Sure, I’ve lost some chips, but it wasn’t that bad. Look, I still have money in my account. I just
need one solid win and everything will turn around. I had another night just like this last week,
and I came out with more money than I started with. It’s not like things can get any worse. I just
have to stay positive and keep going. What’s the worst thing that could happen?
What the Hell? That can’t be right. How can I be so stupid? How did I not see that coming? I
can’t believe what I just did. I just doubled up my bet and suddenly the rug got pulled out from
under me. That’s totally uncalled for. The game is rigged. The dealer has something against me.
What a total rip-off. What a joke. This game is the worst. I am never coming here again!
I’ll just give it one more try. I just need to change up my game. I need to play it safe like my
friend told me. I need to really put myself out there and embrace the challenge. I just need to
really believe that I can win and then I can finally pull through. I’ll do it right this time, and earn
back everything I’ve lost. You’ll see. I just need one more chance, and then I can turn this game
Well, that’s that. There goes the last of my chips. A whole night at the slots and I have nothing to
show for it. Well, what was I expecting to happen? I can’t believe I ever thought I could have a
decent gambling night. Why did I even bother to deposit the money? Why did I even come here?
Now all the chips have gone down the drain and there’s nothing I can do. I should have listened
to my friend and played solitaire instead.
You know what? I may not have gotten rich, but I had fun. I went through the good and the bad,
and I came out intact. I may not have had any luck tonight, but does that mean I cash in my chips
and never come back again? No way. It’s high time I leave all these bad vibes behind and try
again. Who’s up for round two?
The world is getting smaller, the bills are getting larger, and pennies are not long for this world.
Since their creation only decades ago, penny slots have had a surge in popularity, mostly due to
the seemingly harmless nature of dropping a penny in a machine. Without pennies to drop, the
slot machine industry threatens to be gutted and the slot machine section of the casino converted
into a place to display large chandeliers.
Believe it or not, penny slots have not been around for very long. The first slot machines made in
the 1890’s all took nickels. Even in Victorian times, taking the time to place a penny inside a
gambling machine just sounded like impractical nonsense. The world was shocked when the first
penny slots hit the casino floors and the crowds came rolling in.
The tricky part about penny slots is they aren’t exactly penny slots. The best way to get a good
payoff is to fill every single slot with coins, and that means betting far more than a penny.
Modern penny slots have so many coin slots they look like a post-Armageddon landscape.
Casinos borrow the term, “penny slots” and then do everything in their power to make sure
players bet as much as possible.
In a way, penny slots were on their way out the moment they came in. As tempting as it sounds
to risk just a single harmless penny and spin a jackpot, many players end up betting far more
once they get to the machine. A decent spin from a single penny just doesn’t net enough coins to
seem worth the effort. Ending the use of pennies may take penny slots away, but it wouldn’t do
much to change how betting works in real life.
Even without pennies, there is one place where penny slots may still be safe: the Internet. So
long as everything is electronic, pennies still have a place to be themselves. On Amazon, in a
bank account, and anywhere the Internet touches, one cent is still one cent. $53.28 is still $53.28,
not $53.30. Pennies still have meaning on the web, and that means there will always be a place
for penny slots. It’s even possible to just bet one cent and then pull the imaginary lever.
When the world moves forward, some things go out the window. The highly successful industry
of penny slots may be one of those things, but at least there will always be a place where a player
can drop a penny in a slot and pull a lever. We thank you, Internet.
Customer service is a super fun industry because the customer is always right and the
management always has the worker’s back. Nothing ever goes wrong, especially in a casino
where the customers lose lots of money, have near-infinite access to alcohol, and need someone
to take it out on. Actually, maybe customer service isn’t so glamorous after all.
Out of Order
People don’t become slot machine technicians because they’re good at dealing with people.
Technicians know how to check the history on a slot machine, check the interior for lost bills,
switch the machine on and off, and identify simple problems. Nothing could have prepared this
slot machine technician for what happened.
Glen was pulling a stuck dollar bill out of a slot machine when he was harassed by a customer.
