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Casino complete in largest resort renovation in Las Vegas history

What could $620 million buy you in 2018? It could get you 48 Rolls Royce Sweptails, five penthouse flats in the exclusive West London district of Knightsbridge or the best part...

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Baccarat – how the Chinese hope to swing the luck in their direction

There is no skill required in a game of baccarat. Whether a player wins or loses is 100% down to luck. The only decisions for a player come right at the...

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Casinos within airports – are they a positive or negative?

How many times have you arrived at an airport three hours before your flight’s departure, been near the front of the queue to check in your luggage and then quickly...

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Implementation of social responsibility measures shines stark light of business practices

UK industry talk of sustainability and social responsibility is aimed at avoiding further fines, but reveals how little the sector has been doing to promote best practice and protect players,...

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New casino legislation means big things for Japan

Analysts have previously estimated that the Japanese gambling market could be worth as much as $40 billion a year. However, gambling has been traditionally banned in Japan aside from special laws...

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Four questions to ask yourself to enhance your casino experience

Should you soon be heading off on your summer gambling holiday to a location swarming with its collection of casinos, working out a plan of which to visit and when...

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As UK cracks down on the industry, operators look abroad to grow

The UK authorities are cracking down on the industry, this means British operators are looking elsewhere to develop their revenues. Dominic Gates looks at how the working environment has changed...

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Blackjack rookies take note – six basics to avoid heat at the tables

When the words ‘casino’ and ‘heat’ are mentioned in the same sentence, it is typically in relation to a player winning more than they are expected to. Should a player hit...

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Learning from Las Vegas – profit vs customer experience

There is a certain pull of Las Vegas that ensures that many gamblers the world over have aspirations of visiting one day. Vegas has something for everyone – pleasant weather, a...

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How about indulging in casino games on the world’s biggest cruise liner?

Gambling at sea is far from a recent pastime. Swat up on your 19th century American history and stories of riverboat gamblers are likely to be commonplace. Fast forward to later into...

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Tales from the Clermont Club following its Mayfair closure

44 Berkeley Square in Mayfair. Built for Lord Clermont in 1742, with a design that showcased elegance and elitism. It was 1962 that the venue opened as The Clermont Club, an...

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Player-generated bets make up for tough World Cup results

The Russia World Cup has been good so far, with major shocks and entertaining games to take spectators onto the knockout stages. But for the bookmakers, it's players' request-a-bets that are driving their volumes, reports Dominic Gates

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How does hole carding gain you an advantage at a casino?

Sit down to play a casino game and there are strategies to be exploited that can give you a legal edge. Some of these tactics may be perceived to be cheating...

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When will Spain’s slumbering giants wake up?

Spain’s online gambling sector is active but nowhere near as busy or competitive as the UK’s. This is likely to change once the Spanish companies start flexing their muscle as...

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South Korea using integrated resorts to upgrade from casinos that “sucked”

If asked to create a list of countries where it would be almost impossible to forecast an upturn in the number of casinos and integrated resorts, South Korea would not...

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Can recent roulette spins work to your advantage?

A European roulette wheel features 37 numbers – all of the numbers between 1-36 and a green 0. Therefore, should a ball be spun around this wheel 37 times, is the...

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Smart hackers use fish tank to hack into casino database

Back in 2014, a report from Gartner examining trends in digital technologies indicated that by 2022, a typical family home could contain as many as 500 smart devices. However, although it...

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Three differing strategies casinos use to cause visitors to gamble more

As with any physical shopping outlet, online store or even websites such as this, once a visitor has found their way to the location, one aim is to keep them...

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US Supreme Court opens route to legal sports betting and UK government clamps down on FOBTs

There were two major news developments for the gambling sector this month: the repeal of the sports betting ban in the US (huge) and the reduction of FOBT stakes to...

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