Things You Need To Know Before Hiring Film Production Companies

Are you in need of talents as well as help from experts for a film production project you are working on? If so, you won’t need to be combing the streets inviting prospects to audition. In fact, there are so many matters you will need to focus your time and energy aside from prospecting talents. This is something that you best leave in the more capable hands of production agencies.

When commissioning a video production, one of the most important decisions you will need to do correctly is choosing the best company to work with. This is because the success of your project will ultimately depend on how efficiently a company can deliver everything you require and how skilled are their staff is going to be.

In the surface, every video production company offers the same product. However, this is not necessarily the case because depending on the video, there will always be a variety of factors that will determine whether the production will be a success or not.

So how do you determine which film production company will suit your upcoming project? Before rushing to hire the first company you talk to, here is a list of questions to ask when choosing a video production company:

Ask whether the company has had success in your industry.

– If you are doing a film production for video marketing, ask the provider whether they have had success in your industry. You will need someone who had succeeded in your field, selling and delivering results to avoid risks from the ones that are learning on the job, on your budget.

Does the company work in different styles?

– If a provider can work in various styles, it is highly possible that they can also give you great advice and present a better and wider range of video types you can choose from, and not just one type of video.

Are there potential hold-ups during the production? What potential hold-ups could there be?

– Depending on the type of video you are planning to produce – animated or live-action, the answer will vary. If it’s live action, hold-up could vary from location permits, weather, and talent hiccups. If they are not able to name potential hold-ups after reviewing the project, they may not be the right professionals for your project.

Do they write well?

– Of course, it is important to know whether they are skilled in writing scripts. Whoever will be writing the script for your video should be accomplished and talented.

How To Make Adventure

Yesterday I did something new. Together with a fellow artist Jan Tervoort I changed a sculpture into a new sculpture. It was a portrait. There are times when you are not completely sure of things anymore. That’s when you have to search for new tracks, new things. Push or transform your boundaries.

I have known Jan for quite some time and I am impressed with his work. It is beautiful, profound, abundant. Sitting in his workroom we can chat for hours about art and everything allied and for a while we have been searching for a co-project, something that will belong to both of us. Because one plus one sometimes equals more than two. We are both inquiring artists and view our work with healthy suspicion. What can be improved, what on earth am I doing, when is it all right, is this all right, is this all right. Therefore the idea was born that we could create something together that neither of us would be able to achieve on our own.

Being a curious artist makes you vulnerable. When questioning many things in order to reach the best possible image you have to listen to your intuition and the different voices in your head. Listen, be quiet, try, be alert, fail and try again. When two people are inquisitive and attentive like this, you really need to completely trust each other. Otherwise you will receive nothing, naught, zero. One of you will get annoyed or angry. Well, at least all those hours we spend jabbering away did serve a purpose, apart from it being lots of fun, clarifying and creating new energy.

So there we were, with that head between us. Poking, prodding. Start again, a little bit of this? That’s right. Then observing. And indeed, it seemed to become a lot more than either me or Jan could have done alone. The face is distorted, like we all transform in this world because of the things that happen to us, what takes place, what we witness. All the powers we encounter during our lifetime. You never know what will happen to you. How you start and finish.

It is funny, but this reminds me of the first time I went outside with my son, shortly after his birth. My dear little baby, so vulnerable, so infinitely easy to corrupt. I looked at all the people I passed by and imagined them as the helpless infants they had once been. If only we could be so kind to each other, it wouldn’t harm anyone.

Rooftop Venues For Your Perfect Event

People are resourceful. When they want a better view, they simply climb higher. Take the buildings near Wrigley Field in Chicago, for example. Back in 1914, Cubs fans started to enjoy climbing to the roofs of residential buildings around the ballpark to root for their team. Neighbors would meet in informal gatherings to watch baseball and catch up on each other’s lives. They’d bring homemade sandwiches and bottled drinks to share, along with lawn chairs and blankets. Getting invited to one of these rooftop events was something to which the building tenants and guests looked forward.

A Modern Twist to an Old Pastime

Fast-forward to the present. Rooftops have graduated from informal meeting spaces to full-fledged event viewing venues, complete with the amenities today’s entertainment client has come to expect. Comfortable seating, unobstructed gathering and viewing areas, state-of-the-art sound systems, mood-setting lighting, and drink and food menus complete with fan favorites set apart today’s top-of-the-roof experience as truly a step above.

