Kenny Roger’s “The Gambler”

          "On a warm summer's evening, on a train bound for nowhere..." "You got to know when to hold’em, know when to fold ‘em, Know when to walk away and know when to run. You never count your money when you’re sittin’ at the table. There’ll be time enough for countin’ when the dealin’s done." The Rise of The Gambler Arguably the most well-known poker themed song, “The Gambler”, seemed to solidify Kenny Roger’s status as ...

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The world's silliest bets

        •    Man loses wife in a game of poker: A Russian man offered his wife in exchange for more chips when he was cleaned out at the card table. He subsequently lost the chips as well as his wife when his opponent appeared at his house the next day to collect his winnings. Bizarrely, the wife fell in love with her new ‘owner’. •    Man gets breasts for $100,000: A Canadian man made a buxom $100,000 for getting breast implants and keeping ...

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British competitiveness revealed

            A study on the habits of British casino players online has divulged that the British may once have had a reputation for being masters in the fine art of chivalry but aren't anymore. When questioned on their competitive spirit British subjects divulged a little more than expected. Here’s what they revealed: •    Over 940,000 of them faked injuries to get further in sports contests. •    232,000 British ...

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Barcelona named the first Mobile World Capital by GSMA

            After 18 months of searching, the GSMA selected Barcelona as the Mobile World Capital from 2012 to 2018. This means that Barcelona will now be the home of the GSMA Mobile World Congress, the mobile industry’s biggest event and will also be the place in which a number of programmes and activities are developed that will benefit the global mobile industry. The mayor of Barcelona had the following to say about this accolade: “Becoming the ...

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All About Fortune Affiliates

        While many of us love the excitement and action that casinos have to offer, there are those who balk at the idea of gambling, not because they don’t want to play, but simply because they don’t know the rules of the games or don’t have enough disposable income to be able to be part of the excitement. Online casinos are always looking to attract new players, and this is exactly where the person who wants to play, but can’t afford to, can find ...

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Watch out for those Angry Birds

            “Angry Birds” are taking over; from touch screens to big screens, books to toys, they’ve shown the world that a mobile app can become an entertainment franchise just as easily as Mickey Mouse or Iron Man did. The game was developed at Rovio Entertainment in Finland and is doing so well that it’s getting ready to publish its first collection of books this month. “Bad Piggies Egg Recipes” is a book that will give you ...

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Greatest Casino Movies Of All Time

Best Casino Movies

Las Vegas, with its glittering façade and neon glamour, has a face made for the movies, but hidden inside the glitz lies a black heart, or at least that’s how Hollywood likes to portray her. There may be no better insight into the duality of Vegas than Martin Scorsese’s Casino. The movie does a perfect job of capturing the sexiness of the strip whilst also shining a light on the corruption and violence of the mob run casinos of the 70’s. We all dream of breaking the bank whenever ...

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Gambling 'round the World: Favourite Destinations

A view of Las Vegas glitz and glamour

One of the trademark Las Vegas skylines Everyone always wants to know where the best places for gambling getaways are, and everyone always has their own opinion. Of course, then there's the tried-and-tested approach, which is to just say 'Vegas, baby!' and leave it with the classics. But what other nice and nifty places are there that draw scores of gambling crowds from across the world? The Great Gambling Cities of America Of course Las Vegas features in the top batch of ...

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