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The Story Behind the Iconic “Dogs Playing Poker”

Long before skateboarding dogs, Grumpy Cat, and fainting goat videos, there was “Dogs Playing Poker.” This iconic 18-piece series features paintings of various dog breeds in human situations. Many of the paintings in this series feature dogs wearing hats, smoking cigars, drinking whiskey, and sitting around a card table playing poker. The humorous, kitschy aspect of this series has given the artist claim to the title “grandfather of the modern…

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The Five Biggest Lotteries in the World

Gambling may be completely outlawed in some countries, but most of them still provide the opportunity to purchase tickets for a national or state-run lottery. The prize might not always be on the five-figure side as you’d expect, though, and a lot of lottery jackpots are known to be capped at a certain amount. In some countries, these prizes are often distributed among multiple players, which results in much smaller…

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Europe’s Top 5 Casinos

If you’re someone who likes to see the world and gamble at the same time, there are a few venues in Europe which are well worth a visit. And not just because of the games they offer in these places either! Some of the best vacations incorporate a few rounds in the casino, but of course there’s plenty of others things to catch your eye and enjoy while you’re there…

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Money Laundering and Casinos

  Casinos both online and offline are often tarnished as money-grabbing organizations who are involved in the conduction of criminal activity. In many parts of the world, this very much is the case — organized crime rings and triads are heavily associated with illegal gambling dens and casinos when it comes to fraud and deception. And the act of money laundering is something that has been known to happen in…

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A Basic Guide to Playing Pachinko

Pachinko is Japan’s primary gambling indulgence and although the game has been around for almost 80 years, the country’s dedicated Pachinko parlors still continue to encapsulate Japanese gamblers with their flamboyant, loud and colorful machines. In this article, we’re going to talk you through how to play Pachinko in a land-based casino as well as online, so that you’ll be well prepared if you ever decide to give it a…

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