teliot
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October 19th, 2009 at 1:50:54 PM permalink
Congratulations on your new site, Mike. It looks great.

May many wizards visit ...

By the way, the word "wizard" has an interesting property. The letters 'w' and 'd' are 4 from each end of the alphabet. The letters 'i' and 'r' are 9 from each end of the alphabet. The letters 'z' and 'a' are 1 from each end of the alphabet. The numbers 1,4 and 9 are the first three perfect squares.
Khenom
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November 1st, 2009 at 1:57:16 AM permalink
Very interesting to read about the word "wizard" - thanks!

My congratulations to Mike and "J.B." - this is an exellent new site!

I have not yet been to Vegas - because Im sitting quite far away here in Northern Europe.
We have state monopol casinos here - In Sweden 4 casinos called Casino Cosmopol- run by Svenska Spel , in Helsinki- Finland Grand Casino - also monopol owned by RAY and at the Aland isle we have PAF casino - also monopol casino - collecting in money for the island governement.

I can write later some lines about these casinos - in case someone asks or if somebody from this forum is planning to visit Scandinavia.
I myself is planning to visit Vegas in 2010 - and with the help from this page I can prepare myself properly for the visit. Thanks!
Wizard
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November 10th, 2009 at 5:10:17 PM permalink
Thanks. That is very interesting about the word "wizard," I never knew that.

About gambling in Scandinavia, when I was in Finland in 1988, ties in blackjack went to the dealer. What a jip! The only time I have been back to Scandinavia since then was two days in Iceland in 2000, but I only saw slots there, which I don't play.
It's not whether you win or lose; it's whether or not you had a good bet.
AxelWolf
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January 27th, 2015 at 12:29:07 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Thanks. That is very interesting about the word "wizard," I never knew that.

About gambling in Scandinavia, when I was in Finland in 1988, ties in blackjack went to the dealer. What a jip! The only time I have been back to Scandinavia since then was two days in Iceland in 2000, but I only saw slots there, which I don't play.

How can you not toss $40 into a slot in Iceland just to say you played slots in Iceland.

Was coins, tokens, tickets, bill in Hand cashouts?
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
Wizard
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September 21st, 2015 at 6:37:27 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

How can you not toss $40 into a slot in Iceland just to say you played slots in Iceland.

Was coins, tokens, tickets, bill in Hand cashouts?



I was low on Icelandic money, didn't speak a word of the language, and the place was totally empty. Regarding the second question, I don't know. The machines looked simple yet new, like what you might see at the pizza parlor in Oregon. I'd guess it is like here -- cash or ticket in and ticket out.
It's not whether you win or lose; it's whether or not you had a good bet.

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