Visiting The Casinos Of Cambodia

There is an interesting background to the Cambodia casinos that lie just across the border from neighboring Thailand, where casino gambling is illegal. Eight casinos are situated in a relatively small area in the city of Poipet in Cambodia. This conclave of Cambodia casinos is in a prime location, a three to four drive from Bangkok and Macao, the two biggest gambling centers in Asia. Cambodia casinos do a thriving business with Thai workers and visitors from Malaysia, Japan, South Korea, and Singapore, with only very few Westerners. The phenomenal income gained from the casinos ranges from $7.5 million to over 12.5 million, and there are few restrictions or registration requirements for casino ownership. Ownership is presumed to be largely Thai; however, investment sources are vague. The borders are officially open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and although visas are supposedly required to cross, there are ways around this, as is true of most border crossings.

The first Cambodia casinos opened in Phnom Penh in 1994, but were forced to close in 1998, leaving only one casino in the capital, the Naga Resort. The Naga, a stationary boat casino, features 150 slots and sixty table games. The Naga casino is open 24 hours with 42 tables of mini-baccarat, four tables of blackjack, 10 of roulette, two of Caribbean Stud Poker, and one each of Pai-Gow and Tai-Sai.

The first casino in Poipet, the Holiday Palace, opened in 1999 and the Golden Crown soon followed. There are 150 slots and five table games at the Golden Crown and 104 slots and 68 table games at the Holiday Palace. The newer Holiday Palace Casino and Resort features 300 slots and 70 table games and the Princess Hotel and Casino, also in Poipet, has 166 slots and 96 gaming tables, including 87 baccarat (the most popular game), Fan Tan, and Pai Gow. In addition, there is the Casino Tropicana, with 135 slots and 66 of the familiar table games, as well as one table of Casino Stud Poker. Another one of the eight casinos in Poipet, also in a hotel, is the Princess Casino with 166 slots and 97 games. The Star Vegas Casino is part of an international resort and hotel complex that features a number of amenities in addition to the casino, which has 10,000 square feet of 130 slots and 88 table games.

Across the Cambodian border at Asmech/Surin is one casino, the Casino O Samet, with 100 slots and 50 tables of baccarat. In addition, the Koh Kong Casino, in the province of Trat, is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., with 100 slots and four table games. A smaller casino, Le Macau Casino and Hotel, opened recently at Bavet on the Vietnamese border.

Review-The Maynwarings A Game of Chance

The Maynwarings: A Game of Chance, Digger Cartwright, 2012 (Kindle e-book, B008VR6JGI)

Set in the Nevada Territory just after the Civil War, this novel is about a family for whom things suddenly start going very badly.

The Maynwarings are one of the founding families in Carson City, the territory’s capital. Barron, the family patriarch, is a United States Senator. They own several buildings in town, along with an immense cattle ranch outside of town.

A well-dressed stramger named Giddeon Van Thorn rides into town, and offers to purchase several businesses, including a saloon and the local mercantile, for a very generous price. Those who decline his offer have a nasty habit of ending up dead. Van Thorn says that he is part of a shadowy Association from back East, whose intention is to develop Carson City, bringing jobs and tax revenue (sound familiar?).

A neighboring rancher, Dan Arkin, is found dead, several hours after a poker game that went bad. Suspicion falls on Jeremy Foster, a recluse, and another participant in the ill-fated poker game. The Maynwarings set up a search party to ask Foster some hard questions; the circumstantial evidence against him is pretty strong. Several of Van Thron’s thugs are unknowingly included in the search party. They reach Foster first, and lynch him, preventing the Maynwarings from following the law. The body count starts to rise. The local judge is in Van Thorn’s pocket. Things get serious when anthrax is found in their cattle; it can wipe out an entire herd very quickly. Things get even more serious when one of Barron’s sons, Houston, is shot and seriously wounded by an unknown assailant in broad daylight. Is all of this Van Thorn’s fault, or is there some other explanation? Can Van Thorn’s plans be stopped? Will the Maynwaring ranch survive?

The author does a very good job from start to finish. He puts the reader right in the middle of the story, and the characters feel like real people. Here is a first-rate piece of writing.

Paul Lappen is a freelance book reviewer whose blog, Dead Trees Review, emphasizes small press and self-published books.

Escape Games Excellent Substitute For Traditional Games

Gone are the days when children used to scurry out of the home to play with neighborhood games at the backyard or in parks. We are living in a highly sophisticated age of 21st century where these traditional games have been substituted by computer online games. One of the popular genres of computer games is the escape game. Escape games can be played by both girls and boys and even by adults. These games perfectly mimic the outer atmosphere and give you a very surreal feel of the real world. There will be hurdles and obstacles which will need to be surmounted. Hence, players can revel in the excitement of the challenge.

