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The History Of Card Games In Casino

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The History Of Card Games In Casino

  By Brandi Marcene Anyone who loves card games is familiar with what a casino is, even if they never visited one. It is basically a facility for specific games for gambling purposes. They are easily found near hotels and restaurants so that it is convenient for its players. Gamblers and card game lovers play multiple games in casinos that have evolved over the years. Card games have great popularity as players find them more fun. Also, luck is not the only element in these games; players have to use their skills. A card game is typically any game played...

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The Legend of the Dead Man's Hand

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The Legend of the Dead Man's Hand

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGamePlaying cards have been part of our culture for hundreds of years, so we can expect some great stories surrounding them. One of the most famous stories of all is the legendary tale of the Dead Man's Hand. Gamblers are a rather superstitious lot, and we've all heard people talk about lucky dice and lucky cards. Many hands of playing cards have even acquired their own names, and perhaps none as famous as the Dead Man's Hand: a pair of black aces and a pair of black eights.So what is the story behind this apparently unlucky hand,...

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7 Top Marked Decks

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7 Top Marked Decks

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame Marked Deck Basics What is a marked deck? Shh, don't tell anybody. But it's true that magicians and mentalists sometimes use marked decks. A marked deck is a deck with secret marks on the back of the card, that allow you to identify the value and suit on the opposite side, just by looking at the card back.How does a marked deck work? There are two main types of marked decks that you'll commonly find being produced commercially: reader systems and coded systems. Marked decks with reader systems are what you'd expect: hidden somewhere in the back design, if you...

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Terms you should know about Playing Cards and Card Games

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Terms you should know about Playing Cards and Card Games

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameMost specialized hobbies and interests have their own terminology, and the world of playing cards and card games is no different. Most readers likely have some experience with playing cards and with card games, and so you are probably already familiar with quite a few common terms and words that are used. But are you sure that you're using the right words? It's easy to learn new words from other people, but that doesn't guarantee you're thinking of the right meaning.What is the difference, for example, between a court card, a picture card, and a face card?...

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Common Playing Card Nicknames

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Common Playing Card Nicknames

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameMaybe you have a favourite playing card, and perhaps you even have a pet name for it. Many individual playing cards have nicknames that are in common use among card players, and it's not hard to see how this comes about. In many card games, at a certain point you reveal the identity of the cards you have in your hand, so you might announce that you have "pocket Aces" (two Aces), or "a dog from every country" (a hand of four cards in each suit), or you might refer to a specific card by a commonly...

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