She insisted that the machine ate her $20, so he politely took a look. He looked at the machine,
and saw it was empty. $20 had been inserted, and immediately withdrawn. When he said so, the
customer became irate and demanded to see his supervisor. The supervisor said the same. The
money had been inserted and withdrawn. The customer knew exactly what she was doing.
The customer left in a huff. The supervisor asked around, and found out the customer had tried
the same thing in every section of the casino.
Hungry for Drama
Every week, a casino concession stand receives a particular visitor. She is a big spender at the
casino, a platinum member, which means everyone must walk on thin ice whenever they talk to
Each and every time, she orders the same thing: a burger and fries with no ketchup, mustard,
pickles, tomatoes, lettuce, or onion. She grabs the order from the workers, takes one bite, and
demands to speak to the manager.
The customer insists the order is wrong and demands a new one, then sends it back. The workers
take the order back into the kitchen, throw it in the microwave, and hand it back to her. Then she
thanks the workers for the food and goes on her merry way.
Three men walk up to the bouncer at a casino gate, one of them looking a little bit younger than
the rest. The bouncer asks for ID, and the man hands him an ID saying he is 22. “How old are
you?” the bouncer asks. “17,” the man replies. He stops mid-sentence, blushes, takes his ID
back, and goes back to the car.
1. Rain Check
Have you ever been on a roll at a machine but desperately needed a sandwich? Imagine if you
could just leave your tokens sitting on the counter and get a bite to eat. Impossible, right? Not
online. Online casinos provide the freedom to get up in the middle of a game, come back two
days later, and finish it off. How’s that for flexibility?
2. Watch and Learn
Ever want to record yourself playing an intense game and see what went right or wrong? There is
no way a video camera is getting past security, and no one is going to stand idly by while a smart
phone is recording a game, but on a computer, all bets are off. Screencasting programs like Jing
and AviScreen are free for the taking, ready to make a change in your game.
3. Call it a Day
Online, when you run out of money, you run out of money. No matter how fast deposits claim to
be, they still don’t give players access to the money until it completely goes through. The wait is
an excellent time to realize that the chips will still be there another day.
4. Keep it Low
Want to run into your boss at the casino? Probably not. How about your ex? Online, you might
accidentally run into someone you know, but their name will be Nickifan007 and your name will
be bballpro9001. There’s something to be said for anonymity.
5. Find Your Soulmate (Machine)
After night after night wandering the floor looking for a slot machine with the right vibe, you
might just get lucky and find one that really speaks to you. It might make just the right noises
when you win, it might tease you with enticing glimpses at a jackpot, or it might just have
adorable kitten and puppy graphics that make it hard to walk away. The next time you come in,
you’ll probably make a bee-line right to that machine only to find someone else playing at it.
Online, your favorite machine will always be waiting for you.
6. Make Your Own Hours
Do you work nights? Spend peak hours relaxing at home or out with friends? Is the only time
you have to gamble at 5:00 am on weekdays before work? In person, you are out of luck, but the
online casinos are up and couldn’t be livelier.
The online gambling world is full of rich and crazy bonuses. There is a bonus for everything
from making a deposit to just signing up. Other bonuses are rare, special, or unique to the online
casino. This is a short list of some of the most unique online casino bonuses and what makes
1. Double Up
Most casino bonuses are pretty simple in function. The player creates an account, and gets free
chips. The player deposits money, and gets a percent of the money free. Things get interesting
when one bonus stacks on top of another bonus, and the player gets much, much more than they
signed up for. Some bonuses are meant to stack. On certain days, or with certain combinations of
bonuses, extra poker chips seem to rain from the sky. This is why it’s a good idea to read up on
all of a website’s possible bonuses before making a deposit. See what kinds of combinations you
can pull off.
2. Enter the Raffle
Every now and then, say once a month or on special holidays, online casinos run a raffle or a
lottery. Entering takes different things, like a small $50 deposit or just signing up. The best
lotteries let players put their name in the hat over and over again for a better chance to win. The
prizes can be enormous. Sometimes a lucky player will win as much as $10,000 and entering
didn’t cost them a dime. It’s always a good idea to take a look at the ads on a casino website. It
might seem tedious at first, but the free lotteries are actually a very good deal.
