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The Croupier As Entertainer

“THE gambler to be found regularly propping up the roulette table at 4am probably couldn’t care less about the quality of the croupier’s conversation.”

So says the Guardian. And it is wrong. At 4am, the lone punter may be hanging … READ ON

Posted: 8th, January 2008 | In: Sports | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Casino UK Could Learn From Canada

THE vexed question of casino sites takes the Casino Anorak to Canada.

Residents of Brandon, a western Manitoba city, are expected to vote in March to decide whether they want a casino.

This sounds entirely democratic. Why not … READ ON

Posted: 8th, January 2008 | In: Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Dancing On Ice: Who’s Who

THE new “stars” of TV show Dancing On Ice were unveiled today. So says the Manchester Evening News.

The register. Answer “Who?”, “Er?” and “Didn’t she used to be…”

Gareth Gates, Sarah Greene, Suzanne Shaw, Greg Rusedski, Samantha Mumba, Linda … READ ON

Posted: 7th, January 2008 | In: Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Germany’s ‘Unconstitutional’ Ban On Online Gaming

CARSTEIN Frein, of German giant Tipp24, suggests Germany’s ban on online gambling is unconstitutional under German and European Union law.

Says he: “We consider the state treaty on gambling as clearly illegal and will take legal action if necessary. Reports … READ ON

Posted: 7th, January 2008 | In: Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


C’est Un Cigar

TO a Portuguese casino on the outskirts of Lisbon, where Antonio Nunes, president of the country’s food standards agency, is smoking a cigar.

It is New Year’s Eve. The clock strikes 12, and the new law comes into force banning … READ ON

Posted: 4th, January 2008 | In: Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Casinos Healthier Places Than Hospitals

TO the Daily News and news therein that: “If you have a heart attack, you’ve got a better chance of receiving quick lifesaving treatment in a casino than in a hospital, a new study says.”

“Nearly a third of hospital … READ ON

Posted: 3rd, January 2008 | In: Sports | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Casino That Turned into A Cigar Bar

FROM the land that invited us to debate the meaning to “sexual relations”, comes a definition of smoking.

In Colorado’s mountain casinos smoking is banned. In Colorado’s mountain casinos, the players are smoking cigars.

Gamblers were still able to light … READ ON

Posted: 3rd, January 2008 | In: Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Top Ten Poker Casinos

THE Top-10 casinos by poker tables.

No, not by the quality of the table – admire the wood; marvel at the green baize; smell the stains – but by the number of tables in any casino.

1. The Commerce Casino, … READ ON

Posted: 2nd, January 2008 | In: Sports | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Star Trek Fan’s Poker Face

STAR Trek fans. Na-noo. Na-noo.

The Poker Anorak brings news from the world of fantasy, sci-fi and meals for one. A Star Trek fan who paid who paid $6000 for a poker-player’s visor worn by the android Data on the … READ ON

Posted: 31st, December 2007 | In: Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


New Year’s Eve In Vegas With Paris Hilton

THE Palazzo, Las Vegas, is open.

What is The Palazzo? Why, it’s the newest mega-resort casino on the Las Vegas Strip..

And it’s open in time for a New Year’s Eve celebration.

On Freemont Street, The Doobie Brothers and The … READ ON

Posted: 31st, December 2007 | In: Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Bed And Bored At the Niagara Casino

sink.jpgAN advert for a holiday to Niagara. For those of you not cold enough, wet enough or bored enough, this is the trip of your dreams.

But this IS Niagara, you say. It rhymes with Viagra. It puts vim and … READ ON

Posted: 21st, December 2007 | In: Sports | Comments (3) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Censoring Casino And Poker Adverts Does Not Work

simpsons-poker.jpgWHAT would happen if a minor were exposed to an advert for online poker?

Very possibly, the child would ignore it, more interested in the surrounding adverts for sugar, toys and debt consolidation services.

But if the child is a … READ ON

Posted: 20th, December 2007 | In: Sports | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Drew Carey On Poker In The US

POKER has a celebrity face. Says American actor and game show host Drew Carey: “Maybe Dallas wouldn’t be ranked as the 34th most dangerous city in America if Dallas police weren’t devoting precious resources to raiding friendly poker games played … READ ON

Posted: 4th, December 2007 | In: Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Casino Tycoon Stanley Ho Buys A Dog Truffle

truf-pig.jpg EVERY year Anorak keeps a close eye out for the giant truffle story.

