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How Blackjack saved overnight postal delivery as we know it

Imagine a world where to send a package across the planet, you had to rely on regular mail. There was no Federal Express. No UPS. No courier service to get documents or packages into the right hands overnight. Imagine you had to wait days or weeks for the regular postal service to deliver stuff. That’s the future that could have been had Frederick W. Smith, the founder and CEO of…

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The Most Surprising States Without Casinos

A lot of Americans tend to take casino gambling for granted. After all, Las Vegas is a short flight from pretty much anywhere in the country. And if Las Vegas is too far, Atlantic City is closer. In fact, in many cases, you don’t have to hop on a plane. Casinos dot the map in many states, so sometimes all it takes is a short drive, or even a quick…

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What’s the China Welfare Lottery?

While China’s special administrative region of Macau is recognized as the largest gambling hub on the planet, the mainland is most certainly a different story. To put it simply, gambling of all kinds is highly restricted throughout the Asian nation. With that fact in mind, you can imagine my surprise when, during an exploration of the southeastern city of Guangzhou, I noticed a common and recurring chain of establishments with…

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The best restaurants in Las Vegas

Planning a trip to Las Vegas? Think beyond all-you-can-eat buffets and run-of-the-mill steakhouses. Today, we’re exploring the best restaurants for every budget and every taste. You might have to venture a bit off the strip to get what you want, but trust me, it’ll be worth it. Michael’s Gourmet Room • Southpoint Casino Most people who visit Las Vegas tend to think about staying on the main strip when it…

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Choosing a video poker machine

So, you’ve heard that video poker is a lot like live poker, except you don’t actually have to play against actual people — and you can win without even trying. And naturally, you’re all in. You’re ready to shuffle up and deal. Your chips are all on the table. And then it hits you. There’s a ridiculous number of video poker options. Choosing the right video poker machine can be…

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