Thursday, June 28, 2012

Aces Casino Blog: Information from the Aces Casino Useless Facts File - Time For Playing Card Trivia

It's time for another Aces Casino Trivia game!  That's right, it's trivia time courtesy of the best orange county casino party company in southern California.  Get your pencils out, but don't prepare too hard for this test.  It's "open book."

Today's Aces Casino trivia question has to deal with the 52-card deck of standard playing cards that are used in virtually every casino card game imaginable.  Ready?  Here's the kick-off -- We all know that the Ace of Spades seems to always get preferential treatment when it comes to the artwork used to display the symbol on that particular card; None of the other three aces in the deck are quite as lucky.

Now, here's the question -- WHY does the Ace of Spades get this special treatment in terms of its' design?  Surely, there MUST be a reason.  (Ed. Note: The answer is at the bottom of this blog entry.)

The Ace of Spades, the most beautiful card in the deck.  
Ask Norman Chad.  He'll tell you.

Just a quick pit stop in the Aces Blog this week, courtesy of our top-notch crack blog-writers here at the orange county casino night legends.  (Ed. Note: There isn't ANY other company that does what WE do.  It shows up in all of our work.  Find another company that does a blog like this.  See, we told you so.)  We're working on our blog article surrounding our visit to the WSOP in late June, and when that info and video is ready, we'll post it.  That's it for now, we'll see all of you next week!

Ed. Note: Answer to the above trivia question -- The fancy design got its start in history dating all the way back to the reign of King James I of England.  (He came WAYYY before LeBron.)

The King created a law requiring that an insignia (usually hand-stamped) appear on the Ace of Spades to prove payment of a tax by card manufacturers. That special tax existed in the United Kingdom until 1960, and the practice of putting an ornate spade symbol on the ace of spades just stuck around (But don't tell Governor Brown.  He's looking to try to make King James I look like a benevolent sort.  He'd tax this blog, if he could figure out how to).

Monday, June 25, 2012

Aces College of Casino Game Knowledge: The Fire Bet in Craps Adds Some Excitement To The Game

You don't become the top orange county casino party company in southern California by sitting around the offices playing "Words With Friends," and NO ONE knows that more than Aces Casino Entertainment.  Without question, the team here at Aces Casino has brought more exciting innovations and additions to the orange county casino night party industry than all of the other companies COMBINED. 

That's why we were so excited recently when Las Vegas gaming inventor Perry Staci of Team Shuffle-Master contacted us to mention that his new creation was in the process of making it's appearance on Craps table layouts around the Las Vegas Strip at prominent casino locations like Harrah's and the Rio Suite Hotel and Casino.  He calls it the "Fire Bet," and after seeing it, we deemed it to be PERFECT for the orange county casino party scene.

Perry - Do we have to shoot around that big sign?

The fire bet is a somewhat uncommon craps bet. Usually this is a special craps side-bet that players can make over a multi roll period. The payouts are enormous and not all casinos will allow this kind of bet, as the actual term "Fire Bet" is copyrighted and licensed strictly thru Perry's gaming company (Shuffle-Master) only.  You have to have purchased the actual craps layout that shows this "Fire Bet" on the layout itself.  Perry's no dope, he knows the deal. Congrats to a great gaming innovator...

OK, let's dissect the Fire Bet.  It's pretty simple, actually.... Class is now in session at the world-famous Aces Casino College of Casino Game Knowledge..... (Don't worry, it's an open-book test.)

The goal is to have the shooter go on a hot streak, a "long roll." Players may wager a single chip when the casino allows this bet to be placed (normally the come-out roll for a new shooter). First, a shooter must consecutively roll a number of different points. After each point has been rolled, the dealer will put a "fire" marker on that number. Remember, there are only 6 possible point numbers available: 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 and 10. If three of these numbers became established as point numbers and the dealer rolled and completed those points, there would be three markers on each number. Players still would not win yet.

Once the fourth point has been made, the player will win at 24:1 odds. If the fifth point is made, then the payout increases to 249:1, and finally when the last and sixth point number has been made by the shooter, the player will win the entire fire bet and a 999:1 payout. That means $1000 on a single $1 bet. If you wagered $100, you could actually win $100,000!

A few things to note: The shooter must clear the point on each of all six individual numbers. If the shooter kept establishing and making the point on the number 4, even for 10 times in a row, that will only count as one point number. Also, if the shooter rolls a 7 after a point has been created, everyone loses the fire bets, the fire markers get replaced and the game starts over again.

Odds against the player on the Fire Bet range in the 20 -to-25-to-1 area code,  so it's a big winner for the casino.  But - Here's the good news - You can play this "Fire Bet" at will at your next Aces Casino orange county casino party event!  We spread the Craps Fire Bet on our free-play tables, along with all of the other innovations that you've seen in Las Vegas and all other points of casino gaming interests across this fine nation of ours. 

