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.

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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!


Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Aces Casino Blog: From The "We Gotta Stop Taking Requests" Department - Time to Find The Location of The World's Biggest Pickle (Who ASKS For That?)


As the old saying goes... "Be careful what you ask for.  You might get it."

Yeah, pretty much.  As the "31 Blog Posts in 31 Days" caravan rolled on through the latter days of August, the staff here at Aces Casino Entertainment (Ed. Note: The Orange county casino party company leader, don'cha know...) thought it might be a good idea to take requests from our clients, and find out what was on their mind...

Boy, what a scary ride THAT was.

What we found out from our impromptu survey was simply this -- There are a lot of people that care about the wackiest things!  So, without further hesitation (and we've been hesitating about posting this survey for three days, now), here are the top 3 questions on the minds of the readers of the Aces Casino Blog this week......

#1 -- What is the record for the world's biggest pickle?

Definitely NOT a question my son would ever ask (he HATES pickles, likes going to Burger King, so he can tell them to hold the pickles), but here's the answer -- I gotta be thinkin' it's THIS one....

Here, son -- YOU hold the pickles.

And unfortunately, we cannot verify that this is a real pickle, although if I was carrying that monstrosity, I'd be hurtin'.  It looks pretty big to me.  We have a winner...

#2 -- Who was the voice of the female police dispatcher on the 1960's TV series, "Adam-12?

Sigh.... It's going to be a loooong day... (Grin)

But, behold, through the power of the internet, and having a few contacts in the radio, motion picture and TV industry, we found the right people to ask, and found out that the lady you hear sending officers Reed and Malloy out on calls was Sharron Claridge, an actual LAPD dispatcher from southern California.  She was  a real LAPD dispatcher who made extra money dispatching on "Adam-12". Her husband was a real LAPD officer.  Ms. Claridge was nominated for a "Seen but not Heard" TV Land Award, but she actually makes an uncredited appearance in the 1973 episode "Suspended."  She would be 65 years old. 


"1-Adam-12, 1-Adam-12, see the woman..." Finally.  Thank you, Sharron.

#3 -- What is the tallest building in Las Vegas?

Actually, I thought this one would be an easy one.  "WRONG."  Cost me lunch when I found out that the world's tallest "building" in Vegas would be the 815-foot-tall World Jewelry Center, in downtown Las Vegas.  That is...If they'd build it.  It ain't there, yet.  So, we move to the next tallest building, the Fountainbleu Hotel.  Only one problem -- It ain't finished yet, so it doesn't count.  So, by way of the official rules, the actual tallest building in Las Vegas is the Palazzo, located between the Venetian and the Wynn, on the strip.  It's 642 feet tall, 50 stories.

The Pickle looks bigger than The Palazzo.  Just sayin.'

OK, OK, I can see the "Inquiry" sign already lighting up on the tote board... "Hey, you forgot about the Stratosphere tower!"  Unfortunately, my friends, the Stratosphere "Observation Tower," who tops out at over 1,100 feet tall, does not qualify as a "building," since a portion of the tower is not habitable.  That caveat also kicks out the Fountainbleu (not habitable yet, because it ain't open).  We cross every "T," and dot every "I," baby.  Nuthin' gets by the staff at Aces Casino.  We ain't the top orange county casino night party company for nothing, baby.  (Omigosh, I'm starting to sound like Scotty Nguyen.)

That's all for now, pickle-lovers.  Three more days of this, and we're jumping off the Stratosphere Tower.   But first, we're back tomorrow with a better effort than today, we PROMISE.  With that in mind, we'll see you tomorrow.....

With no pickles.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Aces Casino Blog: Just Five More Days, And We're DONE With This Stupid Blog Marathon... But Until Then, Let's Talk About Your Fantasy Football Draft


Add one more thing to the list of things we LOVE here at Aces Casino Entertainment -- New Casino Games, Incredible casino parties, and FANTASY FOOTBALL, baby.  (Ed. Note: Oh, NOOO.)  Oh YES, Mister Editor, It's time once again to stray from the usual discussions of all things casino party (Ed. Note: Yeah, like you guys NEVER do THAT), and talk about the 2013 Dunn-Edwards Fantasy Football Draft, which is the league that yours truly and a few of my closest friends belongs to.

First, let's talk about the good news, and the bad news..... The GOOD news?  The Aces Casino / Full Tilt Poker franchise in the DFFL went to their FIFTH straight DFFL Super Bowl in 2012.  The BAD news?  For the first time in four years, Full Tilt Poker LOST in the title game, when Arian Foster developed heart palpitations, and left his game in Week 16 of play.  BOOM.  We lost by nine points.  Crap... Oh, well -- Time to pick ourselves off the floor, and get back on the horse.

