Corruption, Haiti and poker were among South Florida’s top stories in 2010
This year brought its own slate of stories. They were quirky, tragic, heartwarming or ploddingly bureaucratic.
Related Poker News:
- Online Poker: DoylesRoom Celebrity Tournament For Haiti
- The Calvin Ayre Foundation’s $1,000,000 Match For Haiti
- Play for a Good Cause on Help for Haiti Poker Tournament at CrazyPoker.co.uk
- TitanPoker.com Will Stage Special Tournaments to Aid Victims of Haiti Earthquake
- Poker Players Donate $1.5 Million to Haiti Relief Efforts
- Morning headlines: Chrissy Steltz face surgery, Oregon’s rich, zoo history, stoves for Haiti, casinos
- Creditors say ‘no way’ gambling ship sails to Haiti
- Blue Square bet league clubs asked for info in corruption enquiries
- 2 south suburban men charged in offshore betting ring
- Corruption in sport – ESSA releases latest stats
- CalvinAyre.com Launch Party Live Online
- Brit footballer cleared on corruption charges
Casino gambling facts:
- Gaming is now the States' favorite pastime. More individuals gamble than the combined total of those attending movies, sports, music events, theme parks and live entertainment.
- When playing blackjack, always split Aces and never split 4's, 5's or Tens. You would be surprised at how many players split Tens. Why risk getting a lower hand when you already have a twenty value? Also note that at most casinos, you are not allowed to re-split Aces.
- U.S. News and World Report did a comparison of crime rates in cities with gambling versus those that do not. The crime rates were significantly higher in the places that allowed gambling.
- The word Casino originally meant a public hall for music and dancing. By the second half of the 19th century, the term essentially meant a collection of gaming or gambling rooms. The classic example of a casino, is the casino at Monte-Carlo, which was opened in 1861.