Whether watching sporting events, concerts, fireworks, or other special events, viewers can enjoy a unique vantage point away from the crowds found inside stadiums, parks, and other large-capacity venues. But the game-day perks are all there. Hungry for a jumbo hot dog with all the fixings, or maybe a gourmet black bean burger? You got it. Want a soda, light beer, sangria, or bottled water? You can grab one without missing any of the on-field action.

What’s more, guests can enjoy the fun with a smaller group as they look down on the action, away from rowdy crowds and drunken fans. There are no long lines at the snack stand or restroom areas. On a roof, amenities are easier to get to, leading to a stress-free, quality entertainment experience in a one-of-a-kind setting.

Benefits of Rooftop Viewing

Foremost on the list would be an experience to write home about! Rooftops provide a unique view of a city, which is something that few people get to see.

Another benefit is being able to enjoy games and events in a more intimate setting. People who like live sports and entertainment along with game-day excitement, but who do not want to fight the large crowds, will appreciate these venues.

In addition to being able to enjoy all the conveniences of a concert or a game without having to put up with the hassle, a rooftop viewing area provides groups with a great space for celebrating special occasions. Social events including birthdays, engagement parties, and bar/bat mitzvahs are great fun atop a building.

Businesses looking for something unique and memorable can also rent these venue spaces for their corporate functions. Everything from a small birthday party to an employee appreciation ceremony, can take place on the top of a building that’s been set up to accommodate groups.

Those early Cubs fans had it right: the view is definitely better from atop a building! In a sense they were pioneers, paving the way for today’s fans to enjoy a unique experience in comfort, while still feeling the excitement of live events.

The Reason Why Kevin Hart Is Success

Kevin Hart is no doubt one of the biggest names in the entertainment industry today. On the surface, you’d attribute this to his wit, his energetic and funny stage performances, as well as his unique style of comedy; well, you’re not wrong but there are definitely other factors that led to his successful career.

Here’s what we believe to be the 7 reasons why Kevin Hart is so successful.

Kevin Hart’s Success

1. Kevin Hart Quit His Job!

Kevin Hart started out as a shoe salesman and was on the verge of making a significant career promotion when he was offered an opportunity to work with Nike. He however turned this off down and opted for his true passion – comedy.

Kevin Hart took a leap and the rest is history.

2. Making the most of Social Media

Kevin Hart’s success can also be attributed to his presence on social media. He regularly uploads content vis-a-vis his daily activities thereby keeping his many followers entertained and inspired. Yes, Kevin Hart (on Ellen’s show) admitted to inspiring others through his social media account to be the best they can be.

This strategy has worked well for him as he currently has more followers than his contemporaries, even the legendary Chris Rock.

3. His fame doesn’t get to his head

Kevin Hart may be a big-shot in the industry but he sure doesn’t let that get to his head. How do we know this? His jokes are most times self-demeaning and depreciating. For instance, he jokes about his poor background, his being close to the ground (if you know what I mean), and his failures with attractive women. Well, things appear to have changed thanks to his marriage to Eniko Parrish.

Further, the way he tells his jokes passes him off as a regular guy which makes people relate with him easily.

More insights into Kevin Hart’s successful career.

4. He never gave up on his dream

Hart has recorded a huge number of failures and disappointments on his journey to stardom but he never let that deter him from chasing his dreams. He is the definition of a go-getter and a die-chard. If you ask me, 15 years is too long a time to wait for the materialization of one’s dreams but he was patient, persistent, and productive – and that has brought him to where he is now.

When they say that hard work pays and you think it cliche or just something people say to motivate others, let Kevin Hart inspire you. This dude worked his a** out every other weekend doing up to 7 shows. Amazingly, he always brought his A game.

5. Personal Development and Innovation

If you listen to Hart do his thing you’d notice that he is always getting better and developing himself. There some artists that just relax after hitting it big but not Kevin, he pushes himself every time.

Trust me, if there is anything that engages audiences over time, it is the ability of the artist to offer something different, to be creative, to change, to drift from the norm. And Kevin has d one just that.

6. Taking the advice from other successful people

It is not news that Chris Rock once told Kevin to focus on developing his brand rather than joining group tours, he listened and hell yeah it has paid off!

Success may have taken a while but it sure did pay to listen to those that have walked the walk.

