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Utah Casino Parties - Texas Hold'em
Gambling in the prohibited state of Utah!
The gambling industry in Utah boomed roughly around the 1980s. In fact despite of the fact that there is a ban in all the big cities and the rest of the smaller cities of the Utah state many of the people still gamble away to glory and they will vehemently deny it if asked or feel guilty and will not admit to the fact that they gamble, primarily due to the fact that it is illegal in the state. Due to the gambling industry in Utah, tourism got a boost. And there are many options for gambling in Utah and also many casinos. You have options of playing poker games, slots, pari-mutuel; video poker etc. There are poker, tournaments and what not. Although not celebrated as Las Vegas, in the nearby Nevada state, Utah is definitely an up coming as a hot gambling destination and that too despite the ban! There are many hotels in Utah that have their own casinos thus making it very convenient for lodgers. Let’s take a look at the gambling related activities that can be done when in Utah.
Casinos – Get set gamble!
Casinos – Although Utah isn’t exactly known for its casino culture, in the past few years many casinos have come up here. In fact many people and private groups or companies, have started holding events like casino parties in the casinos in Utah. A typical casino party will have a variety of casino events like poker games, slots and pari-mutuel events for the guests. Usually the guests are given a definite amount of games or money per head. Generally, the person with the largest winnings, gets money and cash prices. And the cameras are allowed in these casinos for you to take a few candid shots. Apart from this Utahans are known to spend large amounts of money in lottery and betting in their casinos.
The magic of Poker & Texas Hold'em
Poker in Utah is illegal and there are at least three semi legal poker houses in Utah and they all claim that they are not gambling because Texas hold’em a type of poker that they play is a game of skill and not chance according to them. But whatever the claims may be the poker games in the casinos in Utah are really superb, especially for those who love the game. Following are the types of poker that you are likely to find in these poker rooms:
Jacks or Better
Double Bonus Poker
Three/Five Play Poker
All these are widely available in the poker rooms in Utah.
If poker is not your cup of tea then video poker is also available with popular games like blackjack etc available. In big
Slot machines – Luck by chance
Some of the casinos in Utah have close to 800 slot machines and many of the gambling lodges have some really superb slot games. These games include -
Wheel of fortune
You can play these games either with tickets or coins in these slots and all you have to do is just feed in the cash and you will get your ticket. The slot machines in the casinos of Utah range from conventional types to new multi function slot machines, which offer a lot of exciting themes and huge bonuses.
Poker Tournaments in Utah
Even though poker, gambling etc are banned there are many Taxes Hold’em and diamond poker tournaments held in Utah. In fact there have been cases when cops have showed up during these tournaments and stopped the game. And in addition to these tournaments, many people also regularly hold home games where there is betting and money at stake.
Casinos in Utah
Gambling in Utah is banned. In fact it is one of the two states in America where gambling is banned. This is primarily due to the fact that hampers the progress of the state and is an addictive activity. According to many of the officials this is a cause of concern and it is a highly addictive activity and an obstacle to advancement of the state. Also one of the main reasons for gambling to become illegal is the fact that the church has a lot of cultural influence over the state. But despite this ban Utah continues to have illegal gambling rooms and casinos, although not many of the locals will agree to the fact.
In fact the gambling issue in Utah has become so morally struck that Internet gambling is also being banned. Actuality the popularity of poker and other casino related games has risen so much, what with poker tables and slot machines being sold like hot cakes that it has started to bother the Utah cops. This new found addiction has also got addiction experts worried, although there are many people who want gambling activities legalized in the state as they counterpoint that even television and cigarette smoking is hazardous.
Tourism on the rise in Utah
Gambling and casinos in Utah has given rise to tourism and many people travel all the way up to cities like Salt Lake City and Logan to watch tournaments and visit casinos. There are many good hotels and lodges in the big cities of Utah where these travelers can stay. Thus if you are planning on visiting Utah and in a mood for some adventure, because venturing into an illegal casino is sure a risk, then you are sure to find a place in one of these hotels, in this deserted state!
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