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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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Understanding the D’Alembert system and its use in roulette

For a bet considered to have a 50/50 chance of winning, it must have only two outcomes which are equally likely of occurring. Calling heads or tails on a fair...

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Avoid these mistakes when playing soft hands at blackjack

Give any blackjack player the opportunity to handpick the first of the two cards to make up their initial hand and the majority would logically select an ace. An ace is...

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Beyonce, Jay-Z, a $500 million giga-mansion and a casino

What bigger name from the music world to include as part of the opening to a new entertainment resort, casino, hotel and spa than Beyonce. This was the act announced by...

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UNLV’s importance to the future of the casino industry

Head about 1.6 miles east of the Las Vegas Strip and you will find yourself on one of the campuses of UNLV – the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. It is...

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Five players biding their time before reaching the Poker Hall Of Fame

There are currently 54 members of the Poker Hall of Fame. These include the first winner of the World Series of Poker from 1970 Johnny Moss, 14-time WSOP Bracelet winner Phil...

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Should you salute the Iron Cross craps strategy?

Should you roll two dice simultaneously, there are 11 different number totals that you could end up with. Of these 11 totals, would you fancy your chances of placing a winning...

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Strange superstitions known among casino visitors

Most people will typically be influenced by superstitions in their everyday lives, whether it be the belief that completing a certain action will either bring them good luck or avoid...

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UK casinos under regulatory and financial pressure

Speculation is rife about the five UK casinos currently under review by the UKGC. Dominic Gates looks into the reasons why operators don’t follow anti-money laundering and social responsibility regulations.

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Have you played Chemin de Fer – James Bond’s main casino game?

Settle down for the evening to watch one of the 24 James Bond films and there is a decent possibility that at least one scene will be shot inside a...

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What to look for in a lucrative slot machine

According to data from Statista, there were the best part of 167,000 slot machines and other mobile gaming devices within casinos in the US state of Nevada alone in 2017. Meanwhile,...

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Poker and its prospects of becoming an Olympic sport

Sift your way through the 15,490 pages of the Oxford English Dictionary and you’ll read the following as a definition of the word sport: “An activity involving physical exertion and skill...

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Four hours and 18 minutes – Patricia DeMauro’s craps world record

When rolling two dice, there are 36 different possibilities as to how they will land. Of these conceivable outcomes, all are as likely to occur as each other. However, in terms...

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Gambling words of wisdom backfire for Sir Richard Branson

“Be bold, but don’t gamble. I take risks, but they are calculated risks. I weigh up the odds in everything I do.” These are just some of the words of advice...

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ADT and working out your worth to the casino industry

If stumbling across the abbreviation ADT, working out what these initials stand for will predominantly hinge on the industry that is being focused on. In the military world this is likely...

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The gambling industry and TV advertising – a decade on

It is easy to forget that a little over a decade ago, gambling adverts were heavily restricted on television. The National Lottery was advertised, the Football Pools was still being publicised...

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