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
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
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
Before deciding whether or not this slot game ticks all the correct gaming boxes, and whether or not you should try it out, a brief game description and summary is provided. This medium volatility slot boasts five reels and nine pay lines, as well as a maximum jackpot of 5000 coins. The slot’s software was created by Cryptologic Games, a company later purchased by gaming company Amaya.
The life of a pirate always looks very attractive, with eye patches and roaming the seven seas in search of treasure. Amaya has now launched Pirate Plunder, a pirate themed online slot that sets sails to the seas, and lets you embark on an adventure of a lifetime with Captain Blackbeard and an amazing crew. Continue reading