Editorial – A Big Family
Feb05

Editorial – A Big Family

by INSIDER The year that just started could be a benchmark for our gaming industry. When I say this I rely on the analysis of the last few years. I feel that this year can be a very good one for us, with all the political and economic “madness” around us. Our market has reached a maturity level large enough to sediment what it has built in recent years. All it has to do is keep going on its own way and be consistent with...

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Oran Gragson, the mayor who gave life to Vegas
Jan17

Oran Gragson, the mayor who gave life to Vegas

-Oana Mihalache Even if many of the personalities that are associated with Vegas come from the arts or gambling area, the merits for an impressionistic number of reforms that changes this city are owed to people from politics. Such an example is Oran Gragson, the longest serving mayor of Vegas, a man who fought against corruption, initiated a wave of social reforms and started a project of systematization that drastically changes the...

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Maxwell and Laura Belle Kelch, the inventors of the „Sin City” brand for Las Vegas.  The inspiration that propelled the city among the top gambling destinations
Dec05

Maxwell and Laura Belle Kelch, the inventors of the „Sin City” brand for Las Vegas. The inspiration that propelled the city among the top gambling destinations

–   Oana Mihalache They’re very few those who remember or read about the personalities and professionals from various fields, who helped promote the image of Vegas in the world and came with innovations that now pertain to what we can name ”the no. 1 destination of global gambling”. Two of these names are Maxwell and Laura Bell Kelch, who not only set up a radio channel at a moment when Vegas had none, but they also promoted...

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Sports betting: The difference between a hobby and a career
Nov30

Sports betting: The difference between a hobby and a career

by Valentin Macovei Maybe I would become a professional punter tomorrow if value betting was as fun as live betting while watching the match with your friends! Players are actually looking for fun, for an adrenaline rush, a retreat, or an unforgettable experience when betting and are not necessarily after making profits. If we eliminate that stimulus from the sports betting equation, we instantly interrupt the punter’s interest...

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Hank Greenspun, the power of the Sun
Nov09

Hank Greenspun, the power of the Sun

Herman Milton “Hank” Greenspun was one of the most influential people in Las Vegas after the Second World War. His life was a constant adventure… He was the owner of the Las Vegas Sun newspaper, he was involved in weapon transactions and in the Watergate scandal, he was an important real estate investor in the Las Vegas Valley, he was an important figure that influenced the development of Las Vegas.   Early...

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