That's all for today....We'll be back on Thursday with a report on our visit to the 2012 WSOP.  (Ed. Note: We're actually there right now, as you read this.  21st-century technology - It's a wonderful thing.)  You KNOW that's going to be chock-full of interesting, yet worthless tidbits, courtesy of the top orange county casino night party company in the biz.  Take care, and we'll see you then!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Aces Casino Blog: You Would Think That Crossing Niagara Falls on a Tightrope Would Be Exciting....

Here at Aces Casino, the company widely recognized in the industry as the top orange county casino party company in SoCal, we LOVE crazy stunts.  Every time we see a vid on TruTV showing some dope trying to skateboard across a metal handrail, we stop and watch the result.  (Ed. Note: It's NEVER a good thing.)

So, when word started spreading thru the offices that Nick Wallenda (of the old 'Flying Wallendas') had some sort of a TV special scheduled for June 17th over at ABC-TV, well, we HAD to check it out.  Word was, this great-grandson of Karl Wallenda was planning to tightrope-walk across NIAGARA FALLS, of all things.

Yeah, THAT Niagara Falls.

As a group, we said, "No WAY," and made it a point to record this little escapade, so we could see it together when all of us returned from our various events that night.  I mean, what a STUNT!  Tightrope-walking across the home of the "Maids of the Mist."  'I have to see it to believe it' was the prevailing opinion that wafted through our group of Aces Casino crazies.  After all, there's not much that can upstage our orange county casino party crew, but THIS would take the cake.  THIS might be our 2012 "Evel Knievel moment."

Then, the show started.

When we all assembled in the TV room to witness this daring feat, we immediately saw the "count-down clock" in the bottom left corner of the screen, that said, "2 hours Down to the Wire."  Wow.  A two-hour pre-walk show for a guy walking a tightrope?  OK, I said to myself, hey, the guy night not make it.  Give him some time to concentrate, this isn't going to be easy.

Right about now, it's time to discuss one of the best things about DVR equipment -- The ability to fast-forward through 2 hours-plus of absolute garbage on the screen.  "Here's what he's going to do, here's his family, he's putting on his shoes, he's putting on his coat..."  Crimeny, thank goodness for the DVR technology of today.

Then, while we were fast-forwarding thru Mr. Wallenda tying his shoes yet again, something came to our attention on the screen that made us GASP.

Nik Wallenda would be wearing a HARNESS, just in case he slips.

A HARNESS.  A device attached to him to prevent him from falling into Niagara Falls from high above.  Well, for US here at Aces Casino, we immediately thought the same thing -- What's the deal?  We already know now that Nik won't be falling on this stunt, so where's the hook with this?  He's a well-trained wire-walker, that we're SURE could walk across just about ANYTHING, if given a life-line like that harness.

At this point, we had better show this "stunt" as Nik Wallenda performed it last Sunday... (ED. Note: Spoiler alert -- He made it across OK.  What a surprise.)

Nik Wallenda does Niagara Falls, with "The Pole."

OK, well, we're pretty disappointed that Nik is going to use that harness (seems that ABC-TV ordered him to use it), and then, finally, as the clock nears 'zero,' he grabs his pole, hops up on the wire, and he's off.  First, the camera zooms in on the "wire," which turns out to be a steel cable that looks like your everyday street curb.  Then, when the camera on Mr. Wallenda zooms OUT, we REALLY get the picture we we see that pole.  I'm telling you, that "pole" looks like Wallenda could reach out and TOUCH the other side of the falls, all the was to Canada, if he wanted to.  That's the longest pole that i've EVER seen.  You didn't get THAT baby at Home Depot.  That's got to be a GREAT balancing tool, having one that long.

Oh, and I love the father contacting Nik Wallenda thru his headset from the TV truck..."OK, keep going, you can do it, watch for the water."  Hey, pops, he ain't hittin' the water with that harness on.  That baby could hook a 747 on an aircraft carrier.  He ain't doin ' the water thing.  Well, 15 minutes or so later, the man with the saving harness and the super-pole scurries across the falls "to safety."  Hey, I couldn't do it, I know, but I ain't gobbling up 2 hours of network TV time cheating at cards. 

But, if you ask me, Evel Knievel's legacy is still unblemished.  Hey, we congratulate Nik Wallenda for crossing Niagara Falls on a tightrope.  We're just surprised that the Canadian authorities didn't arrest him when he got to the other side, for wasting our DVR recording time.  

Hey, we could have been taping "Mad."  We've got our priorities straight here at Aces Casino!

Take care, all of you...We'll see our clients this weekend with some great casino events, and return on Monday with another goofy blog entry.  Have a good week! 

Monday, June 18, 2012

Aces Casino Blog: We Will Now Return You To Our Regularly Scheduled Blog - Let's Talk "WSOP!"

(Ed. Note: We appreciate all of our faithful readers' patience as they put up with the L. A. Kings "fever" that hit the offices.  We now return you to our regularly-scheduled blog program.)