To that end, let's create a few of our favorite topics that interest us in this 2013 DFFL Draft.... We'll call it "5 Lists of 5."  This'll serve at least two purposes -- One, we'll help out a few readers (6?) that are prepping for their upcoming draft, and two, we'll be one day closer to finishing up this mind-boggling "31 Blog Posts in 31 Days" Aces Casino Blog-a-Thon.  Hallelujah.  OK, sharpen your pencils, let's talk Fantasy Football Draft...

The Aces Casino Blog / DFFL "5 Lists Of 5"

List One -- Five NFL Players Ready to have breakout fantasy years in 2013

#1 -- Calvin Johnson, Lions.  Yeah, I know, he's a top-2 WR in drafts.  Believe me, this year, he'll EXPLODE.  Was tackled at the one-yard-line FIVE times last year.  Not this year, he's a rare first-round gem.  Do yourself a favor, do NOT wait.

#2 -- Rob Housler, Cardinals.  He LOOKS like Gronk, and he's now got a QB that threw to Brandon Myers 105 times last year.  He's my top sleeper at TE.

 Look, he's open!  We love us some Housler.

#3 -- Le'Veon Bell, Steelers.   Not quite this year's Doug Martin, but he'll make noise in Pittsburgh.  He's the bell cow, a solid #2 fantasy RB.

#4 -- Stevan Ridley, Patriots.  The Pats' LOVE to run the football, and this guy's READY.  Not much in PPR leagues, but for a 12-team standard, you'll be glad you got him in Round 2.

#5 -- Antonio Brown, Steelers.  No, I'm not a Steeler fan, but I love me some playas that are ready to put up numbers, and this guy is going to SHINE in 2013.  Ask what Brown can do for you.  A LOT. 

List Two -- Five Players that won't be on MY team after I draft

#1 -- Darren McFadden, RaiDUHs.  Has never showed me a thing except his ability to stretch a sprained ankle into a ten-week IR problem.  That, and he's on the Raiders, a team that looks like it has ZERO talent on their roster.  "Run DmC" fits right in.

Sigh... Never more.

#2 -- Vernon Davis, 49ers.  I traded Matt Ryan for this guy in the middle of last season, and he gave me NOTHING.  Picked up Greg Olsen off the waiver wire, and went to the DFFL Super Bowl for the 5th straight year.  Kapernick won't use him, even when he has nothing else.

#3 -- BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Bengals.  Yeah, I'm bitter.  He put up ONE point for me in last year's Super Bowl.  That, and Giovani Bernard is barking right up the Law Firm's tree.  Hello committee, hello goal-line work only, good-bye, BGE.  Pass.

#4 -- Jared Cook, Rams.  Every year, he has all this potential.  Every year, he puts up Vernon Davis-type numbers.  Don't believe it.  Maybe Bradford can find him, maybe not.

#5 -- Andre Johnson, Texans.  Suddenly lost his ability to separate from the DBs.  He's going too high in most drafts, I can't go there any longer.  Love his style, but I'm smelling a slowdown here.                                    

List Three --5 wide receivers going in the 15th round or later who could make you look really smart if you take a chance on them

#1 -- Kenbrell Tompkins, Patriots -- Beat out round-2 pick Aaron Dobson.

#2 -- Kendall Wright, Titans -- Check out some 2012 preseason action.  He's ready.

#3 -- Rueben Randle, Giants -- The door's open.  Will show what he's got if healthy.

#4 -- Cordarrelle Patterson, Vikings -- Rob Mielke will pick him early.  Mark my words.

#5 -- Alshon Jeffery, Bears -- He's comfortable, and will take some targets from Marshall.

List Four -- Five things I've read online that I do actually believe

#1 -- That Kenny Britt IS actually Healthy.  (Tennessean.com)

#2 -- That Jordan Cameron is going to be a stud in Norv's offense.  (Plain-Dealer)

#3 -- That Danny Woodhead is going to be a factor in the Chargers' RB committee.  (SDUT)

#4 -- That Alfred Morris will be a factor in the passing game.  (Redskins.com)

#5 -- That Mike Wallace might struggle in the Dolphins' passing game.  (Miami Herald)

List Five -- Five of the funniest team names I've seen drafting on ESPN

#1 -- Somewhere over Dwayne Bowe

#2 -- Addai late, Amendola short

#3 -- 1.21 J.J. Watts  (Love the Back to the Future zinger there)

#4 -- Martin Scorecrazy

#5 -- BaDonkAGronk

That's all for today, my friends.... We here at Aces Casino Entertainment wish ALL of our fantasy football buddies a solid and prosperous fantasy draft this week.  Enjoy it, and have fun.  Now, for all you "31 Posts in 31 Days" people, the top Orange county casino party company in SoCal comes back tomorrow with another gem .... We'll see you tomorrow!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Aces Casino Blog: It's Time To Come Clean -- We've Been Hooked On "Regular Show" For Some Time Now, And There's Just No Turning Back (We Hope)


OK, we admit it.... It's true.  The team here at Aces Casino (A.K.A. the top Orange County casino party company on the west coast) has a tendency to get seriously hooked on various types of media and games that entertain us, especially any and all forms of animated TV shows and motion pictures that involve 20-story behemoths (Ed. Note: They all went to see 'Pacific Rim' four times, if THAT tells you anything).