7. Using Life Experiences in his Stand-Up

Kevin Hart has had some tough times in the past, including going through a painful divorce and a father battling drug addiction. His career wasn’t always full of praise and admiration either. He was booed off the stage plenty of times and he was once thrown a half-eaten chicken wing by a heckler! He never let these negative experiences discourage him, however, but instead included them in his act, which is a very smart move on Kevin’s part.

Some of Kevin Hart’s funniest pieces mock some of the experiences he’s gone through, making a great way of turning a negative into a positive! Kevin inspires others to be real with themselves and their experiences.

All About Matched Betting

Matched Betting Guide

Matched betting is the term given to the process of extracting guaranteed profit from the bonuses offered by online bookmakers. For example, at the time of writing this article, Skybet are offering £20 if you sign up and stake £5. The ‘qualifying bet’ of £5 is then followed up by placing the ‘free bet’ of £20. By ‘matching’ both of these bets at a betting exchange (Betfair), we can guarantee to extract a profit. At the time of writing this article, there are over £715 worth of offers from UK Bookmakers.

The matching process is simply placing two separate bets. The first one is what is known as a ‘back’ bet. This is placed at Skybet. The second is known as a ‘lay’ bet. This is placed at Betfair. This process involves no gambling because we are covering all outcomes.

Both the ‘back’ and the ‘lay’ are placed on the same game and on the same outcome. For example, the ‘back’ is placed on Southampton to win at odds of 2.1 (only use decimal odds, not fractional odds). The ‘lay’ is also placed on Southampton. By backing Southampton, we are betting that they will ‘win’. By ‘laying’ Southampton, we are betting that they will ‘not win’. The ‘back’ and the ‘lay’ cancel each other out.

Qualifier

Let’s have a look at a practical example of a qualifying bet (from here referred to as a ‘Qualifier’. We will take the Southampton v Swansea game in the English Premier League:

Back:

  • Back Southampton with a stake of £5
  • Odds of 2.1

Lay:

  • Lay Southampton with a stake of £5.02
  • Odds of 2.14

The reason why we stake a little bit more on the ‘lay’ side is because Betfair charges a commission of 5% on any winnings, so that has to be taken into account. Don’t worry too much about the maths just now.

Result of the Qualifier:

If Southampton win:

  • We would win £10.50 at Skybet
  • We would lose £5.73 at Betfair

Because £5 of the Skybet winnings was our initial stake, our profit at Skybet is £5.50, so:

  • £5.50 – £5.73 = – £0.23

If Southampton draw:

  • We would lose £5 at Skybet
  • We would win £4.77 at Betfair

So again, we’ve lost 23 pence:

  • £4.77 – £5 = – £0.23

If Southampton lose:

  • We would lose £5 at Skybet
  • We would win £4.77 at Betfair

So again, we’ve lost 23 pence:

  • £4.77 – £5 = – £0.23

So whatever happens in the Southampton game, regardless of the result, we’ve lost 23 pence on the Qualifier. However, we have unlocked a £20 bonus.

Free Bet

We now have a £20 in our Skybet account as a bonus. This part is slightly more tricky. Here is an example of how we would use the matching process to extract the profit:

Let’s take Southport v Grimsby

Back:

  • Back Southport to win with your £20
  • Odds of 6.5

Lay:

  • Lay Southport with a stake of £19.26
  • Odds of 6.8

Result of the Free Bet:

If Southport win:

  • We would win £130 at Skybet
  • We would lose £111.70 at Betfair

Because it was a free bonus, £130 is pure profit, so:

  • £130 – £111.70 = £18.30

If Southport draw:

  • We would lose £0 at Skybet (because it was a free bonus)
  • We would win £18.30 at Betfair

So again, we’ve won £18.30

If Southport lose:

  • We would lose £0 at Skybet (because it was a free bonus)
  • We would win £18.30 at Betfair

So again, we’ve won £18.30

So whatever happens in the Southport game, regardless of the result, we’ve won £18.30 by covering all possible outcomes of the game.

Here are the results of both our ‘Qualifier’ and our ‘Free Bet’:

  • Qualifier = – £0.23
  • Free bet = £18.30
  • Total profit: £18.30 -£0.23 = £18.07

That means you have made a profit of £18.07 without risking a penny.

