Foxwoods Mashantucket, CT - Foxwoods Resort Casino

New England's Largest 3 Day Fighting Game Tournament is in 2 weeks at Foxwoods Casino

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The 20 World's Biggest Casinos: Macao is now home to five of the world's 10 largest casinos. Tops in the U.S. is Foxwoods, in Connecticut. For more on the 20 biggest casinos (according to data provided by Newton Centre (Mass.)-based Casino City), Here are the list:

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What's Happening in CT 10/17 - 10/20

Thursday, October 17th, 2019:

Friday, October 18th, 2019:
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How about check out a newly released movie this weekend!
You can also check this link out for a ton more events all around CT!
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I think it was removed because I posted o my Tumblr. Sorry!
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What's Happening in CT 12/20 - 12/22

Quick message - who would like to see me as a mod for this subreddit, that way I can always update/pin my newest posts to the subs.if any mods are reading this that would be great as the pinned post right now is almost 2 months old lol.

Friday, December 20th 2019:

Saturday, December 21st, 2019:

Sunday, December 22nd, 2019:


Check out more things to do here:


See a new movie like:
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STATE OF THE WEEK 05: CONNECTICUT

Connecticut

Five Fast Facts

  1. The Fundamental Orders, adopted by Connecticut Colonists on January 24, 1639, is considered to be the first written constitution in the western world. While short, it sets principles that were later applied to the US Constitution. These include government based on the consent of the governed (including spelling out individual rights and how they are ensured) and election of leaders by free men.
  2. Connecticut was the first state to set a speed limit for automobiles; in 1901 the Connecticut government set a speed limit of 12 miles per hour. In 1937 it became the first state to issue permanent license plates for cars.
  3. Among the silly laws allegedly on the books in Connecticut: in order for a pickle to be considered a pickle, it has to bounce; silly string is banned in the town of Southington, and it is illegal to walk backwards on city sidewalks after sunset in Devon.
  4. The Hartford Courant is the oldest continually published newspaper in the United States, having been established in 1764.
  5. Opened in 1846, Lake Compounce, located just down the street from ESPN’s Bristol headquarters, is the oldest continuously-operated amusement park in the United States. Its premier attraction, Boulder Dash, is the first wooden roller coaster built entirely into the side of a mountain, and has won the Golden Ticket Award for Best Wood Coaster four times since it opened in 2000, including the past three years.
The Constitution State, The Nutmeg State
Abbreviation: CT
Time Zone: US Eastern (UTC-5/-4)
Admission to the Union: January 9, 1788
Population: 3,590,886 (29th)
Area: 5,543 sq. mi (48th)
State Capital: Hartford
Largest City: Bridgeport
Demonym: Connecticuter, Nutmegger
Borders: Rhode Island (E), Massachusetts (N), New York (W), Long Island Sound (S)
Subreddit: /Connecticut

Government

Governor: Dannel Malloy (D)
Lieutenant Governor: Nancy Wyman (D)
Connecticut General Assembly
  • 36 Senators (20 Democrat, 15 Republican, 1 Working Families Party)
  • 151 Representatives (87 Democrat, 64 Republican)
  • President pro tem of the Senate: Martin Looney
  • Speaker of the House: Brendan Sharkey
U.S. Senators: Richard Blumenthal (D), Chris Murphy (D)
U.S. Representative(s): 5 Democrat
Last 5 Election Results (election winner in italics):
  • Barack Obama (D) – 905,083 (58.06%), Mitt Romney (R) – 634,892 (40.73%)
  • Barack Obama (D) – 997,773 (60.59%), John McCain (R) – 629,428 (38.22%)
  • John Kerry (D) – 857,488 (54.31%), George W Bush (R) – 693,826 (43.95%)
  • Al Gore (D) – 816,015 (55.91%), George W Bush (R) – 561,095 (38.44%)
  • Bill Clinton (D) – 735,740 (52.83%), Bob Dole (R) – 483,109 (34.69%), Ross Perot (I) – 139,523 (10.02%)

