Thursday, September 22, 2011

Happy Autumn to our Customers and Clients...

Autumn is one of the four temperate seasons. Autumn marks the transition from summer into winter usually in September Northern Hemisphere.
The equinoxes might be expected to be in the middle of their respective seasons, but temperature lag (caused by the thermal latency of the ground and sea) means that seasons appear later than dates calculated from a purely astronomical perspective. The actual lag varies with region. Some cultures regard the autumnal equinox as "mid-autumn", others with a longer lag treat it as the start of autumn. Meteorologists (and most of the temperate countries in the southern hemisphere) use a definition based on months, with autumn being September, October and November in the northern hemisphere.

In North America, autumn is usually considered to start with the September equinox. However, according to the Irish Calendar which is based on ancient Celtic traditions, autumn lasts throughout the months of August, September, and October, or possibly a few days later, depending on tradition.  According to United States unofficial tradition, autumn runs from the day after Labor Day (i.e. the Tuesday following the first Monday of September) through Thanksgiving (i.e. the fourth Thursday in November), after which the holiday season that demarcates the unofficial beginning of winter begins.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Website Maintenance

Before anyone goes into cardiac arrest, I wanted to assure you all that our website is currently undergoing maintenance and that the company is up and running on turbocharged speed. There is still availability for for the upcoming events before Summer Ends. If you are looking to diversify your event's activities, then rent a blackjack or crap table and leave your guests entertained. our full range of gaming tables include:

•Wheel of Fortune
•Poker and Texas Hold'em
•Pai Gow
•Let it Ride
•and all other standard casino tables

We hope that everyone is enjoying their holiday and please stayposted for website updates and this weeks blog post

For Quote Requests email or call 888-417-2121


Monday, June 6, 2011


Hello hello and hello!
I am pleased and excited to announce the birthday of D&E Casino’s Co-CEO, Ellie Bingham!
Ellie happens to be a fabulous lady on and off the court. As i have detailed in previous posts, she provided the initial instigation for the company’s conception and continues to be notable mover in day-2-day activities. Furthermore, she is a wonderful mother, wife, and friend to all. I could go on and on but instead, please enjoy these photos that I ♥ of this lady in red......

Ellie and Dan At this year's birthday celebration

Our Family

Ellie and daughter Jennifer


Back in the day......

All Hallow's Eve!

See ya later gator....
2010 Bday

Ellie with good friend Cindy

Momma B y Moi :)

I hope that you have enjoyed this brief photo montage and happy happy happy birthday to my Momma B!

Your Blogger,


Monday, May 23, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend Food!!!!!!! Yum!

Dear Readers,
Wooohooooooo!!!!!!!!Memorial Day Weekend Approaches!!!!!!!!!!!!
Memorial day weekend aka (Summer kick-off weekend) marks our entry into BBQ, beach, and fun-in-the-sun season :)
Given that I ♥ food, fun, and sun... I want to share an assortment of BBQ receipes that are perfect for this weekend and the rest of the summer. Enjoy!

Tomato Basil Grilled Bruschetta 


4 ripe medium tomatoes, diced

4 leaves basil, chopped

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling

1 clove garlic, thinly sliced

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

In a medium bowl, mix tomatoes, basil, olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper. Spoon onto bruschettas and drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil


4 cups water

3/4 pound wax beans, trimmed

3/4 pound green beans, trimmed

2 cups chopped tomato

1 tablespoon sherry vinegar

2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1/2 cup thinly sliced fresh basil

1/2 cup (2 ounces) crumbled feta cheese


Bring 4 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Cook the beans in boiling water for 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and rinse with cold water; drain.

Combine tomato and next 4 ingredients (through pepper) in a bowl. Divide beans evenly among 8 plates. Top each serving with 1/4 cup tomato mixture. Sprinkle each serving with 1 tablespoon sliced basil and 1 tablespoon cheese

Grilled Swordfish Kabobs

1 1/2 pounds swordfish steaks, about 1 inch thick, cut into 1-inch cubes

About 30 bay leaves

4 1/2 tablespoons olive oil

1/4 cup dry bread crumbs

2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley

3/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon fresh-ground black pepper


Light the grill. Thread the fish cubes between bay leaves onto four large skewers. Put the kabobs on a plate and brush with oil.

On a large plate, mix the bread crumbs, parsley, salt, and pepper. Pat the crumb mixture onto the exposed sides of the fish. Drizzle with the oil.

