Author: Erwin

Previously I posted a news article announcing that Chip Theory Games next game is The Elder Scrolls: Betrayal of the Second Era, coming to Gamefound in March 2023. Well, I was wrong. It is NOT their next game. Their next game is… *Drumroll* 20 Strong! *crickets* Ok, it is not the most descriptive name, but I can tell you that I am definitely interested. 20 Strong is a solo-only game that is designed to play in 30 minutes or less. It involves 17 dice and a deck of cards. Super high level, you roll dice to overcome challenges presented by…

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Dustin Jermalowicz | POSTED IN Blackjack | European live dealer software group OnAir Entertainment has announced that they’re launching a new live blackjack game, which they’re dubbing ‘Eclipse Blackjack’. The game will go live on October 11th at partner casinos, and will allow an unlimited number of players to get in on the action. It will feature side bets like 21+3, Perfect Pairs, Lucky Lucky, Bluster Blackjack, and Royal Jacks. It will be customizable to casinos, allowing them to put their own twist and branding on it. Eclipse Blackjack is broadcast using high-definition video and will allow for players to…

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Tabletop gaming has no shortage of “save the world” type of cooperative games. From every flavor of pandemic, to games like Flashpoint: Fire Rescue, gamers have been using action points to be heroes for decades. Today we are going to be looking at the newest offering in this genre from publisher Smirk and Dagger Games. You’ll be able to embrace your inner Captain Planet as The Spill tasks you and up to three other players with cleaning up an oil spill in the Ocean. The Spill, designed by Andy Kim, plays in about 50 minutes and works well at any…

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Garrett Adelstein unleashed a lengthy statement on the 2+2 forums that left many speculating as to who might be involved in the alleged Hustler Casino Live poker cheating scandal. The detailed statement included dozens of pieces of circumstantial evidence. Within the attorney-assisted content, the Los Angeles high-stakes poker legend suggested Robbi Jade Lew was far from the only one involved. On Sept. 29, Lew made one of the most insane calls with jack-high you’ll ever see to win a $269,000 pot on the HCL stream against Adelstein’s eight-high. Moments after, he began questioning the legitimacy of the hand and then…

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Some AGS games continue to thrive on casino floors, like Rakin’ Bacon and Eastern Dragon. Others seem to come and go with speed, like Cash Jolt. On the one hand, it’s nice to see new games flowing regularly, but on the other hand it means it’s hard to have them become regular favorites when they’re gone between casino trips. I found another new AGS at one of my home casinos on a recent trip, Money Charge Boosted. The game features a Wild Multiplier Free Spins and the Money Charge Boosted Bonus, a hold and respin feature. Landing three bonus symbols…

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Dustin Jermalowicz | POSTED IN Blackjack | Casino game designer Vibra Gaming has launched a new table Blackjack game, bringing the title to the digital screens of its customers for the first time ever. The game lets you play up to three hands and sees the dealer hitting on a soft 17. It pays 3:2 on blackjack, and there are double downs, insurance, and splits. The games play out smoothly, albeit a bit quick, but the presentation seems to be top-notch. The dealer’s voice has a Latin American accent, which will help players in the region associate with the gameplay.…

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To play a poker game and win the pot, learn and understand the different poker hands available. Whether you are playing for fun in a cardroom, in a live betting casino like Texas Hold ’em, or in a poker game with unique rules, in the end, your poker hand ranking will determine if you will take home the pot or not. That is where this guideline comes in – it explains poker hand rankings, what beats what in poker, strategies for winning in poker, and answers to common questions about poker hands. With a few minutes spared to memorize the…

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When I think about the life of early humans I picture a challenging life full of hardship and danger where day-to-day survival was their only goal. Compared to now where completing Wordle before your morning cup of coffee feels like an achievement and I get the sense that we’ve gotten soft as a species. Like my biggest hurdle to this introduction has been the graphic design of the title. Is this game called “Tusk! Surviving the Ice Age” or “Tusk: Surviving the Ice Age”? These are the small things that keep board game reviewers up at night. Likewise, the editors…

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It seems that the poker and non-poker public love hearing about cheating scandals, even alleged ones. The recent bizarre hand between Garrett Adelstein and Robbi Jade Lew has captured the imagination of the poker community and has spread virally much further afield. The story has appeared on websites far and wide, including featuring on the news section of the BBC. On October 7, 2022, the alleged cheating appeared on the BBC programme, Have I Got News For You. Have I Got News For You is a long-running satirical new quiz, featuring teams captained by Ian Hislop and comedian Paul Merton.…

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There are tons of classic card games, but poker is unequivocally the classic card game. It’s not like Chess, Go, or Backgammon, which all have thousands of years of history. It is much more modern, dating back to 16th century Persia. But in that time, it has proven to be intuitive, exciting, and layered in a way that few games can be. What makes poker so special is the fact that its players operate under two limitations: Chance and limited information. Today, we are going to explore how to play poker in casinos, the different types of poker you can…

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