Demographics

Racial Composition:
  • 71.2% White (non-Hispanic)
  • 10.1% Black
  • 6.4% Hispanic
  • 3.8% Asian
  • 2.6% Mixed Race or Multicultural
  • 0.3% Native American
  • 5.6% Other
Ancestry Groups
  • 19.3% Italian
  • 17.9% Irish
  • 10.7% English
  • 10.4% German
  • 8.6% Polish
  • 6.6% French
Second Languages – Most Non-English Languages Spoken at Home
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • French
  • Polish
Religious Affiliation – Largest Religious Denominations
  • Catholic (43%)
  • Protestant (27%)
  • Non-religious (23%)
  • Jewish (1%)
  • Other Christian (2.5%)
  • Buddhist and Hindu – 1.5%

Education

The first law school in the nation, Litchfield Law School, was operated from 1773 until 1833 in Connecticut. Connecticut State Schools are governed by the Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education, a body established in 2011 to accredit schools and programs as well as to set budgets and coordinate operations.

Economy

Unemployment Rate – 7.0%
Wealthiest Cities/Towns (by per capita income)
  • New Canaan ($100,824)
  • Darien ($95,577)
  • Greenwich ($92,759)
  • Weston ($92,735)
  • Westport ($90,792)
Largest Employers, excluding Wal-Mart and state/federal government
  • Foxwoods Resort Casino
  • Aetna
  • Pratt & Whitney
  • Immucor
  • Sikorsky Aircraft Group

Transportation

Major Highways
  • Interstate Highways: I-84, I-91, I-95, I-395
  • State Routes/Highways
  • Rush hour traffic on I-95 between New York and New Haven is some of the most congested in the United States, and frequently affects the nearby Merritt Parkway. The state has begun encouraging ride-sharing and rail-use to alleviate the congestion.
Public Transit
System Services Area Description
Metro-North Rail Southwestern Connecticut Operated by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, offers rail service between New York City and New Haven, with several local branches
Amtrak Rail Eastern/Northern Connecticut Commuter rail between New Haven and Springfield, Massachusetts, with local lines opening to Hartford and Central Connecticut
CT Transit Bus Statewide Public bus system
CTfastrak Bus New Britain to Hartford Rapid bus transit
Airports/Seaports
  • Bradley International Airport (BDL)
  • Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN)
Connecticut has some of the highest rates of bicycle ownership and use in the U.S., and New Haven has the highest percentage of commuters who bicycle to work of any major metropolitan center on the East Coast.

