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...

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...

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...

Gambling: Some fun facts

Gambling: Some fun facts

Jul 7, 2015

Wherever you are in the world you are never too far away from a casino or somewhere you can play casino games. Even if you’re travelling and can’t get to a casino, there are also a huge range of options for you to play casino games online. We love casino games in all their forms, so we thought that we would share with you some fun facts about casinos. We eat...

Dreaming of joining Danny Ocean’s gang?

Dreaming of joining Danny Ocean’s gang?

May 19, 2015

Casino heist movies such as Ocean’s 11 (and the slightly less successful sequels) may make the idea of robbing a casino seem like a glamorous escapade. The reality is that any kind of crime involves a fair bit of danger, personal risk, and mixing with people who really can’t be trusted – and it’s illegal and is likely to land you in jail. In this...

The top 5 myths about casinos

The top 5 myths about casinos

May 7, 2015

It is undeniable that there are a lot of urban myths about casinos. Stories that may have once been founded in actual events or reality, have now been embellished and exaggerated so that they no longer have any real basis in fact. In this article we take a look at some of the most popular myths about casinos and see if we can find any truth in them. Roulette is...