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Flying on a 747 from a Basement Runway

Corsair 747 landing over beach

747 Flight Simulator One flying enthusiast has discovered a way to indulge in his fantasy life without ever leaving his home. Marco Governali of Calgary built a 747 flight simulator, in his basement, that allows him to replicate the a pilot’s moves and decisions. Through the simulator Governali flies in real time and contends with the kind of issues that a real pilot may face. Marco Governali lives in Calgary and has been an airplane aficionado since childhood. His enthusiasm is simple “I love airplanes.” Governali says that airplanes have alwaysRead More


Slot Machines Push Casino Revenues Up

Vegas Slots Machines

National Harbor’s  Slot Machines Maryland’s newest casino, located at National Harbor in Fort Washington Maryland, is proving to be the new casino-resort of choice for many residents and visitors to the DC area. The casino, which opened last month, has already pushed casino revenues in Maryland to new heights, primarily thanks to the wide range of slot machines that they recently added. Slots Machines at National Harbor In 2012 Maryland voters approved a plan to expand the state’s gambling program.  Construction of the National Harbor got underway shortly thereafter. NationalRead More


U.S. Gambling Laws Expected to Change in 2017

Gambling in the United States has always been complicated since different laws and restrictions govern different locales. There are specific laws that cover casino activities that take place under the auspices of Native American communities and other laws that relate to state lotteries and privately-operated casinos. The United States Congress limited online gambling through the Federal Wire Act and the Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act. The Federal Wire Act was passed in 1961 and states that Americans may not pass information for sports betting across telecommunications lines while the UIGEA,Read More


The Hope Of Winning Is The Real Jackpot

Slots at a casino

The thrill of “hoping to win” may actually be more fulfilling than actually winning. Why do people play casino games? According to recent research, the thrill of “hoping to win” may actually be more fulfilling than actually winning. This is true regardless of the players’ culture, age or previous gaming experience. People love to hope. Playing casino games or lottery games is one of the best ways that they can express that yearning. Pleasure Receptors Nevzat Tarhan, a Turkish medical scientist, psychiatrist and neuropsychology expert says that unexpected gifts triggerRead More


Casinos in Japan — Moving Ahead

Preparing for Casino Gambling in Japan By 2023, if all goes as expected, there will be Japanese legalized casinos with all of the casino amenities that gamblers have come to expect from luxury casino venues located around the world. The Japanese government has never had a comfortable relationship with gambling and until this month most forms of gambling were considered illegal in Japan. All that changed when the Diet, the Japanese Parliament, voted to allow casinos to operate legally in the country. The decision was based on economics more than anything else. EveryRead More


The Gambling Industry and President-Elect Trump in the Trump Gamble

Casinos in America

The Future of Gambling in America Many issues were raised during the 2016 presidential election campaign but the subject of gaming reforms was barely mentioned. That doesn’t mean that the question about whether gambling can expand in America is a dead subject. To the contrary, as the industry grows worldwide, American politicians and public issues experts are carefully considering how, if and when to expand gaming in the USA. The Present At present the laws regarding gambling vary widely within the United States. Each state is responsible for creating itsRead More


VIP Gaming

What does it Mean to Play at the Casino as a VIP Player? Casinos put a lot of effort into offering a convenient and friendly gaming experience for all players. In particular, casinos want to encourage big stakes players to patronize their casino venue. Studies have shown that a casino’s profit margin rises when big rollers play. In fact, casinos achieve bigger profits by hosting a smaller number of VIP players than they do when they accommodate large numbers of low- or moderate-stakes casual gamers. For this reason the casinosRead More


Lottery Casino Games

Lottery Games Lottery type games have entertained humans since pre-historic times. Anthropologists and archaeologists have found ample evidence of lottery-type gambling activities that date back thousands of years in almost every area of the world. Through the years many of these lotteries evolved to encompass government-run lotteries that fund public works projects and private charity lotteries where the proceeds to to help local aid organizations. Today people continue to buy their lottery tickets at kiosks and other lottery outlets but most lotteries are played online, either at government-sponsored lottery sitesRead More


Leading Gaming Software Developers

Casino Choices Making a decision about your casino involves considering many different elements. You should review the features offered by each casino as you decide where you want to play. Some elements of a casino to evaluate involve the game options, possibility of Live Dealer gaming, available casino platforms, tournament options and the casino bonuses. Obviously you’re going to want to enjoy the most convenient, rewarding and satisfying gaming event possible.  For most players, the choice rests on the games that are being offered. Casino experts suggest that you pick a casino wherRead More


New Gambling Laws in Japan — Casinos Come to Japan

Casinos in Japan Over the last few decades many Pacific Rim nations including Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Macau, have built up thriving gaming industries thanks to Japanese visitors. Japanese gamers turned to casino-tourism because casinos were illegal in Japan. Since 2001 the Japanese government  consistently turned away all efforts to legalize casinos as political leaders argued about the benefits and costs of opening the doors to the establishment of casinos in Japan. This month the Japanese Diet voted to change the laws relating to gambling in Japan. TheRead More