Monday, December 23, 2013

Aces Casino Blog: We'll Be Back on January 2nd, But Just In Case You Need a Little Refresher Course....


Try this one on for size... It's one of our "Top Ten Aces Casino Wackiest Vids Of The Year."  (As only we can do it.)  Our staff of crazies from the top Orange county casino party company on the West Coast will resume their "Blog-Antics on the 2nd of January with this (and others) wacky vid.  Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and we'll see you in 2014!


 Where's that tatted cat-whisperer guy when you need him?

Monday, December 9, 2013

Aces Casino Blog: Having a Casino Themed Event on Either Friday, December 20, or Saturday, December 21? Discounted Casino Packages Now Available -- Call Aces Casino TODAY For Some Fantastic Deals!!!


The title says it all, my friends of the casino party!  Ask for your "Fast $25" when you call Aces Casino at 562-943-5693, and watch how far that $25 goes!  Good for either Friday, December 20, and/or Saturday, December 21!  I know, prime event dates at discount prices!  Online bookings only, and are available on a first-come, first-booked basis.  Thank you, from the top orange county casino party company in the southland, Aces Casino!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Aces Casino Blog: To All Of Our Many Friends, Staff, Vendors and Clients, We Say This -- Happy Holidays!


(Ed. Note: The Aces Casino Offices will be busy performing their orange county casino party magic at many different venues all throughout Southern California on this 2013 holiday season, so we're cutting our Aces Casino Blog scribes a break, and giving them the month off from their inane prose.  They'll be back with their normal brand of humor and irreverence on Monday, January 6, 2014.  Anyone looking for information about Aces Casino performing at their event in December is asked to call us right away at 562-943-5693.  We still have room on our event calendar for all new clients, as well as our fantastic recurring client base.  The Aces Casino Offices will be closed from Tuesday, December 24th until Thursday, December 26.  Looking for a December event?  Call us right away, and thank you for your support of Aces Casino for what has now become 20 years of service!)

Friday, November 29, 2013

Aces Casino Blog: "Oh, The Weather Outside Is Frightful..." (And Inside? If You Decided To Shop On "Black Friday," That's Pretty Frightening, Too!)


Never let it be said that Aces Casino, they of the top Orange county casino party on the west coast, doesn't know when to stay away from the shopping centers of our fine metropolis here in California, ESPECIALLY on days like "Black Thursday Thanksgiving," as well and the Grand-daddy of the ALL, "Black Friday."

The following is a "public service message," from your friends over at Aces Casino.  Our best wishes to all of us, to all of you?  Stay safe, and we'll see you soon at the various holiday parties that we're attending this coming month, also known around here as "Black December."  (Yeah, it's really busy here.)  Take care, and we'll see you all next week!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Aces Casino Blog: It's Our Never-Ending Continuing Saga Of SkyVue v. The High Roller -- Episode Um, Uhhh... (We Think It's Episode 5, But We Lost Count)


Let it never be said that Aces Casino, they of the top Orange County casino night party company on the west coast, shirks their duties in bringing our many readers the latest on the most pertinent topics facing our industry in this, the 21st century.

Namely, the "Las Vegas Space Race," of course.

We first took on the task of finding out which of the (then) two planned constructions of observation wheels in the city of Las Vegas would end up being completed first -- The SkyVue, situated across the street from the Mandalay Bay Hotel, and the High Roller, pat of the new "Linq" remodeling plan from Caesars Entertainment.  Naturally, when we found out that one was going to look really cool, and the other appeared to be heading down "Goofy Boulevard," we picked sides, selecting the High Roller as our fave.

I think Raymond Reddington (Blacklist) said it best... "Boy, I never tire of being correct."

Yes, it looks like It's curtains for the ol' SkyVue, but as promised, let's look in on our two observation wheels-to-be, and see how things are going... First, the Challenger -- SkyVue.  And what better character to interview than SkyVue's official mascot, the spokesperson for the SkyVue Observation wheel himself, none other than Tiny, The Tumbleweed!   

Now, before you see "Tiny," we'd like to thank our blog-buddy, Mr. Scott Roeben, for providing this hilarious spoof concerning the now "unofficial mascot" of the SkyVue wheel.  Scott is the blog-master, and should you wish to see more of his work, check out this link to his latest creation, "Vital Vegas."   You'll also find our blog report regarding SkyVue's competitor, "The High Roller," right below this blog post on our Aces Casino Blog, courtesy of the top Orange County casino party company on the west coast, none other than Aces Casino!

OK, Tiny, take it away....



OK, You've Seen What SkyVue Has To Offer (Tiny The Tumblerweed?) -- Now, Let's Turn To OUR Favorite Observation Wheel, Caesars' "The High Roller."



You know, as much as I LOVE ol' Tiny The Tumbleweed (GAG!), we just have to move on. For those of you that have no idea what we're talking about (Ed. Note: The numbers here would be staggering, if ever published), you can check out "Tiny The Tumbleweed" on our previous blog post, courtesy of the top Orange County casino night party company, Aces Casino.

OK, with SkyVue in our rear-view-mirror, let's now take a peek at the updated info on the Linq's new observation wheel project, "The High Roller."  Things are looking up with this project.... WE can't declare a winner yet, but It's getting close.  Enjoy the High Roller vid, and we'll see you back here on Monday, with another irreverent look at life from our friends at Aces Casino...See you later!


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Aces Casino Blog: I've Been Told By Management That Getting Busy During The Holidays Is No Excuse To Ignore The A. C. Blog (Hey, At Least I TRIED.)


Yes, we know... "Hey!  What's up with the BLOG?  Wake UP over there!"  OK, OK, yes, it gets crazy over the holidays-to-come.... That, and the company's fantasy football team is reeling after our team's record dropped to 7-4.  But, we're back, and ready to re-engage (and try NOT to digress so easily), courtesy of the top Orange County Casino Night company in the southland, A.K.A. Aces Casino.


