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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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The Ritz London – Restoring 100 Years Of Glory

Around the world, grand hotels periodically close down for major bouts of refurbishment. Not so, the Ritz. Discreetly, with many guests left unaware, a massive programme of improvement and painstaking restoration has been carried out. True, guests may have found an occasional note from the manager warning that from two until four in the morning,

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