Monday, February 22, 2010

Master Roulette Lingo!

One of the most frequently requested casino games at D&E Casino Services, is Roulette.
Roulette was invented and popularized in France. Thus, much of the roulette slang is also of French origin. This week's post is devoted to such jargon:

American wheel: This is a roulette wheel with 0 and 00.

Biased wheel: This is a wheel that favors particular sections of numbers out of proportion to probability, due to flaws in manufacture or replacement. Extremely rare and not recommended to be counted on.

Column bet: This is a wager that any one of the numbers in the 3 columns of 12 numbers will come up.

Corner bet: This is a single wager that is made on 4 numbers at a time by placing a bet on the point where the boxes of 4 numbers meet.

Croupier: European name for a dealer. Also commonly used when playing baccarat.

Dozen: This is a wager on either the first dozen numbers (1-12), the second dozen (13-24), or the third dozen (25-36). This bet pays 2 to 1.

En prison: This is an option only allowed when playing a European wheel when a 0 comes up. Even-money wagers are held over to the next roll instead of being lost.

European wheel: This is a roulette wheel where there are 37 pockets. It does not have the 00 that the American wheel has. This is the recommended type of wheel to play roulette on if you can find one online.

Inside: These are bets made on the individual numbers or combinations of these numbers on a layout closest to the dealer.

Line bet: When playing roulette this is a 6 number wager covering 2 adjacent rows of numbers, placed on one of the outside lines at the intersection of 2 rows.

Outside: This is a wager made on the outer part of the layout, furthest from the dealer. This includes even-money wagers, column bets, and even dozen bets.

Pocket: This is simply the slot where the ball will rest - marked by numbers 00, 0-36.

Street: This is a bet placed on a set of 3 numbers.

Below, you will find a complete list of terms you are most likely due to hear at a European roulette casino game. Not every European wheel feature only French terms, but if you are playing this casino game at a French online casino or in say Monte Carlo, you will want familiarize yourself with these terms.

En plein - Straight-up bet.

A cheval - Split bet.

Transversale - Street bet.

Carre - Corner bet.

Sixaine - Line bet.

Rouge/noir - Red/black.

Impair/pair - Odd/even.

Passe/manque - High/low.

Douzaine - Dozen bet.

Colonne - Column bet.

Below, are a few bets that are typically available in European casinos:

Quatre premiers - The first 4 numbers (0, 1, 2, 3)

Quatre derniers - The final 4 numbers (33, 34, 35 and 36)

Voisins - A neighbor bet. A number and the 2 numbers on either side of it on the wheel.

So now all you need to do is take this newly learned slang at use at the table!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Guest Blogger and Profile on your Blogger Holly Bingham

With your resident blogger on a break this week, I wanted to take the opportunity to profile my daughter and D&E Social Media Associate, Holly Bingham.

Over a year ago, Holly approached me about increasing our social media presence. I was excited about this new company venture and let Holly head the project. Her job includes social networking, writing Monday blog entries, and updating our Facebook profile.

Holly has worked with D&E Casino Services for 10 years. Her first job with the company was as a pit clerk, in which she assisted pit bosses at event locations. Over the 10 years, Holly has transitioned into a variety of positions with D&E Casino Services. During this period she also matured into the woman that she is today.

The woman that Holly is today is the product of infinite factors, but in particular her education and family foundation have significantly influenced her maturity and direction in life. When Holly was a child, I instilled upon her the joy of education with nightly reading and an ample supply of exciting literature. A love for education led Holly to independently pursue higher education at UCLA, where she earned her BA in psychology in 3 years. Holly shared her passion for education with young South Korean students, when she taught at a private school in Cheong-ju, South Korea for a half a year. Holly returned to Southern California (Lakewood, CA) feeling thankful for her wonderful family and friends. As a mother, I instilled the importance of familial and friendly relationships through Sunday Family Time, Daughter-Mother Lunches, and welcoming all of Holly's friends into our home. As a result of her familial values, Holly decided to take additional roles with the family company.

Who Holly is as a person, goes beyond education and career decisions. If i could describe her in 3 words, I would say " energetic, spontaneous, and combative." Spontaneous in her dance, which happens.... well anywhere she can get away with. Energetic with all of her passions; cooking, researching, and exercising. Her combative nature is apparent in conversation when debates escalate, situations go awry, and sleep deprivation sets in.

Our blogger, Holly Bingham, will be back next Monday to share her perspectives on the company. At that time and any time, we encourage you to follow us on Facebook , our website , and share ideas or opinions on past and present blogs http://decasino-operationcasinoevent.blo

Love is in the Air!

In accordance with Valentine's Day, I want to write a post about love and one of our fabulous independent contractors, Miranda Hayman.

Miranda has worked with D&E Casino Services for the last two years, in which her hard-working spirit and positive demeanor has landed her a regular spot on the weekend line-up and special place in the heart's of all D&E Casino Service's Staff.