Culture

Nutmegger?
So what does nutmeg have to do with Connecticut? Well, no one really knows. One theory (the most popular told to Connecticut children) is that swindlers from the state were notorious for selling counterfeit nutmegs made from wood to unsuspecting travelers and residents of seaside towns. Another more innocuous explanation is that traders from Connecticut were in fact selling real nutmeg, but customers unfamiliar with the unusually hard native form of the spice may have felt they had been tricked into buying a wooden counterfeit. The source of the legend traces back to the 1830’s newspaper column “The Sayings and Doings of Samuel Slick, of Slickville”, who claimed that Captain John Allspice, a popular trader who did business in Charleston, would cut his purchase of fifty barrels of nutmeg into two and fill the remaining space with wooden counterfeits, which looked so real that it was impossible to spot the difference unless you bit the nutmeg with your teeth.
Sikorsky Aircraft and United Technologies
Igor Sikorsky, a Kiev-born immigrant, founded Sikorsky in 1925 in Roosevelt, New York. In 1929, the company moved to Stratford, Connecticut and became part of United Technologies Corporation. Originally focused on multi-engine airplanes and amphibious aircraft (such as the Sikorsky Clipper), Sikorsky began developing the first practical helicopter, continuing work he had begun in Russia in 1909. In 1939, the first tethered and free-flight helicopter flights took place between 1939 and 1940; the V-S 300 design remains the basis for most helicopter designs today.
Cuisine
New Haven-style pizza (known as “Apizza”) is considered by culinary historians (such as Jeffrey Steingarten) to be among the best styles of Neapolitan-American pizza, along with New York City. While limited geographically until recently, restaurants specializing in the style have opened in the Washington DC, Oregon, Michigan, Texas and Tokyo.
The lobster roll originated in Milford in 1929 at a restaurant called Perry’s. The Connecticut-style lobster roll is simply warm lobster meat soaked in butter and served on a steamed bun. The more popular Maine style, consisting of cold lobster meat served with mayonnaise, celery, lemon juice, and lettuce is known locally as a lobster salad roll, and is more well-known outside of New England.
Connecticut is recognized by the Library of Congress as the birthplace of the modern hamburger. Louis Lunch in New Haven is known as the oldest continually operating hamburger restaurant, and is known for disliking the addition of any condiments to the burger, especially ketchup. Yale students who sneak in ketchup have been asked to leave in the past.
Charter Oak
The Charter Oak was a large white oak tree estimated to be around 600-700 years old at the time it fell in 1856. According to tradition, the state’s Royal Charter of 1662 was hidden in the hollow portion of the tree to prevent its confiscation by the English governor-general; this story became a symbol of American Independence. Captain Joseph Wadsworth (ancestor of Revolutionary general Elijah Wadsworth) was was credited as the person who hid the charter from Royal authorities, who did not like the amount of local autonomy the charter gave to colonists. After it fell during a violent storm, timber from the tree was made into several chairs, which are displayed in the Hartford Capitol Building. The Charter Oak adorns the state quarter and is still a symbol for the state as a whole today.
Sports
While Connecticut does not currently have a “big four” franchise, it has hosted multiple teams in all of the big four previously:
League Team Years Active
NHL Hartford Whalers 1972 - 1997
MLB Hartford Dark Blues 1876
NFL Hartford Blues 1926
NFL New York Giants 1973 – 1974 (played at Yale Bowl while Giants Stadium was under construction)
NBA Boston Celtics 1975 – 1995 (various home games)
The WNBA Connecticut Sun are the only current major professional sports team playing in the state, and are considered the most successful franchise in the WNBA to not win an overall championship.
The Pilot-Pen Tennis Tournament and the Travelers Championship both take place in Connecticut (in New Haven and Hartford, Respectively).
Lime Rock Park is a 1.53-mile natural-terrain course located in the Northwestern corner of Connecticut. It currently hosts events for the WeatherTech Sports Car Championship and has hosted events for NASCAR, Grand-Am, ALMS and the Pirelli World Challenge. The track also hosts a Historic Festival every Labor Day which features classic car shows and historic race cars taking part in exhibition races.
Connecticut’s NCAA Division I teams are:
  • UCONN
  • Quinnipiac University
  • Fairfield University
  • Central Connecticut State University
  • Sacred Heart University
  • University of Hartford
The UCONN Huskies are the only team to win men’s and women’s basketball championships in the same year, having done so twice (2004, 2014). The UCONN Women hold the NCAA record for the longest winning streak in college basketball at 90 games, having gone undefeated from 2008 until December 30, 2010 after a loss to Stanford. The Women have not missed the NCAA Final Four since 2008.

List of Famous People

Previous States:
  1. Delaware
  2. Pennsylvania
  3. New Jersey
  4. Georgia
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What's Happening in CT - 5/4-5/6

Friday, May 4th:
 
 
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Missing in CT: Kevin John Belknap

