That’s Magic

Las Vegas isn’t only about flashing the cash in a casino, there are also a number of top shows, and performances from well shown musicians and the like. People go to Vegas to be entertained, and there is no shortage of residencies from the likes of Robbie Williams and Elton John. Cirque du soleil is another popular option. If you enjoy a casino connection in everything you do there are plenty of magic shows (featuring everything from card tricks to far more dramatic stunts). Popular magicians Penn and Teller have had a residency at the Rio Lav Vegas since 2001.

Eleven, Twelve, Thirteen

How neat is this. I certainly never tire of seeing face cards when I’m playing cards, but I can’t lie, I’d like to get my hands on an 11, 12 and 13 if only for the curiosity factor. In some countries such as France, packs of card featuring these cards are in fact the norm, as the cards are used in a game called 500 (aka bid Euchre)

Playing Cards

There is a certain appealing aesthetic and style associated with casinos. Imagines or bright lights, stylised interiors. Affluent. Celebrity. This visual extends to all aspects of casino, and casino games including playing cards. Here we see a varied collection of decks of cards that one collector has picked up. Packs can be picked up for varying sums depending on the depth of your pockets. Online auction houses such as Potter Auctions even have an annual auction dedicated specifically to playing cards.

Raining Cats and Dogs

Video slots have been more and more popular in casinos over the years. Slot machines used to be rather similarly themed in decades past, with fruit, swag bags and suchlike used as winning symbols. Modern video slots are essentially computer programs that can be changed to a brand new theme in an instant, via use of different computer software. With this in mind, we often see the likes of movie and music themed slots, and here even cute (and slightly absurd) kittens and puppies slot machines!

Big Bucks Casino Chips

These chips certainly offer a little perspective to the average casino goer gambling with chips of say $5 – $100 in dollar. 100k chips are way abive that average offered by many casinos, but some, such as the Paris Las Vegas are clearly happy to accommodate high roller players.These chips are usually specifically restricted to those with $1,000,000 + credit limits. As I’m sure you can understand, due to the amount of money involved, these RFID chips have security featured such as a microchip to ensure their security and validity for use.

And if you’re wondering what kind of betting limits are in place at big casino such as Caesars Palace, we are told that $50,000 can be bet per Blackjack Hand. At Planet Hollywood’s baccarat tables though, the limit is $200,000. The mind boggles!

Celebrity and Casinos

As we see here from this photograph of Marilyn Monroe, there is a glamour and iconic aspect to casinos that goes back decades. From the likes of Frank Sinatra in the 60s to the likes of Matt Damon today, there is a draw, appeal and intertwining of these two worlds. Poker tournaments featuring celebrity figures are fascinating in their own right, and even the pure ‘splash the cash’ celebrities like Flloyd Mayweather, buy in to the tradition and image that being a high roller offers.

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