Grill the kabobs over low to moderately low heat or broil them, brushing with the remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons oil, until the bread crumbs are golden and the fish is just done, 8 to 10 minutes.

Grilled Peaches with Ice Cream
2 tablespoons light brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

4 fresh peaches

grapeseed oil (or vegetable oil)

vanilla ice cream

In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon.

Cut peaches along the seam all the way around and twist halves off the pit. Brush cut sides with grapeseed oil or vegetable oil. Cook, cut side down, on a hot grill until fruit has grill marks, 3 to 4 minutes.

Brush tops with oil, turn over, and move to indirect heat. Sprinkle cut sides with cinnamon sugar. Cover grill and cook until sugar is melted and fruit is tender, 10 to 15 minutes.

Serve with vanilla ice cream (sprinkle on extra cinnamon sugar if you like)

Leave us a comment with your memorial day weekend plans :)
Green and Yellow Bean Salad with Feta

Monday, May 16, 2011

Shout out to all the teachers!

Hello Readers!

This month being Teacher appreciation month, I want to send a special shot out to teachers everywhere. Hey hey hey!

Teaching is an art that is hard to master and rarely appreciated. However, I believe that teaching

and education of others is a truly joyous gift that is so crucial to the development of our youth and

evolution of the adult population. To properly impart knowledge on to another individual involves

much more than being knowledgeable. Really and truly a real instructor must understand how to

engage their students in the new subject matter and cement it in their memory. No easy matter!

Furthermore, the success of one’s teaching is intricately related to that individual’s personal

investment. Frequently, teachers lack the recognition deserved them and instead struggle with

the complaints of a voluminous few. Given their critical role in the development of our society’s

intellect, I have always been surprised by this under-appreciation. With the economic recession

and consequential budget cuts, the education situation has progressively deteriorated. Recent

California propositions could potentially result in 7000 employees in the Los Angeles School

District. Classrooms are already overcrowded and recurrently fail to provide the special attention

that is needed to properly educate our youth. Please read more in this week’s LA Times,0,2449075.story

A great teacher is hard to find and I am certain that most of us have a recollect a select few in

our lifetimes. It seems limited funding and lack of attention is an unlikely way to increases their


Please celebrate teachers appreciation week by voicing your support in one way or another and

fight the current budget cut propositions.

In appreciation,


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Special Mother's Day Rememberance and Breast Cancer Spotlight

Hello dear readers,

This week I bring you a topic of great personal importance. May 7th marks the date of Revlon’s EIF’s Revlon Run/Walk For Women. This fundraiser which was instated in 1972 benefits the sufferers of breast cancer and the research of of the illness. Programs include counseling, outreach, and general assistance for those that bear the burde pf breat cancer.

My own Grandma struggled with breast cancer and eventually perished due to the disease. Observing chemo and the aftermath was heart-wrenching and very painful to encounter. The difficulties of her treatment were ameliorated tremendously with the support of foundations like Revlon Run/Walk and ACS,

Given her inability to drive, cab vouchers and grocery delivery were provided. As her hair fell off wigs were made available and resources to cope with the grief/ There is a certain inexpressible value women place on their hair and breasts. These elements are an extension the person and ingrained into their concept of self. Consider the pain of having a fatal disease in addition to a lack of consistency in one’s self-image and the resulting grief that occurs.

My Grandmother dealt with all of these struggles and still managed to joke with me on the way to chemo that “we better hurry, so we could make it the bar.”’ Would she have maintained that positive spirit without the support of beneficiary groups? I am uncertain. Nonetheless, I want to express my personal and the company’s commendation for their efforts and assistance provided. Also, I would encourage you to give your support via donation or participation int the Revlon Run/Walk.

Please visit their website and get started J

In the meantime be well, live well, and experience fully,.experience fully.

Your Blogger,


Monday, April 25, 2011

Fundraising Success: A quick guide

Hello Hello Lovely Readers!

   I hope that everyone enjoyed their Easter and are now refreshed(?) and attacking work/school with renewed vigor!

  This week, I want to detail a brief guide to fundraiser planning and execution. So without any further ado.....

First up, your organization will probably delineate the cost of all programs and operations in addition to current sources of funding. Following a clear calculation of remaining financial needs has been established, a fundraising plan must be created and executed.