This is the sixth of my “Missing in Connecticut Series.” I will be introducing you to the missing people of Connecticut every Wednesday (according to this list on CharleyProject: http://www.charleyproject.org/geo/eastern.html ). Please see my history for the previous submissions and share your thoughts about this case below!
Kevin John Belknap was born on May 24, 1950. He was 5’10 and between 185 and 190 pounds. He was white. His brown hair was going gray. Some sources state he had brown eyes, others state they were hazel. The only identification information on file in this case is dental records.
Kevin was a blackjack dealer at Foxwoods Resort Casino. The casino is located on the Mashantucket Pequot Indian Reservation. 25% of the casino’s revenue goes to the state; as of 2007 that amounted to $200 million. Foxwoods is much more than a casino - it also has hotels, fine dining, and shopping. There is another popular casino nearby, Mohegan Sun. If this sounds like an advertisement, I’ll admit that I am one of the many people who enjoys going occasionally (although I am in no way affiliated!). The Pequot Museum is nearby, it’s the largest Native American museum in the world, and it rocks. If you are ever in the area, you should definitely check the area out!
83 current or past employees rated Foxwoods on GlassDoor and gave it a 2.9 out of 5 for overall work environment. One common complaint listed is that there is not a lot of upward mobility at the casino and that tribal members are preferred for positions over other people. Was Kevin unhappy with his job?
Kevin had just gotten off of work on April 8, 2001. He was last seen at his residence at 20 Cutler Street in Stonington, Connecticut at 5:00 pm that day. The house can be seen here to give context to his case: http://bit.ly/2deWNJT. Stonington is a small coastal tone. It serves as the backdrop to the 2012 film Hope Springs if you are interested in getting a visual of the area!
Kevin has never been seen or heard from again. His wife reported him missing four days later on April 12, 2001. What was the state of Kevin’s marriage like? Was there some marital unhappiness? Why did she take so long to report the man as missing? Or, was it that he ‘disappeared’ often? Or did the police give her difficulty in reporting him missing? (Some jurisdictions seem to make people wait for long periods before making official reports.)
His blue 1998 Buick LeSabre was later found abandoned in the vicinity of Watch Hill in Rhode Island. According to google maps, this trip would take about 12 to 20 minutes during 5:00 traffic on a weekday (this assumes that he left right after he was supposedly last seen.) Watch Hill is an exclusive, wealthy coastal village located in Westerly, Rhode Island. The village is filled with sprawling Victorian-style cottages which may look modest, but are extremely expensive. Taylor Swift, Conan O’Brien, Henry Ford (of Ford Motors,) and Clark Gable are only some of the town’s past and present residents.
Kevin’s car was unlocked and his work uniform was left in it. There was no other sign of him at the scene. A search was conducted of the surrounding land and sea but nothing was located.
Bolleswoods commented stating that despite the wealth of the area, the beaches are public. Due to the fact that it was April, they may not have been populated heavily at the time. This is especially true when you consider the fact that it was cold and windy on the day he went missing (thanks deeperintomovies for looking it up.) She states that one beach in particular, Napatree Point is long and isolated. It has an abandoned fort from the 1900s with underground tunnels. She posits that if Kevin wanted to take his life, it may have been a good place to do so.
Did Kevin run away from an unhappy life? Did he have a mental break which prompted his leaving? Did he take his own life?
Did Kevin’s disappearance have to do with his job at the casino? Did he anger a wealthy client and get lured back to Watch Hill to face the consequences? If that was the case, why was his uniform located in his car? Why was there no other evidence? Could a murderer’s financial or social status make it easier to do away with a body? Does Watch Hill keep secrets for its residents?
Hopefully this secret will be leaked someday.
http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/b/belknap_kevin.html
Bolleswoods commented that [s]he used to live in Stonington and has family and friends who still do. According to their dad community belief is that Kevin ran away from a girlfriend and is no longer considered missing. He is still listed as actively missing on some sites including the Charleyproject (hence my post,) NamUs, etc. I am not sure how frequently the sites are updated, though. Perhaps that is the informal, popular belief and police haven't found evidence so they have to keep the case open.
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The AAC Tourney Attendee's Guide to Hartford

Ahoy. UConn alum and life-long Hartford area resident here to talk about things to do in Hartford before and after basketball. I'm sure there are going to be literally dozens of tourney attendees going to Hartford for the first time. So if you're one of them, read on.
Note: I fucking love Hartford, but that's perhaps because it's easier than hating the place you're from.
Note: I can update this throughout the day, and am welcome to suggestions.
Note: I'm making a few assumptions: First, that you don't have access to a car, and second, that you're somewhere around 30, have a little cash to spend, and don't have kids.
1) Drinking. Downtown Hartford has a lot of bars. They are, for the most part, totally regular. Here are some places that might be the same place, I dunno. I'm only gonna highlight some favorites. But there are plenty.
Walkable from the XL Center
Maybe snag an uber but worth it
2) Food
an Uber-ish ride away
3) To Do
4) To not do.
What I want to emphasize, above all else, is that Hartford is a wonderful place. In terms of downtown size, it's roughly comparable to Louisville, Raleigh, Memphis, and Richmond. There really is a lot to do. And it's as safe as comparably sized cities. By which I mean, don't go wandering around strange residential streets outside of the downtown at 3am. You don't need to get a ride from one side of downtown to the other, though.
Most of all, tell your friends you had a good time, okay? We deal with a lot of shit-talk, some of it justified, but if you can't enjoy a weekend in Hartford it's because you didn't put any effort in. Put some effort in, and Hartford will show you a nice time.
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What's Happening in CT - 4/13-4/15

