Are we seeing a resurgence in the UK’s casino sector?

Are we seeing a resurgence in the UK’s casino sector?

Nov 11, 2015

Part of the regeneration of Birmingham – the UK’s second-largest city – has been the opening of a new super-casino. It’s the first major casino opening in the UK for many years, despite plans announced by the UK government in 2005 for a major expansion in the number of casinos in operation around the country as part of the introduction of a new Gambling...

Studio City Casino opens in Macau

Studio City Casino opens in Macau

Oct 28, 2015

The challenges facing Macau’s casino sector are well documented, but the big players are backing the gambling destination with investment and development continuing to flow. The latest launch is the Studio City Casino complex from Australian casino operator Melco – headed by billionaire James Packer (currently dating Mariah Carey who was on hand for the...

Who are the poker superstars?

Who are the poker superstars?

Oct 19, 2015

One of the interesting aspects of the rise of online poker is that it has become a bit more transparent as to who is winning the big money. In this article we take a look at some of the biggest poker winners in the world in the past year. John Juanda Going by the nickname of Luckbox, John Juanda lives in Marina Del Rey in California in the United States. On...

What we’ve learnt about casinos this week

What we’ve learnt about casinos this week

Oct 6, 2015

We love the world of casinos and casino games, so it’s fascinating to watch how different geographies around the world are evolving and changing as economic ups and downs and regulatory interventions shape the world in which we live in. In this article we take a look at some of the news stories from around the world that have caught our eye. Luck is running...

It’s not a casino, it’s an integrated resort

It’s not a casino, it’s an integrated resort

Sep 29, 2015

They like to do things a little different in South Korea, but they generally get things right so it’s worth paying attention to the new trends and developments emerging from this economic and cultural powerhouse. Recently the government of South Korea has been conducting a long and extended process to assess proposals for two new gaming licenses for casino...

The stumbling Chinese giant

The stumbling Chinese giant

Sep 7, 2015

It’s a little too early to tell what China’s precarious economy means for the rest of the world. Whatever happens in China is clearly a big deal – not just for the billions of people within its borders, but for the intrinsically interdependent world in which we all try and coexist. The recent shocks to the Chinese stock-market (which up until now seemed...

When were slot games invented?

When were slot games invented?

Aug 24, 2015

Wherever you are in the world, you are probably familiar with slot machines. You may call them by different names, but the concept is the same. ‘Slot machine’ is the US terminology; in the United Kingdom these games are known as ‘fruit machines’, in Australia they are known as ‘pokies’; and in Scotland they are often referred to as...

How do you play Pai Gow Poker?

How do you play Pai Gow Poker?

Aug 21, 2015

Most people who enjoy gambling and casinos have a fairly good understanding of the game of poker – one of the most popular card games in the world. Poker is a game that has numerous variations – Texas Hold’em is probably the most popular, but the precise version of poker that you will play generally depends on where you are playing and who are playing...

Who are the world’s biggest poker players?

Who are the world’s biggest poker players?

Aug 13, 2015

The rise of online casinos and poker tournaments has meant an increased visibility in some of the big players in the world’s most popular casino card game. While the major results are published, it can be a bit difficult to get a totally accurate picture on total winnings of each player. Plus, fortunes rise and fall – a winner today could easily be a loser...

Famous gamblers in history: Archie Karas

Famous gamblers in history: Archie Karas

Jul 16, 2015

If you’re interested in casino games and gambling, then it’s always fascinating to hear about some of the real characters and legends of the casino world – whether it’s big winners or big losers. In this article we re-cap the story the gambling phenomenon that is Archie Karas. Born on the Greek island of Cefalonia in 1951, his real name is Anargyros...