Month: September 2017

11 Casino Dice Security Measures to Keep Players From Cheating

Find Search for: About 20 minutes after dice were invented, fashioned from the ankle bones of hooved animals, somebody cheated using dice. The tradition of trying to swindle casinos continues to this day, so casinos take extraordinary measures to prevent players from cheating, especially at the craps table. Because players handle and shoot the dice, craps is the only casino game where patrons have complete control over the outcome of a wager. In other cases, it’s a machine or wheel or dealer. Dice, then, are an easy target for cheaters. Here are 11 hastily slapped-together dice security measures casinos take to ensure players don’t cheat and every roll is random. 1. Serial Numbers Swapping out legitimate dice with weighted or “loaded” dice is a time-honored tradition in Las Vegas casinos. To avoid “crooked” dice entering a game, casino dice have serial numbers. Typically, casino dice come in packs of five, wrapped in gold foil, each with matching serial numbers. If a casino staffer sees two dice in play with two different serial numbers, the cheater’s jig is up. Casino dice come in groups of five, much like Hugh Hefner. 2. Sharp Corners The next time you use dice on a board game at home, take note of the corners. Most dice outside casinos have rounded corners, but in casinos, they’re sharp. Rounded corners cause rolls that aren’t truly random,...

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Caesars Palace Reveals Addition to Iconic Fountains and Everything is Ruined

It’s either a creative way for a casino company to generate revenue from “unproductive” space or a swift kick to the groin with a steel-toed boot: Caesars Palace has unveiled a new addition to its iconic fountains and our Las Vegas WTF meter is about to have a meltdown. First, let’s take a look at what was arguably one of the most spectacular photo ops in all of Las Vegas. Soak it in. Stunning, right? You might even say jaw-dropping. Now, take a deep breath. The image above is one of the things that pops into our mind when people say “Las Vegas.” The other is boobs, but that’s probably just us. On Sep. 28, 2017, Caesars Palace debuted a Samsung Galaxy Studio sitting atop its fountains. The fountains, we should mention, an estimated 20 million people a year stroll by along Las Vegas Boulevard. Here’s a look at the Samsung Galaxy Studio that will reside on the Caesars fountains through the end of January 2018. We wish this has been done with Photoshop, but sadly “ani.” That’s “no” in Korean. Samsung is a South Korean company. Please try and keep up. The Samsung Galaxy Studio is a place for guests to get “hands-on experience exploring the latest Galaxy products.” The pop-up shop has a virtual reality theater, offers customer care for existing customers, boasts interactive art installations and has...

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Rumors Swirl San Diego’s Kaaboo Music Festival is Coming to Las Vegas

In a major coup for the Las Vegas music scene, word is MGM Resorts has struck a deal for the San Diego-based Kaaboo music festival to come to Las Vegas. Ever since the disastrous Rock in Rio USA festival in 2015, MGM Resorts has been looking for partners to fill up its under-utilized MGM Resorts Festival Grounds just west of SLS Las Vegas. A rep for Kaaboo says there are no “definitive plans” for a Vegas version of the festival. See the official statement, below. We initially reported the festival would move from Del Mar to Vegas, but a more likely scenario would be an offshoot of the main festival confirmed for September 14-16, 2018 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. A Millennial tells us an offshoot of Kaaboo in Las Vegas would be “bomb.” Given the event’s name, M Resort should jump all over it. We’ll wait. What’s Kaaboo? We actually had no idea until approximately 12 minutes ago. Let’s learn more together, shall we? According to the festival’s founder, entrepreneur Bryan Gordon, “Kaaboo is a fictional world.” Which doesn’t help a whole lot, to be honest. Kaaboo describes itself as having been “created by music lovers for music lovers.” But wait, there’s more. Kaaboo says it’s “an adult escape, uniquely curated to appeal to all five of your senses, with world-class music, hilarious comedy, incredible cuisine, craft libations,...

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Rumors Swirl San Diego’s Kaaboo Music Festival Will End Up in Las Vegas

In a major coup for the Las Vegas music scene, word is MGM Resorts has struck a deal for the San Diego-based Kaaboo music festival to come to Las Vegas. Ever since the disastrous Rock in Rio USA festival in 2015, MGM Resorts has been looking for partners to fill up its under-utilized MGM Resorts Festival Grounds just west of SLS Las Vegas. A rep for Kaaboo says there are no “definitive plans” for a Vegas version of the festival. See the official statement, below. From what we hear, though, Kaaboo is going to be the next big thing in Las Vegas music festivals. More like “Kaaboo-hoo.” Sorry, San Diego, but once we get Kaaboo, we’re not giving it back. What’s Kaaboo? We actually had no idea until approximately 12 minutes ago. Let’s learn more together, shall we? According to the festival’s founder, entrepreneur Bryan Gordon, “Kaaboo is a fictional world.” Which doesn’t help a whole lot, to be honest. Kaaboo describes itself as having been “created by music lovers for music lovers.” But wait, there’s more. Kaaboo says it’s “an adult escape, uniquely curated to appeal to all five of your senses, with world-class music, hilarious comedy, incredible cuisine, craft libations, inspiring contemporary art and personal indulgences.” Coincidentally, Personal Indulgences was one of our favorite folks bands in the 1970s. Find out more about Kaaboo at the official...

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