Today, we found this lil' ditty regarding a kid that showed up at a train station looking like Harry Potter, and asking for platform 9 3/4.  Well, you KNOW that we're wanting THIS vid.  You'll find the link right below this blog article, as "Harry Potter in Real Life."  It's down below this post, check it out.  Oh, and for those of you (all 3 of you) that are waiting patiently for an update on "SkyVue v. High Roller," we'll give you that one on Thursday.  Take care, and we'll see you in two days. 

Aces Casino Blog: Dress Up a Kid To Look Like Harry Potter, Put Him Inside a Train Station, And VOILA! Shades Of Dumbledore, It's "Harry Potter in Real Life."

 Here's that YouTube vid that'll just floor you.  Spoiler Alert!  That IS the real Ron Weasley.  Enjoy, from all of us at the top Orange County casino party company on the West Coast, Aces Casino!

Harry Potter in Real Life

Monday, October 21, 2013

Aces Casino Blog: Round Four of "SkyVue" and the "High Roller" With A Cameo From None Other Than The SkyVue Mascot - It's "Tiny The Tumbleweed!"



I'm getting one of those "funny feelings" about SkyVue. Call it an "Aces Casino Vibe."

Well, as promised, here are the latest editions of the battle for supremacy in the skies above Las Vegas, starring the High Roller (Who is WAY ahead at this point) and SkyVue, who appears to be attempting to draw attention away from the lack of progress of actual construction of their wheel which sits across the street from the Mandalay Bay Hotel by debuting a new spokesman for the SkyVue wheel... None other than "Tiny The Tumbleweed."

First, our fave, the High Roller....


The High Roller keeps progressing nicely.

And now, courtesy of Scott Roeben and the incredibly creative minds over at Vital Vegas, here is SkyVue's latest video edition, Tiny The Tumbleweed.

Absolutely hilarious.  Click on the image above to see"Tiny's" video.

'Nuff said. Oh, by the way, the saga of Tiny The Tumbleweed continues ... Sort of.  Vital Vegas is now reporting that the lil' feller is now a member of the recently departed. 


Sort of.

Click on the image below to get "the rest of the story," courtesy of the September issue of Vital Vegas.... I'm tellin' ya, Scott Roeben is a genius... Too funny... "SkyVue denies mascot found dead at construction site..."  And the saga continues...

Yep, that's him, officer.  (Click on the pic to read the story...)

I'm getting the feeling that the Jags will go to the Super Bowl before we see this tumbleweed again...

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Aces Casino Blog: You KNOW That The Skeptics Were Asking For Trouble When They Told Us That "You Can't Put The Toothpaste Back In The Tube"


Wow - That two-week vacation went fast!  A big thank-you to all of our blog fans (Ed. Note: All three of you) for putting up with our unscheduled sabbatical.  The good news is, our award-winning Orange county casino party company didn't fold up without our dumb blog being away for some 15 days .... But, the bad news is, they didn't forget about it needing to be posted, either.  So, to that end, let's get back to work...

Today, we have a simple lil' ditty for you; It comes under the heading of "snappy sayings that people have been uttering for years, that needed to be addressed."  At an Aces Casino Entertainment event last weekend, we were partaking in a conversation about people that posted "unflattering pictures" of their spouse on places like Facebook and Twitter, and how that seemed to rankle the spousal member whose ugly pic was posted.  That's when it happened; The wife involved in the posting told her hubby, "Sorry, darling, but that ship has sailed.  You can't put the toothpaste back in the tube."

Now, we'll ignore that "ship has sailed" part of the response she gave, so we can focus on the second and more juicy of the utterance -- That part about "you can't put the toothpaste back in the tube."  Anyone that reads our blog religiously KNOWS that we're going to see if we can debunk that theory.  Well, we looked for the answer to our quest, and we found it.


 Exhibit A - So much for THAT idea.

This just means one thing -- Don't tell the team over at Aces Casino that you can't do something.  Twenty years ago, people told the management of our fledgling company that we couldn't break into the Orange county casino night party industry just because we had fresh ideas, and knew how to treat our soon-to-be-big client base.  20 years later, we're #2 in the industry, and having a total blast putting on professional casino parties for all of southern California.

Hey, before we go, we may just go thru the offices at find out if there are some other witty sayings that drive our team nuts, that we can debunk.  Works for me -- We'll be back on Thursday with (hopefully) still another saying that needs debunking.  Take care, and have a good week, we'll see you then!

Monday, September 30, 2013

Aces Casino Blog: "Wheel-Watch Update:" Round Three Between "SkyVue" and "The High Roller!!" (Hint: If This Was a Fight, The Referee Would Stop It)


OK, my Aces Casino "Wheel-A-Holics!"  We've received numerous requests to update our favorite ongoing saga between the two observation wheels currently under construction out in Las Vegas.  And, you KNOW that we read all of our e-mails every day (Ed. Note: all two of them).  So, let's get right to it...First, Caesars monster project at the Linq called "The High Roller..."

I am PROUD to announce that we have 50% spoke-age.

Wow...Things are progressing swimmingly.  The wheel portion is 100% in place, and the inner spokes are over fifty percent completed.... Looks like we're right on track to try to take a spin on the "High Roller" by late 2013.  Oh, for those of you that enjoy video updates, here's one from the construction site of the High Roller....


This is going to be SO cool....Can't wait.

OK, that's one down, and one to go...Next up, SkyVue.... Now, remember, they're having some trouble with the construction.... Let's cut 'em a break...


 (Jeff Goldblum) "Um, you WILL eventually have DINOSAURS on your dinosaur ride, right?"  (Translation -- Where's the flippin' WHEEL?)

OK, OK, I know it looks like there's not much in the way of progress being made on the surface of this site, but we've heard from a very reliable source that SkyVue is waiting for some very important parts to be delivered from off-site plants that span the globe, in order for construction to resume.  Now, I know what you're thinking -- WHAT source, Aces?  Well, only the best source we could find.  The spokesperson for the SkyVue project, my friends....

None other than "Tiny, the Tumbleweed."

