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Alfastreet to take part in BELGRADE FUTURE EXPO May 2017

Alfastreet to take part in BELGRADE FUTURE EXPO May 2017

Alfastreet is pleased to confirm its presence at the Belgrade Future Expo from 30th to 31st of May 2017. During the Belgrade Future Expo the company will be displaying the latest evolution of the R8 – 8 station fully automated Roulette machine. The event has big impact in the Balkan region and extends well over the boundaries of the hosting country. Traditionally …

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Casino Entertains Hoover Dam Workers

Casino Entertains Hoover Dam Workers

1931 Twenty-six miles southeast of Las Vegas, the United States government, in 1931, developed Boulder City as the place to house men working on the Hoover Dam (originally Boulder Dam). The Bureau of Reclamation required the town to be a model community that afforded a clean living environment. To achieve this, federal legislators officially designated 12 square miles around Boulder City as a federal reservation. This allowed it to prevent gambling, drinking and prostitution near the job site, as federal officers would have jurisdiction and could control the area. However, that same year, Nevada legalized gambling. In July, a Los Angeleno, F.J. Warren, procured a gambling license, one of the first granted in the state, for a 6,000-square-foot casino and dance hall. He named it the Railroad Pass Club after the segment of rail that connected Union Pacific’s main tracks to those near the dam. It was to be built roughly five miles from Boulder City, and that area fell into the exclusive U.S. zone. Despite the geographical conflict, construction began on Warren’s enterprise the following month. It turns out, the location of Warren’s entertainment destination was a 20-acre strip of land for which someone, O.D. Johnson, already had a […]

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Quick Fact – European v. American Roulette

Quick Fact – European v. American Roulette

1840s-Today Gambler Francois Blanc, at his casino in Bad Homburg, Germany, introduced roulette in the early 1840s with only 0 and no 00 on the wheel and table layout, a choice he stuck with when he assumed control of the Monte Carlo in Monaco two decades later. This roulette version became the European standard. In contrast, American roulette games contained both 0 and 00, which afforded casinos about a 5.26 percent advantage. The European version reduced the house’s edge by as much as half, and because players stood a greater chance of winning with no 00 involved, it grew much more popular. Photos from Wikimedia Commons: by Betzaar.com, European Roulette and American Roulette

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Poland Seizes on Gambling

Poland Seizes on Gambling

1913 During this year, the tail end of the second wave of massive Polish emigration, about 3.5 million people, primarily peasants from poor rural provinces, was taking place. Looming on the horizon was the outbreak of World War I, when Poland would become the locale for much of the Eastern Front’s operations. Gambling had become a way of life for Poles. In the Headlines This is evidenced by the article with a Warsaw dateline, “Spirit of Chance Grips Poland in Deadly Grasp,” which the Nevada State Journal published on Nov. 12, 1913. It reads: “Just now a gambling mania is sweeping across Poland. Today everybody in the country gambles, from the prince at his clubs to the cooks and scullery maids in the kitchens; from the lady of fashion in her boudoir to the ballet girls at the theater, who spend their time between the acts in trying their luck with cards. “In nine private houses out of 10 the inmates sit up night after night till four or five o’clock in the morning — and often begin again after lunch. They like the money, the presence of the actual coins. When they cannot have these, they gamble with wooden cocks [roosters],* […]

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Club Cal-Neva Permits Horseplay

Club Cal-Neva Permits Horseplay

1950 Susan Wallace, a 24-year-old, “plucky blonde” who resided in Hollywood, California, needed money to further her opera studies (Nevada State Journal, Jan. 8, 1950).  In early January, she sent telegrams to the casinos in Reno, Nevada — Harolds Club, Harrah’s Club, Bank Club, Club Cal-Neva, Palace Club, Riverside Hotel — asking if they’d be amenable to horse roulette and if their casino could accommodate a horse and its size. Unlike rat roulette, where the rodents are part of the gambling equipment, equine roulette involves a horse actually playing the game . . . well, with a bit of help. Wallace would be in The Biggest Little City in a few days, she informed them, and wanted her white stallion — which she’d named Lucky because of his past gambling success — to play roulette with her there. “‘Lucky,’ the horse, has never been known to draw to a soft 17 or crapped out in a friendly game in the stables among his buddies or in any flourishing casino,” reported the Nevada State Journal (Jan. 5, 1950). Varied Responses Three clubs replied via Western Union. A Harolds Club official asked how old Lucky was, noting the legal age for gambling […]

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Smart And Sneaky Ways To Win At Roulette

Smart And Sneaky Ways To Win At Roulette

Welcome to roulette playing zone! Roulette is such a popular game in casinos worldwide because the rules are simple and can easily be understood by seasonal as well as novice players. It has offered mystery, glamour and a bunch of excitement to every casino player since the 17th century. Every casino-goer comes with lots of […]

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European Roulette Portable

European Roulette Portable

Roulette is a casino and gambling game named after the French word meaning “small wheel”. In the game a croupier spins a wheel in one direction, then spins a ball in the opposite direction around a tilted circular surface running around the circumference of the wheel. The ball eventually falls onto the wheel and into one of 37 (in European Roulette) or 38 (in American Roulette) colored and numbered pockets on the wheel. European Roulette Portable – download and play. No installation needed. Click on a chip of the desired value to select it. Then click on any bet area on the table to place your bet there. Every click on the area adds one chip of the selected value to the bet. Select another chip if you wish to increase the bet by another amount. Right clicking on the area removes one chip of the same value as the selected chip, or the entire bet if the selected chip is greater in value than the bet placed. You can place several chips into several different bet areas at the same time. Click Spin to set the wheel spinning. Tag:roulette roulette online roulette free roulette wheel casino roulette play roulette roulette game roulette strategy roulette table free roulette online roulette gambling

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