The University of Bergen conducted a study in 2011 and found that there was a lot in common between extreme sport athletes and gamblers, namely the need and impulses for thrill seeking. This is probably why skiing and snowboarding destinations often have casinos that are just a short distance away from the slopes.

To keep up with the adrenaline rush from extreme sports, many casino operators have upped the stakes for their games and have revamped the mechanics in order to focus on the actual gaming experience. One such online company that has done so is sports betting exchange BetFair, which has placed a greater emphasis on gaming with promotions, product of improvements, and an assortment of other welcoming strategies.

With the number of casinos located in the heart of snowboarding meccas, the adrenaline and action never stops at the bottom of the slope. Here are three casinos that any snowboarding junkie would have a great time gambling in.

Topaz Lodge Casino

Topaz Lodge & Casino, Mammoth Lakes
Reputed to be the “Keno Capital of the World,” Topaz Lodge & Casino has a variety of Keno games that continue to reward players with jackpots worth thousands. If Keno is not your style, try your hand at Poker at the Lakeview Bar so that you can bask in the breathtaking scenery while placing your bet.

Hard Rock Hotel Casino Tahoe

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Lake Tahoe
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is the newest casino in the area with 25,000 square feet of Craps, Blackjack, Roulette, Pai Gow, Three Card Poker, Ultimate Texas Hold’em and many more. The hottest casino in Lake Tahoe houses over 500 table games and state-of-the-art video gaming machines.

Taos Mountain Casino Billboard

Taos Mountain Casino, Taos Ski Valley
The best casinos aren’t always the biggest or most well known. Only within a short drive of the Taos Ski Valley is the Taos Mountain Casino, famed as New Mexico’s only 100 percent smoke-free gambling facility with personable and friendly staff catering to all your needs. It has over 200 slot machines, some of the latest and most popular video slots, as well as Blackjack.

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Snowboarding Playlist 2014/2015

- November 20, 2014

The latest installment of the WhoaSnow hand picked snowboarding songs for the 2014/2015 season are finally here.

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Snowboarders are starting to look to explore the un-pisted mountains as they start to become tired of the black runs on the piste map. We have therefore listed five of the best resorts in the Alps for finding some excellent off-piste terrain, but be sure to get up to speed on avalanche risks and safety equipment beforehand.

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We got a good dumping of powder just in time for Valentines Day this year. What better way to spend this special day than with that special lady, Mother Nature.

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Scott Stevens Full Part 2013

- December 10, 2013

This full part from Scott Stevens dropped last month and its pretty sweet.

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Check out Halldor’s full part from Nike’s Never Not Part 1.

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Growing a beard is a serious matter. Not just for men, but for people of all ages and genders.

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