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.
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.
Lightning Roulette is an online casino game from Evolution Gaming. It combines the gameplay of traditional European roulette, with some online gaming, including payout multipliers which can see your wins multiplied by huge amounts. The gameplay is fast, as there's no dealer to spin the wheel. You place your wagers as you would if you were playing the traditional version of the game. But then you have to choose a lucky number. Winning this, as well as at the wheel, gives you win multipliers.
Though New Zealand is presently more famous for Middle Earth and the "One ring to rule them all", there are other cultural aspects to the country. And, of course, gambling is one of them. Kiwi's love to gamble and a much larger percentage of them take part in gambling activities than us Europeans. By far and away, their favourite gambling vice is playing the New Zealand Lottery. Though gaining ground every year in the number of players, are the online slots, known in the Antipodes as "pokies."