That’s right, in 1910, after 40 years of legal gambling, the state
legislature banned gambling due to pressure from churches, educational
leaders, women’s groups and reformists.
However, in 1931, a new bill was passed called: “The Wide Open Gambling
Bill of 1931”. This bill became the cornerstone of today’s Nevada economy
and many newer casinos were built.
Few of those casinos are still standing however because of the technology
developed in the 60s and 70s, slot machines became more popular and
conventions required thousands of rooms for visitors. So, new Mega
casinos became the norm.
Are you a girl “sharing” with another girl during your usual gaming
chat session? Are you sure that other girl is actually a REAL girl?
Are you a guy sharing your problems about your wife with another
guy? Are you sure that other guy is a REAL guy?
According to Gender Swapping And Socializing In Cyberspace: An Exploratory Study
by some university, 70% of women have played as a male MMO character and 55% of
men have played as a female MMO character.
When the study participants were asked why they did this, the most common
answer was “stimulation”.
This proves an old adage that people would rather live in a fantasy
world than live in the real world. People are not happy with thier
own REAL life. What’s wrong with this world?
According to an article published in the American Journal of Psychiatry excessive
gaming, (as well as, sexual pre-occupation), is a compulsive and impulsive
disorder. The article goes on to claim that this disorder should be included
in the official dictionary of mental illnesses.
Some people will write anything just to get published. The one thing that
the article misses is that real disorders are those behaviors that are NOT
normally found in any particular society or culture. Normal is defined by
testing and studying a thousand “regular people” that seem to be well adjusted.
For example, in some countries, picking your nose in public is normal, while
people in other countries might consider it some sort of mental disorder.
If most of any population plays games with all their free time, it’s normal.
While most players just pay their $15/month to play in an exciting
and intriguing virtual world, a few others are earning a living
with that same fantasy world.
How can this happen in a fantasy world?
The Herald of Everett, Washington interviewed a Lynnwood
man that does just that and he spilled the whole story.
There are players with lots of money in their pockets that are
willing to pay big bucks for a WOW character in a top level.
Find a need and fill it.
There are other players that can take a WOW character from level 1
up to level 70 and sell that character for $200 to $700. Imagine?
But how do the character-sellers FIND the buyers?
Private message spam!
Yahoo! Games is Number One Game Site! Yahoo! attracts about fifty-two million
unique visitors per month to its puzzle and card games. That is about 1.7
million unique gamers every day!
Here is their line up:
Playable online (PO), Downloadable (D), Mobile (M), Skill (S)
- Jigsaw: Landscapes D
- Jigsaw: Medley D
- Jigsaw: Pet D
- Jigsaw: Wyland D
- Literati PO
- Luxor Mahjong D
- Mah Jong PO
- Mah Jong Adventures D
- Mah Jong Garden D
- Mah Jong Jade Expedition D
- Mah Jong Medly D, PO
- Mah Jong Towers Eternity D, PO
- Mah-Jomino D
- Mahjong Escape D, PO
- Mahjong Match D
- Mahjong Treasure S
- Mahjong Fortuna S
- Midas Mahjong S
- Monopoly 3 D
- Naval Command PO
- Poker Pop D, PO
- Reversi PO
- Saints and Sinners Bingo D, PO
- Sudoko: Latin Squares D
- Super Mah Jong D
- Word Slinger D
Have fun, but be safe!
A three-year study at Brunel University claims that online gaming can
be good for young teens, (13-16 years old), because it ‘introduces them
to a diversity that they might not otherwise encounter’.
That is probably the lamest, gobbly-gook reason that I’ve ever heard and
I’m suprised that it comes from a university professor.
Why not just drop the 13 year olds in the center of New York City’s entertainment
section with $100 each. Let them roam around the city unsupervised. Now THERE’s
some diversity that they would not otherwise encounter. That is good for them?
Whenever you expose a 13 year old child to UNUSUAL DIVERSITY, they should
be supervised by a mature, trustworthy adult.
An anonomous Xbox player revealed how he “wins” every game.
Actually, he continuously loses every game, because he admitedly
does not have the skills nor the time to develop those skills,
but after weeks and months of losing every game, he finally
decided on a revenge tactic.
Just as he is about to get shot dead, he runs full speed at
his adversary and at the last minute tosses a plasma grenade
at him – BOOM! They both die and no one wins.
Well, that’s better than dying alone and the other guy, being
much more skilled has more to lose by dying. Go figure!
Yes, a 17 year old Dutch boy was REALLY arrested for stealing virtual
furniture in Habbo Hotel. He moved the furniture from another player’s
room to his own after tricking the other player into giving up his
How many times have we been warned NOT to give up our password?
“Yah but, this seem to be legitimate!” Duh!
Yah but, yah but, yah but….
THEY ALWAYS SEEM LEGITIMATE!!!
Let’s go over it one more time. Do NOT give out your password.
According to Harvard Law School professor Charles Nesson poker is
a game of skill, not of chance.
Nesson’s philosohy is that poker is almost entirely about betting and
getting your opponents to fold. So, in that sense, strategy, psychology,
self-control, and risk-assessment means that a skilled player can win
regardless of what cards she or he holds.
Wishful thinking I say. Seriously, all that stuff is easy for him
to spout. He’s a law professor at one of the best law schools in
the world. He is set financially. All he “needs” is a few good
sounding lectures that will attract more tuition.
Such as these lectures that he’s offerring: “Poker: A Game of Truth
in Life and Law” and “Law as Rhetorical Poker”.
Oh, goodie goodie gum drops, now our 3-year olds can get on the PC
and play games! Nothing like starting the addiction at a young age.
It’s the Net Jet Online Gaming System from Tiger Electronics. It’s
only $20, so all parents will buy it: a cheap babysitter!
It just plugs into your existing PC with a USB. It comes with a game
or two and you can buy extra games for $10 each.
Three of the Featured games out of the box are:
Super Soaker Water Fight.
The Fairly Odd Parents: Timmy’s Roach Rampage.
Paintball? Roaches? For a toddler? Com’on!!