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Are Penny Slots Worth Playing?

Everyone loves spinning the reels of slots and even those who don’t play the games routinely try them every now and then. These games provide the kind of carefree entertainment that used to bring many people to land-based casinos. They continue to appeal to a broad audience and the only thing that has changed is the preference for online gaming. Penny slot machines are some of the most attractive games because of the perceived low costs. In theory, you can bet as little as one cent to get the reels in motion. Even though it usually costs more to do it, penny slots are worth playing and these are the reasons why.

An Inexpensive Form of Entertainment

The name speaks for itself and when you decide to give penny slots at trial, you don’t need a sizable bankroll. In land-based casinos, these games are quite popular in spite of the fact that the name is quite misleading. That’s because the minimum speed values usually revolve around 50 or 100 credits. Since the credit is worth one cent, you end up betting significantly more, up to one dollar per round. Even this amount is quite affordable even for recreational players, so they don’t mind the deception.

Playing any slots online with websites like FruityKing.co.uk is in many regards a more transparent and straightforward affair. That’s because you are actually allowed to bet one cent, just to get the feeling you’re betting real money. Online casinos allow players to spin the reels of slots and try any other games for free. Under these circumstances, they don’t mind people making the transition to penny slots and allowing them to bet as little as one cent. You can spin the reels much faster online, so even these tiny amounts add up in the long run.

No Pain, No Gain Even For Penny Slots

Online penny slots are the perfect choice for players who want to bet real money without taking big financial chances. The fact that you are allowed to bet such low amounts is refreshing and act as an incentive to try real money games. Some penny slots even offer the promise of big payouts, with progressive jackpot games being a shining example. This is where things get interesting, because even Internet slots will require you to go well beyond the minimum amounts for a chance to win jackpots.

The rules clearly state that in order to claim any of these potentially life-changing amounts you have to bet the maximum amount. You can win tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars, but only if you increase the stakes. In order to activate these payouts, one would have to bet on every available pay line. The minimum coin size is low, so at least you don’t end up spending a lot of money per spin. With the right bankroll management strategy, you can be successful with progressive jackpots penny slots.

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Batman: The Dark Knight Returns – The Game

Frank Miller’s iconic story Batman: The Dark Knight Returns comes to life in a single-player strategy board game experience crafted by acclaimed game designers Morgan Dontanville (Asgard’s Chosen) and Daryl Andrews (Sagrada). 

Your skills will be tested across four scenarios, or Books, that each feature unique rules, allies, abilities, and epic boss battles! You’ll have a limited amount of resources and turns to complete each of these four Books, and if Batman’s Grit, Sanity, or Health ever drops to zero, it’s game over…

Pre-order the game via Kickstarter HERE (Pledge $60 for the Base Game and $99 for the Deluxe Edition)

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6 Mistakes To Avoid When Gambling Online

Online gambling and casinos have started to really take off during this pandemic. As people can’t go out to play slots, poker, or whichever game they prefer, they’ll instead try their luck on the growing online gambling industry. While fun, it’s easy to make a mistake especially if you are a newcomer. Here are some mistakes that you need to avoid doing.

Not Picking A Platform Properly

There are many online gambling platforms to choose from but you’d be wrong to think that all of them are safe to play in. Don’t get blinded by great deals that say you have a 90% chance of winning every time. Aside from putting your money at risk, you are also risking your digital security.

Before you play, make sure that the platform you are gambling on is secure and safe. Read through forums and review before making any transactions.

Betting With Emotions

This is a big mistake even when gambling in the real world. If you think it’s not your night, call it quits immediately. Don’t worry about catching up to your losses as you’ll eventually get there. Becoming emotional when gambling basically urges you to go all-in despite the risky situation.

Don’t Cash In Large Amounts

Even if you’re confident that a website is safe, it’s best to stay cautious. Before you get started wagering online, you should first cash in small amounts and start to get a feel of the platform’s games and rules. There might be other platforms that are more suited for your gambling style after all. Once you are comfortable with a website, it’s then that you should begin cashing in large wagers.

Avoid Gambling Under The Influence

You may think it boosts your chances at winning and your confidence but in truth, alcohol makes you a poor gambler. It gives you a false sense of confidence that could force you into wasting all of your money on a single game. As you would in the real world, gamble sober so that you have a clear head.