Yep, you get the picture -- If it involves a big monster, a huge explosion, or a hole in the ground (Ed. Note: Which 'Pacific Rim' had all 3, I might add),  we're there... Which brings us to our point of all this Aces Casino Blog fodder......

We've got a new "latest love" here at the Orange County casino night party kingpins....

Cartoon Network's "Regular Show."

Now, granted, once we found this gem-to-be on "C.N.," (Yeah, that's right, we're cool, we roll this way) we gave it our prompt attention and learned all the characters and their personalities in about two hours, during a "Regular Show" marathon.  (Lucky for us, one came on last Sunday, when we were all sitting around and veg-ging from the previous evening's casino night festivities.)

Now, right up front, Pixar Studios is in no danger of losing their Oscars to the Regular Show (The animation IS a bit on the average side), but it works, in this case.  The episodes run around 10-to-11 minutes each, which plays right into the hands of our card-carrying members of the "Short Attention Span Theater," and they're just downright FUNNY.

If you haven't seen it, well, you KNOW that we'd find an episode to break you in with the show.  **WARNING**  If you've got a sense of humor, and a love for the bizarre scriptwriting that is common-place with the show, you'll DIG "Regular Show."  Here's one of our fave episodes, aptly titled, "Family BBQ."

 
Not your everyday "Family BBQ."

Do yourself a fovor, my Aces Casino Blog buddies -- Set your DVR to record about 20 of these, and you'll be pleasantly surprised when you see all of them waiting for you in about a week or so.  You can thank us later by bringing us on board for your next Orange county casino party.  Heck, just mention "Regular Show" when you book with us, and we'll give you $50 off.

As Mordecai would so aptly put it..."THAT'S how WE roll.  YAY-UHH......"

Wow...26 down, and just FIVE more posts to go until we finish our August "31 Posts in 31 Days" Blog-A-Thon.  It's been kinda fun for all of us.... It's created this creativity bubble around the Blog desk, very cool...BUT.... We'd rather not do it again.  We'll be VERY content with returning to our normal "twice weekly" article format that returns in September.  But until that happens, we'll be right back here tomorrow with another parakeet paper-worthy blog post.  See you then!


Sunday, August 25, 2013

Aces Casino Blog Update: "High Roller" v. "SkyVue" -- The Latest Dirt on the Las Vegas "2013 Space Race"


I don't know why we're following this story so closely -- I personally get queasy when I ride even the tamest of Ferris wheels -- But here we are, The Aces Casino Blog, your roving reporters, returning to the scene of the crime, and checking out the progress of two different "observation wheel" projects in Las Vegas -- Caesars' Entertainment's "High Roller," and "SkyVue," the competing super-wheel going up down the street, across from the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino.  (Ed. Note: You can see the previous report on these two spinning behemoths by following this link.)

First, the Challenger.... "SkyVue."  (This one is the challenger, because it was lagging behind the other observation wheel when we last checked in.  Hey, we're the top Orange county casino party company in SoCal, we HAVE to be fair.)

Now, we checked out their official "SkyVue WebCam," and Here's what we got back on June 17...

Shouldn't the crane face the other way?  Nice palm trees, though.  Can I ride in those?


Now, HERE is what we got, about 15 minutes ago.....


Ooh, nice wood platform ya got there.

Overall Aces Blog Grade -- D+ .  It took two months to build that platform span?  Who's building this thing, the same guys that built my home's facade that took 6 months?  It still looks like it could be used for bungee jumping.  Not a good thing.

Now, let's move to the current leader, the Linq's "High Roller."  Here's what we got from their construction site two months ago.....

Vegas had the world's largest "Capital Letter A."

And now, HERE is what we have today, thanks to the man behind "Vital Vegas," our partner in kooky yet memorable blog posts, Mr. Scott Roeben.......Nice pic, Scott.... Wish I was there.

If this was a boxing match, the ref would have stopped it by now.

