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It doesn’t happen often that the opening credits of a movie grab my attention.
I’m usually still stumbling around in the dark theatre guided only by my cellular-phone light over the manmade obstacle course consisting of people’s limbs, popcorn, softdrinks and the occasional lost toddler.
Casino Royale turned out to be the exception to the rule.
I got to my seat early and by the time the opening credits rolled I was mesmerised by the flying poker cards and the new James Bond interacting with them in a colourful kaleidoscope. The Art Direction on the opening credits were so superb that I realised then and there just how inspiring and exciting a casino game like poker, as a gambling art form is.
Just think about the famous Dogs Playing Poker paintings done by Cassius Marcellus Coolidge in 1903. ‘Four Aces’, ‘A friend in Need’ and ‘A Bold Bluff’ are part of this whimsical poker dogs collection and without a doubt the most recognised casino gambling paintings on the sport of poker ever created. Replicas have adorned the walls of basements, bathrooms, and card rooms across
In the modern society that we live in art is so much more than just oil on canvas.
Art is movement, creativity, expression and in the case of online casino gambling – it’s a skill. Perfecting the art of playing poker can take a long time when you have a lot of things to take into account. You need to know how to bet, how to play with the chips, how to look at your cards, how to throw your cards in, how to stack your chips and how to bluff convincingly.
Casino Royale's director, Martin Campbell, realised this when he hired nine people, all with varying degrees of casino gambling experience, to play Texas Hold’em against Bond at the Casino Royale in
Hundreds, if not thousands of honest NETELLER clients have been receiving this sort of email - allegedly from the “Isle of Man” e-cash processing company:
Dear Valued NETELLER Member,
Thank you for initiating your first deposit with NETELLER. As a standard security procedure, your account has been placed on hold temporarily and will be activated once you speak with a NETELLER representative.
This security measure protects your personal information and identity, and is only required for your first deposit; subsequent deposits will not require telephone confirmation.
A NETELLER Customer Service Representative will call you between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. If you would like to be called at another time or have not received your confirmation call from a NETELLER representative, please email NETELLER Customer Service with your name, preferred contact number and a convenient time to contact you.
Or click on this link and confirm your account details:
Thank you for choosing NETELLER.
The fraudulent link is of course the site where the identity thieves hope NETELLER clients you will give them the information they need to access one’s account. It's a criminal attempt and a false representation. In an attempt to alleviate further phishing disaster, I will not take the risk of publishing the link, but it is from a NETELLER-like domain registered by a criminal who most than likely uses false names and addresses in the United Kingdom and USA. These have been passed on to the authorities as a precaution.
Now, as you all know, my forte most definitely lies in everything and anything casino-related online, but lately I have been prone to testing the other side of the waters...
Some of you might be asking, "what are you on about now Lil?" Well I'm referring to poker off course!
Texas Hold'em Game
Poker has been making a big scene online with the rise of online poker tournaments like the World Series of Poker, and this has led to much interest and speculation over the socially-interactive nature of online poker.
I can't say I'm much of an expert when it comes to poker, but what I found to help further my understanding of the game was a nifty viral game which I happened to come across on Google's Gadgets page. The little application can be added to the user’s personalized 'Gadgets page' and can be played and played to your heart's content.
The said application is called "Royal Vegas Texas Hold em", and it works on an Artificial Intelligence basis whereby a player will be playing against the computer. In turn, you could actually not only learn how to play the world's most famous poker variant, Texas Hold'em, but, you will also be able to learn poker strategy, which I'm told is very important for an online poker player.
So if you're feeling adventurous and are wanting to try something new, be sure to take a peek at the Google Gadgets page for some online gaming inspiration.
Cheers for now,
[In one of the most anticipated wins in Fortune Lounge history, Debbie H. leaped ahead of other finalists at the International Casino Games final, and secured the grand prize of $250,000 in cash.] - Courtesy World Player
It’s been advertised globally and has been poised to be the ‘biggest online casino event’ that the industry has seen yet and it’s even been compared to the Olympics, but does the International Casino Games have what it takes. Lil’ Dice takes a look at the online casino industry’s latest trend towards multi-player tournaments and unimaginable prize pools that are believed to be the biggest in the industry.
The International Casino Games was launched with much anticipation on 4 July 2005, and casino veterans and beginners alike were set to go head to head in the first tournament that not only sought to bring players from different countries together but a host of different games are offered so that everyone has a chance to play their favourite games in an exciting online environment. There was a bevy of excitement amongst the Fortune Lounge Group when they tested the waters by first rolling out the International Casino Games on its steadfast and reliable Royal Vegas Casino brand. This got the ball rolling in a six-month tournament period where players compete in a variety of games including slots, video poker and table games.
As if that was not enough to entice players to game away countless hours of fun at their PCs, there is a total of US$1.5 million up for grabs in cash and prizes and a chance to win an all-expenses paid ticket aboard the Caribbean Princess, a luxury liner where players will stand a chance at winning a $250,000 grand cash prize and the champion title. This is the world’s first and largest casino event of its kind and is set to become an annual gaming calendar highlight.
International Casino Games has been running for about a month and it has not generated the interest that is expected for an event of this proportion. This is a tournament that could be set to revolutionize the industry of online gaming, and I think it begs the question of why such an event has not received the due it deserves. Some say that events like the International Casino Games, which are attached to offline marketing events like party cruises or tournaments aboard luxury liners attribute to people’s lack of interest because they are seen as “just another sweepstake” or another tactic to get the public’s attention.
It is still early days to predict the fate of the International Casino Games and I think it is not only a question of lack of understanding of what the tournament stands for and what it is essentially, but the fact that it is an online tournament that is linked to an offline event. This could be one of the mitigating factors that confuses gamers because they don’t understand the outcome of the International Casino Games, and they’ve been bombarded with the figures of the tournaments and prize pools as opposed to what it means for them to be part of the tournaments.
Take for instance the name, “International Casino Games”, this alludes to a challenge, an extraordinary competition that will decide the real victor from the common player. It also connotes a dilemma between what games really mean to people and how one perceives online gambling in general. For instance, picture the first type of gambler – new to the scene, wanting to try out all games and test his hand at trying to wager and win online. On the other hand, you get the gamer who is interested in winning the game, who wants to know the game’s rules, its strategy and feel the thrill and adrenalin rush of playing what could be also be seen as a type of sport. This is really what is facing the International Casino Games’ success rate and the state of online gambling in general.
The fact that some people see online casinos as a quick way to make a buck and those who are genuinely interested in playing in tournaments is a real concern for events like the International Casino Games. How does one market an event like this to these two kinds of players effectively so as to open up new avenues of a constantly growing market?
Time will tell as the International Casino Games continues to razzle and dazzle the industry and one cannot predict the route this event will take, but for now let’s hold thumbs and hope for the best. This is however, the best tournament that we have seen yet and the rewards are stupendous. So why not play your game and try your luck at the weekly tournaments and stand a chance at winning your way onto the Caribbean Princess where you can battle it out with the industry’s finest players and who knows maybe you’ll be setting a few trends of your own, being the best player at the table.
First published on 29 July '05 - EzineArticles
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