The Dakota people, including the Lower Sioux, Upper Sioux, Prairie Island and Shakopee tribes, have lived on the banks of the Upper Mississippi River and the lakes of Minnesota for centuries. After many years of struggle these first nation people were recognized as a tribal government in 1969.
As part of working to overcome economic struggles Norman Crooks, who was the Shakopee Tribal Chairman, introduced High Stakes Bingo in 1982 and opened Little Six Bingo. The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act was passed in 1988, and allowed tribes to negotiate with the state of Minnesota to offer different casino games. Little Six Bingo became Little Six Casino, and continues to this day. Continue reading
The Color of Money is an American drama film that was made in 1986. The film is directed by Martin Scorsese. It is based on a book of the same name by Walter Tevis and is a sequel to the 1971 film The Hustler, also based on a book by Walter Tevis. The screenplay for the The Color of Money was done by Richard Price, though, and apparently with significant contributions from Paul Newman, who starred in the original Hustler and the Color of Money. His c-stars in the film were Tom Cruise, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Helen Shaver, and John Turturro. The film was directed by Martin Scorsese. Continue reading
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
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
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
Online sports betting and the world of technology that has come with it continues to expand and grow at a rapid rate, with players and bettors from all over the world trying to get their hands on the most convenient means of placing a bet.
When online sports betting was introduced, players were only able to deposit money and place bets by using a credit/debit card or a bank transfer. Nowadays, however, the number of criminals found online today has ultimately given rise to more options. Continue reading