Today the Melco Crown Resorts case was heard in a Shanghai Court. The trial resulted in 16 Crown Resorts casino employees jailed in China. They were all sentenced to 9-10 months in prison. All had pleaded guilty as charged.
The casino employees had been arrested on 14th October 2016 and their time already served in prison will count toward their sentences. Fines were also levied.
There were originally 19 defendants in the court case but three were released last November. They worked for the sales and marketing department and they were not fined or sentenced to jail.
Visiting the MGM Grand Casino Las Vegas is an experience to remember. The building itself is a massive icon in the centre of Vegas. The MGM Grand is owned by MGM Resorts International, they are one of the largest casino companies in the world.
Not surprisingly, this MGM Casino is one of the main public areas of the hotel complex. It has as much, if not more gaming space as any other resort casino in Las Vegas.
The Cotai strip Macau, as it now named is a 5.2 square kilometre piece of newly reclaimed land. Formerly known as the Seac Pai Bay between the Taipa and Coloane islands in Macau, it is now a casino Mecca.
Part of a cunning plan to replicate Las Vegas in the far east, today it has become a veritable gambling hub.
Not without foresight, during 2002 the Macau Government took a decision to award gambling licenses to a number of casino developers.
The result was a resounding success. During the following years after some sound planning the Cotai strip became a reality.
Playing bridge can be traced back to the early 16th century. Sometimes known as “whist” it became popularly known as bridge it was first played at the Portland Club in 1894 from where it became famous.
By 1925, bridge had developed and the game as we know it today was established. It was known as contract bridge.
The first World Championship for the game took place in 1937 and in 1960 it became recognised as an Olympic Sport. It is regarded as an intellectual game and it now played worldwide. The next Bridge World Championships are being held in Lyon.
Pai Gow Poker was first played in the card rooms of California during the 1980’s. It was developed from the game of Pai Gow which originated in China. From there it propagated quickly to casinos worldwide.
Also known as double hand poker it is played using playing cards with poker hand values. The original game of Pai Gow was played with Chinese dominoes and can be traced back centuries.
Playing blackjack is really simple but there can be a lot of skill involved at winning. The secret is card counting to predict the next card.
According to records the history of blackjack goes back centuries in one form or another. However if was not until the 60’s that the public started learning to beat the dealer. The casinos soon got wise to it and came up with a simple way to reduce the odds of a player using card counting to win. The number of decks of cards being used could be increased to make prediction by card counting much more difficult.
Blackjack history began in 1440 when it was referred to by a French priest, the name of the game was Trente-un. (Thirty-one). By 1570 it was mentioned in the text of the famous French author Miguel de Cervantes who went on to write Don Quixote. The rules of “thirty-one” were not written for preserve but it was probably a game in which the score of the winning hand equated to 31.
Because the game was so simple there were many early variations of early card scoring games in France and Spain. The concept of a card game using a deck where the next card drawn would have a low probability of the player hitting a the target score and a high probability of not reaching it was exciting. Do you take another card and go past the target score or stick win with highest hand.
The latest offering from Netent is the Copy Cats video slot game. Netent regularly introduce advanced new gaming software for online casinos. This new themed game is inspired by all things feline and features a great design with good graphics including some very cheerful and colourful cartoon cats. It also has some great features.
This slot game features some unusual cat creations, they are far more colourful than the average house cat. Be prepared to be shocked by blue, red, pink and gold cats with cartoon style faces. They replicate themselves across the reels and deliver some surprising big wins.
Learn how to play Baccarat or Punto Banco as it became known when it was taken to Cuba in the 1950’s. Baccarat is still often known as Punto Banco today, especially in the online casinos.
In a real casino Baccarat is normally played in a segregated area. When playing at an online casino it can be played with a live dealer. In a real casino the game is played with casino chips. Baccarat is strictly a game of chance, no skill is involved.
It has become a popular game particularly with Asian gamblers. Punto Banco is the most highly played game in the casinos of Macau. You do not need to go to Macau learn how to play Baccarat, just read on.
The History of Baccarat is tied to France and Italy and goes back to the fifteenth century. Initially when baccarat was played in Italy, Tarot cards were used but later the 52 card deck was introduced.
The name originates from the Italian word “baccara” which translates to English as zero. It was played with a 52 card deck and in the game the ten, jack, queen and king all have zero value. So a hand of six and four also has a value of zero.
Baccarat gained popularity with the upper classes in France and Italy. It was however played by the middle classes in the many illegal clubs which existed at the time.