Often it is filed under “Pig Story”. There are many tabloid pig stories, notably: British Pork Scratching Week; celebrity A adopts Vietnamese pot-bellied pig; Jamie Oliver; A … READ ON

Posted: 2nd, December 2007 | In: Sports | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


UK Casino Wins Carbuncle Award

glasgow-town-casino.jpgANOTHER day and to another starry awards do – this one for Prospect architecture magazine’s Carbuncle awards.

And know that Coatbridge town centre, North Lanarkshire, is Scotland’s most awful place according to the Carbuncle awards.

And the worst building is … READ ON

Posted: 26th, November 2007 | In: Sports | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Blackpool Loses Casino Bid And Sinks

donkey.jpgTHE Blackpool Citizen has news of a “town hall slanging match”. Council activities are often dull affairs. But Blackpool is out of season and the locals are making their own entertainment.

The argument is over the future of conference facilities … READ ON

Posted: 22nd, November 2007 | In: Sports | Comments (4) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Anika Wins Casino Pole Dance Invitational

OVER at the Mirage Hotel and Casino, the dress close is strict: bikinis only.

Inside the casino’s JET nightclub 25 bikini-clad contestants are taking part on the Pole-A-Palooza championships. To the best pole dancer, the spoils. To the worst, a … READ ON

Posted: 22nd, November 2007 | In: Sports | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


A Casino To Surive Global Warming

FOR those of you who harbour dreams of owning a river boat, news from Canada.

Gateway Casinos is about to move its New Westminster casino from the Royal City Star riverboat to a land venue.

So the boat is redundant. … READ ON

Posted: 21st, November 2007 | In: Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


England To Be Undone By Slaven Bilic’s Poker Face

IF poker has any part of play in England’s game against Croatia, Steve McLaren’s team are doomed.

Blessed with all the guile of Phil Collins in a thong, England could be undone by Slavin Billic.

The former West Ham defender … READ ON

Posted: 21st, November 2007 | In: Sports | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


War On Terror Bingo: Eyes Down…

airport-security.jpgTWO fat ladies… Excess Baggage!

News reaches the Casino Anorak that flyers aboard British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines and Virgin Airlines jets will soon be playing bingo.

Last year, passengers aboard Delta Airlines were invited to play Texas Hold … READ ON

Posted: 19th, November 2007 | In: Sports | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


New Frontier Casino for Cold Women And Dirty Beer

frontier.jpgTHE Casino And Bonus Obliteration Operation Module (CABOOM!) claims another victim.

After the death of The Stardust hotel-casino, the New Frontier casino on the north end of the Vegas Strip is now so much dust and bits of cement and … READ ON

Posted: 13th, November 2007 | In: Sports | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


America’s ‘Bald Protectionism’ And Hypocrisy Over Online Casino

OVER there, in America, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is looking at online poker. He has considered the game from all angles and thinks it would be best if anyone caught playing online were jailed for two-years and fined $25,000 fine.… READ ON

Posted: 13th, November 2007 | In: Sports | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Casino News: One-Legged Bandit Strikes Rachel Hunter

DESPITE giving her all in a tight bodice and heels, Penny Lancaster has been dismissed from the Strictly Come Dancing pro-celebrity dance troop amid controversial scenes, of a force not witnessed since last week.

With a high kick that renders … READ ON

Posted: 12th, November 2007 | In: Sports | Comments (3) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Casino: How To Wynn In Macau

ALWAYS good when doing business in foreign lands to know the cultural nuances. Better yet to know them and adhere to them.

So here’s billionaire casino developer Steve Wynn speaking at the Charles Schwab IMPACT 2007 conference. Wynn is the … READ ON

Posted: 1st, November 2007 | In: Sports | Comments (7) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Strip Casino

THE Daily’s Star’s Page 3 Girl Malene brings news. She has made her TV debut.

Lights down and send granny from the room as Malene appears on Red Hot Roulette. Malene is our ‘Lass Vegas’, two parts of show fronted … READ ON

Posted: 30th, October 2007 | In: Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0