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Our long-read articles delve deeper into the world of online casino. From ways to improve your game via casino fashion tips and unexpected casino locations from around the world, our library of features offers plenty of insight to keep you informed and entertained.

A guide to 7 significant Mergers & Acquisitions in the Gambling Industry

What do you get when you cross one bookmaker with another? An even bigger bookmaker! Traditionally, mergers and acquisitions were a cost-cutting measure; a way for one company to add...

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6 movies which Glamourised Gambling

Over the last few decades, we have seen a number of movies that have made gambling its main theme, many of which released almost in conjunction with the rise in...

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Implications of Game Theory on Gambling

Game theory is often used in many different business practices as a way of making sure that the best possible outcome can be extracted from every transactional situation and while...

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ICE 2019: both parties want to collaborate, but the atmosphere is sour

ICE is the gambling industry’s biggest trade show of the year and is an important meeting point for all stakeholders. Which is why the UK Gambling Commission’s deliberate absence from...

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Famous Celebrities known for their love of Gambling

Many of us at one point will have enjoyed a gamble and this is no different to celebrities, though being in the spotlight can bring its own problems, especially once...

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Top 10 tips to enjoy gambling without becoming addicted

Gambling can easily become an addiction in no time at all, if you enter into it without any discipline or awareness about the pitfalls of such a controversial pastime. However, if...

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Three reasons why casinos make you bet in chips and not in cash

Venice, Italy. This was the location where the first legal public gaming house was situated back in 1626. For a long time to follow, these houses allowed players to place their...

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How Blackjack became so Popular

The game of blackjack has long been considered one of the main draws for a casino, with tens of thousands often changing hands on a regular basis, though it is...

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How Betfred built a business Empire from England’s 1966 World Cup win

Betfred is now a household name, which thanks to clever re-branding over the last 14 years has grown in prominence, though its roots actually go back much further, thanks to...

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The Making of Slot Games

The 1980s without a doubt sparked a new technological revolution, bringing the first computer to the marketplace and how handy for casinos that this initiated a surge in slot games. As...

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Jamaica and an update on the launch of a first casino resort

Whether it is for watersports on the blue seas, the chance to soak up the sun across miles of white sandy beaches, or any number of colourful carnivals, there are...

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Most Popular gambling markets in Australia

Incredibly, 80 percent of Australians partake in gambling at least once a year, with the Economist reporting that adults in the southern hemisphere country flutter more per capita than any...

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2019 outlook Pt.2: Italy ad ban, Australian online regulation and France lottery privatisation poker to dominate

Dominic Gates continues his 2019 outlook: Italy will have a total advertising eclipse. Online poker in Australia to be used as an election issue, while in France the privatisation of the state...

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How Malta is leading the way in iGaming

Labelled the “Silicon Valley” of iGaming, the small, intriguing Mediterranean island of Malta is gradually making waves in this highly lucrative industry. Playing a significantly strategic part in WWII, Malta has...

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Should the UK gambling age be increased?

Gambling has long been a problem in the UK, especially among the younger generation many of whom are continually chasing their get rich quick dream and using gambling as a...

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Four reasons why offering poker can be a good thing for a casino

For a casino hell-bent on turning over as much profit as possible, the logical tactic would be to fill as much of the gaming floor as possible with slot machines. There...

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The best airports for a casino experience – Depart in Style!

We’ve all been there, you’ve just seen your flight’s been delayed another four hours and you’re twiddling your thumbs wondering what to do – well, next time how about choosing...

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2019 outlook: UK on high alert, Sweden to focus on tight regulation, US gambling foe is back

As 2019 gets underway Dominic Gates reviews what is likely to happen in three key markets, the UK, Sweden and the US, where gambling industry opponent Sheldon Adelson has already...

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Three reasons why outside light is limited in a casino

‘Lit up like a Christmas tree’ would be a good way to describe a person’s immediate thoughts on the first occasion they step inside a casino. Although the general ambience of...

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