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The Social Side of Online Gambling

There’s a myth about online gambling that says all those that do it are loners. They sit at home, curtains closed, playing slots because they’ve got nobody to talk to. It shouldn’t need saying, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, there’s a social side to online gambling that never really gets talked about. Just like real gambling, there’s more to it than just playing a game. Where does this myth come from? ...

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How Casinos Are Evolving

Casinos have been around for a long time, but they’re changing every year. While the heart and soul stays the same, everything else seems to be different. Forty years ago, the idea of playing real money casino games at home was a pipe dream. Over the years that followed, there were occasional games that recreated blackjack or poker, but it was only with the rise of the internet that things began to really change. Now anybody can play anything they…

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Resident Evil Village Review

You’ve seen the werewolves. You’ve seen the ridiculously sexed-up memes about giant vampire ladies. Other than giving the internet a new fetish, Resident Evil Village is a worthy new entry in the long-running series – and a great indicator of just what these new consoles are capable of. The latest Resident Evil seems to have been more meme than game for most of its known existence. Don’t let that put you off. For all the cookyness we ...

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Why Are Men The Biggest Esports Players?

Esports are filled with male players. The biggest and brightest names are almost exclusively men, and while that’s not necessarily a bad thing, it’s unusual all the same. What is it about the now billion-dollar industry that is making it such a boy’s club? And will this become a self-fulfilling prophecy? Seen as a mostly male pursuit, women stay away? The Conversation says that fewer than 10 per cent of esports players at the college level ...

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Money Management: A Vital Skill in Gambling

Managing your money is probably the only important skill in most gambling. When everything is based on luck, you have to control what you can. Sometimes that’s just as simple as knowing when to walk away. And yet this is a point that often gets overlooked when talking about starting gambling as a hobby. Often there’s hints and tips about choosing the right game or device, or doing a bit of research before you begin. But all too often the…

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The Bingo Resurgence Means Trouble for Mobile

Over the last few years, Bingo has seen a massive resurgence, partly thanks to the ability to play it online via phone apps. From experts predicting it was all but dead in the 90s and early 2000s to more than a billion dollars of revenue in 2019/20, Bingo is well and truly back with a bang. That’s good news for fans of the game, but potentially bad news for developers of mobile titles. When the whales start putting their cash…

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Epic Vs Apple is Revealing The Gaming Industry’s Dark Side

Art is rarely art for art’s sake, especially in any popular industry. Men in suits will always be sat behind the scenes, deciding what art is the “right art” – and for right art read “profitable and inoffensive”. Make a splash, but make sure it’s the right splash. Fresh, but not too fresh. In other words, business as usual. But the Epic Vs Apple trial has given us an unusually intimate look behind the scenes at how ...

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Casino Myths and the Truth Behind Them

Everybody knows something about the online casino experience, but the truth is often a little more complicated. The biggest casino myths are easily put straight, and today we’re sharing some of those revelations. Big pay outs, ‘rigged’ games and more… they might be good stories, but are there any truth to them? The answer, usually, is no. Casino Games are Rigged Take away the dealer and suddenly people stop trusting the system. ...

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Getting Started in Esports and Streaming

Like so much in life, the key to getting started in eSports and streaming is to turn up and do it. The biggest difference between the people at the top and those not even being ranked is that those at the top did it, learned the ropes, improved their presentation and kept getting better. But don’t let that put you off trying to get a foot in the door. Getting started is the first step. Esports According to esportz4u, the…

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How a State Lottery is Creating Tomorrow’s Video Game Developers

You’ve gotta be in it to win it. That was the slogan for the UK’s national lottery, but it’s not exactly true. One state lottery in the US – Michigan – is proving that. More than $1 billion was given out to schools in 2019 thanks to the Michigan Lottery, money that the school system desperately needs. And when more is invested in our schools, the students are given a better shot at what they’d like to do. The video…

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