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Burgers to Baccarat: How Hard Rock Café got into the Casino Business

Two American guys living in London in the 70s really missed the all-American burger, so they opened up a little joint called the Hard Rock Café. A half century later, the Hard Rock brand has grown to become one of the most recognizable names in the world, with over 200 Hard Rock Cafes, Hotels, and Casinos operating all over the world. But how does a single burger joint grow to…

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The Weirdest Things to Gamble On

Humans have been wagering for eons, and the only thing that rivals our need for wagering is the staggering amount of strange activities we come up with to bet on. Sure, you can bet on roulette games or slots, but why stop there? From friendly wagers among local groups to high stakes annual events, the following weird events and activities allow you to bet on the exciting outcome. Bog Snorkeling…

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Top Tips for Winning on Scratch Cards

Scratch cards are an easy and exciting way to win a few extra bucks –but like anything else people choose to gamble on, they’re not guaranteed to provide a lavish pay day each and every time. There are, however, a few things you can do to make sure you’re giving yourself the best possible odds of picking a golden ticket next time you’re feeling lucky! Be Smart About It With…

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Gambling and Christianity

It’s no secret that the bible depicts gambling as a highly frowned-upon act. There are no sections in the holy book that condone the behaviors of what gambling can bring out in people, or that of the risks tied into such activities which ultimately lead to one of several destructive paths or tendencies i.e. addiction, debt, theft, fraud and deception, serenity, intoxication – the list could probably go on for…

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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 Roman soldiers casting dice between battles, masked Venetians gambling in…

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