Don’t Stick To One Game

It’s easy to get caught up in your momentum and stick solely to one game. Online gambling casinos include dozens of choices from various slot machines to card games you can play with others. Familiarize yourself with all of the games that each casino has first. Get in, play for a small amount, test the waters. This is the best way for you to determine which games you can get the most out of.

Know When To Quit

Last but not the least, learn when to quit. It’s tempting to gamble again and again if you are on a winning streak but seriously, you could just be setting yourself up for disaster. Set a goal for yourself each day. That way,  you can avoid losing all that you’ve gained.

Online gambling is different from real gambling but the risks and rewards are all the same. By avoiding these mistakes, you’ll learn how to become a better online gambler eventually.

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Watch The First Mortal Kombat Trailer

Warner Bros. and HBO Max have unveiled the first full red band Mortal Kombat trailer for Simon McQuoid’s reimagining.

In Mortal Kombat, MMA fighter Cole Young, accustomed to taking a beating for money, is unaware of his heritage—or why Outworld’s Emperor Shang Tsung has sent his best warrior, Sub-Zero, an otherworldly Cryomancer, to hunt Cole down. Fearing for his family’s safety, Cole goes in search of Sonya Blade at the direction of Jax, a Special Forces Major who bears the same strange dragon marking Cole was born with. Soon, he finds himself at the temple of Lord Raiden, an Elder God and the protector of Earthrealm, who grants sanctuary to those who bear the mark. Here, Cole trains with experienced warriors Liu Kang, Kung Lao and rogue mercenary Kano, as he prepares to stand with Earth’s greatest champions against the enemies of Outworld in a high stakes battle for the universe. But will Cole be pushed hard enough to unlock his arcana—the immense power from within his soul—in time to save not only his family, but to stop Outworld once and for all?

The diverse international cast reflects the global nature of the brand, with talent spanning the worlds of film, television and martial arts. The ensemble includes Joe Taslim as Sub Zero; Ludi Lin as Liu Kang; Jessica McNamee as Sonya Blade; Josh Lawson as Kano; Tadanobu Asano as Raiden; Mehcad Brooks as Jackson “Jax” Bridges; Chin Han as Shang Tsung; Hiroyuki Sanada as Scorpion; Max Huang as Kung Lao; Sisi Stringer as Mileena; and Lewis Tan.

James Wan (The Conjuring universe, Aquaman) and Todd Garner (Into the Storm, Tag) are producing. Larry Kasanoff, E. Bennett Walsh, Michael Clear and Jeremy Stein are serving as executive producers.

Bringing the hugely popular property to the big screen, director Simon McQuoid lead a team of Australian and U.S. filmmakers, including director of photography Germain McMicking (True Detective, Top of the Lake: China Girl), production designer Naaman Marshall (Underwater, Servant), editor Scott Gray (Top of the Lake, Daffodils), and costume designer Cappi Ireland (Lion, The Rover).

The first video game in the series was developed by Midway Games and released in 1992. The storyline sees a diverse range of fighters hailing from eighteen different realms become pitted against one another in an epic tournament. Quite a few sequels followed the original game with the most recent, Mortal Kombat 11, being released earlier this year.

Two Mortal Kombat movies were previously made. The first, simply titled Mortal Kombat, was directed by Paul W.S. Anderson and was released in 1995. It was followed two years later with a sequel, Annihilation, which also paved the way for two television series: the animated Defenders of the Realm and the live-action Konquest. Two web series have been released based on the property as well from director Kevin Tancharoen.

Mortal Kombat is set to hit theaters and HBO Max simultaneously on April 16!

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A Guide To The Rich History of The Pool Cue

Whether you play it as a hobby or you play professionally, there’s no doubt that pool is one of the most popular sports out there. Like most of today’s top sports, the pool has been through a lot during the last couple of centuries, and there’s already a lot of history with it.

More often than not, people consider the pool cue as the heart and soul of the sport. Though merely a stick used for the sport, pool cues had undergone many changes before becoming the excellent tool that we used today.

Maces During The 16th Century

The early 16th-century version of the pool cue had a thin body and a large shovel-like head, used to shove the ball into the table’s pockets. If you want to see what the early forms of the cue looked like, you can check the A Game of Billiards painting by Adriaen van de Venne which dates back to the early to mid-1620s.

Eventually, the sizable mace-like head became smaller and smaller. Alongside the development of heads, Quedos outline the differences in cues here, and they reveal that by the 1800s, the mace’s head was significantly smaller than it used to be. Still, the purpose of this pool cue iteration remained the same as its early variants.

