The History of UK Betting Shops

Gambling is a fun and profitable pastime enjoyed by people all over the world. And one of the industry’s most influential revolutions occurred in 16th century England, when James IV of Scotland commissioned the first thoroughbred racing schemes in 1504. His passion for horse racing is what gave birth to one of the most prestigious sectors in gambling, Parimutuel Betting.…

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Japan: Casinos, Crime and Corruption

Japan is best known for its wild and stunning mountainous terrain, super high-speed trains, herbal teas, anime, martial arts and culinary culture. It’s a country that’s way ahead of its time with technological advancements – but one area that doesn’t get the best attention, particularly in the last few years, is its gambling landscape. There are multiple reasons for this,…

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The Best Airports to Get a Gambling Fix

There are not many people in the world who actually enjoy being stuck at an airport –unless you’re a pilot who gets paid a ton of money to fly planes, in which case delays are probably something which would be accommodated in your salary anyway. For most travelers, however, airports aren’t particularly fun places unless you’re there to collect a…

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How Much Do Native Americans Get from Tribal Casinos?

With the massive success of tribal mega-resort casinos like Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Resort, people might get the idea that all Native Americans are rich thanks to tribal gaming. But after sorting through a long laundry list of regulations, administrative salaries, and strict profit distribution rules, not many come out with a windfall of cash. How Tribal Casinos Were Legalized…

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The Complete Guide to Blackjack Insurance

There are multiple moves you can make in blackjack. And if you know how to execute them correctly, you can end up with some very nice payouts. But if you make a mistake, it can cost you the entire game. There’s one particular bet in blackjack that people rarely ever talk about, and it’s called the ‘Insurance Bet’. If you’ve…

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Australian Bushfires 2019/2020 Infographic

Australia is one of the most fire-prone regions on Earth, and bushfires in Australia are a regular occurrence. For millions of years, lightning strikes would ignite dry grass and purge huge patches of terrain of all life. But as the Earth slowly grows warmer and droughts become increasingly common, major disasters like the Australia’s bushfires of 2019/2020 will only get…

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Brain Hacks to Become a Better Gambler

Most gambling websites these days espouse some sort of ‘system’ to beat the odds, a special strategy designed to help you win real money gambling—and beat the house. Some of these systems are sound, especially when dealing with ways to minimize the house edge. Other systems are mere superstition, like most of the strategies associated with roulette. However, the single…

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The 10 Largest Casinos in the World

The first casinos to rise up out of the Las Vegas desert in the 1930s resembled cowboy saloons crossed with motels. As time marched on, competing casinos began building larger and larger casinos in a race for dominance. Then came the glaring neon signs all competing to capture the attention of potential gamblers. As all those gambling dollars rolled in,…

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A World without Casinos

Casinos. You love ‘em or you hate ‘em. Or maybe you’re indifferent. All sorts of casino critics spout doom and gloom stories of societal ruin, gambling addicts, and sin run amok. But humans are gambling creatures and risk takers, otherwise human civilization would not have spread beyond the cave. But what would the world look like without casinos? People Would…

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A Beginner’s Guide to 7-Reel Slots

Slot machines have come a long way since the one-armed bandits of the casino floor. Thanks to online slots, these games can now be played with multiple paylines, unique bonus symbols which award free games, crazy different types of jackpots, and of course – reels. If you’re a seasoned online slots player and have been playing the classic 3-reel and…

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