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The Real ‘Nucky’ Behind the Boardwalk Empire

Boardwalk Empire is an award-winning HBO series about the life and times of Enoch “Nucky” Thompson, and how he controlled gambling, bootlegging, and other vice in a budding Atlantic City beach resort. The character portrayed by Steve Buscemi in the series is based on real-life Atlantic City ‘boss’ Enoch L. Johnson, a real-life New Jersey racketeer. The 2 Nuckys While both the reel Nucky and the real Nucky were larger-than-life…

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Everything you need to know about online casino bonuses

If you have ever logged onto an online casino platform, only to be bombarded with pop-ups offering bonuses, you may wonder why these gambling operators are so keen to dish out ludicrous amounts of free money – particularly when you compare them to the offerings available at most brick-and-mortar establishments! Even though these casino companies share the same industry, how they go about enticing new business and potential customers is…

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The origin and evolution of card games

Casino card games are definitely some of the most popular games on earth; they are also quite classic and have been around for centuries. Looking back the origin and evolution of casino card games and playing cards in general, it seems that the earliest versions of what we know as playing cards originated somewhere in Central Asia, all the way back to the 10th Century when the Chinese used some…

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Basic Guide to Online Slots

It was in the 1890s that the world got its first slot machine. Charles Fey fabricated the first slot machine in San Francisco in 1898 and this gradually evolved into the present day 3- reel slot games with 20 symbols. Online slots do not involve any skill or intelligence whatsoever. It is sheer luck which fetches fortunes to the lucky and is hence very popular. How does one play slots…

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CoolCat’s Five Fun Facts: Blackjack

There are plenty of great games at the casino, but there’s just something about blackjack. Gamblers around the world have ensured that this simple card game has remained among the most popular casino titles for years, and its popularity has shown no signs of slowing down. While the allure of card counting has certainly improved blackjack’s image over the years, the vast majority of players don’t count on this highly…

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