Thursday, February 28, 2013

Aces Casino Blog: The High Roller, The Echelon, and "Kenny Clutch:" The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly


When you're the top Orange County casino party in southern California, and you're known for your irreverent spin on all things "blog" in the casino party industry that we love so much, it can be tough to spin the Blog wheel in the other direction.  Fortunately, the Blog staff here at Aces Casino has no sense of direction, so, to that end, we thought we'd discuss a few of the semi-recent happenings that have made news in our favorite city; Some good, and some not-so-good.  We'll call this latest effort in our parakeet paper-blog, "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly."

The Good -- Two New "Wheels"

You may have heard about the latest craze that's getting ready to hit Las Vegas by the end of this year.  They're Sin City's newest attractions -- The Observation Wheels are coming!  I know -- Not one, but TWO!  Wheel #1, known as "The High Roller," is set to make it's appearance in late 2013 down in the new Caesars Entertainment open-air retail, dining and entertainment district located "on the 50-yard-line of the Las Vegas Strip."  You'll find more info about this soon-to-be tallest observation wheel in the world when you follow this "Linq."  (Ed. Note: Oh, Isn't that cute.)


The "Linq," and that big Ferris Wheel behind the Flamingo.

As if that wasn't cool enough, there's still ANOTHER wheel that's taking shape south of the Caesars Entertainment Complex.  This one's situated across from the currently-named Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino, and It's name is one that just SOUNDS "Vegas" -- The "SkyVue,"  part and parcel of the new SkyVue development corporation.  Here's a comparison of the construction sites of these two behemoths, the Linq and the SkyVue.....


The High Roller -- Looks like it's moving along nicely.


SkyVue -- Not much to look at, yet. 

It appears that construction at SkyVue has slowed considerably since concrete first hit the job site back in mid-2012.  "Insiders" that represent SkyVue tell us that there's a good reason for this -- You see, the High Roller is a CABLE wheel, while SkyVue is a STEEL wheel.  Oh, well, now it makes perfect sense.  (Ed. Note: NOT.)   Hey, speaking of stalled construction sites....

The Bad -- Echelon Place

This one still irks me.  Echelon Place was the Boyd Group's multi-million dollar hotel complex slated to open about four years ago on the Las Vegas Strip property that formerly belonged to the old Stardust Hotel.  I loved the Stardust.  Stayed there EVERY time I was in Las Vegas, which was a LOT.  Oh, but Echelon Place was going to be beautiful grand, the jewel of Sin City.  Uh-huh...


How Echelon looked in 2008...

How it looks today.

Hmmph.  I love the recent discussions among the Clark County politicians, who have suggested that covering the Echelon eyesore with a tarp, or landscaping of some sort, might make things seem better out at the old Stardust site.  Oh, yeah, that'll fix the problem.  I guess it's too late to dig all of the old parts of the Stardust out of the trash, and put it all back together.  Too bad.... I'm starting to think this Echelon thingy ain't EVER gonna happen.  

The Ugly -- The Shooting on the Strip

Last week, an unspeakable act of violence occurred on the Strip that defies logic....

The scene of the crime.

Three people lost their lives when some argument over at the Aria Hotel's valet parking area blossomed into someone in a black Range Rover decided to open fire on a car driving down the Strip at 4am over this dumb argument.  Sometimes, stupidity reigns supreme in our society, because if some dope figured that he could get away with this horrible act of random violence and not be seen by one of the 50,000 security cameras that blanket the entire city of Las Vegas, he HAS to be stupid.  They'll find him and his entourage, mark our words.  All in all, it's just sad that things like this take place over dumb arguments about hip-hop, rap, or whatever.  So incredibly meaningless....

That's all for today, kiddies.  Sorry for the downer at the end.  We pray for all involved in that dealy rampage in Las Vegas, and condolences to all those families that lost loved ones over this senseless act.  We'll see you next time with our usual brand of irreverent drivel.  Have a good weekend, and we'll see you next time!