Rise of The Queue

Despite the large end, players had trouble using the mace-type cue stick. They wanted something more efficiently. As an early solution, players would use the other end of the mace, which was called a “queue.” This is where the pool cue got its name from.

When the cue stick was finally around, the player base was split into the mace users and those who wanted the slimmer cue stick. It took practice to master the cue stick, especially if you’ve been used to the mace. During the years since its inception, only men were allowed to use the cue stick. Women that wanted to play were only allowed to play with the mace.

The reason behind this bias was that the men felt that the sharper end of the cue stick meant that women had a higher chance of ruining the pool cloth during their turn. By 1807, leather cue tips were already in use. They also went through many iterations until it was perfected in 1823 by a prisoner in France named Francois Mingaud. He was also the one who discovered the mass shot.

The two-piece cue that we now use today came during 1829. The two-piece cue only served as a convenient means to carry the cue stick because of its adjustable size. The next breakthrough came around 1987 when William Spinks and William Hoskins patented the chalk that people now use for cue tips.

From having a large mace-like head to now being two-piece equipment with a leather tip, there’s no doubt that the humble cue stick has been through significant changes already. It’s tough to say what the future is for the cue stick as it seems like it has already been perfected. Still, we never know what the future holds.

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Step By Step Guide For Organizing The Perfect Card Night

Is it Friday night and your turn to plan your night out with friends? A great way to spend time with your friend is at home and playing games. Spending time with your friends should not be a problem for you but if you are the host, there is this pressure to provide a good time for your guests.

Do not worry about planning the perfect game night. With a few general steps, you can create a fun night that you and your friends would never forget.

Prepare The Games

There are plenty of games that you can choose from. Arguably, the best games suitable to play with friends are card games. They are fun, simple, strategic, and comfortable. Card games can be chill or competitive.

When choosing the games that you will be playing, you need to consider how many players will be playing. Also, make sure the games you’ll be playing are something you and your guest would enjoy. You can play poker, Codenames, UNO, Exploding Kittens, Cards Against Humanity, and many more.

You should prepare a lot of games for the night so you guys won’t be cut short. When you are settled with what games you will be playing, prepare the things you need to play the game. For example, if you will be playing poker, it would be more fun to have poker chips than just cards and money.

Store Some Food And Drinks

It might be called game night but you won’t be literally playing all night. You need to prepare your guest some food and drinks. For sure, you would be eating while playing games. When you are taking a break from the game and just sitting around getting deep into a conversation, the drinks should still keep coming.

Set Up Space

Your place must be neat and ready for your guests. You should have a space that could accommodate the number of people that would be coming over. If your place is cramped that can destroy the mood of the night. You can’t enjoy it if everyone is uncomfortable.

It is important to set up the place with tables and chairs or pillows and blankets where you and your friends can sit and play. Have a food and drinks station so it’s organized and less messy.

Enjoy The Night 

When you are done with the preparation, the only thing you need to do is enjoy the night. Take care of your guest with food, drinks, and games. It is important that as the host you spend time and participate in the activities you prepared.

It is easy to forget to have fun when you’re the host but you should still do so. When everything is prepared, you should forget that you’re the host a little.

As the host, you have the responsibility of creating the perfect night for everyone. It can be challenging but you can easily do it with the right preparations. Don’t forget that the night you’re preparing is supposed to be fun so let loose and have a great time with friends.

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McDonald’s Celebrating Pokémon’s 25th Anniversary With Happy Meal Pokémon Trading Card Game Promotion

Starting this week, McDonald’s and The Pokémon Company are celebrating Pokémon’s 25th anniversary! It’s time to catch ‘em all in McDonald’s Happy Meals as Pikachu and all starter Pokémon across eight generations are appearing in Pokémon Trading Card Game form. 

In a statement from McDonald’s:

“This year we’re helping fans celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Pokémon with a special Happy Meal promotion. Starting Tuesday, Feb. 9, customers across the country can begin collecting Pokémon cards at participating McDonald’s restaurants while supplies last. There are 25 exclusive trading cards to discover, and for the first time ever customers will receive four cards with each Happy Meal purchase. We’re excited to continue serving up new ways for families to have fun together with our latest Happy Meal promotion.”

