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Casinos in the Caribbean worth paying a visit to part II

Any list highlighting the world’s top gambling destinations will invariably contain the likes of Las Vegas and Monaco. It is not such a guarantee that any locations within the Caribbean will...

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Casinos in the Caribbean – where to go to find some action

White sandy beaches and clear blue waters are what attract many to visit the numerous islands of the Caribbean. What the majority may not be aware of is that the Caribbean...

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Foreign shores and tech wonders  

This month Dominic Gates looks abroad to the highly active online gambling markets of France, Germany and Sweden to see how they differ and what the working environments are like there. And for all the talk of tech wonder, the industry is not as advanced as it likes to make out.    

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The Super 4 blackjack side bet makes a millionaire

You don’t need to sit in a chair opposite Chris Tarrant if you want to become a millionaire, winning such a life-changing sum of money can also be achieved by...

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Play Pai Gow Poker – it is poker with a twist

An element of luck may be necessary in all casino games, but some have the added appeal of skill to go alongside any required good fortune. Whereas roulette is almost entirely...

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Blackjack and its importance to the growth of FedEx

This summer marks the end of an era for courier delivery provider FedEx, following the news that freight president and chief executive Michael Ducker will be stepping down after more...

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A Yorkshire grandad and the possibility of a WSOP feature film

When approaching retirement age, many people will look to create a bucket list of dreams, experiences and activities that they are yet to enjoy, but wish to while they are...

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Could robots work in Las Vegas casinos in the next two decades?

A discussion panel last year at the Venetian Resort in Macau during Global Gaming Expo (G2E) Asia 2017 touched on the subject of robot dealers one day being recruited by...

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Visiting a European casino? Find a game of Trente et Quarante

All casino games have something known as a house edge attached to them. This is basically a built-in mathematical advantage that ensures that the odds are in their favour. Should a...

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Spending a weekend in New York – there’s a new casino in town

New York ranks fourth among US states in terms of population. Only California, Texas and Florida exceed the Empire State’s estimated total of 19.85 million inhabitants. Over 30 casinos can be...

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FOBTs dominate headlines but changes to industry will be wide-ranging

FOBTs once again made the headlines this month but the UK sector and its operators should brace themselves for wide-ranging and significant changes in the coming months, writes Dominic Gates. The...

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The story of Donald Trump, baccarat, female dealers and a $15m deficit

Pretty much from the moment that casino gambling was legalised in the US state of New Jersey in 1977, Donald Trump was eyeing up opportunities for a profitable business venture. However,...

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Casino jackpot put to good use to support Las Vegas victims

On the majority of occasions when it becomes known that a person has come into a life-changing sum of money, they are typically bombarded from all angles with the question...

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Craps has a secret – here’s all you need to know about hop bets

Imagine wanting to place a bet on a particular football match and discovering that the only options disclosed to you were betting on the winning team, the final score or...

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All you need to know about splitting blackjack hands

For every 100 hands of blackjack that you play, you can expect to be dealt a pair approximately once in every 14. Regardless of whether they are a perfect pair of...

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Jackpot gate at the slots – the story of Jan Flato and Marina Navarro

Picture the following scenario. You don’t have any plans for the upcoming Friday night, so you convince one of your friends to join you on a visit to the local casino. Before...

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UK casinos and the challenge in attracting the world’s wealthy

It hasn’t been the easiest start to 2018 for the bookmaking industry, with countless criticisms thrust in its direction and changes recommended to the way things have typically been. Arguably most...

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Bad beat jackpots that casinos could consider offering

Did you know that your odds of being struck by lightning are in the ballpark of 3000/1? Spare a thought then for former US park ranger Roy Sullivan, who suffered this...

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Gambling industry: Do the right thing

From its treatment of women to accepting funds from dubious sources, Dominic Gates reports on a UK gambling industry that seems incapable of doing the right thing Covering the online gambling...

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