The Longstreet Hotel, Casino, and RV Resort was opened on 1 April 1996 and is named after Andrew Jackson Longstreet, who was affectionately known to Amargosa Valley locals as Jack. He was a frontiersman, and married a Paiute woman from the Valley.
Jack was respected by Native Americans and Western settlers alike in this part of Southern Nevada, and often worked with miners and ranchers over his lifetime. He was also a merchant and a barkeep at different points, and lived in a rock and adobe house that he had built himself. Continue reading
Miccosukee Resort and Gaming, Florida
The Miccosukee Resort and Gaming is a hotel and casino situated in Florida, in the United States of America. This Miami attraction was completed in the year 1999, and opened that same year. It is a nine-story building, with a statue of a young boy from the Miccosukee tribe dominating its front entrance. It has been described as one of the most uncommon resort destinations in the state of Florida due to the contrast between the casino itself and the Native American village that surrounds it and it cost a purported $45 million in order to create. 400 members of the Miccosukee tribe are in charge of operating this destination. Continue reading
Land based casinos in today’s world, competing with the online variations, have still got a few ace factors that quell the online tide. These include the tangible aspects of a land-based casino, like the architecture, the history, tangible through art and décor as well as theme and atmosphere. These factors definitely create an exciting casino environment, especially when coupled with some fine accommodation turning the experience into a full holiday. However the tangible cannot last forever and in the case of the Riverside Hotel this was made final in 1986 when the establishment closed. It still serves as housing for artists and is an historical landmark in the Reno, Nevada area. Continue reading
Owned and operated by casino industry giant, Peppermill Casinos Inc., the Peppermill Reno is a luxury Tuscan-themed hotel, casino and spa located on South Virginia Street in Nevada’s “other” famous casino city – Reno.
The Peppermill Reno is one of the region’s older casinos, having been operational since April, 1971 and, as of 2011, boasts a four-diamond rating awarded by the American Automobile Association – in addition to numerous other industry accolades. 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
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
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
Game of Thrones 243-Ways is a video slots game by Microgaming based on the award-winning HBO television series. The game features five reels and three reels, with a two hundred and forty-three ways of winning feature.
There are two versions of the Game of Thrones video slots game available. The one is the Game of Thrones 15-lines game, which offers players fifteen pay lines and a flexible betting range, but lower maximum payouts. The Game of Thrones 243-Ways version, in contrast, offers players the two hundred and forty-three ways of winnings feature with a more limited betting range but higher maximum payouts. Continue reading
Chibeasties is an online slot game with a unique theme by Yggdrasil. It is based on small furry creatures called Chibeasties that inhabit a magical forest. These Chibeasteies can award players up to 750 times their staked line wager.
Chibeasties is a 5 reels lot game that features 20 pay lines. To activate these pay lines, wagers ranging between 0.20 and 40 can be made. The theoretical Return To Player in this slot currently stands at around 96.2%. The main bonus game is a free spins round with two parts to it. Other than the free spins, there is a wild substitute symbol. Continue reading
Cool Jewels is an online video slots game released by WMS that has a very distinct arcade feel to it, combining standard gem-based puzzle or entertainment games with the slots gaming world. It offers players good and simple fun with various bonus opportunities and an exciting playing screen.
The Cool Jewels slots game is visually similar to gem-based puzzle games, and its symbols include various types of jewels in an assortment of colours, including red, yellow, blue, pink, and green. Continue reading