The rise of social casino games

The rise of social casino games

Oct 21, 2015

In this article we take a look at social casino games. Perhaps surprisingly, social casino games are a rapidly growing segment within the gaming and entertainment sector. Initially only an online gaming option, we are now starting to see some cross-over into mainstream casinos who are looking to social casino games to help build their entertainment offerings to...

Why don’t Millennials like to gamble?

Why don’t Millennials like to gamble?

Oct 8, 2015

In marketing circles, you often hear a lot of talk about Millennials. Sometimes referred to as Generation Y, broadly speaking this is the population segment who have birth years ranging from the 1980s to the early 2000s. Research indicates that the size of the Millennial population in the United States is around seventy six million people, but there is also...

What effect do casino robberies actually have?

What effect do casino robberies actually have?

Sep 30, 2015

When you watch some of the glamorous casino heist movies – Ocean’s 11 is the obvious one – it all looks kind of good fun. The big greedy casinos get their comeuppance and the underdog criminals walk away with the loot. Obviously things are a lot more complicated in real life, and it’s been interesting to observe the fall-out and after affects of a recent...

Which are the world’s most popular casinos?

Which are the world’s most popular casinos?

Sep 1, 2015

There’s lots of ways to compare and contrast the hundreds or thousands of casinos operating around the world. In this article we’re looking at the most popular, but it isn’t really an exact science – we need to look at not only which casinos hosts the most players each year, but also the volume and value of the bets that players are making. It’s...

There’s more to casinos than gambling

There’s more to casinos than gambling

Aug 14, 2015

Casinos are generally thought of as being primarily about gambling, but if you look at all of the major casinos around the world there is a strong emphasis on being entertainment destinations – restaurants and theatres (together with hotels) are all important components of what goes to make casinos so hugely popular. The city of Las Vegas has always set the...

Have you heard the one about…

Have you heard the one about…

Aug 4, 2015

Casinos are naturally places of great drama and excitement – tensions are just as high as the stakes. Anything could happen, and quite often it does. In this article we round up a few of our favourite odd things that we’ve learnt about in casinos. Poker players are eccentric Poker used to be a very serious game – a game in which your only weapon was your...

Why are there so many different versions of poker?

Why are there so many different versions of poker?

Jul 13, 2015

Over the years, poker has grown to be one of the world’s most popular card games, seeping into our cultural consciousness in movies, books, and television. It is a game that is not only played in casinos around the world, but also in private homes. It is also a game that is hugely popular online with enormous international tournaments now held frequently. It...

Gambling in Macau

Gambling in Macau

Jun 17, 2015

One of the world’s biggest hotspots for gambling and casino games is the small island of Macau. Gambling in Macau has been legal since the 1850s when the Portuguese government (who ruled Macau as a colony) made the decision to legalise the activity helping to transform Macau into the Monte Carlo of Asia. Today, tourism related to gambling is Macau’s biggest...

Time to open a casino?

Time to open a casino?

Jun 3, 2015

There is a lot of glitz and glamour associated with the operations of a casino – there’s also a lot of money. In this article we take a look at some of the people who actually own the casinos where we play the slots, the table games, hoping to win our fortunes or at least not lose too big. Sheldon Adelson The chairman and CEO of the Las Vegas Sands casino is...