Monday, February 25, 2013

Aces Casino "College Of Casino Game Knowledge:" Blackjack, and the Cheaters That Made It Famous


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?  (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, here are some amazing, amusing and confusing historical facts about our last historical origin entry in the Aces Casino Entertainment "Big Three" games supplied by our company on a regular basis -- Blackjack!

The History of BLACKJACK - The Aces Casino Way


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, so much for our three-part series on the historical origins of our three favorite games - Blackjack, Craps and Roulette.  If you missed any of the earlier entries into our "parakeet paper blog," just go to the blog "history" section, and look 'em up.  Don't cheat like those old Spaniards did, though.  That's all for now.. We'll be back on Thursday to close out February with a bang with another "scintillating" blog post.  Take care, and we'll see you then!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Aces Casino "College Of Casino Gaming Knowledge:" The History Of Roulette, The Orangutan's Friend


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?  (We love our clients!)

We told you about our Aces Casino team having 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, here are some amazing, amusing and confusing historical facts about another one of the Aces Casino Entertainment "Big Three" games supplied by our company on a regular basis -- Roulette!

The History of ROULETTE - The Aces Casino Way

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 Devil's Toy."

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 Kenny Uston, but don't hold me to that.


Hey? Where's my lucky number, "14," on THIS wheel?  Something's fishy.

One last thing about Roulette - We drove ourselves CRAZY trying out numerous mathematical theories on the game, to no avail.  We finally settled on letting an orangutan throw our chips onto the Roulette layout, sort of a "hit-and-run" method.  That worked just about as well as anything else.  Fun game, but it just doesn't like me.   OK, That's all for now...We'll take a look at another of our "Big Three faves" next time, when the top Orange County casino party company in the southland (and King of the parakeet papers) brings you Part 3 of our "History Of" series -- Blackjack!  See you then!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Aces Casino "College of Casino Game Knowledge:" A Quick Look Into The History of The Game Of Craps


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?  (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, here are some amazing, amusing and confusing historical facts about one of the Aces Casino Entertainment "Big Three" games supplied by our company on a regular basis -- Craps!

The History Of CRAPS - Aces Casino Style


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.  (Ed. Note:  Yeah, It's called "Loaded Dice."  Never COULD trust Nero.)

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.

That's all for now...We'll take a look at another of our "Big Three faves" next time, when the top Orange County casino party company in the southland (and King of the parakeet papers) brings you Part Two of our "History Of" series -- Roulette!  See you then!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Aces Casino Blog: Sometimes, There Are Just Some Dumb Trivia Questions That Need To Be Answered


Here at Aces Casino (A.K.A. the top Orange County casino party company in southern California), we take pride in being able to correctly and professionally answer all kinds of questions that deal with what we know best - "The Casino Night Party Scene."  Heck, we've done it here on our "parakeet paper" blog many times, and, unless we're mistaken. we were (I believe) scheduled in this edition of the "Blog" to deal with the history of one of the more popular games in the world -- Blackjack.  A great idea, one might say.

Then, "It" happened.

Another "pride" thing popped up in the Aces Casino offices..... It seems that we ALSO take pride in knowing the answers to some of the goofiest trivia questions in the world, stuff that only the minds of the nut-cases here at "the Casino" could POSSIBLY come up with.

Well, three such questions have been floating around the offices in the last week, so we thought (Ed. Note: Well, THERE'S a first!) that there couldn't be a better time to end the debates in regards to these interesting, but useless conundrums taking up so much time at the proverbial water cooler.  So, without further fanfare, here is what's been on the minds of the most eclectic, yet casino-night-gifted team of crazies here at the best Orange County casino party company around -- Aces Casino.... (Ed. Note: This goofy trivia jaunt will end up causing the postponement of the regularly-scheduled blog entry, which will now be seen next Monday.)

#1 -- Did Hamilton Burger ever win a case against the great Perry Mason?

