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Beginner’s Guide To Casino Life


Gambling can either make or break your life. However, the odds are mostly on the breaking. As such, you need to know how to navigate the murky waters of gambling to irk a fortune. If you are new to this sport, then you need to arm yourself with the facts and tips on gambling. This information will come in handy when you are cautioning yourself from suffering massive losses on your bets. Here is a perfect beginner’s guide to casino life:

Fear not

casino playCasino life and gambling can be quite intimidating especially if you do not have any previous experience of playing at a casino. Even so, you should not fear as this will only prevent you from gambling efficiently and consequently hinder you from any meaningful accomplishment at the casino. Every gambler including the pros and experts start somewhere. The secret to understanding how casino life and gambling is by taking your time to learn the concepts of gambling. This will help you in realizing how to avoid the pitfalls and setbacks of gambling. If you are keen on becoming a seasoned gambler, you should not let fear hold you back.

Understand casino games

Just like in everything in life, lack of knowledge and understanding often leads to mistakes, which can prove to be costly in gambling and betting. All of the games offered in casinos have rules and instructions that should be followed by gamblers. Failure of following these instructions and rules mostly translates to massive losses. It is worth noting that rules differ from one game to the other. For instance, the rules of playing blackjack are entirely different from those of roulette. Due to this, you should focus on the game whose rules you understand perfectly.

Set your limits

Gambling without setting your limits can easily put you into financial crisis; some of which can even lead you to become bankrupt. Since gambling is a risk, you should gamble sparingly with the amount of money you can afford to lose. It is advisable to have a budget rather than bet blindly and end up losing a huge deal of your hard-earned cash. If you are new to gambling, then you can consider playing free games until you have mastered the concept of gambling on the game of choice. This can save you from suffering massive losses especially since you are in the learning stage.

Know when to stop

Casino life can be addictive especially for greedy people who are focusing on making a huge payout on a single bet. When you have lost continuously during a gambling session, you should take a break before resuming gambling. This saves you the tragedy of losing huge amounts of cash. The same principle also applies if you are on a continuous winning streak. Your luck may run out unexpectedly and end up losing all the cash you hard won.


When starting a gambling session whether in a real or virtual casino, set a specific amount of money you are willing on spending during the session. When the target money runs out before you have made any winnings, then you should stop gambling and resume later. Chasing losses will most likely lead you to incur additional losses. Always gamble with money that you can afford to lose without breaking your account.…


Nodeland Conference

At a mystery location

somewhere in ireland

Get Tickets
September 8th – 11th, 2013


As a ticket holder you will be collected at a pre-designated meeting point somewhere in Dublin at 15.30 on the afternoon of

Sunday the 8th September.

From collection you will then be transported to the



Island of NodeLand

arriving at 18.30 where you will be greeted to a traditional feast in the spirit on NodeLand.

Watch out for the Vikings! is a full 3-day event, with a very limited number of tickets. At you will be staying in NodeTown, a village on the Island of NodeLand.

Tickets are limited to 140 attendees!


Tickets include accommodation, breakfast, lunch and evening meals on the 8th and 11th of September. On the 9th and 10th your ticket will include breakfast & lunch, on these evenings will be free to split into groups and have evening meals together.

On all nights of, cultural social events to will be run for your enjoyment.


15.30 Collection in Dublin
16.45 Intro talk somewhere in Ireland
18.30 Arrive in NodeTown
20.00 Banquet in the Castle of NodeLand
07:00 – 08:45 Breakfast
10:00 Keynotes Act
10:45 Streams Act
– Dominic Tarr (@dominictarr)
– Max Ogden (@MaxOgden)
– James Halliday (@SubStack)
12:15 Node.js & the Internet of Things
– Emily Rose (@nexxylove)
– Elijah Insua (@tmpvar)
– Matteo Collina (@matteocollina)
13:00 Lunch
15:00 – 18:00 Hands On Tutorials & Hacking
19:30 Dinner & Party
07:00 – 08:45 Breakfast
10:00 – 13:00 Hands On Tutorials & Hacking
13:00 Lunch
15:00 Core Act
– Bert Belder (@piscisaureus)
– Trevor Norris (@trevnorris)
– Richard Rodger (@rjrodger)
16:30 Debugging Act
– Jake Verbaten (@raynos)
– Max Bruning (@mrbruning)
– Mystery Guest
17:00 Free to Roam
20:30 Amazing Surprise Party
07:00 – 08:45 Breakfast
10:00 Production Act
– Ben Acker Walmart (@nvcexploder)
– Bill Scott VP Pay Pal (@billwscott)
– Clifton Cunningham CTO Mail Online (@clifcunn)
11:45 NodeBase Act
– Rod Vagg (@rvagg)
– Dominic Tarr (@dominictarr)
– Paolo Fragomeni (@hij1nx)
13:00 Lunch
14:00 – 18:00 Hands on Tutorials & Hacking
19:00 Conference Demos & Final Thoughts
20:30 Conference Banquet
22:30 Amazing Surprise Party with Amazing Surprise Music
10:00 Breakfast

Your Ticket and NodeTown is being held on a private island.

The island is being re-named for the conference to NodeLand. On the Island of NodeLand there is a small village which has 48, three bedroom luxury houses.

As a part of your ticket, your accommodation in NodeTown is covered for 4 nights

Your Ticket and Food

Your ticket will also include the following meals:

Your Ticket and Parties

Parties will be arranged each night where your admission and drinks will be taken care of.

There will be a 24-hour robot hack zone on the

Island of NodeTown

Node Copter Event + Robot Hack Zone Teabass


Talks from the most amazing Uber node hackers on the globe to be announced.

Isaac Z. Schlueter
Dominic Tarr
Mikeal Rogers
Daniel Shaw
James Halliday
Emily Rose
Paolo Fragomeni
Bill Scott
Rod Vagg
Elijah Insua
Clifton Cunningham
Matteo Collina
Max Bruning
Richard Rodger
Ben Acker
Andrew Nesbitt
Max Ogden
Bert Belder
Visnu Pitiyanuvath
Trevor Parsons

Adam Baldwin
Jake Verbaten
Darach Ennis
Join Us in NodeLand!
September 8th – 11th, 2013

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Significant Others (SO Track)
Ireland is known as one of the most hospitable places in the world and the Irish people take hospitality very seriously indeed. As organisers of Node we’re very excited at the prospect of hosting significant others at the conference.

The conference itself is being run almost 6 weeks earlier in the year than last year’s NodeDublin event. The reason for this is there is an international food festival on in the city where the conference is being held, the same week as the conference.

This means that significant others will have the opportunity to attend a track which will entail artisan cookery demos and food tastings.

The city where the conference is on is also an Ancient Viking City filled with some really cool museums and tours, so if you are interested in taking in some local history, we will be arranging curated tours during the conference time.

Tours will include handcrafted crystal glass production, and museum visits.

To compound and add to this, the county also has some really nice seaside villages, breathtaking landscapes with nature tours, train tours, great parks and playgrounds for kids.

Holiday In Ireland

To further the conference experience why not take a holiday in Ireland with your family!

It will also be possible to stay in the city following the conference, as the food festival heats up into the weekend, with live music on the streets, pigs on spits and many more nice events.

If you need to know more about the actual city / venue (which will take out the element of surprise for the conference,) just email to find out more information.


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