Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival
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Harbin is a sub-provincial city and the capital of the Heilongjiang Province in Northeast China. Harbin is one of the sources of ice and snow culture in the world. Geographically, it is located in Northeast China under the direct influence … Read More

Mahjong trivia
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Little known to most players, the suits of the tiles are money-based. In ancient China, the copper coins had a square hole in the center. People passed a rope through the holes to tie coins into strings. These strings are … Read More

Ten and a half
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Ten and a half is a card game with rules very similar to blackjack. The game is popular in China and is usually used for gambling. Rules The rules are very similar to blackjack, with the following exceptions: A, 2, … Read More

Big and small
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Big and small is a dice game of pure luck. It is a popular gambling game in China and is still offered in some casinos in Asia, notably in Macau. A variation is the common casino game Sic bo. Rules … Read More

Jueteng
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Jueteng (pronounced wet-teng) is an illegal numbers game played in the Philippines. Jueteng came from China and it means flower (jue) and bet (teng). Although illegal, it is a widely popular game with participation that crosses most, if not all … Read More

History of playing cards
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Early history The origin of playing cards is obscure, but it is almost certain that they began in China after the invention of paper. Ancient Chinese “money cards” have four “suits”: coins (or cash), strings of coins (which may have … Read More

History of mahjong
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Mahjong in China Different kinds of Chinese playcards (from left to right): Bógŭ Yèzí (博古葉子), Caozhou Paí (曹州牌), Three Kingdoms Yèzí (三國葉子), Dongguan Paí (東莞牌). One of the myths (probably originating in the West) regarding the origin of Mahjong suggests … Read More

Mahjong
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Mahjong Players 4 Age range > Any Setup time 2-5 minutes Playing time 0-3 hours Rules complexity High Strategy depth Medium Random chance Yes Skills required Tactics, observation, memory Mahjong (Traditional Chinese: 麻將; Simplified Chinese: 麻将; pinyin: Májiàng; Cantonese: Màhjeung; … Read More

The flying casinos
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Airbus is in discussion with more clients interested to use the world’s biggest passenger plane, Airbus superjumbo A380, into a flying casino. David Velupillai, marketing director for Airbus’s executive and private aviation division, said a fully-fitted casino could be delivered … Read More

Illegal soccer gambling and Interpol
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Interpol had last year in October a very large operation involving Australia, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam to stop the illegal soccer gambling  which resulted in 423 arrests in 266 raids across the region, 272 underground gambling dens … Read More

My predictions for the new year 2008
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Due to the global warming with increased effects for this year, the developed states will change their national strategies by taking into account these aspects, and we will see important geopolitical changes. United States will try to overcome the economical … Read More

Macau, the new Mecca of the gambling world
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MGM Grand Macau officially opened its doors these days to thousands of guests eager to experience the burgeoning gaming destination’s latest grand resort. With 600 rooms, MGM Grand Macau resort casino marks the powerful partnership’s first venture into the rapidly … Read More