to make the decision that the dealer can't make on your behalf. Number three if you just don't know when to quit, and stay there for a few days wearing the same thing. They are always smelly and mean. They yell, hit the tables, and talk shit to the dealer and other players.

Those are the easiest things to spot, but it is what happens at home that is the real danger lies. Only one person can truly tell if they have a problem or not and that …