Immediately, you can see what's important to our staff when they're not out entertaining the masses in southern California.  Personally, I never saw Perry Mason (played so wonderfully by Raymond Burr) lose a case on the show named after him, but we needed to look no further than the oft-used "Wikipedia" to find the answer -- Yep, The shows' prosecuting attorney (played by William Talman) DID beat the great Mason TWICE -- once in "The Case of the Terrified Typist" and again in "The Case of the Deadly Verdict."  Here's the link, take a look.  This one cost some of our employees quite a few lunches, including me.....

"Gotcha, Mason!"

#2 -- Did the "Doc Hudson" character really make a cameo appearance in the movie, "The Incredibles?"

Yeah, I paid off on this one, too.  I won't be eating lunch for over a week.  Surprisingly, yes, Doc Hudson DID appear in the "Incredibles" film, for some reason.  Here's the proof that I demanded, before paying off at 2-to-1...

OK, yeah, that's him on the left.  Can't trust Pixar for nuthin'.

Who WATCHES for this stuff?  I gotta quit betting with these piranhas... (laugh)  This scene appears near the end of the movie, as the family tries to defeat Syndrome's "Omnidroid."  Seems like the fine folks over at Pixar studios have quite a few "traditions" when it comes to their films.  Pixar now sees to it that almost every film they produce has a character from an upcoming film embedded somewhere in the presentation.  Dang, I should have known..... Here's the link to that lil' ditty....

#3 -- If Man evolved from Apes, why do we still have Apes?  Are some of them just slower to evolve?  

Thankfully, I never got involved in this one. 

Oh.  OK, I guess not.  Thanks.

That's all for now, my friends.  Now that the gang from Aces Casino has gotten this out of their system, we'll begin our examination of the origins of some of our favorite casino games - unless some more of the Orange county casino party company crazies decide to hijack the blog again.  (Ed. Note: Ain't gonna happen.)  We'll see you on Monday with the first part of our "Origins" edition... See you then!  Hey- And DON'T forget your sweetheart on Valentines Day!


Monday, February 11, 2013

Aces Casino "College of Casino Game Knowledge:" 21.5 "Pure" Blackjack - The Wave Of The Future???


Anyone that is an "avid" reader of the Aces Casino Blog knows that this fine Orange County casino party company prides itself on being the leading edge when it comes to the Orange County casino night party scene.  Our many clients come to us when they're looking for cutting-edge casino technology as well as the latest casino night game inventions that are coming to a casino near them in the not-so-distant future.

To that end, believe me when we say "all in a day's work."  (Ed. Note: Big talk from a company whose motto is "this beats working.")

No one keeps up with the latest trends quire like Aces Casino, so when word came down from our state capital that a newly-invented authorized casino game was making itself available from the fine folks at TXB Industries, well, we were pretty darned curious as to what it was.

There's a ".5" in there somewhere, I'm sure.  At least, I HOPE so.

At first glance, "21.5" looks a lot like what is commonly known in our industry as "California Blackjack," which is a game that our crack dealing staff has already been trained in.  Now, the Aces Casino night party crew has their initial impressions about "21.5," but we thought we'd hold off on any opinions in regards to the game until we can thoroughly play-test it in our home environment (specifically, with our Orange County casino party clients), and look at the numbers in a more accurate, scientific survey.  (Ed. Note: Sounds like the dart board is going to get more work.)

Thanks to our friends over at TXB Industries that have provided us with the parameters of their latest creation, anyone interested in perusing the actual rules of the game as well as the model for how the game is played can look no further than this link they've provided. There's much more to discuss here than just raw play-test data, so rest assured we'll give "21.5" a thorough going-over when all of the results of our work on the game comes in.  Also, we'd love to hear from any of our readers that would like to comment on their exposure to "21.5," and what they love about the game.  