 I kid you not.  Tiny exists.

There's a CLASSIC video that features Tiny the Tumbleweed on our fave site for all things Vegas (and all things goofy) at VitalVegas.com.  Check it out on the link to YouTube, you'll fall over laughing, I assure you.  YouTube isn't releasing the link for this vid itself as of yet... Once they do, we'll replace this tumbleweed artwork with the YouTube link, I promise you.  It's just too funny.

So much for the "Vegas Space Race."  We'll be back on Thursday with more Aces Casino propaganda.  See you then!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Aces Casino Blog: There Are TWO Things That Aces Casino Does VERY Well -- Las Vegas Night Casino Parties and (Potentially) Useless Las Vegas Trivia


When you're a member of the Aces Casino Entertainment team, A.K.A. the top Orange County casino party company in Southern California, you find that you're never at a loss when it comes to mindless trivia.  I think that's why this Aces Casino Blog was created in the first place; it was management's way of channeling the world's largest supplier of goofy Las Vegas history and casino gaming information.  Trust me when I say that there's goofy trivia hiding in every nook and cranny of these offices.

You have to be careful around here when you go around asking the Aces team about some of their favorite Las Vegas trivia.  I think we started this quest some two weeks ago, and the submissions for this edition of the Aces Casino Blog are STILL coming in.  We probably should change the company motto from "Top Orange County casino night party company in SoCal" to "This Beats Working."  (Ed. Note: Actually, that IS the company motto.  It was a slogan given to us during an event in Anaheim by one of our long-time clients, who told us that "It's never working if you're doing what you love, and are good at doing it."  So true.)

Anyway, you want to talk about a tough job -- We had to pare the list of about 64 suggestions from our team down to five.  So, without further adieu (Is that a word?), here are the top 5 pieces of useless yet interesting pieces of Las Vegas trivia, brought to you by Aces Casino, southern California's top orange county casino night party company....

#5 -- In 18th-Century British gaming parlors that featured an earlier version of the game of Craps, there was always one employee hired to do just one specific job -- If the gaming establishment was raided, his job was to swallow the dice, therefore hiding the evidence.  Now I know why the game's called 'Craps.'  Sometimes, you have to sit around and wait for the swallowed dice roll to appear.  No wonder they call it "coming out."

#4 -- You know about those lights on the top of those old slot machine that signal when a player needs to call an attendant?  That light on top is called a "candle," and that's not it's only function.  It also alerts players as to how much the minimum bet is at that particular machine.  The color 'red' means 5-cent minimums, 'yellow' signifies quarters, and 'blue' signifies a dollar minimum coin slot.

#3 -- (My Favorite) -- The U. S. Postal Service decided, in a moment of patriotism, that a Statue Of Liberty "forever" stamp should be commissioned.  The USPS asked for photo submissions to decide which image would be used for the special stamp, and the winning entry, submitted by a man named Raimund Linke, was declared the winner.  The stamp went to press to be printed and circulated late last year, to the tune of about 3 billion units.  His submission appears below...

  Lady Liberty.

Only one problem with the photo, however -- It ain't the Statue Of Liberty.  It's a picture of "Lady Liberty," the statue that appears out in front of the New York, New York Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.  Here's the link to the story that appeared in the L. A. Times back on "tax day," April 15th.  Oops.  Heck, if I knew the USPS was using Faux-pics of her, I'd have submitted my wife's Halloween pic of her, dressed as the Ellis Island icon.  And, no, I won't show THAT pic here.  I have to live with her, my friends.

#2 -- In Nevada, you can be hanged for shooting a neighbor's dog, when the dog is in his own yard.  Seriously.  Here's a link to some of the craziest laws in America, courtesy of one of our fellow blogspot bloggers.  Good thing Michael Vick hung up his "hobby."  Reminder: If there's a way for this Los Angeles casino party company to insert a fantasy football link, they'll do it.

Looks like Vegas dogs are ready.

And the #1 piece of Las Vegas trivia from Aces Casino??  Did you know that there are 3 Las Vegas casino party companies that do business in the city of Las Vegas?  I remember long ago, one of our southern California clients hired us to do a convention for them in Las Vegas.. We thought it was so incredibly strange to take our team out to where the games were so plentiful, but we soon found out why they did it.   Simply for the same reason that our many clients hire us for their special events in California- They want the FUN of Las Vegas, without the chance of losing a lot of REAL money.


Sounds good to us.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Aces Casino Blog: Here's a Little Advice From The Team That Knows -- Book That Holiday Casino NOW!


Here at Aces Casino, Southern California's Orange County casino party leader, we strive to achieve stardom when it comes to customer service, "even when it hurts."  One good example of this is what we call our "Miracle On 34th Street Mentality."  Simply stated, if Aces Casino can't help you with your event, for whatever reason, we know of two other casino party companies in our service area that can also do a fine job, when a client we love is in a real bind.  (Ed. Note: Not as good as Aces Casino when it comes to Orange County casino night parties, of course, but the author digresses.  AGAIN.)

We bring this lil' factoid up for one specific reason.  The month of December. 

At Aces Casino, our December is usually something like taking a $500 steak dinner, placing it in a blender, and turning it on to the Frappe' setting for about three minutes.  It's CRAZY.  When you're the best Orange County casino party company in Southern California, and HAVE been for the last 18 years, you tend to build up a VERY large and exclusive client base.  And we HAVE.  The good news is, we're ALSO the second-LARGEST Orange County casino night party crew in the southland, so we can "handle the load."

We can take on this daunting "crazy" December task because WE'RE crazy, as well.  Kinda works hand in hand.  But -- Even though our official company motto is and always will be  "this beats working," there's ALWAYS one thing that makes our job SOOOO much easier.

And that is.... Having our valued client base plan ahead.

Every December, the same thing happens.  A client comes to us with a request for a Mid-December Holiday casino night party in late November, "just a small affair, mind you, only about 100 people.  Can you help us?"

GAWD, we HATE to say "No."

