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Seth Schorr, Chairman Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino, chats to Glyn Thomas

For those of our readers that may not be familiar with Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino, please can we commence this interview with a history?

Introducing the New Boy to the Bookmaker Review Market

The last two years have seen incredible levels of growth in the online gambling industry, with the total yield in 2015 estimated at £13.6 billion. This represented growth of nearly £2.5 billion from 2014, while last year saw virtual gambling claim a record-breaking 33% share of the overall market in the UK.

Sports betting is a key driver of this, with the nation's leading high street bookmakers building their virtual presence and looking to compete aggressively with independent brands.

The growth of this sector has also created an opportunity for new comparison and review brands such as Bookmaker Advisor, which offers a crucial service to customers in a crowded marketplace.

In this post, we will look at this brand and the core value that it offers to customers:

Who is Bookmaker Advisor?

Mr Smith Casino Launch Into Live Dealer Gaming

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It’s clear that online casinos have been going through a massive growth phase in recent years, with new and established operators alike vying to keep a competitive advantage over their rivals. According to industry watchdog Rubin Brown, the value of the U.S. online gaming market surpassed a whopping $73 billion at the end of 2017, which proves that iGaming is one of the most lucrative areas of gaming out there.
 
Continued investment over the past decade has ultimately led to a new wave of online casino brands who have been going from strength to strength in recent years. One online operator that has caught our eye of late is Mr Smith Casino, a British-based online casino that boasts a wide range of games and services. Let’s take a closer at what they have to offer.
 
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Re-Defining The Casino Experience

Peter White chats to Laurent Lassiaz, Managing Director, Groupe JOA

Groupe JOA has just announced the commencement of the installation of the biggest slot machine in the world. Can you explain to readers the details of this exclusive deal with Aristocrat?

It’s partly attributable to the strategy we set something like ten years ago, when we began an ambition of changing peoples’ minds on casinos – to try and stand out as being different.

Wagering your way to winnings: How online gambling helps you get there

We’ve all been there; you wager and hope that luck is on your side but unfortunately, you lose. It’s frustrating when you keep losing and eventually most gamblers just give up. A lot of once avid gamblers out there have accepted that there is no way to beat the house. However, this isn’t really the case. Forget about that lucky guy who won millions on a gambling spree. There are ways to better yourself and actually make money from it.

There’s no better place to hone your skills than playing online. Online gambling has become far much popular than gambling on casino floors because it has so much more to offer. There are plenty of incentives there to encourage you to wager; it’s hard to look away. This is the perfect training ground for a gambler who intends on becoming successful in the real casinos. Here are a few ways to improve your skills through online gambling;

VR Gambling Is the Smart Way to Gamble Online

During the last 20 years, online gambling has come a long way and is gaining a serious motion nowadays. With better technology, across various online casinos, virtual reality is being extensively developed in order to attract wider audiences.

Software Suppliers Developing VR Slots

As the virtual reality has already entered the world of online gambling, many software suppliers are going down the same road. Famous software suppliers such as NetEnt and Microgaming, have recognised the importance of exploring VR too, which is why they have already developed virtual reality slots. In particular, there are certain 'online slots that can be played in VR including the most popular ones such as the Gonzo’s Quest slot, Starburst slot, and Scarface slot.

Push brings sharp technology focus to Juegos Miami

Push Technology is one of a growing number of commercial organisations that will be at Juegos Miami in order to establish a foothold in Latin America. CEO, Sean Bowen, explains the Push philosophy, the power of technology and how working alongside successful gaming companies such as 888 Holdings differs from working with IBM.
 
Push works with gaming companies such as 888Holdings and technology companies like IBM - how does working with these companies differ and what are the nuances of working in the gaming sector?

Play Your Cards Right

National Casino Forum CEO Tracy Damestani & UK Dealer Championship Winner Jamie Cummins talk to JJ Woods

The Playboy Club Mayfair was the venue for this year’s UK Dealer Championships, hosted by the National Casino Forum. The winner, Jamie Cummins of the Ritz Club and first runner up Stuart McCallum, Les Ambassadeurs will be entered into the European Dealer Championships 2017 that takes place at the Hippodrome Casino, Leicester Square on the 9th & 10th May. All 32 participants from 20 countries will gather on the 8th May for a welcome drink where the lottery draw for the first-round groups will take place. The prize giving ceremony and celebration party on 10th May is also taking place at the famous casino. I commence my interview with Tracy Damestani, the CEO of the National Casino Forum, and that is followed by the Winner Jamie Cummins.

1xBit Pushes for Exceptional Sportsbook and Casino through Bitcoin

1xBit advances in the iGaming market through its use of Bitcoin and quality gaming solutions. 1xBit, which is an online sportsbook and casino, features a rich library of casino games and sports options. This gambling site caters to players across the globe and provides non-stop gambling entertainment with its products and services.

Powered by a variety of software developers, 1xBit emerges as a solid platform for Bitcoin gambling. 1xBit showcases games from leading game content providers like Endorphina, Betsoft Gaming, and Pragmatic Play. Also on board are the games from Play’n GO, Booming Games, and Playson. Other developers like EGT and Concept Gaming complete the list of games in the library.

Visitor Attractions

Martin Calvert of gaming-focused marketing agencyBlueclaw shares his insight into the most effective ways for land-based casino operators to win in SEO

and-based casino operators know that customers see them as many things – an entertainment venue, a social hub, a corporate hospitality an exciting experience and more.
Attracting visitors through the doors can be a challenge – but there are significant opportunities to casinos that can encourage their existing clientele to return more frequently, as well as attract wholly
new audiences and players. In this short article, we’re going to talk about the role that local SEO can play in making your casino business visible and attractive.
 
What is local SEO?