Again, we'll have more on the game that we here at the Orange County casino party leader call "the Fraction" later on in our goofy blog.  But for now, we'll be back on Thursday with another parakeet paper-worthy effort.  Let us know what you'd like us to discuss - We're all ears.  Oh, and on a side note: Best wishes to "The Wizard of Odds," one of the most trusted casino game analysts in the business.  Get well soon, Wiz, and get out of that hospital!  To steal a line from the "M.A.S.H." sitcom, "Hospital food is not meant to be taken internally!"  We hope all of our friends out there have a great week this Valentine's Day week, and we'll see you back here on Thursday!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Aces Casino "College of Casino Game Knowledge:" Part Two of "Craps 201, The Aces Casino Way"


OK, now, where were we? Oh, yes; If you read "Part One" of how to play this game called Craps that we posted three days ago, we left you with a question. And, being the industry leader in orange county casino party rentals, it's only right to pick up the discussion from that particular point.....

"What if the shooter doesn't throw a six OR a seven for a VERY long time?"

And the answer is, "you'll instantly figure out the way to beat this game." I know we've all done it before...We've been walking thru one of the many gaming areas of a Las Vegas casino, and hear a wild commotion coming from one of the gaming tables in the casino pit. AND, every time I hear the shrieks of joy, i'm guessing it's at a Craps table. So, for those of you that are wondering to yourself at that very moment, "why is everyone going so crazy?" The answer is the question we posted above -- Someone hasn't thrown their point number or a seven for a VERRRY long time.

Think about it -- In the game of Craps, yes, the 'seven' DOES turn into the enemy of the player, once a point is created, but if the shooter avoids the sevens on the dice, it's like the Craps table has opened up it's very own ATM. EVERY time the dice roll and it ain't a seven, someone's most likely getting paid off on one of their "place bets" on those other numbers available for betting; 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, and/or 10. OK, I know -- "So, Mr. "orange county casino party guy, can you provide us with a little tutorial?" Ahh, yes, ask, and you shall receive.....

Example -- On the 'come-out roll' (First roll of the sequence), shooter throws a five. Dealers mark the 5 as the 'point,' and now, the 'pass line bet' needs a five to be thrown BEFORE a seven. Now, the INSTANT that the shooter threw that five, he gives the dealer $27. Why? Because with that $27 wager, he can play what is called "across." The player can place the correct bets on the OTHER five main numbers on the game board, in this example, $5 on 4, $6 each on six and eight, $5 on 9, and $5 on 10. (You have to put an extra buck on the six and eight to get the correct payout odds, which are 7-to-6.

So, there you have it. Shooter throws 5, his pass line bet has that number covered. And, with that $27 bet, he ALSO has the 4-6-8-9-10 covered as well. For ALL SIX of these bets, there is only one number on the dice that can kill ALL of those bets -- SEVEN. Therefore, you can SEE why the table gets so crazy! No sevens for a long time = Cash, fun, and Craps euphoria.

But, in our example, we've neglected to mention what is truly the best bet on the Craps layout, the only bet that pays out "true dice odds," the only bets where the house has NO advantage over the player, the odds are, in a way, EVEN. And what IS this bet that every player should make, the second the point is created?

Ahhh, for THAT, you'll have to tune into Part Three of our Craps series. Another Craps cliffhanger from the orange county casino party leader, Aces Casino! We'll post Part Three sometime in March, but in the meantime, check out some of the older postings from our blathering blog. See you at the tables!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Aces Casino "College of Casino Game Knowledge:" Craps, The Aces Casino Way - Part One (Of Many)


Craps.

Just one silly little word - A word that strikes fear in the casual Vegas casino visitor.  

If I had to guess what the number one question that's asked of our Aces Casino Los Angeles casino night team (Ed. Note: besides 'where's the bar?'), it's "Craps? Wow...How do you PLAY this game?" And, usually, my response goes something like, "That's asking 'how do you fly the Space Shuttle,'" but, when you think about it, flying the shuttle might just look easier to the uninitiated when it comes to what has to be the most imposing game on the casino floor.