But sometimes, we must, especially when it comes to our December holiday event calendar.  As you can imagine, when you're the top Orange County casino party crew in the "biz," you tend to be in great demand during the holidays.  And, consequently, when we reach our capacity on any date in December, we have to put up the "sold out" sign.   There are only so many top-flight staff members in our industry, and we have them ALL here at Aces Casino.

That's why we're making our annual "Christmas in September" speech.


What the Aces Casino offices feel like in December.

We do this for one specific reason -- We LOVE all of our clients, ESPECIALLY NEW CLIENTS.  We love showing off our talents for new clients that had no idea that holiday casino night parties can be so much fun.  (Small note: They're fun for US, too.) 

So, starting this weekend, and going thru most of October, Aces Casino will be contacting every one of our holiday casino night clients, and finding out what date they've selected for their event, so we may place it on OUR event calendar, and hold the date for them.
Here's a small tidbit of info for those of you that are thinking about joining the Aces Casino party bandwagon -- When you've had a holiday party with Aces Casino, you're guaranteed availability for your next years' event date, whatever date that might be.  If you're part of our family, you NEVER get the "sold out" sign.   It's just another way that Aces Casino has ALWAYS gone the extra mile for our many satisfied clients over the years.  You clients know who you are.  You're SO special and we treasure your business, each and every season.  You are what has made us what we are today, and we'll never forget it.

OK, so much for the soapbox speech-making.  It's Christmas in September, my friends.  For all of our prospective new clients, the time is now.  Currently, we only have two dates in December that are already sold out, but I guarantee you that will change in the next 30 days, so PLEASE, give us a call and let us know you're thinking about jumping on the Aces Casino bandwagon on this upcoming holiday season.  We would LOVE to have you!  We'll prepare a quote that won't break your budget bank, and put on another of the events that has made us the top Orange County casino party company around.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Aces Casino Blog: We USED To Place Signs On Our Tables That Would Assist Our Guests, But That Never Seemed To Work Out Too Well (And We Know Why!)


Here at Aces Casino Entertainment, we like to consider ourselves as a "full-service" Orange County casino party company.  We've always gone "the extra mile" in order to provide all of our clients with the utmost in Las Vegas night casino party action.

Case in point: At Aces Casino, we're one of the few casino party companies that use full-sized, casino quality Roulette tables AND 32", $7000 Roulette wheels at EVERY casino event we're a part of.   Here, check out this vid shot over at Downtown Disney earlier this year...


Pretty Cool Wheel, Isn't it?

Now, if you look closely at the beginning of that video clip, you'll spot one of the signs that we've created for all of our Roulette players.  Now, because Aces Casino uses full-sized equipment when it comes to the Roulette tables, we ALSO play the game just like Its' gorgeous counterpart in Las Vegas - With chips especially made just for the Roulette table, and ONLY for the Roulette table.  We do this so we can correctly pay out winning Roulette plays on the table, by doling out the proper chips to the winning players, using the color of chip that only THAT player has been assigned.

Now, because the Roulette chips (as a result of how the game is played versus all the other games that use normal chips) use these specialized chips, those same chips are not meant to be used at any other gaming table in our faux-casino.  Hence, the sign, telling players to please leave these special chips AT THE TABLE, when they're done playing Roulette.

Yeah, ask us how that lil' sign thingy worked out.  Here, we'll answer it THIS way...

"Not Too Good...."

Now, the GOOD news in all this is the fact that we DO always get the special chips back from the players when they proceed to the redemption area to get their raffle tickets, but by THEN, the event is over and the Roulette players that needed those chips earlier in the night found them to be unavailable.  Bottom line: The sign didn't work, the people wandered off with them, anyway.  (Ed. Note: No Big.  We got the chips back, just give the guests their tickets, and quit whining.....Grin)

So, we got to thinking....(We do that here at Aces Casino, we promise) .... Are there OTHER signs prominently placed here and there for people to read and follow that go totally unnoticed by the masses that the signs are intended for?  FUNNY YOU SHOULD ASK..... Our Friend over at Vital Vegas, Mr. Scott Roeben, looks like he was pondering that very same question... Here are a few candid shots that make us feel a little better about our ignored Roulette sign....


Maybe the sign was too high...


Yeah, that's a ticket-able offense. 


My horses are prohibited from the winner's circle.


Seriously - Why does this sign exist?

Well, now that THAT'S done, we feel SO much better.  You see?  People ignore signs all the time, tell the Roulette dealers that they need not worry.  Oh, and thanks to all of our faithful readers that decided to stick with us through our short psychiatric session.  We'll make some new signs over here at Aces Casino, your favorite Orange county casino night party company, and get them out on our tables as soon as possible.  We'll be back on Thursday with some more totally meaningless thoughts about nothing (a Seinfeld tradition, no less), so have a good week, and we'll see you then!


Thursday, September 12, 2013

Aces Casino Blog: Integrity In Sports Takes Another Hit as Cal Football Goes To The "Soccer Flop" To Slow Down Oregon (Cue Up That Little Kid's Video!)



Oh, those goofy University of California Football Bears...They've been accused of "flopping," to try to slow down some of those "read-option" teams like the Oregon Ducks when they're storming up and down the field.....(Ed. Note: One of our favorite subjects.)

Now, until Aces Casino (the king of the Orange County casino party companies) can find some of the 2013 footage of this travesty, here's a couple of "blasts from the past" regarding this particular subject. 


Cal Football, circa 2010.  (No worries, 2013 is coming.)

Now, of COURSE, we COULDN'T ignore our takes on chicanery like this, so we're also bringing back OUR two-vid compilation on the "Aces Casino Opinion On Flopping In Sports."


When it comes to "Floppers," NO ONE can beat the Soccer Guys.


Except maybe this kid.

