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A history of online casinos: infographic

This infographic from RightCasino.com reveals how, in twenty years, online gambling has evolved into a $35 billion annual market. Read on, as we chart the history of online casinos from humble origins to its current level of sophistication, where social gambling, mobile accessibility and multi-mi...

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A history of online casinos: infographic

This infographic from RightCasino.com reveals how, in twenty years, online gambling has evolved into a $35 billion annual market. Read on, as we chart the history of online casinos from humble origins to its current level of sophistication, where social gambling, mobile accessibility and multi-million pound jackpots have become the industry standard. We've certainly come on a long way from playing neon-green virtual blackjack on terminals the size of a shed. Copy and paste the code below to embed this infographic on your website <p style="text-align:center;"><a data-cke-saved-href="http://www.rightcasino.com/news/history-of-online-casinos/"...

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10 notorious frontier gamblers from the wild wes...

RightCasino.com's rip-snortin' countdown of the 10 meanest gamblers from the history of the American old west. Yee-haw!

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10 notorious frontier gamblers from the wild west

Howdy, cow-pokes. The circle of cut-throat varmints sat around dusty poker tables is one of the most enduring images from the American Old West, but who were the meanest and most infamous? The heyday of cowboy gambling lasted from 1850 until 1910, during which time gambling halls would often be the first building constructed whenever a new camp or settlement was started. Many frontier gamblers have gone down in history for their daring exploits. These rough 'n' tough saloon sharks came from various walks of life, included both men and women, and typically erred on the wrong side of the law. Below are ten of the fiercest frontier gamblers who ever lived. 10) Alice Ivers (...

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US online gambling legislation: the past, presen...

RightCasino.com break down the US's long and complicated relationship with gambling, and in particular online gambling legislation.

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US online gambling legislation: the past, present and future

Image Credit: The Game Hunter If there is one country that could be picked out for having a love-hate relationship with gambling, it's the United States. While a large percentage of countries all across the globe are happy to allow their citizens to gamble with impunity, the United States has taken a stand – particularly with online gambling – which at times may seem illogical, or even perverse. While the Federal Government is happy to allow Americans to buy as many lottery tickets as they want, it's not so accepting of its citizens who wish to gamble their earnings at an online poker table. This article will provide a chronological break down of the US's long ...

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UK's first 'celeb' gambling winner, Viv Nicholso...

The UK's first 'celebrity' big gambling winner, Viv Nicholson - who won £152,000 (worth £2.3 million in today's money) in 1961, has passed away.

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UK's first 'celeb' gambling winner, Viv Nicholson, passes aw...

The UK's first 'celebrity' big gambling winner, Viv Nicholson, has passed away. Viv won £152,000 (worth £2.3 million in today's money) with her husband Keith in 1961, and when interviewed following her win stated she intended to “spend, spend, spend” the cash. Her sudden 'celeb' status and instant fortune seemed to come with a significant amount of bad luck, though. Just 25 when her win on the football pools was announced, Viv and her coal-miner husband Keith were at the time living in a rented council house in Castleford, West Yorkshire. They immediately went on a shopping spree at Harrods once they'd received their humongous cheque,...

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What the good books say about gambling

It's Holy Week and while we know that God does not play dice, what's his take on bingo, scratch cards and blackjack?

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What the good books say about gambling

You'd be forgiven for assuming that most of the world's religions don't look too favourably on gambling. Not just because forgiveness is often a pretty important part of the whole religion thing, but more particularly because they really don't. Judaism Fortunately, in Judaism, the Tanakh or Mikra has little, if anything, in it about gambling. Casting of lots is forbidden, but this refers to divination or decision-making, not gambling. A good start? Well, Proverbs 13:11 & 23:5, and Ecclesiastes 5:10 do encourage people to avoid attempts to “get rich quick”, which presumably includes gambling. And the Talmud (later rabbinic teachings...

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