When you go to any local casino that isn’t situated in the major cities, you usually find one of three colors for felt. You’ve got the traditional green, the immaculate red, and the professional blue. While each hold their own in the casino world, we found something with a little more style. It’s a Suited Blue Poker Table Cloth that dawns patterns of hearts, spades, diamonds, and clubs. Personally, we’ve never seen anything like it.Last year, it was given to us as a Christmas present from our best friends who come over all the time. They’ve had the privilege to play poker on our two Holdem tables and needless to say, it hasn’t always been fun. Most of the time, we were stuck out in the garage because there wasn’t enough room to put a table in the house. Oh just thinking about the cold nights with a space heater by our feet is a little too much to take without laughing.Those were the good old days, but eventually we found a new home right next door to Jeff and Krista. It has enough room in our finished basement to hold about ten poker tables, but we’ll never have that many people over. Although, it’s a thought for down the road. In the meantime, though, they knew how old our table looked. We got it free about ten years ago from a church that was upgrading their own.Anyway, the felt is old with several stains on it so it’s a bit sore on the eyes. However, Jeff and Krista gave us this Suited Blue Poker Table Cloth for Christmas and once we put it on, you wouldn’t even believe the difference. It’s almost as if we purchased a brand new table. In fact, we’ve had some others over since then who really thought we did. Now that’s a great feeling when a mistake like that occurs.The Suited Blue Poker Table Cloth has unbelievable appeal, but it is the pattern that makes it stand out on the table. Plus, the particular blue that it provides is not too bright or dark. It basically leaves you with a professional style that looks like it could be sitting in a real casino. In the years to come, we may even end up branching out with some other casino style tables. However, all in good time because for now we are enjoying our new poker table.If you’ve been looking for something out there or the Suited Blue Poker Table Cloth in particular, we recommend the latter. While blue was our color of choice there are several on the Internet to choose. One thing we found out, though, was that the site our best friends bought it from had fantastic customer service. Knowing them, there were a million questions they asked, so it must have been good.Just know that no matter what you choose, the look is magnificent. We can’t even explain it to where you would understand because it needs to be seen in person. According to Jeff and Krista, the images online really doesn’t give it justice. Soon, you’ll know what we mean.
Are you planning on throwing a party for your friends? If so, consider throwing a trendy Casino party. Follow these simple guidelines to pull off the perfect Casino party:Invitations: Set the theme for your celebration with the invitations. There are a number of ways to do this. First, consider including casino chips within each invitation, and allow guests to turn these in for door prize drawings or even specialty drinks. Or, you may wish to send invitations that are in the shape of playing cards. If you choose this second option, consider including a playing card that serves as each guest’s ticket for entry into the party.Decorations:There are many decorative ideas for a casino party, whether you want guests to feel as though they’ve been transported to Las Vegas or Atlantic City or if you’d like them to feel they’re in your own private casino. First, remember that any games you have can add to the room decorations, so roulette and poker tables themselves can serve as decorations. Also, many websites and party stores offer giant dice, which can be placed throughout the room, hung from the ceiling, or can even serve as benches for guests. You may also purchase large playing cards and put them on the walls and in the entryway. Consider offering a photo corner where guests can take pictures of themselves among these decorations.Food: Finger foods, particularly sushi and cocktail shrimp, are extremely popular casino foods. You can also purchase skewers with card suits (diamonds, spades, hearts, and clubs) on them. Then create grilled meat and veggie skewers for guests. On your dessert table, have round cakes decorated like game tables, and include cookies decorated like money or playing chips. You may also choose to have cookies shaped like diamonds or spades, with the date of the party written on them in icing.Favors: Send your guests home with a favor to commemorate your party. Some popular ideas include photo key chains (particularly if you set up a photo corner as recommended above), club shaped soaps, or even individually wrapped cookies like you provided on your dessert table. For a particularly unique gift that ties in perfectly with the casino theme, give guests each a deck of personalized playing cards with the date of the event inscribed on the case. Every time they use them in their homes, they’ll remember the wonderful time they had at your party.