That's all for today, except to admit two things -- #1, When our little league team I was managing about 100 years ago got horribly behind in one game, I watched one of my coaches instruct the pitcher to take his time, and continue to walk the opposing batters until the umpire called the game due to darkness.  (The umpire saw thru our awful ruse immediately, awarded the game to our opponent, and promptly suspended the coach for the season.)  And, #2, we're still tired from doing that marathon August thing, so we'll promise to get our act together, and post some pretty good twice-weekly parakeet-paper material for our friends in Russia.  (Ed. Note: Don't ask.)  Have a good weekend, and we'll see you on Monday!

Oh, did I mention that Aces Casino was again voted the top Orange county casino party company in Southern California?  I had best make that happen... I wouldn't want something like that to go unnoticed.  Thanks, OC Register! (Grin)

Monday, September 9, 2013

Aces Casino "College of Casino Game Knowledge:" Interesting Historical Backgrounds of Some Of Your Favorite Casino Games! (King Tut Shoots Dice??)


Here at Aces Casino, the company widely recognized as the top orange county casino party company in southern California, we tend to get a lot of inquisitive clients that ask a LOT of GREAT questions concerning the casino party industry in general, and certain casino-based games in particular.  Heck, where do you think we get most of our material for our informatively irreverent Aces Casino Blog(Ed. Note: Can you tell that we love our clients?)

Recently, our Aces Casino team had an event out at the campus of the University of Southern California (U.S.C., for short), where we ran into some very intelligent and VERY inquisitive students from the fraternity of Lambda Chi Alpha. Curiosity and intelligence run rampant here as well at the orange county casino night leaders known as Aces Casino, so the inquiries from USC got us thinking -- Maybe it's time to share some information as to just where some of our favorite casino games came to be.  POOF!  Blog article!

So, courtesy of the top orange county casino party company in SoCal, and because last week's "Aces College" post was so well received, we're going back-to-back with our popular "Aces College of Casino Game Knowledge" series with some more amazing, amusing and confusing historical facts about the Aces Casino Entertainment "Big Three" games supplied by our company on a regular basis -- Craps, Roulette and Blackjack!

#1 -- The History Of CRAPS


When we started out on our journey for information about the history of the game of Craps, we discovered that some form of dice throwing has been used for many purposes throughout time. As some ancient culture followed stars and astrology, runes, bones and dice were also used by tribal shamans and fortune tellers to read the future for commoners and leaders.

Overlapping with this mystical use of dice is the gaming history involving chance tosses of dice to win against opponents. Some craps historians date the origins of dice games well into the ancient world, where Koreans, Egyptians and Roman Emperors like Caesar Augustus, Nero and Caligula all purportedly engaged in various dice games, even learning to cheat opponents in the games. The idea of tempting the fates by throwing dice as a chance to win seems to blend these two ideologies of mysticism and gaming into a common experience.

Historical records trace more specific dice games at least as far back as ancient Egypt in 1573 BC. In this era, the game known as Theban dice was one of the earliest games of chance in the world. Archeologists have found one pair of ancient Egyptian dice dating back to this era. Whether this is direct predecessor to modern craps is unknown.

Other craps historians date the game to the days of the Holy Roman Empire. Roman legionary soldiers commonly took pigs’ knuckles, shaved and squared them down into cubes, which they tossed into their upturned shields as dice games, to wager for condemned prisoners’ effects or to pass the time. From this variation of dice tossing, the term “to roll the bones” developed. Since soldier’s pay was poor compensation, a simple game like this was an easy pleasure.

A third potential origin for modern craps comes from an Arabic game, which was popular to play in the Middle Ages. The game was called azzahr, from the Arabic words “al zar” or “azzah,” which simply means “dice.” It is this Arabic origin that weaves together with the history of the long-popular English game, Hazard.  Three different claims to historical Craps fame, but we're siding with the Egyptians, here.  Dice inside Tut's tomb = winner, as far as this orange county casino party company is concerned.


Doesn't look like King Tut to me, but I might be wrong there.


#2 -- The History of ROULETTE


Whoa....Roulette history about its origin cannot be confirmed nor ascertained in any of the recorded data. Most of the people believe that this chance game is based on the games played by the Romans (Ed. Note: Wow, THERE'S a surprise) as an amusement with chariots and spinning wheels that were used to develop game of roulette. Chinese also have the versions regarding the game.  Yeah, I'm guessing they're called "Tough to Beat."

Most of the people claim that the European traders have brought the game from China to Europe. The game was generally to arrange the 37 animal statuettes in the magical square which totals 666. But many claimed the fact that this version did not explain the method to play the game in the roulette history. While you add up the numbers from 1-36 the roulette numbers must come to 666.  (First the Romans, now, the Devil.)

The most current Roulette mechanism was invented by the great mathematician and scientist Blaise Pascal who is father of probability and is noted in the roulette history. This happened while he was working on perpetual motion device. This led to the beginning for the modern roulette games.  Blaise should have told us right up front that this game can't be beaten!  Math whizzes -- They're ALWAYS keeping the secrets of these games a secret.

Roly-poly is described in the roulette history and is precursor of the roulette games of today. Even Odd was considered as the simplest version of the online casino Australia roly-poly game. Modern roulette wheels were available in the casinos of Paris about 50 years later. It generally consisted of colors black and red, even and odd number bets, the numbers from 1-36, 00 and 0. The rules regarding the game are depicted in roulette history and it tells the fact that 0 stands for red and 00 stands for black.  Umm, not HERE, they don't.  I'm guessing VEGAS came up with THAT.  Probably Frank Rosenthal, but don't hold me to that.


Heck, I can't even bet my lucky number, "14," on THIS wheel.  Something's fishy.


#3 -- The History of BLACKJACK


OK, before we print this, it's your job to guess what country is credited with creating this staple of our orange county casino party gaming system.  Go ahead, we'll wait.....

OK, time's up. If you guessed Spain, give yourself one point.


