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Gambling in Cinema

Gambling was always a prominent feature in movies, almost always shown in scenes with suspicious characters in smokey rooms the hero needs to win over. This picture contributed to the overall perception of gambling in popular culture for many years. Only later movies, notably comedies and thrillers from the beginning of the 21st century begun

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Are you a compulsive gambler?

For most people, the activity of gambling is an occasional recreational pursuit and does not cause a problem. It is for some, however, a debilitating compulsion affecting every area of their lives. What is compulsive gambling? Pathological gambling, commonly referred to as compulsive gambling, is a progressive behaviour disorder in which a person has a

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History of the Casino de Monte-Carlo

The Casino de Monte-Carlo is widely-known for its history, its European games and the “resort” to which it belongs, still the most important in the world in terms of prestige and for its wide variety of establishments. Casino de Monaco Timeline The world’s most prestigious casino’s projecting façade was completed in 1890. Designed by French

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Las Vegas: the Rise and Fall of the Mob

Vice and dice . . . they roll together. And from the beginning, organized crime has had its hand in Las Vegas. Called an “open town,” Las Vegas became a magnet for syndicate bosses from Kansas City, Chicago, Cleveland, New York and other eastern cities. Sniffing easy money, the underworld families saw new profit centres

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History of Las Vegas

A popular local adage states that “Nothing ever changes in Las Vegas – except the way it looks and the people who live here.” Indeed, a person could drive around the valley once a week and spot new ground-breakings for schools, shopping centres, office complexes, planned communities, health clinics, and more. Native residents – especially

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Visiting Monaco

The Principality of Monaco is one of the tiniest countries in the world. In fact, Monaco is only a few miles long. The Principality is comprised of four distinct quarters: Monte Carlo, which has become famed for its gambling and culture; La Condamine, the business quarter; Monaco-Ville, the capital and rockiest of the small region;

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Monaco’s Gambling History

During the 1700s and early 1800s gambling was a popular past time in both France and Germany. In fact, the Roulette wheel was invented during the 1700s and found instant audiences among gamblers of the day. France and Germany’s Gambling Bans Louis Blanc, the inventor of the modern European roulette wheel, was plying his gambling

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Monte Carlo Casino Gambling

Monte Carlo, located in the Principality of Monaco along the French Riviera, is hailed as one of the most luxurious and exquisite gambling destinations. The small spit of land that is Monte Carlo is home to only a few casinos, but they are world class, nonetheless. Casino de Monte Carlo Built in 1863 the Casino

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Gambling in Vegas

At virtually every Las Vegas resort the casino is the hotel’s focal point. Often times you can’t even reach the front desk without passing through the casino. Here’s a quick tour of what to look for in a casino, how to get around and how to get the most out of it. First of all,

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Who Dares Wins

In the spring of 1984, I decided to become a gambler. I opened my newspaper one day — at this stage, The Times, but soon The Sporting Life, then ultimately today’s Racing Post — and, turning by chance to the horseracing page listing the afternoon’s runners and riders, saw a photograph of a filly called

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Odds on Poker Revolution

There are two friends I always check with when I want to know what’s going on in poker, elderly sage Al Alvarez and poker columnist, and a young woman about town, Victoria Coren. Victoria first: “We’ve been saying for years that poker is the hot new thing, and now it is. There are so many

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Gambling in Macau

Hydrofoils from Hong-Kong depart for the island of Macau every day of the year, every hour of the day, every fifteen minutes. The ride across the south china sea is remarkably smooth and pleasantly scenic. But the hundreds of passengers who take this train-on-the-water aren’t interested in the craggy shoreline or lumbering fishing boats the

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