Put the gondolas on, and let's ROLL!  Scott Roeben with another helpful push in our quest to answer the question, "Whose wheel is going to be finished first?"  FWIW, The Caesars Entertainment Group still speculates that the "High Roller" will be up and spinning in "Late 2013."  After seeing the progress the construction crew is making, I wouldn't doubt it.  (It's gonna happen.)

Overall Aces Blog Grade -- A- .  We've got wheel, but we're waiting to see gondolas, or whatever they're calling their "transport pods."  Things are looking up.  (Ed. Note: I'm sure the pun is intended.)

OK, that's all for today.... Wow, just six more days and we'll have completed the goal of "31 Posts in 31 Days," thanks to your friends at Aces Casino Entertainment, the top Orange county casino night party company (and observation wheel reporters) on the West Coast.  We'll see you tomorrow!


Saturday, August 24, 2013

Aces Casino Blog: It Just Wouldn't Be Right If The A. C. Blog Didn't Take The Time To Show Our "YouTube Videos Of The Week" For The Month Of August!


I know what you're thinking, my friends of the Aces Casino Blog.... "Best of YouTube Videos for August?  Aces, there's no WAY that you can top that video of the free throw shooting monkey!"

Are you kidding me?  This is ACES CASINO we're talking about.  The top Orange county casino party company on the west coast, known for two distinct things -- Superior casino night parties in southern California, and an incredibly uncanny ability to find goofy news stories and crazy videos online to share with the masses (5?) loyal to the A. C. Blog.

Now, we gotta hand it to ya, the free throw-shooting monkey WAS awesome (Ed. Note: You'll find that video on our xx-xx-xxxx blog history), but we know that we can ALWAYS do better.  Yep, as usual, the crack-staff here at Aces Casino has done it again, my friends...  Here, for your enjoyment, are the staff's selections for the "YouTube Videos Of the Month for August!"

Video #1 -- "That's not MY idea of a Snake Charmer"

Unintentional hilarity on game shows is the best, bar none... Check out this snippet of video from a BBC-based game show called "Catch Phrase..."


Gives new meaning to the phrase, "here comes the bonus!"

Video #2 -- "Pick-'Em -- Big Guy v. Water Bottle

How many times have you gotten something off the shelf in your pantry, tried to open the jar or bottle, and it just won't budge?  Now, me, personally, there's no way I'm EVER handing whatever I'm trying to open tp someone else....Let's see how this one ends, courtesy of the MLB network.....You already know which one wins....

Dude.  PLEASE.

Video #3 -- YouTube "Epic Fails" -- August

Now, we just COULDN'T post another series of funny YouTube vids without including another "Fail" series, could we?  Check these newbies out, there are some real winners in this compilation...

From radio-controlled copters to dopey drivers, we got 'em all.

That's almost all for today, my friends.  Notice that we said ALMOST.  Let it never be said that Aces Casino Entertainment doesn't go the extra mile to satisfy our many (2?) readers of the A. C. Blog.  We're reaching into the Aces Casino "All-Time YouTube Video All-Stars" for this blast from the past, courtesy of the top Orange county casino party company in SoCal.  

Set-Up:  What happens when a Buffalo, N.Y. news video drew mixes up tapes in the control room?  Well, when tape and graphics of a feel-good moment regarding a once-paralyzed Bills' football player who is slowly recovering from his injuries gets mixed up with a wild courtroom fiasco involving some felon that looks to be unhappy about who's representing him in court with his legal troubles, hilarity is the result.

BONUS VIDEO: The Lord DOES work in mysterious ways....

16 seconds of pure comedy gold.  "It's a MIRACLE!"

OK, we promise, that's all for today.  Boy, does this Orange county casino night party company LOVE us some YouTube.  We're in the home stretch of our "31 Posts in 31 Days" marathon.  We're gonna make it, I'm almost sure of it, now.  Take care, and we'll see you tomorrow!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Aces Casino Blog: Ever Wonder Just What's Going On Inside One Of Those Automatic Card Shufflers In Las Vegas? Yeah, We Did, Too... Until NOW, That Is...


There's a saying that we hear a lot when it comes to our team of casino night party entertainers... "We're easily amused, but not easily impressed."   Boy, does that sum up Aces Casino Entertainment and It's staff to a "T."   I mean, how many times have we heard loud chatter from down the halls in the Aces offices that goes something like this.... "Hey, check it out - It's a monkey that shoots free throws!"

Yep, that's us.  Easily amused, to say the least.  Oh, yeah, and as far as "the Michael Jordan of Monkeys," since we mentioned it, we HAVE to show it, right?  We can't get away with a tease like that.  People would riot outside the Aces Casino offices (Ed. Note: No, they wouldn't.).  So, to avoid that, here you go...