But, fear not, my friends: There's good news! The chips are valueless, and the dice don't know the game is fake! Translation: IMHO, the best way to learn the game of Craps is at one of the Aces Casino Craps tables. Yep, free lessons, and, should you die a horrible death in the hour that it takes to teach you how to play, you can look inside your wallet/purse and say to yourself, "Wow. Haven't lost a dime."

Ahh, yes, it's good to be Aces Casino. Being the best Orange County casino party company DOES have it's advantages......

So, since the question has been asked...And asked....AND ASKED, we here at Aces Casino thought to ourselves, "what better way to teach the game than explain some of the nuances in our Aces Casino blog? (Yeah, we talk to ourselves a lot. Too many crazy casino parties.)

PART ONE - GETTING STARTED

Yes, we'll skip over the history of the game. In prior blogs, we've already explained that our history grades in school weren't the best, so we start off in our wheelhouse: the game itself. Ever heard the term, "Seven-come-eleven?" Craps is the game that witty lil' phrase came from, because on the very first roll of a sequence (called the 'Come-Out-Roll'), if you throw a 7-or-11, you win your first bet, which, as WE teach the game, is the "Pass Line" bet.

OK, I know, I know, i'm already hitting you with these names, titles and phrases. No worries, as Scott "P" would say. You'll get the game, eventually, for one simple reason: This game is just like my mother-in-law. Repetitive. The game constantly repeats, so, if you give this game (in a live setting at one of our events) just one hour, we'll teach you ALL you need to know. But, first, as Tony Soprano would say, "Ya gotta learn the lingo."

First roll of a series of rolls? Come out roll.

Pass Line Bet? First bet to place on the table.

A little visual aid for the masses...


Here...Check out this picture of one end of the Craps table...It's a video mock-up of what you'd be playing on. (Ed. Note: See? Aces Casino isn't the los angeles casino night leader for nothing! We aim to please!) Remember, the ends of the table are mirror images of each other. Stand on either end, you'll get the same game....... See the pass line at the bottom? That's where you'll place your chip(s) for your initial bet, right in that skinny lil' area, right in front of where you're standing at the table.

Now, on the very first roll of a sequence, yes, the come out roll, 7-or-11 is an automatic winner, and 2, 3, or 12 is an automatic loser. (2-3-12, that's Craps, baby.) But, if any other number comes up, you'll see the dealer mark that particular number, and, until the end of the roll, you'll need the shooter (the one rolling the dice) to throw THAT number before a seven, to win your pass line bet. Let's say for example, he threw a six. OK, that's your number.

Yeah, I know, it's starting to go over your head. Remember, my mother-in-law. You'll get it, it keeps repeating.

Now, when it comes to the pass line bet you made initially, the only two numbers that matter to your bet are SIX (which would be a pass line winner), or SEVEN (which would be a pass line loser). Yep, once you "create a point" (throw some maerked number, like six, on the come out roll), seven turns into your enemy. But, you KNOW how dice can be, sometimes......What if the shooter doesn't throw a six OR a seven for a VERY long time?

Good question, my friends. And that's where we'll move to part TWO of, "How the heck do you PLAY this game?" Brought to you by your friends at Aces Casino, the best Orange County casino night party company in SoCal. (And modest, too!) We'll post Part Two on Thursday.... In the meantime, we've assigned you some homework: Go online, and search for one of the many free craps trainers online. You can roll the dice, get acclimated to the Craps layout, and maybe even win a few fake chips. Hey, here's an even better idea - Call Aces Casino today, and set up a casino party in your home, office, banquet center or wherever there's a flat floor and a light above the table.  There's nothing better than learning the game at one of our casino-quality Craps tables.  "It's the same game as Vegas, only the dice don't know the chips are fake!"

We oughta know -- We're the experts when it comes to fake chips. We'll see you on Thursday with Part Two........