So, why are these kinds of games so popular? There are several reasons why the young ones of today are veering towards online flash games and shunning the games their ancestors used to play in the forgotten good, old days. Firstly, these games are easily accessible and can be played everywhere and anywhere as long as you have a computer and an internet connection. Plus, you do not require any company to play them. Traditional games like the hide-n-seek require a group of children. A single child cannot play the game single-handedly. However, online games give the child the liberty to be on his own and not to depend on anyones company.

Furthermore, since these games are free of cost and easy to download, kids are lured towards it. Even the grown-ups often log into these gaming websites especially after a tiring day at the office or while traveling! These games can prove to be stress busters!

The good and the bad about escape games:

An escape game requires the player to escape from a surrounding. A room escape game is a popular type of game wherein the player must find a way out and meet all the hurdles. The game in itself is quite challenging since there are puzzles to be solved and riddles to be unraveled. Mysteries and suspense adorn your path and it is the fear of the unknown which sends a child own the players spine thus keeping him hooked.

Since these games require you to solve the mysteries and unlock answers, they boost your brain and sharpen your thinking skill. And, as said above, the games are accessible, free of cost and simple to play. Most games are user-friendly and have simple controls alongside instructive manuals. Hence, even a novice can soon slip into the shoe of a veteran.

How To Program A Game Application

Lua programming is basically popular because of its technical features. Ruby languished for a decade , more or less before people noticed it because of Rails. Without WOW’s programming lua is completely meaningless. In short ,we can say that lua is known as gaming language. The actual cream of LUA :- -It is designed in such a way that it can integrated in host applications. -As it is a perfect tool to learn the basics of programming. -We can use the lua.exe interpreter for an immediate and simple command line use.

As we all notice that most of games are build in lua language. So, if you want to pen such a game on your mobile platform than you have to take care of certain points:-

Decide the concept of game :- Before starting up a game one should finalize the concept of game by keeping these concept in mind like what will be the target audience, in which language should the game should build. So, that a lua developers can make his way easily.

Learn Programming :-One should have proper knowledge of programming. If you don’t know how to program , i will like to suggest you please go through Python. I am sure you will love to program in this language. Code the Game :-In this path, you will use an engine created by someone else and use it to make your own game. Usually, engines have bindings in some scripting language (like python, lua or ruby) and thus you can code the actual game in a scripting language. Here you should focus on the game design rather than other low level details.

Focus On Library:- For making any game we have to go through programming certainly if we are well aware by this concept than it defines that you are also aware about the impact and importance of library.To make any mobile game a lua programmers needs libraries for graphics, event handling, networking, etc. Reads the tutorials online and start playing with the library you have chosen. Learn how to make simple stuff like rectangles, circles, load images, etc. Try to make some animations. In this way you are able to create a fine and attractive game application any time.

I am Jimmy Parker,have written many articles on Importance of mobile programming, mobile application development, android programming,lua programming etc.I keep trying to get something new out of the best through online resources from time to time.

Chinese Checkers-the Most Addictive Online Game

Chinese Checkers is among the most widely played online games and the thrill of this game is unparalleled. This game is meant for people of all ages and it is not just a mental booster but a great stress reliever. After an exhausting day, it certainly is one of the best means of entertainment. Parents who fear their children learning some violence from some online games must persuade their little ones towards this game. It is free from any violence and would help them to develop reasoning skills too.

This game has achieved wide acclaims from players all over the world. The instruction of playing Chinese checkers game is absolutely childs play and one can understand it just by going through them once. You have the option of either playing against the computer or playing against various players from different parts of the world. This game involves marbles and a board and the trick of this game lies in placing the marbles on the right position. The board has a check pattern with each small check sufficient to hold a marble in.

Most players love to play against the computer and if you intend to do so you would have to first choose you players who would play on your behalf. You can select minimum two players and maximum six players. After selecting you players you would be instructed to select the colors for your players. You have the option to choose from colors like purple, green, light blue, dark blue, yellow and red. Now you are done with the selection procedure and its time to commence the game. The computer will have a different color since it is your opponent in the game.

You would be supplied with the marbles and to begin you would have to place the marbles on the desired hole. This can be possible if you drag the pointer of the mouse towards the apex of the gap on the board. Once you reach the desired gap you must release the mouse and the marble will automatically occupy the desired position. After playing your turn, the avatar will get a chance and you would have to patiently wait for your turn. It is important to be logical and not just keep placing the marbles anywhere you please. It is available mostly for free and this feature makes this Chinese checkers game even more desirable and exciting.