Part of the fundraising plan is likely to include one or perhaps several fundraisers. A successful fundraiser demands considerable planning and brainstorming. Several components be considered:

  • Total fundraiser goal
  • Event timeline and deadline
    • What dates work with your organization's agenda?
    • When are the funds first necessitated? 
  • Appoint leadership that possesses the time and passion to deliver the best possible event
  • Brainstorm with committee members to pick an event that will generate the most interest amongst organization and social associates    
  • Choose a venue that is in a close geographic proximity and caters to attendees' comfort zones 
  • Calculate total event costs and ensure that funds raised will more than cover expenses    
  • Delegate event tasks amongst committee and organization members
  • Enjoy!!!!!!
  • Pay all event invoices and thank donors ASAP
For specific help with casino fundraisers, D&E Casino is ready to provide any additional assistance that you may need. Feel free to contact us with all of your questions at 888-417-2121 or email . And.... Good Luck!

You blogger,


Sunday, April 17, 2011

20 years in the oven. 20 years of excellence. D&E Casino

Hello Readers!

Exciting news this week…April 22nd marks the D&E Casino’s 20th anniversary!!!!!

Wow, this is kinda amazing for me in particular to contemplate. Given that I was present for the company’s inception, childhood, and later maturation… I feel extremely happy to announce this celebration and reflect on the past 20 years here.

For all of those that have never heard the inception story here she is:

The scene. Dashing Daniel and smashing Ellie were a striking duo that owned the party circuit with a panache that could not be rivaled by any James Bond character or old money debutante.

The Plot. Recently endowed with two crazy adorable and intelligent children named Jennifer and Holly, Dan told Ellie “Babe we gotta settle down a bit. For the little ones,” Knowing he was right, Ellie agreed and hung up her dancing shoes… The months progressed and Ellie felt an itch growing. It started on her ear, moved to the nose, the lips, progressed to the stomach, and finalized in the toes. Her agitation grew and upon many a fruitless visit to her local physician, she began to despair that her condition would never get better. Perhaps she would maintain this state for the rest of her life, tormented with an ever-present itch, perhaps……she was cursed to be FOREVER itchy.

Knowing the deep despair of his wife, Dan counseled Ellie to investigate alternative medicine, knitting, yoga, underwater basket weaving, and some new modes of recreation. Following many soggy baskets and toppled downward dogs, Ellie attended a Nordstrom’s fragrance fair…… A momentous decision in today’s tale. A momentous decision indeed. At the event she encountered a frantic woman. Eyes bloodshot from wepping, hair a mess, and clothes askew. The woman hovered over two blackjack tables.

“Oh woe is me;” cried the woman “What oh what shall I do? “The woman languished in her own self-pity. Sensing a friendly ear in Ellie, she continued “My reputation is ruined; I will be banished from my department.” After that the hysterical woman burst into a fit of wails and violent heaving.
“Wh-wh-what is the matter????” inquired Ellie “Please what can I do to help?”
“Nothing. Absolutely nothing,” stopping to wipe a torrent of tears from her eyes, a ray of hope entered her person “Unless, you happen to deal blackjack?”.
“I do,” pause “My husband and I host blackjack soirees on a frequent basis,”
Ellie proceeded to host a fabulous blackjack party that wowed all of the fragrance fair attendees and provided the impetus for a life changing proposition. The proposition of a company.

Next day, thinking cap on, Ellie approached Dan with the plan. The plan that dramatically affected the upbringing Holly and Jennifer. The plan that spawned D&E Casino.
The Climax. “Well Dan,” Ellie began “I have a plan.” “A plan?” he asked. “Yes, a plan. Let’s start company. A casino rental company.”
He smiled. She smiled.
The itch left her toes, receded from her belly, move off of her lips, the nose, and finally freed itself from her ears.

20 years later. The striking duo nurtures the child of that random evening. D&E Casino.

Celebrating 20 years,


Monday, April 11, 2011

Recollections of Easter and Hop Wrap Party!

Hola Readers!

  I am happy to announce that Easter is close close close! One of my favorite holidays as a youngster, in part because of my Mom's enthusiasm, I still get a little excited as Easter Sunday approached.  On the note of my Mom’s enthusiasm.....

Ellie Bingham, D&E Casino’s co-founder and my mother, has always entered ultra-festive mode early in April. I am uncertain if her initials, EB, or Easter’s religious significance that lend to her excitement.... but nonetheless, I have many a memory receiving Easter cards April 5th and partaking in Easter-egg hunts, all of which resulted in beautiful memories and my maintained excitement for Easter.