 

Facts About Sports Betting

I’ve often heard it said, “you can’t win betting on sports.” The truth is sports betting is one of the few types of gambling that you CAN win at. The problem is there are so many factors which need to be taken into account, it can be very overwhelming.

There are playing conditions, injuries, home or away games, players health, defense, offense, past performance, coaches, importance of match, rivalries to name a few just to calculate a very precise outcome.

What’s The Odds?

Most people betting sports aren’t aware that you only need to win 52.5% of your bets to break even. 56% winners makes you very successful. If you can manage to average above 56%, you are going to make an enormous amount of money.

Now 56% doesn’t sound like much, does it? just over half your wagers.

The rest is discipline, money management and no doubt, a good selection method. But let’s be clear, there is no magic bullet, no quick and easy method… or is there?

Are You In It For Fun Or For Money?

It can definitely be fun and very exciting to win, especially when you’ve got a big bet riding on the game. Or maybe you just lost a game and decided to double up on the next one to try and “get even.”

If you’ve ever tried this tactic, I’m sure you know all too well that more often than not you lost the 2nd game too. Now you’re broke, starting over, building up a new bankroll and hoping for a better outcome the next time… But as you know, hope is not a winning strategy.

This kind of heart-stopping action is not for me. For my money I prefer a more predictable type of wagering whether it’s betting on sports or any other form of gambling. I like to have more control over the result.

Just to be clear, there will be losing games and maybe even losing days, but by managing your money, patiently building your bankroll, you can comfortably afford to take a swing at those parlays.. that is a winning strategy.

Betting a small consistent amount per game is not exciting… but that is what intelligent, professional sports bettors do. So the question is, “are you doing it for the excitement, or for the money?”

Taking The Gambling Out of Sports Betting

A winning bettor always tries to take the gamble out of the game. Each bet is a calculated risk. There is no magic method that will bring in thousands of dollars overnight.

Taking down a steady monthly profit, working only 5 minutes a day IS the only way. And if you let your account multiply for a few months, before long (months not years), you will reach a point where you could be bringing in hundreds or even thousands of dollars of profit each month… now that’s magical.

Sports Investing will with near certainty turn a small amount of capital today into significant monthly income, month after month and year after year.

There are people who say you can’t win betting on sports… they’re just wrong. Wishing you the best of luck always.

Why Gambling Can Leads Addiction

Is gambling really just innocent fun? We all know that many are addicted and that casinos make billions of dollars. Every addicted gambler started out with the idea of risking a little bit of innocent money, with the idea in the back of their mind that they might rake in a big win. After all, the winners are advertised with a big smile on their faces. Why not me? And when you have beginner’s luck, then you want to experience that again. After so many losses you know that some luck is bound to come your way. And you start liking the clinging of the coins and every time that happens, you feel, or think to feel a bit of paradise. Your money for nothing and your chicks for free. Hooray! By then you stubbornly ignore the fact that you are beginning to get hooked. You do not count what the losses amount to. You do admit that in the end the house always wins, but you keep hoping for that one big bang. Except if that should occur, you would gamble with even greater antes. This may serve to illustrate what has happened to countless poor souls.

The combination of gambling and psychological pain is the most dangerous one. People lapse into spending sprees out of pain, or into binging. Others into alcoholism or a gaming addiction, or even an innocent looking sports mania. Again others start experimenting with drugs, or sex. Many develop dependencies of several of these. Once you are trapped, you are caught by a vicious circle of temporary relief and the subsequent hangover. Only to try it again. The longer this cycle persists, the harder it is to break. Realize that you are fleeing into a surrogate and seek help to get to the causes. In many cases an antidepressant might help. But get over your shame and find professional help. Above all pray to the Lord Jesus for rescue.

Gambling on websites at home is inviting the devil. People run up high costs on their credit cards and the owners laugh all the way to the bank. They do not care about your losing your home and even your wife and children. Many gamblers develop co-morbidities such as alcoholism and drug addictions. Prostitution is a ‘normal’ thing in such circles. Most governments have legalized some form of gambling and many clubs, charities and shops offer tickets to lure prospects to their goods or services. I do not condemn these forms of gambling. I myself once won an expensive computer with all kinds of accessories. Also I won some small prizes with bingo. But at a certain moment I began buying more and more lottery tickets. And from there the step was small to try my hand at one of those one armed thieves in restaurants. The next step was to try out the casino. After a number of years I realized that I ran the danger of getting dependent permanently. So I stopped abruptly and started praying for total deliverance and having somebody else pray for that. I felt that I got out no day too soon and I have to admit that when I see one of those machines, I experience that it still attracts me. Gambling is one of the most stubborn addictions. Stop radically while you can. Or else find help.