3. Grab a Friend
Have friends who gamble? If you introduce your friend to a website and they use it, there’s
sometimes a bonus in it for you. The most important step is making sure you give your friends
the link that the online casino provides. Otherwise, to the casino, it will just look like a new
player signed up. This bonus is best done by having several friends join around the same time,
and receiving an even larger bonus.
4. Chip in
Sometimes casinos give their players online poker chips as rewards. These might be rewards for
logging in on certain days, making deposits, or playing certain online games. The chips might be
random, or might be certain values for certain actions. Free chips are fun because they are a
chance for anyone to play a $100 or more value chip, even if they’ve never deposited that much
A quick look around will prove it: there is a bonus for everything.
When is the best day to take out the $100 betting chips? The secret to choosing the perfect time to
make a bet may lie within fundamental numerology. Using clever math, it is possible to align a
person’s luck with the day that they were born.
Finding Your Number
Long numbers may seem infinite, but the strongest numbers are only a single digit. Every birth
date can be reduced to a single number, and the good luck can be unlocked through the use of
that number. Finding this number is simple but life-changing.
Start with the day of the month that you were born.
This number cannot be reduced any further, meaning the key number is 8.
1+5=6. This means that the key number is 6.
1+1=2. This means that the key number is 2.
The key number appears as the base number of every date that unlocks your full potential. If
your key number is 2, then the proper times to make a bet are on the 2nd , 12th , and 22nd . If your
key number is 5, the associated dates are the 5th , 15th , and 25th .
Balancing the Impact
The smallest lapse can take away from the potential of every unlocked day. This means that if
you take a significant risk on the 2nd of a month, you must also take the same level of risk on the
12th and 22nd . The risk has a slingshot effect. The more the rubber band is pulled, the farther it
launches. If each pull has equal strength, then the aim becomes sharp. Three strong and equal
pulls is the way to the bull’s eye.
Each key number has two to four unlocked days, depending on the month. In most cases, there
will be three. Each unlocked day has a counterbalance, or locked day. On these days, luck is no
longer on your side, and it is time to stay home and lay low as much as possible. These days
come exactly seven days after the unlocked days. For example, for the key number 2, the
unlocked days are the 2nd , 12th , and the 22nd , and the locked days are the 9th , 19th , and 29th . The
locked days also reveal another factor: the broken number.
Adding 7 to the key number and eliminating the starting number if needed reveals the broken
number. Like 2 is opposed to 9, 6 is opposed to 3 and 0 is opposed to 7. The broken number must
be avoided, especially on unlocked days. Betting on a broken number on an unlocked day is like
stretching out a rubber band before using it on the slingshot. It won’t be helping anyone.
Remember to keep the unlocked days balanced, and take full advantage of them. Beware the
broken numbers, and look out for trends when the winning streaks start.
There is a game for every letter. Bored of the same old gambling games all the time? Hardly!
Still, just in case, here is a list of the rare with the popular. Gambling just got alphabetical.
Named after the cards for one and two, this system is a game of margins. The player draws two
cards, then bets whether the third will fall between the two cards. As players bet wrong, their
bets are added to the pot, and the pot gets bigger and bigger until a single player wins.
This old-fashioned card game is considered elegant and refined not just because players must be
on their best behavior but also because only the very rich can afford the inevitable losses.
Two players fight head to head in this easy game, drawing one card each and seeing which is the
This bleak parody of the class system takes three players, one to play the rich landlord and two to
play peasants. The game is easy to learn but has a steep learning curve.
Not only can gamers watch gamers play games, they can also place bets. The current hits are
Dota 2 and Counter-Strike.
All that is needed to play this game is a handful of small objects like coins or beans and
something to draw with. The dealer draws a square and lets the players guess how many beads
will be left if they dump them all out then whisk them away four at a time. Due to the mess and
time involved, fan-tan has all but disappeared.
This Korean game involves both beautiful tiles and rooting through a pile of unwanted tiles in
order to create a winning combination.
In this game, a player rolls two dice, and that is the last uncomplicated thing that happens.