Last month something really fun came D&E Casino’s way! Hop wrap party! Contracted by the movie-makers of their newly released movie, Hop , we provided casino games and some stellar dealers to celebrate the successful completion of this light-hearted family film.Coincidentally the movie revolves around E.B., the teenage son of the Easter Bunny. Although initially uncertain and hesitant to assume his duties as the next Easter Bunny, E.B. eventually realizes the importance of his father’s duties and accepts the appointment.

There is some true joy in the fantastic tradition of the Easter Bunny. The excitement that he brings to children and the family gatherings that occur on Easter day are the substance of life. Without joy and quality contact with our loved ones, life is a barren field that lacks the beauty of a single flower. I thank my E.B. for this appreciation and hope that everyone who watches Hop may gain some of the same happiness.

Well its not here yet, but yay get ready for Easter! Give everyone else some ideas, and share some of your Easter plans here!!!!!

Monday, April 4, 2011

D&E Casino Company Reorganization: New Business Name and Venture

Hello Readers!!!!!

   I write today with fun fun fun news! D&E Casino will be changing its company name to Mobile      Casino-athon to accompany some organizational changes effective April 1st 2011.  So what are these changes????

We are now offering casino gaming from Food Trucks!!!!!!!!!

Everyone's favorite decision maker Sandy Bingham brought the current food-truck trend to the company's attention and suggested that we capitalize on this new market. Popularized by the Food Network and Pop-culture, gourmet food vehicle have are more and more prevalent across Los Angeles. In front of night-life locations, convention centers, music performances, and appreciation parties these new mobile restaurants offer many cuisine types for an affordable convenient price.

Annnnndddd, as of last Friday, you can now find our blackjack, poker, roulette, and craps tables on many speciality food trucks. This is the perfect way to get in some quick gaming while grabbing a bite to eat!

Please contact for full details.

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Monday, March 28, 2011

Spring Time Party!

Hello Readers!

Although its cold outside, Spring is offically here! Outdoor parties are less popular in Spring than Summer, but I think the Garden Party is just as important an occasion. Sooooo this post is dedicated to a produce-filled menu  that works perfectly for any dining aalfresco occasion.

First the Appetizer:
Grilled Fontina Pizza with Asparagus and Scallions

6 thin asparagus spears

3 scallions

2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

One 12-ounce ball pizza dough

3 ounces fontina cheese, shredded

1 tablespoon finely grated pecorino cheese

1 teaspoon oregano leaves, torn


Toss the asparagus and scallions with 1 teaspoon of the olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill the asparagus and scallions on high heat,  until lightly charred and tender, about 2 minutes.
On a lightly floured work surface, roll out the pizza dough to an 1/8-inch-thick oval. Rub both sides of the dough with the remaining 1 teaspoon olive oil. Grill the pizza dough over moderate heat, turning once, until crisp and lightly charred, about 2 minutes per side.

Top the crust with the asparagus, scallions, fontina and pecorino. Return the pizza to the grill, cover and cook until the cheese is melted, about 1 minute. Sprinkle with the oregano and season with pepper. Cut into slices and serve.

Second the Drink:
Mango Sour

1 cup mango nectar

3/4 cup vodka

1/2 cup fresh lemon juice

3 tablespoons superfine granulated sugar


Stir together nectar, vodka, lemon juice, and sugar in a 1-quart glass measure. Shake half of mixture in cocktail shaker half filled with ice cubes until cold, about 30 seconds. Strain into glasses half filled with ice cubes. Shake and strain remaining nectar mixture in same manner.

Next the Entree:
Grilled Tuna over Lemon-Mint Barley Salad


3/4 cup finely chopped fresh mint, divided

1 teaspoon grated lemon rind

3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice, divided

3/4 teaspoon salt, divided

1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper

3 garlic cloves, minced

4 (6-ounce) Yellowfin tuna steaks

2 1/4 cups water

1 cup uncooked pearl barley

2 cups chopped tomato

3/4 cup chopped green onions

2 tablespoons capers

2 tablespoons chopped pitted kalamata olives

1 tablespoon extravirgin olive oil

Cooking spray


Combine 1/2 cup mint, lemon rind, 4 teaspoons lemon juice, 1/4 teaspoon salt, pepper, and garlic in a shallow dish; add tuna, turning to coat. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes.
Combine 1/4 teaspoon salt and water in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Stir in barley; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 5 minutes. Spoon barley into a large bowl; cool slightly. Add remaining 1/4 cup mint, tomato, green onions, capers, and olives; stir well to combine. Combine remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, remaining 2 tablespoons lemon juice, and oil, stirring well with a whisk. Drizzle over barley mixture; toss gently to coat. Set aside.
Prepare grill or broiler.