According to the announcement on Pokémon.com:

“Each of these packs includes four exclusive cards. You’ll have the opportunity to collect cards featuring all 24 first partner Pokémon from the many regions in the Pokémon world, plus Pikachu. There are standard and foil versions of each card, and all the cards sport the Pokémon 25th logo. In total, there are 50 cards in this set, so have fun collecting and trading with your friends.”

Along with these card packs, you’ll also find one of two sticker activity sets, a Pokémon TCG display frame, or a Pokémon TCG holder box in each Happy Meal. All will be contained in a Pikachu envelope (they’re numbered 1 through 4 and feature different artwork of the popular Pokémon). 

Some locations will allow you to purchase the “toy pack” without ordering a Happy Meal, but “your mileage may vary” at each location (including the possibility of limits). 

There’s more fun online via McDonald’s dedicated Happy Meal site! Free to download activity sheets and previews of the Pokémon activity games found in the Happy Meal app are shown. 

A full set of cards recently sold on eBay for $9,100 so collectors are buying multiple Happy Meals with the goal of completing the set for tremendous profit!

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The Real Reason Why Bingo Scenes Are Showing Up More Often On Our TV Screens

Directors and producers have been using the game of bingo to line their pockets for years, most noticeably in the likes of films such as King of the Bingo Game and the 2005 series of Curb Your Enthusiasm. However, the strategy tailed off dramatically, and bingo scenes disappeared from the silver screen for a while.

Like a yo-yo, they have swung back into popularity, with a host of examples that have aired in the past five or six years, including global hit Better Call Saul and iconic series The Simpsons (2014). This begs the question, what are the reasons behind the return of bingo to our TV screens?

A Full House

Bingo’s story is incredibly detailed, rising to fame in the cultural revolution of the 60s before declining in the 90s and early 2000s. However, you can’t write off a British institution, and sure enough, the game regained its position within UK popular culture with a bang due to the introduction of remote games and offerings.

As people no longer had to leave the house to play in halls or wait days before their next game, the health of the industry is estimated to be worth around £550 billion worldwide, with £1 billion generated for the United Kingdom alone. This highlights how bingo online was a significant player in the game’s trajectory and still is today with the likes of Helter Skelter offering jackpots of over £50,000.

Considering the growth of the global game, it’s no surprise that the entertainment sector wants to leverage the game to appeal to more audiences and improve its revenues.

That’s a Bingo!

A direct knock-on effect of the increased demand for bingo is the inevitable impact it is having on popular culture. A prime example is how scenes don’t even have to include a game to reference the pastime, such as Quentin Tarantino’s 2009 movie, Inglourious Basterds. In it, Hans Landa, one of the main protagonists, exclaims “that’s a bingo,” which led to various memes and gifs that were shared globally.

Bingo itself has also decided to use films and TV series to its advantage. A glance at any bingo website will not only highlight the number of available offerings, but how many of them relate to the silver screen. From Grease to Deal Or No Deal, there are several pop culture-based games that lure in players.

Because the two are inextricably linked, it’s almost certain that movies featuring bingo scenes and references will grow in the years ahead, as will bingo games that connect with TV shows and films.

(Not) Unlucky for Some

Unlucky for some is an infamous bingo term, yet it doesn’t apply to the film industry. After all, directors and producers have plenty of examples to look to if they want to understand the power of bingo within film.

Yes, some productions haven’t been well-received, but tonnes have, including Big Momma’s House 2 in 2006. The sequel to a major hit, BMH 2 was expected to do well, yet it exceeding everyone’s expectations. To this day, it has grossed £103 million worldwide against a budget of £29 million.

Although the bingo scene wasn’t the main reason for its success, it’s a pivotal scene that sets a precedent for other filmmakers to follow. Viewers are seeing more bingo scenes due to the health of the industry in popular culture and the standard it is setting for the film and TV sectors.

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What You Need To Know About Rainbow Riches

You may be aware of Rainbow Riches as it’s one of the most popular games around. Since it was released in 2006, this game is perhaps at the forefront of casino games. No wonder, the developer of this game continues to evolve and adapt the game over the past few years. This article explains what you need to know about Rainbow Riches.

The Original Rainbow Riches

It makes sense to start discussing the original Rainbow Riches slot. You see, this slot game is still quite popular today even though it was released more than a decade ago. This slot provides five reels, three rows as well as a twenty pay line.

While it may seem to be a bit outdated when you compare it to newer online slots, this perhaps gives that Irish charm. The colors are clear and the sound reminds you of Ireland with its Irish music. The RTP is 95%, though the true attraction of this game can be the bonus games. 