Friday, April 13th (insert Jason Voorhees here):
 
Saturday, April 14th:
 
Sunday, April 15
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State of the Week 05: Connecticut (Updated)

Overview

Name and Origin: "Connecticut"; named for a French corruption to the Native American word "quinetucket", meaning "beside the long, tidal river".
Flag: Flag of the State of Connecticut
Map: Connecticut County Map
Nickname(s): The Constitution State, The Nutmeg State, The Provisions State, The Land of Steady Habits
Demonym(s): Connecticuter, Connecticutian, Nutmegger
Abbreviation: CT
Motto: "Qui transtulit sustinet"; Latin for "He who transplanted still sustains"
Prior to Statehood: Connecticut Colony
Admission to the Union: January 9, 1788 (5th)
Population: 3,590,886 (29th)
Population Density: 739/sq mi (4th)
Electoral College Votes: 7
Area: 5,543 sq mi (48th)
Countries Similar in Size: Montenegro (5,333 sq mi), Bahamas (5,383 sq mi), East Timor (5,743 sq mi)
State Capital: Hartford
Largest Cities (by population in latest census)
Rank City County/Counties Population
1 Bridgeport Fairfield County 144,229
2 New Haven New Haven County 129,779
3 Hartford Hartford County 124,775
4 Stamford Fairfield County 122,643
5 Waterbury New Haven County 110,366
Borders: Massachusetts [N], Rhode Island [E], Long Island Sound [S], New York [W]
Subreddit: /Connecticut

Government

Governor: Dannel Malloy (D)
Lieutenant Governor: Nancy Wyman (D)
U.S. Senators: Richard Blumenthal (D), Chris Murphy (D)
U.S. House Delegation: 5 Representatives | 5 Democrat
Connecticut Legislature
Senators: 36 | 20 Democrat, 15 Republican, 1 Working Families
President Pro Tempore of the Senate: Martin Looney (D)
Representatives: 151 | 87 Democrat, 64 Republican
Speaker of the House: Brendan Sharkey (D)

Presidential Election Results (since 1980, most recent first)

Year Democratic Nominee Republican Nominee State Winner (%) Election Winner Notes
2016 Hillary Clinton Donald Trump Hillary Clinton (54.5%) Donald Trump Libertarian Party Candidate Gary Johnson won 3% of the Connecticut vote.
2012 Barack Obama Mitt Romney Barack Obama (58.06%) Barack Obama
2008 Barack Obama John McCain Barack Obama (60.59%) Barack Obama
2004 John Kerry George W. Bush John Kerry (54.31%) George W. Bush
2000 Al Gore George W. Bush Al Gore (55.9%) George W. Bush Green Party Candidate Ralph Nader won 4.42% of the Connecticut vote.
1996 Bill Clinton Bob Dole Bill Clinton (52.83%) Bill Clinton Reform Party Candidate Ross Perot won 10.02% of the Connecticut vote.
1992 Bill Clinton George H.W. Bush Bill Clinton (42.2%) Bill Clinton Independent Candidate Ross Perot won 21.6% of the Connecticut vote.
1988 Michael Dukakis George H.W. Bush George H.W. Bush (52.0%) George H.W. Bush Last time Connecticut votes Republican .
1984 Walter Mondale Ronald Reagan Ronald Reagan (60.7%) Ronald Reagan
1980 Jimmy Carter Ronald Reagan Ronald Reagan (48.2%) Ronald Reagan Independent Candidate John B. Anderson won 12.2% of the Connecticut vote.

