All Posts By Tom Bogues

The Las Vegas X-Train: Casino on Wheels

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Las Vegas is never short of new ideas and innovations to get people to its casinos. Be it luxurious hotels trying to outdo each other, high-class restaurants, or celebrity shows and extravaganzas, it often seems like Vegas may have reached the end of the line when it comes to pushing the boundaries. Yet surprises ...

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The World’s Oldest Casino

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When it comes to images of casinos, the glitz and glamour of the Las Vegas strip are usually the first that spring to mind. Yet some casinos are extremely old, dating far beyond the great Nevada metropolis and the resorts of Asia. Some of them are woven into the fabric of their country’s history, ...

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NetEnt Superstars Slot Review

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This October, NetEnt is rolling out the red carpet for one of the most star-studded slot games the year. After twenty years of developing slots that we love, the venerable developer has gone through its back catalogue of smash hits to bring us Superstars. Iconic characters such as Finn and Gonzo are joined by Miss ...

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Dostoevsky’s Cautionary Tale

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Fyodor Dostoevsky is widely considered to be one of the greatest writers to have ever lived. His long list of literary works includes classics such as Crime and Punishment, The Idiot and Demons. However, the Russian writer led a life that could easily have been lifted from the pages of the fiction he wrote. Over ...

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Pachinko – Don’t Call it Gambling!

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In Asia, the likes of Korea, Macau and The Philippines have long been generating significant revenues from the gambling industry. Macau is famous for having some of the biggest casinos in the world, while both Korea and The Philippines have both also seen billion-dollar gambling resorts open in recent years. Japan has, so far, been ...

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Gambling in Ancient Rome

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The legacy of Roman Empire was one of the influential civilizations in history, and its impact can still be felt today. Politics, architecture, and engineering are just some of the areas that in the 21st century can oft be found to have influences linking back to the innovative classical civilization. One more sphere of influence ...

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Gambling in Ancient Greece

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When it comes to examining the origins of gambling in society, it is tempting to look closely at the ancient civilizations in China and Egypt. However, should the lore of Ancient Greece be trusted, then the first ever dice game played was in fact by the Greek Gods! Legend has it that in order ...

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The Billion-Dollar Failure of “The 13 Hotel”

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The number 13 has become synonymous with bad luck. The origin of this is unclear, however some link it to The Last Supper and that thirteen people attended this dinner and, of course, one of these attendees was a traitor. Others claim that its unfortunate emergence as a numeral of disrepute began with Norse ...

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Gambling in The Philippines

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When you think of holidaying in The Philippines, you would be forgiven for not immediately thinking about visiting the casino. The South-East Asian archipelago is host to over 7,600 islands of all shapes and sizes. Island-hopping, snorkelling or just lazing on the beautiful white sandy beaches would all probably spring to mind before you ...

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The Most Expensive Casino Rooms in the World

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Gambling Mecca’s such as Vegas and Macau are chock full of hotel rooms to meet every time of demand from every type of casino tourist. Las Vegas alone has more than 150,000 rooms to chose from, from thrifty economy to budget-busting luxury. Join us as we sneak a peek at some of the most ...

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