Place tuna steaks on a grill rack or broiler pan coated with cooking spray; cook 2 minutes on each side until tuna steaks are medium-rare or until desired degree of doneness. Spoon about 1 1/2 cups barley mixture onto each of 4 plates; top each serving with 1 tuna steak.

Finally the Dessert

Individual Lemon Meringue Tarts



11/2 pounds short crust pastry, recipe follows


2 cups lemon juice

6 eggs

6 egg yolks

1 1/2 cups sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract


4 egg whites

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar

1 cup sugar


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
For the pastry: Roll the pastry to 1/4-inch thickness and cut into 6 (6-inch) rounds. Place the pastry in 6 (4-inch) tart molds. With a knife trim the excess pastry. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
Line each tart shell with a piece of parchment paper and fill to the rim with pie weights.
Bake for 15 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees F. Remove the pie weights and parchment from the tart shells and bake for 10 minutes.
For the filling: Whisk together the lemon juice, eggs, yolks, sugar, and vanilla extract.
Pour the lemon mixture into a medium pot. Place over medium heat and stir with a spatula for about 5 minutes, until the mixture begins to thicken. Pour the lemon mixture onto a baking sheet and cool completely.
Spoon the cooled lemon mixture or curd into the baked tart shells
For the meringue: Beat the egg whites with the vanilla extract and cream of tartar until soft peaks form. Continue beating while adding the sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time. The finished meringue should have stiff glossy peaks. Mound the meringue on top of the tarts.
Make sure there is a good seal between the meringue and the edge of the crust. Bake the tarts in a preheated 350 degree F oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the meringue is golden. Let cool for 15 minutes before removing from the molds.

Well, Enjoy All! And..... Send us reviews of the menu :)

Your Blogger,


Monday, March 21, 2011

Spring is sprung!

Attention Readers! The first day of spring is approaching!

March 20th will mark the commencement of spring and from historical precedence the celebration of new life and beginnings. Not only is spring marked with birth and harvest, but the re-birth of oneself is just as notable.

So let’s recreate people! In conjunction with the change of seasons, the slightly chaotic happenings of our current world, makes re-innovation extremely relevant.  The strife in the middle-east and tsunami aftermath are clear indicators that change is needed in several long-established societal systems. While broad societal changes are seemingly intangible, evolution in our business and personal realms are quite attainable.   Modifying oneself and regular activities is scary, exciting, and the source self-realization Furthermore, individual altercations build into those intangible societal revolutions.

D&E Casino has begun with small steps to protect our environment from further environmental waste. We are transitioning into a green workplace; including recycled paper, biodegradable chemical products, and conservation of energy-use. It is our hope that more businesses and households will join the growing trend towards sustainable lifestyle and eventually set a environmentally-kind standard. All of us can find reasonable means to contribute to the improvement of our world and personal lives. So step up, look for the problems, find a small solution, and go for it. Capture the season and capture your life.

Your Blogger,


Monday, March 14, 2011

Devastation in Japan: A way to help

I am back form the chilly chilly chilly Chicago! Unfortunately this post is notregarding cheery subject matter.

As everyone is now aware, Japan was hit by a 8.9 magnitude earthquake that has resulted in the loss of life and displacement of thousands. In addition, nuclear contamination may ensue following the hydrogen explosion at at a nuclear power plant. The situation is currently bleak and international efforts are attempting to alleviate and repair damages.

While the damages are currently beyond comprehension, it is not impossible or futile to provide assistance. I would like to share a charity-drive that D&E Casino is hosting in conjunction with St. Cyprian Church of Lakewood. We will be accepting donations and help to provide the Japanese children with a small comfort amidst the chaos, Easter baskets. Please call 562-925-1957 or email to discuss your monetary or product donations for the baskets. St. Cyprian's will locate the appropriate channels for overseas distribution. We welcome any suggestions or comments on this regard and look forward to your responses.

