The Aristocrat and Pokies Phenomena

Aristocrat Leisure is a slot gaming company that has been in business since 1953, hailing from the great Sydney Australia. What was once nothing more than a local favorite, has quickly grown into a world-wide brand within the casino industry; rapidly garnering the attention of pokie enthusiasts from around the globe by manufacturing award winning slot machines. Exactly what are pokies anyway? Besides a rather funny sounding name, it is what those in Australia refer to their slot machines as, pokies. No one knows the exact origins of the term, but it’s assumed that it has stemmed from old poker slot machines, which was shortened into “pokies,” and eventually became a term that was associated with all slot machines throughout Australia. Regardless...

Behind the Scenes at a Casino

To many people a casino is a place to enjoy a weekend vacation and try their gambling luck. However, a modern casino is far more than that. The mechanics of safely and effectively managing the patrons and ensuring the security of millions of dollars makes a modern casino an example of a high tech organization. ID Cards, Security, and Access ControlOne way a casino can increase its security is through the use of ID cards that are printed on site. With the ability to create a customized design, perhaps with a photo of the patron or employee, as well as a magnetic stripe or RFID chip providing detailed information, it becomes easy to effectively manage both guests and employees. By using the ID cards to unlock doors, every individual will have easy access to...

A World of Fun at Your Fingertips

Not everyone plays online games with the intent of making money or beating their opponents.  For me (and many others) online gaming is a great chance to socialise online and connect with other likeminded people. If there is a competition element to it, I can get immersed and my involvement releases all the happy brain chemicals allowing me to de-stress as well as having fun. What’s not to like about online gaming!? Meeting Friends Online I do love online games and enjoy the convenience of being able to play 24/7 from the comfort of my own home.  However the game itself is not the only reason I jump into my online gaming worlds every day.  I work from home and this can be a very isolating daily existence.  I have the security of...

New Casino to Open in Valley Forge

Valley Forge Casino Resort in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania will open on March 31, 2012 for business. This will be the eleventh casino in Pennsylvania. On March 27th and 29th with invitation only, there will be two test nights to benefit local charities in the state, stated by CEO and President of Valley Forge Casino Resort, Saverio R. Scheri III.  Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Baccarat and Pai Gow Poker are included in the 50 game tables and 600 slot machines are present. Fifteen additional tables for optional monthly poker tournaments can easily be added. On site are bars, retail shops and restaurants along with two hotels and spa. The Valley Forge Casino Resort will be unique in its own way to distinguish itself in a competitive gambling market. The...

Why is the Online Playing Arena Growing in Demand?

Hubs of social interaction, gaming and networking have seen massive growth recently, even sometimes being favoured more than the real-world instance. Take playing card games for example. Some games have been played by thousands of people worldwide since the 1800’s, so what is it that makes it still such a firm favourite for thousands of people today? The fact that this is a sociable game that enables you to master new skills in order to achieve success maybe what has made this form of competitive entertainment, continually popular. Or is it the fact it is so accessible en masse and online? There are so many differences between playing online or at the local casino and the main advantage is that you don’t have to leave home to play. These days we do...

How is Technology Shaping the Way We Play Together?

Everything has changed over the past decade from the way we buy our groceries to the way we pay our bills.  Technology has advanced so much that we never need to leave our homes, we can order groceries online, find services and order take away.  Many of us even work from home these days thanks to computers and superfast broadband connections. The same applies to the way we socialise.  Can you think of one person who doesn’t have a Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn account? I know I can’t, actually I have all three and many of you will too. It’s how we socialise with friends and family near and far, it’s how we keep people informed of how we are doing, we upload latest photographs and videos and market our businesses. Poker is no...

5 Tips to Win Online Slots

Ready to hit the jackpot? Here are five tips for playing – and winning – online slots. <ol > Know How Slots Work Do you understand RNG? How about probability and payback? These are concepts you should familiarize yourself with before you spend any time with slot games.   RNG (or “random number generator”) is exactly what it sounds like – the random numbers coughed up by the computer behind the slots. Each game has an infinite combination of numbers and they all depend on timing and chance. There’s nothing you can do to influence or manipulate them. Payback is the rate at which the game delivers wins. For example, slots with 50% payback will give back half its money in the long run. These numbers are set by the...