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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?

The Return Of The Classic Cellphone

The Return Of The Classic Cellphone

Nokia 3310, a name that was once synonymous cellphone. The original mobile phone so to speak. This device that might as well be credited with pushing mobile phone penetration. Although other telecommunications giants also had cheap, reliable and easy to use phones. But none of them had all those all these elements rolled in one. Nokia went on to become the largest vendor of mobile phones riding on the back on this model and many other phones designed around the model. 17 or so years down the road what has caused the return of the classic cellphone? After Nokia had nearly disappeared from the market as a mobile phone brand. And yet the brand resurfaces with one of the best-selling phones of all time.

Play Your Cards Right

JJ Woods sits down with Adrian Ballard, Owner/Director Casino 36 Wolverhampton to discuss his newly refurbished Casino

I would like to commence this interview with congratulations on the refurbishment of the Rubicon Casino and its new name Casino 36. So this would be a good opportunity to start an
insight into your career in the Casino Industry?

The History of Slot Machines


Walk into any casino and you will see lines and lines of slot machines being fed constantly by ardent gamers. Slots have also found their way into almost every pub, takeaway and taxi office in the UK, tempting us to give them a spin with their flashing lights and promises of big payouts. But where did slot machines come from, how did slots evolve, and why do they have such a strange range of symbols on them?



The Most Popular Slot Games

Who doesn’t love a good slot game? They’re one of the most popular casino-based games now found online.

They appeal to so many players due to their accessibility and range; there is quite literally a slot game out there that will appeal to everyone no matter what their taste.

Many popular brands, celebrities, movies, TV shows, cartoon characters, historical events and even superheroes all now have their own slot game for players to enjoy each with their own special features and bonuses.

Whilst some may love 3 reel games, others might enjoy a 5-reel experience. Some might feel more comfortable with a simple and familiar fruit-based slot game whilst others might be looking for a more all-singing, all-dancing game with an attractive progressive jackpot.

Here are just some of the more popular slots currently available.

Expert Tips for Your First Casino Experience

Whether playing online or visiting a traditional bricks-and-mortar venue, visiting a casino for the first time can be a daunting experience. Especially in a land-based casino, everything can seem fast-paced and confusing, with little done to explain to new players what is where, how each game is played, where to make a deposit and how to order a drink - while online, the sheer number of games and betting options available can be rather overwhelming.

While it's likely at some point during your first visit that you make a simple mistake, be it finding yourself in the wrong poker room or mistaking your chips when betting on roulette, there are some steps you can take to give yourself the best chance of enjoying your first casino experience. 

Get to know your casino

Cool Ways to Increase Retention in Games

Hook, line and sinker – the tricks of the trade!

Retention is the Name of the Game

Of all the metrics out there in the gaming world, retention ranks atop the pile. Retention can keep a game alive for decades, and it is the ideal way to generate ongoing revenue streams. In the competitive online gaming arena, various design hooks have been employed to captivate the attention of players and to maximize retention. Kicking off proceedings is maximum immersion from the get-go. All games need to be captivating and exciting from the moment the user logs in and starts playing. If the game appears to be boring, slow, or unavailable off-line, users may be turned off. You never get a second chance to make a good first impression as the old saying goes.

Keep the Player Informed About What’s Going On