"I like to play blackjack. I'm not addicted to gambling, I'm
addicted to sitting in a semi-circle."—Mitch Hedberg

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Danish Jukebox Archives
This Danish site has one of the largest databases of jukebox history of any site on the net. Whatever you want to know about Jukeboxes you'll find it here. There are links are articles on this site covering everything from an extensive history of the jukebox from 1888 up through 1998, the history of Danish jukebox production, the history of American Juke-Joints, the origin of the term jukebox, the history of coin-op telephone music, extensive biographies of the creators of the jukebox industry, including Albert Dorne, Paul M. Fuller, Louis T. Glass, and Edwin Jensen. Also find a list of the American top 40 jukebox hits and a lot more. If you are interested in the history of the jukebox and its influence on the world, then this Danish site is a must-visit.

All About Poker
Poker is a fascinating game and has intrigued millions of people for more than 150 years. This site traces the history of poker from its murky beginnings as what writer Jonathan H. Green described as that cheating game to our modern day fascination with the game. Poker played on Mississippi Riverboats in the mid 1800s was much different than the game we know today. According to this site, early Mississippi gamblers played with a deck of just 20 cards, using only Aces, Kings, Queens, Jacks, and tens. According to this site there are many theories as to the origin of the word Poker, but few doubt that modern poker derived from a game that card sharks used to hustle victims out of their money. This site follows the evolution of poker from its rather shady beginnings up to the modern day. In addition to a fascinating history of poker, this site also has links to addition articles on the rules of poker, the order of winning hands in poker, the rules of seven-card stud and the rules of Texas Hold 'Em. There are also articles on playing online poker.

Jukeboxes and Their Eras
Jukeboxes fall into five categories, based on "ages". This website shows a description of these "ages" and the machines produced during them. Features The Radio Age from 1928 to 1938, The Golden Age from 1938 to 1949, The Silver Age from 1954 to 1962, Oddballs and Interim Models which are machines not made by the big four manufacturers and The Repro Age which includes machines based on the original Golden Age. From flat-topped wooden cabinets to translucent acrylic plastic coupled with colored illumination, this page shows how jukeboxes have evolved and developed.

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