Here is the deal, if you get three or more leprechaun symbols, you can trigger a way to the riches bonus game. This can cause the screen to completely change and leads you to get a wheel of fortune and several multipliers. 

The simplicity of the game makes it exciting for both new and seasoned players. Therefore, if you haven’t yet played any Rainbow Riches slots before, then the original can be your best option. 

Rainbow Riches Reels of Gold 

The Reels of Gold is a modern update of the original Rainbow Riches original slot game. It sticks with the theme of the previous slot games, but it has more modern graphics than the other slots. This makes this slot game appear even more beautiful.

The reels can seem a bit unusual as there are two sets of five reels, meaning there are ten reels in total. This amount of reels can cover 100 win lanes. The key feature of this game is the BigBet Mode, which allows you to bet more to improve your chances of winning. 

This is shown as two purple Bs that are placed to the right of the screen. When you press it, the RTP increases to 98% and it also offers you the option between four choices which allow you to bet more for the five spins. This is a game of high variance and gives you a chance to win big. 

As you can see, Rainbow Riches provides a diverse range of slot games that have different features. This is the reason why they are some of the most popular slot games with players. 

Even better, they have eye-catching features and good returns for players. If you were not yet decided on playing Rainbow Riches slot games, then the best thing you can do is to choose your favorite game and play it. In this way, you can have a chance to experience the Irish charm that is in these games.

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How To Score Big In Word Games

There is a vast amount of word games today, to say the least. One of the first ones created was the famous Scrabble. Its beginning was in 1933. Scrabble was the first game that combined language and strategy as well. In case you really like playing it just like any other word game, there is a slight chance you want to score big also. Even if it is not easy, some specific tips and tricks can help you achieve just that and eventually win the game. Thankfully, you have come across this article that will discuss just that and hopefully give you some useful advice. 

Use Apps And Tools

Anyone who is an experienced and a good player of word games will know that he or she needs to use all possible resources in order to win the game and get high scores. There is no need to research the dictionary if you want to learn every possible word by heart, even if it is a valid choice. Another option is to learn by downloading various apps. You could also use the unscramble tool to find out more words for any word game out there. These types of tools do not only provide you with the immediate option to search for words on demand but are also excellent for those individuals that like any crossword puzzle game or enjoy playing hangman. 

So, simply put, these tools and apps are useful. Also, they represent a more comfortable way of learning new words that do not involve many lists you need to go through. This especially applies if a Scrabble session, for instance, is to begin and you have not armed yourself with new words. 

Make Use of All The Letters

One of the most effective ways to ensure you receive the most points you can get in a good word game session, and preferably not lose any, is to use letters like Q, X, K, and Z as quickly as you possibly can. For this, you will need to learn all official English words that start with the letter Q and do not include the letter U. In total; there are 17 of them. 

They are easy to memorize. The second tactic that is also great involves learning all possible words containing only 2 to 3 letters. Since it is, of course, not as easy or even possible to learn them all, at least having a few in your memory will give you the advantage against other players and rivals. For instance, if you play right, the score you receive can be 50 points. 

Focus On Quick Points

There is nothing better than achieving Bingo, although there is more to the game than just throwing your letters without any particular sense. That being said, in case you are considered to be in a group of players that do not focus only on big words and how to get rid of your tiles as fast as possible you can, then excellent for you.

Keep in mind, though, that there is no need to memorize everything. Only some small words are worth remembering since they can give you quick points. If you can compare yourself to a chess player – when you are armed with planned tactics, patience, and good defense, there is no doubt you are heading in the right direction and that you will get a higher score than everyone else.

“Glide” Along

This advice is not the most common, but it still can be more than useful. It is a trick you could use that will eventually make you a better player at Words With Friends and Scrabble. Do not go and cross over the opponent’s word. Instead, think about going parallel. You should glide along their words to be specific. It is recommended to try and match vowels with consonants. 

The same would apply the other way around. You will receive points when the time comes, and that your words go two, three, or more different opponent tiles. If you would like to make this trick work for you and give some results, you do need the right two or three letter words already memorized. 

There is no need to worry if you are the type of player who does not pay that much attention to the game while playing since this simple advice can help you score big in any word games out there. It is wise to remember just to be patient and thorough and do your research, and your opponent will not know what hit them, especially if you previously weren’t as good of a player. 

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