The gameplay for this indie game is simple but unique. Four players sit at a table around a glass-
sized object and flick poker chips at it. The first to hit the idol receives all of the poker chips that
remain on the table.
In a constant stream of betting, a large group of players play one card every turn and try to pick
the highest value. This game would be straight forward if there was only one round, but players
must play every single one of their cards until they run out.
Just like the lottery, a player picks a set of numbers and sees how many numbers they have in
common with the computer. Compared to the actual lottery, the waiting period is blissfully short.
Two players fight for dominance using the power of cards. The player must guess whether the
dealer has a higher or lower card, and then switch before the winner is announced.
Unlike traditional marriage, this game is all about creating sets of three or more. Perhaps the
extra cards are meant to be children.
That’s all for now. Next, check out letters N through Z, and all the different games found within.
As an energetic game with many highs and lows, and a crowd winning and losing as a
community, craps is surrounded by many unique superstitions. These superstitions do not pop up
at random. Each one is tied into the wants, needs, and worries of the players, and builds a
significant piece of the culture.
If there is one piece of craps culture that everyone needs to know, it’s that everyone picks the
pass line, and no one touches the don’t pass line. When a seven comes up, everyone loses. This is
true to such a degree that even the word, “seven,” is toxic. Just the sound of the word makes the
players shiver. Saying “seven” is a major taboo. Many players have the heartfelt belief that
uttering the number is a jinx, and may even walk away from the table if it is uttered.
Just like certain words seem to jinx a situation, certain situations seem to do the same. A lot of
the dialogue is surrounding the idea of virginity. A male who has never played the game before
setting his chips on the table is said to bring terrible luck. It’s not just the betting choices he
might make, it’s the feeling that comes to the people around the table when they find out
someone might not know what they are doing. Because everyone is betting on the same pair of
dice, dreading the same malevolent seven, a newbie at the table is not something anyone wants to
This jinx has a catch, however. While a man who doesn’t know what he’s doing may not go
well, women with the same level of experience are thought to bring a lot of luck to a craps game.
There are a few different explanations for this. One is that a young woman lifts everyone’s spirits
and the group plays together. It can also be said that women who are new to the game have some
sort of woe over the dice.
Finally, there is one last jinx just for sticklers. When the dice bounce, especially if they bounce
their way off the table, this is called bad luck. From the perspective of some, the bad luck only
lasts for this single throw. For others, the back luck continues to stack up every time a die hits
Looking for good luck for your next craps game? Bring along a woman who hasn’t tried it out,
and always tip well.
When it comes to how we like to spend our free time, we are all wired a little differently. When
it comes to a Friday night, nothing sounds more enjoyable to an extrovert than to get out there,
make some friends, and make some noise. Many introverts, on the other hand, need time to cool
down after a long week, and may find themselves at home enjoying a low-key game of video
poker. Luckily, there is something out there for everyone, especially if you know where to look.
For most introverts, even online casino games can take a bit of a social toll. Many involve a
dealer character, whether through voice-over or an actual dealer facilitating the game on camera.
For someone who prefers quiet and time to think, the presence of a dealer, real or virtual, can
lessen the experience.
The choices bet for an introvert who is cooling off are games that take the dealer completely out
experience. Having never involved dealers or inter-player competition, it is safe to say that these
games are as far away from social interaction as it gets.
While these games are perfect for an introvert, an extrovert may find this experience lonely,
especially in an online format played at home. This is why more social, more involved games
have been created for the computer. Many facilitate the same dynamic of competition that is
found at a table inside a casino. Games such as bingo and blackjack frequently involve multiple
players where there is only one winner. Not all games of this type are guaranteed to have real
social interaction, however, so it is important to check for a multiplayer version.
For teamwork, there is no better answer than craps. This game has everyone winning together, so
long as they all picked the same bet. The same can be said for roulette so long as everyone teams
up and bets on the same square. Competitive or cooperative, the social quality of an online
casino game is heightened the most with the rare feature of live video. When the dealer and the
players can all see and talking together, there is no question about it. There is real interaction
Online gambling offers a full scope of gambling experiences from quiet, thoughtful play to loud
and livid competition. It’s just a question of where to look.