While many people get the competitive rush from playing card/board games, video games, sports and the like, many others add the aspect of gambling to the competition. While it’s possible to responsibly gamble (moderation is key, as does gambling with items of little-to-zero monetary value), some people can easily get swept up in it. The following infographic after the break titled “Celebrities & Gambling Addiction” contains a ton of sourced information about many celebrities and their different backgrounds with and the ups-and-downs of gambling addiction, from the small, to the moderate, to the potentially (and “actually”, in some cases) devastating. Continue reading “Celebrities & Gambling Addiction” from WebMastersJury
Many consider the Macau region of China to be the gambling capital of Earth, so — according to Bloomberg — in an effort to improve bank security (while also allowing China to monitor how their money moves in and out of the country), they are upgrading all 1,200 of their ATMs with facial recognition cameras. Here’s how they’re going to work: a user wanting to make a withdrawal will need to enter their PIN, followed by staring into the facial recognition lens for six seconds for identity verification. So, cool (in terms of technology) AND creepy (in terms of privacy and liberty) at the same time, but it is THEIR money and THEY want to track it NOW!
In this month’s gaming-themed episode of PractitioNERD Doc’D, host Montez McCrary discusses the thirty-year-plus great pinball ban in American cities like New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. Too bad about that ban; that “deaf, dumb, and blind kid” was SOOOO good at it! Continue reading Doc’D #11- The Thirty-Year Pinball Ban