Regular clients and guests of Aces Casino Entertainment, also known as the top orange county casino party company in SoCal, know that we are BIG fans of the annual rite of poker passage called the World Series Of Poker.  The WSOP, as it's more commonly known, is an event that has grown over the years since it's inception in 1970 with just one table of local poker pros, to this massive poker party held each year at the Rio Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Some of the best coverage of the WSOP is provided by ESPN, whose yearly delayed telecasts of many of the top WSOP events (including the main event) have been deemed second to none when it comes to coverage of our sport.  You can find a link to all of the action now happening at the 2012 WSOP right here.

Our team of Aces Casino crazies will be heading out to Las Vegas to do our own coverage of the 2012 WSOP, so rest assured that we'll do our usual irreverent job at finding all the stories that no one else would cover.  We'll also have mucho pics available from the mecca of poker, and we'll post our video coverage starting on Thursday, June 28. 

As a result, we'll be off from our normal duties of providing Aces Casino Blog Readers our usual blog info for our orange county casino night brethren on Monday, June 25.  I'm sure that we'll leave no stone unturned as we "get the scoop" on such important topics as "where are all the good the WSOP parties being held" as well as "who leads the WSOP in Bad Beats" (current 20-time champ Phil Hellmuth is our guess, if you listen to him tell it), always a fan fave. 

There is also live coverage of nearly every event at this years' WSOP.  Well be providing a link for that coverage right here.  Just another reason the Aces Casino is the top orange county casino party company in the biz.  For all of our many readers, have a good week, and we'll see you Thursday with another edition of the Aces Casino Blog, A.K.A. "the parakeet paper." 

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Aces Casino Blog Is Proud To Announce that the Los Angeles Kings are the Stanley Cup Champions!

That's right, my friends of the top orange county casino party company in SoCal -- It's the Ducks' fans worst nightmare -- Our Los Angeles Kings are the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Champions, and it's time to CELEBRATE!  45 years is a looong time, but the Kings are the champs, and around here at the offices of Aces Casino Entertainment, we're a bunch of happy puppies.

For some of us that have been following the Los Angeles Kings since the teams' inception in 1967, it's a sweet smell of success.  Everyone here (except for the three Ducks fans) wants to congratulate the Kings' players, management and fans on a job well done.  That crowd at Staples Center was electric, and for all of the many fans that were lucky enough to witness Dustin Brown hoisting the cup on home ice last Monday night, treasure your memories, my brethren.  You all earned it.

Now, back down to business.  Oh -- Before we continue, we'd like to mention that we here at the Aces Casino Blog rarely share inside information about the staff's inner workings when pertaining to our normal operating procedure, but this has to be an exception.  So, here's our announcement to the Aces Casino staff in regards to the scheduling for next weekend, the 23rd and 24th .....

If you are currently an Anaheim DUCKS fan (and we KNOW that there are SIX of you), you are hereby officially scheduled to work on Thursday, June 14th, 2012, starting at 8am, so all of the KINGS fans in the offices can go to the parade out at 5th / Figueroa.  Take care of the place while we party, you Duck honks.

Oh, yes, one more thing.  The same six Ducks fans / staff members are ALSO now officially scheduled to show up early and do your usual spectacular job next week for the June 23rd casino event spectacular being held in Bakersfield, CA., starting at 8am that Saturday.  Oh, and remember -- Any time a guest walks up and asks you who the best team in the NHL is, your response will be, "the Los Angeles KINGS are the Stanley Cup Champions.  Go Kings Go." 

That should do it.  That'll work.

For all of our fans of the NORMAL Aces Casino Blog, you'll be happy to hear that we'll return on Thursday with our usual brand of irreverent content.  We DO, however, reserve the right to briefly bring up the Los Angeles Kings in future blogs, when it's properly justified.  (Ed. Note: Oh, I'm SURE that it WILL be.)  In closing, this Kings' season has been a blast.  And, with that having been said, there's just one more thing this orange county casino night party crew needs to close with...

Go Kings GO!

We'll see all of our many clients this Thursday for all of our Grad Nights, and look forward to the next two weekends of events, especially our return visit to Bakersfield.  Take care, and we'll see you on Thursday!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Aces Casino Blog: Tonight (Game 6) Is The Night That THe Los Angeles Kings Make History! Go Kings Go!

The New Jersey Devils are the toughest opponent that the Kings have faced in the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs, but it's time for the Kings to do the deed, eliminate the Devils at Staples Center tonight, and bring the cup to Los Angeles!

Go Kings Go!

That's all from Aces Casino Entertainment, the top orange county casino party company in the southland, and among the biggest bunch of Kings fans ANYWHERE.  That's all that has to be said.  Go Kings Go!  We'll be back on Thursday with the regular goofy topics, or maybe sooner, if "the deed is done."  Have a good day, and Go Kings Go!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Four Games In, And We're Still Interrupting This Blog For The Following Announcement - "Go Kings Go!"

So what if the Kings didn't clinch last night at Staples.  The team is 10-0 on the road, let's go and close it out on Saturday.

Go Kings Go!

That's all for today.  We'll be back on Monday with our normal drivel, and (hopefully) after the Kings "Do The Deed."  See you then!