Category: Casino

Treehouse Arcade at the Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Ledyard, Connecticut

The Foxwoods Resort and Casino is a world class place featuring a huge bingo hall, multiple restaurants and the popular Fox Theatre featuring shows like Price is Right and Howie Mandel appear there. For the crowd that is under 21, Foxwoods offers a great arcade called the Treehouse.

The Treehouse is located right near the Fox Theatre is actually two stories filled with multiple arcades. As you enter, you will notice that the first floor is devoted to ticket games. There is ski-ball, light stopping, and a roulette style game that can become the closest thing to gambling for the younger crowd.

The concept of the game is simple. There is a spinning wheel with a ball that also goes around. There are various sized spaces with colors associated with the size of the space. Using one token as your bet, you choose the color that you think the ball will land, and the great the odds for each ball, the more tickets you will win. The game is constantly going so watch a couple of spins and see what the trends are before making your choice.

Another popular game on the first floor is their big screen trivia game. There are four seats with big button buzzers and you can play from one player to four players. There is a wide variety of categories, and if you have a lot of players this have a game show feel to it and be a lot of fun.

Upstairs are a lot of classic games and arcades that do not dispense tickets. One of the first ones that you can see upon walking up the stairs is the WWE Royal Rumble. This multiple screen supports up to four players and features WWE superstars like The Rock, Big Show, and Stone Cold Steve Austin. It is a fast paced and fun game that requires you to throw your opponent out of the ring, just like a WWE Royal Rumble. This is one of the best WWE arcade games and provides a lot of fun.

Next to the WWE Royal Rumble game are a lot of different fighting games like Tekkin, Mortal Kombat, and Ultimate Fighter. All of these are multiplayer too, but you can always challenge the computer to go through the whole game.

Up against the back wall are multiple pin ball machines. These machines range from newer things like The Simpsons to regular machines with no pop culture or entertainment themes to them.

Like most other arcades, there are many prizes you can redeem with your tickets. From candy to toys, and bigger things like DVDs and board games, the Treehouse Arcade offers a lot of fun for all ages.

Movie Review: "Casino" Starring Robert DeNiro and Joe Pesci

Casino was released in 1995 and left it's viewers stunned. The movie is based upon money, power, greediness, lies, and murder all over a casino empire. These young men come up in the Vegas business and the lifestyle immediately takes over.

Some say that Casino is one of the most underrated films in criminal movie history. The entire script of this movie is great and the acting is better than great. Joe Pesci is the ruthless but nonetheless humorous "sidekick" of Robert DeNiro's, and I must say, these two have always made the dynamic duo. Their chemistry in the movie is absolutely superb.

Sharon Stone in this movie plays DeNiro's greedy girlfriend, who then becomes his wife. DeNiro must be able to trust this woman with his life, but unfortunately, they face many trials and tribulations throughout their marriage that turns into something more than what DeNiro would have liked it to have been.

The movie is narrated by Robert DeNiro and Joe Pesci which definitely makes it much easier to follow. This movie is absolutely, positively well worth a watch. It's a mesmerizing movie.

However, on the other hand (and in someone else's opinion, not my own), some say that the movie ends up seeming like it's dragging on, becoming somewhat boring and predictable. They say that because it likes action in some scenes that this is what makes it one notch below the movie "Good Fellas".

I must disagree. I'd say that Casino is going to be a classic, despite what anyone else thinks.

Movie Review: Casino Jack ***

Kevin Spacey's one man show as lobbyist Jack Abramoff makes Casino Jack a vivid if depressing leap into pay-to-play politics and governance in the United States. Spacey earned a Golden Globe Best Actor nomination for the role.

Spacey's megalomaniac Abramoff is so larger than life that every character around him fades, save for Barry Pepper as his sidekick Michael Scanlon. Even their partners (Kelly Preston as Jack's conscience-ridden wife and Rachelle Lefevre as Scanlon's revenge-driven fiancee) seem little more than greedy hangers-on. Who could blame them?

The perks and woes of wealth are many for Abramoff and Scanlon. Jack buys a new school for his kids (he's dissatisfied with the quality of their private schools). He splurges on mansions, private jets, and a political junket to the Marianas even as his home mortgage payments go delinquent. To support their lifestyles, the pair begin to bend laws and ethical guidelines, charging exorbitant fees to their Indian casino clients.

The structure of the film reflects Abramoff's world view. He's the star, surrounded by a society of mediocre drones who work 40 hours a week and just scrape by. Not him. He's a smart visionary whose job is to influence politicians. "I will not allow my family to be slaves!" he shouts at the mirror during his daily pep talk.