Demographics

Racial Composition:
  • 77.5% non-Hispanic White
  • 9.4% Hispanic/Latino (of any race)
  • 9.1% Black
  • 2.4% Asian
  • 2.2% Mixed race, multicultural or biracial
  • 0.3% Native American, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
Ancestry Groups
  • Italian (18.6%)
  • Irish (16.6%)
  • English (10.3%)
  • German (9.8%)
  • Polish (8.3%)
Second Languages – Most Non-English Languages Spoken at Home
  • Spanish or Spanish Creole (8.4%)
  • Italian (1.6%)
  • French or French Creole (1.3%)
  • Polish (1.2%)
  • Portuguese or Portuguese Creole (1%)
Religion
  • Christian (70%)
    • Catholic (33%)
    • Mainline Protestant (17%)
    • Evangelical Protestant (13%)
    • Historically Black Protestant (5%)
    • Orthodox (1%)
    • Mormon (1%)
  • Unaffiliated, Atheist or Refused to Answer (23%)
  • Jewish, Buddhist, Islamic, Hindu, or Other (7%)

Education

Colleges and Universities in Connecticut include these five largest four-year schools:
School City Enrollment NCAA or Other (Nickname)
University of Connecticut Storrs ~28,335 Division I (Huskies)
Post University Waterbury ~15,098 Division II (Eagles)
Central Connecticut State University New Britain ~14,279 Division I (Blue Devils)
Yale University New Haven ~13,335 Division I (Bulldogs)
Southern Connecticut State University New Haven ~12,696 Division II (Owls)

Economy

State Minimum Wage: $9.60/hour
Minimum Tipped Wage: $6.38/hour
Unemployment Rate: 6.3%
Largest Employers
Employer Industry Location Employees in State
United Technologies Conglomerate Farmington (HQ) ~26,400+
Stop & Shop Supermarket Various ~14,049+
The Hartford Investment, Insurance Hartford (HQ) ~12,100+
Yale University Education, Research New Haven (HQ) ~11,500+
Foxwoods Resort Casino Gambling, Tourism Mashantucket (HQ) ~11,500+

Sports

Connecticut is currently not home to any Big Five professional sports teams.

Fun Facts

  1. The USS Nautilus - the world's first nuclear powered submarine was built in Groton in 1954.
  2. Connecticut, along with Rhode Island, were the only two states to never ratify the 18th Amendment (Prohibition).
  3. The Scoville Memorial Library is the United States oldest public library. The library collection began in 1771, when Richard Smith, owner of a local blast furnace, used community contributions to buy 200 books in London.
  4. Connecticut is home to the oldest U.S. newspaper still being published: The Hartford Courant, established in 1764.
  5. Connecticut is home to the first hamburger (1895), Polaroid camera (1934), helicopter (1939), and color television (1948).
List of Famous People
Previous States:
  1. Delaware
  2. Pennsylvania
  3. New Jersey
  4. Georgia
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What are your thoughts of Asians and their culture of gambling?