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Water jaunts have never been more popular than they are today. A boat club is a great way to get in on the fun. One of the hottest ways to take advantage of a boat club is to rent a yacht and throw a theme party on it. Here are five ideas for a naval party:1920s Casino NightA yacht is a perfect place to create a casino, as many real casinos operate on the water. Keep the attire glamorous with fedoras and feathered boas. Throw on some old jazz to set a decadent mood. Some other suggestions include setting out dominoes and cards for Canasta (with instruction books), as both games became popular in the 1920s. Strings of pearls draped around various fixtures plus peacock feathers harken back to this festive era. Finger food like stuffed mushrooms, olives, and deviled eggs work well for this night.Disco on the WaterThe night calls for disco, and to keep it authentic, spin the tunes instead of playing them from an iPod or laptop. Think Donna Summer dresses, Liza Minnelli satin, and Andy Warhol’s wide tie and black suit. Have a couples disco dance contest. Another cool suggestion is to put out a few of the Simon electronic memory games, as the device debuted in 1978 at the popular discotheques. This theme can really get as wild as the club itself, but as long as no one hides any money in the ceiling, all should be fine.Tacky Couples Get TogetherThis theme requires that people pull out all the stops to look as bad as they possibly can. The costumes on this night can include bad wigs, hideous clothing, awful makeup, and bad fake teeth. A rousing game of Twister will have everyone enjoying an eye-full for sure. As far as food goes, it’s best to serve pre-packaged delights and maybe even a few colorful jello molds. The music on this can be from any era, but make sure to throw in great 80s tunes.Celebrity NightA celebrity night theme is sure to keep guests guessing who’s who, because, in all honesty, a lot of people don’t look like stars! However, with a little creativity and a change of swagger, it is possible to evoke big time stars. Another version of this would be Favorite Character Night. This theme might be a little easier for people to pull off because so many iconic characters also have iconic costumes, making them instantly recognizable. Since most big movie stars spend a lot of time in L.A., West Coat fare like sushi, tacos, ramen noodles, and frozen yogurt fit best.Viking RampageReal Vikings might have felt a bit out of place on a boat club yacht, but party Vikings will love getting aboard. This party will really stand out if the food features raven banners set on top of it and if there are fake swords and fake Viking axes set around the yacht. As far as food goes, barbecue fare just seems to fit this theme so well. Since guests should dress like Vikings, naturally that means that no one can come aboard without a Viking helmet.Renting a yacht at a boat club is a great way to party away the night, no matter what the theme.
Madagascar is a country in Africa, with only two casinos. Both Madagascar casinos can be found in Antananarivo, which is one of the larger cities in Madagascar. The first is the Hilton Madagascar. The hotel and casino overlook Lake Anosy, offering spectacular views. There are 171 rooms including suites, which were all refurbished in 1998. The hotel also provides an air-conditioned shuttle bus to and from the airport for its guests.This Madagascar casino has 40 slot machines and video poker terminals. It also offers 14 gaming tables, which include American Roulette, Baccarat, Blackjack, Poker, and the standard Roulette. The Hilton Madagascar has leisure facilities for its guests including a swimming pool, a tennis court, and a fitness club with a Jacuzzi, sauna, and a Turkish bath. The onsite shopping mall allows its guests the opportunity to buy gifts and jewelry from its 20 shops. There is also a business center available with Internet access and lots of other business amenities.The hotel has three restaurants and bars. Le Bistro’s variety of snacks and small dishes can be enjoyed until the early hours. La Serre des Orchidees provides a selection of international specialties and themed buffets. Or, you could try L’Oliveraie with its array of dishes from Southern Europe and the Middle East. Many promotional offers are available which could make your stay more affordable. These include longer weekends, early booking, and second rooms at half price. So, with all these facilities, including the nightclub and comfortable rooms, you can enjoy an exciting, yet relaxing vacation.The second Madagascar Casino is the Colbert Hotel and Casino. It has 140 luxurious rooms and offers 24 hour room service. The hotel provides a blend of French tradition and unique Malagasy hospitality. The Colbert Hotel has two restaurants. La Taverne offers genuine French cuisine in splendid surroundings. Or, you could opt for La Fougere with its large selection of grilled entrees and international cuisine, which can be enjoyed either inside or out on the terrace. There is also La Cellier where you can organize your own private lunches or dinners and taste quality French wine.This Madagascar casino offers a wide range of facilities including a baby sitting service, a secretarial service, two bars, a patisserie, beauty shop, barbers, disco, and a health club, to name but a few. The Colbert Hotel’s casino holds 250 slot machines and video poker games, as well as a multi game and gradual jackpot. Gamblers can enjoy their time here from 10 am to 2 am, Monday to Saturday, and 2 pm to 1 am on Sundays.