Despite a plot that gets bogged down in complex dealings, Spacey soars as a superlobbyist who thinks he's a vital cog in Washington's machinery. Lobbyists research, inform and guide elected officials, he says. They make sure pols vote "correctly" (according to the wishes of mega-bucks corporations and conglomerates).

When Abramoff opens the only kosher restaurant in D.C., it seems more a ruse to hook new clients and get his picture on the front page of the business section rather than a reflection of goodwill. Jack does have a few redeeming virtues. He's a family man (for brief snatches of time) and an observant Jew. He loves movies. Spacey delivers dead-on impersonations of Ronald Reagan and Al Pacino.

Abramoff's grilling before John McCain's Indian Affairs Committee becomes a montage of factual retelling and the scene that could have been. Senators behind the microphones are cast as compromised buffoons who wheedle on the same level as the man they're scapegoating. Several members of the House (including Tom DeLay) were convicted in the wake of the investigations.

When Scanlon sells him out for a lighter sentence, Abramoff tells his partner in sleaze he'll miss him over a final game of racquet. It's predictable that prisoner Abramoff expounds on political affairs, typing frenzied letters to U.S. presidents. He lectures fellow inmates on the Torah as illustrated in movie themes.

Jon Lovitz delivers a comedic take on Abramoff's frontman Adam Kidan afloat on a rollicking casino ship. Graham Greene plays a determined Saginaw Chippewa tribal council leader.

Director George Hickenlooper died several months after Casino Jack's filming. Abramoff recently completed his four year sentence for fraud, corruption and conspiracy.

Casino Jack 2010 / R / 1 hour, 48 min

Cast Overview: Kevin Spacey, Barry Pepper, Jon Lovitz, Graham Greene, Rachelle Lefevre, Kelly Preston, Hannah Endicott-Douglas, John Robinson, Spencer Garrett, Jeffrey R. Smith, Christian Campbell

Director: George Hickenlooper

Genres: Biopic, Docudrama, Drama

DVD Movie Review of "Casino Jack"

Casino Jack is a tale of greed and hubris unsurpassed in the annals political debauchery, and if you are made nauseous by the crooks who roam Washington , you will be ready to throw up after watching this.

Kevin Spacey gives an outstanding performance depicting sleazy super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Spacey seems to thrive in the role of sleaze (i.e. American Beauty), and he pulls off the Abramoff personality to the tee. The moral fiber of Abramoff and his right hand man Mike Scanlon (Barry Pepper) could fit comfortably in a thimble. They are shown extorting money from a textile plant, which is a nice moniker for a sweat shop in the Marriana islands, in order to put a stop on minimum wage; bilking an American Indian tribe out of twenty million dollars under the pretense of putting the competition out of business; and criminal involvement in the taking over of cruise line that specializes in the casino business and desperately needs some help from Congress.

In order to pull off these acts of extortion, which Washington calls lobbying, Abramoff and his boys bring their favorite Congressmen on golfing trips to Scotland , take exotic vacations to the islands, and indulge in posh dining wherever they happen to be. These perks, along with envelopes full of money are passed to the likes of Tom Delay (Republican Majority Whip) and Bob Ley (Congressman from Ohio) in order to make sure favorable legislation is passed to their clients. (Both received jail time.)

Abramoff and Scanlon take their booty and buy mansions, cars, restaurants, and God knows what else. The greed turns into an insatiable animal that cannot be contained. And speaking of God, these hypocrites use religion to somehow justify their avarice. They seem to have forgotten what the Bible says about worshipping false idols (money).

This film is not exactly a ringing endorsement for the Republican Party, so if you are a die-hard party member, get ready to get spanked. This is sickening.

My rating: four out of five bribes.

How to Find the Best Online Casinos

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Step # 1: Getting the Complete Knowhow: Incomplete knowledge is always harmful. Know the game well before you want to put our hands in that. A sure way to know the mechanism behind the game and how to play it is to read the guiding manuals and how to guides provided is sites such as tipdeck.com, etc.
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Step # 3: Authenticity Related Issues: Always check for the authenticity of the online casino service provider. This may be also helpful in understanding the game and forming a mind set before you play.
Step # 4: Practice More and More: It is a well-known fact that “practice makes a man perfect”. Therefore it may be advantageous for you if the casino is helping you by providing some practice sessions and demo on the game before you participate.
Step # 5: Boost your Calculative Speed: Enhance your calculative speed and gaming skills before entering into the battlefield. Developed skills will help you out to avoid miss calculations during the game.
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Step # 7: Enrich your Analytical Reasoning: Although there is great deal of luck involved, still there is always room for improvement by applying your analytical and mathematical skills. The perfect knowledge of permutation and combination and the probability theorems shall help you to deduce the most winning pairs.
So choose well, play wisely and have fun.