A former photographer, Jonathan has written extensively about the gambling industry over the last few years. Though perfectly happy chatting at a gaming trade show or lounging in the casino, his favorite place is on a motorcycle with his trusty hound, Yolo. (OK..he's a tiny Maltese)
We guess that many readers remember going online to visit their favourite casino using their trusty PC. How quaint it must seem now! Today a huge amount of online casino games playing, as well as sportsbook wagering, takes place on our portable phones. It's much more convenient, being fast to use, as well as being available everywhere there's internet access. To help make the whole process an even better experience, you can use gambling apps. These can come from the website or the phone store.
Richard Marcus is considered to e one of the greatest casino cheats in history. What's more interesting is that no one had any idea how he was able to cheat the casinos over so many years without being caught. Only after he was finally caught, tried and imprisoned, did he reveal all. He wrote a book in which he laid out all his previous exploits along with the techniques used. It turns out they were nothing special, mainly being sleight of hand tricks and using other players as a distraction.
In spite of some big booms and smaller busts, Bitcoin just keeps marching upwards. Today the price is hovering at around $39,000 per coin. Its core strength to be able to survive all sorts of serious flack and FOMO have meant that big businesses are beginning to take notice. Always on the prowl for new customers, it didn't take online casinos very long to get with the program and start offering deposits and withdrawals in BTC. Today, all reputable casinos will offer cryptocurrency options.
Fifty years ago it was considered that the casino domain was dominated by men. Women were only there as decorative objects. Fast forward to today, and in truth, not much has really changed in gender attitudes in land-based casinos. But a huge revolution has taken place for women gamblers thanks to online casinos and the ubiquitous mobile phone. Woman gamblers now make up a considerable proportion of any online casino's customer base. They also tend to spend more than their male counterparts.
Due to some ridiculous law passed in California in 2004, all games of chance are banned. This included the casino table game of roulette. As the ivory ball falls into a numbered pocket purely by chance, the game became illegal. So some bright spark decided to turn the traditional game into a card game. Of course, there's no wheel. Just a board with betting numbers. As there's no wheel, it's not an easy game to find online. There are a couple of land-based casinos in California where it's played.