Ladies and gentlemen, a monkey shooting free throws.

That's "Exhibit 283" of why we have the greatest job in the world.  Where else will you see people getting paid to watch free-throw-shooting marsupials?  Case closed.  

By the way, for those of you scoring at home, the monkey hit 4-of 5, 80%.  So what if he has the touch of a blacksmith?  (Show-Off.)  Now, back to the topic at hand -- Our Orange County casino party company, and our obsession with all things casino...... Now, we're sure that most of you faithful readers (7?) have seen one of those automatic card shufflers in Las Vegas.. You know, the machine embedded into the table and almost every blackjack and poker table in Glitter Gulch.  Now, just between you and us, we've always thought that the casinos hired some elf to sit inside the box and shuffle the cards, but it turns out that (SURPRISE!) THIS is not the case!

More than a few years ago, the Shuffle-Master corporation (now known as SHFL Entertainment) got into the casino business in a big way.  They first began to invent some of the more popular casino games in the industry, then branched out into the automated card shuffling business.  Surprisingly enough, one of the very first machines that they came up with that could properly shuffle a deck of playing cards was made primarily of wood.  Wanna see it?  Done......


Pinocchio's first playing card shuffler...(1983)

Now, we've found out thru the casino card shuffler grapevine that there are actually quite a lot of unique card shuffling machines... Here are two of our favorites in this niche genre....

Here's the "KNEX" Motorized Shuffler...Cool.


Got any spare LEGO's sitting around the house?

Now, getting back to the task at hand, it was only a matter of time before SHFL Entertainment built a machine that could do the job, do it quickly and with precision, and last a loooong time.   Nobody does it better than SHFL, and they were prightly proud of their accomplishments, becoming the gold standard in their industry.  Recently, we found out that Scott Roeben, he of the cooler-than-cool blog "Vital Vegas," had the chance to attend an exhibit that gave attendees a rare look at what one of these machines looked like from the inside.....


Now, to someone like me, this looks like one of Mazda's first rotary engines, but upon further scrutiny, yep, It's the SHFL shuffler (or whatever they call it).  Now, you KNOW we had to see it work on video.  And, like we always say here at the top Orange county casino night party company on the west coast, "If you can show us a monkey shooting free throws, you certainly can show us a video of a working card shuffler..."

Another one of the popular Aces Casino mantras..."Ask, and you shall receive."  Check it out....


Click on the picture above, and "Voila!"  (Ed. Note: This Better Work!)

Is that cool, or what?   Nothing but the best for all of our many (2?) readers of the Aces Casino parakeet paper.  What's next in the "31 Posts in 31 Days" marathon, you ask?  That's easy.... Tomorrow's menu has one of our favorite dishes -- "Goofy YouTube Videos of the Month of August!"  We're always up for people doing dumb things to be famous for 15 minutes....Come on back on Saturday, and check out our latest finds!


Thursday, August 22, 2013

Aces Casino Blog: We Thought That It Was Really Nice Of People To Comment Favorably About Our Blog - Until We Found Out They Had a Hidden Agenda


You know that your blog is getting popular by tracking two important areas of I.T., or "Information Technology" -- One is tracking the actual number of hits that you get in any one time period (day, week or month), and two, by tracking how many people place comments on your blog.

Now, believe me, we LOVE the attention that this parakeet paper of a blog has brought us.

Well, maybe not ALL of the attention....

It seems that the big boss of the Orange county casino party giant that IS Aces Casino Entertainment had to take the time to let the blog staff know that, hmmm, now how did he put it?  "Not all the attention the blog is receiving is good."  Wait, we thought... We thought that's what you WANTED.  Not so, we'd soon find out.

Well, as we found out, it seems that there are some people whose sole purpose in life is to find any way necessary on this fantastic thing called the internet to attach a comment to a blog like this one after reading it.  Unfortunately, these people don't leave these comments to say "great job" or "you stink."  That, we can handle, although I don't personally STINK, I don't think.  (Ed. Note: See me after class.)  Oh no, my friends... What THESE people are doing is leaving some generic, meaningless comment to the blog that doesn't even refer to the blog that we did, and THEN, they leave a link to THEIR own blog for people to click on.

Well, so what, we thought?  There's no harm in THAT, is there?

Depends on your definition of harm.  Here's your PC, after clicking on their link.

Unfortunately, there are some people out there that feel that their sole purpose in life is to attach viruses, pornographic video and photographs, and other truly awful things to your computer system after clicking on one of their poisonous links.  The worst ones of all are the links to often illegal gambling sites, sites that suck out every bit of personal information that your computer tries to keep hidden from these leeches, and drain your bank accounts.

