The Gamblers is a 1970 American drama film. Relatively rare and somewhat unknown, this film was written and directed by Ron Winston. Ron Winston was a talented writer and director and had done some high profile TV series and several feature film by the time he died in 1973 at the age of only 40.
The Gamblers stars Suzy Kendall, Don Gordon and Pierre Olaf, and was shot entirely on location in Dubrovnik, Croatia. At the time the film was made, the whole area was Yugoslavia and the dictator ruling the region at the time, Marshall Tito offered numerous incentives for film to be made in the region in order to promote it. Although The Gamblers was only a moderate budget film, but certainly makes full use of the publicity incentives by showing the truly gorgeous scenery of the region in great detail. The film is loosely based on Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s novel The Gambler. Continue reading
Two-up has been popular in Australia for hundreds of years, and is seen by many as part of the nation’s culture and identity. The game’s exact origins are unclear, but it seems likely to have begun in poorer communities who struggled with day-to-day survival. Two-up has come to symbolise the tenacious nature and grit of the Australian people, and was even featured in the opening ceremony of the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney.
The game seems to have evolved from Pitch and Toss, which involved throwing one coin into the air and betting on how it would land. It became popular with poor English and Irish citizens, and the convicts that were sent to Australia from those countries, in the 18th century. The spectators of the Gold Rush enjoyed the game and spread it all around the country, and Two-up was also often played by Australian World War I soldiers. Continue reading
Fafi, also known as mo-china is a gambling game played exclusively in the country of South Africa. The game is popular among South African black women, mostly being played within Townships. Fafi is essentially a type of lottery, closely related to the Italian lottery numbers racket. Historians believe that Fafi can find its origins to the early Chinese community in South Africa. Continue reading
Games of chance have always been a part of human civilisation. Whether it be through dice, cards or a simple wager, the aspect of betting on an unpredictable outcome is an exciting engagement regardless. All over the world games like these have surfaced, brought to the attention of the globe through the Internet, and originating from different unique experiences within these particular societies.
Admittedly one of the most popular platforms for games of chance like these is cards. Because of the versatility that individualised pieces of card can bring to a game, this format has sprung many different game possibilities, including the Spanish birthed game of Julepe. This game uses a 40 card deck and is similar to games like Tute and English five card Loo. Continue reading
Jeopardy! Is an American quiz show. The show became instantly popular when aired for the first time during the 1970’s and it was the best known game show for more than ten years. The game show, in fact, still runs today, and still draws substantial audiences. The hosts Art Fleming and Alex Trebek became household name in the USA.
The slots game specialists, IGT, have taken this famous game show and used it to brand their Jeopardy! Slots game and give it instant popularity. Clearly this was well thought out, since outside the United States Jeopardy! Game show is virtually unknown, and IGT is inaccessible to players from the USA. Continue reading
Based on the 1986 cult film, Aliens is a branded online slot that has been collaboratively produced with 20th Century Fox. This cult classic was directed by Academy award winning director James Cameron and stars Sigourney Weaver as the battle hardened Ellen Ripley.
Players will encounter many familiar elements from the movie while playing the online slot version of Aliens. These are communicated wonderfully through crisp 3D graphics and an immersive soundtrack that creates an engaging gaming experience. Continue reading
Poker King, the movie, is all about an heir to a major casino conglomerate who has no interest in taking over the family business after his father dies. The mean, nasty antagonist, Uno, who has been running the casino empire as the Company President is quite prepared for Jack Chan, the hero, to take over the business. He is nevertheless highly sceptical of Jack’s capabilities with respect to casino games and their art. He has justification, because Jack is rather useless as a consequence of being socially awkward and childish. In an effort to teach Jack about card play, and casinos generally, he enters Jack in a Texas Hold’Em tournament as this is the game Jack professes to be good at. Continue reading
As an online casino player you are certainly living in an exciting time in history. Never before has there been so much fierce online competition between vendors, which in turn creates a rich and wide variety for players to sample and choose from.
New online casino websites that welcome Canadians will almost certainly have some great bonus rewards for players that decide to sign up with them. This can be a real treat for players, as in many cases a deposit will not even be required before the games can be sampled. Continue reading
The propensity for gambling in Australia is actually the highest in the world. More than eighty percent of adults in Australia take part in some kind of gambling, and it is often cited as a top leisure activity and one of the most prolific forms of entertainment on the continent. Slot machine, which are locally known as pokies, make up over sixty percent of the gambling spend in Australia and as much as four percent of the country’s population plays these games on a weekly basis. Continue reading
Mississippi Grind essentially portrays the mental challenges related to an addition to gambling. The famous anecdote, that has been repeated so often as to have become a veritable legend, is about a gambler who was ahead with his gambling. He had won enough money to pay off all his debts, and even have some money over to start his life again with some ease. However, he ends up losing everything at the tables. His rationale when he was finally completely out of money was that it was not really that great a loss, and all he really lost was his original buy-in to the game. Continue reading