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Hibbs and Walford, roulette and science and the chances of a repeat in 2017

“No one can possibly win at roulette unless he steals money from the table when the croupier isn’t looking.” This is a quote that has been attributed to Albert Einstein and...

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Casino Fashion

A night spent in the casino provides the perfect opportunity to don your best evening wear and finest jewellery. Whether a high roller looking for the proper VIP treatment, or a...

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

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 ace. Even though it seems like...

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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, Rangers, Jets and more recently the...

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Blackjack dealers v roulette croupiers – some similarities and differences

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 housekeeping, a chef, a driver...

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

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 general opinion is that this age...

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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 hand, despite the casino staff having...

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Turn up the heat this summer with three unusual gambling experiences

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 winning too much or too often...

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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 dedicated team to stake money on...

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Top ten gambling films of all time

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 been the subject of blockbuster films...

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

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 the amount of money they...

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

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 a king for your entire...

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Blackjack rookies take note – the importance of seating position

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 act before a tight opponent and...

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

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 be beaten (it can result in...

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Could casino games and eSports develop a thriving future partnership?

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 have attempted to stay in tune...

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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 office door will be, how many...

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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 pundit or outspoken but honest...

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Five unusual casino locations

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 and sizes, from the vast integrated...

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The dealer busts – the lowdown on four blackjack side bets

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, especially if you had one of...

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