Here are a few examples of these seemingly harmless, meaningless comments.... The following snippets were submitted to us as little comments by some of these unscrupulous hackers, trying to spread their filth on the internet through our blog site.  We get at least one of these EVERY DAY here at Aces Casino.  They're immediately deleted, and if these people persist in trying to ruin somebody else's computer, we're going to take them to the authorities...

"Casino games provided, promotions, entertainment, winners and players club information."  (This link would take viewers to a nasty virus that had a skull / crossbones logo that would laugh at you.)

"Card games are my all time favorite game.Last night i was searching in google for any new game and i got the game that was simply amazing. The game is "(Name Blacked Out)" and its website is http:/ (Link Blacked Out). Try this, game lovers and i am sure you'll love this"  (This link would connect people to gaming software that could NOT be deleted from your personal computer.  Once infected, the company would charge you $300 to remove it from your PC, and not even remove it fully.  Theyt'd then charge another $100/month to monitor your PC.)

"You made some clear points there. I did a search on the subject and found most people will go along with with your site."  (Yes, the typo was theirs.  These people added a link to a wedding site in California, with more malware downloaded onto your machine without your permission.)

Wow.  Just.  Wow.

I suppose the moral of the story is, our links at http://www.acescasinoentertainment.com are virus-free, as well as advertising-free.  We don't ask you to link to other sites we don't control.  We don't belong to anything that pays us for clicks on our site.  All propaganda that you see on our site promotes Aces Casino, and Aces Casino alone.

Yes, we ARE here for advertising OUR company, but truly only because we do a great job entertaining our many clients here in Southern California.  But, as always, to be perfectly honest with you, this blog's sole purpose is to hopefully make you smile at some point during your day.  Here's proof of that...

Free-throw shooting monkeys.  For your entertainment.

"How can you argue with that?"  Oh, and, please don't hold it against us, but rare is the time that a comment will show up on our Aces Casino Blog.  If one of your comments appears on our blog site, you'll know that you're special, and that you've been thoroughly cleansed by the crew here at Aces Casino, the Orange county casino night party leader.

Wait, that didn't come out right.....


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Aces Casino Blog: Today, We Close Out Our ESPN "Best Of WSOP" Series With The Most Memorable Moments From The WSOP Main Event -- The Flushies!


Ahh, we're sorry to see it go...

We can tell by the calendar on the wall that's It's time for Aces Casino Entertainment and their Aces Casino Blog crew to wrap up our five-part series on "Best Of The WSOP."  Today, your top Orange County casino party company champions, once ordained by the Orange County Register as "professionally irreverent," (Ed. Note: A moniker that we wear with pride) have saved the best for last on the A. C. Blog -

We've got THREE annual editions of the ESPN / WSOP "Flushy" Awards!

I tell ya...Do we know how to close out a Blog series, or what?  Now, anyone that has religiously watched the WSOP on ESPN like we have the last ten years MUST remember the Flushy Awards, hosted by Norman Chad.  "The Nuts" was one of our favorite parts of the broadcasts, so, without further adieu, here, in consecutive order, are the "Flushy Awards," from 2005, 2006, and 2007.  Enjoy.. First up (Ed. Note: Duh!), the 2005 Flushies! (Is that a word?)

The 2005 Flushy Awards!

Next up, 2006, with a cameo of Humberto Brenes as "The Shark..."

The 2006 Flushies.....

And finally, the 2007 Flushies, with a cast of hundreds (and Hellmuth's spin-out...Amazing!) ... 

Closing out the 5-part series with a flush...Um, wait, that didn't come out right...

Well, It's "Adios" to the WSOP tribute, and on with the "31 posts in 31 days" blog-a-thon... I'm actually thinking we're going to pull this off..... Unfortunately, at press time, I have no idea what we'll be featuring tomorrow, but we can promise you one thing -- It'll be worth the price of admission.  (Ed. Note:  Yeah, $0.00.)  Stay tuned, and find out if we've run out of material....(Not.)  We'll see you on Thursday!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Aces Casino Blog: Two Words That Scare The Life Out Of Many a Poker Player In The WSOP -- Phil Ivey


If you're going to profile the top acts in the WSOP on your parakeet paper-blog, at some point, your writers from the top Orange county casino party company on the West Coast (Ed. Note: Aces Casino Entertainment, that is) are going to get around to the man that is considered by many in the poker industry as the best poker player in the WORLD....

Phil Ivey.

To that end, we here at the Aces Casino Blog will gladly acquiesce to the king of tournament and cash game poker here in part four of our five-part look at the "Best of the WSOP."  Check out this 11-minute documentary on Phil Ivey, and his "4-day craps tour."  Enjoy...


One of the Greatest Players in the WORLD.