Blackjack's precursor was twenty-one, a game of unknown origin. The first written reference is found in a book by the Spanish author Miguel De Cervantes, who is most famous for writing Don Quixote. Cervantes was a gambler, and the main characters of his tale Rinconete y Cortadillo are a couple of cheats working in the city of Seville. They are proficient at cheating at ventiuna (Spanish for twenty-one), and state that the object of the game is to reach 21 points without going over and that the “ace” values 1 or 11. The game is played with a Spanish deck which lacks eights, nines and tens. This short story was written between 1601 and 1602, implying that ventiuna was played in the city of Castilla since the beginning of the 17th Century or earlier. Later references to this game are found in France and Spain.  Great, a bunch of cheaters did the deed on this game.  Figures.
It appears that the origin of CHEATING goes back a long way, also.

Well, that's all from the desk of the Aces Casino Blog.  We'll be back on Thursday with another scintillating effort concerning the top orange county casino night party company in southern California.  Have a good week, and we'll see you then!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Aces Casino "College of Casino Game Knowledge:" Five "Gee Whiz" Facts About Las Vegas That You May Not Have Known (Plus, WHO Stole My $16 Pen??)


When you're known as the top orange county casino party company in SoCal, you had better know EVERYTHING about casino games.  Thankfully, the brass at Aces Casino DOES.  Now, possibly, their expertise in selecting authors to write their twice-weekly blog might be questioned, but, for now, I'll gladly accept the weekly $34.65 stipend for creating this published (?) train wreck, and cash the check before someone gets wise.

This Thursday's blog is a result of yours truly roaming the halls of Aces Casino, and asking the tough questions: #1, "do you know any really good trivia about the city of Las Vegas," and #2, "who stole my $16 pen?"  Well, I didn't get any nibbles on question #2, but as for the first query, yep, without question, there's no one group of casino party crazies that know more useless trivia than this team of orange county casino party nuts.  (I do have the greatest job in the world.)

So, without one more moment of hesitation (and before they can stop payment on the $34.65 check), here are the top 5 Aces Casino "gee whiz" facts about the city of Las Vegas.....

#1 -- Everyone knows (or thought they knew) that Ben Siegel's "Flamingo Hotel and Casino" was the first hotel / casino resort built in Vegas, in 1946.  Uhh, nope...Not true.  Actually, the very first hotel / casino in the city was built some five years earlier -- The El Rancho Vegas, a strip property, was built in 1941.  Goofy factoid:  This hotel burned to the ground 19 years later, in 1960.  Anyone that knew Siegel's whereabouts on that particular night is encouraged to call the LVPD cold-case division.

Flamingo Hotel, 1946. VERY cool, but not the first. 

#2 -- When you officially leave California, and take the 15 freeway across the border into Nevada, there was a time that you used to refer to that area as "State Line, Nevada."  However, since 1996, that border area's name was officially changed to "Primm, Nevada," in honor of the area's founder, Ernest Primm.

 Ernest Primm. 

#3 -- There are some people that think that the MGM Grand Hotel at the corner of North Las Vegas Boulevard and Tropicana Avenue is NOT the largest hotel in the world...They're wrong.  It's still the boss of the planet, boasting a total of 5,005 rooms.  Word is they go thru about a million rolls of toilet paper a year there.  My wife must stay there when she's in town.  That woman can go thru GOBS of the stuff, believe me.

#4 -- Mormon settlers have always been given credit for discovering that vast plot of land know as Glitter Gulch, but actually, the Mormons, while receiving proper credit for setting up the first settlement in the city in 1855, were NOT the original group to discover  Las Vegas: Spanish explorers actually discovered Las Vegas some 26 years earlier, in 1829.   Guess they didn't want to stick around and wait for Siegel's hotel to open.  Can't blame 'em.

#5 -- It seems that a big part of Las Vegas' "history" is to seemingly erase it's past history:  every year or so, decisions are made to demolish one of the older hotels that made the city famous, in order to build something new, something"bigger and better." With that in mind, you'd best fasten our seat belt -- There are current discussions with one of the major hotel chains in the city (MGM Resorts) to actually knock down a hotel that is STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION.  I kid you not.  It's called the Harmon....Seems the darned thing might have a few defects in it's initial foundation construction.  Translation: It probably wouldn't  still be there if an earthquake hit the city.

Hey, at least the ticker works.  DOES look like It's leaning, though.

Uhh, yeah, that's gonna be a problem.  I'm not staying in a new hotel that has signs on the wall requesting that the patrons not sneeze hard.  Here's the link to this amazing story.  Hey, at least MGM can save money on the demolition of the thing.  Sounds like a loud party might be all that's needed to raze that thing.  Someone's losing their job over THIS one.  I can't believe someone forgot the rebar....

Well, that's all for now, my friends.  Any possible last-minute casino events that our clients might be planning after the Labor Day weekend should book now with ol' Aces Casino -- Our orange county casino party crew loves getting back to work, and supplying the casino-loving masses with our patented form of non-gambling merriment.   Should anyone need info about or is interested in booking their next casino party, give Aces Casino a call today.  Maybe, by then, I'll find my $16 pen.

(Ed. Note: I doubt it.  I brought it home with me last week.  You're right, it IS nice.)

Monday, September 2, 2013

Aces Casino Blog: Ahh, Yes, It's September, Which Means That We're Back To Posting Twice A week ...... That IS Right, Isn't It? No More "Daily Show," Right??


I NEVER thought that August would end.  Big deal, gotta be posting daily, Schmaily.  Glad THAT'S over.  (Ed. Note: Don't let him fool you, he did it for the money.)  So, what's the first thing that Aces Casino should post here, remembering all the while that we're the top Orange county casino party company on the west coast, and also not forgetting that Aces Casino also is the best second job in the world, and all of us LOVE working here, because it Isn't work?

That's easy.  Today's Labor Day.  We're off today.  No el-work-o.

That's right, I wrote this YESTERDAY.  So, that's all for the Aces Casino Blog for today.  We'll see you back here on Thursday, when we're OPEN, for another installment of the "Aces Casino College of Casino Game Knowledge."  See you on Thursday!