We are sending our love and thoughts to those effected by this devastating natural disaster. Please take the time to appreciate the simple graces that your are currently enjoying and a few ways that you can help those that are currently suffering.

Until next time….

Your Blogger

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Holly B is in the Windy City

Dear blog readers:

Our blogger, Holly B., is in Chicago this week, attending a marketing conference. While she's attending to do research and development. I'll let you in on a little secret about the news from D&E.  Holly will come back with lots of great new ideas for your party plans, so stay tuned and watch the upcoming exciting new things. Our blogger will be back in the office on March 14, she'll be sharing some of what she's learned in Chicago with all of you!

'til then... We would like to share this poems:

My mind is shuffling its deck tonight,

slipping one card over another,
letting them all fall together at the corners;
the random hand of memory
is dealing from the bottom of the pack.

First: a bearded man emptying
the dragon kiln, then a woman
whistling, her face turned away
as she opens the oven. Next:
a big cat, six toes on each paw,
climbing up the yardpole. Last:
a pair of workhorses circling a tree
until they grind themselves to dust.
There is no one home in the world
tonight. Everyone is out of range.

The cradles are empty, the boughs
broken down. Trees go helter-skelter
and the wheel is creaking on its shaft.
Hit me, I say to the dealer. Hit me again.
Ellie B, your CEO and "guest blogger," D&E Casino Services, LLC

Monday, February 28, 2011

St. Patty's Day Breakdown!

Hello Lovelies!

Approaching quickly is the every Irish gal’s ( me included) favorite holiday... St. Patrick’s Day!!!

Scene from movie Leprachaun 3 ( featuring one D&E's crap tables  

St. Patrick’s Day is traditionally a Catholic holiday which celebrates Ireland’s patron saint, St. Patrick. St. Patrick is said to have escaped slavery in Ireland with the word of God, which he then studied in Britain. Later he returned to Ireland and utilized the shamrock as a visual aid to instruct those of “pagan” religion on the holy trinity. In modern times, the holiday has progressed into something of a more secular nature. Most folks align St. Patrick’s Day with Leprechauns bringing good luck and the subsequent discovery of pots of gold. For others March 17th is the day to hit the local Irish Pub and drink some good Guinness and Potatoes.

My first thought, why restrict fabulous Irish beer and some hearty potatoes to select days of the year. Secondly, the correlation that is drawn between the Irish and Luck, is noteworthy and deserves some closer attention. There are several contributors to the popular conception of the Irish:

The national symbol of Ireland, the Shamrock, is oftentimes mistaken for the good luck clover that is found any standard deck of cards.

Irish mythological creature, the leprechaun, are attributed with the power of granting 3 wishes to any human carries out a successful capture

Historically the Irish have been exploited and colonized and maybe quite unlucky

In California, many Irish were very successful in gold and silver mining, and were consequently associated with luck

See the connection to Leprechauns and Pots of Gold!

Well that is just a tidbit of history in-hand, I hope that you enjoy the holiday and start planning how celebrate this day now. Let us know what your favorite St. Patrick’s Day activities are here or on Facebook.

Your Blogger,


Monday, February 21, 2011

Eco-Friendly Party Tips

Hello my readers!!! I hope everyone is more than fabulous this Monday. I am feeling a bit drabulous with this less than desirable weather, but alas not my subject topic for today. On the flip, today I bring you a public service announcement regarding... Carbon Footprints!

We produce harmful greenhouse gas with most of our activities including; food, housing, transportation and most everything else. Greenhouse gas is implicated in climate change and other detrimental environment effects. Thus, it is quite important for all of us to become more conscious of our behavior and contributions to atmospheric damage.

I want to highlight one place that we can change our behavior: Party preparation and throwing. A few ways to green up your party:

Buy party produce organic and local.

Organic food is cultivated with less harmful chemicals and given that it is locally grown, there is less emissions produced by crop transport.

Ditch bottled water.

Bottled water has a huge carbon footprint — it's bottled at one location in small plastic bottles and shipped all over. Rather than serving water bottles, provide guests with pitchers of water flavored with fruit. Tasty and sustainable!

Serve meat Alternatives: Seafood and Vegetarian Dishes

Estimates by the UNFDA speculate that the meat industry generates nearly one-fifth of the man-made greenhouse gas emissions. Raising of livestock also contributes to fossil fuel dependency. The average feed lot of beef utilizes 40 calories of fossil for every calorie of meat. Websites like and provide great meatless recipes that will please party-goers of all forms. .