Ahh, the trials and tribulations of YouTube....Unfortunately, we couldn't get all of the 11 minutes of footage of that Ivey documentary on one clip... Following this wordy apology, here are the last 30 seconds of the special...


 
Short, but sweet.  30 seconds more to close things out on Phil Ivey. 

That's all for today, blog fans.  Tomorrow, we'll post our last part of the five-part look at the "Best of the WSOP."  The "31 posts in 31 days" marathon continues... We'll see you tomorrow, with the "Flushy Awards!!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Aces Casino Blog: Part Three Of Our Look At The WSOP Deals With One Of Our Favorite Things About the Tourney - Bad Beats, Blow-Ups, and Surprises


When the Aces Casino Blog decided to publish their five-part series on the "Best of the WSOP," they knew exactly what this Orange County casino party company was getting into, all along.  Sure, we knew we'd touch on a few of our favorite players on the WSOP circuit, but we ALSO knew we'd stray into the area of "what the heck just happened" moments, too.....

To that end, we move to part 3 of our "Best Of WSOP" series with the topic we couldn't wait to get to.... The "Bad Beats and Blow-Ups of the WSOP."  Now, to be truthful with our many (4?) readers of the A. C. Blog, one or two of the blow-ups listed in the second part of today's YouTube discovery aren't actually WSOP occurrences, but we're the Aces Casino Blog - We can take a few liberties.

We'll start off with the "Bad Beat" section of our post today, with this "gem" involving Johnathan Duhamel and his opponent about to receive the nastiest bad beat in WSOP history, IMHO, Ben Affleck (No not the guy from Argo.  THIS guy is a PLAYA, GREAT poker pro).  Watch this video with one eye closed, if bad beats scare you like this one would....


One of the worst bad beats the WSOP has ever seen...

That vid hurts me every time I see it..Fortunately for moi, we can quickly move from the pain of poker to the pure pleasure of the game -- Watching someone else LOSE IT at the tables....This 22-minute montage features our five favorite "blow-up moments" in poker.....Sit back, and watch the fireworks!  (Caution - Salty language ahead...)

Top 5 Poker Blow-Ups... Classic Piece of YouTube Footage.

So, I ask ya...Was THAT worth it?  I don't know about you, but I sure do feel better, especially since a certain bad beat hit ME online a few hours ago (my A-A cracked by 76o PRE/FLOP), and I needed a place to vent.  Nothing like coming to work at the top Orange County casino party company on the west coast to help with the stress of playing poker...

OK, that's all for today, my friends...Tomorrow, as the "31 posts in 31 days blog-a-thon" continues, we'll  move to Part Four of our "Best Of WSOP" series.  (Hint: Two Words -- Phil Ivey.)  See you then!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Aces Casino Blog: We Move To Part 2 Of Our 5-Part Series on The WSOP With a Look At One Of The Best Poker Players In The World Today - Daniel Negreanu


We recently discovered that Aces Casino and their blog, which has been up and running for four years now, and with extensive ties to the WPT, the PPA AND the WSOP, has NEVER done a poker players' "Best Of" column for this blog.   Unfathomable, I tell ya....  Well, what better time could there be but now, when the best Orange County casino party company in SoCal is looking for blog-fill time for their infamous parakeet paper?

Consider it done, my friends.

This particular subject fits right into the Aces Casino Blog wheelhouse.  For those that don't know the Aces Casino history, our team of dealers has an extensive history when it comes to the World Series Of Poker, with players and dealers going all the way back into the 1980's, with one WSOP bracelet to our crew's credit.  We also have various cashes in the WPT "Legends Of Poker" tournament series that takes place over at the Bicycle club annually.  Bottom line: Aces Casino LOVES us some poker.

So, to that end, since EVERYBODY here in the offices of Aces Casino has their favorite players, bad beats, and funny moments that have taken place at the WSOP, why not do, say, a five-part series on the "Best Of The WSOP?"  Yes, we thought it was a good idea, too, so, let's continue our WSOP blog-trek with Part Two of our series today by taking a look at one of the best players on the professional poker circuit - Daniel Negreanu.

Truly as good a kind soul as he is a master at reading opponents at the table, Daniel Negreanu is one of the world's top players, AND top people in our industry.  This snippet of video will show him at his very best... Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Daniel Negreanu....


He's looking right into someone's soul as we read this...

That's it for today's blog-a-thon blurb, my friends.  Tomorrow, we shift our WSOP focus from the individual players of the World Series of Poker, to some of the craziest situations that we've seen occur at the tables of the WSOP over the years.  If you love poker, you'll LOVE tomorrow's "31 posts in 31 days" blog entry.  We'll see you tomorrow!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

The Aces Casino Blog: Part One Of Our "Best Of The WSOP" Series -- Well, You CAN'T Have a "Best Of" Series And NOT Have The Poker Brat, Phil Hellmuth


I can't believe that we haven't done this before now.

