The Basics of Poker

Playing poker can be like a horror movie. You’re outnumbered, exhausted, and running out of options. At some point, you’re yanked into the darkness, dragged to the ground, and then eaten alive by zombies. This...

How to Decorate a Casino

In casinos, windows and clocks are rare. These would make the atmosphere unnatural, causing players to lose track of time. Instead, casinos have brightly colored walls and floor coverings that enliven the atmosphere. The color...

The Slot

The slot is a late 14c. word referring to the hollow in the throat, above the breastbone. It is derived from Old French esclot, which is of uncertain origin. Another synonym is Old Norse slod....