The Book is run by Leroy’s Sports Book and is easy to get to. This is the best place to go if you want to make a bet and not wait in a line. It is also the best place to watch a game if you do not like big crowds. The Sports Book is very clean and it is not too smoky, very important if you are a non-smoker. The Silver Club Sports Book is located on the top floor, which is also home to 2 nice bars, several big screens, TV’s throughout the top floor, pool tables, and slot machines.The staff is very friendly and rewards you with a drink toke or two on almost every bet made. The drinks are only $1 during the games, which makes it nice to drink as much as you want and not lose all your winnings in the process.This might not seem like a big deal but it is very nice not to feel like a vagrant when you make a bet by having to ask for a drink ticket. It is also nice to have people waiting on you and treat you the way a customer should be treated. There are other places that make it a big deal to give out drinks to their customers. Why? I have no idea, if anything, they should be handing them out like water hoping that you stay and come back up to the window with a few in you and make the mistake of picking winners in your intoxicated state. Which I might add is the reason they feed you drinks while at the tables. This could be devastating to a gambler, so please be smart in your investments.You are also only a three minute walk to John Ascuaga’s Nugget Casino which is home to the Club Cal Neva Sports Book.The Silver Club Casino is a great place to bet and visit when in town. Locals use the easy access to make a bet and get on their way home. Locals also go to the Silver Club when they want to relax in a clean atmosphere and enjoy a drink while they watch the games. Visitors are made to feel like locals at the Silver Club.We will review the table limits and the hotel at a later date.
The Wynn Las Vegas is the flagship casino resort owned and operated by Wynn Resorts Limited. Bearing the name of the resort group’s founder, Steve Wynn, The Wynn Las Vegas is setting new standards for the development of mega-resorts.The towering 60 floor resort is one of the tallest structures on the Las Vegas strip. Sprawling across more than 200 acres of land, the main body of the resort is situated on the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard South and Sands Avenue. The location is near the famous Fashion Show Mall, and provides easy access to any attraction on the Las Vegas Strip.The Wynn Las Vegas was constructed on the site of the old Desert Inn Hotel and Casino. After 3 years of construction, the Wynn Las Vegas opened it’s doors on April 28, 2005. This is a significant date, not only because it is the birthday of Wynn’s wife, but because it is the 55th anniversary of the day the Desert Inn had first opened it’s doors to the public.The opening day is not all that the Wynn Las Vegas shares with the Desert Inn that use to occupy the space. One of the most notable features of the Desert Inn was it’s famous golf course, which Wynn has reconstructed the name Wynn Golf and Country Club.In addition to keeping some connections to the past, the Wynn Las Vegas also took a progressive approach and set new benchmarks for casino resorts in Las Vegas. For example, the Wynn Las Vegas was the first casino to include an auto dealership, allowing those with the financial means to go from the blackjack table to shopping for million dollar Ferrari and Maserati automobiles.The Wynn Las Vegas was also the first resort to combine the room key with a players club account, and represented the world’s largest implementation of VOIP telephone service in a hotel. Although not technically progressive, another record held by the Wynn Las Vegas is the price tag. At a cost of $2.7 Billion, the main hotel resort is the largest privately funded construction project in the history of the United States.The Wynn Las Vegas had taken a different approach to it’s development. In previous resorts built by Steve Wynn, such as the Bellagio, Mirage and Treasure Island, Wynn’s approach was to build elaborate sidewalk attractions that were free to the public. The attractions would grab the attention of those on the Las Vegas strip, and draw them into the casino. With the Wynn Las Vegas, Wynn took the opposite approach, using what he called the “inside out” approach, meaning that customers have to actually enter the casino in order to see the attractions, which are obscured from view from those on the strip.Once inside the casino, splendid attractions await patrons to the Wynn Las Vegas. Among the most talked about is the Lake of Dreams. A cascading waterfall flows from a Wynn-created mountain and into a 3 acre lake. Every hour the lake and waterfall both have images projected onto them, accompanies by music, in a production titled the “Lake of Dreams”.The success of the Wynn Las Vegas is undisputed. It quickly resulted in the ground breaking of a sister resort called “Encore at the Wynn Las Vegas” next door. The new tower is set to look identical to the original, but will operate as a resort all it’s own. As of March 2007, construction on the Encore was at the 18th floor of the 60 story building.
