Wandering through the casino at Caesars Palace recently, we were surprised and borderline giddy to see European roulette is now being offered in the iconic casino. That’s right, European roulette. Which means Caesars Palace is one of the few casinos on The Strip that offers topless roulette! Which would be even more awesome if we….
Everyone seems to have an opinion about what the luckiest number on a roulette wheel is. But here’s a fact about roulette you probably didn’t know: The funniest number on a roulette wheel is 32. Now, we know what you’re thinking. It’s something along the lines of, “Despite your being an award-winning Las Vegas blog,….
Roulette is one of the most appealing games in a casino. The gleaming, spinning wheel. The variety of bets. The relatively simple rules. The camaraderie. The repeated leaning forward of well-endowed patrons to place their bets, if you know what we’re saying. An interesting aspect of roulette is how the game’s chips work. Unlike other….
When the beloved O’Sheas casino closed (in April, 2012) to make way for The Linq project, there was much wailing and gnashing of teeth. We know, because we were in the building, gnashing along with all the other O’Sheas fans. As the end neared, the table games were shut down, one-by-one. At the roulette table,….
These Interwebs can be a funny place. It all started when poker player Jeff Romano Tweeted the photo below, sparking rumors that an odds-defying roulette streak had taken place at Rio Las Vegas. The photo made the rounds and created a lot of buzz, but either fortunately or unfortunately, it was a streak that never….
This blog is always up for trying its luck at casino games like roulette, blackjack and slots, and now those games are available free on Facebook with the Caesars Casino game. The realistic roulette, blackjack and video slots games are completely free to play, with more games coming soon. Sorry, no craps yet! Nothing’s perfect….
Roulette is one of the most appealing games in any Las Vegas casino. It’s relatively easy to learn, and it’s a social game. Oh, and there’s usually free liquor involved. Like we were going to forget that one. One of the things that makes roulette so fun is the wide variety of bets you can….
We aren’t completely sure we know what fanfare is, but we are sure there was a good bit of it as the much-anticipated Margaritaville Casino opened its doors at Flamingo Las Vegas on Oct. 1, 2011. What kind of Las Vegas blog would we be if we didn’t amble on over to the new casino….
Roulette is one of the most enjoyable games in a casino. No time-consuming learning curve, a variety of bets, not too much math, and a social atmosphere where fortunes can be won if Lady Luck smiles. Roulette, like many casino table games, has its own set of slang terms. For example, when you bet on….
We can just imagine the product-development brainstorming session. “Jim, we want to develop a product that combines everyone’s favorite things into one thing.” “Jim? Why, Jim? Not every product-development brainstorming session has a Jim involved, you know.” “Right, Jim, any ideas?” “Yes! How about if we combine roulette with hard liquor?” “You mean like they….
Did you know that in Vegas casinos, roulette is the only table game where chips don’t have a denomination specified on them? Bonus roulette factoid: In roulette, a “basket bet” is a five number bet that includes zero, double zero, 1, 2 and 3. Take a look at more roulette trivia before your next visit….
On the Oct. 13, 2010 episode of “Hell’s Kitchen,” starring Gordon Ramsay, Rio headliners Penn & Teller made a surprise cameo, bringing their subversive sensibility to the popular reality show. Vegas played an integral part in the episode, with a cooking challenge inspired by a roulette wheel. The “red team” won the challenge, and got….
Think you know Vegas? Here’s today’s puzzler. Check out this super close-up of a gaming chip from one of Sin City’s most talked-about resorts. It could be a vintage chip or one currently in circulation. Think you know which resort it’s from? Post your guess in the Comments section. We’ll even give you a hint…..
Roulette has a long and storied history. It’s thought to be an amalgam of the English wheel games Ace of Hearts, E.O., Roly-Poly and Reiner. Also in the mix were the Italian board games of Hoca and Biribi. Oh, and there was also a French board game called “Roulette” that preceded the advent of roulette….
Roulette was invented by French mathematician Blaise Pascal, a byproduct of his experiments with perpetual motion. The French version of roulette has a single zero, while the American style has a double zero. (Although you can still find wheels with one zero in some American casinos, even on the Strip!) In some forms of early American roulette,….