You mean to tell me that Aces Casino and their blog, which has been up and running for four years now, and with ties to both the WPT, the PPA AND the WSOP, has NEVER done a poker players' "Best Of" column for this blog?   Unbelievable.  Well, what better time could there be but now, when the best Orange County casino party company in SoCal is looking for blog-fill time for their infamous parakeet paper for our "31 Posts in 31 Days" madness?

Consider it done, my friends.

This particular subject fits right into the Aces Casino Blog wheelhouse.  For those that don't know the Aces Casino history, our team of dealers has an extensive history when it comes to the World Series Of Poker, with players and dealers going all the way back into the 1980's, with one WSOP bracelet to our crew's credit.  We also have various cashes in the WPT "Legends Of Poker" tournament series that takes place over at the Bicycle club annually.  Bottom line: Aces Casino LOVES us some poker.

So, to that end, since EVERYBODY here in the offices of Aces Casino has their favorite players, bad beats, and funny moments that have taken place at the WSOP, why not do, say, a five-part series on the "Best Of The WSOP?"  Yes, we thought it was a good idea, too, so, let's start the ball rolling with one of the Aces Casino "consensus favorites" around here -- None other than the "Poker Brat" himself, Mr. Phil Hellmuth.

Here, by popular demand, is a highlight reel of the "Best of Phil Hellmuth."  Enjoy...


 A picture like this is worth 1000 words...

What a fabulous start to what looks like a GREAT five-part WSOP extravaganza.  Tomorrow, as we rool on with our infamous "31 posts in 31 days" blog-a-thon, we switch to another WSOP favorite around this place that's known as the best Orange county casino night party company on the west coast -- The King of Reading your Soul, Mr. Daniel Negreanu.  See you tomorrow with the man that reads minds!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Aces Casino Blog: How Tough a Job Would It Be To Fool Ace Magicians Penn & Teller With One Of Your Own Card Tricks? Here's a Man That Did Just That



When you're a part of the entertainment industry like we are at Aces Casino Entertainment, you LOVE seeing and hearing about other entertainers and magicians that have honed their craft to a very high level.  Truly, that's what It's all about here at the top Orange county casino party company on the west coast -- Doing the best job in the industry, to fully entertain your clients. 

Yes, without question, after putting some 20 years into our Las Vegas Night casino party industry, Aces Casino Entertainment has made It's mark here in southern California when it comes to Casino parties.  But in the grand scheme of things, we're just one small facet in the area of entertainment.  Translation: We love ALL kinds of entertainment!  The crew here at Aces Casino loves it when we find out in our many pre-planning meetings with high-octane event coordinators that we'll be teaming up with some of the other top entertainment acts in SoCal, in order to put on a show that our client will not soon forget.

We've had the honor of working with some of the best entertainment acts in the world in these past two decades, but if you asked our casino party crew which act is our favorite, we'd probably select the dynamic duo from the Rio Suite Hotel in Las Vegas, the Kings of Magic, Penn & Teller.  About two years ago, we had the chance to meet these two entertainment icons, and watch one of their many shows up close and personal.  They really are true entertainers, andyou can tell that they really love their craft.  It comes out in every show they appear in.  They're two really great guys.

So, to that end, and realizing that we're only half-way through our August "31 posts in 31 days" marathon, we thought we'd pay tribute to the two men that have amazed us, entertained us, and thoroughly perplexed us these many years.  And what better way is there to do that, we determined, then to show a special YouTube clip that we found online that shows that even the great Penn & Teller themselves can be fooled?  We thought that this task would be impossible, but here's the proof -- Courtesy of a TV show from the BBC, aptly entitled, "Penn & Teller - Fool Us!"  Check it out, as United States Card Trick Champion Shawn Farquhar does the deed for all to see, including P & T....

 Magician Shawn Farquhar does what some thought impossible..

Out thanks to Shawn Farquhar and the legendary Penn & Teller for use of this video snippet.... Bottom line; We LOVE us some Penn & Teller, and we'll take any moment here in the Aces Casino Blog to show some of our faves in action, even if the tables are turned in the area of "Gotcha!" 

That's it for today... Saturday, the marathon continues..... Can it be done?  Will we run out of things to write about here in the Aces Parakeet Paper?  (Ed. Note: Don't bet on it.  They're getting paid extra to write this drivel.)  Trust me, we shall return, with nothing less than a five-part series on one of our fave subjects - The World Series of Poker!... We'll see you tomorrow!