Flushes Gone Wild is a casino table game where players do not have to understand any poker hand rankings to play. It is very easy to learn. As long as you can count and know the difference between the four suits: Hearts, Diamonds, Clubs, and Spades, you’re good to go.About Flushes Gone WildThis poker game is played with a standard 52 card deck and a house dealer.The only rank while playing is the amount of cards with the same suit in one hand. Any hand with two or more cards of the same suit are flush cards. If two or more hands have the same number of flush cards, then the ranks of the individual cards shall determine the higher hand.Aces are always high, and all Deuces are Wild. A Deuce of any suit counts as a flush card in both the player and dealer hands. The objective for the player is to have a higher amount of flush cards than the dealer in order to win.How to PlayPlayers must first make an Ante and Blind wager of equal amounts. An optional Flush Rush wager may also be made. The player and dealer each receive five cards face down. Two Community Cards are also dealt face down in the center of the table which can be used by the player and dealer to complete their flush hands.After the player examines his or her cards, one of two decisions must be made:
Fold, forfeiting all wagers
Make a Play wager at two times the Ante.
The players with then make their best flush hands. After all the players have acted, the dealer will then reveal his or her cards and the community cards. The winning pay table is determined by the margin of victory between player and dealer hands. For example: If the player has a four card flush and the dealer has a two card flush, then the margin of victory for the player is 2. The Ante and Play bets pay even money, while the Blind wager pays according to the margin of victory table as follows:Blind Pay TableIf the margin of victory is:
5 pays 200/1
1 or 0. Push
The house edge for the Ante and Blind wagers is calculated at about 3.7%.Optional Flush Rush
7 card natural. pays 250/1
7 card wild. 100/1
6 card natural 50/1
6 card wild 10/1
5 card natural 6/1
4 card natural 1/1
All other loss
If the Flush Rush bet is made, the house edge jumps to about 8.6%.The following simple strategy is recommended for this game:
Play all hands that include at least a three card flush and/or at least one deuce.
Play if a two card flush has at least a Queen high.