I could spend a whole entry detailing Miranda's awesomeness, however this week I would like to share news of Miranda's recent engagement!!!!!!!!!

Miranda and her fiance, Darryl Gunther, have been dating for the last 3 years, and as of yesterday are now engaged. The two met during their graduate studies in chemistry at USC. They have worked with each other in a small/cold chemistry lab and lived with each other for much of the time that have been together. Their relationship is testament to the idea that if you really love someone you can be with them constantly.

We are so excited for Miranda and Darryl. So excited that Ellie, co-CEO, jumped out of her chair when I informed her about this momentous news. Way to go Miranda and Darryl, we can't wait till the wedding :)

With love,

Your Blogger

Monday, February 1, 2010

Super Bowl Party Menu Extravaganza

This Sunday February 7th 2010 is the biggest day in football, the Super Bowl!

To help everyone out with game day prep, I have assembled an quick and easy watch-party menu that is still fun and flavorful.

Feta-Peppercorn Spread

Serves 10-12


  • 1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


1. Place ingredients in a food processor or blender; pulse until smooth.

Serve with Pita Chips, such as Stacy's Pita Chips

Onion Rings

Serves 6


  • 2 medium yellow onions
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups fine dry breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon seasoning blend, such as Cajun, jerk or Old Bay
  • Olive oil or canola oil cooking spray


  1. Position racks in upper and lower thirds of oven; preheat to 450°F. Coat 2 large rimmed baking sheets with cooking spray.
  2. Cut off both ends of each onion and peel. Slice into 1/2-inch-thick slices; separate into rings. (Discard the smallest rings or reserve for another use.) Place the rings in a medium bowl; cover with cold water.
  3. Combine flour and baking powder in a shallow dish. Lightly beat eggs in another shallow dish. Combine breadcrumbs and seasoning in a third shallow dish. Working with one ring at time, remove from the water, letting any excess drip off. Coat in flour, shaking off any excess. Dip in egg and let any excess drip off. Then coat in the breadcrumb mixture, shaking off any excess. Place on the prepared baking sheets. Generously coat the onion rings with cooking spray.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes. Turn each onion ring over and return to the oven, switching the positions of the baking sheets. Continue baking until brown and very crispy, 8 to 10 minutes more.

Lemon-drop Chicken Wings

Serves 8


  • 1/2 cup vodka
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 1/2 pounds chicken wings, tips trimmed off
  • Preparation

    1. In a large bowl or resealable plastic bag, combine vodka, lemon juice, sugar, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Stir to dissolve sugar and salt. Add the chicken wings and mix to coat. Cover bowl or seal bag and refrigerate for 2 to 4 hours.

    2. Preheat oven to 400°. Line a 9- by 13-in. baking pan with two layers of foil. Arrange the chicken wings in a single layer in the pan, and pour the marinade evenly over all. Bake until meat is well browned and pulling away from the bone, about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Serve hot or warm.

    Roasted Pepper Pesto-Tomato Pizza

    Serves 6


    • 1 large garlic clove, peeled
    • 1 cup basil leaves
    • 1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
    • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons water
    • 1 teaspoon sugar
    • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1 (5.2-ounce) bottle roasted red bell peppers, drained
    • 1 (1-pound) Italian cheese-flavored pizza crust (such as Boboli)
    • 3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
    • 3 plum tomatoes, thinly sliced (about 6 ounces)
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano


    Preheat oven to 450°.

    Drop garlic through food chute with food processor on; process until minced. Add basil and next 6 ingredients (basil through bell peppers), and process until smooth, scraping sides of bowl once.

    Place pizza crust on a baking sheet. Spread pepper mixture over pizza crust, leaving a 1/2-inch border; sprinkle with mozzarella. Arrange the tomato slices in a single layer on top of the cheese. Bake at 450° for 10 minutes. Sprinkle pizza with oregano.

    Bourbon Fudge Brownies

    Serves 20


    • 1/4 cup bourbon
    • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
    • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 1/3 cups sugar
    • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 2 large eggs
    • Cooking spray
    • Preparation

      Preheat oven to 350°.

      Bring bourbon to a boil in a small saucepan; remove from heat. Add chocolate chips, stirring until smooth.

      Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups, and level with a knife. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt, stirring with a whisk.

      Combine sugar and butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well combined. Add vanilla and eggs; beat well. Add flour mixture and bourbon mixture to sugar mixture, beating at low speed just until combined.

      Spread batter into a 9-inch square baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack.

      Beer 'Garitas

      Serves 4


      • 1 cup frozen limeade concentrate, thawed
      • 1 cup tequila
      • 1/2 cup orange liqueur
      • Crushed ice
      • 1/2 to 1 cup cold beer


      1. Stir together first 3 ingredients until well blended. Fill 4 medium glasses with crushed ice. Pour limeade mixture evenly into glasses. Add beer to taste.

      Hope this simplifies your party prep!

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      Happy Watching!