Let us analyze gambling from a Christian perspective. We lost paradise and now we desire to compensate. This is called the pursuit of happiness. However there is only lasting happiness in a close relationship with Christ Jesus. Most gamblers develop a superstitious habit or even think that they have found a way to beat the machine. Many books have been written that advertize supposedly clever ways to turn the odds around in your favor. Except the only person to benefit from such a book is the author. Then there is the autotheistic attitude that makes you believe that you can best the odds. Also gamblers play god as if they have all the money in the world. Let the money roll, you have enough of it! One gambler ran five machines automatically by jamming the buttons after having filled them with much cash. He let them run till all his money was gone and then he went home broke to beg his mother for some bucks to buy a pack of cigarettes. Like little gods they think they can transcend chance and machinery as if they were magicians. This is the sin of the garden of Eden in which Eve was made to believe she could be like God. People get used to the surroundings and all the gambling appurtenances in casinos. This is my home. Here I belong. Here is my family. In Vegas there is even a priest that blesses the gambling machines with holy water. Unholy! Talk about surrogate religion…

Many people gamble at the stock market. Others gamble at women. Some Christians claim that a game of cards is from the devil and even that when you have it in your home, you are not a Christian family. It is the devil’s picture book and the joker represents the devil and other such tales. This is a bounce reaction of course. Some even go so far as stating that playing yahtzee is evil as one uses dice. They claim that the soldiers that gambled over Christ’s robe at the cross, used dice. Some think that the Urim and Thumim of the high priest, used to consult God, were actually dice to determine a lot or decision. In this context one can also think of the stone with seven eyes in the book of Zachariah. However that may be gamblers start believing that life is a bet and that in fact everything is. Gambling as religion, philosophy and lifestyle.

Solomon stated that “wealth gotten out of vanity, diminishes; but he that gathers handful by handful, increases.” Money should go where it should go, but society has become sick with financial buggery. Many resort to chain letters. Others to pyramid schemes or other criminal activities. We must strive to build something up patiently, for most of us will not come up with something that turns into something big overnight. Paul warns: “Love of money is a root of all evil” and “They that desire to become rich, fall into a trap and many temptations.”

Instead of all this, let us direct our hearts heavenward and seek true and lasting joy. The prophet stated that our joy in the Lord is our strength. And we need strength to make it through this world. We have a race to run and therefore must not be distracted by unnecessary business, let alone sins. Also we are called upon to fight for the faith once delivered to the saints. Let us admonish, exhort and encourage each other!

Weekend Gateway Casinos

I have often wondered why casino resorts seem to be one of the least popular destinations for a weekend getaway. They can be as relaxing as a beach trip, more entertaining than dinner and a movie, and more affordable than you think. If you are looking for a quick getaway, read these three reasons why they are one of the best options for some weekend fun.

They are affordable (and potentially profitable).

Visiting a casino resort can be one of the cheapest options for a weekend getaway out there, and could even be profitable with a little good luck. Unlike regular hotels (which only make money when people buy rooms), casino resorts make money when people shop, drink, dine, gamble, visit the spa, and buy tickets to entertainment events, in addition to selling hotel rooms. That is why they typically offer cheaper rates than regular hotels. In addition, the rooms are designed to be “resort” style, and are by far one of the nicest hotel stays you can get at a low price (they would often cost about $150-$200 a night at a comparable hotel).

In addition to comps on rooms, you can also save on food and gambling through casino promotions. Nearly all casinos give away free stuff to their new players. All you have to do is sign up for a free player’s card to receive their latest promotion, which could be anything from free food, free table game or slot play, prizes, entries into drawings or contests, a discounted room, or a combination of all of these things! After your stay, they will send you free offers in the mail and a monthly newsletter. The more you play, the better the offers they send your way.

They have several delicious dining options.

Nearly all casino resorts have a buffet, a diner/deli, a cafe, and a nice steak/seafood restaurant. Some places also offer other types of dining options like a sushi restaurant, a sports bar, or a pizzeria. You can literally eat at a different place for every meal during your weekend stay without leaving the building! There will always be a bar, often several bars, and in some cases a nightclub and live music.