Setup carpools

One of the biggest ways that we can reduce harmful chemical levels, is by reducing the amount that we emit with vehicles and other technology. Arrange for guests that live close to one another carpool. Make it easy on guests and pre-organize groups and drivers...

Well that’s all for now folks! i hope you enjoy and feel free to post any additional eco-friendly ideas or inquiries.

Live well, be well.

Your Blogger.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Elimination Blackjack.. Tournament Style Blackjack

HELLO READERS!!!! And no I am not an Animaniac….. However, I do have a fun topic for us this week: Blackjack Tourneys or Elimination blackjack.

Similar to a Texas Hold’em Tournament, Elimination Blackjack events result in one discernable winner who is designated from the original player-pool. Players are subtracted from the competition via elimination rounds and other rules of engagement.

One round of Elimination Blackjack consists in thirty blackjack hands. Each player begins the tourney with a designated number of chips. Every organization may have their own specific rules, but they following represent the most common rules:

The house must hit on soft 17 and anything below, and must stay on hard 17 and anything above.

Excepting aces, A player may split pairs up to four times.

The game is dealt from a 6-deck shoe.

Surrender is allowed: one half of their original bet can be recovered following the abandonment of one’s hand

When the house shows an ace, players have an opportunity to buy insurance.

Hands greater than two cards cannot be doubled down on

Each player must act on their hand within forty-five seconds.

Soooo the next question: How is one eliminated from play:

1. Losing all of their chips/cheddar/dough/benjis

2. Lack funds to make a minimum bet

3. On designated “elimination” hands, possessing the least amount of chips in comparison to fellow players

On a more obvious note the last player remaining is the tourney winner. Fun stuff!!!

Already widely organized in Vegas, Elimination Blackjack is gaining popularity for private parties. Unlike the sometimes daunting texas hold’em games, Blackjack is accessible to people from a larger range of ages, personalities, and backgrounds.

Anywhooos, check it out and holler at us with any personal tourney experiences.

Your Blogger,

Monday, February 7, 2011

Princess Ellie and the Magical Blue Bird

Love is in the air... love is in the air... everywhere you look around! Happy early Valentines Day! Valentines Day is a holiday that traditionally celebrates the love and affection that exists amongst friends, family, and lovers. To be quite frank, I am not a large proponent of the holiday. My objection is not to love itself, but intead the commercialization of relationships. Your care and excitement for another individuals cannot be restricted to one day a year, and furthermore love cannot be expressed by candy and flowers. Its not a tangible phenomena, and thus we must celebrate it as such.

D&E Casino has a love story of its own. The owners and operators of D&E Casino, Dan and Ellie Bingham, are the subject of today’s tale.

Many years ago in a country far far away, there was a beautiful princess from Illinois that had taken refuge in a bustling city, Glen of Lakewood. Princess Ellie was amazed by her new surroundings, all the people and events were of great fascination to her. Unfortunately Princess Ellie’s evil father would only allow her to leave the house for school. Watching all of the other boys and girls play outside, Poor Ellie sat in her room crying sad sad tears. One day a magical blue bird came to Ellie’s window “chirp chirp come closer,” said the bird. Surprised but intrigued, Ellie walked to the bird. Without any notice, the bird puffed itself full of air, beat its wings, and Ellie was transported away form her room and to the wooded glen that surrounded the city.

What awaited her was beyond comprehension. A gushing strwam played sweet music as glowing children, river nymphs, and spring elfs danced in the reeds. Large golden fruit lay in floating baskets and plum wine sprang from rocks. Ellie was swept away by the dancers and played until daybreak. The magical bird arrived and transported her back to the gated prison that was her home. After school the next night the bird arrived again and took Ellie to magical glen..

This happened night after night for the next year, until finally the Evil King suspected that something was amiss with his daughter’s behavior and barred her windows with thick iron beams. Ellie cried and cried until the blue bird arrived. “oh little blue bird, I cannot go tonight,” She cried and cried. Her tears grew so heavy that Ellie’s room started flood. As the water level rose higher, some tears spilled out the window and touched the bird’s feathers. Within seconds, the feathers fell away, wings grew to legs, beak to nose, and finally a handsome prince appeared. “ Prince Dan at your service;” he cried. Slashing the bars with his scepter, Dan took Ellie away to wooded glen where they stay till this day. Far away from the Evil King and his frolicking bans, they spend their days eating rich fruit, dancing, and singing everyday.

