Push for online casino legalization is on in New York.

New York Continues To Hope For Online Casino Deal

The state of New York continues to work towards the legalization of online casinos, though nothing has been signed as of yet. Legalized sports betting has been a big hit in the state of New York, as New York accounts for roughly 14% of the total US market share in online sports betting. Gamb...

The legalization of online gambling in the United States is moving at a glacial pace.

Which US States Have Legal Online Casinos?

While many US states have legalized online sports betting, only six states (so far) have legalized online casinos. The reason? Sports betting is a much bigger (and much more lucrative) industry than online casinos, which is why there hasn't been as much of a push into the online casino space. ...

Aggressive marketing move in the F1 arena.

Stake F1 Team Coming to Formula One

Earlier this week, Stake.com and Sauber announced that they will be racing in Formula 1 as the "Stake F1 Team" in 2024 and 2025. Audi recently acquired a minority stake in Sauber, and Audi and Sauber have an agreement that will see the two companies tying up in F1 from 2026 onwards. Until th...

The top movies about casinos of all time.  What is your favourite?

Five of the Most Famous Casino Movies of all Time

When you think of famous movies involving casinos, you probably think about the likes of Brad Pitt, Robert De Niro and Daniel Craig. This is certainly not a definitive list by any means, but here are five famous movies that used casinos as key plot points: 1. Casino Royale. This James Bon...

Sean Connery in his most famous role of the 007 British Service agent James Bond.  Magazine cover.

The Story of Sean Connery's "Remarkable" Roulette Win

The story is legendary. Sean Connery sits down at Casino de la Vallee in Italy in the early 1960s and goes on an epic winning spree while playing roulette. The story goes that Connery, after losing two straight bets at the roulette table, decides to put it all on 17. Connery wins, and pu...

Is advantage play such as counting cards legal?  The King explains.

Can You Get Arrested For Counting Cards?

A common question that we often hear: Will counting cards get me arrested? The answer is no. - Counting cards isn't ILLEGAL - after all, you are not cheating the game by counting cards in your head. Having said that, casinos are completely within their rights to ban you from their p...

The casino black book or as it is called, the excluded list.  What is it?

Do Casinos Have a "Black Book"?

Do casinos maintain a "black book" that they use to block people? Is there a "black list"? The answer - absolutely. - To start, gaming commissions and control boards maintain lists of people that aren't allowed into any casinos in their states. In Nevada, this is called the Excluded...

The story of the notorious gambler Akio Kashiwagi and his dealings with the Trump Plaza casino.

The Story of Donald Trump and Akio "The Warrior" Kashiwagi

On January 3rd, 1992, noted casino whale Akio Kashiwagi, aka the "Warrior", was murdered in the kitchen of his Fuji home. Kashiwagi, who inspired one of the characters in Martin Scorsese's "Casino" movie, was reportedly stabbed up to 150 times with a katana sword. The case is still unsolved ...

When it comes to casinos and especially slots, wins are not always wins.

Beware The Slot Machine Malfunction

Imagine this scenario playing out. You head to your local casino for a night of gambling and fun, and sit down at your favorite progressive slot machine. After a bit of play, your life changes - you hit a massive jackpot. You have won a massive jackpot - tens of millions of dollars. ...

It is easy to lose track of time at a land casino.  There are no clocks in sight.

Why Are There No Clocks Inside of Casinos?

Why are there no clocks inside of casinos? The next time you step foot inside of a casino, look around. Do you see any clocks? The answer to that question will almost certainly be "no". The truth is - casinos do this intentionally. They don't want you to know what time it is. I...

How Las Vegas was wrested away from the mob in the 1960s.

How Was The Mob Driven Out of Las Vegas Casinos?

It's not secret that the mob used to control various Las Vegas casinos, including some of the most popular older casinos on the Strip. Take a movie like "Casino", which was largely fact-based - the mob would control a casino from a safe distance, "skimming" money from the casino for their own po...

Casinos are known to treat their big customers (whales) really well.  In photo:  Private jet in the sky.

What Kind of Comps Do "Whales" in Las Vegas Receive?

Do casinos spend big money to try to lure "whales" (gamblers with lots of money) to their games? Absolutely. This is a well-known fact - one that casinos don't try to dispute. "Whales" have been known to drop millions and millions of dollars in a single weekend in a place like Las Vegas o...