Scientists claim that the deck of cards has a metaphysical value: 52 cards mean 52 weeks of year, 4 colors are seasons, and 13 cards of one suit – 13 phases of a lunar cycle.
Initially, there was only one betting round in poker.
For the first time, Texas Hold'em, a type of poker, was played in Robstown, Texas, in the early 20th century. The game was brought to Las Vegas by a group of Texas players, among whom there were Doyle Brunson, Crandell Addington and Amarillo Slim.
The card combination 88 is called Snowmen.
Thomas Austin Amarillo Slim Preston
There have been some good books written on poker, but most of them have been by college professors, or by people who have run something through computers. I had to learn to use my eyes and my ears, and neighbor, I can see a gnat's ass at a hundred yards and hear a mouse wet on cotton.
Phil Ivey
Actually, everything except cards is important in poker.
Thomas Austin Amarillo Slim Preston
It never hurts for potential opponents to think you’re more than a little stupid.
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The weight of an authentic poker chip is 10 grams, sometimes more or less. While a lot of commercial manufacturers of home games make them heavier, the casino chips rarely weigh more than 11 grams.
Black Jack originated in France, approximately at the end of the XVII century, from the French game "chemin de fer".
Roulette is one of the oldest and most popular casino games.
Every Las Vegas visitor spends on gambling $485 per trip.
Sheldon Gary Adelson
Make money where money is!
Sheldon Gary Adelson
I felt rich having stopped worrying about the balance of my checkbook.
Sheldon Gary Adelson
The wealth really changed my life only once when I got an opportunity to do charity.
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