Casino: A public room or building for gambling and other entertainment. The history of the word casino reveals a transformation from a cottage to a gambling palace. -The source of our word, Italian casino, is a diminutive of casa, “house.” -Central to the transformation is the development of the senses of casino in Italian. The word was first applied […]

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A man named Charles Fey developed the first commercially successful slot machine in his San Francisco machine shop around 1896. Made of cast iron with three internal reels, a slot for taking in coins and an external lever for activating the machine, it quickly became a staple of saloons, gambling houses and even many retail […]

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Game Play: To play a Video Poker game, just drop Casino chips into the INSERT COINS slot and click the DEAL button. The machine will deal five cards to the player, all face up. Since this is draw poker, you can choose to hold or discard any of the five cards. Your goal is make […]

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Everybody has a theory as to the origin of poker. Suppositions range from China to India, from Persia to Egypt and thence across the Mediterranean to Europe. Regardless of its ancestral journey, there is strong evidence that it came to America with the French settlers in New Orleans who played a card game called poque […]

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Scratch Ticket is a fun casino game based on familiar lottery tickets. Lottery games have been around for much of human history, dating back to the time of the Caesars in Europe and the Hun Dynasty in China. The term “lottery” is believed to come from the Italian lotto, meaning destiny or fate. In 1974, the […]

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Payouts are as shown in the chart at the top of the machine. The payout table has rows containing the payout amounts for various rankings of poker hands (see listing below). Each rank has 5 possible payout amounts, depending on the number in the Coins Bet meter. As you change the Coins Bet value, the […]

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Just as poker began dominating card tables in America’s Wild West, some enterprising enthusiasts added the concept of “wild” cards. The term may have derived from the famous wildcats, or mountain lions, that would occasionally come down from the hills at night to add a good deal of excitement to a mining camp There’s plenty […]

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