Cultural Influence on Gambling Laws around the World

Global gambling laws appear to be relaxing in favor of casinos. As a result, new casinos regularly pop up in empty field space and blocks of cyberspace.  The cultural journey of gambling leads from Paleolithic caves to Mesopotamia, from ancient Chinese gambling houses to modern Macau megaresorts. A gambler’s journey through the millennia involves early wagering on fighting animals, bored…

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The Hype is Real for the New 2019 Joker Movie

Warner Bros. new Joker movie hits the big screen this week, featuring Joaquin Phoenix’s naturally menacing face as the DC comic star, and the ideal depiction of his incredulously villainous charisma. Just like former performances from Jack Nicholson in the 1989 Batman, Heath Ledger in the Dark Knight, and Jared Leto in Suicide Squad – the new and highly anticipated…

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The ethical debate on Parimutuel Betting

Parimutuel betting has been a popular form of gambling since the mid-1800s. But, only in recent years has the extent to what actually happens to racing animals been highlighted as a severe problem and undeniably inhumane act of entertainment. In this article, we look at the history behind Parimutuel sports, how it works, as well as the effects and consequences…

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How to Choose the Best Online Casino

The casino beast is growing. No longer do you have to travel for hours to get to gambling meccas like Vegas or Atlantic City. With the advent of tribal gaming, you’re never too far from a casino. In addition to the tribal casinos, more and more states are starting to face the music: casinos bring money and jobs. Then there’s…

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What is Skin Gambling?

Skin gambling: just the name itself sounds like something out of horror movie. A plot featuring avid gamblers who’ve lost everything to the point where they’ve had to wager their organs and body parts in order to stay alive. Some creepy jigsaw doll drops a human eyeball into the roulette wheel, while a half-dead dealer hands out cards to players…

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How to gamble and experience Vegas on a budget

When most people picture Las Vegas in their heads, a typical assumption is that you have to be very well-off or you have to be lucky enough to win a trip there as part of a contest. On the contrary, you can actually get around and enjoy Las Vegas and its surroundings for a surprisingly low budget if you “play…

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How a Banker Beat the Poker Pros

How does a banker with an accidental interest in poker beat the world’s greatest poker champions? It helps to be a mathematician and a numbers theorist. It also doesn’t hurt to have a huge bankroll as well. In the richest series of poker games of all time, billionaire banker Andy Beal took on the poker pros and won. The Tinkerer…

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How Casinos Respond to Drunk Gamblers

A night out at your local casino is a great way to blow off steam and have some fun. Quite often these outings will include a few servings of alcohol to get you warmed up and in the mood for winning some big real money. But what happens when a person takes it a little too far, and ends up…

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How Boat Casinos Became a Thing

Since time immemorial, humans have been gambling beasts. Taking risks is a form of thrill, and few things are more thrilling than gambling. The governments of most nations have strict gambling laws within their territories, so some clever scofflaws have devised ways to gamble legally—by moving the casinos onto the water. A Brief History of Gambling Thousands of years ago…

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Poker Legend Doyle Brunson

In order to be a legend, you must loom large in the imagination of your peers. People will give you nicknames, write books about you, and places and things will be named after you. In the world of poker, it isn’t enough to just win big, you need to win big regularly, consistently, and with style. Poker legend Doyle “Texas…

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