Lightening Bolts to Playing Cards

Magic MTG Tournament
Enter the game which SUCKS at advertising but is amazing in almost every other aspect: Bridge. Yes, you’ve probably heard it’s for old ladies. I DID mention they suck at advertising right? Your grandmother might play it but so do many of the smartest and most successful people in the world. I’ve never run into Bill Gates at a MTG tournament but I did run into him and a variety of other extremely successful people at a bridge tournament.

Turning Tricks

The New Yorker
One of the social benefits of bridge playing during its heyday was that it regularly caused people to interact, face to face, for hours at a time, something we tend not to do much anymore, now that so many popular amusements are both solitary and passive. No matter how old you are, it’s good to get out of your house every once in a while and coöperate with a partner in a mentally challenging activity—even if the result, on rare occasions, could be murder.

Get smart, stay smart

Seniors play cards

Bridge is the secret to adult neurogenesis.

The mean age of bridge players in North America may be 65 but this is not the downward trend you might think it is.

by Jude Goodwin

You’ve likely heard phrases like ‘aging population’ and read opinions that the ACBL is about to ‘fall off a cliff’ in terms of membership. In fact the opposite is true!



A Colourful History of Slot Machines

History of slot machines
Coin operated poker machines appeared towards the end of the 1800s and soon after, in San Francisco during the Gold Rush days, a mechanic from Bavaria named Charles Fey invented the first official 'slot machine'.