OK, yeah, you got me, I'd never do that without leaving a lil' tidbit on the "blog" to tide our readers over until then... How about this -- We'll give you a choice between Tom Dwan v. Barry Greenstein in a fantastic hand on "High Stakes Poker," or a cat pretending to be a machine gun?  (Ed. Note: Phh, you KNOW, hes putting on both.)  OK, you asked for it...



Tom Dwan is our hero.  Cameo by Texas Dolly.. THIS is poker, friends.


Freeze, or so help me, I'll purr...

OK, that's it for Labor Day Monday (kinda) here at Aces Casino, the Orange county casino night party company leaders since 1994.  Don't drink and drive, enjoy the holiday, and we'll see you later....

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Aces Casino Blog: We Couldn't Decide Whether To Use The Video of the Dog That Bowls or The Hamster That Plays Dead - So We're Going to Use BOTH!


If you ask the staff over here at Aces Casino Entertainment just what their favorite Aces "slogan" is, I'd wager a guess that the answer would be of of the following two lil' ditties -- Either A) "This Beats Working," or B) "You Learn Something New Every Day."  They're both true, you know, especially the part of our job not being "working."  However, when it comes to the blog created by the masterminds here at the top Orange County casino party company on the west coast, the latter slogan rings SO true at this point of the year.

What THAT means is, "you DO learn something new every day" around here.  What I learned last month was to keep my mouth shut when the bosses ask, "What would be the worst job to be assigned to, here?"  To which I answered with a snark in my voice, "writing submissions every day for the Aces Casino Blog."

Boy, was THAT dumb.  Hence, guess who got the job of writing for the blog EVERY DAY in the month of August?  Yep, ol' snarky, himself.  The gauntlet was thrown down, The challenge was issued... "Bet you can't do 31 blog posts in 31 days," was the prevailing opinion of the masses at Aces Casino...

We now have a third catchy slogan around here.  "Don't tell Aces He Can't Do Something."

And with that, all I can say is....

Friends, we're goin' out with a bang!

We DID it!  (Ed. Note: Not yet, you didn't!  This post Isn't finished yet!)  31 Blog Posts in 31 Days!  Today's goofy entry into the Aces Casino Blog, A.K.A. the "parakeet paper," marks officially the 31st post for the month of August, a month that the blog would only see 3 or 4 posts, because of it getting so busy around here.  But... The deed is done.  Our thanks to all of the staff members who kicked in with some great ideas on what to post on the blog, and then running like mad, hoping to not get roped in to actually writing it.

So...Let's officially finish our 31 August post with an entry that we'll call, "The YouTube Posts That Didn't Make the Cut for Earlier Postings for the Aces Blog 31-Day Challenge."  We've got four or five that I thought were golden, but just didn't fit anywhere... Until now... Enjoy...

First off, let's put up the dog that bowls.  We got this idea from Cathy...


 A dog that averages 190.  And no, that's not a foul.

Next up, a hamster that can act better than Ashton Kutcher.  Hey, we just put 'em up on the blog, you be the judge.  I think It's a given, personally....


"They GOT me!"

Let's see....What next... Oh,let's not forget about the penguin that can play ping-pong.


Must be a Chinese penguin.

Whew, yeah, we got'cha.  It's a beer commercial.  That was pretty good, though.  OK, back to the list.... Oh, we have a dog that plays the piano, accompanied by her handler, Mr. Hands...


Wait for the exit.  When you're done, you're done.
In our search for only the best vids here at the Blog, we found this one that had over 28 million hits, and I can see why.... When this dog does something bad, you KNOW he's guilty.  It's written all over his face...

Tell me that's not a guilty face.  Priceless.

And that's all for our "31 Blog Posts in 31 Days" marathon, friends....

EXCEPT FOR THESE BONUS VIDEOS!
We've got a chicken that plays tic-tac-toe!

I never did like this game, but I LOVE McNuggets, you cheater.
Next up, this wild goose.  This actually happened to me on my honeymoon.  No wise cracks. 

 Pretty funny, when It's someone else.

And, last but not least, a duck that plays fetch.   Seriously.

 One day, we predict this animal will turn on It's owner...
 
OK, NOW we're done for the month of August.  We hope you've enjoyed our blog romp this month, which was FULLY FUNDED by Aces Casino Entertainment, the top Orange County casino night party crew in the business.  I actually get a couple of days off... Then, it starts all over again with our usual twice-weekly posts, beginning on September 2.  We'll see you Monday!

Friday, August 30, 2013

Aces Casino "College of Casino Game Knowledge:" Is There Some Sort of Science or Strategy To Finding The Hottest Slot Machines In The Casino?? (Maybe!)


This month of August has been one of enlightenment for the staff that writes the Aces Casino Blog.  Back on Aug. 1, when we received the challenge from the top brass here at Aces Casino to try to create one blog post for each and every day in the month this month, we thought, "no way.  Can't be done.  We'll end up like that dude that ate McDonald's food for 31 straight days."

I'm here to tell you that the food's actually pretty good at "Mickey-D's."  And -- So is the content of this blog from the best Orange county casino night party company in SoCal.   We just keep rollin' out the winners, my friends.  Today, we move back into one of our favorite subjects -- "The Aces Casino College of Casino Game Knowledge."  And, not just in any general area of casino gaming; This month the "College" touches on a subject that hasn't been breached before -- 

Slot Machines.

Now, for this crew here at Aces Casino, we've always loved us some coin-operated machinery, but not necessarily the one-armed bandits.  That changes today, my friends.  In today's issue of the Aces College of Casino Game Knowledge, we look at two important aspects of slot machine play -- Slot machine money management, and the Random Number Generator, and what IT means to us, the players of these enticing machines.


Some tips on surviving your next big slot machine session

--- Only play machines that will pay back 95 to 99 percent of the coins played. Usually these types of slot machines are of the higher denomination. Therefore you will want to look for the dollar slots, which are the most popular among those that pay out at the high percentage.

--- Choose a loss number! Do not let your pride get in the way of knowing when to quit. For example, you can set a loss number at eight or ten spins. If your machine does not hit a winning combination after your set loss number you can simply move on to another machine. You may have to change casinos if that’s what it takes to win.

