Casino lore: the black book

When you are included in a small black book, it usually means that you are in high demand and they want to save your contact information … but not always!

A special black book is a casino memento that lists all the dodgy characters blacklisted by Nevada casinos between the 1960s and 1980s. An edition of the book published in 1981 is exhibited in the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, nicknamed The Mob Museum.

Nevada’s list of excluded people, as this particular black book is called, contained more serious gangsters than average-sharp characters with colorful nicknames like The Ant and Icepick Willie.

According to Michael Green, a historian in Nevada, the black book was intended to serve as a tool to keep gangsters out of the casinos and send a message that the state is taking action against organized crime. Anything from an “unsavory reputation” to “moral injustice” convictions could include someone in the book that was printed by the state and distributed to casinos and the police.

An early edition of the black book was recently auctioned off at Reno for $ 5,250 to an unknown buyer, and there are a number of other copies.

Two of them are on display at the Mob Museum: one is closed so people can see the black cover, and the other is open on the page where Tony “The Ant” Spilotro can be seen. He was the mob enforcer for the notorious Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal, the character who inspired the Martin Scorsese film “Casino” in 1995.

There can be a lot of history behind a simple black tie! Casinos have come a long way since the infamous beginnings, and online gambling can be one of the safest casino experiences you can have. At Platinum Play Online Casino, you know you won’t get caught between mob and police while playing blackjack or poker! But the casino tradition is certainly suitable for good films and interesting casino exhibits!

In recent years, Texas Hold’em Poker has become a favorite game for poker players largely thanks to TV tournaments, but old school players like me still love 5-card draw poker. It seems that, given the immense popularity of video poker machines, which are all based on the 5-card draw game, we are not alone.

The machines first appeared in the 1970s; Around the same time that the PC got into people’s homes. Similar to these early computers, the first poker machines were clumsy and primitive, but that changed in the 1980s when arcade video games exploded on the scene.

Video poker is a fairly simple game and doesn’t really require that the player be a poker expert. The game begins with 5 cards dealt, and the player then has the option to hold or discard all cards. All discarded cards are replaced with another set of cards, and from there the player is either a winner or a loser. The payout tables are based on the probability of a hand winning, with a simple pair being the lowest payout and a royal flush the highest.

What distinguishes video poker from other machines such as slots is that the hands are completely random and cannot be preprogrammed like the slots. For this reason, there is no “loose” video poker machine like video slots. There are now a number of different video poker games in the casino, from low-wage machines to double bonus machines and even some progressive jackpot poker machines that pay out the jackpot when a player hits the royal flush.

Probably the two most popular games are Jacks or Better, with the lowest payout being a pair of jacks and Deuces Wild, where all 2 cards are considered wild.