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Blackjack insurance

Blackjack v dealer ace – Should a player be taking out insurance?

  • Posted: Fri, August 4th, 2017 - 2:33 pm |
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As a blackjack player, the worst sight you can see following a deal is that of the dealer having handed themselves an upcard of an […]

Las Vegas

What impact will the Oakland Raiders have on the Vegas casino environment?

Compared with other US cities, Las Vegas hardly has a history for housing well-known and successful sports franchises. New York has the Knicks, Yankees, Mets, […]

Croupiers Job

Blackjack dealers v roulette croupiers – some similarities and differences

  • Posted: Thu, July 20th, 2017 - 11:11 am |
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There are well over a dozen jobs that a person could hold within the casino industry, from those off the gaming floor such as in […]

casino millennials

Why the casino industry should not forget the elderly in their quest to impress millennials

  • Posted: Fri, July 14th, 2017 - 11:28 am |
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There has been a clear focus within the casino industry in the last year or so to pay greater attention to the millennial generation. The […]

Tipping Dealers

Tipping dealers and why a little bit can go a long way

Being a casino dealer is largely a thankless job. Blackjack players will regularly blame dealers when they suffer a losing streak or a particular bad-beat […]

unusual gambling experiences

Turn up the heat this summer with three unusual gambling experiences

  • Posted: Fri, June 30th, 2017 - 1:17 pm |
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Heat and casinos are two words that do go together in the same sentence outside of the season of summer. This could be card counters […]

Proxy betting

Proxy betting – what would be the pros to players and the casinos

Telephone betting is no recent development when it comes to the gambling industry. For years people have had accounts with sports bookmakers, dialling up a […]

10 Gambling Films

Top ten gambling films of all time

  • Posted: Tue, June 20th, 2017 - 3:30 pm |
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There have been hundreds of gambling flicks released over the past 50 years, but here are our favourites. The gambling and casino industries have long […]

Whale Small Fish

The whales vs the small fish – how casinos treat these groups differently part II

  • Posted: Fri, June 16th, 2017 - 11:07 am |
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It is no secret among the majority of casino visitors that their experiences and the ways in which they are treated will predominantly hinge on […]

Casino Whales

The whales vs the small fish – how casinos treat these groups differently

  • Posted: Thu, June 8th, 2017 - 10:58 am |
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Wouldn’t it be great if you could walk into a casino, change up £10 into chips at a busy blackjack table and be treated like […]

Blackjack Seating

Blackjack rookies take note – the importance of seating position

  • Posted: Thu, June 1st, 2017 - 7:00 am |
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Poker is typically the casino game where seating position is considered to have a big bearing on results. For example, sit in the seat to […]

11 or Aces

The most profitable hand for a blackjack player – a two-card hand of 11 or a pair of aces?

  • Posted: Fri, May 26th, 2017 - 3:35 pm |
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For obvious reasons, the hand players would most want to be dealt in a game of blackjack is blackjack. Not only can this hand not […]

Casino eSports

Could casino games and eSports develop a thriving future partnership?

  • Posted: Fri, May 19th, 2017 - 4:51 pm |
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In any industry, if a company fails to adapt to the changing habits of its client base then it’s ultimately set up to fail. Supermarkets […]

Baccarat expansion

The Baccarat expansion – the birth of the three-card variety

Getting involved in side bets is second nature to certain people. Some will wager on random things such as who the next person through their […]

Charles Barkley Blackjack

Assessing Charles Barkley’s blackjack decision – 16 against a dealer 10

If asked to sum up Charles Barkley in a few words, these are among the more likely responses – NBA hall of famer, controversial basketball […]

Unusual Casino

Five unusual casino locations

  • Posted: Thu, April 27th, 2017 - 1:21 pm |
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From trains to planes via basements and caves, the world is full of unusual casino locations. Here are our favourites Casinos come in all shapes […]

Blackjack Sidebets

The dealer busts – the lowdown on four blackjack side bets

  • Posted: Wed, April 26th, 2017 - 11:28 am |
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There is arguably no greater development in a hand of blackjack than a dealer busting. Of course, that is if you haven’t already busted first, […]

Richard Hie story

The story of Richard Hie – the Robin Hood blackjack croupier

Robin Hood’s agenda was to rob from the rich and give to the poor. His enemies were wealthy, corrupt or both, while he would provide […]

Gambling in Ireland

Gambling in Ireland – one thing it’s essential to know

  • Posted: Thu, April 13th, 2017 - 11:23 am |
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Most people will be familiar with the phrase “the luck of the Irish”. However, rather than the understanding that Irish people are born with a […]

Texas Holdem

Five Texas Hold’em poker probabilities it’s probably worth memorising

Between 2003 and 2006, the card game poker enjoyed an obvious boom period. The growth had previously begun upon the release of the film Rounders, […]