They offer lots of shopping and entertainment options.

There will always be a gift shop, and many times there will be other types of small shops as well, like a menswear shop, a jewelry store, or a cigar lounge. There are also several types of entertainment offered as an alternative to gambling, like a pool and hot tub, a sauna or spa, a golf course and pro shop, and a large venue for hosting concerts and shows.

You don’t have to fly to Las Vegas or Atlantic City either; casino resorts are located all over the country. Do a search for one in your area. Chances are you are only a few hours drive from one at most. Book a room and have a great weekend!

How To Selling Your Script To Hollywood

You’ve read the “How To” books on screenwriting. Twice. Watched seven movies a week that date back to the ’30’s. You bought the latest version of Final Draft. Come up with a brilliant idea for a story. Laid out the characters, the setting and the plot and fired up your MacBook Pro.

You spend the next three months writing, deleting, re-writing, shaping and polishing your baby. You hand copies to all your friends, and everyone loves the story – everyone except your best friend. (But then again, he thought THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW was Oscar worthy!)

A few minor edits, one last read through and it’s ready for primetime. Now what?

This is where things get interesting. How do you go from a 106 page blueprint to a Netflix-ready movie? Well, you could pull out your checkbook – following a robust IndieGoGO campaign – direct it yourself, hire the rest of the talent, shoot the flick and enter every film festival from Santa Barbara to Cannes.

Unfortunately, most can’t afford to quit their day job. So let’s explore the traditional routes.

Thousands enter screenplay competitions, hoping the acclaim of a strong finish will propel their story to a six-figure studio bidding war or at least land a Creative Artists’ agent. While others pursue the direct route; they contact actors and producers hoping to submit their screen worthy opus to Hollywood insiders.

In either case, you will have to contend with The Gatekeepers. These are people you’ve never heard of who are paid to boil your script down to a two or three page book report. They’re hired to find the gem and filter out the schlock. Separate the wheat from the chaff. They are the Yelpers of the film industry, and they have more influence than you would think.

Which means if you are fortunate enough to figure out how to submit a script to Robert De Niro’s production company, chances are slim he will ever see it. Because even if your script might actually be a project he may be interested in (if you could only get him to read it), the Gatekeepers are told in advance what Mr. De Niro is looking for. And if your script is a true original, he’s probably not looking for yours.

Established talent not only looks for strong scripts, but it has to be the right script. A close friend of mine used to read for James Cameron who often gravitates to projects that feature lots of water. Think TITANIC. THE ABYSS. Your stuff made be awe-inspiring, but a gritty Western may not be for James Cameron.

The dirty little secret is that the Gatekeepers are paid to say no. An A list star is literally flooded with projects; they couldn’t possibly evaluate every script that crosses their desk. Add to that the “must read” scripts their agent sends them (six of which came from their A list friends and publicist). It’s a blizzard of creative pursuits, and you as an outsider are on the bottom of the pile.

From the Gatekeeper’s perspective, there is little or no risk of panning even a brilliant script that was submitted over the transom. But recommending a screenplay from an unknown writer means that someone higher up the feeding chain will likely read it. And if he or she disagrees with your glowing report? You may not get a call back to review the next script. (Screenwriting competition Gatekeepers have their own biases, which I’ll explore later.)

So is there any other way a screenwriter from Des Moines can bring the right kind of attention to his script? Sadly right now, probably not. But there will be soon! Stay tuned…

Greatest Casinos In Southern California

When traveling to California there is always that breath of excitement you take before setting foot on the Golden State, the trill of running around free in the wild wild west. Southern California offers various pleasures to people from all walks of life, this sunshine sees no color and everyone gets love.

In Los Angeles and the surrounding cities you can certainly find something that gets your jollies going, no matter if you are a theme park enthusiast or a strip club connoisseur.

-We got it.

I have a couple friends who love to gamble at casinos across California, so I’ve asked them which are the top 5 best casinos to visit while in Southern California.

Here’s the list of 5 best casinos for your 2017 travel

5. Hawaiian Gardens Casino

Located at 11871 Carson St, Hawaiian Gardens, CA.