Let me preface by saying that I've gotten heavily interested in "western" card games called NHLE/PLO (respectively, No Limit Hold 'Em, Pot-limit Omaha...with basic understanding of PLO8/Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-lo) for the past 8 months or so when my friend (who is non-Asian if that matters) got me comp'd into a charity poker event for his town's community youth organization/center. I've learned Chinese poker from him, but I don't know how to play any Chinese/Asian card games or Mahjong, nor do I really care or have an interest to learn. On the whim, being tired of playing casual heads-up/short-handed home poker games with friends, pub poker tournaments, and online, I decided to make a trek by myself to play 1-2 NLHE down at Foxwoods, the largest casino in the eastern hemisphere located in Connecticut, or a ~two-hour bus ride from Boston for me.
For those who aren't familiar, up in the Northeast there are "Chinatown buses" from Boston and NYC area that shuttle folks to Foxwoods, which was my first choice because of the lower fare cost (~$15 round-trip which includes a meal voucher and $45 match-play coupon) but unfortunately was sold out to a casino in RI, was constricted to a five-hour playing window, and I didn't want to wait two hours for one departing for Mohegan Sun (another adjacent casino to Foxwoods in CT, a 20 minute drive away). I booked a last-minute one-way ticket with Greyhound instead leaving me with an open window for my return trip instead. After I busted two bullets (poker term for or two buy-ins), I had a lot of reflections and introspection about my game-play, but more specifically, I had more the culture of gambling with Asians.
As for family, for which we are of Chinese heritage, and gambling, my father plays Chinese card games and baccarat and my dad's obsession with gambling was a catalyst for my mom's divorce against him; my mother would scold him for taking me to the Chinatown gambling parlors when I was a kid. For my community, I grew up in a large population ethnic immigrant Chinese folks, and it's not uncommon to see grandma's playing Mahjong for pennies, to seeing my neighbor's mom in Chinatown going to the gambling parlor. My grandpa gambles everyday at his family association. My uncle before becoming half-paralyzed played OTB, and his wife's, my aunt by marriage, parents work at one of the aforementioned casinos. My aunt in the PNW is a blackjack dealer.
Now a while back, when I played in a pub poker league tournament, after busting-out, I got into a chat an old lady where we talked about our respective lives and why we played, me playing online, why she didn't, and what stakes we won't play. I talked about how Chinese/Asians love to play big games (Pai Gow poker) against the bankehouse, while contrasting my reasons for liking Hold 'Em. The conversation at one point shifted towards her essentially asking, "why do Asians love to gamble so much?" An innocent but genuinely question out of curiosity that struck and made a lasting impression on me since then.
Being of Chinese heritage, and in an enivornment of relevency, I suppose I was a person to answer such question. My recollected thoughts... I answered with the encounter I had with a Fasten driver (an ride-share underdog to UbeLyft) around that time earlier. In that conversation for which we both spoke Cantonese, we talked about mutual Chinese heritage and what my parent's did for a living, where we both lived, but more specifically, I told him about my parent's divorce and how gambling was a catalyst for divorce. Hearing me out, he address the "issue" with grace by speaking on the collective behalf of blue-collar immigrants who work in restaurants and whatnot, for which he did and my father did, that there wasn't much of an outlet for entertainment/socializing after work, especially working erratic hours and schedules. He made the comparison that they can't go to the local cinema/theater and enjoy an American movie, referencing the cultural differences that confine them into their ethnic enclaves.
During that Fasten ride with the middle-aged Chinese father-driver (about my dad's age), who also tried to recruit my father to drive for the company, opened up my worldview about the possible reasons why a majority Chinese, with our particular interest, why immigrant Chinese in America, like to gamble. I amassed more empathetic and compassion for the plight of Chinese immigrants and their lack of post-work social outlets. I loosened up to having animosity toward my dad for gambling so much when I was younger, which I was influenced by my mother's inappropriate complaints at the dinner-table of just us about my father. And of course, now that I've recently got interested in card games on my initiative, I am less (hypo)critical about my dad's gambling.
With respects Asian gamblers in my observation, for Texas Hold 'Em, I've noticed at my recent trip to Foxwoods and before that the handful of trips to New Hampshire card-rooms (there are no legal card-rooms in the Commonwealth of MA) that I see a lot of Asian players make blatantly "gamble-y" plays. With coach buses departing at various hours of the day from Chinatown and Chinese enclave towns/communities, there's opportunity and demand to from Asians to gamble. My Caucasian friend who re-introduced me to poker made a stereotypical joke about Asians and how they like love to gamble, nonetheless the lady from pub poker who were curious about the why of Chinese and their gambling habits. It is recognized as a fact that there is a disproportionate amount of Asian gamblers relative to their American counterparts with pathological gambling addictions,, but many do not seek help for gambling addictions. And I believe the resources and mental health professionals are far and few for Asian gamblers.
Anyways, I have never seen much, if any at all, discussion or articles about Asians and gambling on this sub but I believe it's an important topic worthy of discussion. I do wonder about the other fathers, mothers, relatives, or even yourself, who has an interest in gambling. Has it been a catalyst for familial dis-harmonies as it did for mine? Did it spur you to get interested in gambling yourself? What are y'alls thoughts on the cultural factors for Asians and gambling? How was your childhood shaped by a family member who was severely addicted to gambling, or was it a casual affair? All and any discussions relevant to Asians and gambling are welcomed. So let's discuss.
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1+1+1=$$$? Lets discuss Atari who is emerging involvement with gaming, gambling, blockchain crypto, AMD...