 What happened in the past when players didn't hit winning combinations.

--- Play non-progressive machines. Progressive slot machines are normally set by the RNG (random number generator) which will result in a higher number of reels and symbols. Players are better off playing the flat top machines.

--- Ask your friendly casino employee if they can help you find a loose slot machine. Hey, there’s an old saying “the squeaky wheel gets the oil.” You never know, a casino employee could help you become a millionaire! Make sure you offer them a cut of the action if you win.

Casinos are very strategic as well when it comes to the actual physical placement of their slot machines. If you are looking for loose slots (who doesn’t?) then focus on the following four areas in the casino:

--- First, the change booths or cashiers area are a hot spot for loose slots because casinos want people to see winners and immediately see where they can get change to play.

--- Secondly, look for displayed or featured machines with huge prizes on top as these tend to be loose to attract players. If you notice, most of these slot areas are packed with people just waiting to get a seat. Casinos know that eventually players will get impatient and stray to other tighter slot machines.

--- The third area to find loose slots in a casino is near the coffee shops, caf├ęs, and snack bars. The idea is to motivate people to eat quickly and get back to playing those winning slot machines!

--- Finally, keep an eye out for loose slots near the casino “crosswalks” which are the cross sections between different areas of slot machines. The casino management will purposely place a couple loose machines at the front or near the beginning of a slot section to lure players. Yeah, it works well as we tend to follow the sound of money!

The Random Number Generator

In the old days of the slot machine world it was a common thought that odds on a machine had to do with the amount of symbols on each reel. However, in today’s technologically improved modern slot machines it is no longer the case. Before, when slot machines were operated by mechanical devices, reels, and levers the players would assume that their odds were totally dependant on the reel and symbols. Now, slot machines are all computer driven.

We still can't fit this computer into the slot machine. When they do, I quit.

RNG stands for random, number generator which is actually a microchip that acts as the nucleus of the slot machine. This microchip is the single most important part of today’s slot machines and video poker machines. Why? The random number generator is responsible for every result after a player pushes the button or, (if the casino still has some) pulls the lever.

A computer programmer at the factory programs the RNG or assigns it certain combinations for every situation that may occur on the reels. The RNG reacts immediately after the first coin is dropped into the slot machine. It doesn’t matter if you are playing three coins for one spin, the RNG will stay the on the same programmed combination until that spin is finished. The programmer has assigned numbers for all combinations and the RNG even searches for numbers when no one is playing the game.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Fantastic stuff, isn't it?  Some people have no idea just how much thought goes into those one-armed bandidos, but we've known it for some time.  That's why we don't offer slot machines in our casino game packages here in California.  (Ed. Note: Yeah, that, and It's illegal to operate machines like those without being part of an indian gaming consortium.)

Well, that'll do it for another edition of the Aces Casino "College of Casino Game Knowledge."  If you're new to the blog, we'll dust off one of these lil' casino ditties from time to time; and what better time to do it than right near the end of our "31 Posts in 31 Days" Aces Casino Blog-a-Thon.  Friends, just one more post, and we'll have done it.  We're gettin' a lil' punchy, but we can see the finish line from here...Can it be done?  CAN the top orange county casino party company on the west coast actually post on the ol' blog for 31 straight days?  

As they say in the business, "don't bet against us."

We'll see you tomorrow with our celebratory blog post.  See you on Saturday!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Aces Casino Blog: Don't look Now, But The 2013 Version of "The Rat Pack" Is Coming Back To The Theaters This November in a Film Called "Last Vegas"


The "Rat Pack is BACK."

Well, no, not THAT Rat Pack.  True, the team over here at Aces Casino Entertainment loves that old Rat Pack, and actually, there are more than a few warm bodies here at the top Orange county casino party company on the west coast that kinda liked the crew of the "Oceans 11-12-13" Films, also.

Well, no, not THAT "Rat Pack," either!  It surprisingly appears that we have a third entry into the Rat Pack Derby, namely the cast of a film scheduled to be released in the first week of November, 2013.   Try this motion picture recipe' on for size, my friends of the Aces Blog.... Start with a generous helping of Michael Douglas, stir in a bit of Kevin Kline, add a pinch of DeNiro, and top it all off with a little Morgan Freeman, and "Voila!"  You end up with a succulent dish called "Last Vegas," a film that begs the question.... What happens when a group of sixty-something friends decide to hop in their own virtual time machine, and re-live their old Vegas days?"

THIS happens.  Move over, Hangover 3.  Here comes "Last Vegas..."


 
I'm guessing that this trailer might be available in HD.   We never miss a thing here at Aces.

You know us..... Base your film in Las Vegas, add a few well-known names for the marquis, throw out the rules on Vegas etiquette whilst in town for a blow-out, and we're there.   Two things we never pass up in film -- Monster movies, and Las Vegas, baby..  This one fits that very slim billing to a "T," so here's my $10, show it to me.  (Ed. Note: Gawd, I hope it isn't awful...)

That's all for today's turn at the wheel... Yes, the "31 Posts in 31 Days" wagon moves on to another scintillating topic.  I wish I knew what it was.  Oh, NO, not WRITER'S BLOCK.  Not NOW, we're only 3 days from the finish..... Ahh, yes, but that's the best thing about writing the Aces Casino Blog for this Orange County casino night party giant -- We could post that vid of the free-throw-shooting monkeys again tomorrow, and get away with it.  

But NO... We're too close to the finish line now..... We're back tomorrow with something semi-relevant, even if we have to break out the "cat playing hockey" vid to fulfill the posting contract.....

Aww, heck -- Let's show that cat video RIGHT NOW....

"Save by Sadie!"  Next time I get the puck, I'm goin' top shelf.

We're out.  See you tomorrow with August post #30 -- the latest edition in our "Aces Casino College of Casino Game Knowledge" series -- Slot Machines?  We MUST be runnin' on empty.....Later!