Hawaiian Gardens Casino recently underwent a serious $90 million dollar renovation and expansion project and opened earlier this year. The old 59,500-square-foot casino has been remodeled with a modern and very appealing 200,000-square-foot gaming, dining, and entertainment complex.

For the serious poker players or even the amateurs who want to try cashing out on their beginners luck, the Gardens Casino offers a full spectrum of no-limit games, starting at $20 and $40 buy-in no-limit hold’em, ranging up to $500-$1,500. As of the moment, the casino also offers smaller buy-in daily tournaments and the occasional $100,000 and $150,000 guaranteed prize pool events. Worth checking out.

For more info visit their website thegardenscasino dot com.

4. The Bicycle Hotel & Casino

Located at 888 Bicycle Casino Dr. Bell Gardens, CA 90201

The casino here is astonishingly bigger than you would expect, and if you specifically like card games this is the place you want to be in, seriously theres only card games but various types of games.

-Not a slot machine in sight

Also you get free food when you play at the $100-$200 buy in no-limit tables. Food prices at this location are very good either way. The Korean BBQ here is amazing and taste very authentic. There has been in noticeable change in the casino as it has went under recent upgrades in the interior. Overall a very nice spot to get your poker face on. Don’t forget to swoop a drink from the brewery.

3. The Commerce Casino

Located at 6131 East Telegraph Rd, Commerce, CA 90040

The biggest card casino in the world isn’t in Las Vegas. It’s in Los Angeles.

This is by far one of the finest carding casino in the Los Angeles area. Not a bad place to get your experience on the poker tables and get your education up. Arena grills has savory food also.

No-limit tables are:
$40 table- that’s it, not 40-80, 40-140, etc, just $40 max buy in. $60 max rebuy after bust-out.
$100 table – same as above $100 only, $150 max rebuy after bust-out.
$200 table – same as above $200 only, $300 max rebuy after bust-out.
$300-500 table then it goes from there. Minimum bets all around are $5 for blackjack and $10 for baccarat.

It’s a clean casino excellent for a night out with friends. The food is delicious, outstanding service, and a huge parking lot. Lots of tables to play, many different games, the dealers are nice and welcoming. There are other perks that make this joint pretty interesting but the point is if you want to play cards you can never go wrong here at commerce.

2. San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino

Located at 777 San Manuel Blvd Highland, CA 92346

One of my personal favorites, only because of the vast memories this place has provided. This casino is located in Highland, Ca, a small neighboring city to San Bernardino, CA about 45 minutes east of Los Angeles on the I10 freeway.

This casino is always very alive and vivid, Fridays and Saturdays it gets fairly crowded. I have a few friends employed here which makes every visit very welcoming so I can say San Manuel has friendly employees and no to mention the payout. My last time here I won $400 after I stuck a $100 dollar bill in a slot when I was walking out.

Valet parking is the way to go its only $3. If you’re new to betting on slot machines remember to bet the minimum to avoid losing all your money to fast and maximize potential earning. If this is your first time here then you should sign up for a free players card since you get to spin a wheel which most likely you will get $20 free slot extra credit.

Good luck though finding an open slot machine that you like. There is no cellular signal or reception for your phone in this place but they offer free uncapped WIFI 24/7 for free you can connect to.

I enjoy coming to San Manuel and if you’re in the SoCal area give it a try, you won’t regret it.

1. Pechanga Resort & Casino

Located at 45000 Pechanga Pkwy Temecula, CA 92592

I just want to add a quick important fact:
There’s a few pokestops here. So if you’re looking for Pokemon on Pokemon Go you’re in luck. Not that I play that stuff or anything, wink-wink.

I love how classy the vibe is when you enter through the valet and how all the employees are so amicable, I feel as if this Resort is a second home. When you are here you are family. This is by far one the most immaculate casinos I’ve been to. Why even bother with Vegas when this hidden gem is so close to home. Only about another 45 minute from San Manuel on the 215 south towards San Diego. The food here is exquisite, there is a gorgeous tree surrounded by gorgeous waterfalls. If your not the gambling type their is a dope Spa&Saloon to check out. Everyone gets treated like VIP here. Lots and lots of slot machines. They have poker rooms, high stake limit slots, a live show theatre, buffet and food court.

If you have a chance to check it out on your 2017 travels or trips make sure you do and you will see what I am talking about. It’s worth the 2 hour drive (depending on traffic) if you are coming from Los Angeles.

Not Vegas but It will do.