I own stock in Atari, therefore I try to follow their projects.
They have offices in the U.S. but are based out of France, so most of the chatter online I have to run through Google translate.
I have noticed a trend in their projects which ties together nicely- speculative at this point yes, but the entire market is speculative really (invest in a company hoping they will profit, grow, expand, etc).
So here is what I have so far- lets discuss possibilities.

1- Atari is already involved in real money gambling, both online and in casinos. One of their partners is Pariplay. Reference- http://www.pariplayltd.com/legend-lives-pariplay-atari-launch-atari-pong-online-slot/ "Pong is the latest video arcade classic from Atari® to be honoured with an action-packed online slot, featuring non-stop excitement and plenty of big win potential. Pariplay’s previous Atari®-branded releases include Asteroids®, Star Raiders® and Black Widow®."

2- Pariplay just signed a deal with Foxwoods casino. Reference- https://www.reviewed-casinos.com/news/pariplay-foxwoods-igaming-platform-tie/ "Gaming tech firm Pariplay has partnered Foxwoods Resort Casino in what it considers a landmark technology agreement.

... enabling guests at North America's largest resort casino to enjoy digital gaming on-property
... provide guests access to a myriad of digital games, including branded titles Atari Pong, X-O Manowar and Atari Asteroids via a Foxwoods-branded mobile application and web portal.

3- Atari just released this- (again google translated)

"Paris, France - February 8, 2018. The Atari Group announces two major development projects in the field of blockchains and crypto-currencies, with a shareholding in a crypto-platform and the creation of a dedicated Token ("Atari Token"), and on the other hand the upcoming launch of casino platforms offering crypto-currency game options.
Acquisition of a stake in Infinity Networks Ltd (Gibraltar) and creation of Atari Token Atari took a 15% stake, with a 17.5% stake in Infinity Networks, Ltd. (Gibraltar). This investment, made without cash disbursement by Atari, demonstrates the appeal of the Atari brand. Infinity Networks, Ltd. (Gibraltar), a company founded by a team of veteran Entertainment and Finance industry veterans and led by Ron Dimant and Daniel Doll-Steinberg, has an advisory board that brings together leading figures from foreground in the field of blockchains. The company is developing a decentralized platform giving access to any form of digital entertainment, ie a very wide offer ranging from video games to movies and music. This platform, under development, will work using cryptocurrency, the Atari Token. In exchange for these equity interests, earnings and future royalties, Atari has granted Infinity Networks, Ltd. (Gibraltar) a long-term license to use the Atari brand.
"Blockchains technology is poised to take a very important place in our environment and to transform, if not revolutionize, the current economic ecosystem, especially in the areas of the video game industry and online transactions," he said. Frédéric Chesnais, CEO of Atari, SA. "Given our technological strengths with the development studios, and the global reputation of the Atari brand, we have the opportunity to position ourselves attractively in this sector. Our objective is to take strategic positions with a limited cash risk, in order to optimize the assets and the Atari brand ".
The second project in progress is the strengthening of the partnership with Pariplay, Ltd in the launch in 2018 of casino platforms allowing players to bet either in real money or with most crypto-currencies currently outstanding. . These casino sites will offer many Atari games. To broaden the appeal of these new casinos, and once the Atari Token available, Atari has the project to launch Pong Token, a second Token dedicated to crypto-casinos and usable on these gaming sites. The details of this launch of crypto-casinos will be announced soon.

4- Chairman and CEO of Atari is 'advisor' to Virt-U

https://www.virt-u.io/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/One-Pager-Ver-04.pdf
https://www.virt-u.io/
https://medium.com/virt-u/the-way-virt-u-is-changing-the-ico-landscape-fb953079eec7

5- We all know the widespread knowledge that Atari & AMD are partnered on the upcoming Atari home gaming console- confirmed by AMD to be using a Ryzen chip.

SOO...again this is all speculation by me, but this console could not only be used for normal games, but possibly be involved with the Atari token both in transactions, gaming, mining, and even gambling.
Lots to chew on. Lots that would need to fall into place. Lots of chances of failures. But if it all ties together like it appears it could do...they just may be consolidating what at initial glance would be diversified projects.
Thoughts?
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