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The story of Richard Hie – the Robin Hood blackjack croupier

Robin Hood’s agenda was to rob from the rich and give to the poor. His enemies were wealthy, corrupt or both, while he would provide for and support the honest...

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Gambling in Ireland – one thing it’s essential to know

Most people will be familiar with the phrase “the luck of the Irish”. However, rather than the understanding that Irish people are born with a curious excess of good fortune, the...

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Five Texas Hold’em poker probabilities it’s probably worth memorising

Between 2003 and 2006, the card game poker enjoyed an obvious boom period. The growth had previously begun upon the release of the film Rounders, but it was the wider launch...

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Sessions and why they must factor into critiquing your casino results

In a situation where there are two possibilities with equally likely outcomes, it is rightly argued that each possibility has a 50% chance of occurring. Tossing a coin is one such...

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Three considerations if following “The House” and turning your home into a casino

The appeal of starting up your own casino from home is obvious. Casinos have reputations for being reliable moneymakers and so appear to offer one of the more sure-fire ways...

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Skills to pay the bills

Can casino and table games really improve our chances of getting a job or a promotion? Jackpot.co.uk asks an interview coach to find out… The link between playing online casino...

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Breaking down blackjack’s Charlie Rule

Blackjack players whose only exposure to the game has been at family events or the odd evening with friends are likely to be familiar with the Charlie Rule. The simplest breakdown...

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How a custom App and algorithm decoder swindled some slots

Despite what some people choose to believe, the results of slot machines are almost completely random. The computers within them are programmed in such a fashion by IT whizzes and...

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Rule number one when playing video blackjack

Blackjack payout rules are a subject that always get people agitated. Initially, if a player was dealt the perfect blackjack of an ace accompanied by another card with a face value...

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The celebrities chasing casino profits off the gambling floor

It’s no secret that many of the world’s best-known casinos are not entirely locations where visitors gamble chips against the house. Many also offer other forms of entertainment, pleasure and therapy...

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Will robot opponents become a casino future feature?

There have been instances of robots getting the upper hand over humans in competitive games. Back in 1997, a chess-playing computer called Deep Blue faced off against world champion Garry Kasparov...

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What Type of Gambler Are You?

Whether you occasionally visit a casino to play roulette, slot machines or blackjack, make the odd trip to a bookmaker to have a flutter on football or horse racing, head...

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Six famous faces you probably didn’t know once worked in the casino industry

Croupiers dealing with mega-money bets, pit bosses keeping a close eye on a select number of tables and customers to ensure smooth gameplay and happiness, cleaners, security. The opportunities to work...

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Brazilian businessman shows how to win big at roulette

There was certainly more than a tint of excitement in the air as the eager audience gathered three deep around the entire periphery of the roulette wheel. A smattering of colour...

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European roulette wheel v American roulette wheel: A question of balance

Did you know that the sum of all of the numbers on a roulette wheel is 666? With this number allegedly used to call upon Satan, there is a clear...

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Slot machines and the many differences between three reels and five

It is no surprise that slot machines are highly valuable to casinos, with establishments able to fit in more consoles per square foot of floor space than any other form...

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Three ways casinos are taking advantage of uninformed gamblers

The sole purpose of visiting a casino for a reasonable number of customers is to have fun. They arrive with a disposable amount of cash lining their pockets and intend to...

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What is Stadium Blackjack and how big could it become?

If a standard casino needed to cater to 150 blackjack players, they would have to ensure that 25 dealers were available to work on the basis that each table consists...

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A casino’s losing battle in 2016’s tallest Christmas tree quest

If there is one philosophy that is accepted across the casino industry it is that bigger is better. Whether it be the square footage of the gaming floor, the number of...

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