In 1995, the Riviera opened in Las Vegas. In 1996, the Stratosphere Hotel and Casino opened in Las Vegas.
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Planet Poker was established in January 1998 by Randy Blumer and was the first on-line card room. Planet Poker dealt a $3-$6 game of Texas hold ‘em poker that started what would become one of the most fastest growing industries … Continue reading
Casino poker chips are usually ten grams. Some are as low as nine grams, but generally are not any heavier than ten grams. There is some variation because casinos chips are made of different blends of materials, generally having a … Continue reading
If you have ever performed an Internet search to find out where poker originated then the likelihood is that you are incredibly confused because there is no definitive answer out there. If you look at who invented poker then you … Continue reading
The name “Terrance Watanabe” might not be familiar to you and nor should it be. I’m guessing Mr Watanabe wants to keep as low a profile as possible and you’ll understand why when you find out what he’s “famous” for.
The name “Lee Jones” is famous among the online poker crowd and for good reason. Not only was his poker book Winning Low-Limit Hold’Em initially declared one of the best books for a beginner poker player, but Lee has also … Continue reading
If you’re new to online casinos and online poker, the amount of abbreviations can be a bit daunting. You can be reading forum posts or even online articles and you’ll see things such as B&M and you’ll be a bit … Continue reading
Casinos are full of little tricks to get you to stay and spend your money. In fact, I’ve already looked at why there are no clocks in a casino. However, that’s just one of the tricks they employ.
Back in the glory days of casino gaming, casinos were owned by wealthy individuals, or sometimes a group of nefarious people. Anyone that is naïve enough to think that all the “entrepreneurs” that had casinos in Las Vegas when it … Continue reading
To start with, here’s the dictionary definition of “fallacy”:
If you’ve ever been to a casino – and I really hope you have – you’ll know how strange a place they can seem. There is honestly nothing like a casino in the world and you have to experience them … Continue reading
If you’ve ever been to Las Vegas and you come from a city/town that either doesn’t have a casino or has a few small casinos (like most of the population of the world), it’s hard to comprehend, at first, the … Continue reading
Bob Stupak was an entrepreneur and was affectionately known as Mr Las Vegas. As well as being an entrepreneur, he was a philanthropist who helped those less fortunate. However, he is probably best known for the Stratosphere.
Since the advent of regulated internet gambling back in 1994, a number of online casinos have sprung up. Some have stood the test of time, others have fallen by the wayside. A lot of the biggest casinos have been around … Continue reading
Slot machine players always strive for one thing: the progressive jackpot. Why? Well, simply because of the size the jackpots can reach life-changing amounts. Yes, it’s nice to land a four-figure win, it’s even better if you’re lucky enough to … Continue reading
Gamblers, as a breed of people, are a superstitious lot. Personally, I don’t believe in being superstitious. In fact, I think it’s bad luck to be superstitious! But still, a lot of people do things to bring them luck, or … Continue reading
The sad thing about Las Vegas (depending on which way you look at it) is that it doesn’t have a long and storied past. You know, it’s a city in the middle of the desert that started off, officially, around … Continue reading
It was a sad day when Gordon Brown and his Labour cronies bottled it from introducing super-casinos into the British Isles. They had promised big, new, sprawling casinos and when the licenses were announced, the idea of Las Vegas coming … Continue reading
When you think of Las Vegas, what is the first image that comes into your head? I’m going to guess for most of you that it’s the same as me – huge neon signs, big buildings with huge casinos inside … Continue reading
August 18, 2012 Update: The biggest land-based casino in the United States of America has now been replaced! Foxwood Resorts used to be the biggest casino at over 400,000 square feet but Winstar World Casino is now the largest, at … Continue reading
Steve Wynn is an American entrepreneur, born in New Haven, Connecticut in 1942. He is the man that many feel led to the revitalization of the Las Vegas strip in the 1990s.
Benny Binion was born in Pilot Grove, Texas in 1904 and, up until his death in 1989, he was never far from controversy: twice in the ’30s (1931 and 1936), Binion was accused of murder. Binion admitted to the first … Continue reading
Gambling in casinos has gone on not just for centuries, but through various civilizations. You see, every civilization has documented some form of casino-like games being played, with the Chinese documenting some type of gambling as far back as 2300BC. … Continue reading
Well, this is a hard question to answer, but we are happy to say we’re not going to count your back room where you’ve set up a blackjack table to hustle your friends out of their money as the world’s … Continue reading