Love does exist, if you know where to find it :)

Monday, January 31, 2011

Independent Contractor Spotlight: Lisa Ly

Allright readers!!!! Another week is upon us and I am excited, enthused, and overall enthralled to announce the nomination of Lisa Ly into this week’s blogging spotlight. 

Many of you may recognize Lisa Ly form her frequent “liking” presence on facebook or perhaps through events or phone conversations. LIsa is a integral member of our team and we are extremely thankful to include her in our day-to-day operations. Lisa role has recently expanded her role with the company as an office staff-member. She provides excellent assistance in accounting, staff booking, customer service, and.......... Well a lot of things.

At her entry with D&E Casino, Lisa was publicly a bit shy but always diligent to her tasks and a pleasure to have on-hand. Her sweet disposition and supportive tendencies are noteworthy and readily welcomed  Over the last 3 years, we have witnessed Lisa mature and evolve as an individual. We are excited to hear and take part in her impending adventures. .  

Thank you Lisa!!!! We appreciate WHO you are and WHAT you do,,,

Adios mis amigos!!!

Monday, January 24, 2011

The meaning of life....more specifically parties

Hello gaming fans! I am back for round two with our new and improved blog. Here we are amidst summer in January??? Good times!!! For all of those less unfortunate living in another state.. well I am sorry and I hope you can relocate soon.

On to other news, the craziness of holiday rushing and galas is calming down and parties are back to relaxed affairs that allow us to breathe and really enjoy the company of others. Maybe this is just me, but I find that the holidays can be rather exhausting with the dashing to and fro-- while looking for gifts-- traveling to family and work engagements. After a while, all of the hectic activities become too much!

My worry is that the madness of the holidays can both distract from and devalue the beauty of having of those we love nearby and... having a good time! No ifs ands or buts about it, but merriment is one of my greatest passions, which i am certain many a folk share.

So my mission for all those lovers of merriment and those that are a tad bit frightened of the concept:
Find a way to have pure fun this week!
Get out there and have fun for you. A party is about experiencing an enjoyable time with those that you love and here is the important part: Re CREATING you. Use this merriment as time for rejuvenation and refreshment. Go from your usual humdrum existence into something velvet or perhaps violently fizzy. Whatever suits your fancy, go for it!!!! Embrace it do it and report back with your discoveries feedback or whatever it is that you encounter. Hmmmmm let me restate, so long as it is appropriate for general reading. Ok readers, we are waiting :)

Monday, January 17, 2011

We're Baaaaaaaack!

Dear Readers,

Following a year hiatus in the dark warehouse of a Luggage company, your resident blogger and my daughter Holly Bingham is back in action! I am happy to announce that D&E Casino’s Blog will now be posted on a weekly basis! Get ready for gaming insight, event spotlights, plus generally fabulous updates and news-flashes in the world of D&E Casino.  Thank you for your patience and continued monitoring of our blog.

In Gratitude,

 Ellie Bingham
 Senior Partner and Co-CEO of D&E Casino Services

Hello All! So glad to be back in the blogging-sphere. Following a long year of dragon slaying adn warlock vanquishing. Whoops! My bad that was the year before..So in all reality, following the first year of my exhausting corporate writing-position, I have decided that my creative energies are falling to waste.There cannot be a  better means of utilizing them then to lend a portal into the world of D&E Casino Services.

D&E Casino Services... Good ole D&E :) Given that i witnessed the company’s birth and explosion into success, I feel a tad bit partial to its  fate and the individuals that are encompassed in its operations. Its my pleasure to provide you, my lovely follower, a closer look at the foundation and intricacies  of a niche-market business that is oftentime an allusive concept to people thathave no background in the entertainment or casino word.  So here we are world!!!!!!!!!!!


Yes, a Casino- Rental- Business. Meaning all the table games that are any full-functioning casino can come to your living room, favorite restaurant, or bathroom?????? Whatever’s clever right!..... The company provides casino gaming tables of the same quality and look of Vegas and Pachanga, plus well-trained dealing staff that cater to your guests and ensure that they have a stellar evening. Well that's enough for now my dear people, my attendance at an art gallery opening is required and I shan’t be late!

Au revoir for now my lovelies!   

Holly Bingham
Blogging Ninja and Enthusiast