The Craps Game that Rolled its Way into the Record Books

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Numbers can be baffling. For example: if you could fold a piece of paper 45 times, it would reach the moon. Casinos are all about numbers: big numbers, little numbers, winning numbers. Every table or card game has a statistical risk for both the gambler and the house. So, when… Read more“The Craps Game that Rolled its Way into the Record Books”

The Bandit Rides On: Taking the Slots for a Spin (Part One)

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It’s 1891, the United States of America. The Wrigley Company is founded in Chicago selling soap and baking powder. It will be 12 months before chewing gum arrives. In New York, Carnegie Hall has its grand opening with Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky conducting. Mark Twain writes of a Gilded Age: a… Read more“The Bandit Rides On: Taking the Slots for a Spin (Part One)”

The Jackpots and the Generous: Casino Winners Who Gave It All Away

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Just imagine: It’s Sunday, November 30, 2014, you live in Las Vegas and your old friend from out of town has decided to pay you a visit. You’re not a keen gambler but he really loves the action down at the strip. He’s up for a good time and you’re… Read more“The Jackpots and the Generous: Casino Winners Who Gave It All Away”

Mad about Myrtle: The Casino Cruise to Nowhere

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Located on the east coast of the United States, in the middle of the mighty Grand Strand beach in South Carolina, Myrtle Beach is one of the country’s most tempting tourist destinations. A winning blend of subtropical climate, and beaches that stretch as far as the eye can see, make… Read more“Mad about Myrtle: The Casino Cruise to Nowhere”

The Gambler – is Wahlberg dynamite or the ultimate buzzkill?

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Once again, the movie industry has chosen to take a classic film and turn it into a contemporary remake. Following in the footsteps of Alfie, Annie, and The Amityville Horror, The Gambler is the latest iconic film to be given a modern makeover. Now you may think it’s a fool’s… Read more“The Gambler – is Wahlberg dynamite or the ultimate buzzkill?”

Sweets Named After Casino Games

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Hungry? You will be… This week, we are getting our teeth stuck into the sugary world of sweets. What’s the perfect chew to accompany a game of blackjack? What sweet should you take for a spin on the roulette table? What do you suck when you’re playing a slot? We’ve… Read more“Sweets Named After Casino Games”

Casino & Gambling Songs – Our Top Picks (Part 2)

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Continuing on from our pick of the top casino games and gambling inspired songs out there, here are a few more of our favourites – and an absolute blooper that makes our ‘what not to listen to’ category. 6) ROLL OF THE DICE by Bruce Springsteen (1992) This is why… Read more“Casino & Gambling Songs – Our Top Picks (Part 2)”

Casino & Gambling Songs – Our Top Picks (Part 1)

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Casino & Gambling Songs – Our Top Picks (Part 1) ‘Tis the season to be jolly and people tend to sing a lot more at this time of year, so while the festivities are under way, we thought we’d do a bit of celebrating ourselves. We’ve already taken a look… Read more“Casino & Gambling Songs – Our Top Picks (Part 1)”

Nickels and Crimes: The man who beat Las Vegas

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THE CROUPIER – FLOOR PLAY The Roman philosopher Lucius Annaeus Seneca once famously said: “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” 2,000 years later – his words still ring true. If you’re planning on spending some time enjoying a little action at either a real world or an online… Read more“Nickels and Crimes: The man who beat Las Vegas”