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Monthly Archives:: October 2016

Archie Karas: The Rise and Fall Of The Ultimate High-Roller

Archie Karas

In 1951, on the small island of Kefalonia, Greece, one of its most famous, and soon to be notorious, sons was born. Anargyros Karabourniotis was born into a life of poverty, his father, Nickolas, was a talented builder who struggled financially, while his mother, Mariana, stayed at home to look after the young boy’s two…Read More

The Taj Mahal: the Rise and Fall of the Eighth Wonder of the World

Today, whether you live near Atlantic City or not, finding a casino convenient to your home is no problem at all for most Americans. But that wasn’t always the case. Prior to 1978, there was only one state in the country where land-based casino gambling was legal, and that was Nevada. Then on May, 26th…Read More

An Inside Look At Virtual Reality & The Casino Industry

Virtual Reality

Once a major talking point in discussions about the future, virtual reality’s progress has seemingly stalled somewhat. Not including 18th century, attempts to stimulate the senses with various 360-degree viewing and listening machines, as far back as 1960, we saw the first headset for virtual reality released. It would be almost another thirty years later that…Read More

A Compete History of Betting Shops in The UK

Number of UK betting shops 2009 to 2016

In 1960, the landscape of betting within the UK changed forever when the British government introduced the Betting and Gaming Act that allowed betting shops to officially open up for business across the country from 1st May, 1961. Things have never been the same since. How It All Began The first betting shops opened on…Read More

eSports Gambling in the USA: How Long Until It’s a Reality?

An eSports event

eSports is one of the fastest growing betting markets in the world with mobile and social gaming creating a larger audience following the action and placing bets on the various tournaments taking place across the world every year. eSports: The Next Frontier The market for eSports is expected to reach $952 million by 2019 which…Read More