Scottsdale Arizona has long been considered a top destination for those looking to escape the harsh and long winters associated with many regions around the country. With over 300 days of sunshine a year, and an average temperature of 68 degrees in our coldest winter months, it’s easy to see why. But before you pack your bermuda shorts and sunglasses, take the time to review some of our favorite Scottsdale activities.1. Arizona is home to over 300 golf courses, and many of the premiere courses are located in Scottsdale. Although the list is long, our favorite public courses would have to be the Kierland Golf Club (Mesquite, Ironwood and Acacia courses), TPC of Scottsdale, and the Grayhawk Golf Club (Talon and Raptor courses). Kierland Golf Club (480) 922-9283, TPC Scottsdale (888) 400-4001, Grayhawk Golf Club (480) 502-18002. For something a little different be sure to check out the Scottsdale Gun Club. The range is air conditioned and you don’t need to be a member to use the facilities. The “machine gun adventures” program is very popular allowing for you to experience some of today’s most highly advanced fully automatic military and law enforcement firearms. Scottsdale Gun Club (480) 348-11113. Casino Arizona has two convenient locations in Scottsdale. Both are located just off the 101 freeway for easy access and boast a wide variety of slot machines, black jack tables, poker rooms, restaurants, bars, spas, and entertainment venues. Don’t miss the prime rib special at the Wandering Horse Cafe, served up daily. Casino Arizona (480) 850-77774. Greasewood Flat located in North Scottsdale is much more than just a restaurant and bar, it’s an experience that should not be missed. During the Arizona Territory days, Reatta Pass was an old stage coach stop where travelers stopped for a hearty meal after a tough day of traveling. Portions of the adobe walls and old stone foundation still exist making Greasewood Flat the most authentic “cowboy” restaurant in the valley. Prepare to enjoy a tasty burger as well as some live entertainment at “America’s most beautiful natural outdoor desert dining room.” Greasewood Flat (480) 585-72775. For those with the shopping bug, may we suggest Kierland Commons. This trendy shopping destination is located near the Scottsdale Air Park and includes stores such as Juicy Couture, Cache, BCBG Max AZRIA and Coach. The variety of restaurants is equally impressive and distinctive with eateries such as Zinc Bistro, North, Mastro’s Ocean Club Fish House and Morton’s Steakhouse. Kierland Commons (480) 348-15776. Although not located in the city limits, we would highly recommend taking a trip out to see the good people at Desert Skydiving Center in Buckeye, Arizona. It’s well worth the trip for this once in a lifetime experience. What could be better than jumping out of a perfectly good airplane at 11,000 feet? A tandem skydive runs about $180.00, but the memories will last a lifetime. Desert Skydiving Center (800) 441-JUMP7. Crackerjax is located in North Scottsdale and offers fun for the whole family. Attractions include a miniature golf course, batting cages, driving range, bumper boat lagoon, volleyball courts, video and game center as well as a Can-AM style go-kart track. Crackerjax typically closes at 10:00 pm, although closing hours have been extended to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. Crackerjax (480) 998-2800
Belek is a resort in south west Turkey, about 22 miles from Antalya airport, which is popular with golfers and families alike.With six international class golf courses in the area, Belek is fast becoming a centre of golfing excellence.The white sandy beach here is surrounded by pine forests which provide shade and shelter. The coastline of Belek is lined with fishing villages and coves which are best seen whilst on a boat excursion along the coast. This coastline is also a nesting site for the Loggerhead and Green Turtle and also a haven for birds. The Tyto Alba is a hooded owl and a symbol of Belek.There is plenty for families here as apart from the beautiful beach there is an aqua park, kiddies zoo and a riding school. For a great family day out there is Koprulu Canyon National Park which is located in the mountains of Belek. Here you will see a variety of animals, including mountain goats, deer, bears, wolves, foxes, badgers and rabbits. Running through the park is the Kopru river where you can fish for trout or enjoy a spot of rafting.Another must for the family is a trip to see the popular waterfalls of Belek, including Duden Falls, Manavgat Falls and Kursunlu Falls.By using Belek as a base you can explore the ancient cities of Antalya, Perge and Selge, and also the historical site of the Roman amphitheatre Aspendos. This theatre is still intact and holds concerts, recitals and traditional Turkish wrestling.Belek is a great place for some traditional shops and markets, including those selling gifts, jewellery and Turkish traditional carpets.Evening entertainment is provided mainly in the bars, casinos, clubs, with many of the hotels in the area offering themed nights and shows. For a quieter evening families can enjoy an evenings dining in one of the restaurants which serve traditional and international cuisine.Temperatures during the hot, dry summer months from April till November average between 30C and 34C, with around 14 hours of sunshine a day. During the winter months of December till March temperatures average around 16C.If you are looking for a great destination for your family holidays then you need look no further than Turkey.You will always find great cheap holidays to all resorts in Turkey available throughout the internet.